Crime and safety news from around the valley, Sept. 3-9, 2015

City of Henderson offering free Cowabunga Bay entry to city employees Sept. 11

An Employee Appreciation Day is planned Sept. 11, with free admission for city of Henderson employees to Cowabunga Bay, 900 Galleria Drive. Guests of municipal employees will be charged $9.99 for advance admission and $14.99 for day of admission. Use promo code Henderson15 at

Pole Position Raceway to host Zero Teen Fatalities event

To bring awareness to unsafe driving behaviors in teenagers in Southern Nevada, Pole Position Raceway — in partnership with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the Office of Traffic Safety’s Zero Teen Fatalities program and others — is set to host a Zero Teen Fatalities kickoff event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Pole Position Raceway, 4175 S. Arville St.

With teen drivers involved in 38 fatalities in Nevada last year, the organizations have teamed up to offer an evening out for teens and their peers. The event is the kickoff for a yearlong campaign to create awareness among teenagers in Nevada of how inexperience behind the wheel combined with behaviors such as aggression and distraction can lead to teen-involved crashes.

Teen attendees who register can enjoy free races and arcade game credits, food courtesy of Raising Cane’s, beverages provided by Coca-Cola, music from CBS Radio, and prizes and giveaways.

Call 702-227-7223 or visit

Explorers graduate from academy

Twenty-nine Explorers graduated Aug. 19 from the Southern Nevada Law Enforcement Explorer Academy during a ceremony at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

The annual six-day academy is hosted by the Metropolitan Police Department, offering classes in ethics, emotional survival, leadership, physical fitness and more.

The program is for youths ages 16 through 20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement.


Free event to offer document shredding, prescription drug disposal

Residents can shred documents and get rid of unwanted prescription medication during a free event slated from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 26 at Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd.

The limit is five boxes or bundles of documents per car.

Call 702-229-6405.

Police step up pedestrian safety enforcement for school year

With school back in session, police around the valley are teaming up to enforce pedestrian safety laws.

Motorists should take extra care and limit distractions between 6 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. during the school year, especially around school zones, according to law enforcement officials.

The enforcement effort kicked off Aug. 17.

Guns N’ Hoses soccer game to pit police against firefighters

Police officers and firefighters are set to compete during a Guns N’ Hoses soccer game Sept. 5 at Peter Johann Soccer Field at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

The family-friendly event is set to kick off at 3 p.m., offering food trucks, K-9 and SWAT unit demonstrations, police car and fire truck displays, a search-and-rescue helicopter exhibit, CPR training and a children’s photo ID and fingerprinting station. The soccer game is slated for 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Injured Police Officers Fund and the Southern Nevada Burn Foundation. The winning team’s charity of choice will take home 60 percent of the event’s proceeds, with the remaining 40 percent going to the other team’s charity.

Advance tickets are $5 for attendees 8 or older or $7 at the gate. Those 7 or younger are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at

Grant to help Freedom House expand services

Freedom House Sober Living, 3852 Palos Verde St., recently announced a $200,000 donation from the Engelstad Family Foundation.

The donation is set to help Freedom House expand its services. Founded in 2010, the organization provides a structured transition from homelessness for individuals with substance abuse issues.

In 2013, the Engelstad Family Foundation gave Freedom House $100,000.


Lamb Boulevard project to cause lane restrictions in east valley

Lane restrictions are expected along Lamb Boulevard between Wyoming Avenue and Vegas Valley Drive through February due to a Las Vegas Valley Water District pipeline rehabilitation project, the Nevada Department of Transportation announced.

Work is planned from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., reducing Lamb Boulevard to one lane in each direction from Wyoming Avenue to Vegas Valley Drive. During the daytime, two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction. Left turn lanes throughout the project work area will be closed.


Exit on US Highway 95 in northwest valley renamed for master-planned community

The street and exit formerly known as Horse Drive off of U.S. Highway 95 in northwest Las Vegas was recently renamed Skye Canyon Park Drive.

The change commemorates the new master-planned community, Skye Canyon.

Skye Canyon is geared toward people who share a passion for outdoor activity and immersive living.


Rampart sewer upgrade project nears completion

Overnight lane restrictions are planned through mid-September on Rampart Boulevard between Canyon Run and Alta drives while crews wrap up a sewer project on Rampart.

