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Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

Major Service Changes Planned for RTC Routes

If you regularly ride the bus in southern Nevada, pay attention because a new schedule goes into effect July 7.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) warns that customers may experience service delays.

The transit service changes include increased frequencies, later and/or earlier operating hours, schedule adjustments and modifications to the Boulder Highway Express (BHX), Henderson & Downtown Express (HDX), Route 212-Sunset Road and Route 402-Sunset/Boulder City. Boarding changes will take place on the Sahara Express (SX), BHX and HDX that will require passengers to board through the front door and pay or swipe their passes at the farebox.

The transit service changes that will be effective July 7, include:

Lumber Liquidators Opens 300th Store in Las Vegas

The largest retailer of specialty hardwood flooring is opening its 300th store and it is in Las Vegas.

Lumber Liquidators will cut the ribbon on its new store Wednesday at 4588 North Rancho Drive, which is near Rancho Drive and Craig Road.

The new 6,000-square-foot store offers a variety of flooring options. It also features an in-store iPad loaded with an application that allows people to see what flooring would look like when installed.

To celebrate the opening, all 300 locations will offer reduced prices on all flooring, which is the first time it has put all of its flooring on sale at the same time.

Shooting Victim Dies, Police Search for Suspect

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating the deadly shooting of a man at an apartment complex near Smoke Ranch Road and Tenaya Way Monday.

The shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. The victim was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police are searching the area for the suspect.

According to police, the victim and the gunman were seen together within the complex arguing right before the shooting.

The gunman is described as a Hispanic male standing about 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. He is described as having very short hair and numerous tattoos on both arms and one on the back of his neck that extends to the middle of the back of his head. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and tan cargo shorts. The gunman is believed to have left the area on foot.

The identity of the victim as well as the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Off-Ramp Closing While Signs Installed

Off-Ramp Closing While Signs Installed

A section of a busy road will be closed next week while crews work on overhead signs.

The westbound off-ramp from the northern 215 beltway to Decatur Boulevard will be closed from 11:30 p.m. Monday, July 1 to 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2.

Crews will be installing two overhead sign structures over the Decatur Boulevard off-ramp. Westbound travel along the beltway will not be impacted.

Drivers are encouraged to follow the detour signs and drive with caution.

The signs are part of the multi-million dollar beltway widening and improvement project. The 215 is being expanded to a full freeway in the area, which means crews have had to construct interchanges at Jones and Decatur Boulevards.

The entire project is expected to be finished by summer 2014.

 

 

Twin Valedictorians Take Message of Summer Learning to Students

Twin Valedictorians Take Message of Summer Learning to Students

A pair of brothers that were both valedictorians of their graduating class, both star players at Centennial High School and both attending Stanford University this fall talked to current students about the important of focusing on academics even in the summer.

Marcus and Malcolm Allen spoke to summer school students at Del Sol High School Friday as part of the National Summer Learning Day.

The Clark County School District would like students to be part of summer school, tutoring, academic camps and events to keep their minds active during the summer months.

CCSD has developed an online Summer Learning Guide that gives parents grade-level-appropriate activities to help reinforce skills. Go to, ccsd.net/learn for the learning guides.

New Garside Pool Begins Construction Next Week

New Garside Pool Begins Construction Next Week

Groundbreaking for a new community pool will take place at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday near Garside Junior High School.

The new pool will be situated between the school’s basketball and tennis courts. It is set to replace the original Garside Pool, built in 1971. The new pool should be open in June 2014.

“I have looked forward to beginning construction on this new pool for Ward 1 residents for such a long time,” Las Vegas Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian said in a statement. “Now the time has finally arrived. By next summer, there should be a wonderful new pool for families to enjoy, at last.”

The new aquatic facility will feature a zero-depth play area with play structures and slide; a heated, four-lane lap pool with a one-meter diving board; two 19-foot-high water slides; locker rooms, showers, landscaping, an entry plaza and a shark bike rack. The entry plaza will include a splash pad water feature.

Northwest Home Destroyed by Fire

Northwest Home Destroyed by Fire

A fire destroyed a home in the northwest Thursday afternoon.

According to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, the fire started just after 2 p.m. at a home near Decatur Boulevard and Alexander Road.

When crews arrived, the one-story home was fully involved with smoke and flames.

Teenage residents, who were home at the time, were able to get out without injury because a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper saw the fire, stopped at the house and banged on the door to alert people inside.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Five people were displaced by the blaze.