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The Innovator: Elliott Chester, of Elliott & Co.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Shaving isn’t really about removing hair, guys, says Elliott Chester, it’s about skin care, healthy aging and relaxation. And for this marketing-savvy barber, that’s more than a philosophy—it’s business.
North Las Vegas pursues master plan to lure new businesses
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011
The North Las Vegas City Council tentatively approved spending $500,000 to develop a business-focused master plan to help convince companies to set up shop in the city.
Gang leader gets 17 years after police sting operation
Friday, Jan. 14, 2011
The leader of a gang who planned to rob a cocaine stash house was sentenced Friday to 17.5 years in prison, U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada Daniel Bogden announced.
North Las Vegas mayor: Despite adversity, city is open for business
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011
North Las Vegas is open for business in 2011. Mayor Shari Buck believes this so much that she repeated the phrase and tagline for her State of the City address, “Open for Business,” 13 times during her nearly 30-minute speech on Thursday. “I have seen evidence that North Las Vegas is a place where hardship is met with hope, and people pull together to find solutions,” Buck said.
North Las Vegas firefighters' union reaches agreement with city
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011
The North Las Vegas firefighters' union has entered a tentative agreement of concessions with the city to help close a projected $35.1 million budget gap during the next two years.
Report: Las Vegas No. 52 on list of country's most literate big cities
Monday, Jan. 10, 2011
If new rankings are any indication, some Southern Nevadans might prefer to crack open a beer than a book.
Unions target North Las Vegas councilman up for re-election
Friday, Jan. 7, 2011
Election season is already heating up in North Las Vegas, even though candidates won’t officially file to run for office until the end of the month.
North Las Vegas announces municipal, primary election dates
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011
North Las Vegas will hold its general municipal election June 7, with a primary election April 5.
North Las Vegas approves tentative agreement with police union
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011
The North Las Vegas City Council unanimously approved a tentative agreement with the North Las Vegas Police Officers Association that will help the city close a $35.1 million budget gap during the next two years.
Biggest spending cuts, tax increases in Nevada history won't close budget gap, Assembly speaker says
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011
Nevada Assembly Speaker John Oceguera painted a gloomy picture of Nevada’s present and future before the Henderson City Council on Tuesday night.
City of Henderson sets municipal election dates
Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011
The city of Henderson will hold its municipal primary elections April 5, the City Council voted Tuesday night. The municipal general election will be June 7.
McCarran unveils 33-foot video screen, technology to lure advertisers
Officials hope board finds spot in Guinness Book of World Records
Monday, Jan. 3, 2011
Visitors to the Consumer Electronics Show this week won’t have to leave the airport to get a glimpse of new technology in Las Vegas. McCarran International Airport unveiled a giant, Samsung video screen Monday.
County commission finalizes changes to coroner’s inquest process
Monday, Jan. 3, 2011
The Clark County Commission on Monday voted to finalize changes to the process used by the county to determine facts surrounding law enforcement-related deaths.
County commissioners sworn in, Brager selected chairwoman
Monday, Jan. 3, 2011
Standing between the American flag and the Nevada state flag with hands on their hearts, Clark County commissioners Mary Beth Scow, Susan Brager and Chris Giunchigliani took their oaths of office Monday morning.
Las Vegas Strip crowds brave winter's chill for New Year's Eve celebration
Friday, Dec. 31, 2010
As yellows, purples and reds burst through the night sky, more than 300,000 New Year’s revelers packed Las Vegas to usher in a year many hope will be better than the last. Partiers stood jammed together along the Strip at midnight, eyes gazing up to watch the fireworks.
Vegas fireworks must compete with glitz of the Strip
Friday, Dec. 31, 2010
Shiny green comets, red peonies with white pistils, silver palm trees and a barrage of other fireworks will burst, boom and pop over the Las Vegas Strip tonight to ring in 2011. “Probably the part with the most excitement is after you give the fire cue,” said Felix Grucci, executive producer of pyrotechnics for the show.
