Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit

Poster: Ron Mader, Summit The Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit returns to Las Vegas November 13 and 14. Suncoast Hotel and Casino will be the host for this year’s Summit and is offering discounted pricing. The Summit brings together enthusiasts and advocates of biking and walking with transportation professionals from across Nevada to share resources …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. Breaking: (Feb 22). Today the Clark County commission voted 5-2 to recognize Gypsum Resources’ 2011 concept plan for 5,000-home development at the edge of the park. …

Just Add Water Street #JAWSNV

Henderson, Nevada – This is clever — a community event on the last Friday of the month (a week before First Friday in downtown Las Vegas) — tiled JAWS, short for Just Add Water Street, aka the locale in downtown Henderson. Hashtag: #JAWSNV “Dropping” August 25! The festival runs from 7pm-10pm with a special VIP event …

History of the Old Spanish Trail

Photo: Jimmy Emerson, Old Spanish Trail Marker Las Vegas – The Clark County Wetlands Park hosts a lecture about the history of the Old Spanish Trail Thursday, August 17, from 6-8pm. Presenter Liz Warren is a historian and one of the founders of the Old Spanish Trail Association. The two-hour lecture is free to attend and …

#NavajoCodeTalkersDay

August 14 is Navajo Code Talkers Day Hashtag: #NavajoCodeTalkersDay Embedded Tweets This #NavajoCodeTalkersDay, listen to Pfc. Joe Hosteen Kellwood sing the Marines’ Hymn in Navajo. pic.twitter.com/3os91i6mhi — U.S. Marines (@USMC) August 14, 2017 #NavajoCodeTalkersDay ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/gWSnxYDEnF — Tsi’naajinii (@badoniec12) August 14, 2017 #NavajoCodeTalkersDay A few photos of my grandfather, John V. Goodluck. pic.twitter.com/Z53PmDfDz6 — LT Goodluck …

America’s Monuments: Worth the Fight

A new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council highlights the tremendous economic and environmental benefits of some two dozen American parklands and waters. “These breathtaking places belong to you and me,” said Rhea Suh, NRDC president. “Millions of Americans have urged the government to protect them. They are not mere pieces of real estate …

Diné = Navajo

Photo: Navajo Weaving, Luchia’s Restaurant Planeta.com guide to Diné (Navajo) culture, language and travel tips for visitors. The Navajo Nation extends across Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, covering more than 27,000 square miles. Wiki Diné Slideshare DineBizaad from ron mader Planeta.com #NavajoCodeTalkersDay

Ho’oku’ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival

Hawai’i – Pu’ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site celebrates its 45th anniversary with their annual Ho’oku’ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival. The festival opened with Nā Papa Kanaka o Pu`ukoholā Heiau performing the Ho`okupu ceremony on Saturday, August 12 at Pelekane Bay. On Sunday, August 13 the festivities continue from 930am to 3pm. This annual celebration …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football and rugby stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is …