duty in Colorado and return home to Las Vegas. The team has been
working in Colorado to help evacuate and rescue victims from recent
NV-TF1 is one of 28 teams funded and authorized by the U.S. Federal
Emergency Management Agency to respond to major catastrophes in the
United States. The 82-person team that responded to Colorado is
comprised of members from the Clark County, Las Vegas, Henderson and
North Las Vegas fire departments, as well as members from multiple
other disciplines. The team is expected to arrive back at their Las
Vegas headquarters on Sunday in the late afternoon or early evening.
An updated time of arrival will be disseminated when it is received.
The County received a mobilization order on Sept. 14 from FEMA to
activate the team. Team members were assigned to the Loveland, Colo.,
area and worked alongside the Colorado National Guard and task force
units from Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, and Utah on evacuations and
search and rescue operations. Nevada task force members participated
in helicopter rescues of more than 500 flood victims while deployed to
Colorado. The rescues took place near Estes, Colo., and surrounding
“The members of Nevada Task Force One are a tremendous asset for our
community and the nation as a whole,” said Clark County Fire Chief
Bertral Washington. “We are glad they are part of our public safety
response network in Clark County and appreciate the fantastic job they
did in Colorado.”
Task force members are traveling by ground from Colorado back to Las
Vegas. Their caravan includes three 18-wheelers, two cargo trucks, 13
passenger vans, three support SUV vehicles, four 16-foot boats with
outboard motors, ATVs and 50,000 pounds of gear and equipment. Members
include firefighters, paramedics, structural engineers, communications
specialists, hazardous materials experts, logistical technicians,
medical doctors, and K-9 teams. NV-TF1 has responded to other
catastrophes in the past including Hurricane Katrina, the September
11th attacks, and the Oklahoma City bombing. Task force mobilizations
are entirely funded by FEMA.
The team consisted of 28 members from Clark County Fire, 17 from
Henderson Fire, 15 from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, 12 from North Las
Vegas Fire and 10 civilians including medical doctors, structural
engineers, canine handlers and logistical and communications
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Rainbow Company Youth Theatre presents “The Boy Who Left Home to Find
Out About the Shivers” (ages 8-adult)
Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 6, 12, 13 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $5 per person.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., (702) 229-6383.
Rainbow Company Youth Theatre will open its 2013-2014 season with “The
Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers” — a clever folktale
from the Brothers Grimm. Just in time for Halloween, it is the story
of a boy who enters a haunted castle to spend three nights in the
company of ghosts and gargoyles, hoping to understand the concept of
fear. Lively and humorous, the play will appeal to ages 8 through
adult. To purchase tickets, visit www.artslasvegas.org (there is no
online fee) or call (702) 229-6383 or 229-6553.
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Oktoberfest (all ages)
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2 to 9 p.m.
Free admission; refreshments available for purchase.
Centennial Plaza at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth
St., (702) 229-3515.
Admission is free for the entire family at the fifth annual
Oktoberfest celebration, featuring children’s activities and games, as
well as German music, dance, food and beer. Music will be provided by
Salzburger Echo and master yodeler Kerry Christensen, with German folk
dancing by the Las Vegas Bavarian Dancers. The Oktoberfest celebration
is presented by the city of Las Vegas and the German-American Social
Club of Nevada. For more information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or
www.germanamericanclubnv.com or call (702) 229-3515 or (702) 649-8503.
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West Las Vegas Arts Center
Fall I & II Class Registration (all ages)
Registration available Oct. 5-19 for the six-week session of classes
Oct. 23-Dec. 7.
West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., (702) 229-4800.
Cultural arts classes include African Dance for Children, African
Dance for Teens/Adults, African Drum, Keep it Moving… Ballet & Tap,
Tap–Beginner/Intermediate, Ballet–Beginner/Intermediate, Modern Dance,
Hip Hop, Zumba, Yoga, Tae Kwon Do, Video & Documentary Creation,
Transferring Sound from Analog to Digital, and Private Piano/Voice
lessons. To register, or for more information, call (702) 229-4800 or
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Books, Bubbles, and Brews Readers Event
Monday, Oct. 7, 6 to 8 p.m.
Free admission and open to the public.
NOW Café at City Hall, 495 S. Main St., Second Floor. (A unique
opportunity for book clubs and readers to mix and mingle with local
and nationally acclaimed authors. This program is a pre-festival event
of the Vegas Valley Book Festival.
For more information, visit www.vegasvalleybookfestival.
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Downtown Cultural Series – The Hot Club of Zion Concert
Friday, Oct. 18, noon to 1 p.m.
Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Jury
Free and open to the public.
The Hot Club of Zion plays a wide array of 1930s and ‘40s gypsy
jazz/swing and jazz standards in the style of the French gypsy
guitarist Django Reinhardt. For more information, go online to
www.thehotclubofzion.com and www.artslasvegas.org, or call (702)
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Armstrong Teasdale announces four of its attorneys in its Las Vegas
office have been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America
2014. The firm is represented by this publication in numerous practice
Selection for Best Lawyers is based on the results of peer-review
surveys in which more than 36,000 of the nation’s top attorneys cast
nearly 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of lawyers in their
The attorneys are Bruce A. Leslie, Banking and Finance Law
Litigation-Real Estate; Tracy M. O’Steen, Litigation-Real Estate;
James Patrick Shea, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency
and Reorganization Law and Kevin R. Stolworthy, Insurance Law
Litigation — Construction.
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To all our neighbors in Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah and
elsewhere, Nevada Day car show invites you to participate in the
NEVADA-DAY CAR SHOW.
All types of vehicles are welcome: Classics, Antiques, Muscle Cars,
Low-Riders and Motorcycles.
The entrance fee is $50/vehicle and $25 for motorcycles. Spaces are
available for equipment, parts and service vendors for a $50 fee.
It all is going to happen on the corner of Maryland Parkway and Oakey
Boulevard, right across the street from the old Gorman High School.
For more information you can call one of the organizers, Tony Badillo,
at (702) 373-9357 and get involved, because as Badillo says, it is for
a good cause.
Tony Badillo is one of the few oldtimers left; he was a card dealer at
the Sands Hotel & Casino for 42 years and later created, founded and
was president of the first Casino Dealers Union in Las Vegas. Tony is
now retired and is using all the free time he has to produce events
like this car show, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to
The Wounded Warriors Organization.
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