DISCOVERY Children’s Museum Announces Goettl Air Conditioning as Presenting Sponsor for Magic of DISCOVERY Homecoming Celebration Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum Announces Goettl Air Conditioning as Presenting Sponsor for Magic of DISCOVERY Homecoming Celebration Event

 

Additional sponsors include Las Vegas’s Caesars Entertainment, NV Energy, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Southwest Gas, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Wells Fargo Foundation and more

Today, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum announced Goettl Air Conditioning will be the Press Box presenting sponsor for the museum’s annual fundraising event, Magic of DISCOVERY, which will transform the state-of-the-art Children’s Museum into a Homecoming Celebration featuring live entertainment, delicious bites, a silent auction, luxury raffle and more on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m.

 

In support of the event theme, guests are encouraged to come dressed showing their team or museum spirit. The Homecoming Celebration will feature a cocktail reception, strolling dinner and live entertainment that will be provided by rising country music singer and participant on season six of NBC’s “The Voice,” Cali Tucker (view YouTube here), Thurman White Academy’s “Big Steps” acapella group, Gibson Middle School’s Drum Line and C.T. Sewell Elementary School’s “Sparklers” Show Squad.

 

The Magic of DISCOVERY has garnered tremendous sponsorship support from a variety of local businesses throughout the Las Vegas Valley. This year’s 2019 sponsors include:

 

Press Box Presenting Sponsor

  • Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing

 

End Zone Sponsors

  • End Zone Sponsors:
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • DCM Better Half Armchair Quarterbacks
  • Las Vegas Sands Corporation
  • MOSER architecture studio
  • NV Energy
  • Southwest Gas
  • Wynn Las Vegas

 

Touchdown Sponsors

  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Jerry’s Nugget Casino
  • Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors
  • Marnell Companies
  • Pat Skorkowsky
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Station Casinos
  • Treasure Island
  • Wells Fargo Foundation

 

Field Goal Sponsors

  • Cornerstone Company
  • Dedee Nave
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
  • Kemp, Jones & Coulthard, LLP
  • Nevada State Bank

 

Tailgate Sponsors

  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • KTNV ABC 13

 

Throughout the night, guests can participate in a silent auction and luxury raffle filled with unforgettable items and experiences including show tickets, elegant dining experiences, exciting entertainment and more. The luxury raffle item will include a private, in-home dining and mixology experience for six people with Chef Brian Howard of Sparrow + Wolf and Tony Aboud-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist, including expert event coordination services by Darby Fitzpatrick of Open Invitation.

 

To become a sponsor of the 2019 Magic of DISCOVERY Homecoming Celebration in support of strengthening the museum’s innovative educational programs and community outreach efforts, follow the link here. Please note the deadline to submit a sponsorship application is Wednesday, Oct. 9.

 

Individual tickets are available for $350 (Junior Varsity) and $500 (Varsity), in addition to sponsorship and branding opportunities. For more information visit the website here, or contact events@discoverykidslv.org.

 

About Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing, an iconic pioneer of cooled air technology established in 1939, offers the highest quality HVAC & Plumbing equipment and a full range of maintenance, repair and replacement services. Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing currently has operations in the Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and Southern California regions. Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing technicians are background-checked, drug-tested and receive continuous technical training to make them the best in the industry. Named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 listing of Fastest-Growing Private Companies, Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing does things the right way, not the easy way.

 

About DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Established in 1984, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is the top interactive museum in the Las Vegas Valley, welcoming children and families to explore three entire floors packed with heart-pumping, brain-boosting, curiosity-satisfying fun, adventure and discovery. Having opened its doors in March 2013 as a nonprofit educational institution in Symphony Park, DISCOVERY serves as Las Vegas’ only children’s museum spanning across 26,000 square feet of interactive and educational hands-on exhibits. The 3-story museum is complete with nine exhibition galleries featuring immersive traveling exhibitions, daily programs, demonstrations and activities and collaborative cultural programming for all occasions. DISCOVERY Children’s Museum offers children the opportunity to explore their dearest curiosities while addressing the core educational areas of science and nature, art and culture and early childhood development.

 

For more information about DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, visit www.discoverykidslv.org, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

The Mob Museum Announces March Programs

 

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES MARCH PROGRAMS

 

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for March.

Inside the Yakuza: Going Undercover in Japan’s Organized Crime Syndicate (Wiseguy Speaker Series)
DATE: Monday, March 4
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor. Seating is on a first come, first served basis with a maximum occupancy of 120 guests.
SPEAKER: James Stern, former FBI employee (for 25 years) who oversaw many Asian organized crime investigations.
COST: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission
DESCRIPTION: For decades, the Yakuza have ruled Japan’s underworld. The group is involved in an array of criminal enterprises – from loan sharking and prostitution to extortion and human trafficking. James Stern, Yakuza expertand FBI agent went undercover in Hawaii resulting in the first-ever arrest, indictment and conviction of a Japanese crime boss in U.S. law enforcement history. In this program, Stern will shed light on:

  • The Yakuza’s origins
  • Its unique traditions and rituals
  • How law enforcement has reduced the syndicate’s influence

The Passion of the Heist: Slot Cheat and Thief Dick Charlesworth (Museum Program)
DATE: Thursday, March 7
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.
SPEAKER: Dick Charlesworth, former swindler.
COST: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
DESCRIPTION: Until his recent retirement, Dick Charlesworth devoted his life to nonviolent crime. He cheated slot machines, counterfeited money and participated in a vast array of hustles to relieve people and institutions of their belongings in Nevada and around the globe. Charlesworth will tell the stories and explain how he and his crew got away with (and sometimes didn’t) some of the most audacious crimes in history.

Metro Crime Lab on Firearms Examination (Science of Crime)
DATE: Saturday, March 9
TIME: 2 p.m.
LOCATION: The Organized Crime Today exhibition on the first floor.
SPEAKER: Glenn Davis, a forensic scientist in the firearms/toolmarks detail of Las Vegas Metro Police Department. Davis has been a forensic scientist for 16 years with 11 of them spent as a firearms examiner.
COST: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
DESCRIPTION: The firearms/
toolmarks detail of Las Vegas Metro Police Department is responsible for firearms and toolmarks examinations and the use of the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) database. Learn how this discipline is applied in identifying weapons used in criminal cases.

