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Police urge first-time landlords to screen tenants
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008
Apartment complexes have tightened their tenant-screening process, causing searchers with criminal backgrounds to target lackadaisical landlords and especially eager homeowners desperate to rent out extra properties.
Centennial High School Performing Arts Department is finalist for grant
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008
The continual success of the Centennial High School Performing Arts Department is manifested by being selected as a 2009 GRAMMY Signature School Finalist.
Decision on new International Church facility delayed
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008
The International Church of Las Vegas has a vision to build a church with an 85-foot tower drawing people to pray. But planning commissioners fear the tower will draw criticism for blocking views of the La Madre Mountain Wilderness Area in the northwest part of the valley.
New planning commissioner takes seat
Friday, Dec. 5, 2008
Residents or business owners within the Ward 6 boundaries of Las Vegas have had a new face representing them on the Planning Commission board since Oct. 23.
Scout gives students map on playground
Friday, Dec. 5, 2008
It will be a little easier for Dorothy Eisenberg Elementary School students to learn geography with a new 30-foot map of the United States painted on their blacktop.
Summerlin group celebrates the season with dance
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008
Marking the spirit of the season through dance, the International Dance Education Academy Pas De Deux will perform its annual holiday show at the Summerlin Library at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 and 13.
Cancer group helping families with holidays
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008
Last December, the Garcia family's empty Christmas tree sat in the corner, but the family of three didn't expect presents — they were just happy to be on the road to cancer recovery.
Officer teaches life lessons
Visit to Kahre Elementary School aimed at instill values at young age
Friday, Nov. 21, 2008
After a long night of work and without any sleep, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police K9 officer Duwayne Layton walked into a cafeteria of hundreds of students Nov. 7 at Marc Kahre Elementary School.
Road construction continues despite economic downturn
Friday, Nov. 21, 2008
Construction of new homes and resorts may have slowed down, but road work in Las Vegas continues to boom.
Church members find home without a building
Friday, Nov. 14, 2008
The church isn't the building it meets in. That is a philosophy for the northwest-area Daybreak United Methodist Church, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
Teams face off at improv event
Friday, Nov. 14, 2008
Centennial High School junior Michael Day had no idea what he would have to act out before he started out on stage during a high school improvisational event on Oct. 18.
Summerlin moms sell one-of-a kind crafts
Friday, Nov. 14, 2008
Andrea Leaver and fellow creative Summerlin moms are accomplishing what teenagers everywhere think is the impossible: being a mom and being cool.
City works to prevent foreclosures
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
Experts on foreclosure prevention addressed the Las Vegas City Council Nov. 5 describing how the city is working closely with mortgage lender Fannie Mae and counseling agencies to keep people in their homes.
Doctor refuses plastic surgery to patients who smoke
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
A Summerlin-area surgeon is making sure his patients not only know, but see, the negative consequences of smoking on certain cosmetic procedures.
Office reaches out to Vietnam War veterans
Friday, Nov. 7, 2008
At the Nevada Office of Veteran Services, Tom George has the challenging job of explaining to veterans that if they want benefits from the government for post-traumatic stress disorder, they have to relive and remember the experience.
Charity raises $65,000 for Uganda school
Friday, Nov. 7, 2008
Summerlin resident Cristen Jacobsen McCormick has never been to the civil-war torn country of Uganda. She has never seen personally the effects of the AIDS epidemic or one of the 2.2 million orphans roaming the streets.
Foreclosures forcing debt on HOAs
Friday, Oct. 31, 2008
Nevada homeowners associations may square off against banks in the 2009 Legislature over fines and assessments that are piling up against foreclosed homes — and over the failure of homeowners and mortgage holders to maintain some of the vacant homes.
Artists show their wares at 10th Annual Fall ArtWalk
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008
People making a regular trip to the grocery store Saturday and Sunday at the Trails Village Center in Summerlin also experienced a trip to Las Vegas' largest juried art show during the 10th Annual Fall ArtWalk.
Dog lovers gather for annual pug picnic
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008
The Hills Park in Summerlin was overrun with more than 400 pugs Sunday during the seventh Annual Pug-O-Rama Picnic, sponsored by the Southern Nevada Pug Rescue group.
