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New Farmers Market Opens Next Week

New Farmers Market Opens Next Week

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A new farmers market in downtown Las Vegas will feature cooking demonstrations from local celebrity chefs and year-round access to fresh produce from California, Nevada and Utah.

The Downtown3rd Farmers Market is scheduled to open on March 9. It will be held every Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Casino Center Drive. Free parking will be provided.

The indoor market will also include a zone for children activities and food truck vendors.

Park Named for Former Las Vegas City Manager Opens Monday

Park Named for Former Las Vegas City Manager Opens Monday

A new park named for a former Las Vegas city manager opens Monday.

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Councilman Gary Reese, former City Manager Douglas A. Selby and city officials will celebrate the grand opening of Doug A. Selby Park and Trailhead at 9 a.m. on Monday, located on the Las Vegas Wash off Sandhill Road just north of Washington Avenue.

The park is on the north side of the wash and a trailhead is located on the south side.  A bridge over the Las Vegas Wash connects the two. The park amenities include a lighted synthetic turf soccer field, a full-size lighted basketball court, large and small dog runs, reservable shade shelter and a restroom.  Amenities for the trailhead include a splashpad, shaded children’s play area, reservable shade shelter, information kiosk and a shade area for users of the Las Vegas Wash Trail.

Old Las Vegas Remembered with Neon Museum Park

Old Las Vegas Remembered with Neon Museum Park

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman cut the ribbon on a new Neon Museum Park in downtown.

The $2 million dollar park features picnic benches, walking trails, parking and a storage area for neon signs that aren't currently on display. The park sits beside the Neon Museum. Funding for the park was provided by the Bureau of Land Management's land swap program where land owned by the bureau was sold to buy park and sensitive areas around the state.

The mayor also broke ground for the new Neon Museum visitors center. The center will be an entryway into the Neon Museum Boneyard. 

"The Neon Museum is one of the most beloved cultural attractions in Las Vegas, drawing national and international attention and acclaim," said Bill Marion, chairman of the board.

Urban trails enable residents to explore nature without leaving city

Urban trails enable residents to explore nature without leaving city

With the area's plethora of beautiful local trails, Urban hiking is growing in popularity in the Las Vegas Valley. The Review-Journal weighs in with some of their favorites.

Karen Sikorski has seen all kinds of wildlife on her frequent walks along the trails that wind through Sunset Park's dunes.

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Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

The National Park Service is waiving lake use fees Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave – a savings of $16 per vessel – for boaters who show proof of completing an approved boating course.

"Statistics show that the majority of boaters who are involved in accidents report that they haven't completed a formal boating education course," Superintendent Bill Dickinson said.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics showed that in 2009, 78 percent of boating accidents and 86 percent of boat fatalities involved operators with no formal boating education.

"We're announcing this early so boaters who haven't taken a course will have a chance to do so before the holiday weekend," Dickinson said.

Library Galleries Offer Space for Artists and Patrons Alike to Learn and Grow

Library Galleries Offer Space for Artists and Patrons Alike to Learn and Grow

A visit to the Las Vegas-Clark County Libraries provides more than just a chance to read- the 14 galleries in the libraries ho9st around 80 free art shows each year!

An artistic riddle: If Darren Johnson's paintings in the Summerlin Library gallery are art, are the comments scribbled in the guest book by people who have seen Johnson's paintings performance art?

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal