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City Signs Lease for Solar Power Projects

City Signs Lease for Solar Power Projects

 

Boulder City signed a 50-year lease with a Korean Company allowing it to develop solar projects in the Eldorado Valley.

The Boulder City Council approved the agreement last month. The city and Korean Midland Power Company signed the lease Wednesday morning. The solar array will be on 1,550 acres of Eldorado Valley, which is 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. The area is considered one of the best places in the country to develop solar power projects.

The array will be a 250 to 350 megawatt solar generation facility. The project will break ground in the middle of next year. Company representatives say the new facility will employee hundreds of people for construction and operation. The company plans on establishing a solar training center for local workers.

Partnership Wins Bid to Build Solar Power Project

Plans have been announced for a huge solar power project in Boulder City.

Korea Midland Power Co., a unit of South Korea’s biggest power company, and Posco Engineering Co. won an auction to build and operate a $1 billion solar project in the U.S.

Read more in Bloomberg Businessweek.

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada Featured in First G-Team Campaign in Las Vegas

Spread the Word Nevada is excited to announce their campaign on G-Team Las Vegas, Groupon’s philanthropic arm.

Each week, G-Team features a local campaign that enables Groupon followers to do good, have fun, and make a real impact in their community. From Tuesday to Thursday, the Spread the Word Nevada G-Team campaign will raise money and increase awareness about its children's literacy programs. Spread the Word Nevada has been providing books and literacy services to the low-income youth in Southern Nevada and the Clark County School District since 2001.

California Power Company Triples Power Order from New Solar Plant

California Power Company Triples Power Order from New Solar Plant

A huge solar energy project being built near Boulder City will be putting out even more energy for one of its biggest customers.

WATCH: The Arts Take Center Stage

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas is transforming into a cultural mecca, and this weekend, 8 News NOW takea you inside as the arts take center stage.

From the new Smith Center for Performing Arts, to the Neon Boneyard and Arts District, Las Vegas is doing more with arts and theater than ever before.

8 News NOW and our Community Pride sponsors will be the first to take you through the new buildings and give you a sneak peak at what's to come in the next year in our special.

Night Flightline Tours Offered Near Boulder City

Night Flightline Tours Offered Near Boulder City

Starting this weekend, nighttime flightline tours near Boulder City are being offered by BCFlightlines.

From Saturday though Tuesday, BCFlightlines is offering Full Moon Tours. For $169 (includes taxes, fees and gratuity,) you can ride down four separate ziplines.

The zip line consists of several lines that make up four flight paths that stretch over one and a half miles. Small groups begin at the top of Red Mountain and ride the zip lines down at speeds of up to 50 mph. This is safely done in a paragliding harness while being secured by professional guides. The total experience takes about two and a half hours.

Tours run at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Call 293-6885 to book a tour, or visit www.bcflightlines.com.

NV Energy Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

NV Energy Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

NV Energy recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy nonprofit organization serving low-income children and families in the Las Vegas Valley and Clark County School District.

The grant will allow Spread the Word Nevada to continue providing children's books, family literacy events, and reading mentors to the 23 elementary schools adopted since the organization started in 2001.

"We are grateful for NV Energy’s continued financial support and belief in our children’s literacy programs," said Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director of Spread the Word Nevada. "Our mission of distributing books and promoting reading to the underprivileged children within our communities is so successful due to community partners like NV Energy.