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Fireworks at Station Casinos for Independence Day

Fireworks at Station Casinos for Independence Day

Locals at opposite ends of the valley will be able to see fireworks away from the Strip on July 4.

Station Casinos will set off fireworks at both Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort sometime after 9 p.m. on Independence Day.

The “We Love Locals’ July 4th Fireworks Blast” will be a nine-minute fireworks show to honor the nation’s birthday.

The fireworks show will be produced by the Gruccis of New York.

Patrons Build a Tight-Knit Fellowship at Sin City Knit Shop

A Henderson knitting shop provides more than just a place to pick up yarn and needles. It is also a place to connect.

On the same day that people waited in long lines for the iPhone 5 to be released, women gathered outside Sin City Knit Shop waiting for the United States Postal Service to deliver the long-waited order of mukluk.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Metro Police Joins Community Partners for Joy Prom Las Vegas

Metro Police Joins Community Partners for Joy Prom Las Vegas

 

Metro Police and several community partners will be working together to provide a prom for teenagers and adults who cannot enjoy a traditional prom because of cognitive and physical impairments.

The annual Joy Prom Las Vegas will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the M Resort.

About 10 traffic officers will line up their motorcycles near the front door to the prom to provide a spectacular entrance to the event.

Guests enjoy a night of music, food and fun, where everyone is accepted. 

Best Guesser Meets Mojave Max

Best Guesser Meets Mojave Max

 

The student who most accurately guessed the time that Mojave Max would emerge met the desert tortoise, during a visit to his habitat Wednesday.

Fourth-grader Kayla Marshall of Gehring Elementary School was joined by her whole class in the visit to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor's Center.

Besides meeting Max, the students got T-shirts and a pizza party. She also received a digital camera, a laptop computer and free year-long pass to federally managed lands.

Kayla missed the actual time that the tortoise would emerge from his burrow by only two minutes. Max left his burrow at 1:45 p.m. March 14. He had been in a state known as brumation, which is the reptile version of hibernation, since the fall.

When the weather warms up and there is more daylight, the tortoise makes his way out of his burrow. It is considered one of the most accurate signs of spring in the Mojave Desert.

Veterans Needed as Treatment Program Mentors

Veterans Needed as Treatment Program Mentors

 

Calling all veterans: the city of Henderson needs your help to work with your peers.

The Henderson Municipal Court is seeking volunteer veterans to serve as mentors for defendants enrolled in Veterans Treatment Court. Mentors help coach and guide veterans through the court treatment program.

Veterans Treatment Court is an alternative sentencing program for military veterans charged with misdemeanor crimes while struggling to readjust to civilian life. Many wrestle with substance abuse and mental illness that appear to be related to military service. Veterans Treatment Court focuses on the veteran’s underlying issues and provides access to resources that enable successful compliance with the court’s orders.

Grand Marshals for Heritage Parade Unveiled

Grand Marshals for Heritage Parade Unveiled

 

As the city of Henderson readies to honor its 60th anniversary, officials named five people with ties to the city’s history as grand marshals for its upcoming Heritage Parade.

The choices range from one of the town’s first beauty queens, a family of lifelong teachers and a former Henderson fire chief, among others. The grand marshals will lead the parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6.

The honorees are:

St. Patrick's Day Events Span Four Days

St. Patrick's Day Events Span Four Days

 

The city of Henderson hosts the 47th annual Southern Nevada Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival this weekend, with activities beginning Thursday.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 14

  • 5 p.m.-10 p.m.: Carnival          

Friday, March 15

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Entertainment
  • 5 p.m.-10 p.m.: Carnival & Festival

Saturday, March 16

  • 10 a.m.: ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
  • 10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Carnival & Festival
  • Noon-5 p.m.: Car Show
  • Noon-9 p.m.: Entertainment
  • 5 p.m.-6 p.m.: St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving Fundraiser

Sunday, March 17