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First Rides at New Wet 'n' Wild Up For Auction

First Rides at New Wet 'n' Wild Up For Auction

 

The first rides down the four prime attractions at the new Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas are being auctioned off to help two local charities.

The new multi-million dollar water park is set to open Memorial Day. The first rides on the Rattler, Constrictor, Hoover Half Pipe and Royal Flush Extreme slides are up for auction on eBay.

Local Shoe Company Highlights New Town Square Openings

Local Shoe Company Highlights New Town Square Openings

 

One of Las Vegas’ most popular shopping areas continues to expand, adding restaurants, a locally owned shoe store and a giant arcade.

Town Square plans to bring in GameWorks Las Vegas, McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, pediped footwear and Panda Express.

GameWorks will launch a new prototype entertainment center, Town Square officials said, which will feature lounge-like bowling, a laser tag arena and a tournament-ready, 100-seat LAN gaming center for online console and PC gaming.

Registration Opens for Swimming Lessons at County Pools

Registration Opens for Swimming Lessons at County Pools

 

Registration opens Thursday for swimming lessons at Clark County's pools.

The swimming lessons are offered in two-week sessions throughout the summer. They are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis at all 14 of the county's pools and water parks, including facilities in Laughlin, Overton and Indian Springs.

Programs and schedules vary at each location. To see brochures for each location, go to clarkcountynv.gov.

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Bon Breads’ New Digs

Bon Breads’ New Digs

Curtas: some of Vegas' best bread available at a retail spot in the middle of town.

The greatest thing about the best bread in town is that it’s free.

Read more at Eating Las Vegas

Clinic Offers Program to Help Children With Autism

LAS VEGAS -- Autism is rising at a previously unprecedented rate.

In March, the Centers for Disease Control revealed that one in 50 children have some form of autism.

In Las Vegas, families are exhausted and discouraged trying to seek help.

A new program at Positively Kids Clinic, however, has been developed to give those families the help they need all in one spot.

The program, started by Dr. Rooman Ahad, is expected to save families months of headache and heartache searching for help.

Richard Conti knew something was wrong with his son, but couldn't explain it.

"It was heart-wrenching," Conti said. "He wouldn't talk. He just didn't have any vocabulary, and then got very frustrated."

His 9-year-old son was diagnosed with auditory processing disorder, also referred to as dyslexia of the ears.

Task Force to Focus on Bad Drivers on Busy Freeways

Task Force to Focus on Bad Drivers on Busy Freeways

 

Law enforcement agencies from around southern Nevada will be combining forces in hopes of making roads safer.

The Southern Nevada Traffic Task Force announced Tuesday plans for a saturated enforcement area along two stretches of freeway in the Las Vegas valley.

Officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol, Metro Police, North Las Vegas and Henderson Police will be out in force Wednesday, patrolling along U.S. 95 from the Spaghetti Bowl to Lake Mead Boulevard and along I-15 from Lake Mead Boulevard to Russell Road.

Officers will be looking for drivers who are following to closely, speeding, changing lanes unsafely, using a cell phone or driving while distracted.

"We are going to take on a zero tolerance mentality with all of our officers, which are going to be patrolling throughout this area, looking for the different violations which we have noted to be accident causing," NHP trooper Loy Hixson said.

Critic: Eat This Now: Octopus Tiganito

Critic: Eat This Now: Octopus Tiganito

Restaurant critic John Curtas says grilled octopus and Greek burger stand out at southwest eatery.

We told you some time ago that The Fat Greek was being run by Russians.

At first, this disturbed us, but a recent visit demonstrated no slippage in the souvlaki or doldrums in the dolmades.

As solid as those standards continue to be, it was two unexpected dishes that brought hosannas to Hera. One was simple grilled octopus (called octopus Tiganito on the menu)