Area Briefing, April 24-30


EVENT TO TEACH DOGS TO AVOID RATTLESNAKES

GetRattled plans a training clinic April 26 at Dog Fancier’s Park, 4325 Stephanie St., to teach dogs to avoid rattlesnake encounters.

Thirty-minute training sessions are set to be available by appointment from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The cost is $75 or $50 for people whose dogs have received previous training from GetRattled. Proceeds are scheduled to benefit the nonprofit Nevada Sportsman Unlimited.

GetRattled is a partnership between licensed snake handler John Potash and professional dog trainer Willie Stevens.

For more information, visit getrattled.org, call 775-234-8844 or email getrattlednv@gmail.com.

SAFE SUMMER NIGHTS TO FEATURE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATION

Residents are invited to enjoy free entertainment, refreshments, health services and a resource fair while getting to know each other during upcoming Safe Summer Nights events put on by the city of Las Vegas.

Music, children’s games and face painting are planned, and free hot dogs and water will be available while supplies last. Attendees also can learn about community resources, including summer activities for youths, health services, community safety, money management programs and adult education opportunities.

The events are set for:

— 4-6 p.m. May 9 at Hewetson Elementary School, 701 N. 20th St.

— 5-7 p.m. May 23 at McWilliams Elementary School, 1315 Hiawatha Road.

— 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 30 at Booker Elementary School, 2277 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.

— 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 25 at the Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave.

— 6-8 p.m. July 18 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

For more information, contact Lisa Campbell at 702-229-5406 or lcampbell@lasvegasnevada.gov.

BICYCLING AND PEDESTRIAN LEADERS AWARDED

Bicycling and pedestrian advocates from the Las Vegas Valley were recognized March 11 during the Nevada Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board’s annual awards program.

The awards, presented during the 12th annual Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit in Reno, honored individuals, agencies and groups for improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities, safety and advocacy.

Honorees included Erin Breen, director of the Safe Community Partnership program at UNLV; the city of Henderson; and Ron Floth, outreach coordinator at the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.

Bicyclists and pedestrians make up to 12 percent of all trips in the U.S., according to Nevada officials. Bicycling and pedestrian planning across Nevada have shown a surge in public interest in bicycling and walking, with more than half of vehicle users surveyed saying they would drive less if other forms of commuting were available, state officials said.

The Nevada Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board was created by the Nevada Legislature to advise state agencies on policies, programs and facilities and to promote programs and facilities for the safe use of bicycles and pedestrians.

For more information, visit bicyclenevada.com.

COURSE TO PROVIDE CERTIFICATION FOR ASPIRING HOPE FOR PRISONERS MENTORS

Hope for Prisoners plans a 14-hour certification course for residents who are interested in becoming a certified reentry mentor for the nonprofit.

The training is planned for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 17, 6-8 p.m. May 20 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 24 at the nonprofit’s offices, 3430 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 350.

Hope for Prisoners aims to help adults and young adults exiting the judicial system to reenter and effectively function in mainstream society.

To complete an application for training, visit hopeforprisoners.org and click Become a Mentor.

SHREDDING EVENT PLANNED MAY 3 AT ALL AMERICAN PARK

Residents can get rid of unwanted documents during a shredding event planned for 10 a.m. to noon May 3 at All American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive.

The limit for documents is five boxes per customer.

For more information, call 702-229-6405.

GROUP GRADUATES FROM HOPE COURT PROGRAM

Seven people recently graduated from Las Vegas Municipal Court’s Habitual Offender Prevention and Education Court program during a ceremony at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave.

Graduates were Karl Roddy, who entered the program Nov. 7 after his 52nd arrest; Kirsten Pritchard, who entered the program March 5, 2013, after her 36th charge; A.Y. Rojas, who was remanded Jan. 9, 2013, after failing to follow court-imposed orders; Dustin McMenemy, who was referred to the program Aug. 1 on what was his 24th charge; Nicholas Buono, who entered the program after being referred by Las Vegas deputy city marshals; Pablo Thompson, who was identified as a candidate during an in-custody appearance; and Tyrone McDougald, who entered the program Dec. 10, 2012, after his 15th arrest.