Firearm Laws & Safety – Community Safety Forum Sponsored by NV Energy
DATE: Sunday, March 10
TIME: 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.
COST: Free, including free Museum admission thanks to sponsorship provided by NV Energy. Free Admission to The Mob Museum following the event to guests attending Community Safety Forums sponsored by NV Energy. Also, thanks to NV Energy’s generous support, The Mob Museum will provide live streaming of the presentations online.
DESCRIPTION: The presentation will focus on firearm laws with respect to concealed weapons, open carry and self-defense. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the rights and responsibilities of gun ownership, proper storage and receive tips about how to educate children about firearms.

Nevada’s Big Give
DATE: Thursday, March 21
TIME: All day
LOCATION: Please visit nvbiggive.org
DESCRIPTION: Nevada’s Big Give is an annual state-wide online fundraiser for local charities and non-profits, including The Mob Museum. On March Thursday, March 21, Nevadans will unite for 24 hours of online giving to support their favorite organizations. Show your support by visiting online and making a donation. Your contribution enables further mission-centric activities like

  • Acquiring one-of-a-kind new artifacts
  • Developing intriguing new exhibits
  • Hosting engaging free public programs
  • Increasing accessibility with initiatives like The Mob Museum’s award-winning educational outreach program
  • Preserving and protecting our landmark building
  • Launching innovative new experiences that continue to bring history to life for thousands of The Mob Museum’s visitors 

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery, and sponsored by Zappos. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t-Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse. Its house-distilled moonshine received top honors, the Double Gold Award, from The Fifty Best. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

The Mob Museum Recognizes its Seventh Anniversary, 90th Anniversary of St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Feb. 14

 

THE MOB MUSEUM RECOGNIZES ITS SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY, 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE, FEB. 14

Locals Receive Free Admission, Opportunity to Experience Virtual Reality Experience about Massacre

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, celebrates its seventh anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 14. This date coincides with the 90th anniversary of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, from which the Museum maintains a significant number of artifacts. Details about all Museum events taking place this week follow:

The Mob Museum’s Seventh Anniversary
DATE: Thursday, February 14
TIME: Times for individual programs vary; see blow.
LOCATION: The Mob Museum.
COST: Free admission for Nevada residents with valid ID and a special buy one, get one free admission for non-residents.
ACTIVITIES:

  • The Chicago 00 Project’s virtual reality experience featuring the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
    • TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • LOCATION: In the Museum courtroom.
    • DESCRIPTION: This award-winning VR experience transports audiences to the exact spots where the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre events unfolded by superimposing images from then and now in virtual reality. Audiences can use their smartphones and wear Google Cardboard VR Goggles or use the Museum’s latest technology, Oculus Go, on YouTube’s 360 channel to be immersed in the site. It provides eye-opening insights into the infamous Feb. 14, 1929 event, when Chicago police discovered the bodies of seven men, all shot in the back and riddled with bullets in a north side garage. Before visiting the Museum, guests are encouraged to learn more and download the apps by visiting here. Both iPhone and Android versions are available.
  • St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Weapons on Display
    • TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.
    • DESCRIPTION: Get up close and personal with the two Thompson machine guns that were used by the perpetrators of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago. The guns were confiscated from a murder suspect’s house in Stevensville, Michigan, and linked to the massacre through the work of pioneering ballistics expert, Calvin Goddard.  Members of the Sheriff’s department in Berrien County, Michigan will be present to answer questions.
  • The Underground Anniversary Specials
    • TIME: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • LOCATION: The Underground speakeasy and distillery, located in the Museum’s basement.
    • DESCRIPTION: In celebration of the Museum’s anniversary, The Underground will feature food and drink specials, including select $8 handcrafted cocktails and 20 percent off all food menu items. Cocktails available at this discounted price include the Prohibition classics Southside, Scofflaw and The Chicago.  Discounted dishes offered at 20 percent off include the Beer Cheese with Pretzel Bites, Cheese Pizza and Pastry Pigs with Whiskey Mustard.
  • Wiseguy Speaker Series and Book Signing: “Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness and the Battle for Chicago.”
    • TIME: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a book signing to follow.
    • LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor. Seating is on a first come, first served basis with a maximum occupancy of 120 guests.
    • DESCRIPTION: Over the decades, the stories of mobster Al Capone and lawman Eliot Ness have been subjected to literacy license and Hollywood exaggeration. This new book from authors Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz peels back the layers of these myths to reveal a deeper narrative of these iconic figures. The event will conclude with a book signing.

Annual Anniversary Blood Drive in Partnership with Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services)
DATE: Friday, Feb. 15
TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LOCATION: The Mob Museum’s back lot.
COST: Free for Museum Members or with Museum admission.
DESCRIPTION: All participating donors will receive one free general admission ticket to The Mob Museum and will receive other incentive courtesy of Vitalant. Schedule your appointment at bloodhero.com and enter code: MOBMUSEUM or call: 877-258-4825.

The Road to Perdition
DATE: Saturday, Feb. 16
TIME: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a book signing to follow.
LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.
COST: Free
DESCRIPTION: In this special discussion, “Road to Perdition” author Max Allan Collins will be interviewed by fellow author A. Brad Schwartz (“Scarface and the Untouchable”) about the fascinating story behind his acclaimed novel. Set in Chicago during the Great Depression, the graphic novel, “Road to Perdition” tells the story of Michael Sullivan, a Mob enforcer on the hunt for revenge after a failed hit.

Attend and learn about:

  • The real-life Mob inspiration behind the character of Michael Sullivan.
  • The Academy Award-winning film adaptation starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Jude Law.
  • Collins’ other novel, “Neon Mirage,” which delves into early Las Vegas and Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel.

