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Teen lounge mural is Henderson-raised artist’s way of giving back

A local artist, who started his career painting for the City of Henderson, is thanking them with a new library mural.

Jamal Norris gave thanks to the city of Henderson for his 15-year employment with a mural for the teen lounge at Whitney Ranch Recreation Center. “I was almost like the resident artist for the city,” Norris said of his history. “I did any artwork for any event. I created backdrops, built parade floats and painted murals. That was kind of my forte.”

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Three new road projects set to start in Henderson

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The three extra cents per gallon every time you fill up is really starting to add up.

Since starting up in January, the fuel tax has raised about $80 million. The money is being used to update and fix roads all across Clark County.

So far, it has funded at least 37 projects. Three of those projects are set to get underway in just a few days.

The goal is to make things safer for three very busy areas of Henderson. Next week, workers will start repaving Warm Springs Road from Arroyo Grande Boulevard to Stephanie Street.

They will also tackle Eastern Avenue from Silverado Ranch Boulevard to Coronado Center Drive.

They're already out near Whitney Ranch Drive from Russell Road to Arroyo Grande Boulevard, adding bike lanes and much more.

The intersection of Whitney Ranch Drive and Patrick Lane has been a point of concern, not only for Henderson city leaders, but local business owners for years.

Three suspects arrested in series of robberies in Henderson and Las Vegas

Three suspects arrested in series of robberies in Henderson and Las Vegas

Three suspects are under arrest in connection with a series of robberies in Henderson and Las Vegas over the past month.

Henderson police arrested 25-year-old Andre Hall, 26-year-old Christopher Dobbins and 27-year-old Dominque Wells on charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and first-degree kidnapping.

The arrests came after police say two of the suspects entered the GameStop at Boulder Highway and Major Avenue at around 3 p.m. Thursday, July 3. Police say one suspect pulled out a gun and ordered three of the employees into the back room, where they were tied up.

The suspects took several gaming systems and an undisclosed amount of cash. They left the store and got into a car driven by the third suspect, police said.

Groundbreaking Thursday for Henderson road projects

Groundbreaking Thursday for Henderson road projects

Three of the busiest roads in Henderson will soon be getting a makeover thanks to the fuel tax increase voted in by the Clark County Commission last year.

A groundbreaking is set for Thursday for improvements along Eastern Avenue, Warm Springs Road and Whitney Ranch Drive.

The $4.6 million projects will improve traffic flow by creating and restriping bicycle lanes, repaving the roads and making sidewalk ramps.

The money for the projects is coming from the county’s Fuel Revenue Indexing. It will create about 60 jobs. The projects are expected to be finished by the end of next year.

Las Vegas post office reopens after Port-a-Potty fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Las Vegas post office is reopening two weeks after a two-alarm fire that started in a rooftop Port-a-Potty damaged the building.

Postal officials say the retail portion of the post office, located at 455 E. Pebble, was scheduled to reopen on Saturday. Customers have been using a mobile unit parked at the facility to buy stamps and conduct other business.

Crews had to clean up water and human waste left over after firefighters tried to contain the blaze on July 6. Nobody was injured and no mail was burned.

The portable toilet was on the roof while construction crews worked there. It's unclear exactly how the fire started.

Postal service spokesman David Rupert said the total cost of the damage has not yet been tabulated.

Las Vegas woman dies in rollover near Mountain Vista and Russell

LAS VEGAS – The 33-year-old woman who was killed in a crash Sunday morning has been identified as Shannon Lee Pool from Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner's office.

The crash occurred shortly before 3 a.m. near Mountain Vista Street and Russell Road.

Police say the woman was driving her GMC Yukon north on Mountain Vista near Carol Circle, when she lost control of the vehicle. The truck hit a curb, continued onto the sidewalk, went back on the road, struck the median and traveled north in the southbound lanes of Mountain Vista before striking a light pole, water main box and block wall. The impact caused the vehicle to roll, and partially ejected the woman from the truck. She was not wearing a seat belt.

The woman died at the scene of the accident.

 

City of Henderson releases water report

A report by the city of Henderson shows that the city’s drinking water meets or surpasses all state and federal standards.

The 2014 Water Quality Report details the city’s drinking water. The water comes from the Colorado River, but it also goes through a multi-step treatment process and thousands of laboratory tests before it ends up in people’s homes and businesses.

The Environmental Protection Agency requires that the city release the information about its water to all residents and businesses. To see the entire report, go to cityofhenderson.com/2014WQR.

A printed copy can be requested by calling the Department of Utility Services at (702) 267-5900.