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Ski Bus Service Gets Under Way

Ski Bus Service Gets Under Way

 

If you want to ski without driving to the mountain, you can take a bus from a couple of different spots in southern Nevada.

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort began Friday its daily Ski Bus. Roundtrip fare is $20 per person, with priority given to travelers with reservations. Reservations can be made online at www.skilasvegas.com. For additional assistance, visitors can contact guest services at 385-2754.

Pickup points are:

  • Town Square  (Whole Foods, south parking lot), 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Pickup: 8:15 a.m.
  • Santa Fe Station Casino (main entrance), 4949 N. Rancho Dr., Pickup: 8:45 a.m.

A return shuttle departs Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort at 4:15 p.m. 

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Throughout the valley, kids with time on their hands during winter break can find fun.

"I'm bored. What are we doing today?"

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Youth Skeet Shooting Event to Attract Hundreds

Youth Skeet Shooting Event to Attract Hundreds

 

The United States Open Youth Skeet Shooting Championships and Youth Trap Shooting Championships will be held July 15-17 at the Clark County Shooting Range.

The youth skeet shooters championship will be held July 15 and shooters will shoot 100 targets. The cost is $35. The youth trap championships will be held July 16 and 17 at a cost of $65 per shooter.

The event could draw as many as 600 youth shooters from throughout the nation. Shooting events will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with practice rounds on Thursday. 

The Clark County Shooting Range will remain open to public shooters throughout the tournament. This is a great opportunity for youth interested in trap or skeet or shooting sports in general to come out and learn more about the sport. Spectators are welcome at no charge.

Free Health and Fitness Event Friday

Free Health and Fitness Event Friday

 

County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is hosting his annual “Walking With Weekly” health and fitness fair from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday at Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave., near Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The event is free to attend and will feature fitness trainers, health screenings and refreshments. The commissioner also will lead a walk around the track outside the Pearson Center soon after the event starts.

“Too many people don’t take the time to take care of their own health,” Weekly said. “This health and fitness fair will bring some fun into the mix to encourage our friends and neighbors to take a first step toward taking better care of themselves.”

Staff from University Medical Center will provide free blood pressure checks and health information, and other health and fitness organizations will also be on hand during the event.

North Las Vegas School Gets New Playground

North Las Vegas School Gets New Playground

A North Las Vegas Charter School got a new playground thanks to the work of more than 350 volunteers. People from Surgical Care Affiliates and the One Hundred Academy of Excellence put together the equipment today. The new playground will provide a place to play for the more than 300 students at the Academy. Playground equipment maker Kaboom created the design based on drawings submitted by students back in March. The volunteers hope it will encourage kids to get out in play. Only 1 in 5 children in the country live within walking distance of a park or playground.

YMCA, North Las Vegas Partner on New Rec Center

YMCA, North Las Vegas Partner on New Rec Center

The new North Las Vegas SkyView Multi-Generational Center, which opens June 1, will be operated by the YMCA of Southern Nevada.

The recently completed 36,000-square-foot facility at 3050 E. Centennial Parkway is between Losee Road and N. Pecos Road south of the 215 Beltway.

Along with the YMCA-owned Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, and Y-operated City of Las Vegas' Durango Hills and Centennial Hills Community Centers, the City of North Las Vegas SkyView Multi-Generational Center becomes the Y's fourth branch operation.

"This unique private-public partnership model gives us the opportunity to offer programs that support healthy living and youth development in North Las Vegas," said Mike Lubbe, YMCA president and CEO. "North Las Vegas constructed a stunning facility for its residents.

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.