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PulsePoint app, used in Las Vegas Valley, can be lifesaver

The free, location-based PulsePoint smartphone app alerts people who’ve opted into CPR notifications when someone is in cardiac arrest in a nearby public place, with the hope they may provide first aid before paramedics arrive.

Las Vegas a hotbed for high school mariachi

Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts’ mariachi group Encendido finished in the top five at the national mariachi competition in San Antonio in November 2017. The group just missed the top five at last year’s competition, which featured 29 groups from 16 cities, Guadalupe said. Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in downtown Las Vegas placed third last year, behind two high schools in Texas.

Henderson’s closed Black Mountain golf course vexes neighbors

Black Mountain-area residents expressed concerns about rodents and the upkeep of a recently closed golf course, as well as the threat of unwanted development there, at a neighborhood meeting Feb 11. Neighbor Janel Potucek accused the private owners of Black Mountain Golf Country Club of not watering the grounds, prompting 10 to 15 rabbits to find refuge in her backyard.

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