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Flood Control Focus of Meeting Wednesday

Flood Control Focus of Meeting Wednesday

Flooding last September caused millions of dollars in damage to neighborhoods along the Las Vegas Wash, Flamingo Wash and Desert Rose Golf Course.

Clark County, the City of Las Vegas and the Regional Flood Control District are working on the design phase of a plan to keep the same type of disaster from happening again.

County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani will host a public meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria at Las Vegas High School to discuss the proposed flood control plan.

"At our last public meeting in January many residents asked that the Flamingo Wash also be part of this project, and we were able to provide $16 million in extra funding to include a portion of the Flamingo Wash in the work. Citizen input also has been a critical part of the new designs for the golf course," said Commissioner Giunchigliani, whose commission District E includes Desert Rose.

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:

Police Investigating Pipe Bomb Blast in NE Las Vegas

Police Investigating Pipe Bomb Blast in NE Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas police are investigating what an officer called an apparent pipe bomb blast overnight that damaged a garage door and a vehicle outside a home in a northeast Las Vegas neighborhood.

Officer Laura Meltzer says no one was reported to have been injured in the incident about 3:20 a.m. Tuesday at a home on Little River Court.

That's in the Sunrise Manor area off Lake Mead Boulevard east of Hollywood Boulevard.

Meltzer says the person who called police initially thought the explosion was a gunshot.

But Officer Larry Hadfield says it appears to have been a pipe bomb and it damage the garage door of a home.

They say the department's ARMOR team is investigating.

Walnut Park Opening Celebration Set for Wednesday

County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is inviting the community to the grand opening of Walnut Park.

The celebration will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The park is at 3820 Cecile Avenue, just west of the Walnut Recreation Center near Cheyenne Avenue and Walnut Road.

The park features a shaded playground area, picnic areas, and a perimeter loop with exercise stations along the path. There is also an open lawn area available for multiple uses.

“Walnut Park is an exciting new addition to the neighborhood,” said Commissioner Weekly, whose District D includes the park. “The park adds much needed green space to the area for kids to play on as well as a walking trail, shade trees and a new playground for younger children.”  

The park sits between a Metro Police substation and the Clark County School District’s early childhood development center.

Clark County Pools Offer Free Swimming on July 4

Clark County Pools Offer Free Swimming on July 4

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County is offering free swimming at all 12 of its outdoor pools and water parks on Thursday, July 4, in celebration of the Independence Day holiday.

Pools within unincorporated urban areas of the Las Vegas Valley will be open on July 4 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 4 hours at rural pools vary by location: Laughlin Water Park, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., (702) 299-9955; Logandale Pool, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., (702) 398-3126; Overton Pool, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., (702) 397-2684; and Indian Springs Pool, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., (702) 879-3023.

 Pools and water parks located in urban County areas include:

• Cambridge Water Park, 3930 Cambridge St., (702) 735-1664

• Desert Breeze Water Park, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road, (702) 455-7798

• Hollywood Water Park, 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd, (702) 455-8508

• Paradise Water Park, 4775 McLeod Drive, (702) 455-8541

Student Council Conference Starts Saturday at Sunrise Mountain High School

Student Council Conference Starts Saturday at Sunrise Mountain High School

Some of the top student leaders from around the country will be in Las Vegas this weekend for a two-day conference.

The National Association of Student Councils National Conference will kick off 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunrise Mountain High School.

More than 600 students from across the country are expected at the conference that will include seminars and workshops on leadership, service, communication and citizenship.

Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky will give the opening remarks for the conference.