Centennial Neighborhood News, June 19-25, 2014


SOIL AVAILABLE AT RESEARCH CENTER & DEMONSTRATION ORCHARD IN NORTH LAS VEGAS

In September 2013, the northwest area of the Las Vegas Valley and the Carpenter One Fire scar area were impacted by a severe rainstorm producing intense rainfall and heavy runoff which washed a large amount of soil and debris into North Las Vegas’ detention basin at Sand Stone Ridge Park.

As a result of the storm, more than 26,000 cubic yards of soil coated the basin floor. The deposited soil was tested and it was determined to be highly enriched soils and was perfect for use as topsoil.

The soil is available for pickup from the Research Center on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday mornings. The soil is free if loaded by the individual and $1 per tractor scoop loaded. A $2 fee is charged to those who do not bring containers. The center is at 4600 Horse Drive. Contact Jon Chodacki, research center technician, at 702-257-5555.

SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD RECRUITMENT FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR STARTS

The North Las Vegas Police Department is recruiting for school crossing guards to work near elementary schools for the upcoming school year. Crossing guards are responsible for assisting students safely across busy intersections on their way to and from school.

The position is part-time and pays $9 an hour. Guards typically work from 6:30 to 9:15 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. every day when school is in session depending on to which school they are assigned.

Apply at cityofnorthlasvegas.com or call 415-633-1017, ext. 6671.

LAS VEGAS SKI & SNOWBOARD RESORT ANNOUNCES NEW QUAD CHAIR LIFT

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, 6725 Lee Canyon Road, will replace Chair 2 with a Doppelmayr quad lift, increasing uphill capacity to 2,000 guests per hour versus the current 900. The upgrade is the first milestone in a larger, multimillion-dollar Master Development Plan that includes plans for an additional 34 trails, at least six more lifts, upgraded equipment and enhanced guest facilities.

This project also includes regrading of the base area and relocating the bottom terminals of chairs 1 and 2 to allow for easier loading and access to intermediate and advanced terrain. Construction is set to be complete Nov. 28. Due to construction, LVSSR will not open for summer activities until July 4. Visit skilasvegas.com.

NORTHWEST CAREER AND TECHNICAL ACADEMY RANKED NO. 4 IN NEVADA

U.S. News and World Report magazine reviewed more than 31,200 public high schools from across the nation as part of its 2014 Best High Schools Rankings.

Schools were ranked within each state and nationally, based on students’ performance on standardized tests as well as college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. The magazine also looked at how well schools educated their black, Hispanic and low-income students.

Northwest Career and Technical Academy was ranked the fourth-best high school in Nevada and 1,239th nationally, up from 2,206th nationally last year. The silver medal-winning school had a 40 percent participation rate and a 27 percent passing rate on the Advanced Placement exams.

CENTENNIAL HILLS HOSPITAL PLANS BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION CLASS

A babysitting certification class is planned from 8 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of every month at Centennial Hills Hospital, 6900 N. Durango Drive. The four-hour class helps youths ages 11 to 16 gain the knowledge and skills they need to care for infants and children, as well as time to practice these skills in a web-based program.

The cost is $30 per person. The class will be held in the computer lab on the first floor of the hospital. Class size is limited, and registration is required by calling 702-388-4888.

EIGHTH ANNUAL HENRY PRENDES CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC RAISES $31,500 FOR HENRY’S PLACE

The eighth annual Henry Prendes Charity Golf Classic, held April 26 at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, raised more than $31,500 for Henry’s Place, approximately double what the event raised last year, with funds going toward building a camp facility for underprivileged youths in the valley.

Proceeds from this year’s event are set to be spent on civil engineering as well as the laying of foundations for the cabins and other structures as the next steps in the site’s development in Cedar City, Utah. Visit henrysplace.org.

SHADE STRUCTURE IN THE WORKS AT SUNNY SPRINGS SKATE PARK

A new shade structure is scheduled to be constructed at Sunny Springs Skate Park, 7620 Golden Talon Ave. The installation is set to be complete by late spring. The total project is estimated at $80,000, with costs to be paid from the Ward 6 Residential Construction Tax fund.

Dalton Taylor, 10, a student at Rhodes Elementary School, requested the project in an email to City Councilman Steve Ross last May.

LAS VEGAS CITY COUNCIL APPROVES LEASE WITH HORSES4HEROES

The Las Vegas City Council voted to approve a concession lease with Horses4Heroes, paving the way for the local nonprofit organization to create a Community Equestrian Center at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday by appointment, throughout the year, weather permitting. Daily activities are set to include HorsePlay at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., a mommy and me class for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 18 months to 6 years), beginning and intermediate lessons and after-school programs for elementary, middle school and high school students from 2:30 to 6 p.m.. Birthday parties, field trips, corporate retreats and leadership workshops can be scheduled by appointment.

