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Median Island Beautification Project Completed on Rampart

The City of Las Vegas celebrated Wednesday the completion of a $100,000 median island beautification project on Rampart Boulevard at Del Webb Boulevard.

The work included rock-scaping, boulder placement and installation of metal sculptures. City of Las Vegas employee and welder Michael Dunn created the 24 metal sculptures of cacti and other plants that are featured on the six islands. The cumulative length of the islands is nearly 1.5 miles, and the total surface area improved is just more than 100,000 square feet. Approximately 700 tons of landscape rock and 165 boulders weighing a total of 42 tons were installed.

Funding came from unallocated 1-percent room tax receipts. All work, except boulder placement, was completed by city of Las Vegas Department of Operations and Maintenance staff.

Lane Closures This Weekend on Rainbow for Construction

Lane Closures This Weekend on Rainbow for Construction

As many as half the traffic lanes on Rainbow Boulevard will close between Alta Drive and Washington Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday while work continues on a pedestrian undercrossing.

Lane closures will be required while a 50-foot wide trench is excavated through Rainbow Boulevard north of Westcliff Drive, and for major work on a pedestrian undercrossing of Rainbow. When completed, the arch will be 200 feet long, 16 feet wide and 12 feet high at the center, allowing ample space for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross Rainbow Boulevard below the roadway. Access to U.S. 95 on- and off-ramps will not be impeded, but motorists should expect traffic delays as a result of the lane restrictions. 

Similar lane restrictions will be in place the weekends of April 1-4, 8-11 and 15-18, from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, as the work progresses across Rainbow from east to west.

Library Galleries Offer Space for Artists and Patrons Alike to Learn and Grow

Library Galleries Offer Space for Artists and Patrons Alike to Learn and Grow

A visit to the Las Vegas-Clark County Libraries provides more than just a chance to read- the 14 galleries in the libraries ho9st around 80 free art shows each year!

An artistic riddle: If Darren Johnson's paintings in the Summerlin Library gallery are art, are the comments scribbled in the guest book by people who have seen Johnson's paintings performance art?

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Open Houses Slated for Red Rock Canyon

Open Houses Slated for Red Rock Canyon

The Bureau of Land Management, Red Rock/Sloan Field Office will be holding open houses the third Thursday of each month. The open houses will be held to give the public an opportunity to meet staff, get information about projects and planning, and ask questions about the management of Red Rock and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Areas and Walking Box Ranch.

The first open house will be held Thursday. Open houses will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. When participants enter the fee booth at the entrance of the Scenic Drive, they should tell the attendant that they are attending the open house and fees will be waived.

Free snowshoe hikes offered at Mt. Charleston

Free snowshoe hikes offered at Mt. Charleston

Free snowshoe hikes at Mt. Charleston are being offered through the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMRNA) Education Department until the end of March.

A naturalist will outfit hikers with snowshoes and lead them on a one-hour hike of about a mile on a trail rated easy to moderate. Hikers experience the snow while discovering how the plants and animals survive the cold. Recent participants viewed animal tracks in the snow on the mountain.

"It's pretty active out there," said Jennifer Falkof with SMRNA. "If the naturalist sees something she can show you, she certainly will."

Snowshoes are one size fits all and it is recommended hikers be at least 6 years old.  For safety reasons, no dogs are allowed on hikes.

Participants should wear clothing that protects their heads, hands and feet from snow, cold, and wind. These interpretive walks are provided for individuals, families and groups every Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week March 6-12 at the Library!

Celebrate Teen Tech Week March 6-12 at the Library!

Come celebrate Teen Tech Week at the local library, where there are some fantastic free activities highlighting all of the tech toys at the library!

Barcode Scavenger Hunt
Use clues to track down books to reveal the secret message and enter the raffle for a prize. Pick up your first clue at the Young People’s Library desk.

March 6 through March 12
Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Dr., 507-3712

Which of the Mini Sumo robots will win: the Laker or the Celtic? Find out as local LVBOTS members share their creations. Work with other team members to assemble a basic robot. Registration required. Ages 12 and up.

Thursday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., 507-3644