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Henderson Recycling Program to go Citywide by Fall 2013

Support from residents pushes ahead the new plan for recycling in Henderson.

A new program offering weekly recycling and garbage pickups will go into effect in Henderson in the fall of 2013, Mayor Andy Hafen said after the City Council voted Tuesday to institute a citywide recycling plan.

Read more in the Las Vegas Sun.

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Henderson City Council Votes to Appoint Snow New City Manager

HENDERSON, Nev. - The Henderson City Council on Tuesday voted to appoint Regional Transportation Commission General Manager Jacob Snow as Henderson's new city manager.

The council's vote was unanimous. The city will contact Snow to discuss an employment agreement and extend an offer to him.

If he agrees to a contract, Snow will replace Mark Calhoun, who is retiring in May.

Snow was appointed general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission in 1999.

Lifeguard Clinic Gives Teens a Jump on Summer

Lifeguard Clinic Gives Teens a Jump on Summer

 

With spring on the horizon, it’s not too early for teens to start thinking about summer jobs – or at least the first steps toward them.

Those interested in lifeguarding are invited to take part in the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Jr. Lifeguard Spring Clinic. The program takes place 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Monday through Thursday, April 2-5, at Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.

Registration is $50 per teen, ages 12-14, and can be made online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity 136004-01) or at any recreation center or indoor pool.

The clinic gives teens the opportunity to spend a week with the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatics team and get a preview of the summer Jr. Lifeguard program. Teens will learn about water safety, emergency action plans, shadow guarding, and how to assist with swim lessons.

Frozen Snacking Pops Onto Scene

Frozen Snacking Pops Onto Scene

By Alyssa Laiacona, Liberty High School

Upon entering, it’s clear to see that Popped is not your average popcorn shop. The journey begins with a selection from over 15 unique flavors that range from salty, savory and sweet.

The three managing partners, Jean-Francois Chavanel, Zelma Iwatsubo and Olivier Morowati, came together through their jobs at the Eifel Tower Restaurant and used their culinary experience to develop flavors that one wouldn’t normally find in their average popcorn tin.

Although the flavors contain one-of-a-kind combinations (such as “Chicago”, combining caramel, white cheddar and nacho cheese), the best part hasn’t even begun; for each cup bought, there is the option to freeze the popcorn in liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -300° F. This liquid nitrogen instantly chills the popcorn on contact and creates a smoky effect, leaving your cup and mouth with a steamy or foggy appearance.

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Stylists Give Free Haircuts to Students

Stylists Give Free Haircuts to Students

Hair stylists from a Henderson salon stood behind their chairs for several hours to make sure every child, who wanted a haircut, at one elementary school got one.

Six stylists from Revv Illusions Salon gave free haircuts to students at Robert Taylor Elementary School, 144 Westminster Way. The school has more than 633 students. The stylists agreed to stay until every child, who brought in a permission slip, got a haircut.

“I do not have the ability to give big sums of money. So, we decided at the salon that we have the ability to do what we can do and change a kid’s life,” organizer of the event Randie Gorbena Revv Illusions Salon said.

Gorbena says simple haircuts can improve how children feel about themselves. She says when people look good, they feel better about themselves. When people feel better, they are more likely to succeed.

New Funding Formula Aims to Prevent College Tuition Hikes

LAS VEGAS - Nevada's college students are getting a real-life lesson on university finances, and it's leaving a bitter taste for those just starting out.

"There's a lot coming out of our pockets for parking, all the little fees over and above tuition," UNLV student Donald Romero said.

"When I was talking to my advisor, I was looking into stuff," said UNLV student Jasmine Bradford. "They were like, ‘I'm sorry. They're not offering it anymore.' So, it was very unfortunate."

"The institution only cares about the money you give them," added another UNLV student. "That's all they care about."

Henderson Looking for Best Irish Stew in Southern Nevada

Henderson Looking for Best Irish Stew in Southern Nevada

 

The city of Henderson is looking for contestants for the inaugural Irish Stew Cook Off. The cook off will be part of the Southern Nevada Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival.

The St. Jude’s Women’s Auxiliary will host the event. The cook off is a fundraiser for the charity. The money raised will go to the charities sponsored by St. Jude’s Women’s Auxiliary, including Positive Kids and Catholic Charities Childhood Cancer.

The event will be held Sunday, March 18 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street. The deadline for applications to be part of the cook off is Saturday, March 10. The entry fee is $50. The Southern Nevada Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival is one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country. Besides the cook off, this year’s celebration will include a parade, carnival, car show and live entertainment.