On June 8, North Las Vegas city officials notified Clark County it would start discharging effluent from the plan into the county-owned Sloan Channel. For months, the city and the county have been feuding over North Las Vegas’ plan to flush treated sewage from its new $300 million facility into the channel.
The move will likely land the two entities in court. Commissioners expressed disbelief about the city’s decision. The city plans to discharge about 25 million gallons of effluent a day into the channel where it would flow several miles into the Las Vegas Wash and Lake Mead downstream. In a statement, the city said it “has the legal right to discharge into the Sloan Channel” and added that it now “plans to exercise that right.”
NORTH LAS VEGAS CITY COUNCIL
SCHEDULED TO MEET WEDNESDAY
The North Las Vegas City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 2200 Civic Center Drive. For more information or to get a copy of the agenda, visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com and click on “Meetings & Agendas” on the left side.
HELP NORTH LAS VEGAS WIN
FOURTH OF JULY CONTEST
Through today, Liberty Mutual Insurance is hosting the “Bring Back the 4th” online contest, which allows cities nationwide to compete for one of 10 $10,000 grants to support official Fourth of July celebrations. Visit bringbackthe4th.com to take a brief quiz on “Responsible Moments in U.S. History.” The quiz features eight questions about Americans who helped shape our nation and inspire others, from historical icons to everyday people with big contributions.
FRIENDS OF LIBRARY DISTRICT
schedules saturday MEETING
The Friends of the North Las Vegas Library District are planning a public meeting 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Aliante Library, 2400 W. Deer Springs Way. The meeting is open to those who are interested in becoming a member or want to share their ideas. For more information, contact the North Las Vegas Library District at 633-1070.
STALLMAN TOURO CLINIC RECEIVES $10,000 GRANT FOR WORK WITH WOMEN, CHILDREN
The Physician Assistant Foundation awarded the Stallman Tour o Clinic, in partnership with the Shade Tree Shelter, 1 W. Owens Ave., the annual $10,000 Caring for Communities Grant on May 31.
The award was for the clinic’s service to women and children who are homeless or surviving domestic abuse situations. The clinic is the first of its kind to be located inside a shelter and is a model of preventative care for underserved communities across the country.
The clinic provides adult health care, preventative health measures, sick call services and women and pediatric services to patients. The clinic is staffed almost entirely by faculty and staff members from the Tour o University Nevada Physician Assistant Program and volunteers from the community.
MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO SCHEDULED
TO OPEN IN AUGUST
Regency Centers, a nationally owned developer of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers, has leased 2,925 square feet at Deer Springs Town Center, at North 5th Street and the Las Vegas Beltway, to McHenry’s ATA Martial Arts, which is slated to open in August. For more information, visit regencycenters.com.
REGISTRATION, PASSES UNDER WAY
AT AREA YMCAS, INCLUDING SKYVIEW
Day camp registrations and sales of Sizzlin’ Summer passes, which provide four months of unlimited YMCA access, are now under way at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane, and the SkyView YMCA, 3050 E. Centennial Parkway in North Las Vegas.
Y day camp for kids 5 to 15 runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Aug. 26. The Y provides free care for campers from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Camp includes weekly themes and activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, group games and character development activities. Weekly camp prices range from about $100 to $200, and a daily drop-in rate of $45 is offered. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Financial assistance is available.
Sizzlin’ Summer passes are on sale through July. The pass is good for four months from the purchase date and can be used at all locations.
NORTH LAS VEGAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHEDULES COMMUNITY EVENTS
A general membership luncheon is scheduled for noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday at Texas Station’s conference center, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Speakers are to include Terri Janison, director of community relations for Gov. Brian Sandoval and former Clark County School District board president; Antonio Rael, school administrator and principal at Mojave High School; and Nancy Hall, Imagine Schools administrator.
For more information, call 642-9595.
A “Networking on the Greens” event is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 24 at Aliante Golf Club, 3100 W. Elkhorn Road. For more information, call 642-9595. Registration and warm-up is at 1:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. scheduled tee time.
With budget cuts and belt tightening, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is scheduled to offer a one-day class about the “Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing.” The class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road. For more information, call
BELTWAY CONSTRUCTION BEGINS BETWEEN NORTH 5TH STREET AND ALIANTE PARKWAY
Road construction crews will be restricting and shifting lanes in both directions along the Las Vegas Beltway between North 5th Street and Aliante Parkway.
Construction on the beltway is part of a $1.2 million project to replace deteriorating asphalt pavement between the two roads. Las Vegas Paving Corporation is contracted to complete the work, which is expected to be completed in July 2011.
NORTH LAS VEGAS TRAFFIC TO BE DIVERTED ON BELTWAY FOR BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
Traffic on the Las Vegas Beltway at North 5th Street between Losee Road and Aliante Parkway will be diverted. Both westbound travel lanes will be redirected onto the new North 5th Street ramps to get traffic off and on the main line beltway. No westbound access will be provided to North 5th Street to the south, to and from the beltway, in order to construct the North 5th Street Bridge.
Eastbound traffic will remain diverted to the street’s ramps. Construction is part of an $11.8 million project that completes the interchange at North 5th Street and is expected to be completed by fall.
For more information about the closure, visit clarkcountynv.gov.
VEGAS PUB QUIZ
A free trivia pub quiz, hosted by Vegas Pub Quiz, is planned at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. For more information, visit vegaspubquiz.com.