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Forest Service Looks for Snow Hosts for Mt. Charleston

Forest Service Looks for Snow Hosts for Mt. Charleston

 

People who look forward to winter and playing in the snow on Mt. Charleston will be interested in volunteer positions through the forest service.

The U.S. Forest Service is looking for Snow Hosts for the Mt. Charleston area of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. The hosts will show people places on the mountain to play in the snow and how to be safe. They’ll also be able to take part in the fun while talking to people at snow play sites.

Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and able to work outside in cold conditions. They’ll be working weekends and holidays. An average shift will be between three and six hours. The minimum commitment is two shifts per month, of course, anyone wanting to work more hours can. Volunteers will be needed now through March.

Ski Resort Hosts Relay Runners Friday Morning

Ski Resort Hosts Relay Runners Friday Morning

The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is hosting the start of a popular relay race starting Friday.

The Ragnar Relay Las Vegas starts at 6 a.m. at the ski resort in Lee Canyon on Mount Charleston. Before the race, the resort will host a breakfast at 5 a.m. and after the staggered start their will be a barbecue at 11 a.m.

The relay is unique because runners work in teams of six to 12 people and run for 12 hours over 200 miles. Each runner takes at three legs during the race. This weekend's race route will take runners from Lee Canyon to Lake Las Vegas in Henderson.

For more on the race and the route the runners will take, go to ragnarrelay.com/race/lasvegas.

Art Event Leads 50th Season for Ski Resort

Art Event Leads 50th Season for Ski Resort

 

An upscale art event will kick off the 50th anniversary season of the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort.

Who’s On Board, a red carpet event at Amanda Harris Gallery of Contemporary Art and The Lady Silvia in downtown Las Vegas, will take place Friday, Nov. 16. The event includes a cocktail reception, art show and a silent auction, with the invitation-only part of the event running from 6 to 8 p.m. and doors opening to the public thereafter.

LVSSR officials challenged 50 local artists to create original pieces using snowboard cutouts as their canvases. A variety of local artists are involved in the exhibit including graffiti artist Ras One, who owns POP2 Cultural Arts Center, sculptor Miguel Rodriguez and tattoo artist Serene Temple, among others.

Bettye Wilson Soccer Park in Contest for $100,000

Bettye Wilson Soccer Park in Contest for $100,000

 

A nationwide contest to earn money for community park improvements could net a local soccer complex as much as $100,000.

City of Las Vegas officials encourage residents to help win $100,000 in improvements for Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex by participating in an effort to register votes in the “America Is Your Park” contest, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Live Positively initiative.

Residents can vote online for this park, located adjacent to Cimarron-Memorial High School near Lake Mead Boulevard and Tenaya Way, at LivePositively.com/parks

F-22 Exhibit to be Centerpiece of Park Construction

F-22 Exhibit to be Centerpiece of Park Construction

The next phase of construction has starte on a unique Las Vegas park.

Construction of Phase 2 of the Raptor Play Park started Monday. The project will add landscaping and turf areas, lighted sidewalk extensions, a picnic shade shelter, benches and tables, and a full-scale F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighter Jet exhibit to the existing park located at the northwest corner of Tropical Parkway and Durango Road.

The F-22 Raptor is the namesake of the park that opened in February 2011 in Centennial Hills. The exhibit will be the visual centerpiece of the park, with its full-scale replica of the fighter jet appearing to fly above the monument plaza, with curved steel beams providing support.

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

It’s your summer, love it!

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is offering special anniversary pricing on Camp Foxtail registration as a celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting. Save $100 on resident summer camp with session prices ranging from $50 to $295.

Camp Foxtail is located in the cool in the cool Spring Mountain Range, just 45 minutes from Las Vegas.

Summer sessions run through August 17 and a 10-day pre-registration is required.  Registration is available at girlscoutsnv.org.