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Red Rock Campground Closes for the Season

Red Rock Campground Closes for the Season

The campground at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is now closed, and it will stay closed until Labor Day weekend.

The closure started Tuesday. The campground is about two miles east of the visitor center off State Route 159. It is the only developed campground within the conservation area.

People can still camp in the backcountry of Red Rock Canyon with the proper permit from the Bureau of Land Management. To secure a permit, call 702-515-5050. People can camp on BLM land for up to two weeks free of charge. Here are some of the popular campsites on bureau land. The sites do not have facilities.

  • Bitter Spring Backcountry Byway
  • Gold Butte Backcountry Byway
  • Knob Hill
  • Virgin Mountains
  • Christmas Tree Pass
  • Logandale Trails System

Campgrounds are also open at several other places around southern Nevada.

Sunday Afternoon House Fire Displaces Four People

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Fire Department responded to house fire on Playa Bonita Avenue near Interstate 215 and Alta Drive shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

According to fire officials, the cause of the fire was electrical, and damage is estimated at $100,000.

Four people have been displaced from their home. No one was injured in the fire.

Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More Than 202 Tons of Food

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, working with a number of dedicated partners, helped collect 404,028 pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

That is more than 202 tons of food, which was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries in Southern Nevada to help those who struggle with hunger.  Last year, this effort collected 372,789 pounds of food.

“We know we are making a difference,” said Glenn Norton, president of the Las Vegas branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  “As letter carriers, we see the need every day on our routes, which is why we look forward to this national food drive every year. But we couldn’t make the impact we do without the community’s support, or the support of our amazing partners. On behalf of all our member letter carriers, I offer a sincere thank you.”

Beach Boys Celebrate 50 Years with Stop at Red Rock

Beach Boys Celebrate 50 Years with Stop at Red Rock

One of America's seminal groups heads back on the road.

Do the Beach Boys have anything to prove with the long-awaited reunion fans are just happy to see? Maybe a little. Asked about that loss-of-upper range thing that happens to older men, Bruce Johnston has a quick reply.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

City Pools Roll Out Summer Schedule

City Pools Roll Out Summer Schedule

The city of Las Vegas has announced the dates and times for the opening of city pools for the summer season.

Some pools will be open this weekend but most will not be open full time until June. Baker Pool, 1100 E. St. Louis Avenue, will open for the summer Monday, June 11. Recreational swim times will be from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, is open year-round. Right now, the pool is dedicated to lap or recreation swim from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lap or recreation swim is also from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. That schedule ends Saturday, June 9.

Starting June 11 through September 3, adult lap swim will be from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. From noon to 4 p.m., the pool will be open for all ages. Adult swim resumes from 4 to 7 p.m. Open swim starts again from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays will be open swim from noon to 6 p.m.

Police Search for Robbery Suspect

Police Search for Robbery Suspect

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a business on Rainbow Boulevard near Charleston Boulevard.

The suspect told the clerk he was shopping for rings. The clerk showed him several rings, but when the clerk asked for the merchandise back, the suspect threatened the clerk and fled with the rings.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s. He is 5-foot and 120 pounds with short, brown hair. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a Hawaiian-style shirt, dark pants and black and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Police at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.