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Fishing event spawns enthusiasm for outdoors

With the early morning sun shining and the crystal blue water resting softly at the pond at Veterans Memorial Park, people from all over the Las Vegas Valley came to Boulder City for Free Fishing Day Saturday morning.

Pair Wins Bass Tourney

Boulder City resident Gunnar Stanton won the American Bass team tournament at Lake Mead on Saturday.

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Utah’s slot canyons offer countless wonders

You could spend years exploring the 1.9 million acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, yet barely shorten the list of wonders still to see there. This remote park lies to the west of Bryce Canyon, north of the Arizona strip and south of Capital Reef National Park, extending eastward to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Stone water chute draws visitors to Arizona park

Along the Sedona-Oak Creek Scenic Road, just north of Sedona, you’ll find Slide Rock State Park, one of Arizona’s most beloved destinations. The park is well-known for the section of Oak Creek where adventurous visitors can slide down an 80-foot natural water chute within the Coconino sandstone.

Giant adventures await Sequoia park visitors

By most definitions, giant sequoias are the largest trees on earth, and they will surely inspire awe in anyone fortunate enough to see them. And because they grow within a long weekend’s journey of Southern Nevada, you can be among the fortunate. But if you intend to do that this summer, it’s best to plan now, for this kind of trip will be most pleasant if you make reservations, allowing time to incorporate other activities.

Secluded Bowl of Fire worth the hike to see

Ask any local nature lover if he or she has visited The Bowl of Fire, and the answer will usually be “Of course!” But a great many of those answers are incorrect, because people confuse it with the similarly named Valley of Fire State Park.

Keyhole Canyon has magical feel

If you are looking for an easy outdoor excursion that might be pretty close to home, head just south of Boulder City to Keyhole Canyon.

Workshops great way to experience Zion

Springtime in Zion National Park is all about renewal. The deciduous trees are putting on leaves, the wildflowers are starting to bloom and the usually dry cliff faces have turned into bases for waterfalls. The best aspect of this scenario is that you can see it up close and personally about three hours from Boulder City.