Vegas valley – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 18:59:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scapa-lv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-4-150x150.png Vegas valley – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ 32 32 Badwater Road partially reopens at Death Valley National Park https://scapa-lv.org/badwater-road-partially-reopens-at-death-valley-national-park/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 01:59:44 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/badwater-road-partially-reopens-at-death-valley-national-park/ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – While Death Valley National Park is still recovering from flash flooding that occurred in August and early September, the National Park Service reopened parts of Badwater Road and Wildrose in the late post- noon Wednesday. However, many roads remain closed, leaving no road connecting the eastern and western parts of the […]]]>

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – While Death Valley National Park is still recovering from flash flooding that occurred in August and early September, the National Park Service reopened parts of Badwater Road and Wildrose in the late post- noon Wednesday.

However, many roads remain closed, leaving no road connecting the eastern and western parts of the park.

Badwater Road is open from CA-190 to Badwater Basin. This will provide access to salt flats located 282 feet below sea level in the basin, which is the lowest point in the United States. Badwater Road is closed from Badwater Basin to CA-178 and Shoshone, CA.

Other routes that have also reopened are Artists Drive and the Golden Canyon train.

Natural Bridge, Devils Golf Course and West Side Roads remain closed pending repairs. There are currently no open through roads in Death Valley National Park, and most partial entrances remain closed.

Map showing closed roads (red), open roads (green), and unpaved roads in varying damage states (orange) as of September 22, 2022.

Drivers planning to travel to Death Valley National Park should check the park’s website for up-to-date road conditions as well as regular updates to the map above.

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Valley Mills Police Officer Nominated for Global Award | KWKT https://scapa-lv.org/valley-mills-police-officer-nominated-for-global-award-kwkt/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 15:01:30 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/valley-mills-police-officer-nominated-for-global-award-kwkt/ VALLEY MILLS, Texas (FOX 44) – A Valley Mills police officer has been nominated for a prestigious global award! The department said on social media that Officer Jordan Williams had been nominated for the First Responder’s International Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Award. This nomination was presented by Assistant Professor Colleen B. Kelly, who serves on […]]]>

VALLEY MILLS, Texas (FOX 44) – A Valley Mills police officer has been nominated for a prestigious global award!

The department said on social media that Officer Jordan Williams had been nominated for the First Responder’s International Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Award. This nomination was presented by Assistant Professor Colleen B. Kelly, who serves on the Lectures and Awards Committee of the International Commission Against Slavery in Sydney, Australia.

Williams is credited with saving the lives of nine people believed to be victims of human trafficking. He discovered them after stopping a Honda Pilot in the 200 block of Avenue C for a faulty headlight near the out-of-town ballparks. Williams says there were ten people crammed into the vehicle.

Plus, you can show your support for Officer Williams by voting for him to get the award. You can also attend the awards ceremony and see how people like him are changing the world for victims of trafficking. You can vote here and get tickets to the event here. The ceremony will take place on October 31 at the Las Vegas City Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST.

It comes after Constable Williams rescued nine people in July who were suspected of being victims of human trafficking. For more information, you can check out our previous story here.

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Mississippi State and LSU open the SEC game in Death Valley | Sports https://scapa-lv.org/mississippi-state-and-lsu-open-the-sec-game-in-death-valley-sports/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 17:55:51 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/mississippi-state-and-lsu-open-the-sec-game-in-death-valley-sports/ Mississippi State (2-0) at LSU (1-1), Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT (ESPN) × This page requires JavaScript. Javascript is required for you to play premium content. Please enable it in your browser settings. kAm$6C:6D C64@C5i {$& =625D febeb]k^Am kAm(wp%’$ p% $%pztnk^Am kAmxE’D E96 $@FE962DE6C? r@?76C6?46 @A6?6C 7@C 3@E9 E62>D 2?5 492?46 7@C |:DD:DD:AA : $E2E6[ H9:49 […]]]>

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Beatty’s access to Death Valley delayed as flooding damages main park road https://scapa-lv.org/beattys-access-to-death-valley-delayed-as-flooding-damages-main-park-road/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 23:48:38 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/beattys-access-to-death-valley-delayed-as-flooding-damages-main-park-road/ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – As flooding continues in Death Valley National Park, the outlook for a partial October opening of the Daylight Pass Road to Beatty is taking a hit. According to Abby Wines, public information officer at Death Valley National Park, the weekend flooding that closed a segment of California Highway 190 did not […]]]>

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – As flooding continues in Death Valley National Park, the outlook for a partial October opening of the Daylight Pass Road to Beatty is taking a hit.

