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Snow day gives Las Vegans chance for winter fun
Area residents take advantage of rare heavy snowfall
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008
After a night of messy roads and blizzard-like weather, Las Vegas residents found their light at the end of the tunnel with a snow day from school and a chance to enjoy the rare winter scenery.
Highway patrol gives gifts to children in intensive care
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008
The Nevada Highway Patrol lifted the spirits of children in the intensive care units of two hospitals Wednesday during its 11th annual toy giveaway.
Just don't call them Powder Puffs
Las Vegas women's team begins tryouts for tackle football squad
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008
At first glance, it seemed like a typical football team tryout at Liberty High School’s football stadium this past Saturday. Players ran 40-yard dashes, bench-pressed and ran cone drills as coaches barked orders and encouragement, but then one player asked another to braid a ponytail. These players are women.
Winter storm entices residents to Mount Charleston
Kyle Canyon roads getting treacherous, authorities say
Monday, Dec. 15, 2008
Neither cold weather nor slick roads could keep Las Vegas residents from playing in the white stuff during today’s rare winter snow storm.
750 Christmas trees donated to Nellis families
'Trees for Troops' program brings holiday greenery to local military families
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008
It didn't come in Santa's bag. And it wasn't wrapped in a bow. But it was a gift that will spark the yuletide spirit at the home of Air Force Cpl. Patrick and Madelene Anderson — a free Christmas tree.
Kirk Adams Elementary gets in the spirit of giving
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008
One hundred kids from the B.C. McCabe and Andre Agassi Boys and Girls Clubs as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters got early Christmas gifts Wednesday at Kirk L. Adams Elementary School for its third annual Night of Giving.
3 sought in Bath and Body Works robbery
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008
Three men robbed a Bath and Body Works store Sunday afternoon, police said today.
Famous Las Vegas sign now safer for tourists
Monday, Dec. 8, 2008
Its now even easier to get your picture in front of the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.
Suspects sought in three robberies
Monday, Dec. 8, 2008
Las Vegas Metro police have released some surveillance photos of suspects in three robberies that occurred last month,asking for the public's help in identifying and locating them.
Fugitives arrested in Las Vegas
Couple wanted for 1990s insurance fraud case in Iowa
Monday, Dec. 8, 2008
Two people who have been on the run from federal authorities for nearly a decade were finally caught last Friday when they were trying to get Nevada drivers licenses in Las Vegas.
Woman injured in mobile home fire
Monday, Dec. 8, 2008
An unidentified woman suffered serious burn injuries in a mobile home fire at 830 North Lamb Boulevard, Lot 84 Friday night, authorities said today.
Marathoner attempts world record at Las Vegas event
Runner now at 103 marathons for 2008
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008
As of Sunday, 63-year-old Larry Macon of San Antonio, Texas, will have run 103 marathons this year, that’s nearly 2,700 miles and the distance it would take to make a round trip from his home to Las Vegas.
Clark County man wins Las Vegas Marathon
Former Ethiopian edges out Kenyan to win male division, Russian is top female winner
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008
Abebe Yimer, an Ethiopian who now lives in Las Vegas, won the Las Vegas marathon this morning with a time of 2 hours, 27 minutes and 27 seconds. Some 15,000 runners from 47 countries participated, including many dressed as Elvis and many who chose the occasion to get married.
Green Valley High School marching band heading for the White House
Friday, Dec. 5, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s Inaugural Committee just announce today that the Green Valley high school marching band will join them in Washington, D.C.
Las Vegas Metro breaks ground on new hangar
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008
Several Las Vegas Metro department pilots, Sheriff Douglas Gillespie, Commissioner Lawrence Weekly and Congresswoman Shelley Berkley all donned golden shovels to break ground at the site for the new Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department hangar Thursday.
UNLV students raise money, awareness for AIDS
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008
Twenty models, 250 students and several volunteers filled UNLV’s student union ballroom Monday night for the third annual Fashion with Passion for AIDS awareness, held in conjunction with World AIDS Day.
Black Friday brings out bargain hunters
Crowds stand in line, brave morning chill in search of early holiday deals
Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
Neither rain, nor fog, nor gloom of night could keep die-hard deal hunters away from shopping early this Black Friday.
Hundreds brave chilly weather for Thanksgiving dinner
Not old enough to volunteer, 6-year-old boy offers blankets to homeless
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008
Despite the cold and rain, a line began to form a half hour before the Las Vegas Rescue Mission opened Wednesday afternoon with people patiently waiting in shifts for hot turkey and mashed potatoes inside. In the end, 1,358 people had dinner at the soup kitchen, which is up from 1,200 last year.
In down economy, shelters seeing more people in need
Donations are stagnant while nonprofits find more demand for help
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008
In just a few days families will gather around a table covered in traditional Thanksgiving Day trimmings, but for many of Las Vegas' low-income families, that table could be at a shelter instead of their own kitchen.
It's neon meets nature at new Vegas exhibit
Glowing insects and fish highlight subject of bioluminescence
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008
Bright lights are nothing new for those who love the Las Vegas night life. But if you venture further north of the Strip, you'll find a new exhibit that shows how some living creatures have created their own night-time brilliance — with bioluminescence.
Charitable agencies find turkeys in short supply
Friday, Nov. 21, 2008
With Thanksgiving Day just a week away, representatives from about a dozen agencies around the Las Vegas Valley lined up Thursday outside a North Las Vegas food bank to receive frozen turkeys and other holiday food items.
Police unveil posters to raise Crimestoppers awareness
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
Metro Police today unveiled new Crimestoppers posters that illustrate the cash reward program, which has been used in Las Vegas for nearly three decades.
New school zone signs posted
Drivers to be required to look around for children
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department unveiled new signs today outside the Las Vegas Junior Academy designed to get motorist to pay more attention when they're driving through school zones.
