Summer vacation came to an end this week and local kids, parents, and teachers showed up on Monday morning for the first day of school looking refreshed and ready to start another year.
Archives for August 2012
The Moapa Band of Paiutes, in coordination with renewable energy company RES Americas, is proposing to add another commercial grade solar power generating facility to the tribal lands. The proposed project would generate 200 megawatts (MW) of electricity and would be built on 1,000 acres of the Moapa Indian Reservation. This acreage is proposed to be brought under a 30 year lease to renewable energy company, RES America, to build and operate the plant.
This week the Moapa Valley Progress celebrates its 25th anniversary of covering the news in the greater Moapa Valley area. It was this week in 1987 that the first issue of the Progress hit the streets. And having been in continual print since that time, this week’s issue marks 1,301 weekly editions of the local newspaper.
The CasaBlanca Resort will once again be the site of the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned Smokin in Mesquite BBQ Championships this weekend. With $40,000 in prize money, this is one of the biggest purses on the BBQ circuit.
This year’s event will feature the experts sharing their secrets with attendees in special classes and workshops.
The annual Overton Car Show will be held this year on Saturday, October 20. The Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the show, has a goal to benefit the Chamber members and the community with the events that they sponsor. So the local vendors will be allowed the first opportunity to reserve a vendor booth, then outside vendors will be invited to fill in the event.
For the last three months Zach Frehner, son of Willie and Holly Frehner, has been put to the test in the Marine Corps Basic Training. On August 10 Frehner graduated from basic training in San Diego, California at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
Black smoke and ear-splitting engine noise issued from a large Caterpillar generator at the Coyote Springs golf course on Wednesday, August 22. Then suddenly, with a flip of a switch, the huge yellow box fell silent.
Sports fans in the Clark County School District (CCSD) will now have yet another girls’ sport to look forward to very soon. Last week, district officials announced that they would be adding girls’ flag football to the CCSD sports lineup. The new sport will reportedly be available at 37 CCSD high schools in the upcoming school year.
No one asked me but… Attacks on American troops by Afghan Security Forces have reached an all time high. These are the very troops we are training to defend the country from the Taliban rebels who are trying to overthrow the corrupt U.S. backed Harmid Karzai government.
Have you seen this commercial? How many of us enjoyed being in school? With the getting up early, and the dull teachers, and the repetitions of materials for those who didn’t pay attention to the first 4 explanations. Then, as young teenagers, the boys became rude, and the girls became giggly.