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Burn up the Trails for the “Down Under Run”

Burn up the Trails for the “Down Under Run”

Many people know that Australia has been hit by debilitating floods this year, which have caused huge amounts of damange throughout the country. To help support the flood relief efforts, the North Las Vegas Fire Department is holding the "Run for Down Under", a 5K fun run and 1 mile walk this Saturday! The run will be held at the Sandstone Ridge Park, and all members of the community are encouraged to participate. Registration is $20, and can be done the morning of the race. Spend your morning getting in a good workout and supporting a good cause!

The "Run for Down Under" will take place Saturday, March 5th at 9am in the Sandstone Ridge Park, 1611 West Hammer Lane, North Las Vegas, NV

Lincoln Elementary 23rd School Adopted by Children's Literacy Program

Lincoln Elementary 23rd School Adopted by Children's Literacy Program

Students at Lincoln Edison Elementary School in North Las Vegas were surprised by two assemblies on February 25th, where they learned their school had been adopted by Spread the Word Nevada. Spread the Word Nevada is a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting children's literacy, and this idea was met with great enthusiasm by the students at Lincoln!

The assemblies introduced the students to the Kids to Kids program, which encourages reading and book ownership, and explained about all the joys of reading. The assembly concluded with each student receiving a reading bag and five books. Through the program, 685 Lincoln students will receive monthly book distributions and access to family literacy services.

Get Free Pancakes on National Pancake Day at IHOP!

Get Free Pancakes on National Pancake Day at IHOP!

Las Vegas, I hope you're hungry! Tomorrow, March 1st, IHOP is celebrating National Pancake Day by giving every customer a free short stack of their signature pancakes! Instead of charging, they ask that people make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Last year the event raised $2.1 million for charity, and the organizers are hoping to top that number this year.

The local IHOP in North Las Vegas offering FREE pancakes can be found at:

  • 2026 W Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV, 89032

Las Vegas's Largest Job Fair on March 1st!

Las Vegas's Largest Job Fair on March 1st!

Job seekers take note! On Tuesday March 1st, the Texas Station Casino will be hosting the lasvegasjobs.com Job Fair, one of the biggest job fairs around. There will be 50 companies in attendance, looking for everything from account executives to stagehands! The fair takes place from  11am to 3pm, and job seekers are advised to bring plenty of resumes and dress professionally.

For a full list of employers and job titles at the Fair, check out http://vegas.localemployment.com/splash/lvjobfair/jobseeker/

NLVPD Offers Gang Education for Families

NLVPD Offers Gang Education for Families

The North Las Vegas Police Department is looking for families interested in participating in an upcoming 6 week education program, the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (G.R.E.A.T.). This is going to be a family oriented version of the program taught in schools, with goals of building healthy family relationships and positive behaviors will letting people know the truth about the nature of gangs. Lessons focused on throughout the six week class include Internet safety, the benefits of parental monitoring and how to overcome communications barriers, improving listening skills, and effective discipline.

Meet NASCAR Star Tony Stewart!

Tony Stewart, the two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, will be signing autographs for fans at the North Las Vegas Office Depot on March 3rd! He's in town for the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and is taking some time to meet Las Vegas's NASCAR fans. During the autograph signing, the No. 14 Office Depot show car will be on site, and fans will be able to try out the No. 14 Race Car Simulator.

The signing will take place Thursday, March 3rd at 12:30pm at the Office Depot on 1435 West Craig Road, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032. 600 armbands will be distributed for autographs starting at 8am, and people without armbands need to be in line by 1:30pm if they want an autograph.