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Silver State Schools Credit Union Closing 3 Branches

Silver State Schools Credit Union announced Wednesday it will be closing three branches in January.

The credit union will close the branches at Fort Apache Road and Sahara Avenue, Durango and Warm Springs, and Craig Road and Tenaya Way inside the Albertson’s store.

 “Silver State Schools Credit Union holds the members served by these branches in the highest regard, and we are proactively communicating with those members to let them know about the closing and the options available to them,” President/CEO Andrew Hunter said.

The closures are part of an effort to reduce costs. The employees at the branches will be given a chance to relocate to other branches. The closures will take effect by the middle of January.

BLM Holds Open House at Red Rock Canyon

BLM Holds Open House at Red Rock Canyon

The Bureau of Land Management wants residents' input on proposed special recreation permits at Red Rock Canyon.

The bureau will hold an open house from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center. The BLM will give presentations about the issue at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The BLM is looking at putting into place special recreation permits for Cottonwood Trails System and for the Red Rock Canyon area. The special permits would allow commercial, competitive and organized groups to use the Cottonwood Trails System and the developed areas of Red Rock Canyon.  

People coming to the open house should tell the attendant at the entrance to the scenic loop that they are participating in the open house and fees will be waived.

Hash House A Go Go Offers Turkey to Go Go for Thanksgiving

Hash House a Go Go is offering a way to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without the hassle of cooking.

The restaurant will be serving up Turkey To Go Go at their West Sahara Avenue location. The feast includes 10-pound deep-fried turkey, stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, pumpkin mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, homemade biscuits, strawberry jam and cranberry sauce. For dessert, people can choose from either Snickers or pumpkin bread pudding, both homemade. The whole dinner is $89.95 and serves six.

Orders must be placed by noon on November 21. Pick up will be between noon and 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 23. Payment in full must be made at the Sahara Avenue location in advance. To place an order, call 804-4646.


Hot Air Festival to Benefit Deaf Children's Charity

There is a chance to watch and ride hot air balloons this weekend all to benefit Deaf Kids' Funding.

The Norris Foundation Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Festival starts with balloon races starting at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Southern Hills Hospital. People can ride along in the races for $200. Children who want to ride along must be 48 inches tall. People interested should make reservations through Adventure Balloons at 247-6905.

People do not need reservations for tethered balloon rides that cost $5. Kids can walk around the grounded balloons between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday. A balloon glow is set for 7 p.m. Saturday. The balloons burners will be lit on the tethered balloons allowing them to glow.

Admission to the festival is free.

Girl Killed While Trick-or-Treating Laid to Rest

Girl Killed While Trick-or-Treating Laid to Rest


Family and friends gathered Thursday to say goodbye to a 12-year-old girl hit and killed while trick-or-treating.

The funeral for Faith Love was held at Victory Missionary Baptist Church. Love was hit and killed in a neighborhood near Sahara Avenue and Town Center Drive Halloween night.

The man accused of hitting her with is car was in court Thursday. Justin Caramanica is facing felony reckless driving and driving under the influence charges. Police say the 41-year-old’s blood alcohol was just under the legal limit for driving in Nevada, but they are checking to see if he might have been taking prescription drugs that night.

His attorney says he plans to plead not guilty in the case. The judge set an evidence hearing for January 13. 

Police Search for Robbery Suspects

Police Search for Robbery Suspects

Metro Police are looking for two men who robbed a woman in August.

It happened at around 1:30 a.m. August 17. The two suspects took the victim’s purse while she was outside a convenience store near Ft. Apache Road and Charleston Boulevard. Police say about 10 minutes after the robbery, the suspects used the victim’s credit card at a store near Sahara Avenue and Buffalo Drive. The suspects were driving a red Saturn SUV.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at 828-3591 or to leave an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555. Tips processed through Crime Stoppers that directly lead to an arrest or an indictment may result in a cash reward.

New Stores and Restaurants Offering Job Openings

New Stores and Restaurants Offering Job Openings

There are signs that the valley’s economy is improving. Several new stores and restaurants are looking to hire.

Tivoli Village announced it is adding 11 new businesses. Some of those businesses are still looking for employees. One is the new Bottles+Burgers by Double Helix. The gourmet burger eatery is set to open in mid-December.

"This location will probably be employing up to 50 to 60 people from Las Vegas in our industry, and I think it is a great accomplishment in this day and age," said Raymond Nisi, a managing partner with Bottles+Burgers.

Double Helix has three other restaurant locations, but this is the second new store they have opened in the last nine months.

It is not just the restaurant industry bringing in jobs. Construction on the new storefronts and eateries are helping keep contractors working.