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Regents Renew Chancellor's Contract

Regents Renew Chancellor's Contract

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada regents have renewed the contract for Chancellor Dan Klaich.

The board meeting in Las Vegas unanimously endorsed Klaich on Thursday by approving the five-year pact that runs from July 1 of next year through June 30, 2017.

His salary will remain the same at $303,000 annually.

Klaich oversees the Nevada System of Higher Education that includes two universities, four community colleges, a state college and an environmental research institute.

Klaich was appointed chancellor in 2009. He is also a former regent, having served on the board from 1983 to 1997.

 

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. 

Cowboy Christmas Offers Unique Gifts for NFR

Cowboy Christmas Offers Unique Gifts for NFR

The National Finals Rodeo brings in thousands of rodeo lovers who are ready to spend money.

Cowboy Christmas is one gift show that offers fans a place to shop for unique gifts. The gift show is expected to attract 140,000 people. It features 400 vendors, selling everything from clothes to saddles and high-end furniture to art work.

“It is nice. Everything is great. Anything you want to see you can see it,” shopper Kevin Colvard said.

“We always save money all year long just for this show and this year we are doing baby shopping,” added shopper Amanda Plehn.

Artist Bradford Williams is selling his work at the show. He says he never misses a chance to show off his stuff in Las Vegas.

“We've done really well. It seems like the higher end and larger and more expensive items are the ones that have been selling, and those are the ones keeping us floating,” Williams said.

Race Reporter Jamie Little At Home in Las Vegas and On Track

Race Reporter Jamie Little At Home in Las Vegas and On Track

A 1996 graduate of Green Valley High School, Little works for ESPN.

    Today, 12 NASCAR drivers will come together for an unscripted, unfiltered meeting with fans at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. The event, After the Lap, is the jewel in the NASCAR Champion's Week crown and moderator Jamie Little expects it to be a free-for-all.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

UNLV Defeats UCSB in Double Overtime

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Mike Moser scored 34 points and Chace Stanback had all 19 of his after halftime as No. 18 UNLV beat UC Santa Barbara 94-88 in double overtime Wednesday night.

The Runnin' Rebels (8-0) won their first game as a Top 25 team. They were coming off a 90-80 victory over then-No. 1 North Carolina.

Moser came into the game as the nation's leading rebounder, but he did most of the damage against UCSB from behind the arc. He made six 3-pointers, including five in the second half. The sophomore forward, whose previous career-high was 23 points, had 10 rebounds.

Orlando Johnson led the Gauchos (4-2) with 36 points and 10 rebounds. It was second consecutive overtime defeat for UCSB, which lost 76-75 to San Diego State in its previous game.

Cowboys, Cowgirls Descend on Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS --  The National Finals Rodeo is just one of the events this weekend attracting thousands of people to Las Vegas.

Along with the cowboys and cowgirls, the animals help make the annual sporting event a major attraction for visitors. There will be 119 contestants vying for more than $6 million in prize money but it's the four-legged athletes who are often the stars.

National Finals Rodeo Events

"The animals are the show. The contestants work hard all year but these animals, I hate to tell you, that's what people come to see. Once the pens open, it's game on," said John Barns, NFR livestock superintendent.

Hospice Collects Bedding for Animals in Need

 

The Nathan Adelson Hospice is collecting beds and blankets for animals this holiday season.

The hospice is taking in the bedding from now until January 31. The blankets and beds will then be donated to the Lied Animal Shelter, the Dewey Animal Shelter and the Noah’s Ark Shade Tree Animal Shelter.

They are accepting new and gently used blankets, towels and dog beds. Donations can be dropped off at all four of the Adelson Hospice locations.

  • 4141 Swenson Street
  • 3391 N. Buffalo Road
  • 1401 S. Highway 160, Suite B, Pahrump
  • 1201 Nevada State Drive, Henderson

The drive is an extension of the Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies Program at the hospice. The program uses several different kinds of therapies to ease discomfort, including pet therapies. The team of pets and their owners at the program are heading up the collection efforts.