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City to replace 500 school zone signs

City to replace 500 school zone signs

The City of Henderson plans to replace 500 school zone speed limit signs this month, asking drivers to observe posted limits when children are present instead of during specific times. 

Work to change out the signs will begin at Taylor Elementary School, Brown Middle School and Basic High School in the east of Henderson and then continue to the west. The project is anticipated to be completed by December.

Research data indicates motorists drive slower through school zones marked by “When Children Are Present” signs, resulting in increased pedestrian safety in school zones. The change in signage will also match other jurisdictions, so that motorists will see uniformity in school zone speed limit signage across the valley.

"Fostering a safe community is one of our goals in Henderson," Mayor Andy Hafen said.

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

It's not too early to plan your entry for the 2011 Helldorado Parade. The 2011 parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. There is no fee to enter and the City of Las Vegas will be accepting the first 120 entries now through April 25.

Thousands of people line the downtown parade route every year, and the parade is also broadcast live by Cox Communications on cable channel 96 and streamed online at http://www.cox96.net/. KCLV Channel 2 will re-broadcast the parade in the following days. A fireworks show will be launched from the Fremont Street Experience parking garage immediately after the parade.

The city's annual Hellorado Days festivities are a tribute to the anniversary of the city of Las Vegas. This year marks the city's 106th anniversary of the founding of Las Vegas. Entrants are encouraged to consider these Western roots when planning their parade applications.

The "Great American Mom" Contest Begins March 15th

The "Great American Mom" Contest Begins March 15th

Great American Cookies is hosting a nationwide contest looking fro the "Great American Mom". They are asking people to nominate Moms with a statement of 200 words or less explaining why their mom is the "Great American Mom". The contest will run until May 10th, with the winner being announced on Mothers Day. The winning Mom will get a spa getaway at the Four Seasons!

“Moms spend a great deal of time caring for their families and very rarely are able to break away for a bit of rest and relaxation,” said Jenn Johnston, chief marketing & operations officer for GFG Management, LLC. “We’re excited to be able to host this nationwide contest in their honor and can’t wait to hear our customers’ heartfelt and extraordinary stories.”

Nominate Moms online at www.greatamericancookies.com.