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Henderson Libraries Look to Fill Budget Gap

 

Henderson Libraries need just $15,000 more to reach a goal of $100,000 by April 30.

The library system has lost $3 million in annual revenue. That has left a big gap in the budget that would normally be used to buy books, magazines, newspapers, CDs, DVDs and other materials.

The Henderson Libraries Foundation has been working to fill that gap. While $100,000 sounds like a lot of money, it is only between 10 and 12 percent of the library district’s materials budget. The foundation is looking for individuals and businesses willing to take the Grand Challenge. The challenge is to commit to raising $1,000 in a month’s time. To participate, go to hendersonlibrariesfoundation.org and fill out the challenge form, then turn it into the foundation.

Some suggestions for raising the money include:

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Boulder Strip Sees Gambling Boom

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada casinos are winning again, showing five straight months of revenue gains -- the first such streak in six years. Overall, casinos won 5.7 percent more in February than they did one year ago, up to $932.2 million for the month.

About half of that came from the Las Vegas Strip, but some of the biggest improvements came from casinos on Boulder Highway. The Boulder Strip saw a 23 percent jump in revenue from February 2011 to 2012. But some of the managers at local casinos said the numbers are skewed because the Gaming Control Board includes the M Resort, Sunset Station, and Green Valley Ranch in their analysis of the gaming area.

The general manager of the Skyline and Longhorn Casinos say they're up and down every month by around five percent. Locals casino revenue is up 12 percent, mainly due to slots. Either more people are playing, or more of the players are losing.

Fire Forces 2 People from their Home

Fire Forces 2 People from their Home

 

A fire forced two people from their home near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road. The fire started around 11 p.m. Monday night in the home’s attic. The Henderson Fire Department responded and was able to put the fire out quickly.

The American Red Cross is helping the two displaced people with immediate needs like a place to stay, food, clothing and medications. The damage is estimated at $15,000. Fire investigators determined an overheated light fixture caused the fire.

The Farm Will Play Friday in Henderson

 

A new country crossover band will be the featured entertainment at Friday’s ArtBeat in Henderson.

The Farm recently made their debut at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Now, the group will be bringing their brand of country to the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street. ArtBeat is concert series presented by Target.

The pre-show starts at 6:30 p.m. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Admission is complimentary.

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Henderson Car Dealership Named Dealership of the Year

Henderson Car Dealership Named Dealership of the Year

A Henderson car dealership has been named one of the best General Motors dealership in the country.

Henderson Chevrolet is one of only 50 dealerships out of 3,000 around the country named Dealer of the Year. The honor is not just for selling the most cars, but, also for high ratings in service and customer satisfaction.

“I am extremely proud of the team at Henderson Chevrolet for their relentless commitment to an outstanding customer experience in sales and service,” owner and president Greg Heinrich said.

Titanic Anniversary to be Marked in Dinner, Cruise

Titanic Anniversary to be Marked in Dinner, Cruise

 

A Lake Las Vegas dinner and cruise will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic.

Bernard's Bistro at Lake Las Vegas will attempt to recreate the ambience and elegance that First Class passengers enjoyed on the magnificent ship. 

A six-course dinner at 7 p.m. April 14 begins the evening, which includes live entertainment. A champagne cruise sets sail at 10 p.m.

The cost is $100 per person and attendance is capped at 100 reservations. For more information, call 565-1155.

The actual anniversary of the Titanic sinking is April 15.