Report: Las Vegas No. 36 on list of country's 'drunkest cities'
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010
Cheers, Las Vegans. Despite what you see on the Strip, there are 35 locations ahead of Las Vegas on a list released this week of the country's "drunkest cities."
$13,400 from red kettles stolen at Salvation Army headquarters
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010
Salvation Army officials say $13,400 was stolen from their headquarters during the weekend.
Police identify driver impaled by pole after street race crash
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010
A Las Vegas man who police say was racing another car was hospitalized Tuesday morning after his vehicle struck a chain-link fence and he was impaled by a pole, Metro Police said.
Police: Man reports driving drunk, hits palm tree on Las Vegas Strip after chase
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010
A police chase ended Tuesday morning when an alleged drunken driver struck a pole and a palm tree outside the Wynn Las Vegas on the Strip, Metro Police said.
Magical Forest reopens after days of heavy rains
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010
After days of heavy rain, it was Christmas as usual Thursday night at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest. The Magical Forest opened at 5:30 p.m. as the nonprofit organization seeks to recoup some $200,000 lost as the result of this week’s heavy rainfall.
Park officials: Female body found at Lake Mead area
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010
A body was found at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in the Kingman Wash Thursday morning. The female body was found by two hikers in a desert area in wash, said Metro Police spokesman Jay Rivera.
'Epic' snow conditions boosting visitors to Mount Charleston ski resort
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010
While residents are being asked to voluntarily evacuate one area of Mount Charleston because of the threat of snow slides, hundreds of skiers and snowboarders have turned up in a different area of the mountain to hit the slopes, enjoying the aftermath of one of the more powerful winter storms in memory.
Pedestrian, 74, killed near Las Vegas Strip
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010
A 74-year-old woman was struck by a car and killed Thursday morning near the Las Vegas Strip. The accident occurred about 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane. Police said a Ford Explorer was traveling east in the center lane, and entered the intersection on a green light.
Avalanche warning issued for Mount Charleston
Residents 'strongly urged' to evacuate Kyle Canyon to avoid snow slides
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010
While the weather in Las Vegas was sunny and in the upper 50s today, the risk for avalanches from recent heavy snow on Mount Charleston was upgraded this morning from an advisory to a warning, prompting Metro police to go door-to-door to help residents evacuate.
House fire injures woman, kills pet dog
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
One dog was killed and one person sustained minor smoke inhalation injuries Wednesday morning in a Northeast Las Vegas house fire.
Henderson Police make arrest in November slaying
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
A 34-year-old man suspected of murder was arrested Tuesday night in North Las Vegas. Francisco Mata is accused of stabbing 30-year-old Pedro Ortega-Vivanco to death and attempting to kill Hector Ortega-Gonzalez, 37. Mata is being held in the Clark County Detention Center without bail.
Wet weather damages Magical Forest at Opportunity Village
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
The rain has dampened the whimsy — and the revenue — from Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest. The nonprofit’s largest holiday fundraiser is water logged from the weather and was forced to close its doors four out of the last six days.
Storms rattle Las Vegas; officials issue avalanche warning at Mount Charleston
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010
The storms pummeling the Las Vegas Valley have prompted Clark County officials to issue an avalanche advisory for Kyle Canyon due to snow building up in the area.
Clark County official declares emergency to deal with flooding
Winter storm warning continues in Sheep Range, Spring Mountains, including Mount Charleston
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010
Flood warnings in the area have prompted Clark County Manager Virginia Valentine to issue a declaration of emergency to deal with the threat of flooding in the area. An emergency operations center has been set up at the Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas.
Police: Missing Las Vegas dancer's car found
Investigation continues into disappearance of Luxor 'Fantasy' dancer
Friday, Dec. 17, 2010
Metro Police say they have located the car of a missing dancer in Luxor’s “Fantasy” show in the Northeast valley. The 1997 Chevrolet Prism belonging to Deborah Flores-Narvaez, 31, was located Thursday night.
