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Clark County Fire Department Hiring for 60 Positions

Clark County Fire Department Hiring for 60 Positions


A limited number of applicants will be accepted by Clark County for firefighter and firefighter paramedic openings.

Applications for more than 60 positions are being accepted June 19 through July 3 and must be submitted online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov. No more applications will be accepted once 2,500 persons have applied.  

Outreach sessions are scheduled throughout the valley and are open to anyone interested in receiving information about the application process, employment requirements, the testing process and test-taking tips. There also will be a question-and-answer session.

Mother of Unarmed Man Killed by Police Sues Department

LAS VEGAS -- The family of an unarmed man shot and killed by Metropolitan Police Department officers has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the department.

Celestine Gibson, the mother of Stanley Gibson, is suing Metro, asking for at least $20 million. Gibson was killed on December 12, 2011 while sitting in his car. He was unarmed. 

Police say they were called to the Alondra Condominium Complex to investigate a report that two men were trying to break in to a condo. When officers arrived, the suspects had apparently left the area. While officers were taking a report, Gibson pulled into the complex and parked. As police approached his vehicle, he started his car and tried to leave. Police pinned his car, keeping him from leaving the area, and tried to get him out of the vehicle.

Mt. Charleston Gets Ready for Busy Memorial Day Weekend

Mt. Charleston Gets Ready for Busy Memorial Day Weekend


The businesses and the U.S. Forest Service on Mt. Charleston are bracing for a busy holiday weekend.

The forest service spent Friday putting up signs reminding people about fire restrictions. No wood or charcoal fires are allowed in the mountains. Gas stoves are allowed. With dry conditions and high winds, the forest is ripe for a major fire. A ticket for violating the fire restrictions can be as much as $250.

The cooler conditions could mean that more people stay in the Las Vegas valley for the holiday weekend.

"The weather dictates a lot of our visitation. A lot of the times, when it is hot in Las Vegas, we tend to get a lot more people," U.S. Forest Service Fire Prevention Officer Ray Johnson said.

"We are at the mercy of Mother Nature on this mountain. When it snows in the winter people come up and when it gets triple digits in Las Vegas we get packed," Operations Manager at Mt. Charleston Lodge Thomas Schneekloth said.

Local Letter Carriers and Partners Collect More Than 202 Tons of Food

Local letter carriers in Southern Nevada, working with a number of dedicated partners, helped collect 404,028 pounds of non-perishable food during the 2012 National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

That is more than 202 tons of food, which was distributed to more than 20 local food pantries in Southern Nevada to help those who struggle with hunger.  Last year, this effort collected 372,789 pounds of food.

“We know we are making a difference,” said Glenn Norton, president of the Las Vegas branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  “As letter carriers, we see the need every day on our routes, which is why we look forward to this national food drive every year. But we couldn’t make the impact we do without the community’s support, or the support of our amazing partners. On behalf of all our member letter carriers, I offer a sincere thank you.”

Authority Figures Accused in Separate Sexual Assault Cases

LAS VEGAS - For the second time this week, an authority figure is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl. An ROTC advisor and a Metro Police officer are accused in unrelated cases of abusing their authority and taking advantage of young victims.

The two young ladies came forward this week with separate allegations of sexual abuse against the two men. Kevin Miyasato with the Community Crisis Center of Southern Nevada says the victims at some point probably felt hopeless.

"Very, very violated - their whole world has been turned upside down. Everything they knew and trusted in has been broken apart," he speculated. "Things they used to enjoy doing, they're not doing anymore. They've basically emotionally shut down. Those are some signs and indications that something's going on."

Ski Resort Announces Summer Schedule

Ski Resort Announces Summer Schedule

The snow is gone on Mt. Charleston but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop at the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort.

The resort has released its summer events schedule which includes a concert series, disc golf and the Annual Hill Cleanup.

The cleanup event is Saturday, June 23. They are looking for volunteers to help clean up the mountain. People will be cleaning up the trash leftover from the winter season. Prizes will be given away to people who help, including a free resort pass for the 2012-2013 ski season. A complimentary barbecue will follow the event. The cleanup is from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are advised to wear hiking attire and sturdy shoes. LVSSR will provide people with trash bags, gloves and water. There is no need to RSVP