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Area Briefing, March 4-10


FREE MONTHLY SEMINARS TO INTRODUCE NEW OPERATORS TO HAM RADIO

The K7QQQ Amateur Radio Repeater Club plans a free seminar for beginner ham radio operators at 6 p.m. March 5 in the community room at Findlay Chevrolet, 6800 S. Torrey Pines Drive.

The group began offering the free monthly seminars Feb. 5 for new amateur radio licensees and any interested residents. Participants learn about packet, digital and text modes of radio operation during the two-hour sessions. Coffee and light refreshments are served at the events.

Preregistration is required by selecting the “classes” tab at k7qqq.org.

For more information, email dan.connell@k7qqq.org.

MORE ANIMALS FIND HOMES IN HENDERSON

More lost animals in the city of Henderson were returned to their owners last year than in 2012, according to the city’s Animal Control Bureau.

The bureau said it returned 774 lost animals to their owners and adopted out more than 2,000 pets to new homes in 2013, an increase of 6.5 percent over the number of pets adopted in 2012. About 44 percent of all the lost animals taken into the Animal Care and Control Facility over the past year were adopted.

The Henderson City Council passed a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance in August 2010 to help control the dog and cat populations. The ordinance played a large part in reducing the bureau’s euthanasia rate from 45 percent in 2006 to 23 percent in 2013, city officials said.

The Henderson Animal Care and Control Facility’s medical staff performed 1,454 surgeries in 2013, an increase of 143 over 2012. In addition, animal control officers responded to 10,658 calls for service in 2013, an increase of 635 over 2012.

People interested in adopting pets from the city may visit the Henderson Animal Care and Control Facility, 300 E. Galleria Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Pets available for adoption can also be found at cityofhenderson.com.

TRAFFIC DELAYS EXPECTED DURING RAINBOW BOULEVARD STORM DRAIN PROJECT

Motorists can expect traffic delays along Rainbow Boulevard from Ann Road to Tropical Parkway for the rest of 2014 as new storm drains are constructed.

The $5.2 million project will also relocate sanitary sewer and water pipes.

The project is a joint effort between the city of Las Vegas and the Clark County Regional Flood Control District.

Tenaya Way and Jones Boulevard are suggested as possible alternative routes for north-south travel.

EVENT TO TEACH RESIDENTS HOW TO SURVIVE DURING DISASTERS

The Provident Living Fair is planned from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 8 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Lorenzi Building, 221 S. Lorenzi St., to inform residents about emergency preparedness.

The event will include classes about food storage, gardening, cooking without power, emergency communications, sanitation, first aid and health, canning, pet care, water storage and water purification, among others. Sessions are planned through 12:30 p.m.

For more information, visit pllasvegas.com.

FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT PLANNED ON PORTION OF GRAND TETON DRIVE

Work to install storm drain infrastructure on Grand Teton Drive between Durango Drive and Rainbow Boulevard began Feb. 18 and is expected to last 15 months, according to the city of Las Vegas.

The project is aimed at helping alleviate flooding in the area during heavy rainfall.

Crews are slated to begin work at Grand Teton and Durango and move toward Rainbow. Work is set to include the installation of underground box culverts, which are large, concrete channels that carry water to the Las Vegas Wash.

One lane is scheduled to remain open on Grand Teton during the project, but motorists should expect delays, city officials said. Farm Road can be used as an alternate route.

The contractor is Las Vegas Paving, and the $11.7 million project is funded by the city and the Clark County Regional Flood Control District.

LANE RESTRICTIONS SET ON SEVERAL SOUTHWEST-AREA STREETS

Lane restrictions are scheduled through at least March 12 along Dean Martin and Birtcher drives, Haven Street and Robindale Road as part of field survey work conducted by the Clark County Water Reclamation District.

— A southbound or northbound travel or turn lane will be restricted on Dean Martin Drive from Post Road to Patrick Lane.

— A westbound or eastbound travel lane in either direction will be restricted at Birtcher and Saddle Tree drives.

— Northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on Haven Street near Robindale Road.

Field survey work is set to be conducted between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information and traffic updates, call the project hotline at 702-668-8668.

PROGRAM TO SHOW STUDENTS DANGERS OF DRINKING AND DRIVING

Students are scheduled to learn about the dangers of driving while intoxicated during an Every 15 Minutes program set for March 20 and 21 at Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy, 2531 Vegas Drive.

A DUI crash reconstruction scene is slated for 6:30 a.m. March 20 on Vegas Drive as part of the program, and an assembly is scheduled at 8:45 a.m. March 21 in the school gym to highlight the program’s message.

Every 15 Minutes is a two-day program that encourages high school juniors and seniors to think about personal safety when alcohol is involved, making mature decisions and recognizing that their actions affect others.

ROAD IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED ON STRETCH OF DECATUR BOULEVARD

Construction began Feb. 13 on Decatur Boulevard between U.S. Highway 95 and Lake Mead Boulevard as part of roadway improvements that are expected to last 12 weeks, the city of Las Vegas announced.

Daytime work is slated for 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with traffic restricted to one lane in each direction between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. A minimum of two lanes in each direction will be kept open during peak morning and afternoon hours, the city said. Also, milling and paving are set to occur between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. weekdays, and traffic may be restricted to one lane in each direction.

Motorists are advised to use Jones Boulevard or Rancho Drive as alternate routes, according to the city.

The project includes the installation of traffic signal interconnect conduits, the reconstruction of deteriorated pavement, median island modifications for improved traffic flow and safety, median island landscaping upgrades and roadway striping.

Las Vegas Paving Corporation is the contractor. The city of Las Vegas is managing and funding the $2.2 million project.

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 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.

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.

 

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