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Ski and Snowboard Resort Needs Volunteers for Cleanup

Ski and Snowboard Resort Needs Volunteers for Cleanup

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is looking for volunteers to help clean up.

The resort is looking for people to clean up the trash on the slopes, base and parking areas. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.  Following the cleanup, volunteers will be treated to a complimentary barbecue lunch at the base lodge.

There are incentives for cleaning up. Prizes, including a season pass to the resort, have been hidden on the mountain. The resort will provide trash bags, water and gloves. Volunteers should wear heavy-duty shoes and be dressed to work outdoors. 

'Amazing Race' Looking for Las Vegas Racers

 

The Emmy-winning show “The Amazing Race” is looking for people to enter the around-the-world race.

They are holding a casting call from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Colleen’s Consignment at Rainbow Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue. They are looking for outgoing, strong-willed pairs who are physically and mentally able to race around the world. The teams must have valid passports. 

To see the other requirements or to print a video waiver form, go to 8newsnow.com

Sinkhole Causes Lane Closure on Rainbow

LAS VEGAS -- Motorists are being advised to avoid Rainbow Boulevard between Alexander and Craig Roads because of a large sinkhole.

According to Las Vegas city officials, the sinkhole developed in the outside southbound lane. That lane is closed to traffic until repairs can be made over the next one or two weeks.

Alternate routes of Torrey Pines and Tenaya Way are suggested.

Widow Remembers Husband on Anniversary of Metro Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Six months after a Gulf War veteran was shot and killed by Metro Police, his widow held a vigil in his honor. Rhonda Gibson said her husband had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and suffered from anxiety.

Metro Police did admit a non-lethal approach should have been used in this case but wasn't.

Rhonda Gibson spent Tuesday, in near triple-digit heat, sitting next to her husband's grave and reflecting.

"He didn't deserve to be shot in the head seven times. Seven times in the back of the head. Can you give me a reason why that happened?" 

Stanley Gibson was killed by Metro officers six months ago. Police said, they were responding to an attempted break in, and Gibson's vehicle matched the description so the suspect's vehicle. Gibson was shot when he didn't follow police commands.

Girl Scouts Take Action to Fix Crosswalk

Girl Scouts Take Action to Fix Crosswalk

 

A group of Girl Scouts worked Tuesday to make crosswalks near Rhodes Elementary School a little safer through a service project. Girl Scout Troop 199, working with Clark County School District Safe Routes to School program in the School-Community Partnership office, Look Out Kids About and City of Las Vegas Public Works, took part in the painting project. The troop painted the message "STOP! LOOK LEFT, LOOK RIGHT." at crosswalks to promote safe walking to and from schools. Many of the scouts attend middle schools nearby or have younger siblings, neighbors and friends attending the elementary school, and wanted to help make it safer for all students. A Safe Routes to School grant provided the stencils for the message.

 

Campaign Aims to Provide Water for Homeless

Campaign Aims to Provide Water for Homeless

 

Donations of water and money are being sought to help hydrate the homeless through the brutal southern Nevada summer heat.

HELP of Southern Nevada’s “HELP2O” campaign seeks to help protect homeless residents by donating water and spare change at Whole Foods Market now through August. Those looking to donate bottled water can do so by visiting Whole Foods’ Tenaya (7250 W. Lake Mead Blvd.) and Town Square (6689 Las Vegas Blvd.) locations. 

Bottled water donations can be purchased in-store and donated, or purchased elsewhere and dropped off at Whole Foods. The water will be collected on a regular basis and distributed throughout the area.

YMCA Offers Summer Passes and Day Camps for Kids

YMCA Offers Summer Passes and Day Camps for Kids

The YMCA is again offering its Sizzlin’ Summer Pass and Y Day Camps.  

The pass is $112 for individuals and $215 for the family. It gives people access to all the pools, wellness centers and classes offered at the four YMCAs around southern Nevada. The passes are on sale now through July 31. They’ll allow for four months of access from the date of purchase. The outdoor pools are already open. People who are not members can still go to the pools for $5 per person per day.

Day camps start June 11 for kids 5 to 15 years old. Camp choices include cooking, science, zoology, rock climbing, glamour girls, sports, cheer and many more. The camps are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To accommodate more schedules, the Y offers free care for campers from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Camp prices start at $136. There is also a daily drop-in rate of $46. Financial assistance is available. No child will be turned away because of an inability to pay.