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High-elevation excitement awaits in these five mountain towns, where you can choose between laying low at an all-inclusive resort, hiking your heart out, or indulging in some seriously tasty high-altitude dining. The best part? These mountain getaways are all just a day's drive away from Las Vegas

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This is a special series from the February 2023 issue of Desert Companion, where thought leaders share big ideas on how to improve Nevada's healthcare
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In this issue of Desert Companion, science writer Alec Pridgeon takes a sweeping historical look at Southern Nevada’s many precious Indigenous rock writing sites, with an eye toward the threat posed to them by increased outdoor recreation, as well as vandalism. Also: Six local thought leaders in healthcare share what they’d do to improve healthcare if they were in charge; and 2023 Writer in Residence Meg Bernhard kicks off her six-part series of reported essays on people and climate change.Read the digital edition
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