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City Fourth of July Party at Mission Hills Park

City Fourth of July Party at Mission Hills Park

The City of Henderson will host its official Fourth of July party deep into the city.

The city celebration will take place from 6-9 p.m. at Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Dr., near the U.S. 95 and College Drive exit. The event will feature an 18-minute fireworks show by Lantis Fireworks and Lasers, which begins at 9 p.m. Admission is free, but some activities could require a fee.

New this year will be 3-on-3 women’s and 6-on-6 co-rec volleyball tournaments played on grass, three-legged races and a water bucket brigade. Signup for these tournaments begins at 5:30 p.m.

Activities for children include face-painting, sand art, bounce houses, and cooling off in the park’s splash pad.

BMX Star Laguna to Appear at Bike Swap Event

BMX Star Laguna to Appear at Bike Swap Event


Henderson’s bike swap event will feature a special guest this year: local professional BMX rider Ricardo Laguna.

Laguna will appear at the city’s inaugural Bicycle Swap & Rally, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway. Admission is free.

Laguna will make an appearance at 12:30 p.m. to meet and greet participants and to discuss bike safety, including the importance of wearing a helmet. He also will talk about becoming a BMX rider and discuss his best tricks.

On the BMX circuit since 2003, Laguna has won many international BMX events around the world. He also has an MTV reality show “The Ricardo Laguna Project.”  

Grand Marshals for Heritage Parade Unveiled

Grand Marshals for Heritage Parade Unveiled


As the city of Henderson readies to honor its 60th anniversary, officials named five people with ties to the city’s history as grand marshals for its upcoming Heritage Parade.

The choices range from one of the town’s first beauty queens, a family of lifelong teachers and a former Henderson fire chief, among others. The grand marshals will lead the parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6.

The honorees are:

St. Patrick's Day Events Span Four Days

St. Patrick's Day Events Span Four Days


The city of Henderson hosts the 47th annual Southern Nevada Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival this weekend, with activities beginning Thursday.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, March 14

  • 5 p.m.-10 p.m.: Carnival          

Friday, March 15

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Entertainment
  • 5 p.m.-10 p.m.: Carnival & Festival

Saturday, March 16

  • 10 a.m.-10 p.m.: Carnival & Festival
  • Noon-5 p.m.: Car Show
  • Noon-9 p.m.: Entertainment
  • 5 p.m.-6 p.m.: St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving Fundraiser

Sunday, March 17

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.

Free Tax Prep Help Available This Weekend

Free Tax Prep Help Available This Weekend


Tax preparation for struggling and lower-income households is available for free this weekend.

Households with an income of less than $51,000 in 2012 can receive free tax preparation and may be eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) refund of up to $5,891.

In addition to more than 30 VITA sites across the Las Vegas Valley that will be open January 28 through April 15, United Way is organizing two large-scale tax preparation days:

Super Saturday, February 23
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
178 Westminster Way, Henderson

Super Saturday, March 16
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA
4141 Meadows Lane

In 2010 through 2012, the “Earn It Keep It Save It” collaborative prepared more than 11,500 tax returns and provided more than $15.3 million in tax refunds back into the community.

Four Generations Plan to Shave Hair for Cancer Fundraiser

Four Generations Plan to Shave Hair for Cancer Fundraiser


One family is going bald to raise money for childhood cancer research, during the upcoming St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival in Henderson.

Four generations of the Linehan-Yant-Temme family will be cutting their hair for the St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser, which is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16.

The family is being led by 62-year-old Pat Linehan, who is a member of the Southern Nevada Sons of Erin organization. His son 36-year-old Chris Linehan, 5-year-old grandson Casey Yant and his 86-year-old father-in-law Richard Temme will all shave their heads during the event.

This is the third year in a row that St. Baldrick's has held its head-shaving event during the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival.

The Linehan-Yant-Temme team is looking for more donors. The Southern Nevada Sons of Erin is looking for people to help out either by shaving their heads or by sponsoring someone getting their head shaved.