JUDGE TELLS CITY AND UNION OFFICIALS TO RESOLVE ISSUES
Earlier this month, a District Court judge ordered North Las Vegas officials and the 56-member police supervisors union to come to a contract agreement. The Aug. 9 hearing was held to consider a union request for a preliminary injunction to freeze $1.1 million in cuts to police supervisors' pay and benefits, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The Police Supervisors Association, which represents sergeants and lieutenants, had to agree on concessions to help the city trim its $4.9 million budget shortfall. The fiscal year 2012 budget began July 1. Officials say if they can't reach concession agreements with the city's two police unions soon, the city will have to lay off dozens of nonpublic safety employees, probably leading to the closure of city recreation centers.
SLOAN CHANNEL DISPUTE SENT TO STATE COURT AUG. 9
A federal judge decided Aug. 9 that a dispute between Clark County and North Las Vegas officials over the use of the county-owned Sloan Channel belongs in state court.
The city and the county are engaged in a battle over effluent from North Las Vegas' new $300 million wastewater treatment plant. The city began discharging treated wastewater in June into flood control channels controlled by the county. The county argues that the city needs permission. The city originally planned to discharge the water through an $860 million regional pipeline, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. But lower population growth and improvements in sewage treatment made that unnecessary.
North Las Vegas officials argue that the water is almost as clean as drinking water and that using the channels is the same as using the Las Vegas Wash, where treated effluent from elsewhere in the valley goes.
NORTH LAS VEGAS POLICE DEPARTMENT FOILS ATTEMPTED BANK ROBBERY
The North Las Vegas Police Department on Aug. 8 arrested a man who tried to rob the Nevada State Bank at 2014 W. Craig Road.
About 1:15 p.m., dispatchers received reports that a man wearing gloves and a white cloth over his face walked into the bank and announced to several employees his intent to rob the bank. The suspect did not present a weapon, but he ordered money from the clerks. Witnesses continued to give dispatchers information, and the suspect fled on foo t without any money. Officers searched the area and found Steven Horton, 32, hiding in the backyard of a home in the 2300 block of Catskill Court. Horton had items in his possession that connected him to the robbery and witness accounts. He was arrested on one count each of burglary and attempted robbery and was booked into the North Las Vegas Detention Center.
TOMMY MOOSE FUN DAY SCHEDULED
Tommy Moose Fun Day is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 1600 Grayson Ave., by the Loyal Order of the Moose. Teddy bears will be presented to fire departments, police departments, EMTs, burn centers and public staff agencies that use stuffed animals to calm children. There will be a free buffet, door prizes and entertainment at the event. The group is asking for donations of food, money or door prizes to be used to purchase teddy bears. For more information, call 452-2632.
'YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU' AUDITIONS SCHEDULED AT CSN
The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts is seeking actors for its production of "You Can't Take It With You," written by George S. Kaufaman and Moss Hart. Auditions are scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the BackStage Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Auditions will consist of cold readings only. A photo and resume are preferred but not required. Roles for the Nov. 4-19 performances are available for 12 men and seven women. For more information, contact Douglas Baker at 651-4834 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTH LAS VEGAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHEDULED TO HOST COMMUNITY EVENTS
The North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce is set to host a "Networking on the Greens" event from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Aliante Golf Club, 3100 W. Elkhorn Road. For more information, call 642-9595.
ALIANTE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB MEETING SCHEDULED FOR AUG. 30
The Aliante Library Book Club is scheduled to meet Aug. 30 to discuss author Markus Zusak's "The Book Thief." For more information, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com or call 839-2980.
NORTH LAS VEGAS LIBRARY LEGO CLUB SCHEDULED TO MEET AUG. 31
The North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive, is scheduled to get out the Legos for children of all ages from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 31 to show off their creative abilities on the last Wednesday of each month.
Jigsaw puzzles also are provided. No registration is required.
For more information, visit nlvld.org or call 633-1070.
Animal Foundation offers low-cost sterilization
Pet owners who make and keep an appointment to have their dog or cat spayed or neutered at the Animal Foundation's Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic, 655 N. Mojave Road, during August will receive free core vaccinations at the Low-Cost Shot Clinic for the remainder of the pet's life. The August Hot Shots promotion is introduced as summer temperatures, and intake numbers, continue to rise.
