With climate change-fueled drought continuing to grip the Colorado River Basin, Southern Nevada residents and businesses alike continued doing their part to conserve water by following seasonal watering restrictions, removing decorative grass, and preventing and reporting water waste throughout 2022. The overwhelming response to local conservation measures takes on added significance in 2023, as […]
For Lisa Marrero, a water waste investigator with the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), penalizing residents and businesses for wasting water is secondary to educating them about the vital importance of preventing water waste. “I believe education and awareness is the key,” she said. “As I discover water waste and inform the customer, it provides […]
This holiday season, find everything you need to decorate your home at Star Nursery! Find real Christmas trees, poinsettias, wreaths, garlands, and more!
If you’re planning a holiday adventure in Southern Nevada this winter, fuel up at Maverik – Adventure’s First Stop. Whether day or night, Maverik raises the bar with a variety of top-notch refreshments as well as fresh food created by Maverik’s Executive Chef Kyle Lore. Maverik should be first on the stop for drinks, […]
October is for planting! At Star Nursery, fall is one of our favorite seasons because gardeners have the chance to refresh their garden from the hot, summer months with new crops and flowers. As we watch the leaves change colors, gardeners can sit back, relax, enjoy the cooler weather, and prepare for a restful winter. If you’re interested in fall gardening, click to read more!
Tracking down and repairing leaks in your home is crucial to helping the community save water, especially as a shortage on the Colorado River will reduce the amount of water we can draw from Lake Mead—the source of 90 percent of our supply—by 8.1 billion gallons beginning in January 2023. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Valley […]
Plants and flowers come in all shapes and sizes! If space permits, gardeners may choose to plant trees or shrubs that will grow to be very large; however, a large amount of space is not required to be a successful gardener. Whether you have a small yard, live in an apartment, or are short on available planting areas, we’ll teach you how to garden in small places!
Living in the hot, dry Mojave Desert doesn’t mean you can’t have a lush, colorful landscape—and with the Water Smart Landscapes Rebate Program, you can, while at the same time you help our community save water and save money on your monthly water bills. Drip-irrigated Water Smart Landscapes are verdant and vibrant—plus, they use 55 […]
In the desert, water waste is considered especially costly. In Southern Nevada, the detectives who investigate these wasteful violations are members of a dedicated squad known as the Water Waste Investigators. Patrolling the community night and day, these committed professionals are dogged in their pursuit to eliminate water waste—as the community faces restrictions on the […]
This past spring, Lake Mead dropped to a historic low, exposing one of Southern Nevada’s three water intakes. No longer able to draw water from the lake, the exposed intake is a stark reminder of the challenges created by the ongoing megadrought impacting the Colorado River basin. Southern Nevada draws 90 percent of its […]
Higher summer temperatures means spending more time indoors to beat the heat. That means using more devices, running air conditioning longer and setting it lower. A power move is something you can do at your home or business to stay comfortable and better manage energy costs. One strong move is to clean or replace your […]
As climate-change fueled megadrought impacts water availability in the Colorado River Basin, the Southern Nevada Water Authority continues to invest in critical infrastructure projects that assure a safe, reliable supply of water for the community. Among these investments is the new Low Lake Level Pumping Station (L3PS) at Lake Mead, the source of 90 percent […]
With the community facing strict limits on how much water we can draw from Lake Mead due to drought and climate change, the biggest sin in Sin City is letting water go to waste. And because the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) has addressed water waste through a series of ordinances, wasting water also […]
During the spring season, many gardeners enjoy visiting the nursery, picking their favorite plants, and returning home to dig in the dirt… but what happens next? In this edition, learn all about reducing water consumption, drip irrigation, and fertilizer basics
National Foster Care Month is commemorated by poignant artistic messages. The month of May is recognized as National Foster Care Month to raise awareness and honor those who offer support and hope. Clark County’s Department of Family Services (DFS) partnered with local artist Darian Geenen to create a traveling art exhibit to be displayed in […]
Laughlin, situated on the beautiful Colorado River and surrounded by mountain ranges, glitters in the desert to beckon visitors to come and enjoy all that is offered. Springtime brings perfect weather, with highs in the mid-80s. This destination has live entertainment that features music for everyone, including today’s top headlines in rock, country, pop, comedy […]
Whether you’re looking to reduce the size of your carbon footprint or trying to save time and money in your landscape, there are plenty of ways to do both by using sustainable gardening practices. In this edition, we’ll be diving deep into how to create a healthy, sustainable garden.
