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Las Vegas Ski delays opening, hopes for snow

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort officials say the destination won't be opening Friday as planned while they wait for a storm to bring snow this weekend.

Resort spokeswoman Veronica Kawka said Tuesday that the resort is hoping its winter season gets a Dec. 5 start.

The resort is reliant on the cold kindness of mother nature but it also plans to help blanket its slopes by borrowing extra snow-making machines from Utah resorts.

Weather conditions have been warmer than usual for the skiing and snowboarding destination.

It's about an hour northwest of Las Vegas.

Kawka says the resort will have a new chair lift to accommodate twice as many people per day and a snow tubing course when it opens for the season.

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Power outage affecting customers in Northwest

LAS VEGAS -- There's a massive power outage affecting thousands in the Northwest.

According to NV Energy's website, when the outage first occurred Sunday evening, approximately 6,000 people lost power. However, that has decreased to 1,673.

The cause of the outage is being investigated by NV Energy. Go here to check on outages.

President Obama leaves Las Vegas

 LAS VEGAS -- After spending the weekend in Las Vegas, President Barack Obama left Nevada Sunday to return to Washington D.C.

Air Force One departed from McCarran International Airport around 10:45 a.m. Over the weekend, Obama stayed in Henderson and spent some time golfing at Reflection Bay Golf Club.

The president arrived in Las Vegas on Friday for and visited a Las Vegas High School to sign an executive order on immigration.

With him aboard Air Force One was a delegation of congressional Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Nevada U.S. Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford.

The president says his executive order will protect as many as 5 million immigrants who are illegally in the United States from deportation.









Major backlog for U.S. Immigration Court in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- President Obama will be in a familiar place in the valley Friday. The president is expected to be at Del Sol High School, the same place where he laid out his blue print for immigration changes nearly two years ago.

That plan never got out of Congress, but Thursday night, President Obama laid out new expansive executive actions on immigration. The new plan will spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

In the meantime, Nevada is definitely high on the list of states that have illegal immigrants. Pew Researchers did a study which revealed Nevada has the highest share of undocumented immigrants of any state. The study also found one in six Nevadan children have at least one parent who is in the country illegally.

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Driving You Crazy: Traffic light at 215 and Ann Road

LAS VEGAS - Anita says the traffic light at Ann Road and 215 is frustrating. She says drivers often have to wait for the light to cycle three times before it changes to green.

Clark County representatives say they have seen some vehicle detection issues at this northwest intersection. The wires that power the video camera sustained damage. Crews replaced the faulty wiring, and the county says the light should be back to normal.

Additional work is coming to the northwest valley. Design plans to fix the northwest beltway between Craig Road and Hualapai Way are almost complete. The county expects to advertise for construction bids early next year.

This project will also replace traffic signals at Lone Mountain Road and Ann Road.

If you want to report maintenance issues, contact the Clark County Public Works Department.

Freeze warning issued for central, northeast Clark County

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a freeze warning for central and northeast Clark County. The watch is in effect from late Sunday night through Monday.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are possible and these conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Here are some safety tips for dealing with freezing weather from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

Keep anything that can burn, such as clothing, furniture, mattresses and paper products at least three feet away from any heat sources such as furnaces, space heaters, fireplaces, stoves and water heaters.

Police: Gun accidentally goes off, kills man

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police investigated a deadly shooting Saturday near the intersection of W. Lake Mead Boulevard and Jones Blvd.

Police said they received a call Saturday at 4:33 p.m. about the shooting at 5801 W. Lake Mead Boulevard.

When officers arrived to the scene, they said they found a man with a gun shot wound to the chest.

Further investigations found the man's death was the result of an accidental discharge.

Police say he was handling a firearm and accidentally shot himself.

He will be identified by the Clark Country coroner.