May 16 Morning Newsletter
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Any day now we will feel our first 100-degree day of the year. While that kind of heat is inevitable, it sure is nice to escape it every once and a while.
Here in Las Vegas we are afforded the great luxury of having a number of places to get away from the heat that are either free or relatively inexpensive.
In my opinion, the best bet to cool off is to venture up to Mount Charleston. The elevation provides a minimum of 15 degrees of FREE cooling. There are a variety of hiking trails to spend a hot day on as well as camp sites where you can enjoy a brisk night in the middle of the summer along with your family.
Some other bets for cooling down are Bonnie Springs and Red Rock. These are spots that I have mentioned before but are always beautiful and provide a fantastic half hour or 45-minute getaway.
So beat the heat but remember to always hydrate and please remember your pets during the upcoming heat.
Take care and stay cool…Mike
WOO HOO!!!! SAHARA CONE ZONE IS OVER!
This is a big month for commuters who travel along Sahara Avenue in a car or on a bus. The construction along Sahara is finally over!
RTC will officially launch the Sahara Express bus rapid transit line this month, improving travel for all.
Some of the new features include solar powered transit shelters, ticket vending machines, wider sidewalks, elevated platforms and improved landscaping.
Areas that will be served are on Sahara from Hualapai to Hollywood as well as portions of Vegas Valley Drive, East Lake Mead, and West Charleston between Rainbow and the Red Rock Casino.
The new express route will connect to the RTC’s Deuce on the Strip, Strip & Downtown Express and Boulder Highway Express routes, as well as over a dozen other arterial routes.
The Sahara Express will begin service on Sunday, May 20.
I'll admit. Before last year, I had never seen a hockey game in person. Growing up in Southern California, we're bigger on the outdoor sports. But once I stopped by the Orleans Arena to watch the Las Vegas Wranglers play, I knew we had something pretty special going on right here in Las Vegas. The games are lively, quirky and flat out a good time.
If you haven't gone to watch them play, even if you don't like hockey, now is the time to jump on The Wrangler's bandwagon. For only the second time in team franchise history, the team is in the championship series. They have never won a Kelly Cup and this year they have a VERY good chance. Only one thing stands in the team's way...a tough opponent in the Florida Everblades, another team vying for their first-ever Kelly Cup.
If you want to go...here is a list of the remaining games.
AWAY Game 3 - Friday, May 18 at 4:30 p.m. - Germain Arena in Estero, Fla.
AWAY Game 4 - Tuesday, May 22 at 4:30 p.m. - Germain Arena
AWAY Game 5 - Wednesday, May 23 at 4:30 p.m. (if necessary) - Germain Arena
HOME Game 6 - Friday, May 25 at 7:05 p.m.(if necessary) - Orleans Arena
HOME Game 7 - Saturday, May 26 at 7:05 p.m. (if necessary) - Orleans Arena
It's pool season in the Las Vegas Valley and time to remind ourselves how important it is to Be Smart & Be Safe around pools, especially when kids are around.
The 9th Annual Float Like A Duck™ is Saturday, May 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Heinrich YMCA Water Sports Park on Meadows Lane in Las Vegas.
It's a great way to get up to speed on water safety and have some family fun.
Float Like a Duck is a major public awareness campaign created by Paragon Pools. It's FREE and open to the public. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.
P.S. Ducky is kinda' cute.