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October 25, 2014

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  • Enjoy the ambience of flickering flames with an outdoor fire pit

    October 19, 2014

    Some pits are fueled by natural gas or propane. Others can burn wood but use common sense: avoid burning on windy days because of blowing embers, and if you envelop your neighbor with smoke, you may be subject to a nuisance complaint or find the fire department rolling up to your house, thanks to a worried neighbor.

  • The Sunday editorial: Despite layoffs, downtown Las Vegas has a bright future

    October 19, 2014

    Recent news of layoffs at the Downtown Project sent ripples of uncertainty through the community, but sober analysis illustrates that the area, in spite of those layoffs, remains on the upswing. Downtown Las Vegas still has plenty going for it, and one bit of sad news doesn’t destroy several years of promising developments.

  • People on the Move: Oct. 19-25

    October 19, 2014

    In the People: Nikki Ganger, Clyde Smith, Dr. Jason Jaeger, Dr. Bobby Moore, Terry Shirey, Anthony Cabot, Nancy Wood, Glennyce Nelson, Theo Smith, Amanda El-Takrori, Michelle Chatigny, Jennifer Martinez, Andra Berry, Randy Robison, Ken Andriessen, Mark Martino, Kenda vonHamm and more ...

  • Alan Aleman smiles during an interview at the Hermandad Mexicana offices Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Aleman, one of the first DACA recipients in the valley, is nominated in the Coors Light Lideres competition.

    Your votes could win Las Vegas volunteer a $25,000 grant

    October 19, 2014

    Alan Aleman is a finalist in a national competition sponsored by Coors Light that awards money to a Hispanic leader to design and execute a community project. Aleman was nominated by the local chapter of the American Red Cross, where he serves as the youth representative on the board of directors. ...

  • The List: Trade and professional organizations

    October 19, 2014

    Find out about trade and professional organizations. This week, we rank them by members as of Sept. 30.

  • The Data: Oct. 19-25

    October 19, 2014

    All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]

  • The Clarion on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas.

    New development’s rise from dust of Clarion’s impending implosion could come at right time

    October 19, 2014

    The recently shuttered resort is scheduled for implosion in January, and its new owner is planning to open a mixed-use development in its space, making for an exciting time in that corridor.

  • Gianni Breland, a student at Desert Pines High School, stands with his Mama Jaguar, Suzanne Strosser, a teacher at Desert Pines, on Thursday Oct. 2, 2014.

    Mama and Papa Jaguars are liking having a second set of parents at school

    October 19, 2014

    Desert Pines High School set out to give student-athletes added support as “another way to show the kids we’re here for you.” The Mama and Papa Jaguar Program does just that.

  • First grade teacher Charlie Lockwood talks with his student Angel Rosales, his mother Fabiola and his sister Marisol during a parent-teacher conference at Lois Craig Elementary School in North Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.

    How parents can maximize their time with the teacher

    October 19, 2014

    Research shows that parental involvement is the most important factor in a student’s educational success, so be prepared for those parent-teacher conferences and get the most out of them ...

  • Help wanted: Good worker for fun-sounding job

    October 19, 2014

    Despite the swagger that a great job title can bring at a high school reunion, a local team manager said recruiters aren’t impressed by titles.

  • The Blind Center of Nevada provides job training and activities for visually impaired individuals. Clockwise from left are Dennis Humes, director of operations; Shanna Sabet, director of development, marketing and public relations; Todd Imholte, director of sales; and President Cory Nelson

    Center looks out for Southern Nevada’s visually impaired

    October 19, 2014

    The nonprofit Blind Center of Nevada, operating in Las Vegas since 1955, helps its members be more independent. After the recession, it had to get creative and make itself more independent.

  • J.B. Mauney tries to stay aboard Bushwacker for 8 seconds at a Professional Bull Riders event.

    Bushwacker makes his last stand in Las Vegas

    October 19, 2014

    Arguably the greatest competitor in Professional Bull Riders history will go to work one last time this week at the Thomas & Mack Center before trotting off into the sunset ...

  • How to get focused at work

    How to get focused at work

    October 19, 2014

    Experts share tricks and philosophies to help you stay on task and be more productive.

  • Smokey, a socialized cat who was found on the streets is seen in his cage in North Las Vegas  Thursday, July 17, 2014.

    North Las Vegas in search of a more humane solution for feral cats

    October 19, 2014

    In North Las Vegas, the feral cat population numbers at least 20,000 by some estimations. What to do about them? The mayor pro tem, Anita Wood, is working on an ordinance that would give the city options for curbing their numbers without killing them ...

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