MLK Day

Martin Luther King Day – a federal holiday – falls on the third Monday of January. Hashtags: #MLKDay, #MLKDay2018, #MartinLutherKing Embedded Tweets A universal message of justice.A symbol of tolerance.A dream of peace. Martin Luther King Jr. was born #OnThisDay in 1929. There's no better time than now to do what is right. 📰 https://t.co/ZeSYQNk1Tc #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/zdXRk1e1aB — …

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 …

Hawai’i Tourism Boom 2018

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Waikiki Beach Recommended Viewing: Tourism Boom – Do We Know When to Say When? PBS Hawai’i Insights program explored the environmental and economic impacts of Hawai’i’s ongoing tourism boom. In 2017 Hawai’i made its eighth straight record-breaking year for tourism, topping 9 million visitor arrivals. The program asked its panelists to review …

Recycling in Las Vegas

Upcoming 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 once being held again at the Thomas & Mack Parking lot off of Swenson and Tropicana Avenue. 8 News Now: “Don’t know what to do with your old electronics like TVs or computers? Do …

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 …

Mazahua

For fans of Indigenous Languages, hashtag:  #LenguaIndígena Lessons in Mazahua taught by Alejandro Pérez Blancas are available online from Soundcloud with accompanying texts on the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI) website. Wikipedia: The Mazahua language is an indigenous language of Mexico, spoken in the country’s central states by the ethnic group that …

México 2018

What’s happening in Mexico this year? We are paying attention to the national election as well timely tours, environmental conservation and cultural heritage. Curating tweets and pointing to timely resources on the social web. Suggestions are welcome. Twitter Moment Mexico 2018 🇲🇽 Wiki Mexico 2018 Planeta.com México Mexico’s Friendship Route = Ruta de la Amistad …

Grand Circle

Photo: DTLV The Grand Circle is a 1,400-mile loop encompassing parts of the southwestern USA — Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado. The route connects eight national parks – Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Arches and Mesa Verde – and national monuments, recreation areas, state parks, historic sites and attractions. …

Las Vegas’ Pinball Hall of Fame

Las Vegas – Talk a stroll along the nostalgia curve. Among our favorite places to visit is the Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 East Tropicana, a 10,000-square warehouse with rows and rows of playable pinball machines. It’s an amazing hands-on museum and one more reason to visit Trop. Just put your quarters into the machines …