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Clerk's Office Extends Hours for Special Recall Election

 

People living in city of Las Vegas Ward 6 who would like to vote in the special recall election have until January 14 to register.

The City Clerk’s Office will take in-person voter registration now through 9 p.m. January 14. The clerk’s office will have extended hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, January 12 and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14. The clerk’s office is on the first floor of Las Vegas City Hall.

The special recall election will be held Tuesday, January 31. Early voting will be January 26 and 27. Voters in Ward 6 will cast ballots on whether to recall Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross. The recall effort stems from a zoning dispute in the Centennial Hills Auto Mall, where longtime car dealer Joe Scala was forced to close his dealership Christmas Eve 2010.

Arbor View Students Visit Reid's Office

Arbor View Students Visit Reid's Office

 

Nevada Senator Harry Reid this week met with students from Arbor View High School in his Washington, D.C. office. Eight students and their teacher from the Clark County public high school traveled to the nation’s capital to learn the lessons of history and government in person.

“I'm glad I had the opportunity to sit down with these bright young students from Arbor View High School in Las Vegas,” Reid said. “These impressive students are highly engaged on the issues affecting their education and I encouraged them to remain actively involved.”

Arbor View High School opened in 2005 and today serves nearly 2,700 students in grades nine through 12.

Final Coffee With the Mayor Event Upcoming

Final Coffee With the Mayor Event Upcoming

Your last chance for a coffee klatch with Mayor Oscar Goodman takes place next week.

Residents looking to meet and converse with Goodman will have the opportunity at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at Einstein Brothers Bagels, 6770 N. Durango Drive, Suite 140.

The mayor holds a monthly Open Door Meeting, or Coffee with the Mayor, so that residents who have issues to discuss, or would simply like to meet the mayor, have the opportunity. This will be his last Coffee with the Mayor. The mayor’s term is coming to an end and he cannot run for reelection due to term limits.

Mayor's Race Down to Goodman, Giunchigliani

Mayor's Race Down to Goodman, Giunchigliani

LAS VEGAS  -- Las Vegas voters are facing a choice between the city's first lady and a county lawmaker in a June election to replace flamboyant but term-limited Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.

Goodman's wife, Carolyn Goodman, topped 18 candidates in Tuesday's low-turnout municipal primary.

She drew just over 37 percent of the vote, well short of the 50 percent needed to win the election outright.

Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani squeaked past county commission colleague and former city council member, Larry Brown, by just 15 votes to advance to the June 7 runoff. Brown hasn't said if he'll seek a recount.

Giunchigliani is a former schoolteacher and state assemblywoman. She says Sin City needs a serious leader. Carolyn Goodman is promising to finish what her husband started.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Tarkanian, Barlow Retain Council Seats; Martinez, Coffin in Runoff

Tarkanian, Barlow Retain Council Seats; Martinez, Coffin in Runoff

LAS VEGAS -- Two incumbent Las Vegas City Council members breezed to easy re-elections, while voters in one ward picked two contenders for a runoff to replace an outgoing council veteran.

Lois Tarkanian and Ricki Barlow each drew more than the 70 percent of Tuesday's municipal primary vote to win outright and return to the six-member council.

A seven-member race to replace term-limited Mayor Pro Tem Gary Reese was narrowed to former eight-term Democratic state lawmaker Bob Coffin and former state Democratic Party chief Adriana Martinez.

In the race to replace term-limited Mayor Oscar Goodman, his wife Carolyn Goodman and Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchiliani were the top vote-getters.

But Giunchiliani squeaked past County Commissioner Larry Brown by just 15 votes in unofficial results. Brown hasn't said if he'll seek a recount.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Governor Sandoval Reads to Students at Spread the Word Nevada's Adopted School

Governor Sandoval Reads to Students at Spread the Word Nevada's Adopted School

At the request of Spread the Word Nevada, a local children's literacy nonprofit group, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval flew in from Carson City on March 31 to read at  Cambeiro Elementary School. This was his last stop after visiting three other schools in Las Vegas, which concluded the governor's reading tour as part of Read Across America and Nevada Reading Month. During his first school visit in Reno on March 2 Sandoval signed a proclamation declaring March 2011 Nevada Reading Month.

At Cambeiro, Sandoval encouraged students to read and was inspired by their school pride. He also acknowledged the academic progress in literacy that the school achieved last year. He then read "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!" written by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky. Sandoval talked to students about his background and his love for reading. In addition, he answered questions from students about his life and position as governor.

Primary Election Day Almost Here

Primary Election Day Almost Here

Primary Election Day is almost here and Las Vegas city officials urge voters to take part.

On Tuesday, registered voters who live within the Las Vegas city limits will be able to vote for a number of races. All registered voters may vote for mayor and municipal judge for Departments 2, 3 and 5, while residents living in Wards 1, 3 and 5 can also vote for a City Council candidate who would represent their areas.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Absentee and mail ballots must be received by the City Clerk before 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.

Once polls close at 7 p.m., election results will be posted on the city's website, www.lasvegasnevada.gov, and on the city’s government access television station, KCLV Cable Channel 2.

Every vote counts because some seats may be decided in the Primary Election.