Area Briefing, Feb. 11-17


FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE OFFERED MONTHLY AT THE GUN GARAGE

The Gun Garage, 5155 Dean Martin Drive, plans to offer a free gun safety course the last Sunday of every month.

The class is set to be taught by certified instructors from the National Rifle Association and cover safe firearms handling, storage and maintenance.

For more information, call 702-440-4867 or visit gungarage.com.

GET RID OF OLD PRESCRIPTIONS

Don’t dispose of old medication by flushing it down the toilet. The ingredients get into the water system.

Residents can drop off their expired or otherwise unwanted prescription medications from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Metropolitan Police Department’s Northwest Area Command, 9850 W. Cheyenne Ave.

For more information, call 702-828-3426.

TOWN HALL IS PLANNED FEB. 12 FOR PECCOLE RANCH-AREA RESIDENTS

A town hall meeting for Peccole Ranch-area residents is planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Piggott Elementary School, 9601 Desert Hills Drive.

Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager and Ward 2 Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers are set to to host the event and plan to be joined by a Metropolitan Police Department crime specialist, a representative of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and code enforcement representatives. The transportation commission representative will address new transit options along Sahara Avenue and address other issues that may come up.

The event is open to everyone but is focused on Peccole Ranch, which is generally bounded by Sahara Avenue on the south, Hualapai Way on the west, Charleston Boulevard on the north and Fort Apache Road on the east.

For more information, visit clarkcountynv.gov.

CLARK COUNTY RECRUITING LIFEGUARDS, WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS

The Clark County Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting to fill positions for the 2014 pool season.

Available positions are cashier, lifeguard, water safety instructor and management. Positions pay $8.50 to $15 per hour based on experience and certifications.

Those who wish to apply for a lifeguard or other water-related positions must complete the lifeguard training course at the Hollywood Aquatics Center, 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd.

Those ages 15 or older can take the course for $70 if they sign an employment contract with the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department. The cost is $140 to take the course without the contract. Prerequisite skills include 300-yard continuous swim and retrieval of a weighted object from 7 to 10 feet of water. Applicants must attend all classes to complete the five-day course, offered at various times until May 5.

Those who hold the American Red Cross lifeguard certification or are interested in cashier positions can fill out an application at clarkcountynv.gov/parks or call Clark County’s aquatics department at 702-455-8508.

THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER TO MARK 40 YEARS WITH HEALING HEARTS 4K/8K

The Rape Crisis Center is scheduled to celebrate its 40th anniversary with the Healing Hearts 4K/8K at 8 a.m. Feb. 15 on the Lake Path at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. Participants also can walk between 1 and 2 kilometers.

The Valentine’s Day-themed event is set to include music. Those who wish to enter a drawing for prizes can create posters at the event to raise awareness about rape and sexual assault.

Registration is $40 for the 4K or $48 for the 8K. To register, visit rcclv.org/events.

GROUP OFFERS DISCOUNTS ON SPAYING, NEUTERING

The Animal Foundation is celebrating National Spay & Neuter Month in February by offering discounts on spay/neuter surgeries for pit bulls, pit bull mixes and cats.

Surgeries cost $50 for pit bulls and pit bull mixes and $20 for cats during the Pitties & Kitties Spay & Neuter Promotion.

To make an appointment or for more information, call 702-384-3333, ext. 137.

MUNICIPAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR SOUGHT

Applications are due Feb. 18 for those wishing to become the Las Vegas Municipal Court’s administrator.

Candidates are asked to apply at agency.governmentjobs.com/lasvegas/default.cfm. Those who possess the most relevant qualifications will be invited to participate in subsequent steps in the selection process, including a comprehensive background check and an in-person interview.

The court administrator is responsible for planning and managing the Municipal Court’s operations, including the alternative sentencing and education, criminal and traffic divisions. The administrator must also coordinate assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies.

The position oversees a Municipal Court staff of 150 employees and manages a budget of more than $21 million.

CITY SEEKS LIFEGUARDS, WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS

The city of Las Vegas has immediate openings for certified lifeguards and water safety instructors.

Applicants must be at least 16 and possess current certifications in lifeguarding, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use. The hourly pay is between $9 and $11. Tryouts and interviews will take place each month until positions are filled, the city said.

Interested candidates should call the Las Vegas Municipal Pool at 702-229-6309 to schedule an interview or apply at lasvegasparksandrec.com.

Those who are not certified but are interested in becoming seasonal or career lifeguards can take the city’s pre-lifeguarding skills and American Red Cross lifeguarding courses.

Each two-week pre-lifeguarding skills course is held at the Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road.

The 25.5-hour American Red Cross lifeguarding course is provided at three locations: the Municipal Pool, the Pavilion Center Pool and Baker Pool. Participants must be at least 15, pass prerequisite tests on the first day of class and attend each session to obtain certification.

Advance registration for all classes is required at lasvegasparksandrec.com or in person at any year-round city pool or recreational facility.

Details on course schedules, fees, prerequisites and learning materials can be obtained at lasvegasnevada.gov/files/splash_for_cash.pdf or by calling the Municipal Pool at 702-229-6309.

FREE RADON TEST KITS TO BE AVAILABLE THROUGH FEB. 28

Free radon test kits are scheduled to be available through Feb. 28 at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices and partner sites statewide.

Radon, a radioactive, colorless, odorless gas that comes from the ground, accumulates in homes and can cause lung cancer.

The Cooperative Extension, 8050 Paradise Road, Suite 105, has been working to raise awareness of the dangers of radon in the home since 2007 and has distributed radon test kits since 2008. Since that time, more than 16,000 homes have been tested in Nevada, and results indicate that one in four found potentially hazardous radon levels.

For more information, visit the Nevada Radon Education Program website at radonnv.com, call the radon hotline at 888-723-6610 or contact Nevada Radon Education Program director Susan Howe at robertss@unce.unr.edu or 775-336-0248.

 

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