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wildland fire hazards

BLM plans controlled burn
this week in Gypsum Wash

The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a controlled burn in the Gypsum Wash, two miles north of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area boundary along Lake Mead Boulevard and a half mile southwest of the Pabco Gypsum Plant entrance.

Depending on weather conditions, the one-day burn could occur Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, according to BLM spokeswoman Kirsten Cannon.

Cannon said the burn will eliminate debris from the invasive tamarisk, also known as salt cedar, which will reduce wildland fire hazards on both public and private land.

The area will be closed to the public during the burn.

baby boy excalibur

Infant laid to rest two years
after body found in trash can

An infant has been laid to rest nearly two years after his body was found in a trash can at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

The somber service was held Friday at Bunker’s Woodlawn Memorial Park.

A gravesite gathering consisted of some Woodlawn employees who paid their respects to the infant whose name remains a mystery to detectives.

But after nearly two years, authorities decided it was time the infant received a proper burial.

An Excalibur housekeeper discovered the body on Mother’s Day in May 2008.

When a permanent grave marker is made, it will simply read, Baby Boy Excalibur, at least until investigators can determine what his real name was.

breast cancer victim

Bode Miller’s ski helmet
auctioned to help woman

A helmet worn by U.S. skier Bode Miller in the Vancouver Games is being auctioned off to help raise money for a woman who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

The five-time Olympic medalist’s helmet is being auctioned through eBay to help Pam Warman of South Lake Tahoe, a former U.S. Ski Team technician.

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