Local schools started a new year Monday with almost the same number of students they had last year and every principal in the area predicted a terrific school year.
Archives for August 2011
The long wait is nearly over for die-hard fans of the Stagecoach Depot store at Glendale. Glendale officials anticipate that the newly constructed building will be opening in mid-September beginning with a brand new expanded convenience store.
Jennifer and Tommy Duncan are veteran barbeque experts whose love of competition even extends to competing against one another. The couple will travel from their home in Gilbert, Arizona to the third annual Smokin’ in Mesquite BBQ Championship at the CasaBlanca this weekend. They will compete side-by-side in the prestigious event but they will also be working hard to beat one another.
Congressman Joe Heck will be visiting the Moapa Valley this afternoon from noon to 2:00 p.m. He plans to stop in at Sugar’s Restaurant in downtown Overton during that time to talk to local residents about issues that are important to them, staff members said.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced, last week, its weekend hours at the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). The wildlife refuge will open to the public this weekend for and is expected to be open each weekend thereafter through Memorial Day 2012.
The body of a 19-year-old Las Vegas man who is believed to have drowned was recovered at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 28 by Las Vegas Metro Police Search and Rescue divers in about 12 feet of water. The National Park Service began searching for the man when he was reported missing by friends around 12:30 p.m. The man was swimming in the Echo Bay area of Lake Mead.
No one asked me but… School has started. The best thing we who live in the desert southwest have to mark the seasons is the opening and closing of school.
I was raised in Iowa where fall was marked by the turning of leaves, winter by the snowfall, spring by the new growth and summer by hot muggy days.
Once again the lowly tax payer is being asked to subsidize the high and mighty banks. If the OPD budget problem is foreclosed homes, then I suggest a sliding scale for the base rate. Any meter which records less than minimal usage should be charged a much higher base rate with no change in the base rate for occupied homes.
I’d like to comment on an interesting choice of words in the article “OPD Board Considers Rate Increase” (Progress: Aug. 24, 2011). The article reads, “Monthly power bills for average residential customers using 1600kWh per month is currently $151.07 in the OPD system. This is somewhat higher than the lowest provider, Dixie Escalante, which is currently at $90.50 per month. But it is well below that of NV Energy, serving urban Las Vegas, with an average power bill of $197 per month.”
A difference of +$60.57 is considered “somewhat higher” while the difference
Elder Cecil & Sister Carol Leavitt have been called to serve for 18 months in the Johannesburg, South Africa Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.