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Huge County Auction Upcoming

Huge County Auction Upcoming

 

The most interesting county auction of the year is on the way.

Clark County and several public agencies will host the last and largest government surplus auction of the year at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.

The popular auctions are held three times annually at a county storage lot at 4320 Stephanie St., off Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park. The auctions feature items used or acquired by government agencies ranging from cars and trucks to office equipment and lost and found merchandise.

“The third and final auction of the year is always the biggest,” said David Johnson, manager of the county’s Automotive Division. “Budgets are set for the current fiscal year and any surplus vehicles that are being replaced can be put up for sale. We also expect to see five months’ worth of lost and found items from McCarran, including jewelry, computers, cameras, Kindles and i-Pods.”

Interested participants are urged to preregister as bidders during a three-day preview and preregistration period in advance of the sale. A registration office will be set up on site at the auction lot from Wednesday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the preview, the public also can see some vehicles and merchandise being offered for sale.

Philharmonic Brings Well-Balanced Program

Philharmonic Brings Well-Balanced Program

Review: two pieces in Saturday's show please the crowd.

Las Vegas Philharmonic music director and conductor David Itkin did not go for the obscure for the opening of the 2011-2012 season before a near-capacity crowd Saturday at University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Ham Hall. In fact, he noted in his pre-performance remarks that Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, which occupied the second half of the program, is "the most famous tune in all of Western music."

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Oktoberfest Kick Off Saturday

Oktoberfest Kick Off Saturday

Fall is on its way to southern Nevada. One way to mark the change of seasons is Oktoberfest at the Hofbrauhaus.

The annual celebration of German beer and food starts Saturday with the annual keg tapping. A celebrity will open the first barrel of beer brewed just for Oktoberfest. The ceremony kicks off six weeks of celebrations at the restaurant on Harmon Avenue and Paradise Road.

The Hofbrauhaus will work to replicate the annual festivities in Munich with nightly specials along with German music and traditional Bavarian food. 

DUI Checkpoint Slated for Saturday Night

DUI Checkpoint Slated for Saturday Night

 

Multiple law enforcement agencies will combine on a DUI checkpoint over Labor Day weekend.

The checkpoint will take place from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday near Tropicana and Paradise, with the following borders: Tropicana on the south, Flamingo on the north, Maryland Parkway on the east and Koval on the west. Previous checkpoints at this location have been extremely successful in prior years.

Metro’s Traffic Bureau, along with several officers from Convention Center Area Command and Southeast Area Command, will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint” sponsored by the Joining Forces Grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

Fire Station Open Houses to Educate Public

Fire Station Open Houses to Educate Public

 

Rotating open houses at Clark County fire stations are designed to give the public a look inside fire safety and prevention.

Starting this Saturday, the department will host a community open house at one fire station every other month.

The first open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Fire Station 17 located at 5110 Andover Drive, near Tropicana Avenue and Boulder Highway. People can take a tour of the fire station and obtain fire, drowning prevention and other life safety information from the Fire Department and other community organizations.

Participating agencies at Saturday’s event include Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Safe Kids Clark County, Healthy Homes, UMC Burn Center and Healthy Smiles. The Fire Department’s fire safety house, which teaches children how to get out of their homes safely in case of fire, will be at the event in addition to its popular “Captain Be Safe” inflatable firefighter character.

Vegas PBS "Keeping Kids Fit" 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk Features Walkaround Elmo ™

Vegas PBS "Keeping Kids Fit" 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk Features Walkaround Elmo ™

Vegas PBS will host its second annual 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk to benefit Keeping Kids Fit, an educational outreach program targeting childhood obesity.  The event will kick-off at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Vegas PBS building, 3050 E. Flamingo Road.  Registration is open now at VegasPBS.org/KKF5K.  

Sesame Street star and children’s favorite Walkaround ElmoTM from Sesame Street TM will be on hand at the event, as well as a high energy DJ spinning Top 40 favorites, informational booths, healthy refreshments, and awards and prizes for the family-friendly crowd.

Tune In to See Graduation Ceremonies

Tune In to See Graduation Ceremonies

If you're looking to see your favorite student walk the graduation stage, turn to Cox Cable channel 96 or head to its website.

Cox Communications, in partnership with the Clark County School District, Orleans Arena and Thomas & Mack Center, will broadcast local high school graduation ceremonies from Monday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 29. The Cox 96 broadcasts will also be available via streaming video at www.Cox96.net and follow the broadcast schedule.

The majority of graduation ceremonies originating from the Orleans Arena (OR) will be broadcast live while ceremonies originating from the Thomas & Mack Center (TMC) will be tape delayed. The broadcast schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 13