Area Briefing, May 22-28


SITE OFFERS TOOLS TO HANDLE FAMILY LAW PROCEEDINGS

Mills & Mills Law Group, 703 S. Eighth St., recently launched an online document preparation platform, nevadapowerlaw.com, to allow users to represent themselves in matters involving family law.

The site is designed to make the legal process easy, more affordable and more efficient, according to the firm. Family law issues include divorce, paternity, visitation, termination of parental rights, name changes, custody, child support, guardianship, nonparent visitation, adoption and relocation.

An in-person consultation with a family law attorney from Mills & Mills Law Group is included with every purchase made from the website, the firm said.

VISITATION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AT DETENTION CENTER FACILITIES

Social visitation at the Clark County Detention Center, 330 S. Casino Center Blvd., and the North Valley Complex, 4900 N. Sloan Lane, is suspended through May 23 due to the installation of new visitation equipment, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The suspension took effect May 12.

CITY TO EXPLAIN PERMITS, CODE VIOLATIONS DURING HOMEOWNERS NIGHT

The city of Las Vegas plans its third annual Homeowners Night at 6 p.m. May 29 at the Development Services Center, 333 N. Rancho Drive.

The event is set to offer three 30-minute sessions that cover permits, code violations, working with contractors and electrical safety. City staff members and representatives from the Nevada State Contractors Board are slated to attend to answer questions. Light refreshments are scheduled to be offered.

Attendees can take advantage of the city’s year-round amnesty program, which waives penalties for homeowners who disclose nonpermitted or noncode-compliant work previously conducted on their homes.

Reservations are required. For more information or to make workshop reservations, call 702-229-2355 or email otcpermits@lasvegasnevada.gov.

POLICE PROVIDE PLACE FOR RESIDENTS TO DONATE TO HOMELESS

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Downtown Area Command recently offered a safe place for residents to provide face-to-face donations to area homeless people.

Officers with the department’s Homeless Evaluation Liaison Program conducted the Giving Project event May 10 in the parking lot of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1601 E. Washington Ave.

The goal of the event, which takes place monthly at different locations, is to raise awareness of responsible giving.

COUNTY TO PROMOTE DROWNING PREVENTION AT POOLS

The Clark County Parks and Recreation Department plans a Super Summer Safety Fair from 5 to 6 p.m. May 30 at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility, 8275 Spring Mountain Road, and the Hollywood Aquatic Center, 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd.

The events are being held simultaneously at Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition partner pools across the valley to educate parents, guardians and day care providers.

Participants will receive information about safeguarding their homes, preventing accidents and how to respond in an emergency. Information about sun safety also will be provided.

Attendees will receive free admission for open swim from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost for those not attending the fair is $2 for youths ages 3 to 17, $3 for visitors 18 to 54 and $1 for those 55 or older.

For more information, call the Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility at 702-455-7798 or the Hollywood Aquatic Center at 702-455-8508 or visit clarkcountynv.gov/parks.

OFFICIALS PROMOTE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AT UNLV

Valley public safety officials promoted pedestrian safety May 7 by handing out fliers next to the Student Union at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

The Metropolitan and UNLV police departments and members of the Southern Nevada Traffic Safety Committee took part in the two-hour event.

SCHOOL PROGRAM DONATES $2,000 TO SUICIDE PREVENTION NONPROFIT

The local nonprofit International Suicide Prevention recently announced receiving a $2,000 grant from the We R Community public education program at Las Vegas High School, 6500 E. Sahara Ave.

International Suicide Prevention has developed new procedures that shorten emergency hotline calls to 10 minutes without repeats and two innovative self-help procedures translated into several languages, according to the organization.

We R Community helps high school students learn about the world of philanthropy by teaching them how to choose area nonprofits to support financially and through volunteerism.

International Suicide Prevention said it has no paid employees or permanent office.

For more information, visit supportisp.org.

NORTH LAS VEGAS OFFICERS ISSUE 108 CITATIONS DURING PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ENFORCEMENT

North Las Vegas traffic officers issued 108 citations April 21 during citywide pedestrian safety patrols.

Officers issued 50 citations for failure to yield to a pedestrian; 21 for driver’s license violations; 18 for registration/insurance violations; six for seat belt/child restraint violations; six for cellphone violations; four for speeding violations; one for an equipment violation; and two for other violations.

Twenty-five warnings also were issued, including several for jaywalking.

The enforcement was made possible by a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety.

TAKE STEPS TO STAY COOL DURING WARM WEATHER

The Valley Health System recently offered heat-related safety tips for residents as the weather begins growing warmer.

— Run errands in the early morning or late evening to avoid the hottest parts of the day.

— Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing, a hat and sunscreen while outside. Use umbrellas to fend off the sun’s harsh rays.

— Cool your car as much as possible. Crack the windows for ventilation and cover your steering wheel and car seats.

— Keep close watch on younger children and create a communication plan with older relatives and friends so they know how to reach you in case of an emergency.

— Schedule hydration breaks throughout the day. When playing outdoors, take water breaks every 20 to 30 minutes. Always bring extra water when running errands.

— Water is the best source to rehydrate your body, while sports beverages can help replace the salt and minerals lost during exercise.

— Know the signs and symptoms of heat illness, including those for heat exhaustion: muscle cramping; heavy sweating; weakness; cold, pale and clammy skin; a fast but weak pulse; and nausea or vomiting. Heat stroke symptoms include body temperatures of more than 103 degrees; hot, red, dry or moist skin; a rapid and strong pulse; and unconsciousness.

