Las Vegas

Vegas 1921 Mural Author’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, local travel. As of April 2018, I am 60% pleased with the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs (Las Vegas Land) from Planeta.com. There is room for improvement online as the features document real time changes and upgrades on the ground. Las …

Las Vegas Community Healing Garden

Photo The Las Vegas community has come together to build a new community healing garden as a prompt and thoughtful response to the Oct. 1 tragedy, when a lone gunman massacred 58 individuals and injured 526 more who were attending a music festival. Stonerose Landscapes principals Jay Pleggenkuhle and Daniel Perez designed a memorial garden …

Seven Magic Mountains, aka #7magicmountains

Photo: Windy Day Quotes Most people don’t know how beautiful the land is around Las Vegas, so I hope this inspires them to explore the city’s nature. – Ugo Rondinone Essay Can day-glo, ginormous aquarium pebbles be more than a tourist trap? For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven Magic Mountains is a …

Baseball in Las Vegas

Baseball fans have two great options in Las Vegas – the UNLV rebels and the Las Vegas 51s. UNLV http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/m-basebl/unlv-m-basebl-body.html https://www.facebook.com/unlvbaseball Hashtag: #UNLVbaseball https://twitter.com/unlvbaseball Tweets by unlvbaseball Tickets http://www.unlvtickets.com/eventInfo/ath/1/rebel-baseball/ Schedule http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/m-basebl/sched/unlv-m-basebl-sched.html Wilson Stadium The original Roger Barnson Baseball Field has been enhanced by the addition of a first-class 3,000 seat stadium with concessions. No Permit …

Rugby Sevens in Las Vegas

One of the biggest changes in Las Vegas and southern Nevada is the rise of professional and amateur sportsdom. Once a boxing town, Las Vegas is now a boxing, hockey, football, soccer, baseball and rugby town. March 2-4 are the dates for the 2018 Rugby Sevens Tournament. This is a global sporting event that gets …

Las Vegas’ Fremont Street

Photo A walk down Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is a stroll through the ephemeral, the immediate now with buskers at established performing circles demand attention and offer varying qualities of music and photo opportunities. Contrasted to the rest of the southwest and rural Nevada, Fremont Street is loud. The canopy lights up at …

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. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). Today the …

Recycling in Las Vegas

This Saturday – Planeta.com will be livestreaming and livetweeting from the event. February 3 8 News NOW Living Green Super Recycling Day, Thomas and Mack Center Parking Lot, 7:30am-230pm The seventh annual event is held at the Thomas and Mack Parking lot off Swenson and Tropicana Avenue. 8 News Now: “Don’t know what to do with your old …