According to Abby Wines, public information officer at Death Valley National Park, the weekend flooding that closed a segment of California Highway 190 did not cause additional new damage to the Daylight Pass/Beatty Cutoff.

But damage to equipment could complicate matters, she said.

“One of the two front loaders we use broke down and we had a lot of equipment issues,” Wines said. The National Park Service plans to take care of repairs to Badwater Road as there is no pavement damage. But if crews are unable to open Badwater Road within the next two weeks, the contractor for this project may be required to work on the 17-mile stretch of road.

A map on the Death Valley National Park website shows the road closures. For more information, click here.

That could delay the reopening of the road between Death Valley and Beatty by about a month, Wines said.

Beatty businesses have been trying to weather the storm since the August 5 storm severely damaged the main road leading into the park. A Death Valley Inn employee said last week that business had dropped by about a quarter.

City officials and the Beatty Chamber of Commerce learned Friday that the national park is targeting mid-October for a partial reopening. This plan would open the connection, but require signal crews to manage traffic on the one-lane gravel sections of the road as pavement is replaced to fully reopen the road.

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Death Valley National Park soaked again by thunderstorm https://scapa-lv.org/death-valley-national-park-soaked-again-by-thunderstorm/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 22:06:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/death-valley-national-park-soaked-again-by-thunderstorm/ Rain again caused road closures in Death Valley National Park. The remnants of Tropical Storm Kay caused heavy localized damage Saturday afternoon. California Route 190 is closed from the Route 136 junction to Stovepipe Wells Village. Badwater Road is fully closed and many other roads in the park are still closed due to flooding five […]]]>

Rain again caused road closures in Death Valley National Park.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Kay caused heavy localized damage Saturday afternoon.

California Route 190 is closed from the Route 136 junction to Stovepipe Wells Village. Badwater Road is fully closed and many other roads in the park are still closed due to flooding five weeks ago, according to a news release.

Luckily for park residents, the National Weather Service notified National Park Service rangers about an hour before the storm hit.

“Rangers have warned people to leave the area,” park spokeswoman Abby Wines wrote in the press release on Sunday. “An RV could not leave until the National Park Service road crew cleared a single administrative lane Sunday morning.”

Also Saturday afternoon, about 40 vehicles were stranded by active flooding on Highway 190 west of Towne Pass. At the same time, a tour bus got its wheels stuck in soft sand trying to turn around. The bus blocked both lanes of 90 for about an hour, east of Stovepipe Wells. Most of the vehicles were able to drive around the bus on the shoulder, but a tractor-trailer and a motorhome had to wait.

Route 190 has at least one section of pavement missing on both lanes on the west side of Towne Pass. Caltrans did not provide an estimate of when the road section will reopen.

At least three major thunderstorms have caused extensive damage to park roads and trails since the first week of August. The monsoon season saw parts of the park receive varying degrees of rain on the majority of days over the five weeks.

For general information on all the routes in the park, go here.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.

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The drama unfolds during the first performance of Puyallup Rodeo: VOICE of the Valley https://scapa-lv.org/the-drama-unfolds-during-the-first-performance-of-puyallup-rodeo-voice-of-the-valley/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 06:09:45 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/the-drama-unfolds-during-the-first-performance-of-puyallup-rodeo-voice-of-the-valley/ The grandstand action at the Washington State Fair began with a bareback ride where Leighton Berry of Weatherford, Texas did the most notable ride of the night. Berry rode Calgary Stampede big horse Cinchy Whitney for 88 points to win the first round of his group. It was a very important win for Berry which […]]]>


The grandstand action at the Washington State Fair began with a bareback ride where Leighton Berry of Weatherford, Texas did the most notable ride of the night. Berry rode Calgary Stampede big horse Cinchy Whitney for 88 points to win the first round of his group.

It was a very important win for Berry which added some much needed money to his checking account. More importantly, those dollars count towards the global rankings. Berry, who qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2020, is looking for another opportunity to compete in the rodeo championships. Before the start of the Puyallup Rodeo, he was 13 years olde in the world ranking. The top 15 qualify for the NFR, so he needs to keep winning to secure his spot and hopes any moves in the leaderboard are up and not down.

