Kailyn Brown, Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Past articles by Kailyn:

Ex-football teammates start training program for women

Still Pushing Fitness is tailored to women, although Brown and Neal said children and men can participate. The duo decided to focus on women because many of them have similar fitness goals, but they often don’t know how to accomplish them, they said. → Read More

Snowfall shortfall curtails amenities at Lee Canyon

Less snowfall at Mount Charleston means fewer recreational activities at Lee Canyon. Last winter season (November 2016-February 2017) saw 26 inches of snow in the Spring Mountains by early January and more than 100 inches by the end of February, National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Outler said. → Read More

24-hour FireRock aimed at drawing off-the-Strip crowd

FireRock Steakhouse’s appeal to locals attracts customers, said dining manager Monica Losey. → Read More

China Lights festival a first in North Las Vegas

Lion and dragon dance performances, artistic displays and specialty food menus to celebrate Chinese New Year are a familiar sight at Las Vegas hotels — but not in North Las Vegas. → Read More

North Las Vegas project helping homeless has feet covered

When it comes homeless advocacy, Charlene Falkner of North Las Vegas is the go-to person at City Hall. → Read More

Bike rodeos teach students about riding safely to school

Several Robert Lunt Elementary students have bikes at home, but they don’t ride them to school regularly. Physical education teacher Chris Regan suspects that’s partly because parents don’t think it’s safe to ride in the neighborhood and partly because students don’t know how to ride safely. → Read More

YouTubers in Las Vegas Valley share insights, make money

When North Las Vegan Makenna Gott married her husband, Kyle, in 2013, she knew she was marrying YouTube, too. The Gotts are among many Las Vegas Valley residents who use YouTube to highlight topics they are passionate about — and to make money. → Read More

Children get free rides to North Las Vegas rec center

For several years about a decade ago, Neighborhood Recreation Center employees visited apartment complexes in low-income areas to host games, activities and crafts with children who did not have transportation to the center. They stopped when the free program known as Rec N Roll lost funding, recreation supervisor Angela Johnson said. → Read More

Restaurant veteran behind Grand China runs Thai Basil

Frank Ngo and his wife, Christina, opened Thai Basil about 15 years ago so they could send their two children to college. → Read More

Apple product store is North Las Vegas business of month

Experimac has been open less than a year, but the electronic store’s North Las Vegas location already has been recognized as the city’s business of the month. → Read More

Company donates $15K for protect-bicyclists billboard

Olympia Cos. took measures to protect pedestrians and cyclists when designing the Skye Canyon master-planned community, said Olympia Vice President Chris Armstrong. → Read More

Top-diner designation a boon for north Las Vegas Valley’s SNS

SNS Diner employees are used to a rush of customers during lunch hours on weekdays. The lines have been longer than normal recently at the North Las Vegas restaurant, dubbed the “home of secret barbecue,” Michael Poniewaz said. → Read More

Memorial wall plaques honor North Las Vegans

For a few years, the city of North Las Vegas has allowed residents to plant trees at one of the city’s 33 parks to commemorate loved ones, city public-information officer Delen Goldberg said. The city recently added another component, a memorial wall, where people can purchase plaques that feature the deceased person’s name. → Read More

Honored North Las Vegas barbership closed after fire

Just a few weeks after Classic Cuts barbershop was named North Las Vegas business of the month in October , someone broke in and set it on fire, owner Calvin “Tito” Hudson Jr. said. → Read More

East valley woman drives jet cars that surpass 300 mph

Although her husband was injured in a crash more than 30 years ago, it didn’t stop Shelly Segal, 45, of the east valley from learning to drive jet cars — which can travel at more than 300 mph. She’s one of about six female performers nationwide in the National Hot Rod Association sport, she said. → Read More

Under Elevate program, students are conduits for learning

North Las Vegas-area students soon will receive teacher-mentors to assist them with graduation and beyond through a program called Elevate Las Vegas. → Read More

Summerlin student to gift statue to Tule Springs group

The statue, which will be donated to the Protectors of Tule Springs organization, will be made with recycled metal that has been dumped at the monument illegally. Materials may include car parts and bullet casings. Mack said she chose a Columbian mammoth, whose fossils have been discovered at Tule Springs, because they are “huge but… → Read More

Mascot head one of Drai’s production coordinator’s many hats

Aaron Gillam started going to clubs in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, as a teen. He enjoyed the atmosphere and being the center of attention on the dance floor, and he knew early on that he wanted to make a career of out his passion for dancing. → Read More

Woman sees big changes in Las Vegas’s black dance scene

When Vikki Baltimore-Dale moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in the early 1980s, the black dance scene was much different. → Read More

North Las Vegas dispensaries unfazed by added competition

North Las Vegas marijuana dispensaries are facing more out-of-town competition, but most operators say they aren’t worried. → Read More