North Las Vegas Neighborhood News


YMCA TO EXTEND FEDERAL LUNCH SERVICE

SkyView Multi-generational Center YMCA is one of three YMCA of Southern Nevada locations to participate in a summer food service program, a continuation of The National School Lunch Program, this summer.

The federally assisted meal program provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to students.

Youths younger than 19 can receive a free lunch Monday through Friday through Aug. 24, with the exception of July 4, at 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.

Durango Hills Community Center YMCA, 3521 N. Durango Drive, and Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane, also plan to participate in the program.

Preregistration is not required.

For more information, visit lasvegasymca.org.

GROUND BROKEN ON 'GOLF WITH GUNS' SITE

Clark County officials broke ground on a 30-station "Golf with Guns" course May 29 at the Clark County Shooting Complex, 11357 N. Decatur Blvd.

Visitors are to be able to target sporting clays, a form of clay pigeon shooting.

Unlike other sporting clay stations, this course is to feature three shooting positions at each station for a total of 90.

Outdoorsman Marty Fischer designed the course.

An opening date for the station has not yet been released.

For more information, call 455-2000 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/shootlasvegas.

SEE THE BEAUTY OF RED ROCK CANYON IN PHOTOS

More than 100 photos from the 2012 annual Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest are on display through Aug. 10 at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center Gallery, 1000 Scenic Loop Drive.

The 2013 Visions of Red Rock Calendar is available at friendsofredrockcanyon.org (click on "store" and "books") and at the Elements Gift Store in the Visitor Center. The calendar features 14 images of Red Rock Canyon entered in the 2012 contest. The cost is $15 and $12.75 for members. For more information, contact Friends of Red Rock at 515-5360 or email info@friends ofredrockcanyon.org.

RANGERS PLAN JUNE 22 RED ROCK CANYON CLEANUP

Join rangers in an effort to help keep Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area clean and beautiful during a cleanup scheduled for 8 a.m. June 22. Volunteers are needed to help clean up trash from the trails. Easy hiking is planned, and all ages are welcome. The cleanup is expected to last about two hours.

For more information or to register, call 515-5367.

YOUTH UNITED LOOKING FOR RECRUITS

Students and parents looking to stay civic-minded this summer are encouraged to join Youth United, a service group conducted by Habitat for Humanity.

Volunteers ages 5 to 25 are welcome to join. The group conducts monthly meetings, volunteers, sponsors and builds a house with its local Habitat affiliate.

For more information, visit habitatlasvegas.org, email trisha@ habitatlasvegas.org or call 638-6477.

SUPERPAWN ANNOUNCES SUPERHEROES CONTEST

SuperPawn announces its SuperPawn SuperHeroes contest to recognize outstanding local volunteers who may win the opportunity to present $1,000 from SuperPawn to a local nonprofit organization of their choice. The community is encouraged to nominate exceptional individuals who align with the program's mission statement:

Each of the three grand prize winners will receive the opportunity to present a $1,000 donation from SuperPawn to the charity of their choice at a special lunch hosted by SuperPawn, a recognition plaque and a $250 Visa gift card.

The individual who nominates the winner will also receive a $100 Visa gift card from SuperPawn.

Nominations will be accepted through July 1 at facebook.com/superpawn.

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ANNOUNCES FARE CHANGES

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada recently approved changes to some of the Las Vegas Valley's transit fares. Fares will be adjusted for Strip routes, paratransit service and reduced-fare passes. Regular fares for residential routes will not increase. The decision also changes some of the transportation commission's policies governing paratransit service.

Residential routes, including Centennial, Westcliff Airport, Boulder Highway, Henderson, and Downtown and Sahara Express routes, are introducing a 15-day pass for $34, which will replace the five-day pass currently offered, and changing the reduced-fare discount offered on residential transit routes to a flat 50 percent discount for all passes. Reduced-fare day passes will cost $2.50, reduced-fare 15-day passes will cost $17, and reduced-fare monthly passes will cost $32.50. Reduced-fare passes are available for youths 6 to 17, seniors 60 or older and persons with disabilities. These changes will be effective Sept. 30.

Paratransit service changes are replacing the $80 unlimited-ride monthly pass with a 46 single-rides coupon book for $80 or a 22 single-rides coupon book for $40. Only one coupon book may be purchased per calendar month, and books expire at the end of each calendar month. Passengers who wish to take additional rides will be charged the $3 single-ride paratransit fare. This change will be effective in July 2013.

Changes also are aligning the paratransit service area with the area served by the transportation commission's regular transit service, within the guidelines of the ADA. The transportation commission will no longer provide service to clients who live beyond the service area. As of July 2015, approximately 480 clients will have to make their way into the service area in order to travel on paratransit. Additionally, paratransit service hours will be aligned with regular transit service. As a result, service will be eliminated in some neighborhoods in the overnight hours. This change will be effective in July 2015.

Strip & Downtown Express Service and Deuce on the Strip Service changes are increasing the fixed-route Strip 24-hour all-access pass from $7 to $8 and increasing the fixed-route Strip two-hour all-access pass from $5 to $6. Strip fares are set to change Sept. 30. Locals who purchase residential passes may use them on any route, including the Strip, at no additional charge.

TEA TASTINGS TO EXPLORE VARIETIES

Taste and compare a variety of teas from around the world at upcoming educational tastings at Tea-rrific, 570 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 180.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday and June 27 to discuss oolongs, greens and rooibos/white teas.

