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Registration Deadline Fast Approaching for Special Election

Registration Deadline Fast Approaching for Special Election

 

If you’re not yet registered to vote in the upcoming City of Las Vegas special election, Saturday is your last chance to sign up.

All Ward 2 residents who wish to cast a ballot in the city’s Ward 2 Special Election – called to replace outgoing Councilman Steve Wolfson, who was appointed as Clark County District Attorney – have until Saturday to register to vote.

People who have not registered will be unable to vote during early voting, March 15 and 16, or on Special Election Day scheduled for March 20.

List of Candidates Set for Council Special Election

List of Candidates Set for Council Special Election

 

City of Las Vegas officials have released the final list of candidates for the upcoming special election to finish the term of Councilman Steve Wolfson.

Wolfson, who joined the City Council in 2004 when he won a special election to an open seat, recently received an appointment to fill out the remaining three years of the term of District Attorney David Roger. Roger was re-elected in 2006 and 2010, but left the post to take a job with the Las Vegas Police Protective Association.

The list includes former State Senator Bob Beers, who lost his seat to Allison Copening in 2008, and city Planning Commissioner Ric Truesdell, who ran against Wolfson in 2004.

The full list:

Meadows Standout to be Honored by Council

Meadows Standout to be Honored by Council

 

A local high school senior who won a prestigious national award will be recognized locally Wednesday.

The Las Vegas City Council will honor  Meadows School senior Garrett Gosse for being named the 2011 Wendy’s High School Heisman Male Athlete of the Year at meeting that will begin at 9 a.m. in City Hall council chambers, 400 Stewart Ave.

This leadership award honors young men and woman who excel in learning, performing and leading in the class room, on the field and in the community. Gosse stared in football, basketball and baseball at the Meadows, and also maintained a grade point average of 4.72.

Meadows Senior Wins High School Heisman

Meadows Senior Wins High School Heisman

Meadows senior Garrett Gosse earned national recognition last week as the Wendy’s High School Heisman winner.

Gosse took his place as the 18th annual male recipient of the award at the High School Heisman awards ceremony in New York City. Wendy’s honored him as the national winner, which honors exceptional students who exhibit excellence in academics, athletics and community service. Gosse and the female winner were chosen from nearly 48,000 applicants:

Gosse is a triple threat as a Class 2A first-team all-state selection in football, basketball and baseball. As quarterback of his team, Gosse compiled record-breaking statistics, including 448 passing yards in a single game. As Vice President of his class, he organized a tutoring program at an underprivileged school and volunteers his time mentoring younger students. After graduation, Gosse plans to continue playing football at a top university.

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients: