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Park Service Holds Public Meetings on Lake Mead Recreation

Park Service Holds Public Meetings on Lake Mead Recreation

 

Concerns raised by Native Americans and outdoor enthusiasts over recreation activities in wilderness areas have prompted the National Park Service to seek public input.

Meetings will take place March 18, 19 and 21 to present alternatives and options for wilderness areas at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The meetings will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the following locations:

  • March 18: Mohave Community College, Room 2, 3400 Arizona 95, Bullhead City, Ariz.
  • March 19: Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., Boulder City
  • March 21: James Gibson Library, 100 W Lake Mead Pkwy., Henderson

The park service and Bureau of Land Management revised the wilderness management plan/environmental impact statement to address concerns from American Indian tribes and climbers regarding the use of the Spirit Mountain and Bridge Canyon wilderness areas.

Henderson Outlines Closures for Presidents Day Holiday

Henderson Outlines Closures for Presidents Day Holiday

 

The City of Henderson has announced what offices will be closed for the upcoming Presidents Day holiday.

Henderson City Hall and Municipal Court will be closed Monday, February 18. All online payments will be available.

Fire and emergency services will not be interrupted.

The holiday hours and closures for recreation and other city facilities are as follows:

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

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.

Polar Bear Plunge Challenges Your Idea of Cold

Polar Bear Plunge Challenges Your Idea of Cold

 

If the past couple of weeks haven’t been cold enough for you, an upcoming City of Henderson event might take care of that.

People are invited to brave the freezing water of the Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy., for Henderson’s second annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event takes place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Participants will ride down the slides of the outdoor activity pool and plunge into the cold water below.

The event also includes warm winter treats, activities and a bounce house. Admission is $5 per person, including those wishing to watch. Swimmers will take the plunge by age:

Senior Athletes Sought for Henderson Games

Senior Athletes Sought for Henderson Games

 

The city of Henderson is seeking athletes to take part in the 2013 Henderson Senior Games, an annual program that celebrates the spirit of friendly competition with a blend of sporting and social events for athletes ages 50 and over.

Athletes of all skill levels are invited to participate.

Registration opens Feb. 1 and runs through March 15, and costs $15 per person (with the exception of volleyball), which includes a commemorative T-shirt. There is a nominal cost per event, with most events costing $3-$5.

Registration packets are available online at http://www.cityofhenderson.com/parks/special_events/henderson_senior_games.php and at the city’s recreation centers. Although registration will not be accepted after the deadline, walk-ons may be accepted for some events pending space availability.

Henderson Hosts Second Weight Loss Challenge

Henderson Hosts Second Weight Loss Challenge

 

The City of Henderson will put on its second annual weight loss challenge for 2013.

This program encourages people to lose weight for better health and fitness in 2013 and beyond. It is open to anyone over the age of 13 who lives, works, learns, or plays in Henderson. Everyone who signs up for the free challenge will receive a free one-week fitness room pass valid at all city of Henderson recreation centers.

Participants are invited to weigh in from 6-8 a.m. or from 6-8 p.m. January 14-18 at:

Henderson 250 Off-Road Race and Expo Starts Friday

Henderson 250 Off-Road Race and Expo Starts Friday

 

The city of Henderson will host the Henderson 250 Off-Road Race and Expo starting Friday at the Henderson Events Plaza.

The expo is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Off-road vehicle vendors will be on hand along with a display of race vehicles.

The expo is ahead of the races which start at 6:15 a.m. Saturday with the motorcycles, quads and UTV, which are side-by-side vehicles. The first round of the cars and trucks division starts at 9 a.m. The second division starts at 12:40 p.m. More than 150 race teams are expected to be part of the races.

The start/finish line, main spectator area and race course are located in Jean. There will be several viewing areas along the course to watch the drivers race for the checkered flag.

Admission to all activities for spectators is free.