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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.

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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.

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.