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Artists Combine Talents for Spring Artwalk in Summerlin

Artists Combine Talents for Spring Artwalk in Summerlin

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The annual Spring Artwalk, sponsored by Mark Vranesh Studio, will be Saturday and Sunday in Summerlin's Trails Village Center, 1970 Village Center Circle.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

New Life Coming to Village Square

New Life Coming to Village Square

Six new businesses in the last six months are pumping new life into the Village Square shopping center.

Ten years ago, Village Square at the corner of Ft. Apache Road and Sahara Avenue was bustling with business. However, newer shopping centers in the area along with the recession hurt it.

"Village Square was pretty popular, packed with stores. Some of my favorites were, I believe, it was The Cottage. A little, cute boutique store and the party store," nearby resident Traci Bixenmann said. "And slowly over the years, it has kind of closed down."

Now, new businesses and new restaurants, like Bachi Burger, are bringing new life to the center. This is only the second location in Las Vegas for Bachi Burger, but the chef says it is a perfect fit.

"We like the center because it is wide open. You have the movie theatre right next door. We thought it would be a good fit for this area,” Chef Lorin Watada said.

Summerlin Man Won't be Charged for Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- A Summerlin man will not be charged for taking the law into his own hands when he shot and killed a man attempting to break into his home.

The district attorney decided the homeowner shot 19-year-old Demarcus Carter in self-defense last month. Carter was killed in the home's backyard near Hualapai Way and Sahara Avenue. The resident believed Carter was trying to break into his home.

Autism Event Planned for Saturday

Autism Event Planned for Saturday


People interested in Autism will get a chance to be part of a question and answer period with an author and mother of two children with Autism this weekend.

Meredith Toddre will read from her soon-to-be published book “The ABC’s of Autism” and lead a question and answer period at 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will be at Kidville at Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart  Blvd. A performance by students in Kidville’s class Rockin’ Railroad will follow the event with Toddre.

Space is limited for the lecture. People interested must RSVP at RSVPTivoli@kidville.com or call 702.233.9353

Woman Pleads for Public's Help to Find Missing Dog

LAS VEGAS --  A beloved pet and companion has disappeared, leaving her 67-year-old disabled owner desperate for help to find her.

The little three-pound Chihuahua named Tippy vanished Saturday. The dog is more than a pet for Barbara Kent. Since she was paralyzed during back surgery three years ago, Tippy has been her constant companion and a type of therapy.

"This is my life being in this wheelchair. I put her on my lap. We ride around or she will sit up here on my shoulder and we go riding around," Kent said.

Tippy was last seen playing with kids in a cul de sac near Shadymill Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive in the southwest. Family members have searched tirelessly.

"We went and canvassed the neighborhood, gave out phone numbers and everything. I drove up and down most of the streets looking," Dan Johnson a member of Kent's family said.

Mojave Max Emerges from his Burrow

Mojave Max Emerges from his Burrow


A sure sign of spring has emerged in Las Vegas. Mojave Max crawled out of his burrow Tuesday.

The famous desert tortoise came out at 12:41 p.m. That is the latest he has come out of his burrow since 2000. The timing is important because kids from around southern Nevada have entered a contest to predict when the tortoise would emerge. The child with the closest time wins prizes including a T-shirt, a medal and a laptop computer. His or her class also gets prizes including a field trip to Mojave Max’s habitat at the Red Rock Conservation Area.

Like all reptiles, Mojave Max entered his burrow to brumate, which is the reptilian form of hibernation, this winter. When the weather is warm enough, and days are longer, his internal clock is triggered. The earliest he has come out is February 14 in 2005. 

Identities Released in Double Fatal Crash in Summerlin

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's office has released the names of the couple who was killed in a weekend fiery crash.

According to the coroner's office, 67-year-old John Sullivan and his 57-year-old wife, Anita Sullivan died as a result of injuries suffered in the Sunday morning crash at Town Center Drive and Flamingo Road.

Police say their car was struck by a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old who ran a stop sign. That driver suffered minor injuries. The crash is still under investigation.