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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.

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Pedestrian Killed in Henderson Possibly Suicidal

LAS VEGAS -- Henderson police say the pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Boulder Highway near Gibson Road early Wednesday morning may have been trying to commit suicide.

Police say the man was walking down the southbound middle lane with his back to traffic when he was hit and killed.

The driver and another vehicle, with a witness, stopped at the scene. Police say the vehicle with the witness was then struck by a SUV which left the scene.

Health District Stops Processing Health Cards Through Henderson Facility

Health District Stops Processing Health Cards Through Henderson Facility

 

The closure of the health district’s main facility on Shadow Lane has forced the district to stop processing health cards at the Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Parkway.

People who need health cards can still get them through the East Las Vegas Public Health Care Center, 560 Nellis Blvd. Suites D-1 & E-12 and the Cambridge Community Outreach Center, 3900 Cambridge St. #101. The health district has had to move several of its services to different facilities around southern Nevada because of the closure of the main facility.

Regis University to Shutter Henderson Campus in 2013

The Henderson campus of Regis University will shut down in August 2013, according to university officials.

Insufficient enrollment over several years is cited as the primary cause for the closure.

The Henderson campus, which has nine staff, one full-time faculty member and 35 affiliate faculty, will continue in operation until Aug. 31, 2013.  There were 169 students enrolled at the Henderson campus in 2011.

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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.