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Open House Slated for Mt. Charleston Fire Station

Open House Slated for Mt. Charleston Fire Station

 

The Clark County Fire Department will host a community open house at a volunteer fire station at Mount Charleston next weekend.

Mount Charleston’s Fire Station 81 will hold an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 25 Ski Chalet Place in Kyle Canyon near the community library on State Route 157.

The Southern Nevada Immunization & Health Coalition will offer free immunizations at both open houses. Information about camping safety and wildland fire protection also will be available.

Debates to be Televised in State Senate Races

Debates to be Televised in State Senate Races

 

Wednesday’s debate between the presidential candidates takes center stage, but some local races will soon hit the airwaves as well.

Some key state Senate races will be taped and aired 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday on Channel 10 by Vegas PBS.

Races featured are:

  • District 5: Steve Kirk vs. Joyce Woodhouse
  • District 6: Mark Hutchison vs. Benny Yerushalmi
  • District 9: Mari Nakashima St. Martin vs. Justin Jones
  • District 18: Scott Hammond vs. Kelli Ross

Groundbreaking Held for Home for Intellectually Challenged Seniors

Groundbreaking Held for Home for Intellectually Challenged Seniors

Ground was broken Tuesday in a northwest neighborhood for a new home for intellectually challenged seniors.

New Vista Ranch will be built near Rainbow Boulevard and Grand Teton Drive. Besides providing a home-like environment for older Las Vegans who are mentally challenged, the center will house a medical clinic for challenged individuals of all ages. It will be the first medical clinic designed for people in southern Nevada with intellectual challenges.

The groundbreaking was for the first phase of the six-phase project. The other phases will include a community outreach center, a job development center and more housing for seniors. For more information, go to newvistanv.org.

 

Power Worker Shocked By Electricity

LAS VEGAS -- An NV Energy worker sustained burns when he was shocked while working inside a large power box on the corner of West Washington Avenue and North Cimarron Road at 5:57 p.m. Friday.  

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded that one worker was injured. 

The crew working at the site consisted of three NV Energy employees. The workers were working on the unit with one employee coming into contact with electricity which caused the shock. It caused the worker's clothes to catch fire. 

Fellow employees aided their companion until firefighters and paramedics arrived a few minutes later. 

The employee was transported by Las Vegas Fire and Rescue to the trauma unit at University Medical Center with serious burns. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.           

The incident is under investigation by NV Energy.

Second Outdoor Marijuana Grow Removed from Mt. Charleston Area

LAS VEGAS -- Members of the Southern Nevada HITDA Task Force's "Eradication Team" removed approximately 3,936 mature marijuana plants with an estimated street value in excess of $7.4 million dollars.

The early morning raid took place Tuesday approximately three miles Northwest of the intersection of State Routes 156 and 158. The investigation which led to the raid was sparked by a citizen's tip of suspicious activity in the area.

There were no suspects present at the time of the raid and no arrests have been made. Officers searching the abandoned makeshift camps recovered evidence which will aid in the ongoing investigation of this criminal enterprise.

This is the fifth outdoor marijuana grow discovered within Clark County so far this year.

Protection Proposed for Rare Mt. Charleston Butterfly

Protection Proposed for Rare Mt. Charleston Butterfly

 

A rare butterfly found only on Mt. Charleston might get protection under the Endangered Species Act, according to information released Wednesday by the Center for Biological Diversity.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed protection today for the Mount Charleston blue butterfly. The decision was the result of a 2011 settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity requiring the Service to speed protection decisions. 

“Protection for the beautiful Mount Charleston blue butterfly comes in the nick of time,” said Tierra Curry, a conservation biologist at the Center. “With very few of the butterflies seen in recent years, their best shot at recovery is the Endangered Species Act, which has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of the plants and animals under its protection.”

Metro Police Look for Man who Robbed Bank

Metro Police Look for Man who Robbed Bank

 

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank near Farm Road and Durango Drive.

The robbery happened at about 2:20 p.m. September 19. According to police, the suspect walked into the bank and gave the teller a note, demanding money. The teller gave the man money, and he left the bank on a mountain bike.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s. He is 5-foot-7 and 200 pounds. He has a pot belly and a small black beard. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a brown hat on backward, sunglasses, a tan T-shirt, gray shorts with a white and black stripe, and white shoes. He may have been wearing a wig under his hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Robbery Division at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.