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Archaeologists returning to St. Thomas
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
The remnants of a pioneer town unearthed by Lake Mead's receding waters was to receive a visit Monday from archaeologists sketching the site.
Reagan insider shares experiences
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009
As California governor, Ronald Reagan once pushed a government car after it stalled in the intersection. At one small-town campaign stop, he ended lunch by tossing a football with children for a half-hour. He also walked out of a country club appearance after a Jewish man in his entourage was denied a seat.
Nevada State student recognized with scholarship
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
Saying Nevada State College senior Jess Kusak fell into another career could not be more true. The former professional ballerina literally broke a leg performing and has pivoted toward a future in communications.
Lamping students get help with major production
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
Mounting a production of "Little Red Riding Hood" may seem like a daunting undertaking for a group of 67 kindergarten through fifth graders to begin with. But these Frank Lamping Elementary School students had only a week since auditions to perfect their lines for the Saturday performances at 3 and 7 p.m.
Students face their futures at career fair
Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
Foothill High School freshman Ashley Ciciliano is thinking of entering politics, and Thalia Alvarez is leaning toward a career in the kitchen after the I Can Be Career Expo at the school Feb. 18.
New senior center doesn't come with bus stop
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
While the new Heritage Park Senior Center opening this July promises to be full of amenities, it could be lacking one crucial one: an RTC bus stop. So officials involved with the center are trying to get Route 217 extended along Burkholder Boulevard behind Basic High School.
Silver Springs Rec. Center to close for maintenance
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
Silver Springs Recreation Center will be closed Sunday for electrical upgrades at the pool, before reopening the next day at 7 a.m.
Beer festival to raise money for charity
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
MonteLago Village is hosting its inaugural Beer Fest March 14, doubling as a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southern Nevada.
Science fair lets students explore deep topics
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009
With experiments comparing blood sugar levels and brain function, many of the projects at the Selma Bartlett Elementary School Science Fair were studies in sophistication.
Couple's collection inspired by the art of kissing
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009
The sign "Lover's Inn" sits above the door of Howard and Helene Moore's Henderson home. Inside, one finds the description could not be more apt.
Gamblers try their luck on Friday the 13th
Few bring superstitions to table on start of long holiday weekend
Friday, Feb. 13, 2009
If Friday the 13th is an unlucky day, there was no telling it in local casinos today. The afternoon at MonteLago Casino was moderately busy, pit boss Harry Spero said. It appeared some gamblers opted to stay home while others viewed the day as a good omen. One couple in his casino had already won $1,200, Spero said. The day's big loser made no reference to Friday the 13th, he said.
Henderson to get more solar-powered trash cans
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
As part of its growing sustainability efforts, Henderson is expanding its collection of solar-powered trash compactors to six after receiving a $15,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation.
Lake Mead officials seek comment on water treatment plants
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
Two new water treatment plants are proposed for both Cottonwood Cove and Temple Bar to comply with new EPA standards for arsenic in drinking water supplied to those areas.
Run to benefit Henderson Libraries
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
The Henderson Libraries will host the second annual Read & Run for Your Health Feb. 28 at the James I. Gibson Library on Water Street in an effort to raise money to purchase books, DVDs and other materials, as well as to pay for guest speakers.
Convention Center recovering from construction delays
Monday, Feb. 9, 2009
Bookings at the Henderson Convention Center have nearly returned to normal after a remodeling of the facility due to begin in September was delayed due to budget constraints.
Painting brings Nevada history to hospital
Monday, Feb. 9, 2009
With images tracing Nevada's history from Sarah Winnemucca to the Hoover Dam, the painting "Nevada Tales" was unveiled at St. Rose Dominican Hospital-de Lima Campus Friday as a donation from Henderson artist David Donovan.
United Way offers free tax help
Monday, Feb. 9, 2009
Cindy Oswald entered HopeLink Family Resource Center on Feb. 6 estimating her tax refund at $600. She left, astonished, that she would be receiving $5,200 on her 2008 return.
New Water Street businesses hope to weather economic tides
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009
With a country battered by a recession and Henderson's Water Street District lined with empty storefronts, two new downtown businesses are hoping their personal touches will help them succeed.
