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Tweets Coming from City of Henderson

Tweets Coming from City of Henderson


Joining many of its municipal counterparts, the city of Henderson will start sharing news in 140 characters or less.

The city of Henderson is adding two new options for people to receive news and event updates as part of its efforts to continue to improve communications with the public.

The city now has a profile on Twitter (www.twitter.com/cityofhenderson) that city officials will use to alert residents about breaking news, announcements, events, road closures and programs sponsored by the city. The city has also added a RSS feed to its newsroom section on the website that people can use to stay informed about city news and events.

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is now accepting camper registrations for its 2011 resident summer camp sessions June 19 to August 14.  Download the camp book and register on-line at girlscoutsnv.org.

Established in 1949, Camp Foxtail, located in the Toiyabe National Forest, provides Girl Scouts ages 8 to 17 years old with traditional resident camp experiences.  Programs encourage leadership through activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, high and low adventure courses, singing, arts and crafts, campfires and much more.

Session prices range from $300 to $350 and girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend Camp Foxtail. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as camp sessions.

To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.

Children Use Simple Method to Raise Money for Japan

HENDERSON, Nev. -- It's been more than a month since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that devastated Japan. Still, aftershocks continue to hinder rebuilding efforts, leaving families homeless with little hope.

Las Vegas elementary school students see the Japanese struggle and have thought of a refreshing way to send them relief. It's a simple idea that has snowballed: a group of friends opened a Kool-Aid stand. It's one of the most traditional fundraiser's out there, but these young kids feel it is their duty to do something.

"I felt really sorry and like, 'Oh, I really need to help that country,'" said Kobe Hollenbeck.

Armed with signs and spirit, the kids set up shop outside the Zappos headquarters in Henderson. Last Sunday, they raised $180 in two and a half hours. The company heard about their campaign and invited them to sell outside the building.

Man Missing from Henderson Featured on National Television

LAS VEGAS -- The story of a man who disappeared in a quiet Henderson neighborhood will be featured on national television.

Steven Koecher was last seen walking away from his car in Sun City Anthem. A home-surveillance system caught Koecher walking down the street and out of frame. Disappeared, a program that airs on Investigation Discovery, will highlight Koecher's story Monday night.

Koecher, who lived in St. George, Utah, has not been seen or heard from since December 13, 2009. There has been no activity on his bank account. His cell phone was used early the next day to check voicemail, but has had no activity since.

New Development Promises Thousands of Jobs

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Seventeen thousand jobs could be created in southern Nevada by a new project in Henderson. Plans were unveiled Friday to build a health village. It would be called Union Village and would occupy 171 acres near US-95 and Galleria.

While it gives many hope for the future, nothing is set in stone.

Fifty-seven thousand construction jobs would be created from this project as well as 12,000 direct and indirect jobs. Developers and City of Henderson officials say this is a game changer for Henderson and the project is the push our economy needs.

"I believe what has been said here this morning. It's the right project at the right time and the right place. Everything is lining up and yes, I do believe the funding is out there. I just believe America is looking for something to invest in and see some results happen and that's what you are going to see here in Henderson," said Mayor Andy Hafen.

'Most Wanted' Suspect Arrested in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A suspect wanted in Oklahoma on molestation charges was arrested in Henderson Tuesday.

Forty-five-year-old Lonnie Ray Correll contacted Henderson police to arrange his surrender. He is wanted in Oklahoma for the alleged rape of an 11-year-old girl.

Correll had been featured on the television show America's Most Wanted on Saturday night. Police were alerted on Sunday that Correll was staying at the Desert Sands RV Park on Sunset Road. When police went to the location, Correll had left.

Police say the a detective working with people who were in contact with Correll urged him to surrender.

Correll told police he has been in the valley for about two months.

Eastside Cannery "Lights It Up Blue" for Autism Awareness

The iconic Eastside Cannery building will attract even more attention on April 1st and 2nd, especially during the nighttime hours.  That's because the structure will be illuminated in blue. "Light It Up Blue" is a nationwide effort to encourage businesses and residences to light up their structures in blue light in recognition of those families affected by autism.  The Eastside Cannery, on Boulder Highway is able to change the colors displayed on the building quite easily.  There are roughly 16,000 LED lights on the exterior of the building which can be programmed to change colors or illuminate one particular shade of color.  The blue lights will be visual Friday, April 1st and Saturday April 2nd, which is World Autism Awareness Day.  Every 1 in 110 children is affected by the autism disorder.  More information on Light It Up Blue can be found at www.lightitupblue.org and www.autismspeaks.org.