Berry’s first NFR qualifier was held in his home state of Texas due to the pandemic. Last year he spent much of the season with a back injury that required surgery. He grew up the son of a rodeo cowboy who always dreamed of competing at the NFR in Las Vegas. His success at Puyallup could make those goals a reality.

He will ride here again on Friday evening. A solid score will put him in the top four who advance from that group to Sunday’s semi-finals. Finding themselves in a similar situation are team stringers Cody Snow and Wesley Thorp.

With Snow, of Los Olivos, Calif., in the lead and Thorp, of Throckmorton, Texas, they stopped the clock in 4.2 seconds to win the heat. It was a crucial decision for them too. Snow is 13 years olde in the world, while Thorp, the 2019 world champion is 14 years olde.

Friday’s rodeo will feature the same competitors that were here Thursday. Their scores and times will be added together to see who advances to Sunday’s semi-finals. The top four in each event will spend some extra time at the Washington State Fair as they compete for the championship and the lion’s share of the prize money.

Here are the unofficial Cinch Playoffs results at the Puyallup Rodeo, which is part of the Washington State Fair. Winnings are subject to change.

First performance—

Bareback riding: 1, Leighton Berry, Weatherford, Texas, 88 points over Cinchy Whitney of the Calgary Stampede, $3,600. 2, Will Lowe, Amarillo, TX, 85.5, $2,700. 3, Ty Breuer, Mandan, ND, 83, $1,800. 4, Chad Rutherford, Hillsboro, TX, 82, $900.

Breakaway rope: 1, (tie) Jordi Edens, Gatesville, Texas; Beau Peterson, Council Grove, Kan.; Tacy Webb, Midway, Texas, 3.1 and $2,700 each. 4, Lari Dee Guy, Abilene, TX, 4.0, $900.

Steer wrestling: 1, Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nevada, 4.2, $3,600. 2, Tristan Martin, Sulfur, Louisiana, 4.4, $2,700. 3, Trell Etbauer, Goodwell, Oklahoma, 4.5, $1,800. 4, Ty Erickson, Helena, Montana, 5.1, $900.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Kole Ashbacher, Arrowood, Alta., 86 points on Calgary Stampede Business Girl, $3,600. 2, (tie) Layton Green, Millarville, Alberta, and Damian Brennan, Injune, Australia, 83, $2,250 each. 4, (tie) Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, and Mitch Pollock, Winnemucca, Nevada, $81,450.

Team stringing: 1, Cody Snow, Los Olivos, Calif., and Wesley Thorp, Throckmorton, Texas, 4.2, $3,600. 2, Quinn Kesler, Holden, Utah and Caleb Hendrix, Fallon, Nevada, 4.3, $2,700. 3, Erich Rogers, Seba Dalkai, Arizona, and Paden Bray, Stephenville, Texas, 4.4, $1,800. 4, Clay Tryan, Billings, Montana, and Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nevada, 6.0, $900.

Tie-down rope: 1, Jake Pratt, Ellensburg, Wash., 8.2, $3,600. 2, Luke Potter, Maple city, Kan., and Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla., 8.3 and $2,250 each. 4, Cory Solomon, Prairie View, TX, 8.8, $900.

Barrel Racing: 1, Shelley Morgan, Eustace, Texas, 13.64, $3,600. 2, Ivy Saebens, Nowata, Okla., 13.85, $2,700. 3, Leslie Smalygo, Skiatook, Okla., 13.90, $1,800. 4, Emma Charleston, Reeds, Mo., 2/14, $900.

Bull Riding: 1, Connor Murnion, Jordan, Mont., 84.5 points on Bridwell Pro Rodeo’s Catfish Clinger. 2, Josh Frost, Randlett, Utah, 82.5, $2,700. 3, Ky John Hamilton, Mackay, Australia, 81.5, $1,800.

For more information and tickets: https://www.thefair.com/rodeo/

Where: Washington State Fair

110 9e Avenue SW, Puyallup, WA 98371

When: Thursday, September 8 to Sunday, September 11

The Washington State Fair is one of the largest fairs in the world and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It started in 1900 in Puyallup and hosts over a million guests to the state’s biggest event. Star-studded entertainment, the Puyallup Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are the mainstays of the 20-day event which kicks off Friday Labor Day weekend. For more information on the Washington State Fair Sept. 2-25, 2022 (closed Tuesdays and Sept. 7), visit www.thefair.com.

