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Shadow Lane Under Construction for a Month

Shadow Lane Under Construction for a Month

 

Shadow Lane near UMC and Valley Hospital will undergo a month of constructions work for a variety of upgrades.

Shadow Lane between Alta Drive and Charleston Boulevard work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The work will consist of improvements to sidewalk areas to meet federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, installation of underground traffic signal conduit, plus construction of traffic signal foundations for a future traffic signal at the intersection of Pinto and Shadow lanes.

One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on Shadow Lane during these activities, but motorists are advised to take Rancho Drive or Tonopah Drive as alternate routes. Pinto will be closed to through traffic at the Shadow Lane intersection periodically. 

Year of the Dragon Coming to Downtown

Year of the Dragon Coming to Downtown

For the first time, a Chinese New Year celebration will take over the Fremont Street Experience. The five-day festival starts Tuesday night.

Organizers hope the Year of the Dragon will bring good luck for local businesses in the downtown area. Chinese New Year celebrations have been a mainstay for Las Vegas’ Chinatown, which is along Spring Mountain Road. Strip hotels have also made special efforts for the holiday.

Organizers of the downtown event dubbed "Dragon in the Desert" say the area is becoming more popular and it is time to bring the energy of Chinese New Year here to Fremont Street.

"The Year of the Dragon signifies prosperity and it is such a powerful sign of the zodiac. We have to do it this year,” organizer Jan-Ie said.

Many Asian people believe this is a good year to open a new business. Those behind the celebrations downtown also hope that the party persuades more Asian-Americans to open businesses in the area.

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Billion-Dollar Furniture Industry Has a Home Downtown

Billion-Dollar Furniture Industry Has a Home Downtown

 

Starting January 30, buyers for Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Haverty's and furniture stores around the world come to buy what's inside the showrooms at World Market Center.

That week alone generates $200 million in non-gaming revenue for the Las Vegas economy.

World Market Center and its geographic archrival, High Point, N.C., recently held millions of dollars in debt. Last May, they merged in a billion-dollar deal to keep them both afloat and to provide more markets for buyers and decorators around the world.

Child Hit by Car, Hurt near Western High School

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police say a child is being treated for injuries after being struck by a vehicle near a Las Vegas high school.

Las Vegas police Officer Marcus Martin says the juvenile pedestrian was struck a little before 7 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Bonanza Road and Decatur Boulevard, near Western High School.

The driver, a female, remained at the scene.

Martin says initial reports were that the pedestrian received bumps and bruises and was taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

The police spokesman didn't immediately know the ages of the pedestrian or driver, whether the child was a student, or whether the crash happened in a crosswalk.

Early Voting Next Week in Ross Recall Election

Early Voting Next Week in Ross Recall Election

 

The recall election of Councilman Steve Ross is almost here.

Early voting for the Jan. 31 Special Recall Election in Ward 6 will take place Jan. 26 and 27. Only those voters who are registered to vote in the city of Las Vegas Ward 6 are eligible to vote in this election. During early voting, all Ward 6 voters can cast ballots for the city council seat at these locations: 

Thursday, Jan. 26

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Centennial Plaza (trailer)
  • Centennial Center and Tropical Parkway

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Centennial Hills Community Center Room 4
  • Buffalo Drive and Deer Springs Way

Friday, Jan. 27

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Centennial Plaza (trailer)
  • Centennial Center and Tropical Parkway

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.