Counterterrorism – Community Safety Forum Sponsored by NV Energy
DATE: Sunday, Feb. 17
TIME: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Courtroom on the second floor.
COST: Free, including free Museum admission thanks to sponsorship provided by NV Energy.
DESCRIPTION: February’s Community Safety Forum will address the expression, “see something, say something,” and its significance in detail. The presentation will be conducted by an officer from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, who will discuss the functions of the counterterrorism detail and fusion center. Attendees will learn how authorities are able to collect intelligence by working in concert with other agencies to prevent terrorist acts and rely on the community to help. Live streaming of the presentations will be posted on The Mob Museum’s website thanks to NV Energy’s generous support. Registration for attendance is required.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.

 

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of Hotel.com’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

The Mob Museum Announces January Events

 

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JANUARY EVENTS

-Courtroom Conversation: Digital Swindlers – Organized Crime Infects the
Internet, January 11.

-Daytime Program: Block 17, January 20.
-Community Safety Forum in Partnership with NV Energy and LVMPD:
Personal Safety – Self-Defense Tips, January 21.

 

 The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces events taking place in January 2018:

Courtroom Conversation: Digital Swindlers: Organized Crime Infects the Internet, Thursday, January 11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. In the digital age, cybercrime is big business for organized crime syndicates around the globe. One of the FBI’s top national authorities on the topic will join experts in the field of cybersecurity and information technologies for a comprehensive and compelling discussion exploring how organized crime thrives on exploiting the virtual world. Attendees will learn about cybercrime, cyber warfare, cybersecurity and how to protect themselves from cybercriminals. The panel will explore the impact of global criminal networks, as well as practical online security for businesses and individuals. Industry experts Scott S. Smith, Dan Manson, Hayden Williams and Michael Spangler will further discuss the scope and activities of global criminal networks, online security, the role of organized crime in online criminal activities—from credit card and identity fraud to illegal gambling and online trafficking. Additional topics will also be drawn from current events: The number of cyberattacks in the U.S., Bitcoin and Block Chain, Russian hacking and influence on the U.S. election and the Equifax data breach. Guest takeaways will include tips on protection for businesses and individuals and how to secure important files. The cost to attend this Courtroom Conversation is $25 or buy-one, get-one-free for Museum Members.

Daytime Program: Block 17, Saturday, January 20, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Mob Museum hosts speaker Alan Mattay for a daytime program on the history of Block 17. The historic African-American neighborhood in Las Vegas is partially located in what is now known as downtown. Guests will hear about the small black community, founded in 1905 and how it was essential to Las Vegas’ growth. Discussion includes the racial climate of early Las Vegas, waves of black migration and how the integration of segregation affected the residents of Block 17. Attendance to this daytime program includes FREE Museum Admission.

Community Safety Forum: Personal Safety – Self-Defense Tips, Sunday, January 21, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The monthly Community Safety Forum, held in partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and generously sponsored by NV Energy, will explore personal safety and self-defense tips. Attendees will learn ways to protect themselves in locations where they are most vulnerable, such as public spaces and parking lots. Experts will enumerate potential vulnerabilities, how to protect oneself against violent crime and general situational awareness. Attendance at the event includes FREE Museum admission; registration is required.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

FREE Emergency Preparedness Session at The Mob Museum This Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY: SEPTEMBER’S COMMUNITY SAFETY FORUM AT THE MOB MUSEUM

Presented in Partnership with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, American Red Cross, Sponsored by NV Energy

WHAT:
The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, hosts its next Community Safety Forum on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. Presented by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), the topic of this forum will be Emergency Preparedness. The forum is free to the public and includes free Museum admission, thanks to sponsor NV Energy. Live-streaming of the event will be available on the Museum’s website.

This discussion will address the top five emergency scenarios that could affect Clark County, including earthquakes, extreme weather, wildfire, pandemic and hazardous materials. Southern Nevada is particularly vulnerable to disaster because no food is grown in the region and the area’s main fuel line originates in California. This program, created by the American Red Cross, educates individuals on preparedness in emergency and disaster situations. As part of the presentation, attendees will learn the basic tenets of emergency preparedness planning, including having a water, food and medical plan; family and neighborhood planning; and how to put these plans into action. Registration is required for this event.

WHEN:
Sunday, Sept. 17
2 to 3 p.m.

WHO:

  • Bill Dahlquist, American Red Cross
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

LIVESTREAMING LINK:
Click here.

COST:
FREE presentation, including FREE Museum admission.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve a seat for this presentation, click here.

WHERE:
The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

ONLINE LINKS:
facebook.com/themobmuseum
twitter.com/themobmuseum
instagram.com/themobmuseum
snapchat.com/add/themobmuseum
themobmuseum.org

NV Energy to Host New Donation Location in Honor of Military Appreciation Month

NV Energy to Host New Donation Location in Honor of Military Appreciation Month

Public Invited to Drop off Goods May 1-31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, NV Energy will host a Goodwill donation location in the parking lot of its corporate offices at 6226 W. Sahara, Ave. (near S. Jones Blvd.), Las Vegas, NV 89146 during the month of May.

The public is invited to drop off donations at the Goodwill trailer starting Monday, May 1, 2017 through Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   A donation ambassador will be on hand to help unload items as well as provide a tax-deductible receipt.

Goodwill sells donations of goods in its retail stores to support no-cost job placement and training programs, like the Veteran Integration Program, that focuses on the specific needs veterans and their family members face when re-entering the workforce.   The program is staffed by veterans who know first-hand the challenges veterans face when adjusting to civilian life.

Since inception of the program in 2012, 1,123 local veterans and immediate family members who faced multiple barriers to employment now have jobs at businesses around the valley.

 

BRIEF OPENING CEREMONY OF DONATION SITE

 

WHEN:          Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8 a.m.

WHERE:        Parking lot of NV Energy Corporate Offices

6226 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas NV 89146

(near S. Jones Blvd.)

WHO:   Color Guard; Goodwill Donation Ambassador who is a veteran; NV Energy & Goodwill of Southern Nevada leaders.

