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Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

Helldorado Parade entries being accepted

It's not too early to plan your entry for the 2011 Helldorado Parade. The 2011 parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. There is no fee to enter and the City of Las Vegas will be accepting the first 120 entries now through April 25.

Thousands of people line the downtown parade route every year, and the parade is also broadcast live by Cox Communications on cable channel 96 and streamed online at http://www.cox96.net/. KCLV Channel 2 will re-broadcast the parade in the following days. A fireworks show will be launched from the Fremont Street Experience parking garage immediately after the parade.

The city's annual Hellorado Days festivities are a tribute to the anniversary of the city of Las Vegas. This year marks the city's 106th anniversary of the founding of Las Vegas. Entrants are encouraged to consider these Western roots when planning their parade applications.

Donate to the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts at Smith's

Donate to the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts at Smith's

As most people know, the country of Japan suffered a devastating earthquake and tsunami last week. In order to make it easier for residents of Las Vegas to offer aid to the people of Japan, the American Red Cross has teamed up with Smith's Food & Drug Stores. Now through March 26th, you can request a donation be added directly to your checkout purchase, and the amount indicated will go directly to the American Red Cross international relief efforts.

"Smith's feels a great commitment to the American Red Cross, a trusted organization made up of thousands of dedicated volunteers, who respond immediately to emergency needs whether in our own backyard or abroad," said Marsha Gilford, Smith's vice president public affairs.

Centennial High School's NJROTC Holding Car Washes March 12th

Centennial High School's NJROTC Holding  Car Washes March 12th

Centennial High School's NJROTC is hosting a series of car washes this Saturday to raise money for a trip to Nationals. The group is charging $5 a car, and will be hosting car washes from 9am to 4pm at the following locations:

  • Lake Mead and Tenaya
  • Craig and Decatur
  • Lake Mead and Rainbow
  • Buffalo and Washington
  • Craig and Tenaya

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday!

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday!

Just a reminder, everyone- Daylight Savings Time starts up this Sunday. Everyone needs to set their clocks ahead by one hour. Make sure you get to bed early on Saturday, as you will have one less hour to sleep in on Sunday!

The Southern Nevada Health District would like to remind everyone that this is a good time to make sure all Las Vegas Valley residents are properly prepared for an emergency. Here's what they have to say:

“Be a Hero” Blood Drive March 12th and 13th

“Be a Hero” Blood Drive March 12th and 13th

This weekend, a two day "Be a Hero" blood drive will be hosted at the Rampart Casino. This drive is aimed at providing people who are too busy during the work week a chance to give blood and help save a life. Donors can arrive between 8 am and 3 pm on Saturday or Sunday. All donors will be given a voucher for a free meal at the Rampart Buffet, and entered into a raffle with prizes provided by the JW Marriott. Southern Nevada needs 250 donors a day to keep up with the need for blood from local hosiptals, so please consider donating!

Congratulations to James and Cynthia Hughes, winners of SNWA's Yard of the Month

Congratulations to James and Cynthia Hughes, winners of SNWA's Yard of the Month

Congratulations are in order for James and Cynthia Hughes, who have won the SNWA's Yard of the Month. The couple was inspired to remove their grass as a part of the Water Smart Landscapes program, and have since replaced it with a striking assortment of drought tolerant plants such as Agave, Spurge, Pink Lady Indian Hawthorne, Silverberry, English Ruellia and Coral Fountain, as well as a vegetable garden.

Their have been other bonuses aside from the beauty of the new plants and functionality of the vegetable garden, too. When it came to the water bills, James stated “The month before we made the conversion, our water bill was probably close to $300,” he said. “A month after we finished it, our bill dropped to $60.”

“And some of them since have been about $30,” Cynthia said.

If you know of a yard you think deserves recognition, or would like to find out more about drought friendly landscaping, visit www.snwa.com

 

CCSD Seeks Imput on Budget from Summerlin Residents at Town Hall Meeting

CCSD Seeks Imput on Budget from Summerlin Residents at Town Hall Meeting

Clark County is facing some tough decisions when it comes to the new round of budget cuts facing the school district. In order to make the best informed decisions about how to proceed, CCSD is hosting a Town Hall meeting to get feedback directly from the residents of Clark County. The thoughts and feedback you put forth at the meeting will in turn be used to help the district develop budgets for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 based on projected shortfalls and the governor’s proposed budget.

If you want to have your voice be heard in this matter, come out to the Summerlin Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 15th from 6 to 8 pm at Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, 89128.