It's official: Election results certified
Registrar outlines minor glitches in Nov. 4 election
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008
County commissioners gathered at the Clark County Government Center this morning to hear the final results of the Nov. 4 election. There were no surprises.
Annual parade draws crowd in honor of veterans
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008
American flags of various sizes and signs that read "I am free because you are here" waved in honor of veterans today at the annual Veterans Day parade in downtown Las Vegas.
Marching band season nears close at Sam Boyd festival
Though not a competition, event offers bands a late critique
Friday, Nov. 7, 2008
About 200 parents huddled against the chill at Sam Boyd Stadium Thursday night for the 35th annual Clark County School District Halftime Show Review. Twenty-eight high school bands braved the cold for one of the last performances of the season.
Voters, weary of future, sought change at the polls
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008
Barack Obama may have won over Nevadans and the rest of the country, but the reasons voters selected him varied from wanting social change to taking signs from above.
A vote for free stuff
Monday, Nov. 3, 2008
From freakish to family-friendly, Halloween events a scream
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008
With all its glamour, neon and glitz, there’s no place like Sin City to celebrate Halloween. And, true to form, from unbridled bashes on the Strip to family-friendly events in the suburbs, the Las Vegas area offered up entertainment treats for all kinds Friday night.
Las Vegas notables offering up tasty Halloween treats
From politicians to Strip entertainers, sugar is the theme of the evening
Friday, Oct. 31, 2008
Children aren't the only ones taking part in the holiday; local celebrities are participating, too. Here's how prominent locals are spending their night -- and how they're contributing to your bag of Halloween sweets.
UNLV professors discuss presidential politics
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008
UNLV students and members of the public met on campus Monday night to discuss the 2008 presidential election with five political science professors.
Hawaiian Festival draws thousands to Lake Las Vegas
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008
Thousands gathered Saturday at the MonteLago Village Marina at Lake Las Vegas for the seventh annual Outrigger Canoe Regatta, which runs through today.
Lawmakers celebrate land act's 10th anniversary
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008
U.S. Sen. John Ensign and former Nevada senator and governor Richard Bryan joined other officials Thursday for the 10th anniversary of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, which has plowed billions of dollars into the Las Vegas area.
Reid, Goodman tour foreclosed homes, present remedy
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman toured the Las Vegas neighborhood with the most foreclosures today and revealed a plan to reverse the damage.
After-school program brings disabled together
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008
Thousands of Clark County students with disabilities have come to rely upon the school district's Adapted Physical Education program during school hours.
Food Network star returns to alma mater for benefit dinner
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008
Riding in on a Harley with his signature sunglasses and bleach-blond spiked hair, chef Guy Fieri returned to his alma mater in style earlier this week for UNLV’s annual Chef Artist Dinner Series.
Students sample chef’s school lunch creations
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008
Twenty fifth-graders from several elementary schools gathered at the Clark County School District's central kitchen earlier this week to test chef Wolfgang Puck’s new lunch creations.
Hospital gets $4.3 million for neonatal care unit
Monday, Oct. 13, 2008
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals announced today it got a $4.3 million boost from the Lincy Foundation to contribute to its new neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital's Siena campus.
Hoover Dam a highlight at water conservation conference
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008
When all of the exhibits were torn down Friday after the first-ever WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Expo, some attendees got to tour one of the country's greatest feats in water technology: the Hoover Dam.
Copening challenges incumbent Beers for state Senate seat
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
The race for State Senate District 6 has Republican incumbent Bob Beers, 48, defending his seat against Democrat Allison Copening.
Ozark, Spiegel agree in one arena: Nevada needs more jobs
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008
The Assembly District 21 race pits two candidates against each other both wanting the same thing for Nevada: more jobs.
Incumbent Christensen sees challenge from newcomer Martin
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008
Incumbent Republican Chad Christensen, first elected in 2002, is aiming to defend his Assembly District 13 seat against a challenge from Democrat Andrew Martin.
Scroggins, Sisolak, Narter vie for Woodbury's seat
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008
In the County Commission District A race, Republican Brian Scroggins, Democrat Steve Sisolak and Scott David Narter, an independent, are fighting to fill the seat of the longest-serving county commissioner in Clark County history -- Bruce Woodbury.
Henderson Bandfest ushers in season for competition
Cimarron-Memorial wrestles championship away from Boulder City
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008
When Cimarron-Memorial High School was announced as the A class champions Saturday at the 13th annual Henderson Bandfest, the band students chanted the last name of their band director: “Melton, Melton, Melton.”
Shelters, rescue groups work to save abandoned pets
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008
In the haste of leaving a home that has been foreclosed upon, families inevitably leave something behind. Unfortunately for man’s best friend, sometimes the family dog is who has to stay.
Vegas 47th of 50 in urban sustainability ranking
Monday, Sept. 22, 2008
Las Vegas took the No. 47 spot among the nation's 50 largest cities in a ranking released today on urban sustainability. The city fell from the 27th spot in last year's ranking.
Gay rodeo association saddles up for charity
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008
A cowboy wrestles a feeble goat to the ground and instead of tying its legs as one might expect, he adorns the goat with a pair of jockey shorts. Right away, you know this isn't your average rodeo.
Council OKs hotel, other businesses in northwest valley
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008
The Las Vegas City Council approved a request Wednesday to develop land at the southwest corner of Durango Drive and Farm Road.
County breaks ground on parking lot at 'Welcome' sign
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008
County leaders broke ground this morning on a project that will give the Las Vegas area's most famous sign its own parking lot.
Metro hosts grand opening of southwest substation
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008
Southwest Las Vegas residents gathered at the grand opening Tuesday evening of the third Metro Police area command substation.

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