Project Enchilada

For fans of downtown Las Vegas July 2018 announcement of the City of Las Vegas’ Project Enchilada which seeks public-private collaboration to enhance the area from Las Vegas Boulevard to 14th Street. The project aims to bring more energy, redevelopment and new commerce. Included are many of the recommendations set forth in the 2016 Downtown …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Nogales We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. The ten border states — Arizona, Baja California, California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, New Mexico, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Texas — together exercise an economy that ranks third in the world for size. (double checking) The past few years we have …

El Foco

Recommended Viewing Mexico City – Friends recommend watching El Foco, a walking tour of the streets, neighborhoods, legends and historical sites in Mexico City led by Hector de Mauleon (@hdemauleon) and Viveka Duncan (@VekaDuncan). Appointment television for the lucky, the program airs Sundays, 530pm on @adn40mx. Later on episodes are uploaded to YouTube. Key Links …

Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

Photo: NPS Among the highlights of 2018, Yosemite National Park’s Mariposa Grove reopens to the public. Plan your visit! News: The Mariposa Grove restoration project will restore the grove’s dynamic ecology and increase its resilience. Visitors to the Mariposa Grove will notice: A consolidated parking area and information station at South Entrance Many of the …

Netflix Faves: Phil Rosenthal’s Culinary Tour of Mexico City

What are you watching on Netflix this month? Recommended tour of Mexico City via foodie Phil Rosenthal (@PhilRosenthal) from the Somebody Feel Phil series. Hashtag: #SomebodyFeedPhil https://www.netflix.com/title/80146601 What makes the series delightful are the variety of establishments visited, the conversations Phil has with chefs and culinary experts and the simple happiness that exudes from Phil …

Yosemite

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) Giant Sequoias can grow to be 300 feet high, 35 feet in diameter and 100 feet in circumference. One of the grove’s largest trees, the Grizzly Giant, is 209 feet tall and an estimated 1,800 years old. The grove is …

Xochimilco Gardens

Poster: Ron Mader, Xochimilco What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? Mexico City – Xochimilco is a case study in sustainable tourism in a fragile, vulnerable landscape, also a veritable World Heritage Site. On my list of top places in the …

Henderson Libraries

Henderson, Nevada – Spotlight on Henderson Libraries http://hendersonlibraries.com https://www.facebook.com/hendersonlibraries https://twitter.com/hendersonlibs Tweets by hendersonlibs Friends of Henderson Libraries http://www.hdplfriends.org http://www.hdplfriends.org/book-sales.html https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofHendersonLibraries 2018 Book Sales June 14-19 at Paseo Verde Library & 22-27 at Green Valley Library July 12-17 at Paseo Verde Library & 27-31 at Gibson Library August 16-21 at Paseo Verde Library & 24-29 at Green Valley Library …

Montevideo, Minnesota

Photo: Montevideo, Minnesota Named after the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo is a city in Chippewa County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,383 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Chippewa County. Montevideo is located in a double river valley where the Minnesota and Chippewa rivers converge, approximately 140 miles (230 km) …

Henderson, Nevada

Photo: Ron Mader, Paiute Mural Henderson is located in the foothills south and adjacent to Las Vegas. Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is the second largest city in Nevada, known for its parks, cycling and hiking trails and master-planned communities. Henderson is certified Playful City USA. We are fans of Chef Flemmings bakery, the Thursday Farmers …