You may see our Mayor Andy Hafen in the news recently, along with other
leaders in Southern Nevada, discussing the importance of an upcoming
earthquake drill called “Nevada Great Shake Out”. This will be the largest
earthquake drill in Nevada's history. All schools within the Clark County
School District will be participating for the first time which means over
300,000 students. The Henderson Fire Department will be at eight of these
schools within Henderson showing the importance of this drill. Also, the two
St. Rose Hospitals within Henderson will be participating along with
business, members of the public and community groups. We want to extend an
invitation for you to participate in this important drill. It's only three
steps: Drop, Cover, and Hold On.
Nevada is considered to be at higher risk compared to most areas of the
country. You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work,
at school or even on vacation.
Learn how to protect yourself! The drill takes place on October 18th, at
10:18 a.m. Please take a few minutes to Drop, Cover and Hold On. To learn
more and register for the event, visit
Henderson Pavilion is
scheduled to host a number of special events this fall. Some streets within
these areas will close to accommodate these events. Please expect traffic
delays as shown below:
Henderson Pavilion Concerts & Events
Vegas Youth Orchestra
October 18, 6pm-9pm
Regional Youth Conference
October 14, 7pm-8:30pm
October 19, 8am-12pm
October 20, 4pm-10pm
October 21, 5pm-8pm
in the Park
The city of Henderson is bringing its Shakespeare in
the Park event to a park close to your neighborhood! The Las Vegas
Shakespeare Company will perform Hamlet in
October. Residents should expect an increase of traffic near River
Mountain Park, October 20; and Lake Las Vegas, October 27, between 7pm-9pm
For more information on the events
listed above, please visit
Lisa's Landscape Corner
-by Lisa Ortega, City of Henderson Urban Forester
"Pruning is not an event, it's a process."
Say goodbye to hot summer weather!
There is no doubt that soon we will be raking fall leaves from our
planters and grass. This time of year pruning of palms subsides and tree
pruning begins. But remember - don’t start that pruning until after the
leaves fall off! Let the trees take in all they can before you begin your
Maybe you're asking, "Do I need to prune my trees?" Here are some reasons
that the answer may be yes:
- Crossing and rubbing branches
- Dead branches
- Vehicle and pedestrian safety
Don't feel that you need to strip all the leaves and branches from the
interior of your tree. Whether you do it yourself or hire a company, always
adhere to a 20 - 25% rule - never take off more than that. You can’t fix
everything in one pruning cycle. Less is more, so take your time; this will
prevent sunscald next year. A friend of mine has a saying that I really
like. “Pruning is not an event, it’s a process”.
When pruning, make
sure you go outside the branch bark ridge. Search
for "branch bark ridge"
to see some helpful images. You may want to refer to the
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
One last tip - clean
your saws with a 10% bleach solution and either sharpen them or replace the
Henderson Fire Department and Police Department invite you to the Community
Safety Expo featuring exhibits and activities related to life safety, fire
prevention and healthy living!
to 4:00 pm
Crossing - Lake Mead Parkway and Water Street
Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity?
The State's Aging and Disability Services Division needs you!
Aging and Disability
Service’s Elder Rights Unit is hosting a Volunteer Informational Open House,
Thursday October 25.
Come learn how you can serve
as an advocate for residents of skilled nursing and assisted living
facilities. View the media release here.
date for this year's City Hall at the Mall!
Saturday, November 17
tuned for more information!
Officers from our Community Relations Unit (CRU) are
available to attend your HOA board meetings and help you set up a
Neighborhood Watch. If your neighborhood is experiencing any problems, they
can discuss various crime prevention strategies that can be implemented.
Call (702) 267-5100 for more information.
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Barbara Geach, Manager of Neighborhood Relations
City of Henderson
Neighborhood Services(702) 267-2000