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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.

Could a baseball stadium be in Summerlin’s future?

With construction on the 106-acre Shops at Summerlin retail center set to resume next year, many are wondering what the 200-acre tract adjoining the site will become. The Howard Hughes Corp. is saving the site for “something special” could that include a new home for the Las Vegas 51s?

Revival of Summerlin Centre a harbinger of good things to come

Could it be that Summerlin is leading the way toward an economic recovery for Las Vegas? After almost five years of inactivity, what will ultimately become the very heart of Summerlin has begun to make its long-awaited resurgence.

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team inspires awe

Think about this for a moment: their motto is “Life without a limb is limitless.” Then you watch them display that motto on a softball field, and you become an instant believer.

Jack Kemp reconnection shows man was a class act

Columnist shares story of his chance to reconnect with Jack Kemp 1996 vice presidential candidate and AFL championship quarterback of the 1964 Buffalo Bills in Sun City Summerlin.

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.

Sun City swim club harbors plenty of talent

No, they’re not members of the U.S. Olympics swim team. They’re members of the Sun City Summerlin Swim Club. But don’t take that lightly because some of them have competed against the swimming elite, gaining fame and their share of medals.

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.

Advertising disguised as today’s phone books

Remember getting a single phone directory dropped at your front door once a year? Now we have lots of books dropped at our doorsteps, some imitations of phone directories. And to confuse you more, they’re all being dropped at your front door at various times of the year.

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