The Mob Museum to Host Final Community Safety Forum of the Year on Dec. 18

CALENDAR LISTING ALERT

THE MOB MUSEUM TO HOST FINAL COMMUNITY SAFETY FORUM OF 2016 ON
DECEMBER 18: POLICE STOPS AND CONSENTS TO SEARCH

Presented in Partnership with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
and Sponsored by NV Energy

WHAT:
The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, hosts its next Community Safety Forum on Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. Presented by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), the topic of this forum will be Police Stops and Consents to Search. The forum is free to the public and includes free Museum admission, thanks to sponsor NV Energy. Live-streaming of the event will be available on the Museum’s website.

This presentation will cover the laws and procedures governing police stops and consents to search. An LVMPD officer will address all applicable laws, including constitutional, federal, state, county and city. In addition, the difference between the various types police stops conducted—including consensual, reasonable and probable—will be discussed.

WHEN:
Sunday, December 18
2 to 3 p.m.

COST:
FREE presentation, including FREE Museum admission.

RESERVATIONS:
To reserve a seat for this presentation, click here.

WHERE:
The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

ONLINE LINKS:
facebook.com/themobmuseum
twitter.com/themobmuseum
instagram.com/themobmuseum
snapchat.com/add/themobmuseum
themobmuseum.org

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Host UNR On Saturday Night At 7 PM

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Matchup Nevada, Reno (16-9, 8-5 Mountain West) at UNLV (15-12, 6-8 Mountain West)
Date Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time 7:00 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV CBS Sports Network (Carter Blackburn, Pete Gillen)
Radio ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
Audio UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com
Stats Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com
Twitter @TheRunninRebels


RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST UNR ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM

Game part of Governor’s Series, presented by NV Energy & Barrick Gold

 


 The very shorthanded UNLV men’s basketball team will look to win its third straight game at home as it hosts Nevada, Reno, on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.

 

The game is part of the Governor’s Series, presented by NV Energy and Barrick Gold, which is a head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between UNLV and UNR. The winner of the season’s series in men’s basketball will earn three points toward the final score. UNR won this year’s first meeting, 65-63, in Reno on Jan. 23. UNLV, which has won each of the first three years of the competition, leads this year’s contest 7.5-4.5.

 

The Tark Toy Drive is also being held on Saturday. All fans are encouraged to bring new stuffed toys to the game. The drive is promoting awareness for how strokes can happen at any age and the toys will be donated to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

 

UNLV is coming off a 79-74 loss at Air Force on Tuesday. The Runnin’ Rebels lost junior forward Ben Carter for the season during the San Diego State game on Jan. 30 and freshman forward Stephen Zimmerman Jr. is out indefinitely with a sprained knee that he suffered at Fresno State on Feb. 6. UNLV is 6-5 under Interim Head Coach Todd Simon.

 

Saturday’s game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn and Pete Gillen calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio broadcast, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

 

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Travel To Reno For Tuesday Governor’s Series Game

UNLV

RUNNIN’ REBELS TRAVEL TO RENO FOR TUESDAY GAME

Governor’s Series contest set for 7 p.m. on ESPN3

 
Coming off a 79-77 overtime win at home against Utah State on Saturday, the UNLV men’s basketball team will head north to Reno to face the Wolf Pack of Nevada, Reno, on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center.

The game is part of the Governor’s Series, presented by NV Energy, which is a head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between UNLV and UNR. The winner of the season series in men’s basketball will earn three points toward the final score. UNLV, which has won each of the first two years of the competition, trails this year’s contest 7.5-4.5.

This will be the second meeting of the year between UNLV and UNR in men’s basketball. The Wolf Pack won the first meeting in Las Vegas, 64-62, on Jan. 7, on a Marqueze Coleman 18-foot jumper with 4.8 seconds left.

The win against Utah State on Saturday snapped a three-game losing streak for the Runnin’ Rebels: at Boise State on Jan. 13 in overtime (82-73), at San Diego State on Jan. 17 (53-47) and vs. New Mexico (71-69) last Wednesday. Prior to that, UNLV defeated San José State (74-40). Taking out the overtime loss at Boise State and the win over SJSU, UNLV’s other five conference games have been decided by an average of 3.4 points per game (three two-point games, a five-point game and a six-point game).

UNLV, which had to replace all five starters from a year ago, has used a rotation this season that includes five freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors. Freshman guard Rashad Vaughn leads the team in scoring with an average of 17.9 ppg, which is second in the Mountain West. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has 10 double-doubles this year, which ranks 15th in the country, and has averages of 14.2 ppg (second on the team, 8th in MW), and a team high of 9.5 rpg (2nd in MW, 26th in the country) and 2.8 bpg (3rd in MW, 21st in the country). Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh leads the team and is second in the MW in blocks with 2.8 per game (16th in the country, 2nd among all freshmen). He missed last Wednesday’s game with a foot injury but played 20 minutes against Utah State on Saturday. Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad and MW with 4.3 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.2, which leads the conference and is 14th nationally.

As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels are third in the nation in total blocks (138), fourth in blocks per game (6.9 bpg), seventh in defensive rebounds per game (27.8) and 30th in field-goal percentage defense (38.5).

Tuesday’s game will be shown on ESPN3 with Ari Wolfe and Blaine Fowler calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.

GAME #21

 

UNLV (11-9, 2-5 Mountain West) 
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Nevada, Reno (6-12, 2-4 Mountain West)

DATE:
 Tuesday, January 27, 2015
TIME:
 7 p.m.
SITE:
 Lawlor Events Center (11,536), Reno, Nev.
TV: ESPN3 (Ari Wolfe, Blaine Fowler)

RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
AUDIO: UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com

STATS: Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

TWITTER: @UNLVAthletics

Southern Nevada Public Television to Host the 26th Annual “Splendor in the Glass” Wine & Beer Tasting Event Benefiting Vegas PBS Event will feature celebrity chef Hubert Keller

Southern Nevada Public Television to Host
the 26th Annual “Splendor in the Glass” Wine & Beer Tasting Event
Benefiting Splendor in the Glass
Event will feature celebrity chef Hubert Keller

 

Southern Nevada Public Television will host its 26th Annual “Splendor in the Glass” Wine & Beer Tasting event from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Ballroom. The event benefits programming and community outreach initiatives for Vegas PBS. Also, Chef Hubert Keller will be presenting a cooking demonstration with some of his favorite dishes. Chef Keller is the owner of Las Vegas restaurants Fleur and Burger Bar. This celebrity of the cooking world is featured in Vegas PBS’ “Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef.”

