FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT GROUP RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD
The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership’s law enforcement team recently received a 2012 U.S. Department of Interior Partners in Conservation Award.
The team includes field rangers, investigators, special agents, a prosecutor and dispatch staff for the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Justice.
For more information, visit snap.gov.
1ST TUESDAY CANCELED FOR NOVEMBER
The Metropolitan Police Department said its 1st Tuesday program is canceled for November due to Election Day. The event was scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. today at the department’s valleywide area commands.
The program is set to resume in December, with officers slated to discuss fraud and identity theft.
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 more information, visit lvmpd.com or call 702-828-3111.
CPR TRAINING SESSION SET FOR NOV. 17
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue plans a compression-only CPR and automated external defibrillator training session from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Centennial Hills Community Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The session is open to residents 13 or older. Registration and center membership are not required.
To view a Las Vegas Fire & Rescue video on CPR and automated external defibrillator training, download it at premiere.lasvegasnevada.gov/filmvault/cpraed.asx.
For more information, call Michelle Thackston at 702-229-6154 or visit lasvegasnevada.com/ward6.
PROGRAM OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP FOR RADON MITIGATION STUDIES
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Nevada Radon Education Program is offering a scholarship to help residents train and become certified to be a radon mitigation professional in Southern Nevada.
The grant-funded scholarship program of the Nevada State Health Division is offering the funds toward online mitigation entry level training through the Center for Environmental Research & Technology Inc. and the national certification exam through the National Radon Proficiency Program.
The application deadline is Nov. 30. For more information, call Laura Au-Yeung at 702-257-5550 or the radon hot line at 888-723-6610.
The regular price for the course, including study materials, is $750, and the cost of the exam is $100. Nevada residents living in Lincoln or Clark counties are eligible.
Experienced building and remodeling contractors or plumbers licensed with the Nevada State Contractors Board who wish to expand their business are encouraged to apply.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas present in many homes, schools and buildings and is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, according to the Cooperative Extension.
BUFFALO DRIVE TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY BETWEEN RUSSELL ROAD AND PATRICK LANE
Buffalo Drive between Russell Road and Patrick Lane is set to be closed through Dec. 24 due to the construction of an enclosed flood-control channel, according to Clark County.
Traffic is being detoured around the project area, the county said.
The construction, which began Oct. 28, is part of a $6.9 million flood control project that stretches from Sunset Road to Hacienda Avenue.
TAB Contractors Inc. is conducting the project, which is expected to be finished by late summer 2013.