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Wild horse roundup will start Sunday as herd’s water dries up

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — About 225 horses will be gathered starting Sunday in Clark County as the Red Rock herd continues to outgrow limited water supplies in the wild.

The Bureau of Land Management will not use helicopters as they take all but 50 horses out of the herd. A bait and water trap method will be used in the 160,000-acre area about 20 miles west of Las Vegas.

The horses will be transported to Ridgecrest Holding Corrals in Ridgecrest, California, where they will be checked and put into the BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption BLM news release said. For information on how to adopt or purchase a wild horse or burro, visit www.blm.gov/whb. ... Read More

Fire danger a constant threat for Mount Charleston community

During the summer, Mount Charleston swells with visitors as valley dwellers flock to the high country to escape the heat.

“It’s really beautiful,” said Sam Kafle of Las Vegas. “It’s really cool. A lot cooler than I expected it to be.”

A lot of work has been done to protect the community from wildfire, including a project to thin downed timber and create fire breaks.

Lino Madrid of Las Vegas added, “I love Mount Charleston. I try to come up here once a month to just unplug, even if it’s by myself.”

But there is an ever-present threat. The fire danger is high, and although summer thunderstorms provide rain to this thick forest, the lightning that comes with it can ignite the parched trees... Read More

I-Team: ‘Storm Area 51’ interests millions, but storming anything is ill-advised

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The number of people who say they are interested in storming Area 51 on September 20 has now passed 3 million.

Nevada’s U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen is among those who are asking the public to refrain from crossing the line into the top secret military facility, or any military base for that matter, because to do so would be dangerous.

No one thinks millions of people will actually show up but it looks like rural Nevada is in for one heck of a weekend.

First rule of Storm Area 51 is don’t storm Area 51.  Senator Rosen is on the same page with the young man who created the Facebook sensation, strictly as a joke. But the idea has grabbed the public’s attention, and now, specific plans for September 20 are being cemented. As we know, Nevada is always happy to host a party, even one with a somewhat serious undertone... Read More

Stink bugs swarming in the Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Swarms of green stink bugs are feeding on vegetation after Southern Nevada’s unusually wet winter and spring.

Just like those crazy videos of grasshoppers that are circulating around social media, there are also social media posts about these stinky pests.

One gardener in the northwest valley says they are destroying her tomato crops.

“With as much as I’ve thrown away, I’m probably at about 25 percent edible tomatoes for the season right now, which is really not normal,” said Layaka Mann, who lives near Ann Road and Fort Apache Road.

State Entomologist Jeff Knight said, “These things generally feed on vegetation and they could, like we said, cause some damage, but for the most part, I don’t think we’ll see any real heavy damage.”

One important thing to remember: Don’t squash a stink bug. They produce a pretty nasty smell... Read More

Severe thunderstorm spotted near Callville Bay at Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 4 p.m. for southeastern Clark County and west-central Mohave County in northwest Arizona

A severe thunderstorm near Callville Bay at Lake Mead is moving north at 15 mph. Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph are possible, producing hazardous boating conditions at the lake.

Las Vegas Bay, Boulder Beach, Callville Bay and Hoover Dam are the areas most likely to see the effects of the storm.

The weather service advises moving to safety now... Read More

Schools wrestling with necessary budget cuts

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Principals at Clark County schools are facing the difficult decision of where to make cuts in their budget. Some schools are deciding whether to eliminate the dean positions and replace them with other positions and cut the money elsewhere.

This decision comes after CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara reinstated the job position but forced secondary schools to modify their budgets to address a $17 million shortfall in the district.

Cristal Boisseau remains uncertain — once again — about her future in the school district.

“I didn’t sleep last night. I tossed and turned, contemplating now where will I be,” said Boisseau, dean of students, Shadow Ridge High School.

She learned disheartening news yesterday.

“I received information that my school decided to eliminate the dean position and they will be adding on an assistant principal position.”... Read More

Infant dies after found not breathing in east Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An infant who was found not breathing at an apartment in the 3100 block of South Nellis Boulevard was pronounced dead on Friday morning after being taken to Sunrise Hospital.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Abuse/Neglect unit is investigating... Read More