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Green Flag Exercises Continue Through Next Week

Green Flag Exercises Continue Through Next Week

Southern Nevada residents will continue to see increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force flies Green Flag exercises through next week.

Missions that take place at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., will be flown between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. during the exercise, which ends March 25. The exercise flight path includes areas within the Las Vegas valley, to and from Nellis AFB and the NTC, near Mount Charleston, and north of Pahrump.

Conducted by the 549th Combat Training Squadron at Nellis and the 12th Combat Training Squadron at Fort Irwin, Green Flag West 11-5 provides a realistic close-air support training environment for Airmen and Soldiers preparing to deploy in support of combat operations in Southwest Asia.

Relay For Life seeks participants

Relay For Life seeks participants

The American Cancer Society is looking for participants for its Relay For Life fundraiser in April and May.

Ten relays will take place in southern Nevada during the next two months and ACS will hold a number of "Paint the Town Purple" recruiting events from April 4-7. During these events, relay committee members and team captains will be visiting area businesses encouraging community members to participate. In addition to Relay’s purple posters, volunteers will distribute purple lollipops, because "CANCER SUCKS."

Those events include: 

  • Cheeburger Cheeburger Fundraiser – Monday, April 4, 5-9 p.m., 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd.

 

  • CiCi’s Pizza Las Vegas Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 6, six locations, all day/night – 10-20 percent of sales go to ACS.

 

  • Beer Tasting Benefit - Thursday, April 7 at Freakin Frog, 7-10 p.m., 4700 S.

New health center on tap for West Las Vegas

New health center on tap for West Las Vegas

Nevada Health Centers, Inc. (NVHC) will break ground with the City of Las Vegas on a new community health center at 11 a.m. Monday, March 28. Groundbreaking activities will take place at the new facility’s site located at the corner of Mount Mariah Drive and Stella Lake Street in West Las Vegas. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and Tom Chase, chief executive officer of NVHC, will preside at the ceremony.

"The new building will bring more jobs to the city at the same time that we will provide better access to health care," Chase said. 

NVHC is planning job fairs that will be held in September and November of this year. More information about the upcoming job fairs can be provided by calling 775-307-5414, ext.

New fire station opens Thursday

New fire station opens Thursday

A new fire station will open at 11 a.m. Thursday morning at 5865 Judson Ave., which is north of Lake Mead Boulevard in the Sunrise Manor area.

Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins will host the opening ceremony for Fire Station 20, which replaces a 35-year-old station that was just down the street. The new Station 20 is about 13,000 square feet and has classroom and training space. The old station was approximately 4,300 square feet and in need of extensive repairs.

"In District B, we are proud of the dedication and service of our professional firefighters," Collins said. "By moving them into this new station and training facility, we are improving the safety and response to our constituents in this area."

Collins represents County District B, which includes the new fire station and most of its primary service area.

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

It's not too early to plan your entry for the 2011 Helldorado Parade. The 2011 parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. There is no fee to enter and the City of Las Vegas will be accepting the first 120 entries now through April 25.

Thousands of people line the downtown parade route every year, and the parade is also broadcast live by Cox Communications on cable channel 96 and streamed online at http://www.cox96.net/. KCLV Channel 2 will re-broadcast the parade in the following days. A fireworks show will be launched from the Fremont Street Experience parking garage immediately after the parade.

The city's annual Hellorado Days festivities are a tribute to the anniversary of the city of Las Vegas. This year marks the city's 106th anniversary of the founding of Las Vegas. Entrants are encouraged to consider these Western roots when planning their parade applications.

LVMPD Hosts Graffiti Clean Up March 19th

LVMPD Hosts Graffiti Clean Up March 19th

The officers of the LVMPD, Northeast area invite you to join them this Saturday for a community improvement project! They will be meeting March 19th from 9am to noon to clean up graffiti in the area of Lake Mead and Marion. Volunteers will be meeting at  Miller Elementary School at 4851 E. Lake Mead, and are asked to wear proper clothing to work with paint. All cleaning supplies will be provided, as will water and refreshments. So come out and beautify the community this Saturday with the officers iof the LVMPD!

Volunteers sought for "Brighten Up the Bins"

Volunteers sought for "Brighten Up the Bins"

The Foundation for Positively Kids is looking for over 200 volunteers to repaint 145 donation bins! If you are interested in helping, please call Andrea at (702) 262-0037 ext 225.

“Our bins provide an inexpensive way to help our mission of providing quality of life for medically fragile, medically dependent, and developmentally delayed children,” said Fred Schultz, CEO of Positively Kids. “We hope our newly “Brightened Bins” will help spread the word on the importance of supporting these children.”