Take a good look at the burst of new homes, shopping centers and restaurants and the crush of new folks coming from every direction and you’ll realize it’s no wonder that Summerlin has become one of the fastest-growing sectors in the Southwest.
Herb Jaffe was an op-ed columnist and investigative reporter for most of his 39 years at the Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey. His most recent novel, “Double Play,” is available.
There’s a softball field in Sun City Summerlin that some view as a throwback to the sandlot they played on as kids. But for most of the seniors who play there the field is viewed more as a site for serious daily activity, and in some cases fulfillment of a passion, than a reminder of yesteryear.
Imagine some Fortune 500 corporation being automatically dissolved because of a law that says its life span must end at 50 years. Well, that’s what has come to light for a handful of homeowner associations in and around Summerlin due to a statute enacted many years ago by the Legislature.
Excitement is growing in northwest Summerlin over the imminent start of construction of a long-awaited community that eventually have nearly 900 new homes.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department wants the public to be keenly aware of potential terrorists and assailants, Detective Sgt. Steve Riback said during a recent Sabbath address at Chabad of Summerlin Synagogue.
Like other readers of the Review-Journal, when I awoke to that front-page banner headline in December, “Attorney vanishes; millions missing,” then read that Robert Graham had allegedly stolen from clients, I was appalled.
Harold Gastwirth, who celebrated his 105th birthday Dec. 26, may be the oldest Cubs fan who was born, was bred and made his living for many years in Chicago.
Las Vegas City Council, take heed: Folks in Summerlin are not happy about those trash-collection changes proposed by Republic Services of Southern Nevada. In fact, many seniors — especially those who live in the hilly sections of Sun City Summerlin — are downright livid over the prospect of having to push rolling trash carts, which Republic would provide, to and from the curb.
Ken and Julie Himmler, who own and manage a financial planning firm in the nine-story office building in Downtown Summerlin, are on an unwavering mission with a twist.
There’s a lot of trash talk going on in City Hall these days, and it’s not just the kind you might expect a month after one of the most contentious elections on record. We’re talking about the garbage you put out for collection.
So imagine this scenario: A state-of-the-art ice hockey practice facility for the Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise just off of Pavilion Center Drive, diagonally to the rear of Red Rock Casino Resort and just opposite Downtown Summerlin. Then, heading farther in an easterly direction and ultimately next door to the 120,000-square-foot ice skating facility, a modernistic baseball stadium for the Las Vegas 51s.
There was a time when political signs urging folks to vote for certain candidates not only dotted the vacant landscapes, they overwhelmed almost every foot of empty space.
“Killing coyotes will not remove the threat. If you get rid of a large number of them now, there will only be an explosion of the predators next year, with just as many coyotes as there are at present, if not more.”
The most comprehensive study of individual and property crimes ever undertaken for Sun City and some of its Summerlin surroundings has revealed that the area is safer and more secure than the rest of Clark County, the state of Nevada and the nation as a whole.