February 7, 2014 |
MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE FOREST RESERVE, Belize - As Hummingbird Highway carves away from Belize's resort-laden sands, pavement dissolves into rutted dirt tracks and the dense jungle canopy starts to press in from all sides. The tallest buildings pushing through the foliage are Maya ruins, and howler monkeys and macaws lurk in the ceiba trees. Late at night, distant thunderstorms ring the horizon, broad sheets of lightning illuminating the mountains. Before I brought my family to Belize for 10 days last summer, I packed a copy of "Heart of Darkness," knowing that although traveling through Central America wouldn't precisely parallel a trip up the Congo River, Joseph Conrad's novel would remind me that the book was the indirect inspiration for our itinerary.
June 3, 2007 |
Summers are sizzlers in Scottsdale, Ariz., but here's a hotel deal that might take your mind off the heat. The deal: Spend $100 and receive a $100 dining credit at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale McCormick Ranch. The hotel's See, Sun and Save package offers guests room rates as low as $100 a night. Participants receive a food and beverage credit for $100 that can be used at the resort's Pinon Grill, Diamondbacks Lounge or Cabana Bar & Grill or for room service.
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June 16, 1998 |
Fantasy Island, the 23-acre entertainment venue that has been the source of numerous legal battles over the last five years, will be offered for sale at a public auction July 9. The property is owned by members of the Datner family. In the past, homeowners on Triunfo Canyon Road had complained that the resort was too noisy and caused traffic congestion. Neighboring residents have filed hundreds of complaints concerning zoning permits and business licenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1999
After several years of wrangling among the property owner, the city and its residents, plans to redevelop the Treasure Island mobile home park into a luxury resort have hit another delay: Opponents have gathered enough signatures on a petition to force a public vote. The Laguna Beach City Council, which backs the high-priced hotel proposal, agreed Tuesday to set April 27 as the date for the referendum.
December 20, 2006 |
American Skiing Co. said it had agreed to sell Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp., one of the nation's largest ski areas, for $265 million in cash to Canadian resort operator Intrawest Corp. The move, which is subject to regulatory approval, would bolster Intrawest's resort holdings in Colorado to three while helping American Skiing's bottom line.
February 27, 1985 |
A state commission Tuesday renewed Resorts International Inc.'s gaming license for its Atlantic City casino, rejecting a recommendation by investigators that the permit be revoked because of the owners' business dealings in the Bahamas. Those dealings include a total of $421,000 in payments that indirectly reached the Bahamian prime minister when Resorts was negotiating to open a casino-hotel in Freeport.
November 19, 1993 |
Alpine Meadows joined the handful of Sierra ski resorts that have launched pre-Thanksgiving seasons when it opened one run this week and said two more runs may be opened this weekend in light of an approaching storm. Along with Alpine Meadows, only Boreal has opened in the Tahoe area. Mammoth is open in the central Sierra and Squaw Valley USA and Northstar at Tahoe plan Saturday openings.
January 23, 1989 |
After two winters of skimpy storms and warm temperatures, ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada are celebrating heavy snow and hordes of returning skiers. From Mammoth Mountain north to Donner Pass, ski resort operators say the slopes and cross-country trails are covered by a snow pack 8 to 10 feet deep. In Yosemite Valley--where temperatures are usually warmer and snow melts quickly--rangers report 18 inches. "It's beautiful," said Yosemite National Park Supt. Jack Morehead.
December 28, 2003 |
Ski resort officials say fewer jobs are being filled by foreign workers this season because of new, stricter national security screening policies. Vail Resorts typically requests permission to sponsor about 1,200 employees covered by H-2B visas. This year, the company asked the Labor Department for 1,000. Winter Park, Steamboat and Aspen also asked for fewer visas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1993
Los Angeles County officials have withdrawn their support for a controversial camping resort near Malibu, ruling that a developer should have been required to obtain a conditional-use permit before the county approved the project in 1991. The officials said that construction of the Latigo Ranch Resort will not be allowed until the permit is obtained, adding that developer Irwin (Red) Lachman probably will also be required to prepare an environmental impact report.