“This annual wine tasting event is a great opportunity to bring our supporters together to celebrate the success of Vegas PBS in the community and raise the funds needed to support programming and outreach in the year ahead. In fact, this is as our signature fundraising event,” Southern Nevada Public Television Board President Lori Lea said.

At the event, guests can sample from a wide variety of wines and beers from 60 wineries and breweries courtesy of Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, enjoy hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, participate in both a live wine auction and silent auction, and listen to the music of the Woody Woods Jazz Combo.

Tickets are $85 for advance purchase and $100 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online at VegasPBS.org/winetasting, at the Vegas PBS Educational Technology Campus located at 3050 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, or at all locations of Lee’s Discount Liquor, Total Wine & More and Whole Foods Market.

Sponsors for the 26th Annual “Splendor in the Glass” Wine & Beer Tasting event include Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, Bordeaux sponsor Cashman Equipment Company, Chardonnay sponsors Wells Fargo and NV Energy, Aperitif sponsors Marydean Martin & Charlie Silvestri and United Healthcare, and Audio Visual sponsor Encore Productions.

Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. For more information on the “Splendor in the Glass” Wine & Beer Tasting event including ticket purchases and sponsorships, please call 702-799-1010 ext. 5344.

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UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Governor’s Series Game Against UNR Set For Wednesday At 8 PM At Thomas & Mack

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UNLV BACK HOME TO HOST NEVADA, RENO WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Governor’s Series game set for 8 p.m. at Thomas & Mack Center

After closing out the toughest stretch of schedule in UNLV men’s basketball history, playing three top-15 teams plus a trip to Laramie, Wyo., in a 16-day span, the Runnin’ Rebels will get back to Mountain West play on Wednesday, Jan. 7, against intrastate rival Nevada, Reno, at 8 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. 

 

The game is part of the Governor’s Series, presented by NV Energy, which is a head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between UNLV and UNR. The winner of the season series in men’s basketball will earn three points toward the final score. UNLV, which has won each of the first two years of the competition, trails this year’s contest 7.5-4.5.

 

The Runnin’ Rebels have lost two straight games: their Mountain West opener at Wyoming on New Year’s Eve (76-71) and Sunday at then-No. 13 Kansas (76-61). Prior to the conference opener last week, UNLV had won two straight games and five of six.

 

UNLV’s best win of the non-conference season was over then-No. 3 Arizona on Dec. 23. It was the Runnin’ Rebels’ first victory over a team ranked as high as No. 3 at the Thomas & Mack Center since 1988 when they defeated No. 3 Temple. It was also UNLV’s eighth win over a ranked team in the Dave Rice Era, including the second against a top-5 team (No. 1 North Carolina in 2011) and it snapped Arizona’s 39-game regular-season non-conference win streak. In addition, it moved UNLV’s RPI from 80 to 36. The Runnin’ Rebels currently own a RPI of 43 and have a strength of schedule of No. 9 in the country.

 

UNLV, which had to replace all five starters from a year ago, has used a rotation this season that includes five freshmen, one sophomore and two seniors. Freshman guard Rashad Vaughn leads the team in scoring with an average of 17.3 ppg, which also ranks first in the Mountain West. Sophomore forward Christian Wood has eight double-doubles this year, which ranks 10th in the country, and has averages of 15.4 ppg (second on the team) and team highs of 9.6 rpg (1st in MW, 22nd in the country) and 2.9 bpg (1st in MW, 16th in the country). Freshman forward Goodluck Okonoboh is second on the team in blocks with 2.9 per game (2nd in MW, 17th in the country) and second among all freshmen in the country. Senior guard Cody Doolin leads the squad and MW with 4.8 apg and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.2, which leads the conference and is 17th nationally.

 

As a team, the Runnin’ Rebels are fourth in the nation in blocked shots (7.3 bpg), fourth in defensive rebounds per game (29.14) and 36th in field-goal percentage defense (38.0).

 

Wednesday’s game vs. UNR will be televised on CBS Sports Network with Brent Stover and Bob Wenzel calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM in Las Vegas. All internet links along with live stats will be available at UNLVRebels.com.


GAME #15


Nevada, Reno (5-8, 1-0 Mountain West) 

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UNLV (9-5, 0-1 Mountain West)

DATE:
 Wednesday, January 7, 2015
TIME:
 8 p.m.
SITE:
 Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV: CBS Sports Network (Brent Stover, Bob Wenzel)

RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
AUDIO: UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com
TWITTER: @UNLVAthletics

UNLV ATHLETIC NEWS: Jenn Wolfe Named 2013-14 Bill Ireland Award Winner

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UNLV’S WOLFE SELECTED AS 2013-14 BILL IRELAND AWARD WINNER

Senior forward’s golden goal lifted women’s soccer to last-minute victory


 
Jenn Wolfe, a recent UNLV graduate and member of the women’s soccer team, was selected as this season’s winner of the Bill Ireland Award the UNLV Athletics Department announced on Thursday. The award coincides with the Governor’s Series presented by NV Energy and sponsored by Barrick Gold, and is given annually to a student-athlete who shines in their respective sport while competing against Nevada, Reno as part of the Governor’s Series, the all-sports competition between UNLV and Nevada, Reno.

The winner must come from a Rebel team that won its competition vs. the Wolf Pack during the year, must have made a significant impact on that outcome and also be in good academic standing. The Rebels won the overall competition for the second straight season after posting a final score of 30-18.

