Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 | 2:20 p.m.
BCHS sophomore accepted for trip
Alek Fanciullo, a sophomore at Boulder City High School, has been accepted into the People to People exchange program.
Fanciullo was nominated for the program and will travel to Australia in June for 20 days with the program, which was founded by President Dwight Eisenhower to enhance cross-cultural communication.
Fanciullo will work with a biologist, study at the Great Barrier Reef, handle koalas and work three days on a ranch in the Outback, he said. It will be his first time outside the United States, he said.
The student, a member of the Boulder City Police Department Explorers program, said he will earn college credit for the trip. He plans to study biology when he goes to college.
He must raise $7,000 for the trip, and said he would be looking for corporate and individual donations.
For more information, call 294-0894.
Joe Heck to address Republican women
Former State Sen. Joe Heck will address the Boulder City Republican Women 11 a.m. Jan. 15 at the Banquet Room at Railroad Pass Casino.
Heck, a physician and colonel in the Army Reserves, will speak about his recent experiences in Iraq providing medical aid to wounded U.S. and Iraqi soldiers. He represented State Senate District 5.
Newly elected Boulder City Republican Women's Club President Mariah Evans invites all members and other interested men and women to attend. Reservations for the meeting and lunch may be made by calling 393-1228, or e-mail: [email protected]. The cost for lunch and a tip is $20.
Radon test kits available for homes
For National Radon Action Month in January, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is making free radon test kits available at various locations, including Boulder City.
Radon is a radioactive gas that is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States, making it the No. 1 cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers.
The Cooperative Extension is holding free public presentations about the dangers of radon, where the test kits are being provided.
In Boulder City it will be held Jan. 7, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd.
For more information, call Laura Au-Yeung at 257-5555 or e-mail [email protected].
Volunteers sought for homeless count
Volunteers are being recruited for a regional count of homeless people Jan. 28 and 29.
The census, done by the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition, sends volunteers into the streets to take a count in order to qualify for federal funds to aid the homeless.
The count will be done in urban areas of Clark County from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Jan. 29. The rural areas will be counted Jan. 28.
The last homeless census, in 2007, estimated a homeless population of 11,417 in Clark County.
County summer job program seeks teens
Clark County is accepting applications for the summer 2009 Summer Business Institute, a summer job program for high school juniors and seniors and college freshman.
It is the 14th year Clark County has sponsored the program, which provides 100 high school juniors and seniors jobs in fields including law, medicine, architecture, education and communications. The program is a partnership among Clark County, the Clark County School District and more than 80 area businesses.
Participants are paid $8 an hour to work eight-hour days Monday through Thursday and learn about money management, life skills and civic engagement through regular seminars.
Applications, due by March 6, are available through a link on the county Web site at www.accessclarkcounty.com (under New to the Web site). It is also available in the Clark County Community Resources Management Division office on the 5th floor of the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas; at the KCEP radio station at 330 W. Washington Avenue; and at high school job banks.
For more information, contact Maurice L. Reid, SBI Coordinator, or Kaveida Williams, SBI Assistant Coordinator, at 455-2426 or 455-3097.