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Clayton Valley Charter loses lead over Del Oro-Loomis https://scapa-lv.org/clayton-valley-charter-loses-lead-over-del-oro-loomis/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 11:30:16 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/clayton-valley-charter-loses-lead-over-del-oro-loomis/ CONCORD — Clayton Valley Charter had a monster night throwing the ball on Friday but couldn’t slow down a resilient Del Oro-Loomis side in the fourth quarter. Leading by nine, the Ugly Eagles allowed two touchdowns in the final 9:09 of regulation time, including one with 3:45 left in what became a 31-27 non-league loss […]]]>

CONCORD — Clayton Valley Charter had a monster night throwing the ball on Friday but couldn’t slow down a resilient Del Oro-Loomis side in the fourth quarter.

Leading by nine, the Ugly Eagles allowed two touchdowns in the final 9:09 of regulation time, including one with 3:45 left in what became a 31-27 non-league loss to the Golden Eagles.

On the 1st and 15th, Del Oro quarterback Caden Pinnick rushed to his right to escape the pressure and found receiver Tommy Poe open in the end zone for a score of 33 yards, capping an impressive 93-yard drive.

Clayton Valley got the ball back with 3:39 left in the fourth quarter but couldn’t get past the Golden Eagles 35-yard line as they suffered a second straight one-point loss to start the season.

The Ugly Eagles (0-2), ranked sixth in the Bay Area to start the year, lost 21-14 to Salinas at home last Friday.

“It’s a team loss at the end of the day. It’s not just offensive or defensive,” Clayton Valley junior wide receiver Davin Amos said. “So we just have to go back to the lab, watch a movie (Saturday). We will come back stronger and better.

Amos was the No. 1 target of Ugly Eagles quarterback Christian Aguilar, who took the lion’s share of snaps on Friday after primarily sharing those duties with Mason Lovett last week.

Aguilar threw 40 times for 374 yards and three touchdowns against Del Oro. Amos caught two of those scores, including a 37-yard reception at 9:27 of the third quarter as Clayton Valley took a 27-18 lead.

Amos, taking advantage of unique coverage on the outside, finished with 13 catches for 236 yards. Hank Phifer caught a 6-yard touchdown pass with 22 seconds left in the first quarter to give Clayton Valley a 6-0 lead and finished with 56 yards on five catches.

Clayton Valley also attempted 45 passes last week, unprecedented numbers for a team that has heavily favored the run in previous seasons.

“The key was matchups and just making plays,” Amos said of his night. “I love the passing game. I mean, I’m a receiver. But I think it’s new for all of us. We just have to get going.

The Ugly Eagles had a chance to take control of the game late in the third quarter as they headed the ball towards Del Oro’s 6-yard line. But on fourth and second, Clayton Valley had a touchdown from Cody DeMartini canceled out by a hold call, which pushed the ball back to Del Oro’s 24.

Clayton Valley couldn’t convert his long fourth down and after taking over, Del Oro (3-0) ran for 76 yards on 13 plays, a drive capped by Thomas Graham II’s 9-yard touchdown with 9: 09 to play. the fourth trimester. The Clayton Valley defense was also called for a personal foul on possession.

To go along with some accurate passes from Pinnick, Del Oro also used a killer running game, which hurt the Ugly Eagles defense.

Senior running back Kainoa Acia, who had 244 yards on 24 carries in Del Oro’s first two games, rushed for two touchdowns in the first half but gained 52 yards on eight carries in the second half.

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Is Death Valley really the hottest place on Earth? https://scapa-lv.org/is-death-valley-really-the-hottest-place-on-earth/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 23:21:59 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/is-death-valley-really-the-hottest-place-on-earth/ California’s Death Valley is one of the hottest places on earth. But was it actually the hottest place on earth on Thursday when the giant thermometer at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park hit 127 degrees? Officials warn that this is not an entirely accurate reading. “The thermometer reading is taken literally from this […]]]>

California’s Death Valley is one of the hottest places on earth.

But was it actually the hottest place on earth on Thursday when the giant thermometer at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park hit 127 degrees?

Officials warn that this is not an entirely accurate reading.

“The thermometer reading is taken literally from this site. It’s on the back of the digital display and it’s not even properly sheltered,” said Daniel Berc, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Las Vegas. “It’s more of a ‘Boy, wow! Look at this number. That’s not exactly what happened here.

Although the park is full of impressive salt flats and dunes, many visitors come to see the thermometer and take a selfie, park ranger Matthew Lamar said.

