KRNV News 4: Nevada Firefighters Memorial finds new home on capital grounds in Carson City


After a decades long push and the passage of Senate Bill 540, a new Firefighter’s Memorial will be built on the capital grounds in Carson City.

The Professional Firefighters of Nevada have been advocating to have a new memorial built after the old one in Mills Park was constantly vandalized and littered with trash.

The new location will have overnight security and more public traffic. It will be located right next to the Police Memorial aside the Legislative building.

The new memorial will have four black granite walls with the names of fallen Nevada fire fighters, and will have five life-sized statues of firefighters costing approximately $450,000. In order to fulfill the expenses, the Professional Firefighters are asking for public donations.

Officials have not decided what will be done with the old memorial, but believe it may be re-purposed.

The new memorial is expected to be completed in the Summer of 2019.

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Las Vegas Review-Journal: First candidate declares for 2019 Henderson City Council race


Former Henderson redevelopment manager Michelle Romero announced her bid for Henderson City Council Ward 1 seat on Wednesday.

Ward 1 Councilwoman Gerri Schroder is term-limited. She was elected to the Henderson City Council in April 2007 and re-elected in 2011 and 2015.

“I want to see the city continue moving forward into the future, while also maintaining its goal to be premier,” Romero said. “I think we have a fantastic community, and I believe we’re heading in the right direction. We just need to continue to grow smartly, so we have the right infrastructure and technology in place that will allow us to keep up with global trends and developments.”

Before retiring from the city in 2016, Romero worked in Henderson for 25 years, the last nine as the city’s redevelopment manager.

Projects that Romero worked on included the Union Village health care complex, Cadence master plan community and improvements in the Water Street District.

Romero owns a consulting firm that specializes in redevelopment, economic development and planning issues. She also serves on the Community Advisory Board for Henderson Hospital and is a board member for Parallel Innovation Labs, a nonprofit organization created to build educational and laboratory infrastructure.

Although the filing period for the municipal election does not start until January 2019, Romero said she made the announcement early because she is a “planner by design.”

And early dives into city elections have not been rare in Southern Nevada. Three candidates have declared their intentions to run for Las Vegas City Council seats next year.

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VEGAS INC: The Notes, Philanthropy, Dec. 17, 2017

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce helped three public schools’ robotics teams: Nate Mack Elementary, Greenspun Junior High and Basic Academy of International Studies. Last spring, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation raised $12,500 to help the teams’ students represent Nevada at the 2017 VEX Robotics Worlds Competition. Mayor-elect Debra March also donated $1,000, and Tronox donated $2,500 to Basic outside of the foundation’s efforts.

Dan Shaw, president and CEO of Rustler Investments, donated $5,000 to the Henderson Symphony Orchestra.

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Northern Nevada Business Weekly: Aragon named president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada

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Angelo Aragon has been named the new president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada. He will be leading 1,850 professional firefighters working in 18 fire departments throughout the state. Continue Reading


Foundation Assisting Seniors Presents the STRIKE UP THE BAND Benefit Concert


The Foundation Assisting Seniors presents STRIKE UP THE BAND, a benefit concert by the UNLV Community Concert Band featuring Special Guest Performances by Barbara Brighton, Steve Connelly “Spirit of the King Elvis Presley,” Mark Giovi, Toscha Comeaux, and Genevieve Dew. The event will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 30th at the Sun City Anthem Grand Ballroom located at 2450 Hampton Rd. Continue Reading



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Virginia Toalepai is CEO and president of World Wide Safety, a construction consulting agency that identifies, evaluates, and resolves safety challenges at job sites. She also founded RYSHOC Family, a nonprofit organization that trains young people for careers by providing them with the necessary tools and education to succeed. Continue Reading


Las Vegas Business Press: Accolades (Feb. 6th-12th, 2017)

screen-shot-2016-11-08-at-9-33-17-amDickinson Wright PLLC announced that Cynthia L. Alexander has been honored by Nevada Public Radio with the title of Director Emeritus of the board of directors.

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Premier Memory Care Facility is Now Open

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SR Construction announces the completion of construction on Poet’s Walk Henderson, a memory care facility located at 1750 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway. Continue Reading


VEGAS INC: People on the Move – Dec. 11-17


Dan Stewart is vice president of development for the Gardner Co.’s recently opened Southern Nevada office. Gardner is the master developer for the UNLV Research Foundation’s Harry Reid Research and Technology Park. Slater Hanifan Group are the civil engineers in the development for Phase One of the park. Ed Vance & Associates are the architects.

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