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Members of the Tolbert Mills Homeowners Association can speak with Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross of Ward 6 during a meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 5135 Camino Al Norte, Suite 160. To reserve a time with Ross, call Michelle Thackston at 229-6154.

Access national conservation areas for free on first day of summer

The Red Rock Canyon, Sloan Canyon and Nellis Dunes national recreation areas will be free for visitors on the first day of summer, June 21, thanks to the Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior.

For more information, visit

COMMENT period ON changes
to bus system open througH July 9

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is considering changes to its bus system that are set to be implemented in September.

The commission is accepting input from residents until July 9. Visit for a list of meeting dates, places and times.

The evaluation may result in various types of changes, such as frequency reduction, selected trip eliminations, changes to hours of operation, shortening of routes, elimination of routes with low ridership and route redesigns.

The paratransit service also will be adjusted and will maintain the mandated three-quarter-mile border on each side of the fixed route boundary.

To comment, use the website, call 676-1557 or fax to 676-1589. Letters can be sent to RTC —- attention Transit Service Outreach, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106.

Comments can be made in person at the Bonneville Transit Center, 101 E. Bonneville Ave., and the RTC Administrative Office, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway.

Camping near Red Rock Canyon
closed for summer due to lull

The campground at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is closed until Sept. 1 due to summer’s low usage.

The campground is about two miles east of the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center on state Route 159 (West Charleston Boulevard) and is the only developed campground within the conservation area.

Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of other camping opportunities in the area, including backcountry camping at Red Rock Canyon with a permit, 515-5050; the Valley of Fire State Park, 397-2088; the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 293-8990 or 293-8906; Death Valley National Park, 760-786-3200; the Mojave National Preserve, 760-252-6100; the USDA Forest Service Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest, 515-5400; the Spencer W. Kimball Scout Reservation, 968-8138; and the Potosi Pines Camp, 875-1980.

Camping is allowed on Bureau of Land Management land outside the Las Vegas Valley for up to two weeks without charge.

For more information, visit


The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans a Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

Nonprofit and government organization participants will learn how to develop a community needs assessment; set goals; write outcome objectives; create a working budget; develop a budget; and write a budget narrative.

The class instructor is Pamela Kahn-Van Pelt, a grant and resource specialist for the Cooperative Extension.

Register by calling 257-5502 or emailing A $25 fee is due the day of the class to cover the cost of materials.

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