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Recreation

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.

Credit Union takes league title

Guard Jonas Hernandez scored 20 points and center Eddie Willingham added 12 points and 21 rebounds as Credit Union defeated El Rancho Boulder 61­-47 to win the championship game in the Boulder City Parks & Recreation Men’s Basketball League.

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Heatwave swimmers vie in club championships

Jared Smith, Alex Hubel and Sammy Sauerbrei won events as the Boulder City/Henderson Heatwave Swim Club finished seventh overall among 77 teams in the combined competition at the recent Southern California Swim Club Championships.

Credit Union advances to finals

Credit Union reminded everyone why it is the No. 1 seed, advancing to the championship round of the Boulder City Parks &Recreation Men’s Basketball League with hard-fought wins over Woodbury Law 40-34 and gRIM reap 58-45.

Carlsbad offers wealth of outdoor activities

Carlsbad, Calif., is a destination in itself, especially for those who love the ocean. Yet the area offers other outdoor activities. If you stay several days, you can do something different each day, making this a great place for a well-rounded getaway.

Injuries plague El Rancho team

El Rancho Boulder is really banged up right now with leading scorer Mike Carboni (hamstring) and big man Scott Scheppmann (turf toe) struggling to play; the team has gone from a preseason favorite to a one loss from elimination.

City league enters tourney play

The double-elimination postseason tournament in the Boulder City Parks & Recreation Men’s Basketball League begins today with three games at the recreation center.

Grapevine Canyon top spot for petroglyphs

Grapevine Canyon, toward the southern end of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is said to be among the best of all places to see the intriguing Native American rock art called petroglyphs. It’s certainly one of the easiest to visit. It’s especially good if you want to take small children or other folks who can’t hike long distances, as the best petroglyph panels are at the mouth of the canyon only about one-quarter mile from the parking area.

Flight fights for city league title

Credit Union lost for the first time this season, dropping the late game Tuesday night to Flight S2S 62-56. Second-place Woodbury Law took advantage of a much-needed bye Tuesday to rest its ailing big men: Dave Randall (broken ribs) and Brigham Church (burned hand), and then took care of business Thursday by downing Fiochhi 55-44.

Credit Union stands alone atop league

The Credit Union remained undefeated and improved to 7-0 in the Boulder City Parks &Recreation men’s basketball league.

Boat best way to explore Topock Gorge

While the Havasu National Wildlife refuge protects 30 miles of the Colorado River, 20 remarkable miles of that flow through one of the few natural stretches remaining of the lower Colorado: Topock Gorge. Exploring it is a wonderful one-day adventure if you have any boating skills.