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Henderson Offering Family-Friendly Halloween Event

Henderson Offering Family-Friendly Halloween Event

The city of Henderson is offering family-friendly Halloween fun at the annual Haunted at the Ranch event.

The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the Whitney Ranch Aquatic Complex, 1575 Galleria Drive. Admission is $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance through cityofhenderson.com, use the activity code 436614-00, or at any city of Henderson recreation center or indoor pool. Admission can also be paid at the door.

Activities include a guided haunted house tour, hayrides, games, bobbing for pumpkins, costume contest and a bouncy house. People are encouraged to bring a blank pillowcase to create a personalized trick-or-treat bag.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Bowling Championship Event Comes to Henderson

Bowling Championship Event Comes to Henderson

A large sports competition hits Henderson later in August and will start its weekend with a kickoff event in Green Valley.

Henderson will host the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) World Championships from August 16-30. Its opening celebration will take place on August 16 at the Henderson Pavilion, and is free and open to the public. The event begins at 8 p.m.

The 2013 WTBA World Championships will occur at the Strike Zone Bowling Center inside Sunset Station Hotel & Casino. Admission to the tournament is $10 daily or $75 for the two-week event.

In 2011, Henderson was chosen over Abu Dhabi and Munich, Germany to host the WTBA World Championships.

For more information, visit HendersonLive.com. For ticket information, call Sunset Station’s Strike Zone Bowling Center at 547-7467.

B-29 Superfortress Lands in Henderson

B-29 Superfortress Lands in Henderson

A flying fortress landed in Henderson Wednesday for the first of a four-day stay.

The famous B-29 Superfortress landed at the Henderson Executive Airport. It was accompanied by other World War II aircraft, including a P-51 Mustang, British Spitfire, and Japanese Zero.

The bomber is known as FiFi, and it is the only B-29 Superfortress in the world that is still able to fly. The aircraft was introduced in 1942. It started active duty in 1944. It is best known for being the aircraft from which the first atomic bomb was dropped.

The B-29 was used by the U.S. Air Force in the Pacific Theatre of World War II and during the Korean War. It was used extensively until the late 1950s.

The public can see the aircraft staring at 2 p.m. The bomber will be on static display and will be available for rides. To book a ride, go to airpowertour.org.

BMX Star Laguna to Appear at Bike Swap Event

BMX Star Laguna to Appear at Bike Swap Event


Henderson’s bike swap event will feature a special guest this year: local professional BMX rider Ricardo Laguna.

Laguna will appear at the city’s inaugural Bicycle Swap & Rally, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway. Admission is free.

Laguna will make an appearance at 12:30 p.m. to meet and greet participants and to discuss bike safety, including the importance of wearing a helmet. He also will talk about becoming a BMX rider and discuss his best tricks.

On the BMX circuit since 2003, Laguna has won many international BMX events around the world. He also has an MTV reality show “The Ricardo Laguna Project.”  

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.-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

Henderson Police Plan Saturation Patrols for Super Bowl

Henderson Police Plan Saturation Patrols for Super Bowl


Henderson Police will join up with other local law enforcement to employ saturation patrols to catch drunk drivers on Super Bowl Sunday.

Last year, there were three fatal accidents in Nevada during Super Bowl weekend, including one on Super Bowl Sunday. The fatal accident on Super Bowl Sunday occurred in Lander County; the other two took place in Clark County with one of those being a DUI-related crash.

Alcohol factored in 42 of Nevada’s 258 roadway deaths in 2012, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety.

The Henderson Police Traffic Unit received funding from the Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety, as part of the Joining Forces Grant.

If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant, police offer the following tips: