VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR ANNUAL SKI RESORT CLEANUP JUNE 23
Volunteers are needed for an annual post season litter pick up event planned for 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort , 6725 Lee Canyon Road on Mount Charleston .
The clean up is to include scenic chair lift rides and a hunt for a 2012- 13 season pass. A complimentary barbecue lunch is set to be included.
Participants are advised to wear hiking attire and be prepared for a day in the outdoors by bringing sunscreen, a hat, and proper eyewear and footwear. The resort will be providing volunteers with trash bags, gloves and water. No RSVP is required.
For more information, visit skilasvegas.com .
SKI RESORT TO HOST WEEKEND ACTIVITIES FROM JUNE 29 TO SEPT. 9
Starting June 29, the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort , 6725 Lee Canyon Road on Mount Charleston, is to host open activities during weekends
Visitors can play disc golf and enjoy scenic chair lift rides for a fee, Friday through Sunday, June 29 through Sept. 9 .
Disc golf on an 18-hole course is to be hosted from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for $10 per session or a $50 season pass . Participants receive a chair lift ride to the course start.
Chair lift rides are available from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at a cost of $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for those younger than 5. A season pass is $50.
Groups interested in hosting special events at the resort can contact John Morelli at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information, visit skilasvegas.com .
GOLF WITH GUNS COURSE TO BE BUILT AT CLARK COUNTY SHOOTING COMPLEX
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 sporting clay stations at most other courses, this course is to feature three shooting positions at each station for a total of 90 .
World-renowned outdoorsman Marty Fischer designed the course.
It is unknown when the station will open.
For more information, call 455-2000 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/shootlasvegas .
NEW BUSINESS FEATURES ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND A LOUNGE FOR PARENTS
Kids' Club , an indoor play center for children 18 months to 8 years, opened June 2 at 5831 W. Craig Road, Suite 103 .
The center is to offer custom play structures, classes, birthday party and sports team event space and a parent lounge. Free trial tumbling classes and playground access are available.
Kids' Club is owned and operated by three mothers .
Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday though Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday . Membership fees are $60 per month for one child and $20 per month for each sibling . Camps and day rates are available.
For more information, visit kidsclublv.com or call 272-0344 .
RANGERS PLAN RED ROCK CANYON CLEANUP
Join rangers to help keep Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area beautiful during a cleanup scheduled for 8 a.m. June 22.
Volunteers are needed to pick up trash on 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.
NIGHT HIKE set AT RED ROCK CANYON
A night hike is planned for Monday at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
The ranger-led three-mile hike will feature summer constellations and some of the stories behind them. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight. No moon will rise that evening, making it a good time to view the stars, organizers said.
The hike is rated moderate and is for those 12 or older. Space is limited. For more information, including the start time, and to register, call 515-5367.
TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ANNOUNCES FARE CHANGES
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada recently approved changes to some of the 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 Hills, 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 are set to become 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. The change is set to become 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 Americans with Disabilities Act. The transportation commission will no longer provide service to clients who live beyond the service area. As of July 2015, about 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. The change is slated to become 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 to $8 from $7 and increasing the fixed-route Strip two-hour all-access pass to $6 from $5. 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.
For more information, visit rtcsnv.com.
FIND ALTERNATIVE CAMPING SITES AT RED ROCK CANYON
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area's developed campground - the Red Rock Campground - is scheduled to temporarily close through Aug. 30 during this low-usage period.
The Red Rock Campground is in the conservation area about two miles east of the Visitor Center on state Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard) and is the only developed campground within the conservation area.
Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the many other camping opportunities in the area, including: backcountry camping at Red Rock Canyon with a permit, 515-5050; Valley of Fire State Park, 397-2088; the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 293-8990 or 293-8906; Death Valley National Park, 760-786-3200; the Mojave National Preserve, 760-252-6100; the U.S. Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 515-5400; the Spencer W. Kimball Scout Reservation, 968-8138; Potosi Pines Camp, 875-1980; and the Clark County Shooting Complex, 455-2000.
Camping is allowed on Bureau of Land Management land outside of the Las Vegas Valley for up to two weeks free. Popular primitive (no facilities) sites include the Bitter Spring Back Country Byway, the Gold Butte Back Country Byway, Knob Hill, the Virgin Mountains, Christmas Tree Pass and the Logandale Trails System.
SEE THE BEAUTY OF RED ROCK CANYON IN PHOTOS
More than 100 photos from the 2012 annual Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest are set to be on display through Aug. 10 at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center Gallery, 1000 Scenic 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 for nonmembers and $12.75 for members.
For more information, contact Friends of Red Rock at 515-5360 or info@friendsofredrock canyon.org.