What are your plans for Earth Day?

Poster: Roofdog Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. And in 2018? Let us know your plans. Hashtag: #EarthDay Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy and has officially celebrated since 1972. Earth Day …

50th Anniversary Year for Clark County Museum

Photo: 4.20 Party Hashtag: #ClarkMuseum50 History On April 20, 1968, the very first public museum in the Vegas Valley opened in a condemned gymnasium in downtown Henderson. Fifty years later, the Clark County Museum has moved, changed names and become a pre-eminent location for learning the history of Southern Nevada. Coinciding with the anniversary, the …

Native America Calling

Recommended listening Native America Calling is a live Monday-Friday, call-in program linking public radio stations, the Internet, and listeners together in a thought-provoking national conversation about issues specific to Native communities. Each program engages noted guests and experts with callers throughout the USA and is designed to improve the quality of life for Native Americans. …

Emancipation Day

Image: Harper’s Weekly, 1866 via Wikipedia Washington, DC celebrates April 16 as Emancipation Day. On that day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act (an act of Compensated emancipation) for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia. The Act freed about …

US/ICOMOS 2017 Annual Report

Just in time for World Heritage Day, US ICOMOS has released its annual report of accomplishments in 2017. Key Links http://www.usicomos.org http://www.usicomos.org/see-what-we-accomplished-together-in-2017/ http://www.usicomos.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/USICOMOS_2017AnnualReport_Web.pdf https://twitter.com/usicomos Tweets by usicomos Excerpt: Advocacy Because of the wide range of challenges and disruptions taking place to effective heritage conservation in the US in 2017, US/ICOMOS has found it necessary to …

Interstate 11

Interstate 11 Interstate 11 (I-11) is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Nevada that follows U.S. Route 93 (US 93) and US 95, officially designated by the United States Congress in the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. Near Boulder City, Nevada, the first two-and-a-half-mile (4.0 km) southbound segment was opened on August …

US National Park Service Raises Fees

Photo: Zion National Park Washington, DC – The National Park Service (NPS) announced (April 12) changes to the entrance fees charged at 117 national parks as part of its ongoing efforts to address aging park infrastructure that is critical to the visitor experience. The changes will be implemented in many of the parks that charge entrance …

Wild USA

Photo: Wetlands Parks The United States has a long history of conservation. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildusa Planeta.com National Park Service Raises Fees National Park Service Floats Fee Increase National Parks and Monuments Yosemite Grand Canyon National Park Bears Ears National Monument Gold Butte State Parks Valley of Fire State Park

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 …

Phoenix

Photo: Alan English, Skyline Phoenix is the capital and most populous city in the state of Arizona. With 1,615,017 people (as of 2016), Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents. Wikipedia …