A native of Olathe, Kan., the forward capped her Senior Night in outstanding fashion against UNR, blasting in a 35-yard shot with 11 seconds left in double-overtime for a 2-1 Rebel victory on Nov. 1, 2013, in Las Vegas. The golden goal, which narrowly avoided the teams tying, came after she assisted on the Rebels’ first score of the night, as her free kick was headed in for a score in the 81st minute that briefly put UNLV ahead 1-0.

“I’m surprised and amazed to have been named this year’s winner, and it just adds one more thing to the great way I was able to end my career at UNLV,” said Wolfe. “There were so many UNLV athletes that did very well in their games against UNR this year, I watched a lot of those games and saw how well they played, so to receive the award over those players is a great honor.”

Wolfe, who would earn Mountain West Player of the Week honors for her performance, also tied the all-time record at UNLV for game-winners with the 10th of her career. The win was the first for UNLV women’s soccer against the Wolf Pack in Governor’s Series competition after the two played to a tie the first year. Wolfe would go on to earn first team all-conference honors for the second time in her career.

She is the second winner from UNLV, joining the inaugural recipient, baseball pitcher Buddy Borden. Wolfe received her bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from UNLV in May, graduating with a 3.58 GPA.

The award is named of Mr. Bill Ireland, who is deeply tied to the history of the Wolf Pack and Rebels athletics programs. A 1952 graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Ireland was the Wolf Pack’s first baseball coach (1961-67). After his time at UNR, he went on to UNLV where he became the Rebels first football coach (1968-72) and later served as athletic director (1973-80). Ireland is credited with helping create the Fremont Cannon, which is the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Rebels vs. Wolf Pack football game.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS : Runnin’ Rebels Conclude Regular Season At Nevada, Reno Saturday

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RUNNIN’ REBELS CONCLUDE REGULAR SEASON AT NEVADA, RENO SATURDAY

Governor’s Series game will be played at 7 p.m. on ESPN3

The UNLV men’s basketball team will travel to Reno, Nev., for its regular-season finale on Saturday, March 8 against Nevada, Reno at 7:05 p.m. The game is part of the Governor’s Series, presented by NV Energy, which is a head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between UNLV and UNR. The winner of the season series in men’s basketball will earn three points toward the final score and if there is a season split, each school will be awarded 1.5 points. UNLV currently leads this year’s Governor’s Series 12-6 and won last year’s inaugural series by a final score of 37.5-10.5.

The Runnin’ Rebels are looking to even the season series with UNR as they dropped a 74-71 decision to the Wolf Pack in Las Vegas on Jan. 8. UNLV is alone in third place in the Mountain West at 10-7, while Nevada, Reno is in a tie for fourth with Boise State at 9-8. The winner of the UNLV-UNR game on Saturday will earn the No. 3 seed in next week’s Mountain West Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The loser will play in the 4-5 game.

Saturday’s game will be broadcast by ESPN3, which is available online only and via the WatchESPN app, with Trey Bender and Bill Herenda calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the radio call, which may be heard on ESPN Radio 1100/98.9 FM. The radio broadcast listen link, along with Gametracker are available at UNLVRebels.com.

The Runnin’ Rebels, who are coming off a 73-64 home loss to No. 10 San Diego State, are fourth in the country in blocked shots per game at 6.6, 10th in rebounding at 40.1 rpg, 14th in the nation in 3-point field-goal defense, limiting their opponents to just 29.5 percent from behind the arc, and 15th in effective field-goal percentage defense at 44.0. Khem Birch is second in the country in blocked shots (3.8 bpg), while Roscoe Smith is fifth in the nation in rebounding (11.0 rpg). Birch has 16 double-doubles on the year (sixth in the country), while Smith has 15 (eighth in the nation). UNLV’s leading scorer is Bryce Dejean-Jones (13.4 ppg).

Smith missed Wednesday’s game vs. SDSU after being diagnosed with a concussion on Sunday and will also miss Saturday’s game at UNR, while Dejean-Jones has been suspended for Saturday’s game for conduct detrimental to the team.

GAME #31

UNLV (19-11, 10-7 Mountain West)

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NEVADA RENO (14-16, 9-8 Mountain West)

DATE: Saturday, March 8, 2014
TIME: 7:05 p.m. PST
SITE: Lawlor Events Center (11,536), Reno, Nev.
TV: ESPN3 (Trey Bender, Bill Herenda)
RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
ONLINE: WatchESPN (video), Radio (audio) & Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL GAME NOTES: Lady Rebels Host Nevada, Reno Friday On Senior Night

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UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS NEVADA, RENO FRIDAY ON SENIOR NIGHT

Lady Rebels are a perfect 14-0 all-time against the Wolf Pack in Las Vegas

Though the seed for the UNLV women’s basketball team has been set for next week’s MW Championships, that in no way dampers the importance of Friday’s contest against Nevada, Reno, which tips off at 5 pm in the Cox Pavilion. First, it’s Senior Night, and the Lady Rebel seniors (Amanda Anderson, Mia Bell, Rmanii Haynes, Friederike Moderegger) would love to finish their last game in the Cox Pavilion with a win over their in-state rivals. All fans wearing red to the game will receive half off admission ($4), while children 12 and under are always free at Lady Rebel games.

Friday’s game is the second of two games between the two this season in the Governor’s Series, which is presented by NV Energy, an all-sports competition between the two schools. UNLV won the initial series last season, and the Lady Rebels would earn three points on Friday with a victory for a sweep. A win by UNR would tie the series at 1-1, and each school would then receive 1.5 points in the standings, unless there was a deciding rubber match in next week’s league tournament. UNLV currently leads the overall standings this year by a 12-6 score.

The Lady Rebels are also looking for their eighth straight win over their rival from the north. Head coach Kathy Olivier, a former UNLV All-American, is a perfect 7-0 against the Wolf Pack, including a season sweep last season in UNR’s first year in the Mountain West. UNLV has never lost to the Wolf Pack in Las Vegas, having won all previous 14 meetings.

There will be a live webcast of the game featured on the Mountain West Network at UNLVRebels.com, while the UNLV radio broadcast, featuring the call from Adam Candee, Jesse Vineyard and Dominique Harris is available on KSHP 1400 AM and also off a link at UNLVRebels.com.

