Wild Nevada

Photo: Great Basin NP Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more. This Planeta.com guide aims to be …

Puebloan Peoples

Indigenous Peoples Also called Ancestral Puebloans. The term Anasazi is sometimes used to refer to Pueblo people but rejected by many. Anasazi is a Navajo word that means Ancient Ones or Ancient Enemy – (anaa’: war, alien, enemy; sází: ancestor). Headlines 1,200-Year-Old Pouches Found in Arizona Cave Contain Prehistoric ‘Chewing Tobacco,’ Study Finds on-visiting-ancient-puebloans – …

Border Wall

Photo: Nogales, 2014 For all of the talk of a supersized wall on the USA/Mexico border, few people from either country have visited the borderlands. The wall is stuff of stories, true and mythical. On this page we curate some of the recent headlines and plot our next trip to the region. In 1994-1996 I …

Valley of Fire State Park

Photo Nevada – Valley of Fire State Park is the state’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. Civilian Conservation Corps workers helped to make the new park accessible to visitors through the construction of roads and rest areas. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the …

Main Street, Downtown Las Vegas

Photo: Retro Vegas There’s a new look to Main Street in downtown Las Vegas. New buildings are under construction. New businesses and lots of restaurants and bars are opening. What we particularly like are the bike share stations. Meanwhile, you can visit these places: Retro Vegas, 1131 S Main, a retail boutique featuring antiques, furniture, …

Chaco Culture Links

Links related to Chaco Culture National Historical Park Key Links http://www.nps.gov/chcu/index.htm https://www.facebook.com/nps.chcu Weather Access a current weather report for Chaco Culture from the National Weather Service. Read More Headlines http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/my_view/chaco-canyon-deserves-better/article_080e281c-f643-556e-b8f8-807542988418.html https://www.heritagedaily.com/2018/07/ancestral-people-of-chaco-canyon-likely-grew-their-own-food/120594 http://www.riograndesierraclub.org/chaco-canyon-precious-frack Earth Notes: Around Chaco Canyon, a Different Kind of Energy Boom How the Antiquities Act has expanded the national park system protecting-the-greater-chaco-landscape-december-2015-update jewell-asked-to-monitor-fracking-near-chaco-canyon …

National Monument Links

Photo: Gold Butte Links related to national monuments presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret Trump administration officials dismissed benefits of national monuments The inadvertently released documents show that department officials dismissed some evidence that contradicted the administration’s push to revise national monument designations, which are made …

National Finals Rodeo

Logo The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the richest and most prestigious rodeo in the world. It is the culmination of the rodeo season where the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding compete to take home top honors and their share …

Native America Calling

Logo Recommended listening Native America Calling – http://www.nativeamericacalling.com – 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 …