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Ski Bus Service Gets Under Way

Ski Bus Service Gets Under Way

 

If you want to ski without driving to the mountain, you can take a bus from a couple of different spots in southern Nevada.

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort began Friday its daily Ski Bus. Roundtrip fare is $20 per person, with priority given to travelers with reservations. Reservations can be made online at www.skilasvegas.com. For additional assistance, visitors can contact guest services at 385-2754.

Pickup points are:

  • Town Square  (Whole Foods, south parking lot), 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Pickup: 8:15 a.m.
  • Santa Fe Station Casino (main entrance), 4949 N. Rancho Dr., Pickup: 8:45 a.m.

A return shuttle departs Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort at 4:15 p.m. 

Free Bowling for Good Grades

Free Bowling for Good Grades

Boyd Gaming wants to reward students for doing well in school. It is starting a new “Making the Grade” program which gives kids free games of bowling for good grades.

The program is open to elementary, middle and high school students. The offer will be good at bowling facilities at the Gold Coast, Sam’s Town and Suncoast. Students will get two free game passes for every A earned in the most recent grading period. They will also get one free game pass for every B earned.

To redeem the offer, students must bring in their latest report cards and get a membership with Kidz Klub. The club is a free bowling rewards program.

The game passes can be used whenever lanes are available between 2 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a limit of one free game per day. Passes will expire after six months. There is also a charge for shoe rentals and additional games. A parent or guardian is required for children 12 years old and under. 

Waterpark Targeting Memorial Day Weekend Opening

Waterpark Targeting Memorial Day Weekend Opening

Developers of a new southern Nevada waterpark Monday announced the beginning of construction of a massive aquatic complex.

“Splash Canyon” officials will target Memorial Day weekend in 2012 for a grand opening. Expected eventually to cover a 40-acre area larger than that of Wet N Wild, Las Vegas’ original waterpark on the northern Strip, the operation could create hundreds of seasonal jobs. Job fairs are tentatively planned over the next few months to fill those positions.

The Clark County Commission voted unanimously to approve the project in June, and construction is under way on the site in preparation for the installation of millions of dollars in slides, wave pool and water play equipment currently in production. Splash Canyon Waterpark can be visited on the Web at www.splashlv.com.

Registration Open for Junior Aquathon

Kids will get a chance to test their physical endurance at the 2nd Annual Clark County Junior Aquathlon.

The competition is Saturday, October 8 at Desert Breeze Indoor Pool and Park. Registration is open now until Monday, October 3.

During the competition, kids will swim in the pool and run around the park. Children ages 6 to 7 will swim 75 yards and complete a 0.7 mile run. Kids ages 8 to 9 will swim 100 yards and complete a 1-mile run. Children ages 10 to 11 will finish a 150 yard swim and a 1-mile run. 

The county is offering a clinic in the week leading up to the event. The clinic will help kids learn better swimming and running techniques. They will also be taught how to transition between events. The clinic is Monday, October 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. Kids who register for the aquathlon will get a $5 discount.

DayDream Pool at M Resort Tempts Locals with Cabana, Drink prices

Off the strip but with all the amenities of a Strip resort pool. The M Resorts wants locals to enjoy their dayclub.

Want the best of a Strip dayclub with a decidedly off-Strip, but still four-star, feel? Oh, and at prices way more affordable than you'd find on the Strip?

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Little League Team Pulls Off Undefeated Season

Little League Team Pulls Off Undefeated Season

Little Leaguers from Summerlin South Little League celebrated winning the Division 4 Tournament of Champions title in the minors age bracket. 

The Clemson Tigers beat the Kentucky Wildcats in a close game Wednesday, June 15. Coach Tom Vernon lead the Tigers to a 24-0 season. In the Little League Division 4 Tournament of Champions the top two teams from each age group face off in a single elimination tournament. This year both of the teams in championship game in the minors age bracket, which included kids 9 to 11, were from Summerlin South. In the majors division the Cheyenne Giants beat the Peccole Ranch Red Sox to win.

District 4 includes Little League teams west of the I-15 including Pahrump and Indian Springs. District 2 are all teams east of I-15.  This year's statewide tournament will be held in southern Nevada. The tournament to determine which teams move on to that championship start Monday.

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Viva Bike Vegas Registration Open

Cycling enthusiasts in Nevada and across the country are invited to join the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) for Viva Bike Vegas 2011 on Saturday, Oct. 15.

This year, all riders will have the unique opportunity to bike the bright lights of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The fourth annual cycling event will feature three spectacular routes for cyclists of all skill levels, including a 103-mile century ride, as well as 60-mile and 17-mile routes. Century riders will travel from the Las Vegas Strip to the vistas of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the scenic trails near Lake Mead National Park.

Riders can register for any of the three routes for only $85 until May 14. Pricing increases thereafter. Online registration is open at www.vivabikevegas.com.