The $12 million project involves the installation of new 24-inch sewer pipe extending from Alta Drive to Lake Mead Boulevard.

Call 702-229-6272 or visit

Smoke Ranch Road project to cause lane closures

Road improvements are scheduled through early October on Smoke Ranch Road between Rainbow Boulevard and Rancho Drive.

Work is planned from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Traffic will generally be restricted to one lane in each direction, according to the city of Las Vegas.

Lake Mead Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue are recommended as alternate routes for eastbound and westbound traffic.

Work will consist of the installation of rapid-flashing beacons at the intersections of Smoke Ranch with James Bilbray Drive and Maverick Street; reconstruction of deteriorated areas of pavement; and installation of new traffic delineations.

Following completion of the project, Smoke Ranch Road is set to have two travel lanes and a bicycle lane in the eastbound and westbound directions between Rainbow and Rancho.


Horizon Ridge Parkway project to cause lane restrictions

Lane restrictions are planned through September on Horizon Ridge Parkway between Green Valley Parkway and Valle Verde Drive as Southwest Gas replaces a high-pressure gas line.

The eastbound left lane of Horizon Ridge Parkway between Green Valley Parkway and Valle Verde Drive will be closed until the construction is completed, according to the city of Henderson. The project will affect traffic in both directions of Horizon Ridge Parkway.

During construction, slated from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, eastbound motorists will be redirected to a westbound lane, reducing traffic to one lane in each direction. From 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily, one eastbound lane and both westbound lanes will be open on Horizon Ridge Parkway. Night work will not be conducted.


Fostering Futures to honor advocates of children in foster care

Fostering Futures of Las Vegas, formerly Court Appointed Special Advocates, plans to honor volunteers who speak for children in foster care, as well as other valley child advocates, during a gala scheduled from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 10 inside the Titian and Veronese ballrooms at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Tickets are available for $200 per seat or $1,800 for a table of 10 at Proceeds will benefit Fostering Futures of Las Vegas.

Fostering Futures of Las Vegas is a community-based program that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

Exhibitors sought to showcase health and safety products, services

The city of Henderson Fire and Police departments are seeking businesses and nonprofits to exhibit during the Henderson Community Expo 2015 — National Night Out, planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 in the south parking lot at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road.

Exhibitors must register by Sept. 24. The fee is $95 for businesses and $25 for nonprofits. The fee includes a 10-foot-by-10-foot tent canopy, an 8-foot table and two chairs. Registration forms are available at

Applicants should offer products and services promoting health and wellness, crime and fire prevention and public safety. Interactive demonstrations and activities that appeal to all age groups are encouraged.

Henderson’s Fire and Police departments are partnering with community organizations, civic groups and area businesses to increase public awareness regarding health and safety resources in Southern Nevada.

The free event will be open to the public. Call the Henderson Fire Department at 702-267-2222 or email

Free legal assistance and education clinics planned for seniors

Clinics for free legal assistance and free legal education are planned for seniors in the coming months.

— Legal assistance clinics at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., are set from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 16, covering identity theft, and Nov. 18, focusing on estate planning basics.

— A legal education clinic at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., is slated from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28, dealing with sealing criminal records.

— Legal assistance clinics at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, are scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 21, focusing on identity theft; and Dec. 16, addressing estate planning basics.

