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  • News

    New Henderson Chief of Police Latesha Watson Commands Change

    By Michael Lyle

    The first African American woman—and only the second female—to hold the post comes to Southern Nevada with a deep résumé and plans to help the force better reflect its community.

  • Drinking

    Astronomy Aleworks to Open in Henderson’s Booze District

    By Bob Barnes

    Astronomy Aleworks joins CraftHaus and Bad Beat breweries, and the Las Vegas Distillery and Grape Expectations, in Henderson's most boozy neighborhood.

  • Dining

    From Cancer to Chlorophyll: How Going Vegan Reshaped One Chef’s Life (and the Las Vegas Dining Scene)

    By Diana Edelman

    Chef Donald Lemperle shares his love for food and a plant-based lifestyle.

  • Dining

    Pasta Lovers, It’s Not Over Yet

    By Larry Braverman

    Save the carb counting for December, it's 50 percent off "noods" all month at Bottiglia in Henderson

  • Dining

    Lip Service: CRAFTkitchen’s Birthday Cake Pancakes

    By Zoneil Maharaj, Cierra Pedro and Krystal Ramirez

    One of the Henderson restaurant’s “all-stars” returns just in time for its second anniversary.

  • Dining

    Two New Reasons to Rise and Dine in the Southeast

    By Al Mancini

    There seems to be a shift in the local culinary mentality with regard to the first two meals of the day, with chefs finally beginning to take them seriously. That trend is most obvious in Henderson.

  • Dining

    Born and Raised Touches Down in Henderson

    By Al Mancini

    While B.A.R. proclaims its devotion to that rare set of Las Vegans who actually have Clark County listed on their birth certificate, anyone who’s lived here for more than a few months will recognize that what Born and Raised is offering simply goes above and beyond.

  • The Week

    Henderson’s Revival

    With the recent opening of Downtown Summerlin, another recessionary skeleton has regrown its skin. The west-side shopping, dining and entertainment district has generated plenty of buzz, and throughout its build-out the chorus from analysts has been all about how the site finally brings much-needed retail components to the area.

  • Latest

    Diverging Diamond in the Rough

    By Paul Szydelko

    Henderson drivers will soon find themselves on the wrong side of the road—intentionally, safely and briefly—in a diverging diamond interchange at West Horizon Drive and U.S. 95.

  • In Henderson, Everyone’s Along for the Ride

    By Heidi Kyser

    In the race to establish themselves as bike-friendly communities—and thus win fans and funding for things like health programs and road improvements—local municipalities have donned an array of personas: You’ve got your toned, speedy Summerlin road biker, your hip, laid-back Downtown commuter and, now, your fun-loving Henderson family of cyclists.

  • The Week

    Henderson’s Hail Mary

    By Matt Jacob

    As the one-time commissioner of the fast-paced Arena Football League, David Baker became accustomed to seeing a touchdown about every 90 seconds and final scores in the 74-68 range. Cue the irony: As the main man behind the $1.5 billion integrated health village planned for Henderson, Baker is involved in a game that’s scoreless … and has been for more than two years. A quick timeline:

  • Seven Questions

    Jacob Snow

    By Heidi Kyser

    Jacob Snow is not big on small talk. In fact, everything about his top-floor office at Henderson City Hall—from the painstakingly placed décor to his well-polished cuff links—screams, “Let’s get down to business.” Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why the City of Henderson hired Snow as city manager in March, plucking him from the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, the organization he helmed for 13 years.

  • About Town

    The Long, Sad Next Chapter

    By James P. Reza

    I use the library. My 9-year-old son uses it, too. We can both recall many times enjoying an hour among the stacks giving an author a tryout in some tough-to-find Vegas Valley silence, all on the taxpayer dime. Now, since Henderson residents didn’t vote for the first property tax increase to expand funding for the system since 1991, two libraries will vaporize rather quickly. By Nov. 21, the system’s Galleria Mall location will be gone and, as of Nov. 30, the 4,500-square-foot, but quite busy, Lydia Malcolm branch near Seven Hills will close its doors.

  • The Week

    Bunker Mentality

    By Bob Whitby

    Courtesy of the Great Recession, we already knew the walls of a gated community can’t keep out economic reality. Terse notices about uncut grass and mandated paint schemes proved no match for a rising tide of sinking property values that easily swamped those stuccoed seawalls. It didn’t matter how strictly residents adhered to the rules; the ugliness flowed right over the top. Recently, we’ve seen again just how ineffective those walls really are.

  • Community

    A Save in Henderson

    By Sean DeFrank

    Henderson’s east side isn’t an affluent area, but it’s rich in baseball tradition. So, as the Henderson Little League geared up for its 25th season this spring, it needed a little help to defray operating costs and ensure that kids from lower-income families could participate even if they can’t afford the $140 entry fee. Instead, it got a lot of help.