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New Citizens Take Oath of Allegiance at Red Rock Canyon

New Citizens Take Oath of Allegiance at Red Rock Canyon


More than 100 people became new citizens of the United States of America Monday, during a ceremony at the Red Rock National Conservation Area.

The ceremony was scheduled for Martin Luther King Jr. Day to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

This is the first naturalization ceremony to be held at Red Rock Canyon. U.S. District Court Judge Philip M. Pro administered the Oath of Allegiance to the new citizens that hailed from dozens of different countries.

"We come from India and we definitely don't have this kind of opportunity and freedom.  We find America very embracing, and that equality and freedom we highly value. We do not take that for granted," Michelle and Annie Abraham who became U.S. citizens said.

It can take years from the time that immigrants apply for citizenship for their paperwork to be finished. For the Abrahams, it took five years to get to this day.

Wahoo's Fish Tacos Celebrating 25th Anniversary

One Summerlin restaurant is offering a new happy hour menu and a Southern California transplant is offering a deal for its anniversary.

Wahoo's Fish Tacos, which has locations at 1000 S. Rampart Blvd. (in Boca Park) and 7020 W. Sunset Road (at Rainbow Boulevard) will celebrate its 25th anniversary Jan. 25 with 25 cent tacos.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Charleston Reopens at 215 After 5 Car Wreck

Five cars were involved in the wreck, NHP trooper Loy Hixson said.

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada Highway Patrol officers have reopened eastbound Charleston Boulevard near the 215-Beltway following a five-car wreck Thursday afternoon.

According to NHP trooper Loy Hixson, a sports utility vehicle flipped over about 2 p.m. after turning left onto Charleston from the 215 and colliding with a Lexus heading west.

The drivers of the two cars were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Driver Killed in Cement Truck Rollover ID'd

Driver Killed in Cement Truck Rollover ID'd

LAS VEGAS -- The driver who died after the cement truck he was driving rolled off Summerlin Parkway Wednesday has been identified as Richard Wood, 44, of Las Vegas.

Wood was pronounced dead at the scene after rescue crews tried to pull him from the wreckage.

1 Dead After Cement Truck Rolls Over On Summerlin Pkwy

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue crews try to pull the driver from the cement truck. Photo courtesy Las Vegas Fire

LAS VEGAS -- One person is dead after a cement truck rolled over on Summerlin Parkway near U.S. 95 Wednesday afternoon, hitting a Metro Police pickup truck, Las Vegas Fire spokesman Tim Szymanski said.

Two police officers were in the pickup truck involved, but only received minor injuries, Nevada Highway Patrol officer Loy Hixson said.

Hixson said the cement truck was traveling westbound on Summerlin Parkway about 1:25 p.m. when it crossed over the gravel median into eastbound lanes, hitting the pickup truck.

The cement truck then headed south into an embankment, rolling over. Rescue crews tried to get the driver out of the cement truck. The driver was pronounced dead. 

As of 5 p.m., all but one of the eastbound lanes of Summerlin Parkway are closed at Rampart Boulevard. The westbound lanes all remain open.

Free Entrance at Red Rock for MLK Holiday

Free Entrance at Red Rock for MLK Holiday


The Bureau of Land Management will honor the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by waiving most fees at Red Rock National Conservation Area.

BLM will waive recreation-related fees January 21. Daily entrance fees normally are as follows:

  • Cars/trucks: $7
  • Pedestrians/motorcycles/bicyclists: $3

Annual passes are available for $30. The canyon features a visitor center, a 13-mile scenic driving loop, miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, road biking, picnic areas and nature-observing opportunities.

Other fees, such as overnight camping and group day use, will remain in effect.  

BLM Holds Open House on Efforts to Restore Red Rock Springs

BLM Holds Open House on Efforts to Restore Red Rock Springs


The Bureau of Land Management wants to know what the public thinks about plans to restore three important springs within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

The BLM is holding an open house Thursday at the visitor center about plans to restore La Madre and Rainbow Springs in Red Rock Canyon and Kiup Springs, which is in Trout Canyon. Presentations will be given at 2 and 4 p.m.

The bureau says that all springs have been changed by human interference and invasive plants, both native and non-native.

The open house will allow people to learn about the plans to fix the problems and comment on the efforts.