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Weekly Sets Town Hall Meeting for Monday

Weekly Sets Town Hall Meeting for Monday

Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly will host a town hall meeting beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 28, at the Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Road.

"These town hall meetings are a great opportunity for me to hear directly from residents," Weekly said. "These meetings also give residents a chance to have their questions and concerns addressed quickly by me or the county staff who will also be in attendance. Please bring your ideas, concerns and complaints to us on Monday night." 

County staff from the Commissioner’s office, as well as representatives from the County Parks & Recreation Department, and the county’s Code Enforcement and Animal Control divisions are expected to attend the town hall meeting.

Scow to Hold Neighborhood Meeting Wednesday

Scow to Hold Neighborhood Meeting Wednesday

Mary Beth Scow, a newly-elected Clark County Commissioner in District G, will host the first of several neighborhood meetings for residents within her district at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The March 23 meeting will be held at Cora Coleman Senior Center, 2100 Bonnie Lane, which is located behind Bob Price Community Center on Bonnie Lane north of Lake Mead Boulevard.

"I look forward to meeting with residents and hearing their issues and concerns firsthand," Scow said. "This is the first of several neighborhood meetings we plan to hold in the next year so we can reach out to residents throughout District G."

Representatives from several agencies will join Scow on Wednesday, including Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Clark County Public Works, Public Response, Development Services and Park Police.

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local middle school and high school students will compete Saturday for $36,000 in cash prizes for their music programs in the “Notes to Grow” music contest.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Myron Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., and admission is free.

Middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting. The four middle school and four high school groups receiving the most votes were invited to perform on Saturday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low folding chairs to be more comfortable during the event. Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores sponsored the prize money for the competition.

Call 229-2524 or visit http://bbgilv.com/hsnotes/jump.html online for more information.

Green Flag Exercises Continue Through Next Week

Green Flag Exercises Continue Through Next Week

Southern Nevada residents will continue to see increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force flies Green Flag exercises through next week.

Missions that take place at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., will be flown between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. during the exercise, which ends March 25. The exercise flight path includes areas within the Las Vegas valley, to and from Nellis AFB and the NTC, near Mount Charleston, and north of Pahrump.

Conducted by the 549th Combat Training Squadron at Nellis and the 12th Combat Training Squadron at Fort Irwin, Green Flag West 11-5 provides a realistic close-air support training environment for Airmen and Soldiers preparing to deploy in support of combat operations in Southwest Asia.

Children's Literacy Nonprofit Spread the Word Nevada Receives Largest-Ever Grant

Children's Literacy Nonprofit Spread the Word Nevada Receives Largest-Ever Grant

A $100,000 grant has been awarded to Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy nonprofit, the largest ever in its 10-year history.

The $100,000 grant was provided by Windsong Trust, a charitable trust based in Los Angeles, California.

This grant coincides with Spread the Word Nevada's 10-year anniversary. During its decade-long effort, Spread the Word Nevada has provided literacy programs to more than 187,000 low-income children and their families within the Clark County School District and Las Vegas Valley.

The Windsong Trust was established by an American businessman, the late philanthropist Martin Crowley, to support the education of children under the age of 18.

Man Killed by Police Tied to Second Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Police say the man shot and killed by police in a northeast Las Vegas bar has been tied to another shooting.

Police say 23-year-old Mauricio Hernandez shot a man taking out his trash near Lake Mead Blvd. and Lamb Blvd. Hernandez was later killed by Metro Sgt. David M. Toney after Hernandez pointed a gun at him.

Police were called to the victim's home after his wife found him unconscious in their garage. The man was shot in the lower back. He was transported to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Later that evening, Sgt. Toney was conducting a routine bar check it the 1900 block of north Nellis Boulevard when he encountered Hernandez. Police say Hernandez pulled a gun on Sgt. Toney and the officer opened fire. Hernandez died from his injuries. Sgt. Toney was unharmed in the incident.

Relay For Life seeks participants

Relay For Life seeks participants

The American Cancer Society is looking for participants for its Relay For Life fundraiser in April and May.

Ten relays will take place in southern Nevada during the next two months and ACS will hold a number of "Paint the Town Purple" recruiting events from April 4-7. During these events, relay committee members and team captains will be visiting area businesses encouraging community members to participate. In addition to Relay’s purple posters, volunteers will distribute purple lollipops, because "CANCER SUCKS."

Those events include: 

  • Cheeburger Cheeburger Fundraiser – Monday, April 4, 5-9 p.m., 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd.

 

  • CiCi’s Pizza Las Vegas Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 6, six locations, all day/night – 10-20 percent of sales go to ACS.

 

  • Beer Tasting Benefit - Thursday, April 7 at Freakin Frog, 7-10 p.m., 4700 S.