An early plan for a dense hilltop development overlooking Red Rock Canyon received the go-ahead Wednesday from the Clark County Commission, despite strident opposition from critics who filled the government center auditorium. Commissioners voted 5-2 to approve Jim Rhodes’ conceptual plan for roughly 4,700 homes and a business park on a former mining site overlooking the national conservation area.
Hemenway Park in Boulder City is a favorite snacking and resting place for desert bighorn sheep and popular viewing site for photographers and wild-animal lovers.
Find out how to vote for Main Street Station in the 2011 America’s Best Restroom Contest, learn how to audition for Rainbow Company’s upcoming season, and take advantage of the Animal Foundation’s pet sterilization discounts with information in this week’s Downtown Neighborhood News.
A new housing complex caters to the needs of those battling HIV and AIDS by providing affordable cottages and a group home stocked with living essentials. The Aid for AIDS of Nevada project aims to ease the load for clients struggling to pay their living expenses and mounting health care costs. Some clients have upwards of $60,000 in medical debt.
Organizers for the Hoops Las Vegas 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament plan to give an Armen Gilliam Memorial Award to the top elite team at a tournament, scheduled from 9:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road
When disaster strikes, Nevada Task Force One can be called upon to respond in fewer than six hours. On July 22, the task force and Nellis Air Force Base conducted a deployment drill to see if they could trim that response time.