Area Briefing, Aug. 20-26


UNITED WAY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR POST-CARPENTER 1 FIRE PROJECTS

The United Way of Southern Nevada is conducting registration for those who want to volunteer for post-Carpenter 1 Fire projects on Mount Charleston.

For more information, visit volunteercentersn.org or call the United Way at 702-892-2300.

TEEN DRUG USE IN SCHOOLS TO BE 1ST TUESDAY TOPIC

Police plan to discuss teen drug use in schools during the Metropolitan Police Department’s 1st Tuesday program, set for 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 3 at the department’s valleywide area commands.

The 1st Tuesday program is a free open house-style event that takes place monthly on the first Tuesday. After speakers discuss assigned topics, residents can learn more about their neighborhoods and meet their local police officers.

For a list of area commands or other additional information, visit lvmpd.com or call 702-828-3111.

SKI & SNOWBOARD RESORT SEEKS CANDIDATES FOR MOUNTAIN PATROL

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort’s mountain patrol is looking for candidates.

Training will include outdoor emergency care instruction through the National Ski Patrol. Training in skiing and snowboarding also will be available.

Candidates must be in good physical condition; possess intermediate skier/snowboarder skills; be at least age 14; complete the outdoor emergency care course or have emergency medical technician certification; possess a certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and commit to 12 days of duty per season.

Training costs up to $200, depending on participants’ skills and certifications. Costs include National Ski Patrol registration and outdoor emergency care instruction, with a CPR course offered for those without certification.

Perks for the volunteer position include free ski and snowboard seminars and various resort privileges.

For more information, call the resort at 702-645-2754 or contact Andria Garbiso at lvssr.nsp.mp@gmail.com.

NONPROFIT SEEKS BOTTLED WATER, CANNED FOOD TO HELP VETERANS

Veterans Village, 1150 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is seeking donations of bottled water and canned food to provide relief to veterans and individuals in need.

The nonprofit, which offers services and temporary housing for veterans, said it is running low on supplies as recipients seek respite from the heat.

Services offered by Veterans Village include nutrition, life skills training, employment training and referrals, continuing education and degree programs, exercise training, medical assistance, mental health counseling and veteran-centric activities and events.

For more information, visit vvlv.org or call 702-624-5792.

NEW CORRECTIONS OFFICERS TAKE OATH

The city of Las Vegas’ Department of Detention and Enforcement swore in 12 new corrections officers Aug. 6 in the Las Vegas City Council chambers at City Hall, 495 S. Main St.

The five men and seven women completed 14 weeks of academy training that covered the use of firearms, crisis intervention training, drug identification, defensive tactics and more.

The Department of Detention and Enforcement runs a 1,050-bed facility that houses adult male and female offenders who have committed misdemeanors within the city limits.

EMERGENCY AND MILITARY PERSONNEL TO SCALE STRATOSPHERE’S STAIRS

Registration is underway for the Stratosphere’s inaugural Operation Tower Climb.

The competitive stair-climbing event is scheduled for Oct. 26 and is open to firefighters, police officers, military personnel and their families.

The cost for participation is $100, and net proceeds are set to benefit the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada’s Holiday Emergency Assistance Team.

For more information or to register, visit stratosphereclimb.com.

FILM SERIES TO FEATURE VINTAGE POLICE VIDEOS AT GREEN VALLEY LIBRARY

Vintage police videos are scheduled to be shown from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, as part of a film series featuring historically significant documentaries and propaganda films.

The free police videos will feature a 1980s Texas roundtable about keeping communities safe, homelessness, environmental protection for lower income people and a training film for police in rural communities.

Audience commentary is encouraged.

Registration is required by visiting mypubliclibrary.com or calling 702-207-4261.

DRIVER SAFETY CLASS PLANNED AUG. 20 AT MOUNTAIN VIEW H2U OFFICE

Mountain View Hospital plans a driver safety class for seniors from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 at the H2U Mountain View Office, 3150 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 114.

Admission is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers and is payable by check. Completion of the program may translate into auto insurance discounts.

For more information, call 702-233-5474.

 

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