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Action sport competition planned for Craig Ranch Park

North Las Vegas is teaming up with professional BMX rider Ricardo Laguna for the inaugural Craig Ranch Action Sports Competition.

The event will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 West Craig Road.

The competition is open to amateur BMX, skateboard and scooter riders from around southern Nevada. The top three finishers from the competition will get a chance to compete in the Home Town Heroes exhibition set for Fremont Street Sept. 1.  

People interested in competing should sign up quickly because only the first 50 registrants will be able to compete. Pre-registration, which is until 3 p.m. Aug. 29, will cost $15. On-site registration is $20.

To register, go to cityofnorthlasvegas.com, or call 702-633-2418. Helmets will be required and proper safety gear is recommended.

Besides the competition, the event will also feature professional demonstrations, music and food vendors.

North Las Vegas Municipal Course Closing for Reseeding

A golf course in North Las Vegas is closing for several weeks starting Sunday.

The City of North Las Vegas Municipal Par 3 Golf Course, 324 East Brooks Avenue, will close at 5 p.m. Crews will be begin reseeding the course. It is set to reopen Columbus Day, which is Monday, October 14.

The last tee time for Sunday will be 3:30 p.m.

Prices for the nine-hole course are only $8 for adults and $7 for seniors and students in non-prime hours. During prime hours, fees are just $10 for adults and $9 for seniors and students.

To book a tee time, call (702) 633-1833 or visit cityofnorthlasvegas.com

North Las Vegas Announces Plans for New Park Opening

North Las Vegas has announced the opening date for its newest park.

The city announced that Craig Ranch Regional Park will open at 9 a.m. Friday, October 25, which is the day the state is celebrating Nevada Day this year.

The park is situated at the corner of Craig Road and North Commerce Street and features a five-acre dog park, community garden plots, a skate park, athletic fields and several playgrounds.

The park was originally a golf course, but the city invested $130 million to transform it into a regional park.

The area is important to the development of southern Nevada. It was settled as a farm in 1905. The farm was taken over by the George Craig family in the 1920s. The family battled the harsh desert conditions to keep it going until it was sold to a developer in the 1960s. The developer turned it into a golf course that ran until 2005.

New Sporting Clays Course to Open at Shooting Complex

New Sporting Clays Course to Open at Shooting Complex


A new sporting clays course will open next week at the Clark County Shooting Complex.

Officials will celebrate the opening of the 30-station sporting clays course at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Sporting clays are also known as “golf with guns” since most users travel between shooting stations in golf carts that have been modified with gun racks.

The course will open to the public the next day.

The design was done by Marty Fischer. Unlike sporting clay stations at most other courses, this one will feature three shooting positions at each station for a total of 90. The shooting positions will also be labeled in red, white & blue, indicating degrees of difficulty associated with the position. 

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

It’s your summer, love it!

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is offering special anniversary pricing on Camp Foxtail registration as a celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting. Save $100 on resident summer camp with session prices ranging from $50 to $295.

Camp Foxtail is located in the cool in the cool Spring Mountain Range, just 45 minutes from Las Vegas.

Summer sessions run through August 17 and a 10-day pre-registration is required.  Registration is available at girlscoutsnv.org.

YMCA Offers Summer Passes and Day Camps for Kids

YMCA Offers Summer Passes and Day Camps for Kids

The YMCA is again offering its Sizzlin’ Summer Pass and Y Day Camps.  

The pass is $112 for individuals and $215 for the family. It gives people access to all the pools, wellness centers and classes offered at the four YMCAs around southern Nevada. The passes are on sale now through July 31. They’ll allow for four months of access from the date of purchase. The outdoor pools are already open. People who are not members can still go to the pools for $5 per person per day.

Day camps start June 11 for kids 5 to 15 years old. Camp choices include cooking, science, zoology, rock climbing, glamour girls, sports, cheer and many more. The camps are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To accommodate more schedules, the Y offers free care for campers from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Camp prices start at $136. There is also a daily drop-in rate of $46. Financial assistance is available. No child will be turned away because of an inability to pay.

Free Skating Lesson Monday at Fiesta Rancho

Free Skating Lesson Monday at Fiesta Rancho


Ice skating in Las Vegas kind of sounds like skiing on the plains: not really a natural fit.

If you want to learn to skate, though, your chance to do it for free arrives at the end of January.