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Letters to the Editor

Best route for bicyclists is erring on the side of caution

Thousands of wheeling wonders around the valley are taking their daily commutes by bicycle. Agencies around Southern Nevada have added avenues to make it easier to incorporate bicycles into a healthy lifestyle, but they want riders to play it safe.

North Las Vegas girl born prematurely, doctors not hopeful

The baby girl weighed less than one pound at birth.
Her eyes were fused shut. Her velvety skin appeared almost transparent. A large breathing tube, too big for her nose and mouth, somehow pumped the necessary oxygen into her tiny lungs as she took her precious first breaths.
Nine days later, she had heart surgery and numerous blood transfusions.

Library district approves increased user fees for meeting, performance spaces

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District recently voted to increase rates for space usage from 19 percent to 100 percent. Groups across the Las Vegas Valley who rely on the district to provide space say the increase will affect how they operate.

A La Carte

El Cortez, 600 Fremont St., is scheduled to celebrate Cinco de Mayo Thursday with $3 Patron margaritas and complimentary chips and salas from noon to midnight.

Neighborhood News

Area Briefing

Improvements to curbs, gutters and sidewalks and the installation of banners have begun along sections of downtown designated for the Cultural Corridor Trail.

Morelli House memorializes bandleader’s Las Vegas legacy

The memory of Rat Pack-era big bandleader Antonio Morelli, who was the orchestra conductor and music director at the Sands, is forever etched into the walls of the Morelli House, 861 E. Bridger Ave. The mid-century home was originally at 52 Country Club Drive, in the prestigious Desert Inn Country Club Estates, which overlooked the Desert Inn Golf Course.

Bottling herb-infused oils too slippery a task

Garlic- or herb-infused oils that are contaminated with clostridium botulinum, the bacteria responsible for botulism, cannot be identified by smell, sight or taste, making it dangerous to bottle or store them at home.

Literary Las Vegas

Las Vegan Cecilia Arnold’s “Remnants of Paradise” is packed with 22 poems, most intended to express her vision of a miraculous world “for us to enjoy and reside in, and we cannot continue to take it for granted.”

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