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Green Valley's Garritano quietly attains milestone - Las Vegas Review - Journal

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School Board Member Wants School Schedules Reviewed

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County school trustee wants to switch more of the district's year-round schools back to nine-month schedules to save money.

Board Member Chris Garvey's proposal could help close a shortfall of $123 million in the district budget. But officials say it could hurt year-round school employees, who would lose work days.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

United States Coast Guard Weighing Anchor In Nevada

LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. Coast Guard is weighing anchor on operations at two navigation broadcasting station in Nevada. The commander of a ground-based long-range navigation system says Global Positioning System satellites have made the so-called LORAN system obsolete.

The 24-station network stopped broadcasting Feb. 8. Now, stations in Searchlight and Fallon are being decommissioned as part of a move to save $37 million per year in operation costs. The station near Searchlight, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, isn't the only "awkward place" for a Coast Guard station. The service also has duty stations in Kansas, New Mexico, Montana and northern Minnesota.

Hundreds of Valley Children Have a Happy Easter Thanks to Local Volunteer Program

LAS VEGAS --  Hundreds of Valley kids will have a Happy Easter thanks to the help of a program called E BUNNY and a group of volunteers who put all their love and care for these children into the form of an Easter basket.

E BUNNY is a grass-roots community outreach program dedicated to bringing Easter Baskets to homeless and disadvantaged children as a token of hope, joy and renewal by passing out baskets to children on the streets of Las Vegas the day before Easter.

The program is made possible by complete strangers who donated care packages that came fittingly in an Easter Basket.

Some of these kids had never received an Easter Basket before. The reward for the volunteers is the smile on each child's face as they received a basket. But these baskets are more than just candy and stuffed animals.

"Priority of giving back hope and spirit to people is huge," said Linda Lera-Randle, Volunteer.

State Partners with Microsoft for Tech Training

LAS VEGAS -- If you want a boost on your resume' and portfolio, the State of Nevada and Microsoft are partnering to give free classes and certifications on the Office brand of computer programs.

Governor Jim Gibbons and representatives from the tech giant made the announcement Friday.

Microsoft will give away nearly 7,000 vouchers for the computer training through the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Get more details on the training here.

Vernon Foster is one of the first to get a voucher. He has been out of work for two years. He wants to learn all the programs, like Word and Excel, to hopefully get a big paycheck.

Mojave Max Signals it's Springtime

LAS VEGAS -- Desert tortoise Mojave Max has come out of his burrow. Max emerged at 9:23 a.m. Tuesday, signaling the start of springtime in the desert.

Last year Max emerged a week earlier, but Clark County officials say this year's debut is about the same as most years in the past decade. Max brumates -- somewhat similar to hibernation for reptiles -- to survive chilly winters.

When days get longer and temperatures warm it means Max may be getting ready to come out. His internal clock also is a factor. The earliest Max has emerged is Feb. 14 and latest was April 14.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

High Wind Warning For The Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Las Vegas area today, with gusts as high as 60 mph in some areas.

The Weather Service has advised of sustained winds of at least 40 mph and gusts of at least 60 mph.The winds should cause dust, reducing visibility and create hazardous conditions on roads, which could make driving difficult.

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The high wind warning is in effect from this morning until 11 p.m. The warning includes Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City.