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Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins

Swine Dining: Pigs Feast on Discarded Pumpkins

 

Don’t throw away that Halloween pumpkin just yet: RC Farms will gladly turn it into pig food.

RC Farms, a North Las Vegas pig farm, again will collect used pumpkins at locations throughout southern Nevada through Monday. If you would prefer to feed a pig yourself, you can bring your pumpkin to RC Farms during business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Monday. The farm is located in North Las Vegas at the corner of North 5th Street and Ann Road.

Last year, the effort resulted in more than 10 tons of donated pumpkins. Farm owner Bob Combs hopes to bring in 15 tons this year.

Drop-off locations are:

Major Shopping Centers See High Tenant Occupancy

 

The landlord of two huge retail areas in the northwest says after being hit hard by the recession occupancy is back up.

Centennial Center, a 900,000-square-foot retail site constructed in 2001, and its sister property, Centennial Gateway, a 350,000-square-foot site built in 2007, have emerged from the economic downturn and are almost to capacity, their landlord said.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Ski and Snowboard Resort Offers Very Early Deals

Ski and Snowboard Resort Offers Very Early Deals

Even though the local ski resort just closed for the year, deals already are available for next season.

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR) is offering preseason savings on 2012-13 season passes now through April 30. LVSSR offers seven 2012-13 season pass options that can also be used for chair lift rides this summer season during normal business hours (special event days are not included.)

Passes can be purchased anytime online at www.skilasvegas.com or Monday through Friday during business hours at 7501 Tule Springs Road, Suite 100. The 2012-13 ski season is expected to kick off on Friday, November 23, weather permitting.

Preseason pricing is as follows:

Store Returns after Two Year Absence

Store Returns after Two Year Absence

 

A store that recently returned to the northwest part of the valley is holding its grand opening celebration Saturday.

Sportsman’s Warehouse reopened a store it closed two years ago. The store specializes in hunting, fishing and outdoor equipment. The company closed 23 stores around the country two years ago. Now, the parent company says the return to Las Vegas shows how optimistic it is about southern Nevada.

The store is 55,000 square feet at Ann Road and U.S. 95.

Local Schools Choose Healthier Vending Option

Local Schools Choose Healthier Vending Option

A number of Clark County School District high schools now offer healthier vending machine options for their students.

Fresh Healthy Vending is moving into the southern Nevada market and has installed its machines in nine local high schools. All food and drink options stocked in the machines exceed nutritional guidelines for schools, according to company officials.

According to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek, the San Diego-based company "charges franchisees about $11,000 per machine, which they then manage by ordering from Fresh Healthy online and restocking once or twice a week.”

Snow Begins to Pile Up for Ski Resort

Snow Begins to Pile Up for Ski Resort

 

Last weekend’s winter weather gave the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort a head start on its 2011-12 season.

Resort officials report 8 inches of new snow from Friday alone, which accumulated at a rate of an inch per hour.

LVSSR’s ski patrol took to the mountain Saturday for training. The resort plans to open Friday, Nov. 25 – the day after Thanksgiving – for its season.