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City Pools Roll Out Summer Schedule

City Pools Roll Out Summer Schedule

The city of Las Vegas has announced the dates and times for the opening of city pools for the summer season.

Some pools will be open this weekend but most will not be open full time until June. Baker Pool, 1100 E. St. Louis Avenue, will open for the summer Monday, June 11. Recreational swim times will be from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, is open year-round. Right now, the pool is dedicated to lap or recreation swim from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lap or recreation swim is also from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. That schedule ends Saturday, June 9.

Starting June 11 through September 3, adult lap swim will be from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. From noon to 4 p.m., the pool will be open for all ages. Adult swim resumes from 4 to 7 p.m. Open swim starts again from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays will be open swim from noon to 6 p.m.

Heaven for Hunters and Fishermen Opens at Convention Center

Heaven for Hunters and Fishermen Opens at Convention Center

Some of the biggest names in outdoor activities are showing off their wares at the Sportsman International Expo. The expo opened Thursday at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The show is one of the largest in the Nevada for fishing, hunting and outdoor sports. Hundreds of exhibitors from tour operators to outdoor clothing companies are showing off their products and services. This is the first time this show has been held in Nevada.

There are also seminars including a fishing tank with demonstrations from a U.S. Open champion. 

The expo opens at 10 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12 for adults, kids 15 years and younger are free and active duty military with military identification are also free. For a complete list of seminars, competitions and to buy tickets, go to sportsexpos.com. 

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Throughout the valley, kids with time on their hands during winter break can find fun.

"I'm bored. What are we doing today?"

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave Offer Free Memorial Day Entry for Safe Boaters

The National Park Service is waiving lake use fees Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave – a savings of $16 per vessel – for boaters who show proof of completing an approved boating course.

"Statistics show that the majority of boaters who are involved in accidents report that they haven't completed a formal boating education course," Superintendent Bill Dickinson said.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics showed that in 2009, 78 percent of boating accidents and 86 percent of boat fatalities involved operators with no formal boating education.

"We're announcing this early so boaters who haven't taken a course will have a chance to do so before the holiday weekend," Dickinson said.

Colliers International Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

Colliers International Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

Colliers International will hold its 16th Annual Links for Life Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 5 at Las Vegas Country Club.

All proceeds raised through sponsorship, foursomes and donations, result in a direct contribution to Links for Life Foundation beneficiaries – Southern Nevada’s children in need.

The Links for Life Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization, and over the past 15 years, the Foundation has donated $2,100,000 to local children’s charities. Quite often donations from Links for Life serve as the bridge between what a charity has already raised and the realization of a specific goal here in southern Nevada.

To help, Colliers International requests you become a sponsor or participant in the Links for Life Golf Tournament. They are also accepting donated auction items and packages for live and silent auctions, as well items for a raffle.

With questions, please contact Gina Jones at 735-5700.