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Restaurant Critic: All’s Well With CHINA MAMA

Restaurant Critic: All’s Well With CHINA MAMA

Despite rumors of things going wrong Restaurant Critic John Curtas says all is right at southwest standout.

This just in: Rumors of China MaMa’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.

About every six months or so, ever since it arrived on every foodies’ horizon, ELV gets an inquiry or a gripe or a snarky comment about how “…it’s not as good as it used to be…” or “I hear they lost their chef…” or “…something’s wrong…” or…or…and every friggin’ time we truck over there, either alone or with Slapsie Maxie, and confirm the place is just as smokin’ as it always was.

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Junefest Will Feature Three Dog Night and more Inside the South Point

Three decades of rock 'n roll representated at festival at South Point Casino.

Three Dog Night. War. The Fixx. Attend Junefest on Saturday at the South Point and you can hear hits from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

VA Clinic on Track to Open in the Fall

VA Clinic on Track to Open in the Fall

This November veterans in the southern part of the Las Vegas Valley will have better access to health care.

The Veterans Administration is on track to open a new clinic at Buffalo Road and Warm Springs Road. The clinic will be home to primary care, women's health services, mental health services, and a pharmacy. It will also have an on-site radiology and lab making it  a one-stop medical center for most people. The 30,000 square foot facility is set to be finished in October and will open in November.

It is one of four new clinics around southern Nevada. The VA is working to make sure health services are easily accessible for veterans living anywhere. The clinics are being built in conjunction with the new VA Medical Complex in North Las Vegas. The other clinics will be at Charleston Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard, Boulder Highway and Major Avenue in Henderson, and Rancho Drive and Alexander Road in the northwest.

 

Hager, Anderson Get Major League Call

Hager, Anderson Get Major League Call

Players from two Southwest high schools hear their names during the opening round of the Major League Baseball draft.

Sierra Vista High senior shortstop Jake Hager was at home in Las Vegas watching the MLB First-Year Draft with family and friends when his phone rang.

Read more at the Las Vegas Sun

Students Earn Visit from UNLV Coaches

Students from Wright Elementary School earned enough points in the annual Coaches Challenge to get a visit from two head coaches.

The Coaches Challenge program encourages students to each healthy and be part of physical activity by doing that they earn points. The schools with the most points get a visit from UNLV coaches. The fifth-graders at Wright Elementary School and third-graders at Nate Mack Elementary earned the most points and will get a visit on Tuesday from UNLV's new head Basketball Coach Dave Rice and the head women's Soccer coach Jennifer Klein.


“We continue to see high rates of obesity among children and to combat this, it is so important to encourage children to create good, healthy habits that will carry through their entire lives. By adopting good habits now they will be able to live active and full lives,” said Coach Rice.

Aging Fire Station Replaced

Aging Fire Station Replaced

 

An aging Clark County fire station was replaced Thursday with a new facility right next door. The new Fire Station 22 will replace the 32 year old facility at Flamingo Road and Rainbow Boulevard. The new station will service the southwest part of the valley. It is designed to increase response times for firefighters and paramedics assigned  to it.
  "The design that was used here took a look at where firefighters spend most of their time when they're here in the station; how we can route the hallways and the angles to allow them to get to the apparatus in the most expedient fashion," said Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington.
The new fire station also features a kitchen and media room. It also has a state-of -the-art exhaust and filtration system. The system filters and releases exhaust from the fire engines in the garages. 

Community Safety Fair This Weekend

Community Safety Fair This Weekend

 

Clark County Commission Chairwoman Susan Brager will host a Community Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Desert Breeze Park, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Rd.

The fair will feature interactive safety demonstrations and informational booths from a variety of local organizations, including some offering summer youth activities and programs. The Clark County Fire Department’s “Bouncing Fireman” mascot will be on hand and its “smoke house” will be set up. The smoke house teaches children about kitchen safety, and how to crawl low in smoke and check doors for heat on the other side. The Fire Department and County Parks and Recreation Department also will distribute drowning prevention materials.