Locals join worldwide celebration of ancient tradition
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
It had been roughly 75 years since Nathan Hymanson last wore tefillin, a Jewish ritual garment wrapped around the arm and head. When the 89-year-old tried to place the same kosher leather straps used during his bar mitzvah, the straps shredded.
Parks board begrudgingly OKs upgrades to cell tower
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009
A plan to grow an existing cell phone tower in Fox Ridge Park by 10 feet ran into a smattering of opposition Wednesday at the Henderson Parks and Recreation Board meeting as members raised concerns about the tower disrupting the park and nearby Valle Verde Drive.
Henderson recognizes business achievements
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009
The city of Henderson and the Henderson Development Association hosted their 10th annual Economic Development Awards program las week, with earning the 2008 Private Sector Award and Henderson Mayor James B. Gibson receiving the 2008 O'Callaghan Public Sector Award.
NSC to offer non-traditional business certificate
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009
Nevada State College is launching a 20-week business certificate program targeting people who want a more formal business background.
Set to launch in April, the program arose from a survey of Henderson businesses conducted more than a year ago, which revealed that businesses would welcome a program stressing basic fundamentals.
Lake Mead's Willow Beach to get $20 million upgrade
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009
National Park Service officials are expecting that a revamped Willow Beach area at Lake Mead, complete with a state-of-the-art RV campground, will be ready for use in late 2010.
The design phase of the $20 million project is done, and park planner Jim Holland expects it to go out to bid within the next few weeks.
Henderson parents in the running for state award
Friday, Jan. 30, 2009
C.T. Sewell Elementary School has two individuals who are not school parents, yet attend every school event and have donated $100,000 to the institution.
Boulder City residents receptive to wind farm proposal
Friday, Jan. 30, 2009
A public meeting on a wind energy project proposed for an area 30 miles south of Boulder City drew about 30 attendees to the Boulder City Library Thursday night. Many of those in attendance were eager to delve into specifics of the 161-turbine proposal that could power roughly 100,000 homes.
Salvation Army exceeds holiday fundraising goals
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
The Salvation Army Henderson Corps exceeded its holiday fundraising goal by more than $20,000, bringing in nearly $175,000.
Fate of Boulder City's Date Street Complex up for discussion
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009
Bureau of Reclamation officials billed Tuesday's meeting at the agency's office in Boulder City as the beginning of a new approach to allow greater public input on the group's plans to update and renovate its Date Street Complex, with the fate of one vacant building the chief object of discussion.
Health District: Flu season in full swing
Season started later, symptoms lasting longer, but it's overall a mild season, health officials say
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009
The flu season is starting later than usual, officials say, but symptoms are lingering longer, and the strain is resistant to the main anti-viral drug.
Foundation helps young cancer patients tell their stories
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009
On the pages of a "Tribute to Kayla" a young girl's parting words to her family are printed, uttered two days before her death. Memories like these are tucked inside the books at Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.
School District gets money for recycling programs
Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

The Consumer Electronics Association has donated $100,000 to the Clark County School District for recycling programs in 50 schools.
Students raise money through recycling
Friday, Jan. 23, 2009
Don't call the Jan. 23-24 fundraiser at Sue Morrow Elementary School a rummage or garage sale. The Gifted and Talented Education students behind the recycle fundraiser are inspired by their devotion to the planet, encouraging others to give away their unused stuff rather than see it tossed into a landfill.
Hundreds turn out for Sewell health fair
Friday, Jan. 23, 2009
Roughly 70 immunizations were given at the Friday Health and Wellness Fair held at C. T. Sewell Elementary School, where community members also received free toiletries and coats as well as information on local agencies.
Artist brings 3,000-year-old craft to Henderson
Friday, Jan. 23, 2009
As a performer, Joy Brittan's artistry used to grace the stages of the Sands and "Jubilee," but for the past 12 years she has focused her talents on a much smaller venue: the egg.
