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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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The Clark County Fire Department and the Southern Nevada Burn Foundation are teaming with several community partners to help collect toys for disadvantaged children. Donations of new and unwrapped toys can be made at any County Fire Station through Dec. 20 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information on how you can help, call (702) 485-6820 or visit www.theburnfoundation.org.
An Armenian Genocide Memorial Monument was dedicated at Clark County’s Sunset Park on Nov. 20. The monument project is the initiative of the Armenian-American Cultural Society (AACS) of Las Vegas, with the participation of all Las Vegas Armenian churches and organizations and approval of the Clark County Commission. The monument pays tribute to the estimated 1.5 million Armenians who were killed by the Ottoman Turks between 1915 and 1923.
The Resort Corridor has a new look now that modern news racks are being installed along the Strip to help reduce trash and clutter and to create a uniform look that improves the aesthetics of the popular tourists destination.
Duration - 02:59
Providing comfort and warmth to children entering the care of the Department of Family Services is the focus behind an art project at Child Haven, DFS’s intake facility. The series of elaborate and gleeful murals that now adorn the corridors of Child Haven, created by internationally respected artist Sush Machida, was recently dedicated. The works by Machida, who is represented by galleries in Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo, were painted by hand and took seven months to complete. They cover 2,000 square feet of walls in an entry area, the corridors and waiting rooms at Child Haven. Machida employed themes such as animals, sky and water that trigger peaceful responses in children and adults. Almost every animal in his murals has a smile. The colors used have been proven to be psychologically soothing. Nevada Lighting generously donated new fixtures to illuminate the work. With his paint brush, Machida is improving these children’s first look at the facility and easing their fears and the stress of the intake process. At the same time, officials believe the finished product conveys Child Haven as a place of hope, compassion and understanding. The funding for this project came from the Clark County Percent for the Arts program approved by the County Commission in July 2012 and administered by Parks and Recreation department. This is the first major art project coming out of the new fund. The source of the funding is special ad valorem and room tax revenues. The Child Haven shelter is a licensed facility that is staffed by employees who provide safe, nurturing temporary care for children who cannot safely remain with their families. County staff provides direct care, daily supervision, and life skills development to children in this temporary placement. These procedures promote and support the sound operation of the Child Haven Shelter program.
Construction sites and the desert tortoise.
Desert Tortoises are protected by law.
The leading cause of death for babies in Clark County is accidental suffocation. From 2006 to 2011, 131 infants died in Clark County due to unsafe sleeping environments. The ABCs of safe sleeping remind us to let babies sleep Alone on their Backs in a Crib with no loose items to smother them. Watch this PSA and learn more about what you should do to keep your baby happy and healthy.
Visitors to the Clark County Museum can enjoy a special exhibit currently that takes a look at sports in the early years in Clark County. The exhibit captures basketball, football and sports played by women many years ago.
Clark County firefighters and firefighters from surrounding cities spend a morning honing the skills needed to knock down a high-rise fire. With the number of tall buildings on the Strip and the visitor totals seen annually, such training is vital to keep residents and visitors safe.
Duration - 07:35
Clark County Animal Control officers have a full plate most every day with calls from animals trapped in cars to abandoned animals and those living in unhealthy conditions. Learn more about a day in the life of an animal control officer.
Sammy Davis Jr. Drive was dedicated Sept. 29, 2015, when the first street sign was unveiled. The Davis family joined Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, whose district the street is in, other County commissioners and Josh Elliott, who advocated for the change, in a ceremony at the intersection of Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin drives.
Clark County's Public Works sign shop is responsible for creating and replacing 110,000 signs across the New Jersey-sized jurisdiction -- from street name signs to cautionary roads signs. One high-profile project: Swapping out street signs along Industrial Road with those named Sammy Davis Jr. Drive. The swap will occur Sept. 29, 2015, from the intersection with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin drives north to Sahara Avenue.
Duration - 01:38
Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, SPEEDVEGAS executives and others talk about the $30 million supercar driving complex that will feature a 1.5-mile supercar track, multilevel welcome center, event center and more. Located just 10 minutes south of town on Las Vegas Boulevard, the development is expected to generate 120 permanent jobs. It is to open in the spring.
Commissioner Larry Brown, serving as chair of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, recently joined local dignitaries in breaking ground on a construction project to improve traffic flow and infrastructure in the area of US 95 and I-215 interchange.
Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick was sworn into office in early September 2015 to serve out the remainder of former County Commissioner Tom Collins' term. She says she is excited to bridge state legislation with County governance and see initiatives begun at the state level come to fruition.
Students in the Summer Business Institute are captured in pictures that tell the story of this summer's class of 2015.
The County Summer Business Institute program delivered a powerful three-part punch to the community in the form of service this summer. Take a look at the work of the Red, Blue and Green teams.
Learn how you can help Clark County Commissioners and the community collect 3,000 book donations to help the 78 Safekey before- and after-school-program sites across the valley.
Commissioner Lawrence Weekly and students from the County's Summer Business Institute jobs programs talk about the success of this year's program and how it has evolved in the more than 14 years since it started.
The Southern Nevada Boston Terrier Rescue group started in 2001 talks about the hundreds of Bostons saved over the years. Their focus is on rescuing, rehabilitating and “re-homing” Bostons in need. They take in Bostons from shelters and from families who are no longer able to care for their dogs.