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All-Day Ska Show at Henderson Events Plaza

All-Day Ska Show at Henderson Events Plaza

 

An all-day festival of Ska music is coming to Henderson this weekend.

Viva Ska Vegas will be at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street. The show starts at noon Saturday. It is an all-ages show. 

The Ska-fest will be headlined by the Orange County, California band The Aquabats and the Jamaican band, The Skatalites. The Skatalites formed in the 1960s and are considered pioneers of the Ska movement. The Las Vegas-based band Tuesday After School will also be performing.

Tickets are still available. General admission tickets are $22 and VIP tickets at $42. VIP tickets include a T-shirt and poster, as well as discounted access to the bar. Tickets can be purchased through ticketfly.com.

The official after party will be held immediately following the show at The Goldmine Tavern, 23 South Water Street.

 

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College of Southern Nevada Joins Reform Network

College of Southern Nevada Joins Reform Network

The College of Southern Nevada is now part of a national organization designed to help more students achieve their dream of a college education.

CSN is now part of the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network. The network is made up of 200 institutions around the country that follow strategies to close achievement gaps and increase completion rates for students. Each campus will approach the effort differently, but they will all follow guidelines established by Achieving the Dream. In the end, the network hopes to help 270,000 students around the country finish college.

The college is one of 25 new members of the network. They include community colleges, technical institutes and one historically black college. 

Henderson Offers Friends and Family Rates at Hotels

Henderson Offers Friends and Family Rates at Hotels

The City of Henderson wants people to choose it as a place to stay this summer. The city is working with several hotels and resorts to offer friends and family specials through September 1.

The resorts are offering discounted rates, some as low as $59 a night. The participating resorts and hotels include:

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Basic High School Raising Money for Health Clinic

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A health care clinic at Basic High School is trying to raise more money to improve staffing levels and add a laboratory.

The clinic offers health care to uninsured students. In the past six months, the clinic has seen more than 2,500 student patients. It is not just for students at the school but also children as young as 4 can be seen.

"The kids can come here, they can get their health needs met and they can go back to school. So, part of the goal is to make sure more kids are graduating from high school. We know we need that in Clark County," nurse practitioner Cheryl Carlberg said.

The goal for the fundraising is to open their own lab so they will not have to send out samples for testing.

Fire Sends 1 Person to the Hospital

Fire Sends 1 Person to the Hospital

One person was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries after a fire in a home in Henderson.

The fire started around 6 p.m. Thursday at a home on Eastern Avenue. The occupant of the home discovered the fire, left the home and called 911. The first unit from the Henderson Fire Department arrived about five minutes after the call came in. The fire was confined to the kitchen. It did not take long for firefighters to put the fire out.

Damage from the fire is estimated at $25,000. The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental. No firefighters were hurt.

Nellis Airmen Named Grand Marshals at Henderson Parade

 

Five airmen from Nellis Air Force Base will serve as grand marshals for Saturday’s Henderson Heritage Parade. The event honors the 59-year history of Henderson.