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Coronado club members aim to help four-legged friends
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
Coronado High School juniors Allison Mora and Ryan Hulsey were talking one day during lunch about what it would be like to have a club at their school dedicated to helping animals.
Fathers act as extra set of eyes at Miller Middle School
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
Before school on a December morning, Louie Frias patrols the hallways at Bob Miller Middle School. It's his day to volunteer with the Watch D.O.G.S. program, and he takes the responsibility seriously.
Elks give dictionaries to third graders
Monday, Jan. 5, 2009
Elks Lodge No. 2802 of Henderson members Ron Gesell and Bill Wiseman were at Sewell recently to present each third grader with a dictionary.
Marine lab offers students one-of-a-kind learning environment
Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009
Not everyone can say they spent their days in elementary school science class surrounded by dog-faced puffer fish, white spotted bamboo sharks and snowflake eels.
Greenspun Junior High students take on disabilities to learn about peers
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008
Greenspun Junior High School eighth grader Devin Stevens never noticed the split between students with disabilities and those without in the lunchroom.
Vanderburg PTA sponsors Winter Creations event for students, parents
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008
The school focuses on academics. Vanderburg Elementary School PTA President Dee Montano thinks the PTA should focus on family time.
Valley residents crowned in pageant
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008
Miss Nevada USA and Miss Teen Nevada USA crowned their newest title holders Nov. 13 at the College of Southern Nevada.
Holiday event raises funds to help homeless teens
Monday, Dec. 1, 2008
The second annual H.O.P.E. for the Holidays event took place Nov. 22 at the Henderson Pavilion. Local residents turned out to enjoy live entertainment, food, games, door prizes and a silent auction.
Pair celebrates more than a century of life
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008
Janet Hurst and Jeanne Deschamps both celebrated birthdays this month with friends, gifts and cake. But they were not the usual birthday parties.
Boy's birthday wish helps homeless
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008
Frannie and Don Trumble have more than 170 reasons to be proud this holiday season.
Chocolate factory lights up the cacti for Christmas
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008
A Southern Nevada tradition lit up the desert sky Nov. 18: the lighting of more than half a million holiday lights at Ethel M's Cactus Garden.
Chef prepares holiday treats for diabetics
Friday, Nov. 21, 2008
Chef Jeff Martinez said he was given the gift of diabetes at age 35.
Taking on cyberbullying
Empty room underscores presenters message
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
Scott Hensley, information literacy specialist at Bob Miller Middle School, knows a thing or two about how computers have changed school life.
Students, dads have sweet morning
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
It was a sweet event, everyone agreed. Friday morning, fathers and students filled the cafeteria at Lorna Kesterson Elementary School to enjoy doughnuts and spend a few extra minutes together before starting the day.
Adoptive families come together
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
All families have their stories, but in adoptive families, those stories are more important, Sandee Dingman says.
New One Book selected for next year
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008
Jodi Picoult's "19 Minutes" will take the place of 2008's "Marley and Me" for Henderson One Book 2009, starting next October.
Seniors strive for fun at Sun City McDonald Ranch
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008
Ladies at Sun City MacDonald Ranch danced the electric slide to a rendition of the Oak Ridge Boys' "Elvira" the evening of Oct. 26.
Cashman Equipment moves to new facility
Monday, Nov. 10, 2008
Cashman Equipment Co. has begun its move into its new energy-efficient facility at 3300 St. Rose Parkway, Henderson.
Henderson student gets Freedom Alliance scholarship
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008
Henderson resident and University of Nevada, Reno sophomore Cassie Donahoe has been awarded the Freedom Alliance scholarship.
Marine to sign copies of book
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008
On April 9, 2003, a photograph of a Marine smoking a victory cigar in his tank with a silhouette of a statue of Saddam Hussein in the background moved across the Associated Press wires and became famous. Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch, the Marine in the photo, became "The Cigar Marine."
Chocolate creations to help fight cancer
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008
Rosalind De Aquino has always had a weakness for chocolate. So, even though she isn't the type to enter contests, she could not pass up the one Ethel M Chocolates held to created a limited edition chocolate collection.
Man find yoga counteracts effects of failing kidney
Friday, Oct. 31, 2008
When Sharon Jalene and Dray Gardner got the news their friend needed a kidney transplant, they decided to use their passion for yoga to help.
Groups ask for help sending holiday stockings to soldiers
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008
Soldiers' Angels and Blue Star Mothers of Southern Nevada members are working to brighten the holiday season for deployed soldiers.
Students enjoy new additions to annual festival
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008
Students at Aggie Roberts Elementary School celebrated Halloween a little early.
Nevada Day prompts Friday closures
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008
October 31 is not just Halloween. It is also Nevada Day.
Boulder City goes pink to fight breast cancer
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008
Boulder City turned pink Friday to fight breast cancer.
Residents asked to vote in 'Green and Great' contest
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008
Henderson is asking its residents to vote, and not just in the current election.
Couple recognized for contributions to the arts
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008
The accomplishments of Darlene and Vern Burk were recounted to an audience Oct. 16 at the Boulder Dam Hotel, where the Burks were awarded the Alice Isenberg Advocacy Award for their support of the arts in Boulder City.
