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Three years ago, the lighting-sparked Carpenter 1 fire burned through the Spring Mountains for more than three weeks. The fire forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes in the mountains and burned almost nearly 28,000 acres of land.
Henderson residents Brian and Jenny Bland created Goodness Gracious Ministries to feed the body as well as the soul of the Las Vegas Valley’s homeless population.
Some see it as positive growth while others see it as a declared war, but not talking about the bloody kind — this is the feud of municipalities. Earlier this month, Clark County passed an ordinance to deal with the objectionable annexations of properties throughout the county, more notably in the Rural Neighborhood Preservation area.
A Clark County School District student wrote to View Neighborhood Newspapers, saying, “I’m writing this directly to parents because I don’t think writing essays at school, or putting up posters, or attending assemblies about bullying is working.”
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is revered by many and is considered home to multitudes of flora and fauna. It is also swiftly becoming one of the most-visited national areas in the state. And locals and visitors alike say it’s full of trash.
Residents had a chance to meet, chat and enjoy coffee with police officers during Coffee with a Cop June 27 at Desert Vista Community Center in Sun City Summerlin. The reason for so much interest was a short-lived crime spree from April 7-10 that saw the retirement community of roughly 8,000 homes hit with two attempted robberies of residents at gunpoint, two break-ins at the Sun City computer lab and three home break-ins.
Bruno Moya’s journey began while watching TV. He was a year away from graduating at Clark High School when a Marine Corps commercial came on. It featured a Marine going through a rigorous training course, climbing to the top of a pillar to retrieve a sword and slaying a dragon.
The golf course formerly known as Desert Rose Golf Course has reopened as The Club at Sunrise, and it appears to be a hit with golfers and residents alike.
Kaysen Camat-Toki wears a No. 4 jersey like his idol, baseball great Lou Gehrig. In June, the 11-year-old Las Vegan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, preventing him from playing baseball. Rockin’ Jump Las Vegas, an indoor trampoline gym at 7200 Montessouri St., hosted a fundraiser July 14 and 15, donating 50 percent of the profits to his family to help with his medical care.
The phone rings and a frantic voice begins to speak on the other end of the line: “Grandma, I’m in trouble.” The caller says he needs money right away to get out jail or to help with whatever financial emergency has arisen. As a grandparent, you feel obligated to send it — sometimes through direct deposit, other times through gift cards. The problem is, that wasn’t your grandchild who called. You have just been scammed out of hundreds — sometimes even thousands — of dollars.
Walking around Henderson, Sue Smuskiewicz is reminded of the legacy her husband, Dennis Leonard Smuskiewicz, left behind. For 31 years, Dennis taught, coached, tutored and mentored students at Basic High School, 400 Palo Verde Drive.
With temperatures regularly averaging 20 to 30 degrees cooler than in the Las Vegas Valley, the Spring Mountains and Mount Charleston are great summer getaway spots close to home.
A three-day camp held July 21-23 at UNLV helped 50 carefully chosen incoming high school freshmen decide if a career in the medical field was right for them.
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Restaurant connoisseurs Sheridan Su and Jenny Wong opened Flock & Fowl, 380 W. Sahara Ave., in late 2015. The couple also own Fat Choy, an Asian-American eatery, just blocks east from their newest venture, inside the Eureka Casino.
The food comes out a little slower at The Goodwich than a chain sandwich shop, but most of the patrons seem to feel it’s worth the wait.
Step through the door and take a whiff — that’s when all good intentions and thoughts of counting calories go out the door. Welcome to Donut Mania.
View rounds up dining events and news from across the Las Vegas Valley, from restaurant openings to special dinners and promotions.
Connecting to Topgolf’s corporate headquarters press department to arrange a story at its new flagship location in Las Vegas, 4627 Koval Lane, was tougher than I thought it would be. So I headed down the corner of Harmon Avenue and Koval Lane to check it out under cover. Getting there was extremely easy. Topgolf is behind the MGM Grand with the entrance off Koval Lane.
Find events happening in the Henderson area and across the Las Vegas Valley.
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