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North Las Vegas Council to Light Christmas Tree

North Las Vegas Council to Light Christmas Tree

 

North Las Vegas elected officials will light the city’s Christmas tree next week.

Mayor Shari Buck and City Council members Pamela Goynes-Brown, Robert Eliason, Anita Wood and Wade Wagner will host the festivities beginning at 4:30 p.m. December 5. There will be music and refreshments available.

The event takes place at the North Las Vegas City Hall Foyer, 2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North.

Ward 1 City Councilman Holding Meeting Tuesday

Ward 1 City Councilman Holding Meeting Tuesday

The councilman for North Las Vegas Ward 1 is holding a community meeting Tuesday night.

The meeting hosted by City Councilman Robert L. Eliason will start at 6 p.m., at Lincoln Elementary School, 3010 Berg Street. The event will be a chance for people to meet with Eliason and get updates on Ward 1 activities and the city’s strategic plan.

Tuesday’s meeting is the last in a series of community meetings held by members of the city council at each ward in North Las Vegas.

 

Two Citizens and One Officer to be Honored by City

 

Two people from North Las Vegas and one North Las Vegas Police officer will be honored Wednesday night for their heroic efforts to save the lives of others.

Officer Mario Olsson will be recognized for his efforts to save the life of a shooting victim. Officer Olsson was responding to a call about a shooting near Pecos and Gowan Roads in April. He found the victim, who was bleeding from a wound to his neck. The officer put his finger in the wound to put pressure on the carotid artery while waiting for medical personnel to arrive. He had to keep the pressure up for several minutes before the ambulance arrived. According to medical personnel, Officer Olsson’s actions saved the victim’s life. North Las Vegas Police will be honoring him with the Life Saving Award.

North Las Vegas Police Officers Honored

North Las Vegas Police Officers Honored

The Summerlin Rotary Club honored three North Las Vegas Police Department officers during a ceremony Monday morning.

Officer Mario Olsson was recognized for making a phone call that saved the life of someone who had been shot.

Sergeant Darrell Semper was recognized for pulling a wheel-chair bound man from a burning home.

Officer Dwight Kuykendall was recognized for his courageous acts during a call involving a shooting.

"The more people are recognized for the jobs, the great jobs they are doing, I think, the more they are going to feel great about the communities they serve and contribute even more." Joe Germain with the Summerlin Rotary Club said.

The club honored other firefighters and medical professionals for their service during Monday's ceremony.

City, Base Personnel to Lead Cleanup Event

City, Base Personnel to Lead Cleanup Event

The City of North Las Vegas and Nellis Air Force Base active duty personnel are leading a community cleanup to clear out dumping areas and debris near the base grounds.

The cleanup starts at 8 a.m. Sunday. The group will work on an area bounded by East El Campo Grande Avenue, Linn Lane and North Sloan Lane, just outside the base’s main gate. This area has been a much-used dump site and is littered with broken glass and garbage.

Neighborhood stability and blight avoidance are the purposes of the cleanup. To join the effort, contact North Las Vegas Outreach Coordinator Kathi Thomas-Gibson at 633-5632. 

Neighborhood Cleanup Targets Area Hit by Foreclosures

Neighborhood Cleanup Targets Area Hit by Foreclosures

 

Volunteers will come together Saturday to clean up a North Las Vegas neighborhood.

Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown will join residents to clean up the Delmonico from 8 a.m. to noon. Cleanup volunteers will meet near the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and June Street, just north of Carey Avenue.

The cleanup effort will consist of graffiti removal, red curb painting and litter removal.

The work will be followed by a free family reunion-style block party at Walker Park, 1509 June Street. The block party will feature food, games and prizes, while supplies last, donated by neighborhood businesses and nonprofit community partners.

The celebration will feature a community resource fair with exhibitors from social and family-oriented services.

The cleanup and celebration are intended to avoid neglect and blight in an area that has been hard hit by foreclosures.