The Animal Foundation, Nevada's largest open-admission animal shelter, receives more than 50,000 animals annually. The foundation's intake numbers are higher than those of New York City and Los Angeles, two metropolitan areas with populations much larger than the valley.
To reduce the number of unwanted pets in Southern Nevada, all four valley jurisdictions passed mandatory spay and neuter ordinances in 2010, requiring pet owners to have their animals altered unless they possessed a breeder's or fancier's license. Procedures at the foundation's clinic start at $65 and include IV fluid and pain medication. Vitals (oxygen levels, heart rate, respiration rate and ECG) are monitored during surgery. Core vaccinations include DAPPV, rabies, bordetella and deworming for dogs, and FRVCPC, rabies and deworming for cats.
For more information, call 384-3333.
TRAVEL CLUB TO MEET AT TAP HOUSE
The Las Vegas Single Social and Travel Club for Mature Adults plans to meet at 7 p.m. today at the Tap House, 5589 W. Charleston Blvd.
The meet-and-greet portion is set to start at 6:30 p.m. Meeting discussions focus on day trips, local events, in-state and out-of-state traveling, cruises and international traveling. A guest speaker is frequently featured. Appetizers are served afterward as the group mingles.
For more information, call 888-324-2028.
national Suit drive under way at Men's Wearhouse
The fourth annual National Suit Drive, the country's largest collection of gently used professional attire, is ongoing until the end of August at more than 900 Men's Wearhouse locations across the country.
Bring your gently used business attire to a local participating store and receive a 50 percent off coupon.
For more information or to find a location near you, visit menswearhouse.com.
montandon BOYS & GIRLS CLUB HOSTING SUMMER PROGRAMS
The Montandon Boys & Girls Club, 2627 Donna St., is scheduled to host a summer program that includes art, crafts, sports and computers, among other activities. Registration is available throughout the summer for an annual membership fee. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The program runs through Friday.
The cost is $20 for 6- to 12-year-olds and $10 for 13- to 18-year-olds. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
A free lunch will be provided.
For more information about the programs, call 564-7378.
Team United set to hold Bunco tournament FRIDAY
Team United has scheduled its third annual Bunco Tournament at 5 p.m. Friday at UnitedHealthCare, 2716 N. Tenaya Way, to benefit the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. Tickets are $15 for Bunco only and $25 for Bunco and dinner. The evening includes dinner (optional), entertainment and prizes. Advance registration is required, and participation is limited. Sponsorships and prize donations are being accepted. For more information or for a registration or sponsor packet, call the Bunco information number at 240-8877.
YMCA DAY CAMP SCHEDULED AT SKYVIEW LOCATION
Y day camp for kids 5 to 15 runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday at the SkyView YMCA, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway in North Las Vegas. The Y provides free care for campers from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Camp includes weekly themes and activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, group games and character development activities. Weekly camp prices range from about $100 to $200, and a daily drop-in rate of $45 is offered. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Financial assistance is available.
For more information visit lasvegasymca.org/locations/skyview-ymca.aspx or call 522-7500.
CALENDAR USES AWARD-WINNING PHOTOS of Red Rock Canyon
Friends of Red Rock Canyon has created a limited edition, 16-month calendar featuring the award-winning photography of the 2011 Red Rock Canyon Photo Contest.
The calendar features the sights of Red Rock Canyon and runs through December 2012.
The cost is $15. Reserve your calendar by Sunday, and it will be shipped by Monday. Shipping is $3.95 per order.
Proceeds support Friends of Red Rock Canyon programs. For more information, visit friendsofredrock canyon.org and click on "news."
Junior League of Las Vegas accepting membership applications
The Junior League of Las Vegas Inc. is accepting applications for new members for the 2011-12 provisional class year.
Members will be participating in a variety of projects and outreach programs related to the group's main focus of health and wellness, and other ongoing projects such as education grants.
Last year, JLLV's 400-plus members devoted more than 12,165 volunteer hours at an estimated value of more than $250,000. In addition, JLLV provided more than $100,000 in financial support to the Las Vegas community with more than $1,800,000 in cash, reserves and investments.
For more information, visit jllv.org.