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Fred Horvath, Henderson's director of human resources, goes over the terms of the contract for new city manager Jacob Snow at a City Council meeting at City Hall in downtown Henderson on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Henderson official on leave after drunken driving arrest
Aug. 8, 2014
Authorities booked Fred Horvath, 58, around 3 p.m. today on suspicion of driving under the influence. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of ...
For local government workers, it’s TGIT
July 13, 2014
Many local government employees work four-day weeks, so if you have business to conduct with the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas, you better get it done by Thursday or else wait out the long weekend. What's the trade-off for the general public? In a word: money.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman stands on the front steps during a tour of the new Las Vegas City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.
Las Vegas wins U.S. Conference of Mayors award for green initiatives
June 20, 2014
Sustainability efforts undertaken by the city of Las Vegas are now being recognized nationally. The U.S. Conference of Mayors today named Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Gresham, Ore., Mayor Shane Bemis as the top winners in its...
Las Vegas council agrees to initial medical marijuana rules
June 4, 2014
The complexity of regulating medical marijuana tongue-tied Las Vegas lawmakers as they slogged through 27 pages of proposed rules today. When the City Council finished, this is what they did ...
Response to Henderson land sale: Not interested
May 20, 2014
A land sale that could have netted Henderson upwards of $33 million fizzled tonight when no bidders emerged during an auction at the city council meeting. Three of the choicest pieces of city real estate were ...
Henderson OKs $483 million annual budget
May 20, 2014
The Henderson City Council tonight approved a $483 million budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 that includes a $4.6 million transfer to cover an operating fund deficit. The city hopes to close ...
Swimmers keep cool at the Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool Sunday, June 9, 2013.
Budget-strapped Henderson to cut hours of operation at recreation centers
May 6, 2014
The Henderson City Council late Tuesday approved fee increases and fewer hours of operation at its recreation centers to help shrink a multimillion-dollar budget deficit it faces in the fiscal year starting July 1. The moves, along with other changes to its parks and recreation offerings, are expected to net the city about $2 million in savings and increased revenues. That won’t be enough to close the $5 million operating shortfall the city faces in the upcoming budget year. The city is also grappling with how to pay for $17 million in...
LV council to decide on pot businesses, horse-drawn carriages downtown
March 18, 2014
With state regulations for medical marijuana businesses nearing completion, the Las Vegas City Council will have to decide soon whether it wants to allow dispensaries within ...
Chief outlines changes made in ambulance transport procedures to wary Las Vegas council
March 5, 2014
Filling vacant positions, changing deployment strategies and increasing the number of ambulance transports are among the changes being made to increase efficiency at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Chief William McDonald told the City Council today.
Developers have submitted plans to city officials for a grocery store/restaurant at 611 Fremont St. Here's an artist's rendering of the building's exterior, from a northeast perspective.
Joe Downtown: East Fremont getting its grocery store … sort of
March 4, 2014
It finally looks like something of a grocery store is coming to east Fremont Street. Plans for a combination grocery store/restaurant at 611 Fremont St. were submitted to the city and will be considered Tuesday by the Planning Commission. A Mexican restaurant and a deli/market used to share the 6,500-square-foot spot until they were forced to move last year; Downtown Project became the new tenant after their leases expired.
LV City Council to mull pot shop moratorium, fire department changes
March 4, 2014
The Las Vegas City Council will get an update Wednesday on changes being made to the city’s fire department meant to save money and improve efficiency.
Henderson mulls property tax hike to fix 'crumbling infrastructure'
Feb. 18, 2014
Henderson officials are considering raising the city’s property tax rate by up to 20 cents to generate funds to cover a $17 million annual shortfall needed to maintain its infrastructure.
Crazy Ely Western Village, seen here Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, could lose its special-use permit to sell beer, wine and wine coolers for off-premises consumption.
Joe Downtown: Alcohol-related issues downtown continue to spill into City Hall's lap
Feb. 18, 2014
A Fremont Street Experience retailer on Wednesday could lose its right to sell beer and wine, and it may be just the beginning of an effort by city officials to stem the tide of booze-related businesses opening downtown.
Medical marijuana is shown in a home in this 2010 file photo.
Local governments vie for control in Nevada's new medical marijuana industry
Feb. 9, 2014
Just as local jurisdictions can dictate where liquor stores can open, so too they are now grappling with the issue of where medical marijuana dispensaries can be located in Clark County and its cities.
Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen delivers the State of the City address at Green Valley Ranch Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
Mayor: With recession in past, Henderson at crossroads for future
Feb. 5, 2014
In the midst of highlighting the city’s accomplishments during his State of the City address today, Mayor Andy Hafen acknowledged Henderson was approaching a financial crossroads.

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