Earlier this month, Nevada reached a settlement with Walgreens to accept $258 million in connection with that business’ part in the opioid epidemic.
Drug overdose deaths reached more than 100,000 people nationwide in 2022. And since 1999, nearly 1 million people have died from drug overdoses in this country.
The Walgreens settlement will be used for programs and more, but they’re hardly the end. Less than a year ago, the Southern Nevada Health District issued a public warning: fentanyl deaths are on the rise.
The Las Vegas heat is impacting nearly 83,000 people working on the streets and a local company is lending a hand.
World Wide Safety teaches local construction companies health and safety protocols aligned with the new OSHA program to protect workers from heat-related illnesses.
The trainings cover hydration, required breaks, protective gear, and best employer practices.
Elko Mining Expo opens June 8 at the Elko Convention Center featuring 365 exhibitors, and one of those is Broadbent & Associates Inc., whose vice president and principal engineer, Randy Miller, described the event as “just a wonderful opportunity” for companies to communicate.
The two-day event that ends on June 9 will feature 447 booth spaces, not counting the food vendors, according to Kimberlee Longley, convention and event manager for the Elko Convention & Visitors Authority.
“We are expecting a large turnout and are excited for the ESG Panel Session scheduled Thursday, June 8, at 1 p.m.,” she said by email, reporting that the golf tournament at Ruby View Golf Course and the opening reception on June 7 were sold out. “It’s going to be a great Expo.”
The environmental, social and governance panel is open to all at no charge, with panelists from Nevada Gold Mines, i-80 Gold Corp., Kinross Gold Corp. and NewFields, and the Expo is also open to all from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Henderson Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is set to welcome guest pianist Michael Sheppard for its last performance of the season, titled “WHAM!”
The concert is free and will take place Friday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. at The Dollar Loan Center in Henderson.
According to HSO, Sheppard will take on the role of “The Ivory Crusader” as the last soloist of their heroes-themed season, and the concert will open with a new piece by Mason Bates inspired by Steve Jobs.
Sheppard will be performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3, considered one of the most difficult concerti to perform. This concerto was the center of the movie “Shine” which won Geoffrey Rush an Academy Award for his role as the pianist David Helfgott.
A group of Coral Academy students is at the helm of a new business program and they’re looking to expand their reach to students throughout the Las Vegas valley.
“We really need financial literacy for our teens,” said Coral Academy of Science tenth-grader, Rachel Martin.
Martin and her business club classmates didn’t wait around for the school, state, or country to develop a program for them. They started one on their own! Using funds from the Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership (YNAPP) Program, students created a free five-week essentials program.
Emerald Island Casino co-owner Tim Brooks remembers where he was 20 years ago this week.
“We were running around like a chicken without a head getting ready to open,” he said.
Brooks and co-owner — and twin brother — Mike bought the Pot O’Gold Casino in 2001 and the pair spent the next year and a half, and about $2 million, renovating the closed casino in downtown Henderson’s Historic Water Street District.