Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NASA, EarthKam About the photo – On April 3, 2017, the student-controlled EarthKAM camera aboard the International Space Station captured this photograph of a favorite target — the Grand Canyon — from low Earth orbit. Interested middle school students and teachers can sign up at the EarthKAM website. Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World …

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Photo: Elf Owl Spotlight on Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Key Links nps.gov/orpi/index.htm News releases Park newspaper Park Planning Facebook Flickr @OrganPipeNPS Questions Does the park have a friends’ group? How is the border wall impacting the park? Google Maps Headlines Video shows cacti being bulldozed at national monument during border wall construction Trump border …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: We have contact Joshua Tree National Park Key Links Joshua Tree National Park @JoshuaTreeNPS Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Instagram Google Maps Recommended Listening Desert Oracle Radio hosted by Ken Layne by Ken Layne desertoracle.com Desert Oracle Radio Visitor Numbers Joshua Tree National Park had a record 2.8 million visitors in 2018. During Thanksgiving weekend …

USA 2020 Impeachment

USA Flag Incomplete and rolling coverage of the impeachment of Donald Trump Headlines https://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/trump-impeachment-senate-trial-live-01-22/ ‘It’s going to be devastating’: Senators gear up for no-talking, no-electronics impeachment trial rules – CNN McConnell ready to start impeachment trial with partisan power play – Politico Earlier, 2019 December 18, 2019 Top moments from historic House impeachment debate Headlines …

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Photo: Shawn, Memorial Montgomery, Alabama – The National Memorial for Peace and Justice recognizing 4,000 blacks lynched and tortured in America is open in Montgomery, Alabama. Key Links museumandmemorial.eji.org Tickets Facebook YouTube @eji_org @MemPeaceJustice @LegacyMuseum Tweets by eji_org Google Maps goo.gl/maps/LiYLzbMG6ridRnsGA Background Announcement: The Equal Justice Initiative opened the first national memorial dedicated to victims …

Martin Luther King, Jr

Photo Martin Luther King Junior (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. – Wikipedia Planeta.com …

Clark County Lands Bill

Map Spotlight on the current Clark County Lands Bill Key Links http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/airquality/lands_bill/Pages/default.aspx By the Numbers 41,028 ACRES Expansion of the Moapa River Reservation for the Moapa Band of Paiutes 800 MEGAWATTS Clean renewable energy from the Eastern Nevada Transmission Project 50 YEARS Extension of the Clark County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan 122,778 ACRES In …

Prohibition

Buzzwords Nationwide Prohibition began in the United States January 17, 1920, when the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The 18th amendment was ratified in 1919, and was repealed on December 5, 1933, with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment. Elsewhere on the Web history.com Wikipedia Prohibition Planeta.com Las Vegas, Nevada Speakeasy …

Clark County Museum

Photo: Anniversary One of our favorite museums, Clark County Museum is located in Henderson, Nevada and is owned and operated by Clark County. Open Daily 9am-430pm. CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. General Admission: adults $2.00, seniors and children $1. Group Tours, please call for reservations and special rates. Museum memberships are also available. …