College students band together, rally against budget cuts
University leaders criticize governor and urge students to take action
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009
A rally protesting a proposed 36 percent budget cut to higher education drew a raucous crowd of roughly 2,000 people to the UNLV campus Thursday and left students like Casey Breymann energized, wielding a newfound sense of hope.
"It's not going to happen," said Breymann, who is studying elementary education at Nevada State College. Cuts would "decide whether or not I go to UNLV for grad school."
Wary of invasive species, hatchery suspends operations
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009
Inside the fish hatchery at Lake Mead, the tanks are empty. The absence of the faintest trickle of water is eerie for Nevada Department of Wildlife hatchery manager Clyde Park.
United Way honors local women
Monday, Jan. 19, 2009
The inaugural United Way Women's Leadership Luncheon on Feb. 24 will honor longtime Henderson banker Selma Bartlett, Las Vegas educator Carolyn Goodman and obstetrician/gynecologist Florence Jameson and is expected to raise $250,000 in the process.
Henderson pet store robbery trial delayed
Attorney seeks to dismiss kidnapping, weapons charges against Mandy Hagen
Monday, Jan. 19, 2009
A defense attorney for a woman accused of robbing a Henderson PetSmart while leaving her children at home is seeking to dismiss kidnapping charges against the woman as well as deadly weapons enhancements.
Henderson middle school students to take in inauguration
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009
As Henderson middle school students were awaiting the end of final exams Friday, a select group was anticipating something even greater.
College students to rally against budget cuts
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009
Students from each of Southern Nevada's public colleges are planning to hold their first joint rally against Gov. Jim Gibbons' proposed budget cuts to higher education next Thursday, expecting a minimum of 1,000 to 5,000 people to register their discontent.
UNLV study: Lake Mead fish safe to eat
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
Fish caught in Lake Mead are safe to eat with mercury levels below both EPA and FDA guidelines, according to preliminary studies from UNLV.
Police: Men arrested in kidnapping wanted $60,000
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
Four men charged in an alleged kidnapping that began in North Las Vegas and ended in Green Valley may have been trying to extort $60,000 from the victim’s family — money they said was owed to them, according to statements to police.
Program helps repeat offenders break cycle
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
The Henderson Municipal Court has implemented a new sentencing program this year targeting repeat non-violent offenders, who are often homeless and suffering from drug and alcohol problems.
Students weigh college options
Nevada State, CSN see enrollment rise as economy falters
Monday, Jan. 12, 2009
There was more than excitement written on the faces of prospective students attending Nevada State College's Thursday open house. They also carried with them the burden of a faltering economy, which has hit their parents' savings hard and eliminated some of their jobs.
Man complains about magazine, then gets 1,000 copies
Friday, Jan. 9, 2009
When the mailman walked up to the door of Tony Thomas' Henderson residence Tuesday to personally hand him the latest issue of AARP Bulletin magazine, Thomas was puzzled.
Children returned to home where police shooting occurred
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
Children removed from a Seven Hills residence where three police officers were shot Dec. 28 are back home pending the outcome of an abuse and neglect case against the mother.
Teens charged in teacher's death appear in court
Preliminary hearing set for Jan. 21
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
A preliminary hearing to determine whether they will go to trial has been set for two teenagers charged in the killing of Basic High School choir teacher Matthew Thomas Cox. Jose Delatorre, 18, and Juan Aguirre, 17, a former student of Cox, are charged in the Dec. 22 death of Cox.
Henderson Senior Center gets grant to assist diabetics
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
The Henderson Senior Center is developing diabetes-targeted programs for 2009 after a survey revealed that many of its members were not carefully managing the disease.
Teen arrested in teacher's death to be tried as an adult
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
Prosecutors plan to try a 17-year-old as an adult in the slaying of Basic High School choir teacher Matthew Thomas Cox, according to a criminal complaint filed today.
Man charged in police shooting appears in court
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
A man accused of shooting three police officers appeared in Henderson Justice Court today, where his preliminary hearing was set for 9:30 a.m. Jan. 20 before Justice of the Peace Stephen L. George.
Mother in police shooting case charged with abuse
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009
The mother of three children removed from a Seven Hills home where three police officers were shot Dec. 28 has been charged with abuse and neglect of those children.