Las Vegas Strong

Las Vegas – October 1, 2017 marked the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Other outlets have more details of the attack, and we are keeping an eye on developments and the responses to this tragedy. The death toll from an attack on a Las Vegas Strip country music concert has risen to 59 people …

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. Downtown Henderson hosts the brand-new celebration of the Last Friday …

Hoover Dam

Photo: Hoover Dam The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam and powerplant since 1937. Today, close to 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour and millions more drive across the dam. The dam is located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. Take US Highway 93 to Nevada State Route 172. The …

First Friday Las Vegas 12.2017

Poster Las Vegas hosts First Friday … the first Friday every month. Hashtag: #FirstFridayLV  History: The event debuted in October 2002 and has more than its fair share of ups and downs. Sometimes a gathering is large and rambunctious. Sometimes it’s just a quiet night where people are unsure of where the party is. There are more food …

Summerlin

Summerlin, Nevada is an affluent planned community in the Las Vegas Valley. It lies at the edge of the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon, on the western periphery of Las Vegas in unincorporated Clark County. The community occupies 22,500 acres and includes a variety of land uses, including: residential, commercial, recreational, educational, medical, open space, …

Clark County’s Sunset Park

Happy anniversary to Sunset Park, celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Tip: Don’t feed the birds. Bread is not bird food. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Sunset Park? Qué les gustaría a la gente local que los visitantes saber de Sunset Park? Hawaiian: He aha ka ‘ike ko‘iko‘i a kūpono no …

Happy Birthday, Neon Museum

Photo: 2008 Boneyard Las Vegas – Today the Neon Museum celebrated its fifth birthday with a the Day of the Dead fiesta with free self-guided access to the Neon Boneyard. On display: an altar created by artist Favela in memory of prominent sign designer Raul Rodriguez, who designed the Flamingo sign that resides in the …

Just Add Water Street #JAWSNV

Henderson, Nevada – This is clever — a community event on the last Friday of the month (a week before First Friday in downtown Las Vegas) — tiled JAWS, short for Just Add Water Street, aka the locale in downtown Henderson. Hashtag: #JAWSNV The next event is Friday, October 27. The festival runs from 7pm-10pm with …

Vegas Parks

Welcome to the Mojave Desert! Las Vegas has both oasis-like escapes and more natural desert lands. There’s something for everyone if you know where to look. Among our favorites: Clark County Wetlands Red Rock Canyon Clark County Sunset Park Pittman Wash We still have to visit Sloan Canyon. Further out there is Lake Mead NRA, …

Vegas Vaquero

Photo Las Vegas – For those keen on public art – the sculptures, land art and ephemeral street art, one object deserving attention is located on the grounds of the McCarran Airport. Find the Vaquero (Cowboy) Statue by sculptor Luis Alfonso Jiménez, Jr on the xeriscaped hill close to where the old airport used to …