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Expanded 4G Coverage for Local Verizon Customers

Expanded 4G Coverage for Local Verizon Customers


Verizon Wireless will roll out Thursday expanded coverage areas for its 4G network.

The expanded network coverage launches on July 21 and will be available to customers in North Las Vegas, Henderson and southwest Las Vegas. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network initially launched Dec. 5, 2010 in metro Las Vegas inside the boundaries of the Interstate 215 loop.

In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. 

The company is building out its 4G LTE network, and is on course to deliver 4G LTE to its entire 3G wireless footprint by the end of 2013.  

When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, the devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. 

Place for Kids to Get Fit Opens

Place for Kids to Get Fit Opens

There is a new place in Henderson designed to help keep kids moving in a fun, kid-friendly environment.

Jumpfit Kids provides exercise equipment and classes just for kids. The business provides 3,000 square feet of space with a play gym, indoor jumpers and exercise equipment made for small children. 

The gym also offers classes like yoga, dance and cooking but they also offer movement and motor skill development for infants and toddlers. The business developed because of First Lady Michelle Obama's push to fight childhood obesity.

Jumpfit Kids is also available to host birthday and other parties. It is located at Eastern Avenue near Sunridge Heights Parkway.

WATCH: The Arts Take Center Stage

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas is transforming into a cultural mecca, and this weekend, 8 News NOW takea you inside as the arts take center stage.

From the new Smith Center for Performing Arts, to the Neon Boneyard and Arts District, Las Vegas is doing more with arts and theater than ever before.

8 News NOW and our Community Pride sponsors will be the first to take you through the new buildings and give you a sneak peak at what's to come in the next year in our special.

Station Casinos Emerges from Bankruptcy

Station Casinos Emerges from Bankruptcy

Station Casinos announced Friday that it had emerged from bankruptcy after almost two years.

The restructuring means that all of the Station Casinos properties will remain under the company's control. It also means that Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta will remain in control of the company because they are majority stockholders. The Fertittas invested nearly $200 million dollars and own 45 percent of the shares.

“We are pleased to have completed the restructuring process and we look forward to this exciting new chapter in the Station Casinos story,” said Frank Fertitta III, Chairman and CEO of Station Casinos.  “Lorenzo and I believe in the future of Las Vegas, which is why we remain committed to the Company and the community”.   

Fireworks Mark Casino MonteLago's Reopening

HENDERSON, Nev. - A spectacular show in the sky marked the return of Casino MonteLago. The dazzling fireworks over Lake Las Vegas signaled a rebirth.

"Tonight is a big night for all of Lake Las Vegas," said Lake Las Vegas store owner Don Saunders. "Having Casino MonteLago here is going to be an amazing entry into what's about to come for Lake Las Vegas."

Casino MonteLago went dark after the recession. Now, it's back and newly-renovated. The property is designed to be elegant, but not arrogant.

Tony Henry handed out samples from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory on the casino floor. Her Lake Las Vegas business suffered when the casino closed 14 months ago.

"We've had a huge decline, but we've been doing everything we can to keep business coming in," she said. "It's beautiful. They've redone it. It's absolutely fantastic."

Henderson Honors Hotel Executive

Henderson Honors Hotel Executive

The City of Henderson is honoring an executive of Aston Montelago Village for his work promoting the city.

Larry Peterson is the director of sales and marketing at the resort. The city will honor him at a council meeting for his work promoting hospitality. The Destination Champion Award will be handed out at 7 p.m. on June 14 at City Hall.

“We are proud to honor Larry as the third annual recipient of the Destination Champion Award, Henderson, Nevada, is a premiere location for the meetings market and travel industry. Larry’s dedication and innovation are evident through the continuous business he brings here to the Aston MonteLago Village Resort at Lake Las Vegas,” Henderson City Manager Mark Calhoun said. 

Design a Grocery Bag to Win at Fresh & Easy

Ten people will win $100 gift cards and one grand winner will get groceries for a year from Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market through the company’s Design-A-Bag contest.

The contest runs now through May 15 for California, Nevada and Arizona residents 13 years and over. They must submit an original design for the next Fresh & Easy reusable bag and a panel of judges will choose 10 finalists – each of whom will receive $100 gift cards for their efforts.

From the top 10, the winner will be selected by a group of customers called “Friends of Fresh & Easy.” The winning design will be made into a reusable bag and sold in all Fresh & Easy stores. The winner will get the grand prize of a year’s supply of groceries.