Parents, teachers mull textbook options
Friday, Oct. 24, 2008
Bernadette Beardsley attended last week's Clark County School District E Parent Advisory Committee meeting focused on textbooks because the subject has been bothering her lately.
Civil War soldiers prepare for battle
Civil War Days in the Battle Born State returns to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Friday, Oct. 24, 2008
William Prescott is prepared for the upcoming Civil War battle. He has his Union uniform hanging in the closet, ready to put on.
Congressman tells health care companies not to be like the DMV
Friday, Oct. 24, 2008
Congressman Jon Porter shared his views on health care with a group of local medical professionals during the inaugural Nevada Healthcare Forum Oct. 14 at the Sierra Health Services headquarters in northwest Las Vegas.
City, CSN partner up to build new fire station
Friday, Oct. 24, 2008
The city of Las Vegas and the College of Southern Nevada are entering into an agreement to build a new fire station on the college's Charleston Campus, near Rainbow and Charleston boulevards, to benefit both the city and the college.
Man to surrender exotic animal license after panther attack
Commissioners say exotic use permit no longer appropriate in growing area
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008
Pressured by Clark County and county commissioners, a man will give up his permit to have panthers and other exotic animals at his northwest Las Vegas Valley home, where neighbors say a panther escaped and attacked a neighborhood puppy in March.
School Board considers rezoning district
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008
The Clark County School Board began discussions Tuesday about possibly rezoning the entire district to balance out enrollments at schools that are over or under capacity.
Grant lets students get up-close look at ballet
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008
Wide-eyed Gabrielle Velez, a fifth grader at John W. Bonner Elementary School, sat on the floor of one of the rehearsal rooms at the Nevada Ballet Theater watching intently as three professional dancers enacted a scene out of "Giselle."
Crime prevention fair gets community involved in safety
Friday, Oct. 17, 2008
With October being National Crime Prevention Month, the Northwest Area Command of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department hosted a crime prevention awareness event Oct. 9 at the Police Memorial Park, 9880 W. Cheyenne Ave.
Hanged dog incident raises awareness of cruelty
Friday, Oct. 17, 2008
The apparent gruesome hanging of a dog from a tree at Lone Mountain Park Sept. 21 has raised awareness of a long standing problem in Southern Nevada: animal cruelty.
American Indian flair added to Fall ArtWalk in Summerlin
Friday, Oct. 17, 2008
More than 70 artists will showcase their work at the largest juried art festival in the Las Vegas Valley Oct. 25 and 26 at the 10th Annual Fall ArtWalk, a free event hosted by Trails Village Center, 1970 Village Center Circle, in Summerlin.
Centennial freshman girls win Powder Puff game
Friday, Oct. 17, 2008
Centennial High School kicked off its Homecoming Week Oct. 6-10 with a victory — for the freshmen. During the traditional Powder Puff game on Oct. 6, the girls took to the football field and the boys took on the cheerleading role. Surprisingly to most, the freshman girl flag-football team dominated the sophomore girl team and came out victorious with a 21-7 score.
City: Vital services not affected by cuts
Friday, Oct. 17, 2008
Despite city of Las Vegas plans for an additional $20 million budget cut for this year and an estimated $150 million cut over the next five years, officials say vital services like road construction and public safety won't be affected.
Church troupe does 'Sound of Music'
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008
“The Sound of Music” will be heard from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church as the parish members perform the well-known musical Oct. 17 and 18.
Resident sings in Grammy-winning choir, produces own album
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008
When Summerlin-area resident Jay Young was a young boy singing at family reunions and in church, he never dreamed he'd grow up to be part of a Grammy Award-winning gospel choir and self-produce an album.
Students from across region work to raise environmental awareness
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008
Two years ago, members of the Earth Club at Cimarron-Memorial High School made a goal to bring the Clark County School District together to discuss recycling efforts. Sept. 29 marked the beginning of the realization of their goal. The club planned five regional meetings from Sept. 29 to Oct. 9 to meet and share ideas with teachers, students and staff from across the school district, which will lead to one large district meeting Nov. 12, when representatives from each of the regional meetings will share information.