Former fire captain sentenced for child sex crime
Friday, Dec. 17, 2010
A former Clark County Fire Department captain has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to using Craigslist.com – a facility of interstate commerce – to coerce and entice a minor for sex.
Despite new snow, Mount Charleston sledding ban expected through weekend
Friday, Dec. 17, 2010
Families hoping to sled at Mount Charleston this coming weekend might have to leave their boots and snow pants packed in their closets.
Police union, North Las Vegas reach tentative agreement
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
North Las Vegas and its police union have reached a tentative agreement to save 11 police officers’ jobs for the next 18 months. The agreement includes giving up pay raises and lowering entry-level pay by 10 percent.
North Las Vegas moves to once-weekly trash, recycling collection
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
North Las Vegas officials have decided to make a pilot recycling and garbage collection program a permanent service, saying it would be available to all residents by 2013.
Federal grant to save 16 police officers' jobs in North Las Vegas
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010
The North Las Vegas City Council unanimously accepted a grant Wednesday night that will allow the city’s police department to rehire 16 police officers scheduled to be laid off Dec. 31.
North Las Vegas to close for the holidays in effort to trim budget gap
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010
The city of North Las Vegas will close its offices between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2, and reopen Jan. 3.
Henderson cites cost-savings, votes to close between Christmas, New Year’s
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010
At their Tuesday night meeting, the Henderson City Council unanimously approved the closing of the city’s offices Dec. 27 through Dec. 30.
Sunset Park renovation helps put focus on frontier history
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010
The focus of a newly renovated portion of Sunset Park is partly on preserving what’s old: Southern Nevada’s desert frontier history.
Quilting for a cause: Henderson women craft quilts for those in need
Monday, Dec. 13, 2010
When Blossom Lee moved to Henderson with her husband in 2002, she wanted to get involved with her community. It didn’t take long for Lee, now 93 years old, to start quilting with a group of women she met at a Henderson senior center.

No other arrests expected in fatal shooting of Nellis airman
Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
Metro Police said no other arrests are expected in the death of a Nellis airman whose wife is accused of helping to plan the man's death.
Pedestrian injured when struck by vehicle at intersection
Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
Metro Police have identified a pedestrian who was in critical condition Friday after being hit by a sport utility vehicle as 52-year-old Paul Schmedding of Las Vegas.
Coroner IDs man killed in wrong-way crash near Las Vegas Strip
Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified a man killed Thursday morning in a wrong-way crash on the Russell Road bridge over Interstate 15 near the Strip.
Fire causes minor damage to Henderson home
Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
A fire in Henderson caused about $10,000 in damage to a single-family, two-story home in the Whitney Ranch area on Thursday.
North Las Vegas officials hope road improvement project revitalizes downtown
North Las Vegas marks opening of first phase of project
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
North Las Vegas celebrated the grand opening of the first portion of its North 5th Street roadway-improvement project — the largest project of its kind in the city’s history. The project, funded by the Regional Transportation Commission, cost $24 million to construct and $30 million for right-of-way acquisitions, officials said.
County to delay coroner's inquest until new ordinance in place
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
A coroner’s inquest into the August death of a man who was tased by Nevada Highway Patrol troopers has been postponed until a county ordinance revising the inquest process goes into effect.
NLV Police Union offers to give up pay raises next year
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
The North Las Vegas Police Union, a 370-member group that has been in ongoing talks with city officials for months about cutting costs, has made a concession offer.
Henderson to require fire sprinklers in new houses
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
After about an hour of discussion Tuesday, the Henderson City Council unanimously passed a provision in its residential code that will require all new homes to be built with fire sprinkler systems.
Metro Police officer injured when hit by patrol car
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
A Metro Police officer was transported to University Medical Center with moderate injuries Tuesday afternoon after another officer accidentally ran over him while responding to a call Tuesday afternoon in downtown Las Vegas.
Police seek help in search for convenience store robber
Friday, Dec. 3, 2010
Metro Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who robbed a Las Vegas convenience store earlier this week.

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