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Awareness campaign looks to prevent roadway tragedy

How do you curtail, much less prevent, road recklessness and the accompanying mind-set, especially when there's a limited number of traffic officers? That was the question put to a relatively new homeowners association in northwest Las Vegas, and the result was the creation of a community accommodation campaign built around Prevent Any Roadway Tragedy, or PART.

Fire Station No. 107 shows impact of a vote

Here's a reminder for the 29.1 percent of Sun City Summerlin homeowners who, during a special election in February 2009, either failed to vote or cast their ballots in opposition to the city's plan to build Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Station No. 107. Their action and inaction almost succeeded in killing one of the most important initiatives ever undertaken in Sun City.

Palo Verde's scholarship winners set the bar high

If you're a member of the senior class at Palo Verde High School, you've got a tall act to follow. That's because college-bound students who graduated from Palo Verde last spring received $16 million in scholarships, a record for the school and a significant increase from the preceding year's $12.6 million.

Public pressure pushes library district to reconsider fees

Not long ago a big chunk of community theater in Summerlin had fallen into the throes of life support, the result of a Draconian fee increase for the use of the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center. It appeared as if nothing could save Signature Productions, Broadway Bound and other production companies, that is, not until resuscitation arrived in the form of public pressure.

Jewelry maker got into hobby at age of 60

Darel Georges of Sun City Summerlin always made it a point to know the intricacies of machines. He brought his infatuation to Las Vegas in 1958, but he didn't know anything about making jewelry until some 23 years ago, when, at the age of 60, he became fascinated by the machinery used to create gold and silver rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and other fine pieces.