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Sahara Express Ready to Roll

Sahara Express Ready to Roll

 

It took more than a year to complete, but now the Regional Transportation Commission's Sahara Express route is ready to roll.

For riders, it will mean a more convenient way to get across the Las Vegas valley. For drivers, it will mean the road construction along Sahara Avenue is finally finished.

The route stands out with distinctive, solar-powered, blue bus stops. There are also ticket machines which let riders buy tickets before getting on the bus. The sidewalks have been widened and raised to make it easier to board buses. Crews also gave a facelift to the median along Sahara Avenue with plants and trees.

The new bus route isn’t just about aesthetics. There is now a designated lane, allowing the bus to move faster.

Police Look for Victims of Alleged Police Impersonator

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are looking for more victims of a man who allegedly impersonated a police officer.

Police say 32-year-old Ryan Patrick Johns was arrested on May 7 on an outstanding warrant for open container in a vehicle. He was arrested after his car was impounded and an employee of the towing yard noticed it was equipped with red and blue flashing lights, a siren, and contained a handgun, handcuffs, and a badge that resembled those worn by Metro officers.

The suspect's neighbor Amanda thought it was odd when she saw emergency lights in Johns' SUV. "Then, they disappeared off the dash. They never appeared there again… I thought it said LAPD… Glancing quickly, it could have been LVMPD," she said. "It is very alarming."

Teachers Get Tickets to Blue Man Group

Teachers Get Tickets to Blue Man Group

Teachers at one elementary school are getting a chance to see a Strip show for free. The tickets are in appreciation for their efforts.

The Blue Man Group gave more than 70 teachers at Bonner Elementary School free tickets to the show. The giveaway that happened Thursday is part of Teacher Appreciation Week in southern Nevada. The teachers thought they were being going to a workshop on a new math program but were presented with the tickets instead.

The staff was actually already wearing blue in honor of school pride. The date for the show is yet to be determined.

High School Takes Action to Keep Students Safe

LAS VEGAS -- After a serious traffic accident and other close calls outside Cimarron-Memorial High School, the principal has found a way to make it safer for students.

When classes let out at school, there are hundreds of students crossing near Tenaya Way and Smoke Ranch Road as they make their way home.

Parents and students say it used to be like playing a game of Frogger to get across the street. It's a dangerous mix of as many as 300 kids, numerous cars, and not enough clearly marked crosswalks.

"The cars don't even stop," Cimarron-Memorial student Miriam Moreno said.

After one of the students was hit by a car at the beginning of the school year, Principal Joe Cursso started standing outside the school to make sure students cross the street safely.

Tivoli Village Plans Week of Events

Tivoli Village Plans Week of Events

Tivoli Village is celebrating Tivoli Days with a week of free events that are open to the public.

The series of events start Monday and last through Sunday, May 20. It kicks off with Dine Around Tivoli, which is an all-day event Monday. Restaurants will donate 10 percent of the day’s food sales to Children’s Miracle Network.

There will be a Celebration of Family Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. A balloon artist, stilt walker, face painter and more will be available. There will also be a performance by Kidville’s Rockin’ Railroad. There will also be complimentary treats.

Longevitology Workshop Offered at Sahara West Library

 

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has several events celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month, including a free workshop on Longevitology.

The workshop offers hands-on energy adjustments. It is co-sponsored by the Las Vegas Chinese Cultural Foundation. Longevitology focuses on the use of energy and natural healing to reduce stress, increase energy and improve quality of life.

The workshop is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 in the multipurpose room of the Sahara West Library.

Little Leaguers See Big League Game

Little Leaguers See Big League Game

A little league team from Summerlin got a chance to see a real major league team in action thanks to their sponsors.

Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing sponsors the Summerlin North Little League Angels. The team is made up of kids 10 through 12 years old. In April, the air conditioning company sponsored a trip for the team to see the real Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play. The Angels lost to Baltimore in ten innings, but that didn’t stop the kids from having a great time.