The fee is $15 per session. Reservations are required.

For more information, visit tea-rrific.com or call 228-8327.

FLAG DAY COMMEMORATION PLANNED

Guests are invited to Palm Northwest Mortuary and Cemetery for a ceremony to retire worn and used American flags to commemorate Flag Day at 7 a.m. Thursday at 6701 N. Jones Blvd.

Palm Northwest Mortuary and Cemetery is collecting flags to be retired at any Palm Mortuary location.

For more information, call 464-8460.

YMCA BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANNED

Celebrate SkyView Multi-generational Center YMCA's first birthday with a free pool party planned for 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 3050 E. Centennial Parkway.

Community members are invited to the party, which is to include free admission to the SkyView YMCA, free refreshments while supplies last, free games, Y-Kids classes and swimming in the indoor pool.

For more information, visit lasvegasymca.org or call 522-7500.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS COMPETITION PLANNED

Rogue Warrior Cage Fighting Championships, a mixed martial arts competition to benefit wounded military service members, is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cannery Casino, 2121 E. Craig Road.

The event is to aid the Stars and Stripes Foundation, a local nonprofit organization assisting wounded military service members, veterans and their families.

Stars of Ultimate Fighting Championship and Mixed Martial Arts are slated to participate.

Tickets are $75 for ringside, $35-$55 for tiered seating and $20 for general admission, plus tax and fees.

For more information, visit cannerycasino.com or call 507-5757.

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING PLANNED

The North Las Vegas City Council is set to meet at 6 p.m. June 20 at City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

For more information or for a copy of the agenda, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com or call the city clerk at 633-1030.

DISCOUNTED FELINE ADOPTION FEES AVAILABLE IN JUNE

To mark Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month this June, the Animal Foundation is to offer discounted adoption fees for all adult cats.

Cats 1 year or older are to be available for $30, which is $50 less than the normal adoption fee, until June 30.

The Animal Foundation, 655 N. Mojave Road, receives up to 50,000 animals annually. Numbers grow in the summer months as spring litters are old enough to wander and escape or simply become too mischievous to keep.

For more information, visit animalfoundation.com or call 384-3333, ext. 131.

DATE SET FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Mark your calendars and mobilize neighbors for National Night Out, an event to promote community spirit and reduce crime, planned for Aug. 7.

Communities around the valley and nation are expected to participate in the 29th annual event. Partnerships with neighborhood watches and local law enforcement are encouraged. Participants often celebrate with block parties, cookouts, visits from police and firefighters, parades, flashlight walks and more.

For more information, visit nationaltownwatch.org/nno/, email info@natw.org or call 610-649-7055.

SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT CLOSES MAIN FACILITY

The Southern Nevada Health District has suspended operations at its main facility at 625 Shadow Lane as a result of an engineering report that found that the main building lacks an internal support system and may be unsafe to occupy. This closure impacts only services in the main building.

Services provided in the outlying buildings on the campus are not affected at this time, and services will continue to be available at public health centers in East Las Vegas, Henderson, the Cambridge Community Outreach Center and at service sites throughout the valley. Updated information on service availability also is available at southernnevadahealthdistrict.org or by calling 759-4636 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Client services that are available at other locations include:

Birth and death records at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Health cards at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Cambridge Community Outreach Center

HIV/AIDS testing at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Immunization clinic at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Services that have been temporarily suspended include: Food and pool plan review, individual sewage disposal system plan review, loan certifications for private water supplies and sewage disposal systems plan review and parcel maps plan review.

The health district is anticipating that these suspended services will be operational soon, and the environmental health staff does not foresee an adverse impact on any local businesses.

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. each Tuesday at T.G.I. Friday's in Aliante Station, 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 399-0332.

LOCAL ROTARY CLUB TO MEET

The North Las Vegas Rotary Club of Las Vegas meets at 7:15 a.m. Fridays at the Painted Desert Golf Club, 5555 Painted Mirage Road.

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

For more information, visit nlvrc.org/newsite or call Bob Lillis at 340-9735.

GRIEF CAMP COMING JULY 20-22 TO LOVELL CANYON

Camp Mariposa, a grief camp, is scheduled for July 20-22 at Camp Potosi in Lovell Canyon, 12 miles southwest of Red Rock Canyon.

The camp is accepting applications from children 7 to 12 who have lost a loved one.

It is partially funded through grants from Cox Communications and Speedway Children's Charities. There is no cost to families of accepted campers. A $25 refundable deposit is requested with the application in order to reserve a space. Reservations should be received by June 22.

CAMP REGISTRATION OPENED

Open registration for Clark County Parks and Recreation's summer overnight camps in July is under way.

The price is $400 per child.

This fee includes all meals, snacks, activities, supplies and an official camp T-shirt. Omni Discovery Camp, for ages 8 to 12, is set to take place from July 22-27, and the On the Edge Camp, for ages 13 to 15, is set for July 15-20.

Both camps will take place at Camp Lee Canyon, about 30 minutes from North Las Vegas.

For more information, call 455-1905 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.

4-H CAMP PLANNED AT LAKE TAHOE

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Southern Area's 4-H camp is planned for July 29-Aug. 4 at the Nevada State 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe. Registration is open to campers 9 to 15 until the camp is full.

The cost is $350 and includes transportation, meals and activities. To sign up, contact Mary Regan at 257-5524 or reganm@unce.unr.edu.

 

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