Roseman University, Roseman Medical Group and Roseman Dental & Orthodontics are continuing their mission to advance the health and wellness of the community they serve by educating current and future generations of health professionals and providing medical and dental care. “Roseman, being a not-for-profit institution for health care, we not only have licensed health […]
Mike Rusch got the shock of a lifetime five years ago when he received his first water bill after moving into his home on the west edge of the valley. “It was for $1,100,” Rusch said. “I called the Las Vegas Valley Water District and asked them, ‘Are you sure this is right?’ ” Learning […]
At Star Nursery, spring is our favorite time of the year! Not only are our stores filled with excited and eager gardeners, but it is the time of year where everyone can enjoy the return of sunlight, the feel of warm, fresh air, and the smell of blooming flowers. If you’re interested in growing your own garden, be sure to keep reading! In this edition, we’ll dig deep into all things edible gardening!
Instagram is the kind of platform that can be used to earn a lot of connections and influence minds. It is not just a social media platform that allows you to connect to the world. It is a platform that allows you to connect with other people around the globe and to also create an […]
For months, Americans have been battered by media coverage decrying disaster in the holiday supply chain. The intense focus on how supply chain constraints are affecting everything from Thanksgiving turkeys to Secret Santa presents implies that the situation won’t extend into the new year. But supply chain challenges aren’t going to end when the ball drops. They’ll be on the ballot in 2022. Once invisible to consumers, the pandemic […]
Winter’s chill is making its way into Southern Nevada, which means it’s time to let your irrigation clock cool off while complying with the community’s mandatory seasonal watering schedule. In effect Nov. 1 through Feb. 28, the winter watering restrictions limit both turf and drip irrigation to one day per week based on each […]
Thank you, Las Vegas, for being such a great place to live, raise our families, and make trusted friends. Las Vegas is known for a lot of things, but surprisingly, the best part of Las Vegas is known only to locals – its strong sense of community. Considering that Las Vegas is one of the […]
With a recent water shortage declaration on the Colorado River still fresh in mind—and with summer’s heat giving way to fall’s cooler temperatures—residents and businesses in Southern Nevada can do their part to conserve our community’s water supply by changing their irrigation clocks to comply with mandatory fall seasonal watering restrictions, in effect through Oct. […]
When Henderson resident Peter Seagrave began converting his grassy front lawn to a water-efficient landscape in September 2019, he expected to save money on his water bills while doing his share to conserve our community’s most precious natural resource. What he didn’t count on was the attention his project would attract from his neighbors. “It’s […]
In the midst of drought and climate change, perhaps the biggest sin in Sin City is letting water go to waste. And since the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and its seven member agencies—including the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD)—have addressed water waste through a series of ordinances, wasting water also is against the […]
One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating Vice President Donavan Rohde is an industry veteran. With over 15 years of experience, Donavan has spent his entire professional career serving the Las Vegas community. “I understand the dynamics of Las Vegas,” Rohde said. “We offer maintenance, installs of new equipment, and indoor air quality solutions seven days […]
Perhaps it was their Midwestern sensibilities kicking in, but when Renee DuBoff and her husband, Mike Burton, moved from Illinois to their Henderson home in March 2019, they decided a change was in order for the home’s grassy landscaping. “We knew the West was no place for a lawn,” Renee said. “Lawns require an inordinate […]
When Gray and Sue Gatlin moved into their south Las Vegas Valley community in 2013, they were surprised by how much non-functional grass was in their neighborhood. As most of the lots are about a half-acre in size, it meant large swaths of grass were being watered even though they weren’t used for play or […]