The number of women buying guns is on the rise, with sales to women jumping 20 percent between 2011 and 2012, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, an industry trade group. The information comes on the heels of a December Pew Research Center poll showing that, for the first time in 20 years, there is more support among Americans for gun rights than gun control.
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Aaron Chisolm , a junior at Palo Verde High School, has received an invitation from Down Under Sports to participate in a conference on Australia’s Gold Coast. He is the only football player from Nevada chosen to go. Sponsors support the cost of the trip, and those sponsoring Chisolm will be entered to win tickets for two to Australia. Entry deadline is June 1. All donations go directly to Down Under Sports at 435-753-4732 or downundersports.com/make-payment. He is the son of Linda and David Chisolm of Las Vegas.
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They pack heat, and they know how to use it. Nationwide, more women are said to be purchasing firearms. According to a study released this year by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 74 percent of U.S. gun retailers saw an increase in female patrons from 2011 to 2012, with women making up 20 percent of total gun sales.
All the third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Rainbow Dreams Academy, 950 W. Lake Mead Blvd., are learning to play violin, but only a handful have instruments to bring home for practice. This left instructor Patrick Clark with a challenge as he created the new program at the charter school.
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The Drama Kids program holds no auditions and denies no child. It focuses on speech and drama through literacy enrichment and aspires to give children better public speaking skills and confidence in social settings.
The story of a fictional family’s rise over three generations is shared in Las Vegas author Wes Davis’ novel “The Stanhope Legacy.”
Las Vegas literary happenings this week include the United Way Flip Through Summer Reading Kickoff.
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The annual Helldorado Days Celebration & Rodeo is scheduled from May 14 to 17, but one person who won’t be there is 79-year-old Rollie Gibbs, who has attended the event since before he could walk.
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Hackberry Canyon in the southwestern section of the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument remains so enchantingly unspoiled it’s easy to forget you’re in the 21st century. And that’s the point of going there. While the hike is quite remote, the reward is a stunning narrow canyon, carved by a perennial stream, flanked by lush vegetation. If you go right now, there are also wildflowers.
When a sensitive tooth erupts into full-blown pain in the middle of the night, where can you go for relief? The time to ask that question is before you experience a dental emergency.
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In this day and age, it has become increasingly easier for people to tell their story through photos and anecdotes on social media. Parents especially have jumped at the chance to record their child’s milestones for distant friends and relatives.
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Despite what you may have heard, locals do go to the Strip, and they do go downtown. I know because they email me all the time to tell me about their dining experiences in both places, good and bad (though mostly good). And one of the places I hear about most often is Cafe Cortez at the El Cortez.
The downtown dining resurgence spreads ever farther east with the opening of PublicUs. The self-described canteen-style neighborhood restaurant and coffeebar recently opened in the Fremont East District within walking distance of The Writer’s Block book store and Bunkhouse Saloon.
American Mothers Inc. is set to hand out its annual Mother of the Year awards May 9.
Marvetta King is a physically disabled widow of a veteran raising three of her grandchildren, each of whom has medical issues.