Prescott National Forest opens additional recreation sites this weekend | The Daily Courier

The Prescott National Forest will open the following recreation sites starting on Saturday, May 1:

Developed Recreation sites that open May 1:

• Group Campgrounds – Eagle Ridge Group, Playground Group, Upper Wolf Creek Group;

• Day-Use Sites – Groom Creek Schoolhouse Group Day-Use and Nature Trail, Spruce Mountain Picnic Area, Thumb Butte Group Ramada, Mingus Mountain Picnic Site, Summit Picnic Site, Mingus Lake; and,

• Family Campgrounds – Lower Wolf Creek, Potato Patch, Mingus Mountain, Groom Creek Horse Camp.

Developed Recreation sites that open May 24:

• Group Campgrounds – Turney Gulch Group;

• Family Campgrounds – Hazlett Hollow;

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Departure by Charly Palmer Opens Virtually at Hammonds House Museum on April 30

Departure by Charly Palmer Opens Virtually at Hammonds House Museum on April 30

Hammonds House Museum is excited to present Departure by Charly Palmer from April 30 through August 1, 2021. This solo exhibition features Palmer’s work from the last 30 years, including pieces that have never been seen by the public, as well as new artwork created for this show. The exhibition opens virtually through HHM Digital with a special program including an artist talk, video, a music performance and more on Friday, April 30 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free for Hammonds House members and $7 for non-members.

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Detroit Lakes’ community programs are back in a big way, outdoor recreation center opens June 7

The DLCCC is always ready for a game of pickup basketball, open pool swim (with reservation), or use of their exercise equipment, during business hours, but their summer programs, along with the Historic Holmes Theatre, should bring the focus back to community involvement, said Kim Bettcher, marketing and youth sponsorship coordinator for the center.

“We are back to the planning that we had for the summer of 2019, which is super exciting,” said Bettcher.

New sessions of swim classes (competitive and non-competitive) begin in May for the Sunfish Swim Teams at the DLCCC. Classes range from $70 to $140 and

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Space Cowboy poolside bar opens at Heights House Hotel

The bar patio scene at Space Cowboy, a new poolside bar and restaurant at the Heights House Hotel, 100 W. Cavalcade. Photo: Dylan Scardino

Every day is a pool party at the new Space Cowboy, the new poolside bar officially opening today at the Heights House Hotel, 100 W. Cavalcade.

With a generous 2,000-square-foot patio and green space adjacent to the hotel, the new bar with an eclectic food menu is the first concept of the Night Moves Hospitality group led by beverage director Greg Perez, formerly of Monkey’s Tail, and chef/partner Lyle Bento, who Houston diners will

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Greece opens its doors to Covid-free travelers

(CNN) — Greece has lifted quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers and those testing negative for Covid-19 from key tourism markets, including Europe, the UK and the United States, in what officials called “baby steps” on the road back to normality.

But while qualifying visitors will be able to check into hotels to enjoy Greek sunshine and beaches, they’ll be subject to the same restrictions as locals, meaning restaurants and bars will remain off limits, except for takeaways.

The move marks the first time the country has been open to American visitors since March 2020 when Greece entered its first lockdown

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Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens with joy, tears

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — As the passengers walked a little dazed through the airport gates, they were embraced one after another by family members who rushed forward and dissolved into tears.

Elation and relief marked the opening of a long-anticipated travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand at the Wellington Airport on Monday. Children held balloons and banners and Indigenous Maori performers welcomed the arrivals home with songs.

The start of quarantine-free travel was a long time coming for families who have been separated by the coronavirus pandemic as well as to struggling tourist operators. It marked the first,

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