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Zip Line Attraction Donates to the Animal Foundation

A zip line attraction at the Fremont Street Experience is donating its proceeds from Wednesday afternoon and evening to a local animal shelter.

Flightlinez will give money made until midnight Wednesday to the Animal Foundation, 655 North Mojave Road. The foundation operates the largest animal shelter in Nevada. Rides are $15 until 6 p.m. Rides after 6 p.m. are $20. Flightlinez is in the heart of the Fremont Street Experience. 

Annual Plant Sale Comes to Springs Preserve

Annual Plant Sale Comes to Springs Preserve

You can save water and money at the Springs Preserve’s annual plant sale.

Local “green thumbs” will have their choice of more than 5,000 native and water-efficient plant varieties for purchase at the Spring Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31.

Native and drought-tolerant plant species will be sold in container sizes ranging from 2 inches up to 5 gallons. In addition, Springs Preserve garden staff experts will be on hand to answer customer questions about how to care for their new plants.

A-Tech Student Wins MGM Design Competition

A-Tech Student Wins MGM Design Competition

A contest that recognizes students for creative design, successful problem solving, and craftsmanship in preparing architectural drawings Tuesday crowned Brandan K. Siebrecht the winner of the 2012 Las Vegas High School CAD Drafting Contest.

Siebrecht, a senior from Advanced Technologies Academy, prevailed over 67 other contestants. In addition to winning a cash prize of $500, he also earned a summer internship opportunity with MGM Resorts International Design.

The annual competition is sponsored by The National Association of Women in Construction and solicits Computer Assisted Design drawings from junior and senior high school students from across the Las Vegas Valley.

Health, Fitness Fair To Be Put on By Kids at Stupak Center

Health, Fitness Fair To Be Put on By Kids at Stupak Center

 

Health and fitness are on the agenda for a Saturday fair at Stupak Community Center.

The center’s Youth Council invites people to a Fun & Fitness Fair at the center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families can enjoy games, healthy snacks, health screenings (blood sugar, heart rate, blood pressure,) information and activities, as well as register for the center’s workshops, activities and classes. Admission and all activities are free.

The Stupak Community Center is located at 251 W. Boston Ave. For more information, call 229-2488.

Third Teen Charged as an Adult in Auto-Buyer Slaying

 

A third Las Vegas teenager is being charged as an adult in the robbery-slaying of an auto salvage worker who police say was shot dead after being lured to a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood thinking he was buying two cars.

Court records show that Jourdon Foger Holmes faces murder, robbery and conspiracy charges in the March 1 slaying of 44-year-old Wallace David Zarza. Holmes turned 18 a week after Zarza was found shot dead on Ellingson Drive.

An aide to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson says 15-year-old Tyler John Ashley is facing similar charges as an adult, along with co-defendant Daniel Jarod Goodman. Goodman is 18. He was arrested March 8 at Bonanza High School.

It's not immediately clear if Holmes has a lawyer.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)

New Municipal Court Hours Align with City Hall

New Municipal Court Hours Align with City Hall

 

The Las Vegas Municipal Court will join the rest of the city on a four-day work week starting Monday.

Effective April 2, the court will be changing its hours to a four-day business week for all public operation. The new business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The court is located in the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas, 200 Lewis Ave. 

“This new business model will allow the court to provide better overall customer service,” Las Vegas Municipal Court Administrator Matthew Fisk said. “By consolidating services to four days, we will be able to staff more customer service windows and phones, thus reducing wait times and improving customer service.”

The court’s hours are also more consistent with the hours of operation at Las Vegas City Hall, which are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Eating History at EL SOMBRERO

Eating History at EL SOMBRERO

Curtas: an old staple still does the classics as well as the day it opened.

They don’t make ‘em like El Sombrero any more. Every town, hamlet and city in the Southwest used to have one, or a number of them. Little hole-in-the-wall Mexican joints with a cook and a family working away, seven days a week, rolling out tortillas, pureeing chilies and dishing up the food of their homeland for folks of all stripes.

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