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Vote for Your Favorite Park to Win Thousands

Vote for Your Favorite Park to Win Thousands

Coca-Cola wants to give thousands of dollars to America's favorite park.

The company is teaming with the National Park Foundation, America's State Parks and the National Recreation and Park Association for the second annual America Is Your Park contest. The idea is for families to head into the great outdoors and enjoy state and local parks then vote for their favorite. The park with the most votes will get a $100,000 grant for improvements. You have until September 6 to submit your vote at LivePositively.com.  

Last year the title of America's Favorite Park went to Bear Head Lake State Park in Ely, Minnesota. Officials there were able to use the grant to build a warming hut for people enjoying winter sports. 

City Offers Spring Break Camps

City Offers Spring Break Camps

The city of Las Vegas offers several affordable spring break camps Monday-Friday, April 18-22, for kids ages 6-15.

Advance registration is required. Registration is available online, by telephone and at the centers that are offering the camps. Registration will continue until camps are full.

  • The Charleston Heights Arts Center, located at 800 S. Brush St., is offering both a drama workshop and a dance camp. The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Spring Break Drama Workshop for youth in grades 2-6 costs $135 and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. This popular annual workshop includes theatre games, improvisation, acting exercises, mime, rehearsal skills and plenty of fun. The participants will put on a free performance at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, on the main stage of the Charleston Heights Arts Center theatre.

Metro Motorcycle Competition at Suncoast on Saturday

Metro Motorcycle Competition at Suncoast on Saturday

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will host Saturday its 15th Annual Southwest Police Motorcycle Training and Competition.

This event is an opportunity for police motorcycle officers from across the country to compete and share training ideas. There will be a timed cone course testing the rider’s ability on several different exercises. We will also have a slow race, team ride and pair ride. Officers will compete on their duty motorcycles, Harley Davidson, BMW, Kawasaki or Honda, while in full uniform.

The event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the marquee parking lot of the Suncoast Hotel and Casino (Rampart and Alta) from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be motorcycles, vendors, food, music, and other fun displays for the entire family, and a chance to meet police motorcycle officers from across the country.

All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Special Olympics Nevada.

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.

Urban trails enable residents to explore nature without leaving city

Urban trails enable residents to explore nature without leaving city

With the area's plethora of beautiful local trails, Urban hiking is growing in popularity in the Las Vegas Valley. The Review-Journal weighs in with some of their favorites.

Karen Sikorski has seen all kinds of wildlife on her frequent walks along the trails that wind through Sunset Park's dunes.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

The National Park Service is waiving lake use fees Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave – a savings of $16 per vessel – for boaters who show proof of completing an approved boating course.

"Statistics show that the majority of boaters who are involved in accidents report that they haven't completed a formal boating education course," Superintendent Bill Dickinson said.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics showed that in 2009, 78 percent of boating accidents and 86 percent of boat fatalities involved operators with no formal boating education.

"We're announcing this early so boaters who haven't taken a course will have a chance to do so before the holiday weekend," Dickinson said.

Colliers International Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

Colliers International Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

Colliers International will hold its 16th Annual Links for Life Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 5 at Las Vegas Country Club.

All proceeds raised through sponsorship, foursomes and donations, result in a direct contribution to Links for Life Foundation beneficiaries – Southern Nevada’s children in need.

The Links for Life Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization, and over the past 15 years, the Foundation has donated $2,100,000 to local children’s charities. Quite often donations from Links for Life serve as the bridge between what a charity has already raised and the realization of a specific goal here in southern Nevada.

To help, Colliers International requests you become a sponsor or participant in the Links for Life Golf Tournament. They are also accepting donated auction items and packages for live and silent auctions, as well items for a raffle.

With questions, please contact Gina Jones at 735-5700.