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Native Animal Statues Occupy I-15

Native Animal Statues Occupy I-15

Drivers will notice something unusual the next time they pass by I-15 near Blue Diamond.

Two large statues of Nevada's native bighorn sheep are now part of the landscape. The artwork is part of the I-15 Design-Build South Project. Besides the sheep the area is landscaped with native plants including yucca, acacia, and Joshua trees some of which are 200 years old.

Graffiti Cleanup Work Coming Along at Red Rock

Graffiti Cleanup Work Coming Along at Red Rock

Vandals damaged rock art sites at Red Rock National Conservation Area in November 2010. Since then, restoration experts have worked to clean the graffiti sprayed onto the rocks and Bureau of Land Management officials today highlighted the progress made. 8 News NOW Photojournalist Mark Zamora sent these photos of the work. (Click on the story headline to see more photos.)

Windmill Library Opens Saturday in Southwest Valley

Windmill Library Opens Saturday in Southwest Valley

A new library in southwest Las Vegas throws its doors open to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this weekend.

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday to open the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane.

The ceremony will include brief remarks by Executive Director Jeanne Goodrich, Library District Board of Trustees Vice Chair Kelly Benavidez and Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager. Light refreshments will be served.

The branch and an adjacent service center housing administrative and support functions are built on a 15-acre site located on West Windmill Lane at the intersection of South Rainbow Boulevard in the Valley’s southwest.

 “We are extremely pleased to bring badly-needed library services to a part of the Valley that has seen tremendous growth.

Cleanups Mark Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week

Cleanups Mark Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week

The first week of May marks Nevada Wildfire Awareness Week throughout the state and cleanup activities are planned in conjunction.

The Clark County Fire Department is partnering with local, federal and state agencies to support the effort.

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.

Best Buddies Festival of Friendship

Best Buddies Festival of Friendship

Las Vegas -- Best Buddies will hold its second annual Festival Friendship on Saturday, March 26th at Town Square. The festival will start with a one mile fun walk starting at 10:30am. Following the walk the Town Square Park will host a community fair with live entertainment, games, vendors and activities for families. The community fair goes from 11:30am to 4pm.

The money raised from the event will benefit Best Buddies. The organization helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by connecting them in relationships with people with and without disabilities.

Open Houses Slated for Red Rock Canyon

Open Houses Slated for Red Rock Canyon

The Bureau of Land Management, Red Rock/Sloan Field Office will be holding open houses the third Thursday of each month. The open houses will be held to give the public an opportunity to meet staff, get information about projects and planning, and ask questions about the management of Red Rock and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Areas and Walking Box Ranch.

The first open house will be held Thursday. Open houses will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. When participants enter the fee booth at the entrance of the Scenic Drive, they should tell the attendant that they are attending the open house and fees will be waived.