UNLV game notes vs. Nevada, Reno

GAME 30 – Friday, March 7 • 5 pm
Senior Night
UNLV (11-18, 8-9 MW)
Head coach: Kathy Olivier (83-103, 6th year)
Leading scorer: Jr./F Alana Cesarz (14.1 ppg)

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Nevada, Reno (17-11, 12-5 MW)
Head coach: Jane Albright (89-98, 5th year)
Leading scorer: Sr./G Danika Sharp (12.6 ppg)

Cox Pavilion (2,500)
Las Vegas
TV: Live webcast on Mountain West Network (UNLVRebels.com)
Radio: KSHP 1400 AM (Adam Candee, Dominique Harris, Jesse Vineyard)
Live Stats: Gametracker

UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Heartbreaking Loss For Lady Rebels, 64-63 At San Diego State

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HEARTBREAKING LOSS FOR UNLV WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, 64-63 AT SAN DIEGO STATE

Lady Rebels suffer road loss despite season-high 25 points from Mia Bell


Despite an amazing shooting performance from UNLV senior point guard Mia Bell who scored a season-high 25 points including a go-ahead three-pointer with 55 seconds left, the Lady Rebels left Viejas Arena with a heartbreaking loss after four points from San Diego State in the final 28 seconds led to a 64-63 Aztec victory on Tuesday night in Mountain West women’s basketball action. With the win, the Aztecs clinched the sixth spot in next week’s Mountain West Tournament, while the Lady Rebels will be the seventh seed, and will play the #10 seed (either New Mexico or San Jose State), on Monday, March 4 at 4:30 pm in the first round. This year’s tournament is being held at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus.

It was a game that featured big runs by each team all game long. San Diego State made five of its first six shots to open up a 10-5 edge. UNLV responded with a 13-2 spurt, the final five points from Bell putting the Lady Rebels ahead 18-12 at the 11:14 mark. UNLV built its largest lead of the game, 26-19 off a three-pointer from Rmanii Haynes, at the 6:58 mark.

In what was one of the keys that decided the game, that basket by Haynes was the last one of the first half for UNLV, who would miss its final six shots while turning the ball over twice. San Diego State took advantage of the drought, reeling off the final 16 points of the half to take a 35-26 lead into the break.

Though UNLV made a few runs in the opening part of the second half, after scoring the first six out of the break it came no closer then six points over the first 10 minutes. After Cierra Warren scored six straight for the Aztecs, it looked like the home team was in control, thanks to a layup and two free throws following a technical foul that made the score 53-40 with 10:56 to play. Bell had different ideas however, as she sandwiched a pair of treys around a banked in three-pointer from Haynes, a 9-0 run in just 1:26 to make it a four-point game.

Bell kept it up from downtown, hitting two more, the second of which completed a 17-2 run that put the Lady Rebels ahead 57-55 at the 6:22 mark. SDSU answered with four straight from Danesha Long, while Danielle Miller added a free throw for UNLV, cutting the SDSU lead to 59-58 at the 4:24 mark. Both teams then clamped down on defense, as the game was scoreless for the next 2:33.

Warren broke the drought by going one-of-two at the line with 1:51 to play, giving the hosts a 60-58 edge. UNLV missed its next shot but forced a turnover, and on the next possession, Bell drained a NBA range trey form the top of the key with 55 seconds to go, putting the Lady Rebels up 61-60. Needing one stop, UNLV forced SDSU late into the shot clock, but Deajanae Scurry would turn the corner from the right side and got to the basket, laying the ball in with 28 seconds to go for a 62-61 lead. UNLV missed a jumper on the other end, and was forced to foul. Khristina Hunter made both free throws at the line with five seconds to go for a 64-61 lead. Following a foul, UNLV inbounded the ball at midcourt with three seconds left, and got a long three-point try from Bell that was just off the mark. Amie Callaway grabbed the rebound and quickly laid it in but then the horn sounded, ending the game at 64-63 in favor of the Aztecs.

In addition to the scoring drought at the end of the first half, the other key in the loss for UNLV was the Aztecs’ free throw shooting. SDSU came into the night second-to-last in the league in free throw percentage at 63.4%, but would make 21-of-27 for 77.8%. UNLV meanwhile was limited to just eight total free throw attempts (5-of-8).

Bell finished the game hitting 9-of-13, including a career-high 6-of-9 from three-point range, for her game-high 25 points. Alana Cearz was the other Lady Rebel in double-figures with 16. UNLV shot 42.9% (24-of-56) for the game, was 10-of-22 from three-point range for 45.5%, and 5-of-8 at the line for 62.5%. The Lady Rebels were outrebounded by a 36-26 margin, leading to a 17-11 edge on second chance points for SDSU. UNLV made up for that by coming up with 10 steals and forcing 19 turnovers, leading to a 26-16 advantage on points off turnovers.

Warren paced the Aztecs with 17 on her Senior Night, while Hunter chipped in 11 and Deidra Smith 10. SDSU shot 40% (20-of-50) for the game, and was 3-of-7 from three-point range for 42.9%.

UNLV closes out the regular season on Friday, March 7, when it hosts Nevada, Reno at 5 pm on Senior Night at Cox Pavilion. That game is also part of the Governor’s Series, an all-sports challenge sponsored by NV Energy.

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UNLV Rebels Capture Inaugural Gonvernor’s Series Presented By NV Energy

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UNLV CAPTURES INAUGURAL GOVERNOR’S SERIES PRESENTED BY NV ENERGY

Junior baseball player Buddy Borden is the first recipient of the Bill Ireland Award

Bolstered by an outstanding performance by its spring sports programs, the UNLV Athletics Department has been honored as the inaugural winner of the Governor’s Series presented by NV Energy and sponsored by Barrick Gold. Governor Sandoval awarded UNLV with the trophy at Friday’s state Board of Regents meeting in Reno.

