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City Parks and Rec Department Honored

City Parks and Rec Department Honored

The City of Henderson received a handful of awards for its work at the Program Excellence Awards of the Nevada Recreation and Park Society (NRPS).

Dirk Richwine, recreation superintendent for the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department, received the NRPS Citation Award for outstanding contribution to the field of public parks and recreation. Richwine received the award for his contributions on the local, state, regional, and national levels. He is a fellow of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and was appointed by the National Park and Recreation Association (NRPA) as its representative to the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Agencies from around the state submitted their work to NRPS for award consideration. Henderson’s Parks and Recreation Department received four Elmer Anderson Awards for excellence in parks.

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

The National Park Service is waiving lake use fees Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave – a savings of $16 per vessel – for boaters who show proof of completing an approved boating course.

"Statistics show that the majority of boaters who are involved in accidents report that they haven't completed a formal boating education course," Superintendent Bill Dickinson said.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics showed that in 2009, 78 percent of boating accidents and 86 percent of boat fatalities involved operators with no formal boating education.

"We're announcing this early so boaters who haven't taken a course will have a chance to do so before the holiday weekend," Dickinson said.

Open Houses Slated for Red Rock Canyon

Open Houses Slated for Red Rock Canyon

The Bureau of Land Management, Red Rock/Sloan Field Office will be holding open houses the third Thursday of each month. The open houses will be held to give the public an opportunity to meet staff, get information about projects and planning, and ask questions about the management of Red Rock and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Areas and Walking Box Ranch.

The first open house will be held Thursday. Open houses will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. When participants enter the fee booth at the entrance of the Scenic Drive, they should tell the attendant that they are attending the open house and fees will be waived.

Dog Training and Orientation Classes Now Available

Dog Training and Orientation Classes Now Available

Dog lovers will get a chance to get free help training their pooches at several dog training workshops around the valley. Three different dog parks are participating.

Silverado Ranch Dog Park will offer classes on the basics of having and taking care of a dog. Including grooming and socializing, weight control, nutrition and veterinary care. The classes are June 6th and September 12th from 7 until 8 in the morning. At the same park they're offering class on the basics of manners like leash training, sit and stay, and riding in a car. The classes are offered by Vegas Valley Dog Obedience Club from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on March 21 and May 23 and from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on June 20 and Sept. 26.   

Free Resume Class at the Gibson Library!

Free Resume Class at the Gibson Library!

For people who are looking to learn some tips and pointers about putting together a resume or learning how to refresh their current resume, the Gibson Library is offering a free resume class! the class is March 9th, from 9:30 am to 11 am in the computer lab at the Gison Library. interested parties should contact Elizabeth at (702)564-9261. The Gibson Library is at 100 West Lake Mead Drive, Henderson, NV 89015,  (702) 565-8402