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Amazing Earthfest provides an opportunity to explore and play on our wildlands 4.5.2021 The Wilderness Society
Image: I"ll let you in on a secret. There is a way for your family to experience the best of southern Utah and northern Arizona and all you have to do is get there. Yup, no need to develop a plan for how to spend your days, others have done that planning for you! Every year, the Amazing Earthfest takes place the third week in May and offers a sample of the rich cultural and natural world surrounding the area of Kanab, Utah. May 13 is the kickoff date for the 6th annual festival. Last year, I participated in a group hike within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that took us through the stunning Paria Canyon and to an incredible sea of color on a picture-perfect day. Contrast the oranges, yellows and whites of the Navajo sandstone with the deep red of Indian paintbrush in bloom, the unending blue in the sky and the greenish-grayish-brownish in the desert grasses and forbes all around. Afterward, I enjoyed a mouthwatering meal at the Rocking V Café and then walked ...
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Hoover Dam ceremony marks Colorado River drought plan 21.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal, state and tribal water managers are marking completion of a long-negotiated plan for 40 million people and vast irrigated farms to share crucial Colorado River water despite ongoing drought in the arid U.S. Southwest.
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Know where you are? Take this road-trip sign quiz to test your skills 19.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

You’ve probably seen a few of these signs on one road trip or another. But how many of them can you place?

Some of the 20 American roadside signs here are familiar landmarks. In fact, many date from the golden age of neon, roughly 1925 to 1965. But these old friends are not necessarily reliable...

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Following environmentalist Edward Abbey's footsteps in the Utah and Arizona deserts 19.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The road trip from Moab, Utah, to Ajo, Ariz., is a sunbaked ramble through about 600 miles of dreamy, lethal desert, beginning with the red rocks of Utah’s Arches National Park, skirting Monument Valley and the Colorado River, and ending in the cactus country of southern Arizona.

I did it in April...

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Are we recreational vehicle people? Hell, yeah! 19.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“Maybe you just aren’t RV people.”

The sales manager was playing hardball in September as my wife, Leslie, and I hemmed and hawed over whether we should buy our first recreational vehicle.

His snarky tone made it sound like a challenge. So we asked ourselves, “Are we RV people?”

“Hell, yeah!” I...

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Las Vegas' Fremont Street to get a flashier video canopy 17.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary
Brighter and higher-definition videos will run continuously on the Viva Vision canopy at the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas.
Review: Sushi master Morihiro Onodera reappears at hidden Inn Ann 16.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Framed against the sky, tranquil and removed, Inn Ann is a 35-seat Japanese restaurant in a remote corner of the Hollywood & Highland shopping center. Reaching it means navigating the chaos and spectacle specific to this tourism-riddled juncture of Los Angeles.

Emerge from the airless parking catacombs...

NBA mock draft: A look at the players that lottery teams will select 15.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Though there will be some maneuvering between now and the NBA draft on June 20, especially outside of the top three picks, having the actual order gives us a chance to try to project how the lottery will play out.

There will be changes over the next month, but what this shows us is that the Lakers,...

NBA draft lottery: New Orleans lands No. 1 spot, Lakers get No. 4 15.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Lakers were one of the big winners in NBA draft lottery on Tuesday, moving up considerably to land the fourth pick in June's draft.

The Lakers entered with the highest percentage of landing at No. 11, a 2% chance of landing the top pick and a 9.4% chance of getting in the top four.

The New...

What time is the NBA draft lottery? 14.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Today’s the day that fans of all the NBA teams that weren’t so good this season find out whether or not they need to start lining up to purchase their Zion Williamson jerseys.

In other words, the NBA draft lottery is this afternoon. Fans who didn’t have much to cheer for all season will be going...

Lakers enter NBA draft lottery with slim chance of landing No. 1 pick 14.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Lakers have entered the NBA’s lottery sphere for the sixth consecutive time, the truest ominous sign of how far they have fallen from their once mighty perch among the league’s elite and it is a telling signature for the challenges newly hired coach Frank Vogel faces.

On Tuesday, the Lakers...

As trade war escalates, Chinese remember ‘national humiliation’ 13.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As Li Xuewei stepped through the ruins of Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, one phrase repeated itself in her mind — and on almost every explanatory sign:

Wu wang guo chi. “Don't forget national humiliation.”

The 24-year-old medical student was visiting the capital from Shandong for the first time with...

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Now that Frank Vogel is Lakers coach, here's what comes next 13.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Two percent isn’t much. Michael Beasley scored 2% of the Lakers’ points this season. Svi Mykhailiuk and Mike Muscala combined to grab 2% of the Lakers’ rebounds. Johnathan Williams converted 2% of the Lakers’ made free throws and Alex Caruso made 2% of the Lakers’ blocked shots.

And if you polled...

Three UCLA players and one from USC invited to NBA draft combine 9.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

UCLA's Moses Brown, Jaylen Hands and Kris Wilkes as well as USC's Kevin Porter Jr. are among 66 draft-eligible players invited to the NBA combine, which takes place May 16-17 at Quest Multisport in Chicago.

Headlining the invitees are Duke’s Zion Williams, RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish along with...

This amazing Arizona view is easier to get to, but now you have to pay to park 29.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Horseshoe Bend, Ariz., has offered astonishing views for centuries. It’s where the Colorado River makes a 270-degree turn at the bottom of a 700-foot-deep canyon.

Yet only recently has the site, northeast of Grand Canyon National Park and five miles south of Page, Ariz., along U.S. 89, become an...

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Whitewater rafting season in the West looking ‘epic’ 28.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

One hundred fifty years ago one-armed explorer and Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell led his team of nine men in four wooden boats down the Green and Colorado rivers into the Grand Canyon on one of this country’s most famous whitewater adventures.

It took another century, more or less, before...

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Colorado River basin reservoirs benefit from heavy snowpack 25.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Reservoirs around the Colorado River basin are in good shape after an exceptionally wet winter.
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Sri Lanka Attacks: Everything We Know 21.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“It was a river of blood,” said N. A. Sumanapala, a shopkeeper near St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo.
Imperial Irrigation District sues to block Colorado River drought plan 18.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Just as a long-negotiated agreement for how California and six other Western states will deal with drought on the Colorado River was about to cross the finish line, the river’s biggest user put up a roadblock.

The Imperial Irrigation District in southeast California filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking...

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United Airlines Memorial Coliseum is crass and depressing, but a deal is a deal 17.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Is it an affront to veterans to change the name of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a publicly owned historic landmark and sports venue, to the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum?

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn certainly thinks so. And as president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum...

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