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Partnership Aims to Ease Transition from CSN to UNLV

Partnership Aims to Ease Transition from CSN to UNLV

 

The College of Southern Nevada and UNLV are formalizing a partnership to help students transition between the schools.

CSN President Michael Richards and UNLV President Neal Smatresk will unveil the UNLV/CSN Transfer Partnership on Tuesday at the CSN Charleston campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd.

School officials said the partnership, which includes housing two full-time UNLV transition advisors within CSN Transfer Centers, is designed to improve the transfer experience and provide CSN students with more support as they move from the two-year college to the four-year university.

“Navigating the transition from community college to university can be difficult, and the transfer office will provide significant assistance in for students planning that transition. We also hope it will inspire others whose goals did not include a four-year degree to think bigger,” said UNLV executive vice president and provost John White.

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Kids in Need to Get More Meals from Safekey

Kids in Need to Get More Meals from Safekey

 

For some schoolchildren in southern Nevada, the meals they eat at school and Safekey after-school programs are their only nutrition.

With that difficult reality in mind, the Clark County School District, City of Las Vegas and Three Square Food Bank are partnering to expand food offerings at 44 Safekey sites in Las Vegas. 

The Las Vegas City Council approved an agreement with Three Square at Wednesday’s council meeting.

The program will expand a pilot program between the city, Three Square, and the school district started last year. The Safekey Snack Enhancement pilot program began at 15 Safekey sites, which were selected based on geographic area, program enrollment and the school’s Free and Reduced Lunch participation percentage.

Child Transported to Hospital, Hit and Run Suspect Caught

LAS VEGAS -- A 7-year-old boy was transported to the hospital with a broken leg after being struck by truck Sunday afternoon.

Metro Police say the call came in around 4:30 p.m. from a neighborhood near Alexander Road and Lamb Boulevard.

A suspect driving a white Ford F-150 fled the scene after striking the boy and air patrol was called to assist.

The police helicopter found the suspect and vehicle at a car wash near Craig Road and Simmons Street in North Las Vegas and took them into custody.

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Census

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Census

 

County and charity officials are asking for community help Thursday in conducting a census of the valley’s homeless population.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Southern Nevada Homeless Census urban count in from 1 to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Any person or group interested in volunteering is asked to pre-register through the United Way of Southern Nevada at http://bit.ly/2013HomelessCensus. Once signed up, volunteers will be assigned to teams and deployment centers.

The teams will count the homeless population in designated areas without interacting with or disturbing the homeless at that early hour.

The urban count deployment centers will be:

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Fire Investigators Looking for Cause of Mobile Home Fire

Fire Investigators Looking for Cause of Mobile Home Fire

 

Las Vegas fire investigators are searching for a cause of a fire at a mobile home Monday morning.

Firefighters from three agencies, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Clark County, responded to the Villa de Oro mobile home park at Owens Avenue and Lamb Boulevard just before 7 a.m.

The mobile home is vacant. It was situated at the front of the park and served as the office and maintenance facility. A new manager was recently assigned to the park and was planning to move into the double-wide mobile home.

Fire crews had it under control in about 15 minutes, but not before it had destroyed the garage and gutted the home's interior. Damage is estimated at $50,000.

No other home was impacted by the fire. 

Donation Brings Books to Rundle Elementary

Donation Brings Books to Rundle Elementary

 

A gift from a mining company will help improve students at an at-risk elementary school in Las Vegas.

Barrick Gold Corporation donated $50,000 to Spread the Word Nevada, a group working to improve literacy in southern Nevada.

The money will be used to fund Rundle Elementary School's participation in a program that provides free books each month to every student for the next two years. For some children, these books are the only ones they own.

Besides the books, the program also includes family literacy events to improve the reading skills of every member of the family. It also provides tutoring programs for struggling readers.

At a celebration of the donation set for January 25, each student will get five free books to take home with them. 

One Person Treated for Smoke Inhalation After Fire

One Person Treated for Smoke Inhalation After Fire

 

One person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire at an apartment on North Walnut Road.

The Clark County Fire Department and the North Las Vegas Fire Department were both called to the scene near Cheyenne Avenue and Walnut Road at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.  

When crews arrived, they found light smoke coming from the apartment. They quickly found the source of the fire and put it out within minutes of arrival.

All the people in the apartment were able to make it out. One person was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene and refused to go to the hospital.

The damage is estimated at $2,000.