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City Hopes to Speed Work with Weekend Inspections

City Hopes to Speed Work with Weekend Inspections


Two new city employees hope to relieve a lot of work-week burden for Las Vegas residents.

Beginning July 15, city residents and construction professionals will now be able to get water heater, water softener or patio inspections from the city of Las Vegas seven days a week. City officials assert they are the first in the state of Nevada to offer inspections on Saturdays and Sundays.

Previously, general contractors would have to wait several days to restart their work if their inspection wasn’t completed by a Friday. An average of 45-60 inspections were held up over the weekend.

Toddler Found Unresponsive in Backyard Pool

LAS VEGAS -- A 2-year-old girl was found in a backyard pool just after noon Tuesday on Black Forest Drive, near Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard.

The toddler was staying at a family member's home overnight. When the girl's family woke about noon, they found the sliding glass door open and the toddler in the pool, according to the Las Vegas Fire Department.

The girl was taken out of the pool and family members started CPR.

When emergency crews arrived, they continued CPR. Paramedics gave the girl advanced life support while she was transported to University Medical Center's pediatric unit.

It is unknown how long the child was in the pool. There is no secondary fence around the pool.

The girl's condition is unknown.

Off to See the Wizard Friday

Off to See the Wizard Friday


A movie classic is on tap for the next free movie night in downtown Las Vegas.

“The Wizard of Oz” will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday in Huntridge Circle Park at 1251 S. Maryland Parkway. Residents are invited to bring blankets, folding chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy children’s activities starting at 7 p.m.

A food truck will be available at the event. Free popcorn and bottled water will be distributed while supplies last.

For more information on this or other Ward 3 events, visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/ward3.

Cooling Station Locations in Las Vegas Valley

Cooling Station Locations in Las Vegas Valley

As temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 110 degrees on Tuesday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 11, cooling stations will be open to the public in an effort to move the homeless and other individuals out of the heat and keep them hydrated.

The cooling stations are in addition to the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition's Inclement Weather Shelter Program, which provides seasonal shelter on an as-needed basis. The program also provides funding for long-term day shelters during the summer.

Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army serve as our summer day-shelters and are open during the hours listed below, seven days a week throughout the summer.

Sportsbooks Weather Year's Slowest Day

Sportsbooks Weather Year's Slowest Day

LAS VEGAS - The day before the MLB All-Star Game is traditionally the slowest day of the year for Las Vegas sportsbooks, but sportsbook operators say better days are on the horizon.

"This is the slowest day in sports for the entire year," said LVH Sportsbook Director Jay Kornegay.

With the baseball all-star break, the lights on the boards are almost completely dark. There are no baseball games, no WNBA games, and no golf to bet on.

"We only have a couple of betting events that are taking place today, and they're not really marquee events when you're talking about the home run derby and the NBA Summer League," Kornegay said.

Some of the empty seats in the LVH Sportsbook will fill up Tuesday when the actual MLB All-Star Game is played. The sportsbook, however, isn't totally dead. A few people are betting futures.

Aliens Invading First Friday Art Festival

LAS VEGAS -- During the First Friday art festival in downtown Las Vegas, attendees can expect an out-of-this-world experience.

A special nine-month show themed "Atomic Vegas" is being unveiled at Blackbird Studios on S. Commerce Street. 

Forty artists have contributed their interpretations of the atomic testing program and its integration into everyday life in Las Vegas. 

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A secondary theme looks at Area 51 and extraterrestrial beings -- including creative depictions of flying saucers and little green men at the secretive military base. 

"This is our Area 51 show," said Gina Quaranto, the studio's owner. "Many artists and their takes on aliens (are on display)."

Free Asia Concert will Rock Downtown

Free Asia Concert will Rock Downtown

The Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas concert series continues Saturday with a free performance by Asia.

The arena-rock band from the 80s will take the stage at 9 p.m., on the First Street Stage. The group is known for hits like “Heat of the Moment” and “Sole Survivor.”