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Rates Drop at Neonopolis Parking Garage

Rates Drop at Neonopolis Parking Garage

The city of Las Vegas has lowered the price at the parking garage at Neonopolis.

Under the new rates, the first hour of parking is free. After that, it is $1 per hour with a daily maximum charge of $5. People also have the option of paying $35 for monthly parking. Previously, the parking at the garage cost $1.50 an hour with a maximum charge of $36 in a 24-hour period.

The city changed the rates in an effort to bring more locals and tourists to Neonopolis and to the nearby Fremont East Entertainment District. The rate change is part of an overall effort to make downtown parking more convenient and cheaper. 

State Museum Will Feature New Exhibits

State Museum Will Feature New Exhibits

Officials with the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas announced it will have fresh exhibits when it opens its new facility at the end of the month.

The museum is moving to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. The move will double the size of the museum from its current location at Lorenzi Park. The new exhibits will include a video detailing behavior of some of Nevada’s wildlife. The video will be projected on a huge screen using multi-projection technology. There will also be a display of some of the small specimens of dinosaur fossils found in the state and an interactive display about the Comstock Lode.

“With this larger museum, we are able to create visitor experiences that focus on the entire state — something we were not always able to offer in our former, smaller space,” said Peter Barton, administrator for the Nevada Division of Museums and History. “Before, we focused on southern Nevada, but now we’re trying to interpret the whole state.”

Legal Aid Center Breaks Ground on Expanded Facility

Legal Aid Center Breaks Ground on Expanded Facility

Officials broke ground Monday on a $13 million expansion of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s downtown offices.

A new 35,000-square-foot facility will house the organization’s programs serving low-income residents with civil legal issues.

The groundbreaking took place on the site of the future building, located adjacent to Legal Aid Center’s current offices at 800 South 8th Street and Charleston Blvd.

“Over the last five years, our growth has been exponential and the economic downturn only accelerated the need for our services,” said Barbara Buckley, executive director of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. “Some mornings we unlock our doors to find a line of people waiting.

Person Found Shot Dead in Downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are investigating a murder that happened near Bonanza Road and Rancho Drive. 

Police say around 8:25 p.m., officers were called to Dike Lane, which is just off Bonanza, to investigate gunshots fired in the area. When they arrived, they found a person shot dead in front of a home.

Police are investigating and have not said whether they have a suspect in custody.

Free Parking for Restart of First Friday

Free Parking for Restart of First Friday

The popular arts festival First Friday restarts Friday night.

The new organizers of the event promise more art, more music, more food and more parking. The city of Las Vegas will allow free parking in the Stewart Avenue Parking Garage on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Stewart Avenue.

“It is really a community event and this thing goes on officially or unofficially without us. So we are just happy to be a part of it,” said Joey Vanas the Managing Partner with First Friday.

Parking will be free starting at 5 p.m. Enforcement of parking fees will start again Saturday morning. There will be free shuttles from the parking garage to various First Friday sites. The city says it is working on more parking solutions for future events.

Elderly Woman Burned in Kitchen Fire

An 80-year-old woman was taken to the hospital after being burned in a kitchen fire.

The fire started just after noon Friday at a home near Charleston and Decatur Boulevards. The blaze caused $75,000 damage to the home and displaced the two people living there.

The victim suffered first and second degree burns to her face and hands.

Neighborhood Meeting On Tap

Neighborhood Meeting On Tap

 

Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Barlow will hold a neighborhood meeting on at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St.

Residents of West Las Vegas will receive an update on the numerous projects taking place in Ward 5, as well as information on the master plan for the community, the potential expansion of the redevelopment area, and more.

“There is so much excitement and energy taking place in Ward 5, that I wanted to have a meeting where I can update the public on all of the progress taking place in our community, be it new businesses opening, public works projects and more,” Barlow said. “I encourage everyone to attend to hear what’s taking place in their community, and to also give me their feedback.”