Scottish event offers peek at culture, heritage
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008
Dressed in a kilt and other traditional Scottish apparel, Stanley Brewster ordered a "Highland sausage in a bun" (the haggis tasting time was over) and strolled over to the St. Andrew's Society tent at the ninth annual Something Scottish event Oct. 4 at the Rainbow Library, near Buffalo Drive and Cheyenne Avenue.
Elementary students pick out their own Halloween pumpkins
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008
It's an annual D'Vorre and Hal Ober Elementary School tradition to bring the kindergartners to the opening day of the Gilcrease Orchard Pumpkin Patch near Tenaya Way and Grand Teton Drive.
Board rejects school for gymnastics
Planning Commission to hear issue Oct. 9
Friday, Oct. 3, 2008
Residents near a proposed 2.2-acre gymnastics school in the northwest part of Las Vegas won their first victory Sept. 30 when the Lone Mountain Citizens Advisory Council recommended denial of the project.
Summerlin salon encourages businesses to network
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008
Speed networking is like speed dating — but instead of coming in pursuit of potential dates, people come in pursuit of potential business.
Dumped McCarran rubble still a problem for BLM
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008
During a helicopter flyover in June, some Bureau of Land Management officials were surprised to see that 80,000 cubic yards of concrete and asphalt illegally dumped in 2004 near the Lone Mountain Community Pit had not been removed.
MountainView makes 30-minute pledge
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008
As more patients are filing into the emergency room at MountainView Hospital because of population increases in the northwest part of town, the hospital has pledged to see all patients within 30 minutes.
Neighbors oppose new gymnastics facility
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008
When residents like Jeff Rogers moved into their homes near Alexander and Juliano roads, they didn't think they needed to worry about businesses being built in the empty lot that is zoned residential near their home.
Summerlin resident to receive award for arts advocacy
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008
Summerlin resident Julie Gilday-Shaffer knows that having an art-enriched community doesn’t just happen. It takes work, dedication and a passion for the arts. It also takes money.
Citizens optimistic at mayor's meeting
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008
Anyone was invited to sit down, try some pastry samples, sip some tea and talk to Mayor Oscar Goodman Sept. 19 about whatever they wanted during the Ward 4 Coffee with the Mayor event.
Signs of struggle seen in apparent dog hanging
Humane Society offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008
Clark County Animal Control officers are investigating the death of a dog that witnesses believe was hanged from a tree at Lone Mountain Park, which is near Lone Mountain Road and the Las Vegas Beltway.
Cimarron-Memorial students celebrate homecoming
Monday, Sept. 22, 2008
With a couple of teachers wearing shoulder-pack vacuums and goggles, it was the administration's turn to impress the Cimarron-Memorial High School student body during the lip syncing contest — one of the activities for Cimarron's Homecoming week Sept. 15 to 19.
Palo Verde retires jersey of slain athlete
Christopher Privett's parents return to the football field to accept a No. 70 jersey
Friday, Sept. 19, 2008
Until this week, Mike and Barbara Privett hadn’t returned to the football stadium at Palo Verde High School since their son, Christopher, was shot and killed near the school on Feb. 15.
Patient sues over alleged sex assault in hospital elevator
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a worker at Centennial Hills Hospital has filed suit against the hospital, its parent company and other health care entities alleging negligence, false imprisonment, emotional distress and assault and battery.
Teens learn the art of theater
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
The Rainbow Company is a program of the Performing Arts Division of the Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services. At the core of the company is the ensemble: 40 youth, ages 10 to 18, who were selected by open auditions on Aug. 16.
Lender sues city over empty house
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008
After a December 2007 fire damaged a home in the northwest part of town, making it unfit to live in, the owners stopped making mortgage payments and the foreclosure process began.
Letting their voices be heard
Teens take to the polls to cast their vote for president, weigh in on issues
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008
Some teenagers who can't vote in this year's election still have concerns about health care, education and the Iraq War. They want the country to know whom they would vote for as president if they could.

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