Thurman White spirit coaches aim high for first year
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008
The new coaches of Thurman White Middle School's dance and cheerleading teams are hoping both teams can participate this year in statewide competitions.
KNPR relaunches service for Southern Nevada nonprofits
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008
Nevada Public Radio, KNPR 88.9, has relaunched Community Connections, a public service announcement project that works to create awareness of nonprofit organizations in Southern Nevada.
Mannion Middle School celebrates Fall Festival
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008
Joyce Wagner's day last Wednesday was as busy as usual for the sixth-grade reading teacher at Mannion Middle School. But instead of working with students on their literacy, she was making sure they painted pink and green stripes in their hair, played "Guitar Hero" and ate candy.
Renaissance Festival brings thousands to Sunset Park
Monday, Oct. 13, 2008
The haunting sounds of chanting monks filled the air, interrupted by clangs of metal hitting metal in the distance. The smell of smoke and cooking food mixed with scents of burning incense. A peasant stepped on the skirt of Queen Elizabeth I, causing it to rip from the bodice. The lucky gentleman was fortunate enough to keep his head.
All Gators need for homecoming inspiration is love
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008
The students at Green Valley High School took a trip back in time Friday to celebrate their homecoming assembly. This year's theme, "All we need is love," came straight from the '60s.
Galleries honor Mexican tradition with sugar skulls
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Rustic Living and Viva Southwest Galleries are bringing the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead to Henderson with a workshop to create and decorate sugar skulls Oct. 11.
Local physician recognized for the second time
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Dr. Hervé Bezard of Family Doctors of Boulder City has been named for the second time as Southern Nevada Family Physician of the Year by the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians.
New coaches inject more spirit into White Middle School's cheer and dance squads
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
The new coaches of Thurman White Middle School's dance and cheerleading teams are hoping both teams can participate this year in statewide competitions. First year cheerleading coaches Sarah McAfee and Jolene Meissert and dance team coach Zelilah Perez held tryouts for the teams, which were open to all sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
Pets blessed at feast celebrating St. Francis of Assisi
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
As the Rev. Clarence Savial led a congregation of about 500 in prayer outside St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Oct. 5, the sound of panting accompanied his supplications. Some of the congregants received enthusiastic licks on the face while they bowed their heads solemnly.
Pets find homes at adoption event
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Manny Gomez and Peggy Soder added a new member to their family Oct. 4. The couple fell in love with a beautiful 3-year-old girl and decided to take her home.
Center celebrates centenarians
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008
Lucille Salter and Teddy Kreuter were born in a world when Scotch tape and penicillin did not exist. Traffic lights had not been invented yet. The women were in their 20s when ballpoint pens came about, their 30s when aerosol cans hit the market.
Former teacher, Gettler, dies
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008
In 1954, Robert W. Gettler left his native Minnesota to be a teacher at Boulder City High School. Teaching U.S. government and history until 1963, he made his influence felt.
Latin student group helps spruce up Las Vegas Wash
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008
Forty-two students from Southeast Career and Technical Academy planted about 500 trees and plants Sept. 27 in the Las Vegas Wash.
From doodles to designs
Children's author explains inspiration to Basic High School art students
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008
The author of "Jujo: The Youngest Tribesman" and "The Flower Man" spoke to Henderson students throughout the week as part of the city's APPLE Core celebration, the kickoff of a yearlong literacy program that rewards children for reading.
Greenspun Middle School yearbook wins national award
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008
Teacher Jeff Wollard and the yearbook staff at Greenspun Junior High School have been awarded the National Scholastic Press Association's All-American award for the 2007-2008 school yearbook, "Making Waves."
Boulder City High student, 17, dies of heart condition
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008
Boulder City High School senior Bethany Jenea Pupello Smith had lived with a heart murmur since she was a child, but she never let it slow her down, her father said.
Fashion show highlights travel clothes
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008
Sun City MacDonald Ranch residents were treated to their annual fashion show and fundraiser Sept. 21.
Local walk part of national Down syndrome campaign
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008
The eighth annual Buddy Walk of the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada will take place Sept. 28 at Acacia Park, 50 Casa Del Fuego St., Henderson.
City works with residents to clean up neighborhood
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008
Residents of Pittman celebrated months of cleanup in their neighborhood Saturday with a city-sponsored party at Wells Park, complete with free food, a giant bounce house and face painting.
Henderson 'Top Model' contestant booted from show
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008
Brittany Rubalcaba, 19, may not be America's top model, but she is not giving up on a future modeling. First, though, she plans to finish her education.
Henderson residents encouraged to read one book
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
Henderson is teaming up for the second year in a row with Henderson Libraries to encourage all residents to read "Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog," the New York Times best-seller by John Grogan.
Boulder City Chautauqua brings historical figures to life
Monday, Sept. 15, 2008
On Saturday, 461 years after his death, King Henry VIII made his way to the stage at the Boulder Dam Theatre. Later in the evening, playwright Eugene O'Neill, the four-time Pulitzer Prize winner who died in 1953, took his place in the spotlight.

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