Contact Carmela Reed at Nevada Legal Services at 702-386-0404, ext. 140, or


NFR Day 6 Highlights
Highlights from the 6th go-round of the 2018 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (CBS Sports Network/PRCA)
Las Vegas Bowl Teams Talk Shop at Maverick Helicopters
Arizona State, Fresno State talk to the media at Maverick Helicopters.
NFR- Will Lowe
NFR Bareback Rider Will Lowe talks with Aaron Drawhorn about his 15 years at the NFR, starting to ride at age 7, and renewing his wedding vowels this year in Las Vegas before night 6 of the National Finals Rodeo.
Veterans Village
Veterans Village and Veterans Village II were created to assist homeless veterans get back on their feet. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Holiday party cocktails
Veterans Village II Unveils Model Container Home
Veteran's Village II unveiled a model container home. The organization will be building 10 of these container homes to house veterans of the village. Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal
NFR Day 5 Highlights
NFR Day 5 Highlights
NFR- Kory Koontz
NFR Team Roper Kory Koontz talks about his years at the event since 1992, his dynamic with a 23 year old partner Dustin Egusquiza, and how he contines to perform with diabetes with Aaron Drawhorn outside of Thomas & Mack before round 5 of the National Rodeo Finals.
Meet the woman behind the Las Vegas Bowl
Melissa Meacham-Grossman is the associate executive director for the Las Vegas Bowl. (Jason Bracelin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
NFR Highlights Day 4
NFR highlights day 4
NFR Introduces Golden Circle Of Champions
For the first time, the National Finals Rodeo has partnered with the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo to offer the Golden Circle of Champions. The event brings in 20 children and their families from around the country that have previously or are currently fighting life-threatening cancer.
NFR Time Lapse 2018
Watch Thomas & Mack Center transform from a basketball court to an arena fit for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Video courtesy of Las Vegas Events.
RJ's Mark Anderson on the UNLV loss
Review-Journal sports reporter Mark Anderson recaps UNLV's loss at Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Joel Ntambwe on performance against Illinois
UNLV forward Joel Ntambwe talks about the 18 points he scored against Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Amauri Hardy on loss at Illinois
UNLV guard Amauri Hardy talks about Saturday's loss at Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Marvin Menzies on loss at Illinois
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies talks about Saturday's loss at Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Baby Roman's mother and his doctor talk about his medical condition
Baby Roman's mother and his doctor talk about his medical condition. Roman was born Dec. 13, 2017 and has been at Sunrise Children Hospital with a rare heart condition since. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
NFR 2018: Unique Gifts At Cowboy Christmas
Before you head over to the Thomas and Mack for NFR, be sure to check out some of the unique and one of a kind items at Cowboy Christmas!
NFR: Dale Brisby
Day two of the National Finals Rodeo has started and Premier Vegas Sports host Cassies Soto interviews social media influencer Super Puncher Dale Brisby.
103-year-old celebrates birthday at gym
Joe Rosa of Las Vegas celebrated his 103rd birthday celebration at 24 Hour Fitness in Summerlin Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. After being the victim of a hit-and-run crash, Rosa's medical team told him he would never walk again. Rosa credits physical therapy and a personal trainer at the club for his return to health. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Henderson native Mason Clements finished second in NFR bareback go-round
Mason Clements discusses his second-place bareback ride on opening night of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec 6, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Marvin Menzies on where UNLV stands at this point
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies talks about where UNLV stands at this point in the season. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Public memorial service for Jerry Herbst
The Mob Museum
Saddle bronc rider Joey Sonnier earns spot at NFR after overcoming years of drug addiction
Joey Sonnier started saddle bronc riding at 18, but at 20 he began using methamphetamine to cope with the work of the rodeos and became addicted. At 39, after years of addiction and a low point that pushed him to rehab, he's qualified for the National Finals Rodeo. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Core Arena opens at the Plaza downtown in time for NFR
Core Arena, downtown's first permanent outdoor equestrian center, opens to the public at the Plaza. The arena will be used for events throughout the year, including the 10-day 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas
MountainView Hospital celebrates the opening of the new Sunrise Health GME Simulation Center.
MountainView Hospital celebrates the opening of the new Sunrise Health GME Simulation Center. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
NFR Preps Livestock for the Limelight
NFR’s Jed Pugsley discusses the care that goes into preparing the rodeo’s livestock for Las Vegas’ big event.
Grand Menorah lighting begins Hanukkah
Rabbi Shea Harlig led the ceremonial lighting of the menorah to begin Hanukkah at the Fremont Street Experience. There were also performances by the Desert Torah Academy's choir and the Dancing Dreidels. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Perla Gumm has spent the past few years collecting toys for kids for the LV Rescue Mission
Perla Gumm has spent the past few years collecting toys for kids for the LV Rescue Mission. It's something she started even before the rescue mission was her beneficiary; she just felt a need to collect toys and teamed up with them later. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Tony Sanchez wraps up the UNLV season
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez wraps up the season. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
News Headlines
Add Event
Home Front Page Footer Listing
You May Like

You May Like