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Metro Police holding Sept. 11 memorial

Metro Police holding Sept. 11 memorial

Metro Police is inviting the public to attend its 9/11 memorial Thursday, Sept. 11.

The services will start at 10 a.m. at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way. The free event will honor the men and women who lost their lives during the attack on America in 2001.

The keynote speaker at this year’s event will be Clark County Undersheriff Jim Dixon. Other speakers will be Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown and Las Vegas Fire Chief William McDonald.

Undersheriff Dixon has ordered flags at all Metro Police facilities be flown at half-staff on Thursday to honor those who lost their lives.


Back-to-school fair Friday

Families are invited to a back-to-school fair Friday hosted by Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony.

The fair will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Durango Hills YMCA, 3521 North Durango Drive. Free school supplies will be given out to students, while supplies last.

There will also be a free showing of the movie “Monsters University.” 

Cowboy Christmas Returns Saturday

Cowboy Christmas Returns Saturday

The Cowboy Christmas and Car Show is returning to Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs this Saturday.

Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross is hosting the event, which is free and open to everyone.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., families can enjoy a car show, hay rides, petting zoo, arts and crafts, games, a jump house and a visit from Santa Claus.

The cars will be decorated for the season and guests will get a chance to vote on their favorite decorated car.

The Marines will also be collecting toys for their annual Toys for Tots drive and organizers will be collecting food for the senior food pantry.

There will also be performances from local school choirs including Centennial, Shadow Ridge and Arbor View, Saville, Scherkenbach, Escobedo, Lied and Cadwallader. 

Mt. Charleston Snow Hosts Needed

Mt. Charleston Snow Hosts Needed

The Spring Mountain National Recreation Area is looking for volunteers to spend the winter helping people safely enjoy the Mt. Charleston area.

The recreation area is looking for Snow Hosts to work weekends and holidays. Thousands of people flock to the mountain each weekend and on holidays, but many of those visitors do not know some of the best and safest places to enjoy the snow.

The hosts will help promote safe snow play practices, provide information about the recreation area at roadside stations and educate mountain visitors.

Volunteers are needed to work now through the end of March. Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and able to work outdoors in cold conditions. Average shifts range between three and six hours.

Recreation area representatives will hold a Snow Host orientation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the REI in Boca Park, 710 S. Rampart Boulevard.

Shredding Event Planned for Saturday

Shredding Event Planned for Saturday

The city of Las Vegas is hosting a free shredding event Saturday to help people get rid of unwanted or sensitive documents.

Ward 6 Councilman Steve D. Ross is inviting everyone to the event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 North Buffalo Drive.

The event is free, but there is a limit of five boxes of documents per vehicle.

Besides cleaning out office and garage space, shredding documents can help people avoid identity theft.

Musicians Hold Benefit for Mt. Charleston

Musicians Hold Benefit for Mt. Charleston

The Carpenter 1 fire burned nearly 28,000 acres on Mt. Charleston this summer. It devastated the landscape and businesses on the mountain.

Now a group of Las Vegas musicians and comedians are working together to help fund restoration efforts.

The benefit will raise money for Southern Nevada Conservancy, which works with the U.S. Forest Service and the Great Basin Institute to run educational programs in the Spring Mountains.

The event will be Saturday, Oct. 12 at The Hideaway, 3369 Thom Boulevard. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the benefit will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. The event is for people 21 and older.

There will be several bands and solo artists from the Las Vegas valley are scheduled to be part of the event.   

Cleanup Effort at Centennial Hills Active Adult Center Set for Saturday

Cleanup Effort at Centennial Hills Active Adult Center Set for Saturday

A group of young men and women will be working to beautify their neighborhood with a cleanup effort planned for Saturday.

City of Las Vegas Ward 6 Councilman Steven D. Ross and the Northwest Youth Empowerment Council will be cleaning up the grounds around the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6602 North Buffalo Drive.

From 8 a.m. to noon, volunteers will be removing trash, raking leaves and trimming bushes to beautify the center. Several student clubs from Arbor View High School, Boy Scout troops and members of the center will be helping.

The city of Las Vegas will be providing tools and equipment for the project. Volunteers will need to bring their own gloves.