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San Martin Christmas Village tradition celebrates its 13th year

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — In 2007, a grateful patient kick started what would become a beloved Christmas tradition at the Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican San Martin Campus. The Christmas Village is a 1,500-piece display that brings a dose of holiday cheer to patients and visitors alike.

George and Gail Tomao donated more than 1,000 holiday figurines from their family collection to the hospital to express their gratitude for the nurses who took care of George during his stay. Gail was a retired nurse who recognized the professionalism in those providing her husband’s care.

Since its inception, donors have helped grow the display, with over 200 new pieces added in the years following. The glowing masterpiece is set amid a blanket of snow and star-filled night sky.

The collection fills a three-tier platform located on the ground level of the hospital near the main elevators. ... Read More

Celebrate ‘Holiday Magic’ at the Linq

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If you’re looking for a taste of the Christmas spirit, head on down to the Linq where you can celebrate Holiday Magic on the promenade.

The Linq features several holiday attractions, like interactive Christmas trees. They allow you to plug your phone into the audio jack, play some music and watch the tree’s lights sync up to the beat.

The centerpiece is the stage show, with acrobatic feats, dance routines and even snow!

Also, the High Roller will feature holiday colors throughout the season... Read More

Pacioretty scores in OT, Golden Knights beat Stars 3-2

DALLAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored on a backhander 51 seconds into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night.

Dallas’ Jamie Benn had tied it with 5:11 remaining in the third period. He worked a give-and-go, passing from behind the net to Tyler Seguin, then skating into the slot to deflect Seguin’s return pass past goalie Malcolm Subban.

Taylor Fedun put the Stars ahead 1-0 in the first period. The Golden Knights took a 2-1 lead in the second on goals by William Karlsson and Chandler Stephenson.

Subban made 28 saves for his first win in three career games against Dallas.

Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots for Dallas, which had won three in a row and 10 of 11 home games... Read More

Local family gets a surprise delivery in this year’s Home for the Holidays

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — For the 26th year, Walker Furniture’s Home for the Holidays delivered its first-round of surprise furniture to selected local families Friday morning.

The local furniture store started this holiday campaign in 1994 and every year since then has donated a house full of furniture to 35 local and deserving families in need.

The families are nominated by individuals who send letters to the selection committee.

One of the selected individuals this year is Lucille, a local woman who adopted her niece’s four children after their grandmother and primary caregiver died in a car accident in which they all were injured.

The four children range in ages 3 to 11-years-old and their Aunt Lucille adopted all of them after the accident since their biological mother could not care for them. ... Read More

Rural Nevada pushes for pot farms

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Marijuana is big business in Nevada. While the state sorts out a variety of licensing issues, entrepreneurs are planning for the future.

Searchlight, Nevada got its name from the area’s first miners. They needed a searchlight to find gold.

“The mining, since day one, it’s the reason we even became a town,” said Kyle Myers, Searchlight Citizens Advisory Council.

Today, Myers says you’d need a searchlight to find any business. He’s lived in Searchlight his entire life.

“There are 2 Terribles, a Denny’s and McDonald’s. There’s not much for younger or older folks to get a decent paying job”, says Myers.

Ranches have come and gone. Mining has started and stopped, so Myers figured his town needed something new. Instead of mining for minerals, he figured Searchlight could mine for marijuana... Read More

New Mexico zoo cares for endangered Mexican gray wolves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s zoo is celebrating the survival of one of three Mexican gray wolf pups born at the facility this year.

ABQ BioPark officials say the pup has grown over the last several months and is becoming more curious and confident.

The births of the pups in May marked the first time in nearly 15 years that the BioPark welcomed Mexican wolf pups. To date, the zoo has had 72 pups born, although not all have survived. About 30% of all Mexican wolf pups die within the first year.

The BioPark also temporarily holds and cares for injured wild wolves that need medical treatment or rehabilitation. Two wolves that arrived in November were from separate packs in Arizona and New Mexico and had both been caught in leg hold traps. Both are expected to return to their wild packs after a little more care and rehabilitation... Read More

Parents from second CCSD school express concerns with another principal

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Another Clark County School District principal has become the target of parents’ complaints. A group from Walter Bracken STEAM Academy revealed their concerns last night at the Board of Trustees meeting.

Some disturbing claims were made at the meeting, with parents presenting a variety of issues, including changes on campus seeming to negatively affect the culture and morale.

“Bracken is in crisis,” said one parent. “The environment is so toxic that a large number of teachers are seriously considering filing for voluntary transfers,” revealed another.

The parents said Bracken’s new principal Stanika Stretenovic has created a hostile working environment.

“Tensions are high,” said Diana Ramirez, parent of a first grader. “My daughter came home telling me her teacher is breaking down in the classroom.” Third grade parent Nancy Torres Elias said Stretenovic belittles and bullies them. ... Read More