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Visitors take extra precaution while visiting Lake Mead during Memorial Day weekend

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — Memorial Day is a time to honor America’s fallen heroes. It is also the unofficial start to summer, causing many people to flock to Lake Mead. However, because of the coronavirus pandemic things have changed a bit, causing fewer people to flock to Lake Mead.

The number of people who showed up to Lake Mead Monday was moderate, and the people who were there were wearing a mask or practicing social distancing. In past years, Lake Mead saw 150,000 to 200,000 visitors over the course of the weekend.

Public affairs officer for Lake Mead, Christie Vanover, says the lake saw a steady flow on Friday and Saturday, but Sunday was the busiest day for people to visit Lake Mead.

“Smaller places like Willow Beach and C-Cove, they are a lot smaller, so there’s not much space for everybody, so we are closing those so that people can maintain that social distance,” Vanover said... Read More

Boulder City cemetery still flush with flags and honor, despite COVID-19’s destruction

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — American flags fly above fallen heroes on a warm Memorial Day in Boulder City.

“It gets my heart. It’s really nice. It’s very touching. It’s amazing to see,” said Sean McConnell, at the cemetery to visit his father’s grave.

“He was in the Air Force, and he was in the Korean War,” McConnell said.

McConnell’s father is one of the thousands buried at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, a popular place on this holiday to honor those who served and sacrificed for our country.

“We want to be among our brothers and sisters that fought because these people are one of the reasons why we’re still here,” said Ben Hernandez, who served in Vietnam from 1965-1968... Read More

Six speeding drivers ticketed within an hour at Jean, Primm

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers reported ticketing 6 people for speeding within an hour during their Memorial Day Enforcement period overnight.

NHP says oftentimes less traffic tempts drivers to speed. Several vehicles stopped for speeding were caught on camera driving over 100 miles per hour, one driver having an unrestrained 1-year-old child with them.

“Slow Down, and Arrive Alive!” says NHP... Read More

The Lounge at El Dorado set to will open at Tivoli Village in late summer

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — El Dorado Cantina will introduce the brand’s newest concept, The Lounge at El Dorado, which is set to open late summer/early fall 2020 inside Tivoli Village.

The Lounge at El Dorado will occupy the former Hamptons’ space and maintain the same hours of operation as the neighboring El Dorado Cantina. The two establishments will share the courtyard and patio space.

The combined 5,393 square foot space will have a total of nine booths between the first and second floors, which gives the room ample social distancing naturally. Other details, such as the menu and cocktail program, will be announced at a later date.

The Lounge El Dorado Cantina is located at 440 South Rampart Boulevard, Suite 180... Read More

Traffic stop ends in drug, DUI charges on holiday weekend

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man under 21 who was pulled over for running a red light ended up in big trouble when police found drugs in the car.

This is what @LVMPDTraffic found in a young man's (under 21) car after pulling him over for running a red light. He ended up being charged with DUI, possession, and failure to obey a traffic signal. Please drive SAFE and SOBER, Nevadans.

@LVMPD_Traffic pic.twitter.com/m1RcSutp8R

— Zero Fatalities NV (@DriveSafeNV) May 25, 2020

A tweet from Zero Fatalities NV reported Sunday that the suspect faces charges including DUI, possession of a controlled substance and failure to obey a traffic signal... Read More

Woman shot at apartment complex near Decatur and US 95

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are investigating a shooting near N. Decatur Boulevard and U.S. 95. According to officers, a woman was shot in her shoulder at an apartment complex located at 5067 Medra Mesa Dr.

Two people suspected of being involved are on the run, Metro said. There weren’t any witnesses to the alleged crime. Metro did not release any other details.

This is a developing story... Read More

Election worker tests positive for COVID-19 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Just two weeks before Nevada’s June 9 primary election, a worker in the Clark County Election department has tested positive for COVID-19.

County officials say the worker was in the main office, near the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard, this weekend.

About 75 members of the public and 55 county staffers have been in the building this weekend.

The worker was wearing a mask the entire time they were in the facility, according to a news release from the county. Although officials do not believe the worker had any extended close contact with the public, they are advising people to take precautions... Read More