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Lane Closures This Weekend on Rainbow for Construction

Lane Closures This Weekend on Rainbow for Construction

As many as half the traffic lanes on Rainbow Boulevard will close between Alta Drive and Washington Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday while work continues on a pedestrian undercrossing.

Lane closures will be required while a 50-foot wide trench is excavated through Rainbow Boulevard north of Westcliff Drive, and for major work on a pedestrian undercrossing of Rainbow. When completed, the arch will be 200 feet long, 16 feet wide and 12 feet high at the center, allowing ample space for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross Rainbow Boulevard below the roadway. Access to U.S. 95 on- and off-ramps will not be impeded, but motorists should expect traffic delays as a result of the lane restrictions. 

Similar lane restrictions will be in place the weekends of April 1-4, 8-11 and 15-18, from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, as the work progresses across Rainbow from east to west.

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Colliers International Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

Colliers International Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

Colliers International will hold its 16th Annual Links for Life Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 5 at Las Vegas Country Club.

All proceeds raised through sponsorship, foursomes and donations, result in a direct contribution to Links for Life Foundation beneficiaries – Southern Nevada’s children in need.

The Links for Life Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization, and over the past 15 years, the Foundation has donated $2,100,000 to local children’s charities. Quite often donations from Links for Life serve as the bridge between what a charity has already raised and the realization of a specific goal here in southern Nevada.

To help, Colliers International requests you become a sponsor or participant in the Links for Life Golf Tournament. They are also accepting donated auction items and packages for live and silent auctions, as well items for a raffle.

With questions, please contact Gina Jones at 735-5700.

Escobedo, Legacy Win Big at Music Competition

Escobedo Middle School and Legacy High School's Chamber Ensemble claimed top honors at the "Notes to Grow" music competition for local middle and high schools Saturday at Leavitt Middle School.

Both schools received $8,000 for their first-place finishes. A total of $36,000 in prize money sponsored by Las Vegas area Walmart and Sam's Club stores was divided among seven area schools’ music programs.

Local middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting.

Two Arrested in Marijuana Raid

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police served a drug search warrant near Craig and Cimarron on Friday afternoon and arrested two people.

Police say 37-year-old Lowel Shade and 37-year-old Rhonda Shade were arrested. Both were charged child endangerment, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Detectives recovered over 90 mature marijuana plants, a significant amount of processed marijuana ready for sale, and a firearm.

Police say the couple was charged with child endangerment because of a juvenile being present in the home during alleged illegal activities.

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Free Tax Prep Available for Low and Middle-Income Earners

Free Tax Prep Available for Low and Middle-Income Earners

Anyone who earned less than $49,000 in 2010 can receive free tax preparation at two upcoming events sponsored by United Way of Southern Nevada.

With the April 15 IRS tax filing deadline approaching, United Way of Southern Nevada's "Earn It Keep It Save It" collaboration encourages southern Nevadans who earned less than $49,000 last year to take advantage of its free services at two Super Saturday events April 2 and 9.

Both events will take place at Cardenas Market locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The April 2 event will be at 4421 E. Bonanza Road near Lamb Blvd. and Bonanza Road, and the April 9 event will be at 4700 Meadows Lane near Decatur Blvd. and Meadows Lane.

IRS-certified volunteers and community partners will be on site to assist with free tax preparation.

Local Pet Rescue Group Faces Foreclosure

Local Pet Rescue Group Faces Foreclosure

One of Nevada's largest animal rescue shelters might have to close if it cannot raise sufficient money to avoid foreclosure on its Amargosa Valley dog sanctuary.

Adopt A Rescue Pet (ARP) has less than 45 days to raise $70,000 to pay off the pending balloon payment for its five-acre dog sanctuary in Amargosa Valley. Private foundation grant funding was to have provided the money in January, but when the foundation suddenly went defunct, the non-profit pet rescue organization found itself in trouble.

"We are deeply concerned about the future of pets in the Las Vegas area if we are not able to secure the funding necessary to keep our doors open," ARP Founder Elizabeth Rubin said.

Fundraiser for Japan at Liberty Tax Services

Fundraiser for Japan at Liberty Tax Services

If you still need to get your taxes done, drop by Liberty Tax Services at 4458 N. Rancho Dr on Sunday. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to the Red Cross!