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Henderson Mayor to Host State of City Address

Henderson Mayor to Host State of City Address


Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen will address the city January 31 for the annual State of the City address.

From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 31, Mayor Hafen will lay out the city's plans for 2013 from Green Valley Ranch Resort. The chairman of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce will also speak at the event.

Members of the city council and the chamber of commerce will also be there. Individual tickets are $45. People can also buy a table of 10. To purchase tickets, go to cityofhenderson.com.

Mayor Hafen's remarks will be carried live on Cox Cable channel 96. 

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Nevada State College to Host Open House

Nevada State College to Host Open House


The Nevada State College is again throwing its doors open to students interested in attending college and their families.

From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, students and families will get an overview of the academic programs, meet and talk with faculty members, tour the campus and participate in a financial aid workshop, during the school's annual open house.

The event is open to new students, transfer students and members of the community who would like to know more about the college.

The college is the fastest growing institution of higher education in the state. It recently received approval to build two new buildings to its campus. 

Fire Displaces 2 Adults and 1 Child

Fire Displaces 2 Adults and 1 Child


A fire displaced two adults and one child in Henderson, but no one was hurt.

The fire started just before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at a condominium near High View Drive and Green Valley Parkway.

When the Henderson Fire Department arrived, they found smoke filling the two-story condo. They found the fire in the ceiling and quickly worked to put it out. The fire was not able to move into any other units.

According to the fire department, an electrical problem caused the blaze. The total damage is estimated at $30,000. 

Henderson City Hours for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Henderson City Hours for Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Henderson City Hall and Municipal Court will be closed Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

All online payment services will be available. Residents may also report problems or share a comment any day or hour using Contact Henderson, available at cityofhenderson.com.

Holiday hours and closures of recreation and other city of Henderson facilities are as follows:

Open 5 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Black Mountain Recreation Center
  • Henderson Multigenerational Center
  • Henderson Multigenerational Competition Pool
  • Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool
  • Heritage Park Aquatic Complex
  • Heritage Park Senior Facility
  • Whitney Ranch Aquatic Complex

Open 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Henderson Police Officer Arrested on DUI

LAS VEGAS -- A Henderson Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after being arrested Friday night on a count of driving under the influence of alcohol, police spokesman Keith Paul confirmed.

Police Sgt. Lisa Mattingly was arrested just before 10 p.m. after getting into a minor wreck at the intersection of Gibson Road and Horizon Ridge Parkway. She was also ticketed for following another car too closely, Paul confirmed.

She is on leave pending an internal review.

Nevada State College Gets OK to Add Buildings

Nevada State College Gets OK to Add Buildings


The plan calls for new buildings for nursing and education classes and administration.

The Board of Regents on Friday gave its OK to construct two new buildings on the Nevada State College campus.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Girl's Bout with E.coli Helps Toughen Food Standards

Rylee Gustafson spent weeks in the hospital.

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The family of a local girl who nearly died six years ago is feeling a sense of victory after the FDA announced it will release new guidelines to make food safer.

Rylee Gustafson and her mother, Kathleen Chrismer, have been advocating for more food safety since Rylee contracted E.coli from bagged spinach when she was 9 years old. The spinach was part of a nationwide outbreak that sickened dozens of people.

"The pain was horrible," Gustafson said.

Days after eating the spinach, she was in critical condition and her organs were starting to shut down.

"I didn't know what was happening to me."

Her sickness was traced back to a bag of contaminated spinach from a grocery store.

"It was a really big surprise to me because my family and I always eat healthy," she said.

 That same E.coli outbreak sickened 49 others around the country.