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City Parks and Rec Department Honored

City Parks and Rec Department Honored

The City of Henderson received a handful of awards for its work at the Program Excellence Awards of the Nevada Recreation and Park Society (NRPS).

Dirk Richwine, recreation superintendent for the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department, received the NRPS Citation Award for outstanding contribution to the field of public parks and recreation. Richwine received the award for his contributions on the local, state, regional, and national levels. He is a fellow of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and was appointed by the National Park and Recreation Association (NRPA) as its representative to the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Agencies from around the state submitted their work to NRPS for award consideration. Henderson’s Parks and Recreation Department received four Elmer Anderson Awards for excellence in parks.

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

The National Park Service is waiving lake use fees Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave – a savings of $16 per vessel – for boaters who show proof of completing an approved boating course.

"Statistics show that the majority of boaters who are involved in accidents report that they haven't completed a formal boating education course," Superintendent Bill Dickinson said.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics showed that in 2009, 78 percent of boating accidents and 86 percent of boat fatalities involved operators with no formal boating education.

"We're announcing this early so boaters who haven't taken a course will have a chance to do so before the holiday weekend," Dickinson said.

Colliers International Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

Colliers International Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

Colliers International will hold its 16th Annual Links for Life Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 5 at Las Vegas Country Club.

All proceeds raised through sponsorship, foursomes and donations, result in a direct contribution to Links for Life Foundation beneficiaries – Southern Nevada’s children in need.

The Links for Life Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization, and over the past 15 years, the Foundation has donated $2,100,000 to local children’s charities. Quite often donations from Links for Life serve as the bridge between what a charity has already raised and the realization of a specific goal here in southern Nevada.

To help, Colliers International requests you become a sponsor or participant in the Links for Life Golf Tournament. They are also accepting donated auction items and packages for live and silent auctions, as well items for a raffle.

With questions, please contact Gina Jones at 735-5700.

City Offers Job Training Program for Teens

City Offers Job Training Program for Teens

The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is offering teens an enriching summer program that provides both career and life skills.

The purpose of the department’s Teens-N-Training (TNT) junior leader program is to train teens to become future recreation leaders and to provide assistance with the Parks and Recreation Department's summer programs. TNT encourages self-confidence and positive communication skills. Responsible teens selected to participate are assigned based on skills, interests, availability, and location preference.

Applications are available online at cityofhenderson.com (type TNT in the search box) and at all City of Henderson recreation centers. Participation is open to teens ages 14 and 15 at a cost of $110.

Open Houses Slated for Red Rock Canyon

Open Houses Slated for Red Rock Canyon

The Bureau of Land Management, Red Rock/Sloan Field Office will be holding open houses the third Thursday of each month. The open houses will be held to give the public an opportunity to meet staff, get information about projects and planning, and ask questions about the management of Red Rock and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Areas and Walking Box Ranch.

The first open house will be held Thursday. Open houses will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. When participants enter the fee booth at the entrance of the Scenic Drive, they should tell the attendant that they are attending the open house and fees will be waived.

Special Olympics Nevada hosts a FLAG FOOTBALL CLINIC March 12

Special Olympics Nevada hosts a FLAG FOOTBALL CLINIC March 12

This Saturday, Special Olympics Nevada will be presenting a free flag football clinic, open to all Special Olympic Athletes and special needs individuals. The clinic is being put on with the help of Matt Petit, a local Eagle Scout Candidate, and will feature UNLV Football players as well as players from local high schools helping teach the basics of flag football. Coach Jim Fassel will be leading the clinic, which is set to conclude with a game, special needs athletes on teams with their non-disabled partners.

The clinic will run from 3pm until 5pm at Thurman White Middle School, 1661 Galleria Drive in Henderson, Nevada. for those interested in attending, please RSVP to Melva at 702-474-0690, ext 201, by this Friday, March 11th.

2011 Soccer Champions Coaches’ Clinic March 10-12

2011 Soccer Champions Coaches’ Clinic March 10-12

The second annual 2011 Soccer Champions Coaches’ Clinic will be held this week at the South Point Arena and South Point Hotel. at this event, couches have the opportunity to learn from a variety of coaches on all levels and earn their "E" certificates. "A" License coaches have the opportunity to earn two U.S. Soccer Continuing Education Units, as well as an AYSO Intermediate Coaching Diploma.A long list of soccer luminaries will be in attendance, including