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Road on Mt. Charleston Closing Saturday Night

Road on Mt. Charleston Closing Saturday Night

 

People heading to Mt. Charleston this weekend need to be ready for lane restrictions as crews work on road projects.

State Route 158 from Deer Creek Picnic Area to the intersection of State Route 156 will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday. State Route 156, also known as Lee Canyon Road, will be open. State Route 157, also known as Kyle Canyon road, will also be open. However, people wishing to go from Lee Canyon to Kyle Canyon, or vice versa, must got down to U.S. 95 to get across the mountain.

Crews will be blasting away parts of the mountain to make room for a wider road, bigger parking lots and a new overlook. 

Las Vegas Ski Resort Renovated for New Season

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort is getting its biggest facelift ever.

Owners of the resort have spent $2 million in renovations and improvements and are ready to show them off.

This is already a big year for the resort as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The resort's general manager, Kevin Stickelman, said five new runs were added in one area and 14 new ski trails are being groomed and ready to greet skiers next week.

The old kitchen and cafeteria have also been replaced.

"We added new fryers, new stovetops and new grills," he said, adding the menu has also been changed.

"We're going with more of the homemade food, made from scratch," he said. "Healthier items. In order to do that we need things like new ovens, flat tops and refrigeration."

He said a new guest locker room was added along with 140 lockers that guests can rent for the season.

I-Team: City Auditors Find Waste in Henderson, Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Inventory and warehousing might inspire yawns, but there's a lot of wasted taxpayer dollars when it comes to those two areas of government.

The I-Team has learned of waste within the cities of Las Vegas and Henderson and what's being done to fix it.

Traffic signals and equipment keep Las Vegas moving, so it would be easy to think the city would keep these expensive items in top shape.

But city investigators found out Las Vegas keeps their equipment as organized as a teenaged boy cleaning up his room.

Boxes were so disorganized and water stained, investigators couldn't tell how damaged the equipment inside was.

Deputy City Manager Orlando Sanchez said the messy issue has been corrected, including the access points to the gates.

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting in Northwest Valley

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting in the northwest Las Vegas valley that killed a person and wounded another.

According to police, officers arrived at an apartment complex in the 1900 block of Simmons Street and found a male and female suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The male, whose name and age has not been released, was dead at the scene. The female -- her name and age also unknown – was taken to University Medical Center where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

According to homicide detectives, the male and female were exiting their car when an unknown person fired several rounds at them. There is no indication of any confrontation beforehand and it is believed by detectives that the shooting was gang-related.

Forest Service Looks for Snow Hosts for Mt. Charleston

Forest Service Looks for Snow Hosts for Mt. Charleston

 

People who look forward to winter and playing in the snow on Mt. Charleston will be interested in volunteer positions through the forest service.

The U.S. Forest Service is looking for Snow Hosts for the Mt. Charleston area of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. The hosts will show people places on the mountain to play in the snow and how to be safe. They’ll also be able to take part in the fun while talking to people at snow play sites.

Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and able to work outside in cold conditions. They’ll be working weekends and holidays. An average shift will be between three and six hours. The minimum commitment is two shifts per month, of course, anyone wanting to work more hours can. Volunteers will be needed now through March.

Motorcyclist Killed in Collision on Rainbow and 95

LAS VEGAS -- A motorcyclist is dead and his passenger is in critical condition after a collision with a pickup truck late Saturday night.

Nevada Highway Patrol says the accident happened just before 11 p.m. on Rainbow Boulevard.

A 1996 Harley Davidson was exiting from U.S. 95 turning southbound onto Rainbow Boulevard.

The motorcycle crossed in the path of a Ford F-150 on Rainbow, and the two vehicles collided head on.

The motorcycle driver, a 45-year-old male from Las Vegas, died the scene. His passenger was transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition.

The driver of the truck was not injured. 

Police do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.