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City Recreation, May 2

Amazons crowned champs in volleyball league

The Amazons defeated Spragno Appraisals in the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department’s women’s adult volleyball league Monday, April 29, night. They won the championship 25-19 and 25-20 in the double-elimination tourney.

The league will resume in the fall, with games played Monday nights in the new gymnasium at the Recreation Center, 900 Arizona St.

Coed softball league begins season

The department’s coed softball league began Sunday, April 28, at the ballfields at Hemenway Valley Park. Boulder Dam Brew Pub, Boulder Dam Credit Union and T.Q. Pallets will be playing a round-robin style league through June.

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City Recreation, Oct. 17

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Refuge is bird watcher’s paradise

One of the most memorable sights the West affords is a visit by migrating flocks of sandhill cranes, graceful creatures that can stand 5 feet tall and are silvery gray with a large splash of red on their crowns. They can be seen twice a year at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, a resting place on their annual spring and fall migrations.

Fall’s colorful foliage palette on full display in Utah

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City Recreation, Aug. 22

Slow and Steady wins league

Apples, pie just part of Julian’s appeal

In the lush rolling hills and mountains, just 60 miles northeast of San Diego, is the small tourist town of Julian, California. It’s not on the way to anywhere for most folk, but if you’re even close it’s well worth visiting for a day or two.

City Recreation, Aug. 15

Men’s summer basketball league nears completion