For more information, visit horses4heroes.org or call 702-885-1943.

CONSTRUCTION TO RESUME ON MEDICAL CAMPUS IN NORTHWEST VALLEY

Construction is scheduled to resume on Centennial Hills Center, 6100 N. Durango Drive, a 24.36-acre mixed-use development offering medical and professional office condominiums for sale or lease. The project consists of 18 buildings encompassing 290,269 square feet of medical and professional office and retail buildings in the northwest valley. The partially completed project, on which construction was shuttered in 2008 due to the economic recession, is back on track for phase one completion by summer.

KIWANIS CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

The Kiwanis Club of North Las Vegas, a chapter of the international service organization, is scheduled to meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at T.G.I. Friday’s at the Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway.

Club community projects have included canned food drives, car shows, kites in the park events and charity fundraisers.

The fourth meeting of the month is limited to members only. For more information, visit nlvkiwanis.com or call 702-399-7373.

NORTH LAS VEGAS ROTARY CLUB TO MEET

The North Las Vegas Rotary Club of Las Vegas meets at 7:15 a.m. Fridays at the Los Prados Golf and Country Club, 5150 Los Prados Circle.

The weekly breakfast meetings include guest speakers, networking, education workshops and service projects.

For more information, visit nlvrc.org/newsite.

PLANETARIUM HOSTING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The Planetarium at the College of Southern Nevada hosts educational programs and stargazing at various times Fridays and Saturdays at 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Tickets are $4 for children and seniors and $6 for adults. For more information, including times, visit csn.edu.

ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY HOLDS OUTREACH EVENTS

The Las Vegas Astronomical Society holds events every month for those interested in learning about astronomy. The society meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., usually with a speaker or program on an astronomical topic.

For more information on the group, visit lvastronomy.com.

ALIANTE LIBRARY WRITERS CLUB TO MEET MONTHLY

The Aliante Library Writers Club is set to meet monthly from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Aliante Library, 2400 w. Deer Springs Road. The group gathers for networking, readings and learning about writing. For more information, call 702-839-2980, visit nlvld.org or email Glory Wade at glorywadewriter@gmail.com.

CENTENNIAL HILLS LIBRARY HOSTS STORY TIME FOR KIDS

The Centennial Hills Library plans to host story time for babies from birth to 18 months at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. most Thursdays and story time for children ages 3-5 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. most Wednesdays at 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Organizers plan to offer songs, nursery rhymes and language-enrichment activities with an adult. For more information, call the library at 702-507-6100 or visit lvccld.org.

MASTER GARDENERS TO HOST KIDS GARDENING CLASSES

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener program plans to offer hands-on gardening activities from 9 a.m. to noon every other Saturday at the Clark County Center for Urban Food Production, 4600 Horse Road.

Children ages 7-12 are invited to attend. The eight-session-per-semester class fee is $50. Students must register to participate.

For more information, contact Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523 or johnsonk@unce.unr.edu.

WILDLIFE REFUGE GROUP HOSTS MONTHLY MEETINGS

Friends of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices, 8050 Paradise Road.

The group provides volunteers and other support to the National Wildlife Refuge, 30 miles northwest of Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.

For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page or call Harry Konwin at 702-515-5494.

SENIOR GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETS BIMONTHLY

A grief support group for seniors is set to meet the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 9 a.m. at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. For more information, call 702-229-1702.

AUDUBON SOCIETY HOSTS BIRD WALKS

The Red Rock Audubon Society hosts bird walks at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, starting at 8 a.m. on the third Saturday of every month. Walks last about two hours and are geared toward beginners and casual walkers. Attendees meet in the last parking lot in the group picnic area. For more information, visit redrockaudubon.org.

CENTENNIAL HILLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER TO HOST KNITTING GROUP

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center plans to host a low-cost knitting group for adults 50 or older at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The group is free to those with a $2 annual adult center membership. For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.

BELLY DANCE CLASSES PLANNED AT ACTIVE ADULT CENTER

Join members of the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center for belly dance classes set for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. Class members, led by instructor Jeanne Baer, have performed during luncheons at the Lieburn Senior Center and at a Chinese New Year celebration in Sun City Anthem. For more information, call the center at 702-229-1702.

FREE TRAPPERS SET TO MEET IN SPRING MOUNTAINS

Spring Mountain Free Trappers meet for a black powder shoot the first weekend of each month at CC Spring and Lovell Canyon roads in the Spring Mountains southwest of Las Vegas. Locations vary depending on weather, so call Daniel Trousdale at 702-645-2658 before attending. For more information, visit smft.org.

 

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