October 2012

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 http://www.shakeout.org/nevada/



The 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

 Las Vegas Youth Orchestra

October 18, 6pm-9pm


 LDS Regional Youth Conference

October 14, 7pm-8:30pm



October 19, 8am-12pm


Roots Reggae Uprising

October 20, 4pm-10pm


Grits & Glamour Tour

October 21, 5pm-8pm                           


 Shakespeare 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 both days.

For more information on the events listed above, please visit HendersonLive.com.




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 pruning.

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 Google for "branch bark ridge" to see some helpful images. You may want to refer to the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) website for additional information.

One last tip - clean your saws with a 10% bleach solution and either sharpen them or replace the blade.

Happy pruning!



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!

October 27, 2012

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lake Mead Crossing - Lake Mead Parkway and Water Street

Learn more


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.


Save the date for this year's City Hall at the Mall!

Saturday, November 17

10am - 4pm

Galleria at Sunset

Stay 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


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