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Hemophilia Walk & 5K On September 21, 2013 at Floyd Lamb Park

Hemophilia Walk & 5K On September 21, 2013 at Floyd Lamb Park

Hundreds of people will be taking part in the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Walk & 5K on Saturday, September 21.

It takes place at Floyd Lamb Park and proceeds will help send children and teenagers to a safe and supervised camp.  It allows those with inherited bleeding disorders and their siblings, to experience the great outdoors and learn important skills in handling and treatment their disorder, free of charge. The public is encouraged to register for the walk and help raise funds for this important cause at  www.hfnv.org

Among those returning to take part in the annual event is the Bartko family of Las Vegas.  Eight years ago, they never would have imagined being so involved in raising funds for inherited bleeding and clotting disorders.  But that was before their lives changed dramatically.

Alison and John moved to Las Vegas in 1999. Soon after that they welcomed their first daughter, Abbey.  A few years after that came Emily.  Shortly after giving birth, Alison noticed the “heel sticks” where blood is taken from the child, appeared to continue to bleed. The nurses, not alarmed, just suggested the bandage be put on a little tighter.  The family went home from the hospital on a Sunday.  Monday morning they were at the pediatrician’s office dealing with Emily’s umbilical cord which had also started to bleed. 

Metro Police Plans Several Celebrations of National Night Out

Metro Police Plans Several Celebrations of National Night Out

Metro Police is working with several neighborhood organizations to celebrate this year's National Night Out.

The community program aims to bring neighbors and police together to keep neighborhoods free of crime. This year's event is August 6 at several places in Metro's jurisdiction.

Avion Apartments, 6901 E. Lake Mead Blvd.

  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Food, games, vendor booths, neighborhood services, rides and games
  • Sponsored by: Sierra Sunrise Coalition

Clark High School, 4291 Pennwood Ave

  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Low-cost vaccinations, school supplies for children 5 to 16 years old, while supplies last.

Downtown Area Command Parking Lot, 621 North 9th St.

Resort Plans Dinner to Honor Those Who Fought the Carpenter 1 Fire

Resort Plans Dinner to Honor Those Who Fought the Carpenter 1 Fire

The Resort on Mount Charleston is putting together a special dinner to thank the men and women who helped fight the Carpenter 1 fire earlier this month and the public is welcome.

The resort will be honoring the firefighters, police, volunteers and all those who helped at dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The event will feature a dinner buffet, open bar and an awards/recognition ceremony.

Lightning sparked the fire July 1, and it quickly spread, pushed by high winds and temperatures. The fire forced the evacuation of several communities on Mt. Charleston.

By the time crews were able to contain it, it had burned through nearly 30,000 acres. 

Centennial High School Presented with Firefighter Tool

Centennial High School Presented with Firefighter Tool

During the height of the Carpenter 1 fire, Centennial High School was turned into a command center for the fire crews battling the blaze.

To show their appreciation, the Hotshot team that worked to contain the fire returned to the school. The team presented the administration at the school with a Pulaski Axe, their favorite firefighting tool.

The Carpenter 1 fire destroyed nearly 30,000 acres of forest on Mt. Charleston, but the hard work of the firefighters finally brought it under control. 

Evacuated Pets Can Stay at City Animal Shelter

Evacuated Pets Can Stay at City Animal Shelter

The main animal shelter in Las Vegas is helping people evacuated from the Mt. Charleston wildfire by temporarily housing their pets.

Residents of Kyle Canyon, Trout Canyon and Lee Canyon may drop off their pets at The Animal Foundation, 655 N. Mojave Road, from 10 am - 7 pm.

The shelter will provide space for evacuation pets for the duration of the evacuation orders. Pet owners using the temporary housing must present ID at check-in and provide valid contact information.

As a precaution, evacuation animals will be vaccinated unless residents can provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations. All animals entering the facility will receive a veterinary check and will be fed if owners do not provide food. Owned animals needing medication administered on a daily basis may or may not be admitted to the shelter, and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Owners of pets housed at the shelter can visit their pets daily from 11 am - 7 pm.

Summer Food Program Provides Nutritious Meals for Kids

Summer Food Program Provides Nutritious Meals for Kids

Three Square Food Bank and its partners launched the Summer Food Service program Wednesday to ensure southern Nevada children do not go hungry this summer.

When school is out, kids who use the free and reduced lunch program often do not have access to nutritious meals. The summer food program works to fill that gap.

"It is scary when you think about families that can't put food on the table because they are making choices to pay rent, pay their utility bills, that are higher during the summer," president and CEO of Three Square Food Bank Brian Burton said. "These are very unacceptable choices. They shouldn't have to choose to go without food."

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, kids 18 years and younger can receive free lunches now through August 23.

One partner for the program is the YMCA. Lunches are available at all four YMCA's throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Locations include:

Madagascar 3 Featured in Family Movie Night

Madagascar 3 Featured in Family Movie Night

Free Family Movie Night is returning to Centennial Park June 21.

Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross will host a screening of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" at 7:30 p.m.

The Slidin' Thru food truck will have refreshments available for purchase, but people are encouraged to bring a picnic baskets, blankets and folding chairs.

The movie will start at dusk and is sponsored by Lexus of Las Vegas.