HOPE Court is an alternative sentencing program designed to give a second chance to habitual offenders with issues related to homelessness, misdemeanor activity and substance abuse.

The program finds housing for participants and requires them to complete drug treatment, counseling, job readiness and life-skills courses. Defendants must stay out of trouble and abstain from drugs and alcohol during the program.

For more information, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/government/municipalcourt.htm.

DECALS ALERT RESCUE WORKERS OF PETS INSIDE HOMES

Westside Restoration has donated pet rescue window decals to Las Vegas and Henderson animal shelters to raise awareness of emergency disasters and pet safety.

The decals were donated so new adoptive pet owners can display them on their windows at home. The stickers were designed to alert rescue workers to pets living inside the home in the event of a fire, a flood or any other emergency.

To receive a free decal, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Westside Restoration, Attn: Pet Rescue Sticker, 6320 Hinson St., Las Vegas, NV 89118.

Westside Restoration is an emergency disaster cleanup, repair and restoration company.

For more information, visit westsiderestoration.com.

INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASSES AVAILABLE AT UMC

University Medical Center plans an infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation class at 2 p.m. May 15, 9 a.m. June 7 and 2 p.m. July 8 at the Family Resource Center, 1120 Shadow Lane.

The class requires a refundable $10 deposit.

For more information or to register, call 702-383-2229.

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU TO HOST SHREDDING EVENT

The Better Business Bureau, 6040 S. Jones Blvd., is set to host a shredding event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26.

The event is scheduled to provide free document shredding, electronic recycling and tips on how residents can protect their identity.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/kn238x4.

HUNDREDS OF MOTORISTS CITED DURING SPECIAL PATROLS IN HENDERSON

The Henderson Police Department and other law enforcement personnel stopped 390 motorists from March 1-10 to help combat speeding.

Henderson officers were joined by the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Boulder City and Mesquite police departments during the special enforcement.

The officers handed out 273 speeding tickets, six citations for not wearing seat belts, 15 for cellphone use, 31 for registration violations and 56 for no insurance.

The Henderson Police Department received $188,000 in federal funding through the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety for the joining forces program.

BOWLING TOURNAMENT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF TEEN SEXTING

Leadership Henderson’s class of 2014 plans a bowling fundraiser at 1:30 p.m. April 27 at the Wildfire Casino & Lanes, 4451 E. Sunset Road, Henderson, to raise awareness about teen sexting.

The theme of the event, being put on with help from SM@RTConnections, will be, Hero Bowl: Knock Down Pins for Kids. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero. The event is for attendees 21 or older.

On-site registration is set for 1:30 p.m., with the first of two games slated to start at 2 p.m. Bowling will be followed by an awards ceremony, planned at 4 p.m. Awards will be handed out for various categories. A raffle and silent auction also are scheduled.

Registration is $50 per person.

Leadership Henderson is a nonprofit that operates under the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation. SM@RTConnections is a local organization that aims to educate residents about the dangers of sexting and the Internet.

For more information or to sign up for the fundraiser, visit beingsmart.org/herobowl.

CONTRACTORS BOARD PLANS WORKSHOP, HEARING ON PROPOSED REGULATION CHANGES

The Nevada State Contractors Board plans a public workshop at 9 a.m. April 30 and a public hearing at 9 a.m. May 15 at 2310 Corporate Circle, Suite 200, Henderson, regarding proposed board regulation changes.

For more information, visit nvcontractorsboard.com or read the workshop and hearing notice of intent via PDF at tinyurl.com/nscbregulations.

WORKSHOP TO OFFER INFORMATION ON SAFETY FOR WARD 2 SENIORS

A free Ward 2 informational workshop for residents 50 or older is set for 9 to 11 a.m. April 24 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive.

Presentations are planned from the Social Security Administration and Nathan Adelson Hospice. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is slated to discuss senior safety, and information on Medicare is set to be available.

Also, the Metropolitan Police Department will accept unwanted pills and prescription drugs for safe disposal.

Reservations are requested by calling 702-229-1100.

 

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