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Concrete Poured at Wet 'n' Wild Water Park

Concrete Poured at Wet 'n' Wild Water Park

 

Progress is being made on the new Wet 'n' Wild in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

Crews started pouring the cement for the walls of the 17,000-square foot wave pool early Thursday morning. It took 40 trucks about four hours to pour the concrete for the pool.

The developers also launched a contest Thursday to name the new wave pool. People interested in naming the pool must either like the water park's Facebook page or follow it on Twitter.

The contest winner will get a family four pack of gold passes and a VIP experience for the entire family during the opening weekend.

Wet 'n' Wild is still on track to open on Memorial Day weekend, developers said. Crews are putting in utilities along with sewer and storm drains. The lazy river has been excavated with wall formation and plumbing underway.

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

Save $100 on Girl Scout Camp Foxtail Registration

It’s your summer, love it!

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is offering special anniversary pricing on Camp Foxtail registration as a celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouting. Save $100 on resident summer camp with session prices ranging from $50 to $295.

Camp Foxtail is located in the cool in the cool Spring Mountain Range, just 45 minutes from Las Vegas.

Summer sessions run through August 17 and a 10-day pre-registration is required.  Registration is available at girlscoutsnv.org.

Donate a Suit, Swim for Free Friday Night

Donate a Suit, Swim for Free Friday Night

 

You can swim for free Friday night at local pools in exchange for a small clothing donation.

Hollywood and Desert Breeze outdoor pools are hosting the “Make a Splash” swimsuit drive from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. A family of four can swim for free at either facility in exchange for donating a new children’s swimsuit at the door. Youth swimsuits for boys and girls in all sizes are needed, and will be distributed to children in need whose families can’t afford swimsuits. Any admission collected during the event in lieu of a donated suit also will be used to purchase new swimsuits.

County Pools Open This Weekend for the Summer

County Pools Open This Weekend for the Summer

This weekend will mark the opening of Clark County pools and water parks for the summer season.

County Commissioner Susan Brager will officially open the pools to everyone at noon Saturday. That ceremony will take place at Desert Breeze Water Park, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road.

The Desert Breeze Water Park is just one of six pools in southern Nevada that will be opening this weekend. All the pools listed below will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

County Seeks Opinions on Proposed Southwest Park

County Seeks Opinions on Proposed Southwest Park

Clark County wants to hear what people living in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley have to say about plans for parks and recreational areas in the Southwest Ridge area.

The county is holding an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. May 3 at Forbuss Elementary School, 8601 South Grand Canyon Drive, to talk about the plans. The county is looking at developing three areas with a combined 1,200 acres of the foothills near Summerlin South and Rhodes Ranch, between Tropicana Avenue and Blue Diamond Road.

“The Southwest Ridge is a beautiful area with sweeping views of the Las Vegas valley,” Commission Chair Susan Brager said. “I hope many area residents will take advantage of this opportunity to influence the design of the parks and the recreational amenities to be chosen by attending the open house and completing the online survey.”

Machine Gun Enthusiasts Have a New Hot Spot

Machine Gun Enthusiasts Have a New Hot Spot

 

If you ever dreamed of firing a machine gun, a new store just west of the Strip seeks to fill your need.

Machine Guns 4 Fun recently opened a 12-lane shooting range at 5155 S. Dean Martin Dr., just off West Tropicana Ave. The store offers a chance to shoot such weapons as an AK-47, Remington 700, M4 Carbine, Uzi and Thompson Machine Gun, among others.