North Las Vegas neighborhood news

City Council refinances bonds to save long term money

The North Las Vegas City Council voted 3-4 Oct. 5 to allow city staff to restructure $137 million in bonds issued in 2002, 2003 and 2006 that funded public buildings such as courts, jail facilities and Civic Center Plaza. The refinancing is expected to save the city approximately $4.2 million dollars as it pays back the debt at a lower interest rate.

Council cited similar action adopted in Clark County, the city of Henderson and by the Southern Nevada Water District to save money long term.

The adopted action is Ordinance No. 2597. Councilmembers Anita Wood and Robert Eliason voted against the ordinance.

Hit the links and support a good cause Oct. 23 at painted desert

The first Chefs for Kids golf tournament is planned for Oct. 23 at Painted Desert Golf Course, 5555 Painted Mirage Drive. Registration is at 7 a.m., and festivities commence at 8 a.m. The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Chefs for Kids program is a joint effort of the American Culinary Federation Chefs of Las Vegas and Cooperative Extension. The extension’s learning gardens are in North Las Vegas.

Early registration for the tournament is $100 per player before Thursday and $110 after. The format is a four-person scramble. Players can pick your own team or will be assigned to a team.

The fee includes greens fee, cart, range balls, luncheon following, snacks on several holes and a team photo. Awards for winning team, longest drive and closest to the pin on a par-3 hole will be presented.

To register or for more information, contact Harvey Blankfeld at 203-1165, Joel Stelzner at 705-595-5250 or Shelly Brown at 596-6330. The deadline to register is Monday.

Chefs for Kids Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to eliminating malnutrition and hunger in children through education and awareness. The tournament is being sponsored by the BrownBlankfeld Group.

Enroll in kiddie Kollege

The city of North Las Vegas’ Kiddie Kollege program at the Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St., is enrolling for the 2011-2012 session.

Classes run through May.

Kiddie Kollege offers a positive recreational learning environment using creative art, music and constructive play for children 3, 4 and 5 years old.

Programs are offered two days per week: Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are two-hour sessions.

Walk-in registration is accepted at the Neighborhood Recreation Center.

For more information, call 633-1600.

Animal Foundation plans
adopt-a-shelter-dog month

The Animal Foundation, Nevada’s largest open-admission shelter at 655 N. Mojave Road, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have scheduled Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month through October.

The foundation is encouraging local residents to find a new pet at the shelter by offering a $25 discount on the shelter dogs that have the hardest time finding new homes: pit bulls and Chihuahuas.

The Animal Foundation receives 50,000 dogs and cats every year. At any given time, more pit bulls and Chihuahuas are available for adoption than any other breeds.

For more information, visit or

Young scientists to demonstrate
wind energy

Youths from the 4-H program in Clark County are set to join millions of young people across the nation to become scientists for the day during the fourth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day on Wednesday. Local 4-H youths will demonstrate wind energy technologies at 3:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 N. Bruce St. As part of 4-H National Youth Science Day, youths will participate in Wired for Wind: the 2011 National Science Experiment which will demonstrate how young people can implement alternatives to traditional energy production and have a positive impact on their communities and ecosystems.

For more information, contact Steven Hollingsworth at 257-5597 or email

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