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Potokar City's Employee of the Month

Potokar City's Employee of the Month

The Las Vegas City Council will recognize designer Mark Potokar as the July Employee of the Month at the Wednesday City Council meeting, which will take place at 9 a.m. in City Hall council chambers, 400 Stewart Ave.

Potokar, a member of the Public Works Department, played a key role in helping the city renovate and move into the new Development Services Center building at 333 N. Rancho Drive. Earlier this year, several city departments relocated to the building, providing a “one-stop shop” for the development community, and homeowners wanting to make home improvements

The Planning Department, Building & Safety Department, Land Development, City Engineer, Fire Prevention, Public Works and Operations & Maintenance administrations are all located in the building. Business Licensing will be rounding out the services offered when the department moves into the building later this year.

Girl Scouts Depart for 19-Day Journey to India

Girl Scouts Depart for 19-Day Journey to India

What will you do this summer? Seventeen Girl Scouts departed July 6 for a 19-day journey to India. Before taking off on their international adventure, the girls participated in some local Las Vegas fun with Comedy Magician Mac King and Sumita Beauty.

On Tuesday, July 5, the girls enjoyed some laughter and magic at the Mac King Comedy-Magic Show at Harrah's Las Vegas. King is partnering with the Girl Scouts to help spread his literacy initiative, Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, overseas. During their visit, King presented the girls with plaid suitcases full of books.  On behalf of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, the girls will distribute the books to children in India during their journey and spread the love of reading overseas.

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients:

City Uses Grant Funding to Combat Problems

City Uses Grant Funding to Combat Problems

Federal grant funds of more than $6.8 million will help the city of Las Vegas in efforts to provide affordable housing, community development and homeless assistance. The funds come from the U.S.