October 2, 2012 |
HENDERSON, Nev. -- President Obama took a break from his debate preparation to be a tourist on Tuesday, heading to the Hoover Dam in the afternoon for a short tour of the massive monument to public works. Obama's motorcade cruised along the winding roads to the dam for the brief outing. It was the president's first visit, he told a reporter. The president has been hunkered down at a resort in this Las Vegas suburb, getting ready for Wednesday's debate against GOP rival Mitt Romney.
June 5, 2012
Named the among the Travel Channel's “10 Best Helicopter Thrills,” Maverick Helicopters offers V.I.P.-level tours of everything from the Grand Canyon to the Hoover Dam. Experience a nighttime Vegas Strip helicopter tour for $99 and fly over the mega resorts of the Strip, from the Manhattan skyline of New York-New York to the Bellagio fountains to the never-fading light of the Luxor pyramid. Prior to departure from the company's Las Vegas terminal, guests enjoy a champagne toast before stepping inside Maverick's ECO-Star helicopter, dubbed the “limousine of the sky.” Maverick Helicopters 702.405.4300 www.flymaverick.com Win It!
April 10, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- In what authorities are calling the first confirmed suicide at the new Hoover Dam bypass bridge, a 60-year-old San Jose woman leaped to her death from the 900-foot-high span Saturday. Federal police had attempted to convince her to step back from a precipice along the pedestrian walkway, but to no avail. The victim was identified as Patricia Oakley of San Jose, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman Rose Davis said Tuesday. Oakley's body was found downstream Sunday by Colorado River kayakers.
March 25, 2012 |
River deltas are among the most biologically productive ecosystems on Earth, and for millions of years the delta of the Colorado River was no exception. After a 1,450-mile journey from its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains south into Mexico, the Colorado sustained verdant marshes teeming with life before emptying into the aquatic Eden of the upper Gulf of California. In 1922, the great naturalist Aldo Leopold canoed through the delta, which he described as "a milk and honey wilderness" and a land of "a hundred green lagoons.
March 4, 2012 |
Myron Martin was in fourth grade when he attended an opera at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston. "Our school bus pulled up to the front, and I saw this majestic building, and I knew that we'd gone someplace special," he said of his first encounter with theater. "I happened to sit in the eighth-row center on a mohair seat. Just as the house lights were going down and the curtain was going up, I got goose bumps all over. " That was the catalyst for a career in the performing arts that would take him from Texas to Broadway and, eventually, to Las Vegas.
September 21, 2011 |
If visiting Muir Woods, Monterey, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon are on your bucket list, a Mauiva AirCruise can help you cross them off inside a week. The Mauiva AirCruise Western Wonder Experience combines private plane flights on 30- to 70-seat turboprop planes and deluxe motor coaches to minimize travel time. In seven days, guests visit Monterey, Carmel, San Francisco, Sausalito, Muir Woods, Sonoma County and Yosemite National Park in California, the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Hoover Dam and Las Vegas.