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Family Music and Melodrama Night set for Thursday


An evening of family entertainment is planned for Thursday at Centennial Hills Park.

Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross is hosting a family concert and melodrama. The event starts at 7:30 p.m., with a performance by the School of Rock Las Vegas West. Following the live music, the cowboys of Bonnie Springs Ranch will present and old west-style melodrama.

Refreshments will be available for purchase from Pop’s Philly Steak. People are encouraged to bring blankets, picnic baskets and folding chairs to enjoy the show. 

Student Leaves Wheelchair to Walk on Graduation Stage

Student Leaves Wheelchair to Walk on Graduation Stage

Students from around southern Nevada have overcome overwhelming obstacles to earn a high school diploma.

However, the demonstration of one student’s remarkable achievements brought the audience to their feet at the recent graduation ceremony at Arbor View High School.

Matthew Fields has been confined to a wheelchair his entire life. He worked hard to overcome health issue and earn his diploma.

During the graduation ceremony June 18, Fields showed his fellow graduates, teachers and the audience just how far he has come with hard work and determination. He left his wheelchair on the stage and walked to the podium.

While at the podium, he gave instructions for the presentation of colors and led the singing of the national anthem.

Ski and Snowboard Resort Needs Volunteers for Cleanup

Ski and Snowboard Resort Needs Volunteers for Cleanup

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is looking for volunteers to help clean up.

The resort is looking for people to clean up the trash on the slopes, base and parking areas. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.  Following the cleanup, volunteers will be treated to a complimentary barbecue lunch at the base lodge.

There are incentives for cleaning up. Prizes, including a season pass to the resort, have been hidden on the mountain. The resort will provide trash bags, water and gloves. Volunteers should wear heavy-duty shoes and be dressed to work outdoors. 

Girl Scouts Take Action to Fix Crosswalk

Girl Scouts Take Action to Fix Crosswalk


A group of Girl Scouts worked Tuesday to make crosswalks near Rhodes Elementary School a little safer through a service project. Girl Scout Troop 199, working with Clark County School District Safe Routes to School program in the School-Community Partnership office, Look Out Kids About and City of Las Vegas Public Works, took part in the painting project. The troop painted the message "STOP! LOOK LEFT, LOOK RIGHT." at crosswalks to promote safe walking to and from schools. Many of the scouts attend middle schools nearby or have younger siblings, neighbors and friends attending the elementary school, and wanted to help make it safer for all students. A Safe Routes to School grant provided the stencils for the message.


Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More Than 202 Tons of Food

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, working with a number of dedicated partners, helped collect 404,028 pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

That is more than 202 tons of food, which was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries in Southern Nevada to help those who struggle with hunger.  Last year, this effort collected 372,789 pounds of food.

“We know we are making a difference,” said Glenn Norton, president of the Las Vegas branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  “As letter carriers, we see the need every day on our routes, which is why we look forward to this national food drive every year. But we couldn’t make the impact we do without the community’s support, or the support of our amazing partners. On behalf of all our member letter carriers, I offer a sincere thank you.”

Run to Remember Law Enforcement Officers Underway

Run to Remember Law Enforcement Officers Underway

A special run between Las Vegas and Carson City is underway. It is a 450-mile trek in remembrance of law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The 13th annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run started Thursday morning from Police Memorial Park. There are 120 segments to the run, which is one for every law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Nevada. Runners are carrying a baton with the officers’ names on them. This year, three new names have been added to the list.

"With this year's run we cherish the memory and celebrate the service of three brother officers that made the supreme sacrifice," Assistant Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said.

Anthony, Youngsters to Plant Arbor Day Tree in Majestic Park

Anthony, Youngsters to Plant Arbor Day Tree in Majestic Park


Las Vegas Councilman Stavros Anthony will join first- and second-grade classes from Eileen Conners Elementary School to plant a shoestring acacia tree at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, in Majestic Park in honor of Arbor Day.

The children also will bury a time capsule with the tree. Majestic Park is located at 3997 Hualapai Way. The tree will be planted near the Hualapai/Alexander Road entrance. 

Laura Eisenberg, a community forester with the Nevada Division of Forestry, will present the city with a Tree City USA flag, marking the 20th year Las Vegas has earned this recognition from the National Arbor Day Foundation because of its program to care for community trees.