For more information, visit valleyhealthsystemlv.com.

MULTISTATE PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZES WILDFIRE AWARENESS MONTH

A multistate proclamation was recently signed by the governors of Nevada, California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington to recognize May as Wildfire Awareness Month and encourage residents to live safely in areas vulnerable to wildfires.

Creating defensible space around homes, ensuring access for first responders and having an evacuation plan are ways to prepare for such incidents, said Nevada state forester Pete Anderson.

For more information about how to protect your property, visit livingwithfire.info.

TRAFFIC FLOW UPGRADES ON RANCHO DRIVE TO CAUSE LANE CLOSURES

Lane closures are planned through November along Rancho Drive from Sahara Avenue to Rainbow Boulevard due to traffic flow upgrades.

Work in residential areas is planned from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, according to the city of Las Vegas. Work elsewhere is set to be conducted overnight.

The $3.1 million project will consist of the installation of fiber optic cable, traffic signal upgrades, digital message signs to improve traffic congestion and signal connectivity.

The project is being funded by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and the Nevada Department of Transportation.

TRAFFIC SIGNAL ADDED AT BRIDGER AVENUE AND FIRST STREET

The city of Las Vegas activated a new traffic signal at Bridger Avenue and First Street on May 5 as part of ongoing pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements on First Street.

The new signal is designed to provide safer and more efficient passage for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit passengers.

LAS VEGAS, HENDERSON PLAN DROWNING PREVENTION EVENTS AT POOLS

The cities of Las Vegas and Henderson plan to host free Super Summer Safety Fair events this month in collaboration with the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition.

The Las Vegas events are planned from 6 to 8 p.m. May 30 at the Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, and the Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive. Participation is free.

The Henderson event is scheduled from 3 to 8 p.m. May 30 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center Activity Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway.

The events are being held simultaneously at Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition partner pools across the valley to educate parents, guardians and day care providers about infant and child safety in and around the water.

Participants will receive information about safeguarding their homes, preventing accidents and how to respond during emergencies. Information about sun safety will also be provided.

Those attending the Las Vegas safety fair will receive free admission to the pool between 7 and 8 p.m. Children younger than 7 must be supervised by an adult within arm’s reach at all times.

Visitors attending the Henderson safety fair between 3 and 6 p.m. will receive free admission to the activity pool between 4 and 8 p.m. Children younger than 8 must be supervised by an adult within arm’s reach at all times.

For more information on the Las Vegas event, call 702-229-4726 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov. For more information on the Henderson event, call 702-267-5836 or visit cityofhenderson.com.

VALLEY EVENT TO PROMOTE WILDFIRE AWARENESS MONTH

The Clark County Fire Department is partnering with local, federal and state agencies to promote May as Wildfire Awareness Month and remind residents about the potential for wildfires during spring and summer, when vegetation is driest.

As part of the campaign, Mount Charleston’s annual Pine Needle Pickup & Barbecue is scheduled for June 7. A 7 a.m. cleanup is planned, followed by a free barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mount Charleston Fire Station 81, 25 Ski Chalet Place off state Route 157 in Kyle Canyon. For more information, call Liz Claggett at 702-387-3111.

WARD 4 TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL LAW DAY

A free Ward 4 National Law Day Celebration is set for 6 p.m. May 22 at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way.

For more information, email skouson@lasvegasnevada.gov or call 702-229-2524.

FIREFIGHTERS PLAN BOOT DRIVE FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION

Valley firefighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association plan the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit those affected by muscle disease in Southern Nevada.

Firefighters from Clark County and the cities of Henderson, North Las Vegas and Las Vegas are scheduled to take part in the event at various sites in May.

Funds will help support the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s programs of worldwide research, specialized health care services and day-to-day support, which includes sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong summer camp at Apple Canyon Center in Mountain Center, Calif.

For more information, visit mda.org.

PARAGON POOLS PLANS 11TH ANNUAL FLOAT LIKE A DUCK EVENT

The 11th annual Float Like A Duck water safety event is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. May 24 at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA water sports park, 4141 Meadows Lane.

Duckie, the official water safety mascot, is set to attend the free event, which will include exhibits, hands-on activities, learn-to-float classes and open swimming. A firetruck also is set to be on display.

Attendees younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent.

For more information, visit paragonpoolslv.com/floatlikeaduckwatersafety.htm.

TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS EXPECTED ON MAIN STREET FROM BONNEVILLE TO OGDEN AVENUES

NV Energy plans to relocate underground electrical conduits on Main Street from Bonneville to Ogden avenues in preparation for the city of Las Vegas Main Street Improvement Project.

The conduit relocation is scheduled to be completed in July and will start at Bonneville and progress north to Clark Avenue, city officials said. The project will then move to Bridger Avenue and progress north to Ogden.

The Main Street Improvement Project includes a new storm drain and sanitary sewer and streetscape improvements. It is expected to last from June 2014 to fall 2015.

The conduit relocation will include lowering existing conduit duct banks at Bonneville Avenue to facilitate the city’s storm drain and sanitary sewer installation. The work is expected to restrict traffic along Main and Bonneville. A single lane will be maintained both ways at all times, according to the city. Access to businesses will also be maintained.

NV Energy is funding the conduit relocation work, and Rice Construction is the contractor.

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:

— 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.

INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASSES AVAILABLE AT UMC

University Medical Center plans an infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation class at 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.

 

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