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St. Jude's Ranch to Host Easter Celebration Saturday


St. Jude’s Ranch for Children will be hosting its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt this weekend.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the ranch will open its doors to families from around the community to enjoy a number of activities, including egg hunts, visits from the Easter bunny and games.

There will also be food and beverages available for purchase. Wristbands that allow access to all activities are just $10.

Besides the activities for kids, there will be a silent auction for several different prizes. The car museum, gift shop and chapel will also be open.

The money raised during the event will benefit the ranch which provides a home for abandoned, neglected and abused children from around southern Nevada. 

Executives to Help Clean Up Lake Mead Area

Executives to Help Clean Up Lake Mead Area


The Lake Mead area will get some cleanup help from unusual sources next week.

More than 200 executives from around the world will help beautify the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on February 11.

Newell Rubbermaid will be promoting sustainability as its top executives help clean up the park’s newly renovated visitors center and native plant nursery. They will be sanding, painting, raking, cleaning, making plant bed frames and restoring aquatic plants and willow trees. The corporation will be in southern Nevada for an annual meeting.

Last Chance for Santa Train This Weekend


This weekend is the last for this year's Santa Train at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City.

The train will run Saturday and Sunday. Departures are at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Boarding starts 15 minutes before the departure time; however the line starts forming 30 minutes before departure.

Tickets are just $5, but they are for a specific day and departure time. There are no assigned seats and are available only on a first-come, first-serve basis. Child carriers are counted as a seat. No strollers are allowed on the train.

The ride includes a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. There is also a mailbox at the station where children can put their letters to Santa.

The train station is on Yucca Street, just past the first light on Veterans Memorial Drive. There is also a model train display in the shop across the street from the station.

Callville Bay Clean Up Planned for Saturday

Callville Bay Clean Up Planned for Saturday


The National Park Service is looking for volunteers to help clean up around the Callville Bay area.

The volunteers will be cleaning up the Callville Bay marina, shoreline and the desert area at the Lake Mead Recreation Area Saturday morning. The park service will be partnering with the Callville Bay Resort.

Individuals and groups are welcome to be part of the effort. Registration starts at 8 a.m. The cleanup will be from 9 a.m. to noon. A barbecue lunch will be provided for participants.

To register, call Bryan Goodwin at 702-293-8717.  

Get Into Lake Mead for Free Saturday

Get Into Lake Mead for Free Saturday


Saturday will be a free day at Lake Mead, but you’re encouraged to give of your time.

Free entry will be offered in celebration of National Public Lands Day. The day began in 1994 and is part of an effort to improve and maintain public lands throughout the country.

“With one-third of America's land in public hands, National Public Lands Day provides an opportunity for volunteers of all ages to help sustain these lands,” said Robb Hampton, director of the public lands program of the National Environmental Education Foundation, which coordinates NPLD.

The Lake Mead National Recreation Area is hosting a volunteer clean-up at Government Wash to help clean up the area. The first 100 participants will receive a free T-shirt and a coupon good for a free return visit to any participating federal land area (one coupon per family.) Coupons are available while supplies last.

National Night Out Planned for Next Week

National Night Out Planned for Next Week


The Boulder City Police Department is inviting the community out for the 29th annual National Night Out.

The crime prevention event starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 7 at Veterans Memorial Park-Pratte Field. This year will again feature the softball game between the Boulder City Police and Boulder City Fire Department. There will also be a demonstration of the police department’s K9 unit.

There will be free barbecue, a rock climbing wall, bounce house, boating safety demonstrations and giveaways. The police department hopes to promote a partnership between police and the citizens of Boulder City.