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Wet 'n' Wild Offers New Tickets, New Hours and New Movies

Wet 'n' Wild Offers New Tickets, New Hours and New Movies

Wet 'n' Wild is adding to its summer offerings with new ticket options, new weekend hours and a new way to watch movies.

The water park is starting Dive 'n' Movie night every other Friday through August 23. The movies will be shown at Red Rock Bay wave pool. Guests will be able to watch PG-rated movies while floating in the wave pool or sitting on the surrounding deck.

The movies start at 8 p.m. and end at 10 p.m., when the park closes.

The scheduled movies for the summer:

Patrols Looking for People Breaking Fire Rules on Mt. Charleston

Patrols Looking for People Breaking Fire Rules on Mt. Charleston

New saturation patrols started Wednesday and will last through the Fourth of July weekend, on and around Mt. Charleston.   

Federal and state law enforcement will be looking for anyone breaking the law and especially those breaking fire restriction rules.

Right now, all federal lands in the Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, which includes Mt. Charleston, are under Stage One Fire Restrictions.

That means campfires are restricted to designated campgrounds and absolutely no fireworks are allowed.

"There is no such thing as a safe-and-sane firework on the forest. It is against the law to use them in Clark County and it is against the law to use them in the forest," Jay Nichols with the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area said.

Other fire restrictions include:

Boys Make Discovery that Stumped Scientists

LAS VEGAS -- A group of valley kids were able to discover something scientists could not -- an invasive species taking over a local lake. Their findings may save schools of endangered fish and keep the lake's food chain afloat.

The peaceful waters of Lake Harriet in Spring Mountain Ranch State Park are full of creatures. It's a young boy's dream. Adventurers Cole Turner and Jack Silberman didn't know there was an unknown predator lurking in the water and devouring state protected Pahrump pool fish.

"He was like this big and he was like crawling up and I was like, oh my gosh! That's the biggest one we've had," said Jack Silberman.

The two boys managed to do in 15 minutes what the biologists couldn't do in weeks. They found an actual, live crayfish.

"We had the right timing. I mean we came in and we saw them," Silberman said.

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

If you regularly ride the bus in southern Nevada, pay attention because a new schedule goes into effect July 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) warns that customers may experience service delays.

The transit service changes include increased frequencies, later and/or earlier operating hours, schedule adjustments and modifications to the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Route 212-Sunset Road and Route 402-Sunset/Boulder City. Boarding changes will take place on the Sahara Express (SX), BHX and HDX that will require passengers to board through the front door and pay or swipe their passes at the farebox.

The transit service changes that will be effective July 7, include:

Summerlin Gets Ready to Celebrate Fourth of July

Summerlin Gets Ready to Celebrate Fourth of July

Summerlin is getting ready to celebrate Independence Day with two community traditions.

The day kicks off with the annual Firecracker 5K. The run starts at 6:30 a.m. at Trails Park. Top finishers in each age category will be honored in an awards ceremony.

The 5K entry fee is $25 per person, if registered on or before Wednesday, July 3. Registration on the day of the race is $30.

The Summerlin One-Mile Fun Run and Walk starts about 15 minutes after the Firecracker 5K. Families will be allowed to walk along the Patriotic Parade route. Entry fee is $20 if registered on or before Wednesday, July 3. The fee is $25 for day-of registration.

The Patriotic Parade starts at 9 a.m. Floats, marching bands, dance troops, balloons and more will travel along Hillpointe and Hills Center, ending at Trailwood Drive.

Parade watchers are encouraged to arrive early to get prime seating along the parade route.

 

Tivoli Village Expands Playground

Tivoli Village Expands Playground

The shopping area Tivoli Village is expanding its playground area.

The space will be larger, offering more area for kids to enjoy. It also has a large open area for special events and relaxation. The playground is fully enclosed and is open year-round.

The play area is on the north end of the shopping center near Kidville and the newly opened Pizza Lounge Restaurant. The restaurant’s patio overlooks the new playground.

The playground will open during a family-friendly celebration of the summer solstice Saturday.  

The shopping area will also be offering 50 parking spaces on the street level starting June 30, making it easier for customers to make quick-stop shopping trips. 

State of Summerlin Address Planned for Wednesday

State of Summerlin Address Planned for Wednesday

There are a lot of changes coming to the Summerlin area from a new water park to a proposed baseball stadium.

In an effort to cut through rumors and get to the facts, Tom Warden of the Howard Hughes Corporation is holding a State of Summerlin address.

From 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Las Ventanas, 10401 West Charleston Boulevard, Warden will explain the new projects and programs coming to the area. He will also outline the issues the new projects could bring up.

The event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited, anyone interested should call (702) 789-7487 to RSVP.