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NV Energy Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

NV Energy Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

NV Energy recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy nonprofit organization serving low-income children and families in the Las Vegas Valley and Clark County School District.

The grant will allow Spread the Word Nevada to continue providing children's books, family literacy events, and reading mentors to the 23 elementary schools adopted since the organization started in 2001.

"We are grateful for NV Energy’s continued financial support and belief in our children’s literacy programs," said Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director of Spread the Word Nevada. "Our mission of distributing books and promoting reading to the underprivileged children within our communities is so successful due to community partners like NV Energy.

College of Southern Nevada Hosts Spring Career Fair To Connect Job Seekers and Employers

College of Southern Nevada Hosts Spring Career Fair  To Connect Job Seekers and Employers

The College of Southern Nevada will be hosting the Spring 2011 Career Fair tomorrow, March 8th from 10am to 1pm. Job seekers should come in business attire and bring plenty of printed resumes to hand out to the dozens of potential employers on hand. Companies looking for fresh talent include the Clark County Fire Department, Abercrombie & Fitch, MGM Resorts International, and Nathan Adelson Hospice to name a few.

The event will take place on the CSN Cheyenne Campus in the Student Lounge, 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, Las Vegas NV

Car Dealers Experiencing Busy Week

HENDERSON, Nev. -- If you've been thinking about buying a new car, this may be the week to do it. This is the busiest week of the year for dealerships across the valley and they are offering huge incentives to customers in order to get their end of the year numbers up.

Cecil Acosta and his son have been looking for a new car for months but today their search is over. "He showed us a couple of brands of car and within one hour we had the one we wanted," said Acosta who says he couldn't say no to zero percent financing and a cash rebate.

Consider this a week long Black Friday for car dealerships. Findlay Toyota General Manager Rich Abajian is expecting to sell 150 cars this week doubling that of a normal week at his Henderson dealership.

City Council Approves Plan to Move Zappos Downtown

LAS VEGAS -- City Council members have approved a deal to move the headquarters for Zappos.com to the City Hall building in downtown Las Vegas.

The big move, which will take place in two years, is expected to help turn the struggling downtown around by bringing in about 1,000 of new workers into the traditionally troubled area.

Zappos. com is currently leasing space in Henderson. The Resort Gaming Group made a $25 million offer to the city to buy the City Hall site with the intent of developing it as a corporate campus for Zappos which will lease the property for at least 10 years.

"We will be able to sell that around the world to industries and businesses, to folks that are looking to relocate, and even folks that are not looking to relocate, to attract them to Las Vegas. We have been validated today as a result of this proposal," said Mayor Oscar Goodman.

Zappos Looks to Relocate to Downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Zappos.com is looking to relocate from Henderson to downtown Las Vegas.

Resort Gaming Group is offering to buy the current Las Vegas City Hall site and convert it into a corporate campus for Zappos. The offer also includes approximately seven acres of surrounding land. If approved, the move would bring at least 1,000 jobs to downtown Las Vegas.

"Our proposed future downtown location will be a great urban environment that will help grow the cultures of both Zappos and Las Vegas," said Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh in a statement.

"The company is committed to this project and more importantly, to reinvigorating downtown," added Resort Gaming Group founder and CEO Andrew Donner. "The support of this caliber of business leader speaks volumes for our city. We believe this project will have more impact on downtown revitalization than any other development to date."

Thanksgiving Fare a Little Pricier This Year

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Many grocery shoppers are finding out that the traditional Thanksgiving feast is costing more this year.

It is forcing some shoppers to look for bargains and be a little choosier. The days leading up to Thanksgiving are among the busiest in the grocery industry.  From celery and carrots to yams and potatoes, the staples of Thanksgiving are selling quickly but at a steeper price.

BREAKING NEWS: Wind Advisory and Freeze Watch Issued

LAS VEGAS -- A wind advisory has been issued starting at 3 p.m. and lasting until midnight for Clark County and southern Nye County and a freeze watch will be in effect Wednesday night.

Winds are expected to be gusting between 20 to 30 mph and with gusts possible to 50 mph. There is also a slight chance of rain. The temperature will drop Wednesday and is expected to be in the 40's on Thanksgiving Day making it one of the coldest in recent years.

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A freeze watch is in effect from Wednesday night to Friday morning. Some neighborhoods could see temperatures in the 20's.