With only three points remaining to be awarded when the NCAA releases its Academic Progress Report, the Rebels lead the all-encompassing competition with Nevada, Reno with a dominating score of 34.5 to 10.5. The Governor’s Series Trophy was awarded to UNLV President Neal Smatresk at Friday’s Board of Regents meeting held in Reno.

On October 8, 2012 Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced the launch of the Governor’s Series, presented by NV Energy. This historic competition established a formal head-to-head athletic and academic challenge between longtime rivals — the UNLV Rebels and the Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack.

The Rebels earned three points in volleyball, swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, softball, outdoor track and field and baseball, plus 1.5 points as the Rebels’ women’s soccer team split with UNR.

The Wolf Pack earned three points in football, cross country and indoor track and field and added 1.5 points in the soccer split.

“It is truly an honor for UNLV to win the first Governors Series award,” UNLV Athletic Director Jim Livengood said. “We are extremely proud of our student-athletes, coaches and staff who made this possible. The best competition is always within a conference, and in this case, our state. This should be a sense of pride for Rebels everywhere, inside and outside of the state of Nevada. Thanks to Governor Sandoval for starting this series and a huge debt of gratitude to NV Energy and Barrick Gold for their sponsorship.”

Along with UNLV earning the Governor’s Series Trophy, it also announced its inaugural winner of the Bill Ireland Award, which will be presented annually to a student-athlete who shines in their respective sport while competing against Nevada, Reno as part of the Governor’s Series. The winner must come from a Rebel team that won its competition vs. the Wolf Pack, must have made a significant impact on that outcome and also be in good academic standing. The first winner of the Bill Ireland Award is junior baseball pitcher and Las Vegas product Buddy Borden.

The graduate of Arbor View High School, who on June 7 was taken in the seventh round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, sported….sported a 2-0 record and pitched 13.0 innings vs. UNR in two games. He owned a 1.38 ERA and allowed only two runs while striking out 10 and was the only pitcher from either side to record two wins. As a team, the Rebels won four of the six meetings, one in Las Vegas and three in Reno.

“It’s always cool to win against your rival, but being rewarded in doing that this season is really neat,” Borden said. “It is a great honor to win the first Bill Ireland Award, but I was fortunate to have my team behind me and help get the wins in the two games I pitched.”

In Borden’s first start, UNLV beat the Wolf Pack 15-2, which at the time, was their largest defeat over its rival since 1985. He pitched 6.0 innings and struck out six while allowing one run on four hits.

In his second start, the Rebels needed a strong pitching performance as they only recorded three hits as a team. Borden pitched 7.0 innings, allowing one run on eight hits while striking out four, as the Rebels won 5-1.

Borden, a communications studies major, has a cumulative grade point average of 3.42.

The award is named of Mr. Bill Ireland, who is deeply tied to the history of the Wolf Pack and Rebels athletics programs. A 1952 graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Ireland was the Wolf Pack’s first baseball coach (1961-67). After his time at UNR, he went on to UNLV where he became the Rebels first football coach (1968-72) and later served as athletic director (1973-80). Ireland is credited with helping create the Fremont Cannon, which is the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual Rebels vs. Wolf Pack football game.

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UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Host Nevada, Reno, Tuesday At 7 PM

RUNNIN’ REBELS HOST NEVADA, RENO, TUESDAY

First men’s basketball game as part of
Governor’s Series, presented by NV Energy, will tip at 7 p.m.

The UNLV men’s basketball team, which has won three out of its last four games and 14 of its last 17, will host intrastate rival Nevada, Reno, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. It will mark the first game between the two schools in men’s basketball both as members of the Mountain West and will also be the first men’s basketball matchup as part of the Governor’s Series, presented by NV Energy, that was established on Oct. 8, 2012.

Tuesday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Ted Robinson, Steve Lappas and Gary Parrish (sidelines) calling the action, while Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live in Las Vegas on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM and online at UNLVRebels.com through the subscription-based All-Access feature.

The Runnin’ Rebels are coming off a 62-50 home win over Wyoming on Thursday in their only game of last week. UNLV is 12-1 in home games, including 11-1 at the Thomas & Mack Center this season (with nine straight wins). In addition, the Runnin’ Rebels have won 29 of their last 30 regular-season games at the TMC and have won 11 straight regular-season home games against Mountain West foes.

UNLV leads the all-time series with Nevada, Reno, 54-19 and has won each of the last six meetings against the Wolf Pack.

Tickets to Tuesday’s game start at $25 in advance: 702-739-FANS, UNLVTickets.com or at the TMC Box Office.

GAME 21

NEVADA, RENO (11-8, 2-3 Mountain West)

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UNLV (16-4, 3-2 Mountain West)

DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
TIME: 7:00 p.m. PST
SITE: Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,500), Las Vegas
TV: CBS Sports Network (Ted Robinson, Steve Lappas, Gary Parrish)
RADIO: ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
ONLINE: Radio broadcast and Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com (All-Access subscription required for audio at UNLVRebels.com)

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The Shade Tree of Las Vegas Dedicated New Solar Carport Donated by Black Rock Solar

Las Vegas shelter received assistance from local organizations to complete project

The Shade Tree, a Las Vegas shelter for women and children, held a dedication ceremony today celebrating an innovative approach for sheltering survivors of domestic violence: a 34 kilowatt solar array built by Nevada nonprofit Black Rock Solar. This solar array will offset a significant portion of the shelter’s utility bill, lowering overhead and freeing funds for essential community services.

Photo Credit: Benjamin C. Robertson

ABOUT THE SHADE TREE

The Shade Tree is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their animals affected by domestic violence in the Las Vegas valley for over twenty years. As the only organization with an animal shelter on campus, named Noah’s Animal House, The Shade Tree brings families together with their pets and connects them with assistance and services. The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in Nevada and is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada. With 364 permanent beds, The Shade Tree provides over 100,000 nights of shelter each year. To remove any barrier that might prevent a woman from accessing necessary services for she and her children, 100% of our services are provided completely free of charge, regardless of the length of stay. To learn more about The Shade Tree, please visit www.theshadetree.org.