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Free Entry at Lake Mead for National Park Week

Free Entry at Lake Mead for National Park Week


National Park Week will be celebrated at Lake Mead National Recreation Area starting Saturday with a host of events.

April 21-29 will be the dates for free entry and events for the family.

National Park Week Events at Lake Mead National Recreation Area:

Easter Egg Hunt to Benefit St. Jude's Ranch for Children



St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is hosting an Easter egg hunt Saturday.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the ranch, 100 St. Jude’s Street. The celebration will include games, arts and crafts, music, a magic show and the Easter bunny will be there. The egg hunt will be divided by age with the youngest hunters slated to start at 10:30 a.m.

An all-inclusive wristband for kids is $10. The money raised at the event will go to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. The ranch provides a home for abused, neglected and abandoned children in southern Nevada. 

Rotary Club Celebrating 75 Years of Service

Rotary Club Celebrating 75 Years of Service


The Rotary Club of Boulder City is holding a 75th anniversary party Saturday at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona Street.

The wine and cheese tasting party is open to the public from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Donations for the Boulder Dam Museum will be accepted. The museum will also be open for tours that night.

The Rotary Club has been dedicated to community service and fellowship for 75 years.  

Girl Scouts Invade Hoover Dam for Anniversary Party

Girl Scouts Invade Hoover Dam for Anniversary Party


Girl Scouts will take over Hoover Dam on March 10 to celebrate their 100th anniversary, gathering near Boulder City to mark the group’s beginnings in the area.

As many as 1,000 girls, volunteers and alumnae could attend Rock the Dam. In a symbolical bridging across Hoover Dam, this event pays homage to Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada's beginnings in Boulder City with 22 girls in 1932.

The event begins at 7 a.m. in the lower Arizona parking lot. Girl Scouts will be treated to a pancake breakfast. A short presentation will be made at 8 a.m. and participants will begin their walk across the Hoover Dam at 8:20 a.m. A commemorative aerial photo will be taken of the group on the Hoover Dam, courtesy of Papillon Helicopters and photographer Frank Carroll. The event is expected to conclude at 9 a.m.

Bike the Strip and Hoover Dam in One Ride

Bike the Strip and Hoover Dam in One Ride

Bike riders can look forward to a chance to cruise the Strip before heading out to Hoover Dam this fall.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has announced that the RTC 2012 Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo will again begin on the Las Vegas Strip and century riders will have the opportunity to ride over the Hoover Dam.

At Annual Short Film Fest, Running Time Matters

At Annual Short Film Fest, Running Time Matters

Festival organizers always keep an eye on the long-term viability of the event.

It may be a short film festival, but it's all about the long run.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Historic Train Rides Return in February


Train rides are returning to the Nevada Southern Railway Museum in Boulder City.

The train starts up again Saturday, February 4. Riders travel seven miles along the historic Boulder Branch Line to Railroad Pass. The line was used to bring supplies to the Hoover Dam construction site in the 30s.

Travelers can either ride in the climate-controlled Pullman coaches that date back to 1911 or ride in the open-air coach. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 to 11. Children under 4 are free.

The train leaves at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday through February. Boarding for the ride starts 15 minutes prior to departure.