I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather. I would like to inform you about three events coming up in Ward 5.
More Than 200 College Students To Cleanup Neighborhoods
Cleanups Scheduled 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6
College students participating in the National Hispanic Professional Organization National Collegiate Leadership Conference in Las Vegas Nov. 4-7 will help to beautify three Las Vegas neighborhoods. The conference, sponsored by Nissan North America, includes a career fair and training as well as a public service component that will get the students out into the community to help clean neighborhoods.
In Ward 5, a cleanup will take place at J. T. McWilliams Elementary School, 1315 Hiawatha Road. Additional cleanups are scheduled in Wards 1 and 3. The students will be clearing trash and debris and repainting curbs and fire hydrants. The cleanup is a part of the city's Keep America Beautiful (KAB) campaign. The Las Vegas chapter of KAB provides community education and hands-on stewardship that reduces litter and waste and promotes grassroots volunteerism. More than 580 cities, towns, counties, states and international communities are implementing the Keep America Beautiful System as certified affiliates of KAB.
New Lane Shifts On U.S. 95 / Cheyenne Ramp Closures Nov. 8-9
Work continues on the widening of U.S. 95 between West Washington Avenue and Ann Road by Capriati Construction Corporation. During November, crews will place barrier rail with lane shifts Sunday through Thursday evenings from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. between Lake Mead Boulevard and Craig Road.
The U.S. 95 northbound Cheyenne Avenue off ramp will be closed Monday evening, Nov. 8, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. On U.S. 95 northbound, the Cheyenne Avenue on ramp will be closed Tuesday evening, Nov. 9, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists are advised to use on ramps at Lake Mead Boulevard or Craig Road.
The Rancho Drive northbound to Ann Road connector will be closed to traffic at Rainbow Boulevard from Monday, Nov. 29, through Wednesday, Dec. 22, for ramp realignment. Motorists are advised to use posted detours at Rainbow Boulevard to Ann Road to U.S. 95. Personal alternate routes to avoid the construction area are encouraged.
U.S. 95 is being widened from 6 to 8 lanes, including adding one high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane, one auxiliary lane between interchanges, an auxiliary lane northbound from Rainbow Boulevard to Ann Road, ramp work at the Rancho/Ann interchange, and operational improvements at the Cheyenne and Durango interchanges.
U.S. 95 is reduced to two lanes of travel in each direction between Craig Road and Ann Road, until further notice. Motorists are advised to use traffic controls as directed. Caution in the work zones is advised.
Keep Las Vegas Beautiful - America Recycles Day
In support of Keep America Beautiful (KAB) America Recycles Day, Keep Las Vegas Beautiful, a Las Vegas chapter of KAB, is partnering with the Clark County School District Partnership Office, Republic Services, Going Green Girl, Going Green LV, and the UNLV Rebel Recycling program to educate students about the importance of recycling. "I Recycle" is the theme of the 2010 Keep America Beautiful's America Recycles Day, which takes place Nov. 15. Millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work over the 13-year history of this annual event, a nationally recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work and on the go.
Green Girl or Mrf'y, Republic Services' life-size talking robot, will be visiting schools in each ward to teach students the importance of preserving and protecting our environment. Superhero Going Green girl and Mrf'y inspire school children through creative education on how and why to recycle in Las Vegas. All schools will be presented with a banner the students will sign at each presentation, pledging to recycle and save the planet. In Ward 5, Mrf'y will visit the Kermit R. Booker Sr. Elementary School, located at 2277 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.
The Keep Las Vegas Beautiful (KLVB) team includes representatives from the city of Las Vegas, the Clark County School District Partnership Office, Republic Services, the University of Las Vegas Rebel Recycling Program, Don't Trash Nevada, the Southern Nevada Graffiti Coalition, the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Bank of Nevada, the Nevada Banker's Collaborative and the Nevada Department of Transportation.
The Las Vegas chapter benefits from the established KAB framework for community education and hands-on stewardship that reduces litter and waste and promotes grassroots volunteerism, to make sustainable improvement. More than 580 cities, towns, counties and states and international communities are implementing the Keep America Beautiful System as certified affiliates of KAB.
The city of Las Vegas is committed to sustainability and livability in our community. Visit the city's website at to learn about what is being accomplished and how you can participate.