“The thermometer does not meet the standards set by the National Weather Service and tends to read 2-3 degrees higher than the actual temperature,” Lamar said.

It’s a bit of a stretch when news reports point to the digital thermometer and claim Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth, Berc said. Meteorologists are generally not comfortable claiming that a place is the hottest on the planet, because it involves a lot of data and research to confirm.

“But it’s hot, I grant you that,” admitted Berc.

The official Thursday reading for Death Valley was 124, breaking the September 1 record set in 1996 by 1 degree. Forecasts show that Friday and Saturday could also break records set over the past 20 years by one degree. The Sept. 2 record was set at 122 in 2017, and the Sept. 3 record was set at 121 in 2007, according to the National Weather Service.

But there’s always the possibility of temperatures dropping just above or below the record set that day, Berc said.

This heat wave is late, landing at the end of the monsoon season. Last month, Death Valley and the surrounding Mojave landscape were submerged in water as record rainfall gave way to flash flooding. Flash flooding hit the Las Vegas Strip in late July and returned in early August.

Most of the roads have been washed away by flooding in Death Valley National Park, and officials don’t expect to start construction during the heatwave. Lamar warned park visitors to bring plenty of water and other supplies if they plan to visit during this heat wave. GPS directions may also be unreliable due to road damage and may lead some visitors onto secondary roads.

“It could be an exciting time to visit Death Valley, but guests should be prepared,” Lamar said. “Be prepared, do your research, and don’t be afraid to ask the park questions.”

A heat wave during the monsoon season is not unheard of, meteorologists say. But a late heat wave is notable, with record high temperatures reaching 8 to 10 degrees above normal, Berc said.

“People in Las Vegas don’t blink at 100 degrees. But they take note at 110 after Labor Day,” Berc said. cumulative effects of not cooling down at night and particularly harming the homeless population.”

With less time to cool off, people don’t have the luxury of recuperating at night and might not notice they are negatively affected by the warmer weather.

It can be dangerous, even deadly.

“Heat is the No. 1 weather killer,” Berc said, “because people know not to go out and stand in front of a tornado. Sometimes they don’t know better with the heat.

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This spooky troupe comes to Tonopah’s Clown Motel https://scapa-lv.org/this-spooky-troupe-comes-to-tonopahs-clown-motel/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 17:23:53 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/this-spooky-troupe-comes-to-tonopahs-clown-motel/ The Stolen Stitches, a performing troupe, bring a spooky season to Tonopah early with a performance at the Clown Motel on September 16. According to Stolen Stitches creator Dave Pawlack, the band perform a “classic show with a spooky twist”. “It’s a B-movie horror show like Elvira,” Pawlack said. “It’s kind of Halloween fun.” The […]]]>

The Stolen Stitches, a performing troupe, bring a spooky season to Tonopah early with a performance at the Clown Motel on September 16.

According to Stolen Stitches creator Dave Pawlack, the band perform a “classic show with a spooky twist”.

“It’s a B-movie horror show like Elvira,” Pawlack said. “It’s kind of Halloween fun.”

The Stolen Stitches performed across the country and won awards in their hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for Best Finale for their work in FearScape Haunted Attraction, a haunted house.

The three-person act is family-friendly and will include sword swallowing, fire walking, a bed of nails and more.

The free show will take place in the Clown Motel parking lot at 6 p.m. and will last approximately half an hour.

“The Clown Motel is a fitting location for our performance,” Pawlack said. “Spooky mystique will fit right in with us.”

Their performance will also be streamed live on the Stolen Stitches Facebook page.

Following their performance at Tonopah, the Stolen Stitches will be one of the shows at the Oddities and Curiosities Exhibit in Las Vegas on September 17. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Events Throughout the Las Vegas Valley https://scapa-lv.org/hispanic-heritage-month-events-throughout-the-las-vegas-valley/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 05:20:48 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/hispanic-heritage-month-events-throughout-the-las-vegas-valley/ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Join the Las Vegas Valley in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with various events including parties, festivals, workshops, activities, exhibits, and more. A 20th Anniversary Art Exhibit: Celebrate the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas This exhibit celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas with original artwork created […]]]>

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Join the Las Vegas Valley in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with various events including parties, festivals, workshops, activities, exhibits, and more.

A 20th Anniversary Art Exhibit: Celebrate the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas

This exhibit celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas with original artwork created specifically for this exhibit.

