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Station Casinos Emerges from Bankruptcy

Station Casinos Emerges from Bankruptcy

Station Casinos announced Friday that it had emerged from bankruptcy after almost two years.

The restructuring means that all of the Station Casinos properties will remain under the company's control. It also means that Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta will remain in control of the company because they are majority stockholders. The Fertittas invested nearly $200 million dollars and own 45 percent of the shares.

“We are pleased to have completed the restructuring process and we look forward to this exciting new chapter in the Station Casinos story,” said Frank Fertitta III, Chairman and CEO of Station Casinos.  “Lorenzo and I believe in the future of Las Vegas, which is why we remain committed to the Company and the community”.   

Culinary Training Academy Helps Sahara Workers

Culinary Training Academy Helps Sahara Workers

The Culinary Training Academy (CTA) today is hosting an open house for all former Sahara workers seeking retraining and potential new job placement.

Monday's closure will affect nearly 400 members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165.  The casino’s owner, SBE Entertainment, and the unions have worked together closely to help workers financially weather the shutdown and secure new employment.

SBE agreed to provide workers with severance pay based on their years of service.  Even workers who were laid off within the last 12 months are eligible for the pay.  Workers with 20 or more years at the company will receive $5,000.  Workers with 15 to 20 years will receive $3,750.  The amounts go down from there, but even workers with less than a year of service will receive a severance check.

Design a Grocery Bag to Win at Fresh & Easy

Ten people will win $100 gift cards and one grand winner will get groceries for a year from Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market through the company’s Design-A-Bag contest.

The contest runs now through May 15 for California, Nevada and Arizona residents 13 years and over. They must submit an original design for the next Fresh & Easy reusable bag and a panel of judges will choose 10 finalists – each of whom will receive $100 gift cards for their efforts.

From the top 10, the winner will be selected by a group of customers called “Friends of Fresh & Easy.” The winning design will be made into a reusable bag and sold in all Fresh & Easy stores. The winner will get the grand prize of a year’s supply of groceries.

NV Energy Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

NV Energy Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

NV Energy recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy nonprofit organization serving low-income children and families in the Las Vegas Valley and Clark County School District.

The grant will allow Spread the Word Nevada to continue providing children's books, family literacy events, and reading mentors to the 23 elementary schools adopted since the organization started in 2001.

"We are grateful for NV Energy’s continued financial support and belief in our children’s literacy programs," said Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director of Spread the Word Nevada. "Our mission of distributing books and promoting reading to the underprivileged children within our communities is so successful due to community partners like NV Energy.

Grand Opening of New Dunkin' Donuts in North Las Vegas

Grand Opening of New Dunkin' Donuts in North Las Vegas

This Wednesday, Dunkin' Donuts will be opening their newest location in the Las Vegas Valley, at 5485 Simmons Road in North Las Vegas. To celebrate this, Dunkin' Donuts is partnering with the Susan G. Komen group, promoting their "Race for the Cure". People will be able to buy special pink frosted donuts, make donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and sign up for the "Race for the Cure" with representatives that will be on hand.

They are also giving away free medium hot and iced coffees to customers through March 22nd!

Michaels is coming to Deer Springs Town Center!

Michaels is coming to Deer Springs Town Center!

Great news for people who craft and sew living in North Las Vegas- the arts and craft store Michaels will be opening a new 30,000 square foot location in the Deer Springs Town Center! Michaels will be located next to PetSmart, and the current plan is to have the new location open in summer of 2011. Look for the soon!

Businesses See Lure of North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Cecil Campbell says business at his North Las Vegas barbeque restaurant is smoking.

"We're moving right along. We're well over 50,000 racks now, and we're less than 40 weeks old," he said.

Hog's Heaven opened near 215 and Decatur Boulevard last May. Campbell is already considering opening restaurants at other locations.

"North Las Vegas is growing very quickly, and we wanted to be a part of that economic growth," he said. "We wanted to be right here, get our foot in the door before everybody else got out here, and we thought it was a good time."

According to the U.S. Census, North Las Vegas grew nearly 88% over the last ten years. That's the largest growth in southern Nevada.

Read the 2010 Census Report