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Family Fishing Event Planned for Saturday

 

The spring weather is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. This weekend the Nevada Division of Wildlife is holding a family fishing event.

The Let’s Move Outside and Go Fishing event is Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Park Fishing Pond, 1650 Buchanan Blvd. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with fishing going from 8 a.m. to noon. Loaner equipment will be available. Fishing experts will provide information on casting and on species found in southern Nevada waterways.

A fishing license will be needed for people 12 years and older. People can get a license through the Nevada Division of Wildlife website, ndow.org.

Thomas & Friends Coming to Boulder City

Characters from one of the most beloved children's TV shows are coming to Boulder City for a Day Out with Thomas.

Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends will be at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 601 Yucca Street, April 14 and 15, and then again on April 21 and 22.  Families will get a chance to take a 25 minute ride behind Thomas. There will also be storytelling, live music, Thomas & Friends videos and even Sir Topham Hatt will be there.

Tickets are $18 for ages 2 and up. They can be purchased at ticketweb.com/dowt or at the museum ticket office. Food and beverages will be available but they are not included in the ticket price. Strollers and child carriers will not be allowed on the train because of space constraints.

Girl Scouts Invade Hoover Dam for Anniversary Party

Girl Scouts Invade Hoover Dam for Anniversary Party

 

Girl Scouts will take over Hoover Dam on March 10 to celebrate their 100th anniversary, gathering near Boulder City to mark the group’s beginnings in the area.

As many as 1,000 girls, volunteers and alumnae could attend Rock the Dam. In a symbolical bridging across Hoover Dam, this event pays homage to Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada's beginnings in Boulder City with 22 girls in 1932.

The event begins at 7 a.m. in the lower Arizona parking lot. Girl Scouts will be treated to a pancake breakfast. A short presentation will be made at 8 a.m. and participants will begin their walk across the Hoover Dam at 8:20 a.m. A commemorative aerial photo will be taken of the group on the Hoover Dam, courtesy of Papillon Helicopters and photographer Frank Carroll. The event is expected to conclude at 9 a.m.

St. Jude's Receives Grant to Fix, Open Pool

 

A significant grant will allow St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City to refurbish and open its pool this summer.

The ranch received $11,400 from Marvin Paulson, a private donor, to pay for new plaster and tile in and around the pool, and a new pump and vacuum line large enough to manage the amount of water needed to operate the pool.

A pool party marked the reopening for close to 60 children and staff members.

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children - Foster Care agency in Boulder City serves abused, abandoned and neglected children and families, creating new chances, new choices and new hope in a safe homelike environment.

 

People Urged to Use Vigilance Around Pools

People Urged to Use Vigilance Around Pools

The Clark County Fire Department is reminding everyone to be extra careful around water after four near-drownings.

In just the past two weeks four people almost drowned in unincorporated Clark County. Three of the cases involved children 5 years old and younger. The other involved a 25 year old. So far this year six people have drowned in the fire department's jurisdiction. 

The Southern Nevada Health District is reminding people of the ABC and D's of water safety. 

 

Parks, Pools and Recreation Centers Open for the Fourth

Parks, Pools and Recreation Centers Open for the Fourth

This Fourth of July celebrate the holiday at one of the pools, parks or recreation centers run by the City of Henderson.

The city is keeping all of those facilities open for Independence Day which lands on a Monday.  All 52 city parks will be open during normal hours which is 6 a.m. to midnight. The six recreational centers in the city will be open during regular hours which are 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Heritage Park Senior Center is open until 10 p.m.

 All of the city pools will be open. Admission is $1 to $3 depending on the facility. Children under 2 are free. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult who must stay within arms reach at all times. 

Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients: