Zion National Park, Utah - Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting Peregrine Falcons in Zion National Park will be temporarily closed beginning March 1, 2015 in order to protect these birds which are in recovery from “endangered species” status. The closure date is based on analysis of data collected from 2001-2014 regarding the peregrines’ arrival time to their nesting cliffs in the park.

Las Vegas, Nevada - With improved reliability scores for its lineup, Buick has become the first domestic brand to earn a place among the top 10 in Consumer Reports Annual Car Brand Report Cards since its inception three years ago.  The findings were presented today before the Washington Automotive Press Association at the National Press Club.

North Lake Tahoe, Nevada - Who needs tons of winter snow? Not the 34th Annual North Lake Tahoe SnowFest! Thousands of skiers and boarders will flock to the North Shore of Lake Tahoe next week to take part in this wacky, and wonderfully “Snow Much Fun” event. Beginning Thursday, Feb. 26, Vulcans, Queens, and  Polar Bear plungers take to the streets (and hillsides) of the Sierra Nevada to take part in parades, races, parties, concerts and other performances, not to mention great food specials and lodging deals, through Sunday, March 8.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Not every product lives up to its claims, and others sometimes exceed expectations. The January 2015 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, spotlights the best of the best tested this year which includes more than 45 products in these seven categories: food and wine; cooking, food prep & storage; cleaning; home improvement; beauty, heath, and fitness; electronics; and cars.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Babies change everything. Their arrival means that new parents need to become educated - quickly - on cribs, strollers and most importantly, child-safety seats and all their rules. And as federal recommendations on car seats continue to evolve, parents have one more thing to stay on top of.

Las Vegas, Nevada - The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has just announced that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr., airing mid 2015 via The Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Naughty Lifestyle Expert and author of “Naughty Girl’s Guide to Los Angeles” and the just released “Naughty Girl’s Guide to Las Vegas,” Sienna Sinclaire is excited to finally announce the official Las Vegas book launch party to be held on Friday, February 20th 2015 at 9pm at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club (3025 Industrial Blvd., Las Vegas).

Las Vegas, Nevada - USAirPurifiers.com announces extended holiday sales through Christmas on popular air purifiers like Austin Air and stylish humidifiers by Sunpentown. Due to high demand, USAirPurifiers.com chose to extend their discounts even longer than just the traditional sales period after Thanksgiving.

South Lake Tahoe, California - As The Landing Resort & Spa celebrates its one-year anniversary, it’s only fitting that Lake Tahoe’s only five-star boutique lakeside hotel offers guests a fabulous way to ring in 2015. Romance, comfort and luxury abound at The Landing and guests can expect a variety of relaxing and delicious events to celebrate the New Year. Highlights include:

Rochester, Minnesota - Abdominal exercises, such as sit-ups and crunches, can help strengthen abdominal muscles and improve posture. But you can't spot reduce areas of excess body fat with certain exercises. So if you have excess fat in your abdomen, don't count on crunches for six-pack abs.