The artwork will be on display through November 11 at the Historic Fifth Street School Mayor’s Gallery. The exhibition will then be moved to the Mexican Consulate from November 15 to January 31, 2023.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, call (702)-229-ARTS (2787).

Stupak celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Stupak Community Center will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a mariachi band and esquites (Mexican grilled corn). There will also be a tour of the center so the community can see what it has to offer.

The event will take place on Thursday, September 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The mariachi band will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. For questions and more information, call (702)-229-2488.

Fiestas Patrias / Independence Day

Enjoy live bands, mariachi, dancing, refreshments and lots of fun at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park for an Independence Day festival. This event is sponsored by the Mexican Patriotic Committee and the City of Las Vegas.

The event will take place on Friday, September 15, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The festival is free and open to the public. For more information, call (702)-204-6521 or (702)-704-9498.

Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas / Mexican Independence Day Festival

Enjoy a festive night at Mexico’s Independence Day festival with a parade, performances, food and more.

The festival will take place Friday, September 16 from 5-10 p.m. at Gary Reese Freedom Park. At 5 p.m., the Mexican Independence Parade will begin with marching groups, floats, horse riders, and classic cars.

After the parade there will be a festival with local mariachi shows, folk dancers, music groups, community stalls, food vendors, children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors and a health and wellness area.

The event is sponsored by Las Vegas Councilors Olivia Díaz, Yo Soy 132 Las Vegas, Comunidad Migrante and Clark County Commissioner William McCurdy II.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (702)-577-7287.

XXI Binational Health Week and Family Day

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with free health screenings and free/low cost health services with REACH Ventanilla de Salud and the City of Las Vegas.

Health screenings and services will be offered on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chuck Minker Sports Complex.

The event is free and open to the public. For questions and more information, call (702)-229-6563.

Hispanic Heritage Taco Lunch

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, enjoy a taco lunch with all the fixings at the Doolittle Active Adult Center.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 6 at 11 a.m. The event is for ages 50 and up and costs $7. You must have a $10 annual membership to the City of Las Vegas Active Adult Program. Registration must be completed by October 4.

The registry for this event calls (702)-229-6125.

HONOR Latino Awards

Honrando Orgullosamente Nuestras Obras y Raíces – Proudly honoring our work and our roots

The City of Las Vegas invites you to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of community leaders and trailblazers who have made outstanding achievements and contributions to the Las Vegas community.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and it will be a virtual event.

Nominations are open until 6 p.m. on September 9, 2022. To make a nomination, click here. For more information, visit this website.

East Las Vegas Party

Join the community in a fiesta as the newly renovated East Las Vegas Community Center reopens.

Enjoy entertainment, games, face painting, food trucks and community vendors. children’s play area with bouncy houses, and more.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

The party is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, call (702)-229-1515.

East Las Vegas Community Center Tour, Crafts and Sweets

Take advantage of these drop-in events and crafts at the East Las Vegas Community Center to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Events are on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

  • Thursday, October 20, 4 to 6 p.m. – Decorate a Talavera tile coaster.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Decorate a sugar skull.
  • Tuesday, October 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Make a personal piñata.

These events are free and open to the public.

Las Vegas Book Festival

With Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez and Lucky Diaz

The Las Vegas Book Festival offers programming for all ages, including panel discussions, activities and workshops to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

The festival will take place on Sunday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rodrigues will read his book “For Brown Grils with Sharp Edges” and “Tender Hearts” in Spanish from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

sugar skull workshops

In these one-day workshops, learn about the customs of Día De Los Muertos and the symbolism of the sugar skull.

Workshops will be held Wednesday, October 26 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, October 29 from 1-3 p.m. at the Charleston Heights Arts Center.

In these workshops, you’ll create brightly decorated sugar skulls to take home just in time for the holidays. Workshops are $15 per person and you can register online here.

Día De Los Muertos Festival, featuring Tres Souls

Bring the family to enjoy the ofrenda contest, entertainment, catrina costume contest, kids’ activities, food trucks, vendors, and more. Bring blankets or low chairs to be more comfortable on the lawn during entertainment at Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park.

The event will take place on Wednesday, November 2 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

To enter the ofrenda competition, submit your completed application by October 17. Ofrenda contest prizes include $325 for first place, $275 for second place, and $250 for third place.

Call 702-229-ARTS (2787) for more information and 702-229-1254 to register for the ofrenda contest.

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