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North Las Vegas Neighborhood News

New park recognized by state society

Tropical Breeze Park, located at Tropical Parkway and Bruce Street, was awarded the 2012 Elmer H. Anderson Park Excellence Award, a recognition of excellence in park planning and design by the Nevada Recreation and Park Society.

The park is the city of North Las Vegas’s newest attraction. It is a 20-acre location with three lighted soccer fields, an all-ages playground, a water play area, group picnic grounds and walking trails.

Citizens group to meet

The North Las Vegas Alliance of Homeowners Association and Concerned Citizens is set to meet at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way .

The public is invited.For more information, contact Bob Borgersen at 649-2176 or via email at vborgersen@cox.net.


The third of nine free symposiums planned to help homeowners with short sales, foreclosure or mortgage insecurity is planned for 6:30 p.m. May 22 at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way.

Real estate experts, loan adjusters, attorneys and credit professionals are slated to attend.

Participants need not have attended previous symposiums.

For more information, email smittygds@gmail.com or call 824-4514.


NV Energy and Southwest Gas plan to host a free workshop on the benefits of solar water heating from 6 to 8 p.m. May 17 in Student Union Room 208 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

Utility customers can meet with company representatives about the incentive programs for this energy-efficient technology. Eligible contractors and vendors will also provide helpful information.

NV Energy customers with electric water heaters can access more information at nvenergy.com/renewablegenerations or call 866-786-3823. Southwest Gas customers with natural gas water heaters can access more information at solarwaterheating
rebate.com or call 855-743-1603.

Health company honored

Jane Lee, founder and president of Jadon Foods, a North Las Vegas-based gluten-free cookies and snacks retailer, was named Microenterprise Business Person of the Year by the Nevada District office of the U. S. Small Business Administration.

Lee is to accept her award during the awards reception planned for 6 p.m. May 23 at Vegas PBS – KLVX TV, 3050 E. Flamingo Road.

For more information on Jadon Foods, visit jadonfoods.com.

Free job fair planned

Lasvegasjobs.com is set to host a free job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 23 at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane.

Staff members are to review resumes and help link job seekers to local employers.

To register or receive more information, visit lasvegasjobs.com, email cindi@lvjobsmail.com or call 257-1527.


The North Las Vegas City Council is set to meet at 6 p.m. May 16 at City Hall, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

For more information or for a copy of the agenda, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com or call the city clerk at 633-1030.


The Southern Nevada Health District has suspended operations at its main facility at 625 Shadow Lane as a result of an engineering report that found that the main building lacks an internal support system and may be unsafe to occupy. This closure impacts only services in the main building.

Services provided in the outlying buildings on the campus are not affected at this time, and services will continue to be available at public health centers in East Las Vegas, Henderson, the Cambridge Community Outreach Center and at service sites throughout the valley. Updated information on service availability also is available at southernnevadahealthdistrict.org or by calling 759-4636 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Client services that are available at other locations include:

Birth and death records at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Health cards at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Cambridge Community Outreach Center

HIV/AIDS testing at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Immunization clinic at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center and the Henderson Public Health Center

Services that have been temporarily suspended include: Food and pool plan review, individual sewage disposal system plan review; loan certifications for private water supplies and sewage disposal systems plan review; and parcel maps plan review.

The health district is anticipating that these suspended services will be operational soon, and the environmental health staff does not foresee an adverse impact on any local businesses.


The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is continuing to hold community outreach events and public hearings until May 17 to discuss the transit fare adjustments proposed by the Fare Working Group to address fiscal challenges. A 60-day public comment period is in effect to obtain community input about the fare recommendations before any decisions are made. The recommendations include modifications to transit fares for the residential market, resort corridor and ADA Paratransit service.

The public is encouraged to attend upcoming public outreach sessions to learn more about the fare proposals at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Centennial Hills Transit Center, 7313 Grand Montecito Parkway.

In addition, the transportation commission plans to host two public hearings on the proposals from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bonneville Transit Center.

The public may review the proposed fare adjustments at rtcsnv.com.

Cannery partners with Operation Showers of Appreciation

Members of the community are encouraged to drop off their new, unwrapped baby items to the valets of the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road, or the Eastside Cannery, 5255 Boulder Highway, through Friday for Operation Showers of Appreciation, which is set to help military expecting mothers and their families receive the items needed when caring for their newborns.

Individuals or companies wishing to donate items or volunteer may contact Jody Shervanick, PR coordinator and Las Vegas shower organizer of Operation Showers of Appreciation Inc., at 862-6064 or email jodyshervanick@


The Help Stamp Out Hunger food drive is planned for Saturday. To participate, leave a bag of nonperishable food items at your mailbox that day for your letter carrier.

Another option is to visit an Albertsons Sav-on Pharmacy through Saturday to purchase a pre-packaged bag of nonperishable food.

Shoppers can also donate $1, $5 or $10 at the register. A “stamp” will be hung in honor of each donation. Donation “stamps” supporting the food drive can also be found at any Goodwill of Southern Nevada retail store through Saturday.

Last year’s effort raised nearly 200 tons of food that was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries to help those in our community who struggle with hunger.

For more information, visit sngoodwill.org or contact Glenn Norton at glenn@nalc2502.com.


The Kiwanis Club of North Las Vegas, a chapter of the international service organization, is scheduled to meet at
6:15 p.m. each Tuesday at T.G.I. Friday’s in Aliante Station, 7300 Aliante Parkway.

Club community projects have included canned food drives, car shows, kites in the park events and charity fundraisers.

The fourth meeting of the month is limited to members only.

For more information, visit nlvkiwanis.com or call 399-0332.


Text and support the victims of domestic violence assisted by the Shade Tree, 1 W. Owens Ave.

The “Text to Give” campaign launched Feb. 14. Donors can text “TST” to 501501 and donate $10. Donors who wish to gift a larger amount can text “TST” to 91011.

All of the donation goes directly to the Shade Tree, a nonprofit assisting victims of domestic violence.

Donors can make unlimited donations.

For more information, visit theshadetree.org or call 385-0072.


The North Las Vegas Rotary Club of Las Vegas meets at 7:15 a.m. Fridays at the Painted Desert Golf Club, 5555 Painted Mirage Road.

The weekly breakfast meetings include guest speakers, networking, education workshops and service projects.

For more information, visit nlvrc.org/newsite or call Bob Lillis at 340-9735.


Camp Mariposa, a grief camp, is scheduled for July 20-22 at Camp Potosi in Lovell Canyon southwest of Red Rock Canyon.

The camp is accepting applications from children 7 to 12 who have lost a loved one.

It is partially funded through grants from Cox Communications and Speedway Children’s Charities. There is no cost to families of accepted campers. A $25 refundable deposit is requested with the application in order to reserve a space. Reservations should be received by June 22.


Open registration for Clark County Parks and Recreation’s summer overnight camps in July commenced March 1.

The price is $400 per child.

This fee includes all meals, snacks, activities, supplies and an official camp T-shirt. Omni Discovery Camp, for ages 8 to 12, is set to take place from July 22-27, and the On the Edge Camp, for ages 13 to 15, is set for July 15-20.

Both camps will take place at Camp Lee Canyon, about 30 minutes from North Las Vegas.

For more information, call 455-1905 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.


The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Southern Area’s 4-H camp is planned for July 29-Aug. 4 at the Nevada State 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe. Registration is open to campers 9 to 15 until the camp is full.

The cost is $350 and includes transportation, meals and activities. To sign up, contact Mary Regan at 257-5524 or reganm@unce.unr.edu.

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