Area Briefing, April 17-23


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.

RAPE CRISIS CENTER ASKS VALLEY TO SUPPORT DENIM DAY

The Rape Crisis Center is asking valley businesses, governments, associations and other entities to encourage employees to wear denim to work April 23 in recognition of Denim Day, observed during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Denim Day began in Italy in the 1990s following the case of a young girl who was raped by her driving instructor. The Italian Supreme Court overturned the original guilty verdict, saying because the victim wore tight jeans, she had to help her assailants remove them, making the sex consensual.

Victims should be reminded they are not to blame, said Daniele Dreitzer, executive director of The Rape Crisis Center.

For more information, visit rcclv.org or call 702-385-2153.

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 $45 per person or $200 for a team of five for those who register before April 20 and $50 per person after that date.

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.

POOL SAFETY CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF

Area public safety officials kicked off the annual April Pools Day campaign April 1 to raise awareness about drowning.

Clark County officials and valley police joined members of the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition at Wet ’n’ Wild water park, 7055 S. Fort Apache Road, to launch the spring and summer initiative, which stresses that children should not be left unattended by adults near pools. Most drowning victims are 4 or younger, and the majority of drowning deaths occur in the family pool, safety officials said.

Clark County Fire Station 34 firefighters conducted a simulated near-drowning and rescue demonstration at the event. Firefighters then fanned out into nearby neighborhoods to distribute drowning prevention materials.

Child Drowning Prevention Coalition partners include the county, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City fire departments, the county Building and Parks and Recreation departments, area pool builders and supply companies, the Safe Kids Coalition, the Southern Nevada Health District, the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada and other agencies and organizations.

POLICE DEPARTMENT WINS BEST DRESSED AWARD

The North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors recently named the Metropolitan Police Department the Best Dressed.

The award recognizes professional, neat, well-fitted and immediately identifiable uniforms in police, fire and other first-responder public safety programs.

For more information, visit naumd.com.

HENDERSON POLICE EARN GOLD STANDARD ACCREDITATION

The Henderson Police Department recently announced it earned Gold Standard Accreditation with Excellence from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

The standard is for agencies seeking a higher level of evaluation during the reaccreditation process. The assessment, conducted in December, focused on operational processes and outcomes associated with standards specific to agency policies and a file-by-file review, which is standard for traditional reaccreditation.

For more information, visit calea.org.

LAKE MEAD BOULEVARD ROAD CONSTRUCTION SET IN SUMMERLIN AREA

Eighteen weeks of road improvements began March 25 on Lake Mead Boulevard between Hills Center and Rancho drives, according to the city of Las Vegas.

Work is planned for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. A minimum of two lanes in each direction are set to remain open during peak morning and afternoon hours, the city said.

Traffic may be restricted to one lane in each direction between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Work is scheduled to shift to overnight hours in areas with no adjacent residential communities, the city said. Motorists are advised to use Cheyenne Avenue or Summerlin Parkway as alternate routes.

The project includes the installation of a traffic signal interconnect conduit, the removal and reconstruction of deteriorated areas of pavement, median island modifications for improved traffic flow and safety, paving and roadway striping.

Preliminary work was completed last year and consisted of improvements to sidewalk areas to meet federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

Las Vegas Paving Corp. is the contractor, and the city Department of Operations and Maintenance is managing the $4 million project.

COUNSELING OFFERED IN SPANISH AT RAPE CRISIS CENTER

The Rape Crisis Center recently added a Spanish-speaking team member to the Nevada Women’s Philanthropy Signs of Hope Counseling Center, 801 S. Rancho Drive, Suite B-2.

Sandra Morel, a licensed marriage and family therapist, leads counseling sessions in Spanish each Thursday afternoon.

The Signs of Hope Counseling Center provides therapy for survivors of sexual abuse and assault and members of their support system, including spouses, parents and siblings. The center serves survivors 12 or older.

Appointments with Morel can be scheduled by calling 702-385-2153.

INFANT AND CHILD CPR CLASS PLANNED AT UMC

University Medical Center is set to offer an infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation class at 2 p.m. May 15 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.

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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