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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.

Northern S.T.A.R.S. Safety Village to Open April 14th!

Northern S.T.A.R.S. Safety Village to Open April  14th!

The Northern S.T.A.R.S. Safety Village will be holding it's grand opening the evening of April 14th! Come and check it out!

Guns N Hoses Charity Hockey Tournament Saturday, March 26, 2011

Guns N Hoses Charity Hockey Tournament Saturday, March 26, 2011

This year's Guns N' Hoses charity hockey match, where the Las Vegas Police Ice Hockey Team battles the Las Vegas Fire Department Ice Hockey Team, will be held March 26th. The game will benefit the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada. Tickets will be $10 per ticket for adults, with children under 12 attending for free.

NLVPD vs USAF Thunderbirds Charity Softball Game

NLVPD vs USAF Thunderbirds Charity Softball Game

This Saturday March 12th at noon, the officers of the North Las Vegas Police will face-off against the United States Air Force Thunderbirds in the 8th annual charity softball game. The event will include performances by the NLVPD Honor Guard and K-9 team, autograph signings by the USAF Thunderbirds, on-site food vendors, and a raffle. 

The game will take place at at Mojave High School, located at 5302 Goldfield Street. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Raul Elizondo Elementary School, named in honor of North Las Vegas Police Officer Raul Elizondo, who was killed in the line of duty in 1995. This annual fund-raising effort serves to remember Officer Elizondo's commitment to our community. Last year's event raised just over $1,600 used by the school to improve their library.

Centennial Hills Rotary Club Hosting Clothing Swap Fundraiser March 12th

Centennial Hills Rotary Club Hosting Clothing Swap Fundraiser March 12th

Centennial Hills Rotary Club would like to invite the community to attend their second annual Clothing Swap Fundraiser tomorrow, March 12th. With the clothing Swap, people are encouraged to empty out their closets of the women's and children's clothing, accessories, coats, shoes, and jewelery they don't wear and are still in good condition, and bring it down to the swap. Everyone will then be able to exchange their items for someone else's. It costs $20 to participate in the swap.

The Clothing Swap will take place at the Silverstone Golf Course Club House, 8600 Cupp Drive, Las Vegas Nevada, from 9am to 4pm, and will benefit Safe Nest and Dress for Success.

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: