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$10 STD Testing Offered Tomorrow, Friday by Planned Parenthood

$10 STD Testing Offered Tomorrow, Friday by Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada and its parent organization Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains are joining with MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage youth to GYT — Get Yourself Tested — during National STD Awareness Month in April. 

Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada will offer $10 STD testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia and $10 Rapid HIV testing at its health centers Tuesday and Friday. Local centers are:

Las Vegas

3300 E Flamingo Rd, #25

3220 W Charleston Blvd.

North Las Vegas

3940 Martin L.

Anonymous Prescription Drug Collection Coming Saturday

Anonymous Prescription Drug Collection Coming Saturday

The Drug Enforcement Administration and its community partners throughout Nevada will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, DEA and local law enforcement will host 33 collection sites throughout Nevada.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Nevada residents collected and turned in more than 1,600 pounds of prescription drugs at collection sites operated by DEA’s state and local law enforcement partners.

Local collection sites are:

Boulder City

530 Avenue G


1300 W. Sunset Road, Suite #1229

Las Vegas

3675 E. Harmon

9850 W.

North Las Vegas to Charge for July 2 Event

North Las Vegas to Charge for July 2 Event

NORTH LAS VEGAS - Cash-short North Las Vegas isn't going to cancel its annual Independence Day weekend event after all.

But it will begin charging a $2 admission fee to make up some of the projected $117,000 cost.

City Council Councilwoman Anita Wood said Wednesday that even with a $22.6 million budget shortfall, the city needs to offer something to residents.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the city is already cutting Balloonapalooza and Taste and Tunes, and cutting back on kids' free swimming days.

The city's Independence Day Jubilee is scheduled July 2. A city official, Michelle Bailey Hedgepeth, says the $2 per person fee could generate about $50,000 of the cost of the events.

She says that's still the cheapest price among the various Fourth of July events at which Las Vegas-area groups and municipalities charge admission.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Hundreds of Positions Available at Job Fair Tuesday

Hundreds of Positions Available at Job Fair Tuesday

Up to 300 new positions will be available Tuesday at a job fair held by Nevada Partners on behalf of Aerotek.

Aerotek is looking for assemblers, process engineering technicians, quality technicians, and shipping and receiving to work in solar manufacturing in North Las Vegas. Positions are available for first, second and third shifts. Come dressed for an interview and be sure to bring a resume.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nevada Partners, Event Center, 710 West Lake Mead Blvd., North Las Vegas.

Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Girl Scouts Head Out on a “Capital Caravan”

Bright and early, 13 Girl Scouts departed Saturday on a “Capital Caravan” that will take them to Carson City for six days of exploring advocacy and leadership activities.

On April 21, the girls will participate in Girl Scout Government Day. The girls will meet with their local representative to advocate issues important to girls in Southern Nevada. They will also sit with legislators during a floor session, as well as observe committee testimony in an effort to better understand our legislative system.

Another highlight of the trip is an environmental service project with the Nevada Department of Wildlife where the girls will either help to restore trails at the Oxbow Nature Study Area or install protective covers for tree saplings to ensure their survival.

The girls will tour the University of Nevada, Reno campus with an alumnae from Girl Scouts, and visit the planetarium and The Wilbur D.

Young Men's Conference Comes to West Las Vegas

Young Men's Conference Comes to West Las Vegas

The city of Las Vegas will present the Young Men’s Conference for ages 10-25 on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Arts Center. Admission is free, but advance registration is required.

'Exercising our voices,' is the theme of this youth-led young men’s conference, providing the opportunity for young men ages 10-18 to dialogue with community leaders, educators and advocates. Young men will gain personally and professionally from hearing keynote speaker retired Michigan District Judge Gregory Mathis and his stories of growing up as a young man in the streets of Detroit.

Before transitioning into a well-respected and productive citizen, his life was impacted with hardship, discontent and a twisted disrespect for the law.

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

The 12th Annual Pet-A-Palooza festival in support of animals in need returns Saturday near Sam Boyd Stadium.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at Star Nursery Fields at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 Russell Rd.

Admission is an $8 donation for adults and is free to children 3 and under, day of/at the door only - advance tickets will not be available for purchase. Parking is $7 per vehicle.

Attendees can receive $2 off the admission price with a donation of pet canned food item at the gate. Additionally, a portion of every ticket sold will benefit one of the 40 non-profit Animal Rescue groups onsite for the event to help feed Las Vegas' hungry animals.

Those Left Behind Foundation Vaccination Clinic is offering free vaccinations at Pet-a-Palooza. Animals must be eight weeks old and not older than 10 years.

Headline entertainment includes artists Train, American Idol’s David Cook, Andy Grammer and FeFe Dobson.