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Henderson Faces Ethical Dilemma After Arrest of City Attorney

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin prosecutes criminals. But this week, she has been charged with being one after a DUI arrest.

Because Quillin's co-workers can't prosecute her, the case creates a conflict of interest for the city. She will have to face a judge somewhere else.

Quillin has a date in court next month in Henderson Municipal Court. After that, where her case moves forward is up in the air. The Attorney General's Office says situations like this don't happen too often, but when they do it creates a big dilemma.

According to the arrest report, on Monday, the 51-year-old lost control of her Lexus, ran off the road near Paseo Verde and Carnegie, hit a fire hydrant, a boulder and two trees. Quillin also sideswiped another car.

Police say Quillin got out of her car and started walking away. She allegedly smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech.

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Casino MonteLago Gets Ready to Reopen Doors

Casino MonteLago Gets Ready to Reopen Doors

The new Casino MonteLago at Lake Las Vegas will open its doors to the general public Thursday night.

The resort reopens at 9 p.m., before that there will be a party on the streets of the Village at Lake Las Vegas with live entertainment. When the resort opens there will be a fireworks display over head.

The casino closed in March of 2010 because of the economy. It is now under new management and has under gone a transformation. Earlier this month the resort hired more than 100 people to fill open positions.

Henderson City Attorney Arrested for DUI

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Macias Quillin, whose office prosecutes criminals, had her own booking photograph taken Monday.

Henderson Police arrested her Monday afternoon in Green Valley. Police say she was trying to turn from Paseo Verde Parkway on to Carnegie Drive. She lost control of her Lexus SUV and ran off the road - jumping the curb, hitting a fire hydrant, a boulder, and two trees.

Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen on Tuesday addressed concerns about Quillin's arrest.

"On the afternoon of May 23, 2011, we were made aware that the City Attorney, Elizabeth Quillin, had been arrested by the Henderson Police Department on DUI-related charges," he said.

According to her arrest report, Quillin reeked of alcohol. Although her speech was slurred, she didn't mince words. "Yes, I am f---ed up," she allegedly told officers.

Regular Hours for Henderson Facilities on Memorial Day

Regular Hours for Henderson Facilities on Memorial Day

 

Henderson’s rec facilities will operate on normal hours for the Memorial Day holiday

All 52 parks are open for their normal hours of operation, 6:00 a.m. to midnight. Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at all seven of the City’s full-service recreation centers, including Heritage Park Senior Facility, but no classes will be held. The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Dr., will be open 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Sports office, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.; is open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All City of Henderson pools will be open on Memorial Day. Hours are 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the City’s year-round pools, including Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool and Henderson Multigenerational Competition Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.; Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.; and Whitney Ranch Indoor Pool, 1575 C Galleria Dr.

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Minor Damage in Henderson House Fire

Minor Damage in Henderson House Fire

 

A small fire Monday night in Henderson caused minor damage to a home.

At approximately 11:09 p.m. Monday, units from the Henderson Fire Department responded to a reported fire in the area of Horizon Ridge and Canyon Dr. A neighbor discovered the fire and immediately alerted the residents, who were asleep at the time, and notified 9-1-1. The two occupants were able to evacuate with their two dogs.

The first fire department unit arrived in approximately five minutes to find fire showing from the exterior of the home which had extended into the garage. Crews quickly made access to the garage and extinguished the fire. The fire was declared out in approximately four minutes.

There were no injuries to residents, pets or firefighters. Fire damage to the home and personal belongings is estimated at $5,000. The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Walker Students, Parents Meet with Senator Reid

Walker Students, Parents Meet with Senator Reid

 

Nevada Senator Harry Reid welcomed Monday students and chaperones from J. Marlan Walker International School in Henderson on the steps of the United States Capitol  as they visited Washington, D.C.

“I was pleased to welcome these impressive young Nevadans during their trip to our nation's capitol,” Reid said. "I've always believed that education must go beyond the classroom and visiting Washington is a terrific way to learn about the history of our country and our unique system of government.  We must work together to ensure that all Nevada's students have the resources and opportunities they need to succeed.”

The J. Marlan Walker International School in Henderson, is a Clark County public elementary school that serves nearly 900 students in grades Pre-K through fifth grade. The students visited as part of the G.A.T.E (gift and talented education) program.

Teacher Sky Dives into Carnival

Teacher Sky Dives into Carnival

A teacher from Harmon Elementary School will make a daring entrance into Friday night's PTA carnival.

Jim Dolan and three other friends will jump from a plane and land in a space just behind the school during the party. The carnival benefits the school and the Parent-Teacher Association. Dolan is the school's physical education teacher and a professional skydiver with more than 4,000 jumps under his belt. This is not the first time he's jumped at the event, he's been jumping and landing at the carnival for more than 10 years.

The carnival is from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. but the jump is set for 6 p.m.