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Railroad Pass Gingerbread Display Ready for Holidays

Railroad Pass Gingerbread Display Ready for Holidays


In conjunction with its 80th birthday celebration, Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino will feature a display of gingerbread houses in its hotel lobby throughout the holiday season.

The display featuring local artists is scheduled to be available through Christmas Day, with around-the-clock viewing.

"We wanted to display the artistic talents of our locals in southern Nevada," said Curt Thompson, Director of Operations.

Thompson  plans to make the display an annual tradition at the Railroad Pass.

Mountain Bike Relay Race Set for Saturday

Mountain Bike Relay Race Set for Saturday


A bike race considered by organizers to be the first of its kind in southern Nevada arrives Saturday at Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park in Boulder City.

“24 Hours of Bootleg Canyon” is a relay mountain bike race on a lap course, with each lap taking the average rider between 60 and 90 minutes to complete, while guiding them through miles of amazing desert singletrack overlooking Lake Mead.

Races include relay teams with up to three riders. The ride ends with an awards ceremony and celebratory barbecue for the entire family to enjoy with participants. The race benefits the local Toys for Tots Campaign; athletes and spectators attending the event are asked to bring one unwrapped child's toy as a donation.

The event begins at 7 a.m. and includes both six- and 12-hour races. The barbecue starts at noon and the awards ceremony begins at 8 p.m.

Tune In to See Graduation Ceremonies

Tune In to See Graduation Ceremonies

If you're looking to see your favorite student walk the graduation stage, turn to Cox Cable channel 96 or head to its website.

Cox Communications, in partnership with the Clark County School District, Orleans Arena and Thomas & Mack Center, will broadcast local high school graduation ceremonies from Monday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 29. The Cox 96 broadcasts will also be available via streaming video at www.Cox96.net and follow the broadcast schedule.

The majority of graduation ceremonies originating from the Orleans Arena (OR) will be broadcast live while ceremonies originating from the Thomas & Mack Center (TMC) will be tape delayed. The broadcast schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 13

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Save Money with Early Registration for Camp Foxtail

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is now accepting camper registrations for its 2011 resident summer camp sessions June 19 to August 14.  Download the camp book and register on-line at girlscoutsnv.org.

Established in 1949, Camp Foxtail, located in the Toiyabe National Forest, provides Girl Scouts ages 8 to 17 years old with traditional resident camp experiences.  Programs encourage leadership through activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, high and low adventure courses, singing, arts and crafts, campfires and much more.

Session prices range from $300 to $350 and girls must be a registered member of Girl Scouts to attend Camp Foxtail. Membership is $12 annually and can be purchased at the same time as camp sessions.

To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

A number of exciting children’s performances will take place downtown this summer.

The city of Las Vegas will present concerts and theatre especially for children of all ages this July at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and at the downtown Historic Fifth Street School.

Tickets are priced at $3 per person or $10 for a family four-pack for each of the four events. Large group discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at www.artslasvegas.org. For more information or to purchase tickets by telephone, call 229-6383 or 229-3515.

  • Leland Faulkner will perform his “World of Wonder” show at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center at 800 S. Brush St. The “World of Wonder” is theatre designed for the whole family — a show that combines the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs (hand shadows), comedy, a mime's skill, an actor’s imagination and the conjuror's craft.

Anonymous Prescription Drug Collection Coming Saturday

Anonymous Prescription Drug Collection Coming Saturday

The Drug Enforcement Administration and its community partners throughout Nevada will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, DEA and local law enforcement will host 33 collection sites throughout Nevada.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Nevada residents collected and turned in more than 1,600 pounds of prescription drugs at collection sites operated by DEA’s state and local law enforcement partners.

Local collection sites are:

Boulder City

530 Avenue G


1300 W. Sunset Road, Suite #1229

Las Vegas

3675 E. Harmon

9850 W.

Fee-Free Weekend at Lake Mead

Fee-Free Weekend at Lake Mead

Saturday and Sunday are the last days to enjoy free entry to Lake Mead National Recreation Area as National Park Week comes to an end.

The next fee free day will be June 21, the first day of summer.

Saturday is also Junior Ranger Day. Park rangers will be hosting free fun outdoor activities and demonstrations. As part of the National Park Service Healthy People, Healthy Parks Initiative, the event will include ranger-led hikes.

Smokey Bear and Mojave Max will be on hand to greet visitors and rangers will hold emergency equipment demonstrations. Kids will be able to earn their Lake Mead National Recreation Area junior ranger badge.

Activities will be at the newly renovated Boulder Beach picnic area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/lakemead or call 293-8990.