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Help Support Adam’s Place at Step Up For Safety

Help Support Adam’s Place at Step Up For Safety

Saturday March 26th is the Step up for Safety Fair, Walk, and 5K Run in support of Adam’s Place, A Grief Center for Children and Families. The health fair will showcase the services of local health agencies here in Las Vegas, and a number of free health screenings will be available. The event will also highlight important legislation regarding safety belts before congress right now.

Adam's Place was founded in 2010 in memory of Adam Thomas, who lost his life in an unbelted car accident. All funds raised throughout the event will go to the support of the grief center. 

“If we can prevent having to tell one more family member their loved one has passed because they were not wearing their seatbelt in a crash, then this event will be a huge success,” said UMC Trauma Director Gregg Fusto.

Public Discussion on Japan's Nuclear Power Plant Accident Tonight at the Barrick Museum

Public Discussion on Japan's Nuclear Power Plant Accident Tonight at the Barrick Museum

The emergency at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been in the news constantly. For those of you who are interested in learning more about how nuclear power plants function and what when wrong in this case, UNLV is hosting a free public round table. A group of leading nuclear and radiation experts from the Harry Reid Center at UNLV will be discussing what exactly happened, if it could ever happen in the US, and implications for the future of the nuclear industry. They will also be taking questions from the audience.

The round table will be held at the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium. the doors will open at 6:45, and the first 150 attendees will be admitted. The round table will run from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

New Traffic Signal at Washington and Comstock

New Traffic Signal at Washington and Comstock

A new traffic signal will go into efffect at Washington Avenue and Comstock Drive at 5 p.m. today.

Following a short ceremony the new signal will be placed in full red, yellow, green operation mode. The new signal cost $223,000, and was funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Southern Nevada Paving Corporation installed the signal. 

The new signal will increase safety for the residents of the nearby Bonanza Village neighborhood. Washington Avenue carries about 18,000 cars per day, and the new signal will allow for easier ingress and egress into the Bonanza Village neighborhood.

The signal was placed in red flash mode, signaling an all-way stop, during the early morning hours today, so that motorists could familiarize themselves with the light. Motorists are advised to use caution in the intersection as they get used to this new traffic control feature.

Free Tax Prep Available for Low and Middle-Income Earners

Free Tax Prep Available for Low and Middle-Income Earners

Anyone who earned less than $49,000 in 2010 can receive free tax preparation at two upcoming events sponsored by United Way of Southern Nevada.

With the April 15 IRS tax filing deadline approaching, United Way of Southern Nevada's "Earn It Keep It Save It" collaboration encourages southern Nevadans who earned less than $49,000 last year to take advantage of its free services at two Super Saturday events April 2 and 9.

Both events will take place at Cardenas Market locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The April 2 event will be at 4421 E. Bonanza Road near Lamb Blvd. and Bonanza Road, and the April 9 event will be at 4700 Meadows Lane near Decatur Blvd. and Meadows Lane.

IRS-certified volunteers and community partners will be on site to assist with free tax preparation.

Free Tax Prep Available for Low and Middle-Income Earners

Free Tax Prep Available for Low and Middle-Income Earners

Anyone who earned less than $49,000 in 2010 can receive free tax preparation at two upcoming events sponsored by United Way of Southern Nevada.

With the April 15 IRS tax filing deadline approaching, United Way of Southern Nevada's "Earn It Keep It Save It" collaboration encourages southern Nevadans who earned less than $49,000 last year to take advantage of its free services at two Super Saturday events April 2 and 9.

Both events will take place at Cardenas Market locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The April 2 event will be at 4421 E. Bonanza Road near Lamb Blvd. and Bonanza Road, and the April 9 event will be at 4700 Meadows Lane near Decatur Blvd. and Meadows Lane.

IRS-certified volunteers and community partners will be on site to assist with free tax preparation.

Scow to Hold Neighborhood Meeting Wednesday

Scow to Hold Neighborhood Meeting Wednesday

Mary Beth Scow, a newly-elected Clark County Commissioner in District G, will host the first of several neighborhood meetings for residents within her district at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The March 23 meeting will be held at Cora Coleman Senior Center, 2100 Bonnie Lane, which is located behind Bob Price Community Center on Bonnie Lane north of Lake Mead Boulevard.

"I look forward to meeting with residents and hearing their issues and concerns firsthand," Scow said. "This is the first of several neighborhood meetings we plan to hold in the next year so we can reach out to residents throughout District G."

Representatives from several agencies will join Scow on Wednesday, including Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Clark County Public Works, Public Response, Development Services and Park Police.

Top Wheelchair Basketball Teams To Compete During Annual Tournament At UNLV

Top Wheelchair Basketball Teams To Compete During Annual Tournament At UNLV

This weekend, the Las Vegas Championship Division Wheelchair Basketball Tournament will take place at the UNLV Paul McDermott Physical Education Building north and south gyms. The tournament is one of the last major ones open to top level teams before the national championships, which will take place this April in Denver, Colorado. Teams will be in top form and gearing up for nationals.

The games are open to the public, and people are encouraged to come watch! There is no admission fee, and the games will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday in both gyms.