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Mother Bighorn Sheep Poached, Baby Lamb Left for Dead

Mother Bighorn Sheep Poached, Baby Lamb Left for Dead

 

HENDERSON (AP) -- Nevada game wardens are trying to find who's responsible for illegally killing a desert bighorn sheep near Henderson and leaving her nursing lamb for dead.

Authorities say they found the lactating sheep shot to death June 6 in the mountains above the Anthem neighborhood. About a week later, they found a lamb dead in the same area.

There were no injuries to the lamb, and game wardens say they believe it was the female sheep's baby.

Officials say lambs born in the spring are vulnerable while nursing and rely on their mothers to survive.

Members of the Operation Game Thief Citizens' Board called the shooting a senseless poaching that killed two animals. The group is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Teen Lounge Opens at Library

 

The Green Valley Library officially opens its Teen Lounge Tuesday.

The new lounge features an area for teenagers to do homework and three computers for kids with library cards. It is not just about fun, the lounge is also equipped with both a Wii and PS3. Games can be checked out for an hour at a time. There is also comfortable seating for socializing.

The library wants the space to be a place for home-schooled teens to hang out during the day, and a safe place for kids in traditional schools to come after school.  

The lounge was made possible by a $25,000 donation from Bobby and Sandy Ellis. 

Dates Announced for Shakespeare in the Park

Dates Announced for Shakespeare in the Park

Describing appetite for the program as “voracious,” Henderson officials and local theatre representatives welcome the Shakespeare in the Park program for its 25th anniversary season.

The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company (LVSC) will present four public performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at four different parks on Saturday evenings in October. Admission is free.

“There is a voracious appetite for Shakespeare in Henderson,” said Dan Decker, Artistic Director for the LVSC. “The performances in the parks are extremely popular. We have a great time doing these shows because the audiences are so huge and responsive."

Series dates are as follows:

New Schedule Out for Movies Under the Stars

New Schedule Out for Movies Under the Stars

All summer long The District has been showing free family-friendly movies. The schedule for July is now out and it has a little bit of every thing for the whole family. The movies are at The Green adjacent to the Whole Foods Market. Shows start at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through October. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets to sit on and snacks to munch on. Popcorn is complementary.

 

  • July 1 Alpha and Omega 
  • July 2 Rudy 
  • July 8 Hatchi: A Dog’s Tale 
  • July 9 Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore 
  • July 15 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole 
  • July 16 Jumanji 
  • July 22 Open Season 3 
  • July 23 Kung Fu Panda 
  • July 29 Furry Vengeance 
  • July 30 Justin Beiber: Never Say Never

Carousel Rides for Free All Summer

Carousel Rides for Free All Summer

The popular carousel ride at The District at Green Valley Ranch will be free to ride all summer long.

Usually a ride is $2, but now people will be able to take a spin on the vintage-style amusement as many times as they like for free. The ride is open Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The carousel is wheelchair accessible and compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The free rides will be offered through Labor Day. 

The carousel features 32 animals and two chariots including several traditional-style horses. It opened in May 2008.  

Improvements Coming to Sunset Park

Improvements Coming to Sunset Park

The Clark County commission approved big changes to Sunset Park. 

Crews are set to start construction by mid-summer on 75 of the 375 acres of the park at Sunset Road and Eastern Avenue. The commission awarded the $11.7 million contract to Hardy Construction on Tuesday.

Improvements include a walking loop with exercise stations that will go around the entire lake. The lake will also get new lighting, a pedestrian plaza, a remodeled dock, a new playground and improved picnic areas.

“This is one of Las Vegas’ most popular and heavily used regional parks and this particular face lift is a long time in coming,” said Commission Vice Chair Steve Sisolak, who represents the area where the park is located. “I think our residents are going to be very pleased when the work is complete.”

Regular Hours for Henderson Facilities on Memorial Day

Regular Hours for Henderson Facilities on Memorial Day

 

Henderson’s rec facilities will operate on normal hours for the Memorial Day holiday

All 52 parks are open for their normal hours of operation, 6:00 a.m. to midnight. Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at all seven of the City’s full-service recreation centers, including Heritage Park Senior Facility, but no classes will be held. The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr., will be open 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Sports office, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.; is open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All City of Henderson pools will be open on Memorial Day. Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the City’s year-round pools, including Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool and Henderson Multigenerational Competition Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.; Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.; and Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr.