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Driving You Crazy: Light Fixed at Warm Springs & I-215

LAS VEGAS - Drivers are celebrating after traffic officials have fixed a light on Warm Springs Road near I-215.

Traffic8 first reported the problem to transportation officials in January. Traffic was backing up, because the light allowing access to southbound I-215 from Warm Springs was going from a green arrow to a red arrow, without a yellow arrow in between.

The brief green light, described by some drivers as lasting approximately ten seconds, would shift to red, causing people to speed up or slam on their brakes.

Traffic technicians discovered a malfunction with the light, possibly due to all the construction on Warm Springs. They adjusted the light and brought back the yellow arrow.

The traditional green/yellow/red light is back in rotation, and drivers are able to easily enter I-215, instead of fighting their way onto the freeway. This problem is fixed.

Volunteers Spread Message of Drowning Prevention

Volunteers Spread Message of Drowning Prevention

 

Volunteers went door to door in Henderson this past weekend to educate the public about the dangers of pools.

The Henderson Professional Fire Fighters, the City of Henderson Fire Department, the American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter and Rockstar Pool Care all worked together on the event.

Volunteers handed out fliers with information about preventing drowning, which takes the life of eight children in southern Nevada every year.

 

Musical Production of "Charlotte's Web" Starts this Weekend

Musical Production of "Charlotte's Web" Starts this Weekend

 

A musical adaptation of a beloved children's classic will open this weekend at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway.

"Charlotte's Web" tells the story of a remarkable pig and a more remarkable spider and the friendship they weave together.

The musical was written by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse.

The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company is presenting the musical this weekend. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Another showing of the performance will be next weekend as well.

Tickets are $10 and are available through hendersonlive.com or (702) 267-4TIX.  

Driving You Crazy: Long Lights Along Green Valley Parkway

HENDERSON, Nev. - Drivers say traffic signals along Green Valley Parkway are not working properly and causing long delays.

Local officials say the lights are not malfunctioning. Henderson and other valley jurisdictions are making traffic signal timing changes that are required by new federal government rules. The changes are intended to match pedestrian crossing times.

Lights are now required to allow enough time for pedestrians with slower walking speeds – approximately three to four feet per second. The extra time is intended to give those with physical challenges enough time to cross the road.

Engineers tried to prevent the changes from affecting traffic, but they did shorten the cycle for left turns at many intersections.

Driving You Crazy: I-215/Eastern Avenue Offramp Gridlock

LAS VEGAS - A viewer says the I-215 and Eastern Avenue off-ramp, which only includes one lane, is often backed up with traffic and needs to be widened.

Traffic8 recently covered the landscaping work there and reported this ramp will receive future pavement rehabilitation. The ramp will eventually be free of potholes and cracks, but it will not get widened.

The issue involves busy Eastern Avenue. The road does not have the capacity for all the traffic that uses it.  It's a major arterial into Henderson and Anthem, as well as a popular retail and restaurant corridor. Because of that, high traffic volumes stay consistent.

Volunteers Bringing the Message of Pool Safety

Volunteers Bringing the Message of Pool Safety

 

Several groups will be bringing the message of pool safety to the community, during an event Saturday.

Henderson firefighters, the American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter and Rockstar Pool Care will be part of a safe pool rules news conference at the City of Henderson Fire Station 98 at Coronado Center Drive and Horizon Ridge Parkway.

Following the news conference, at about 11 a.m., volunteers will walk through Henderson neighborhoods bringing the message of pool safety to as many people as possible.

They'll be handing out information about drowning prevention, including a door hanger that outline the A, B, C, & D's of drowning prevention.

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in southern Nevada for young children. An average of eight children die every year in the Las Vegas valley. 

Cannabis Center Institute Debuts in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- The Cannabis Career Institute claims it can teach you how to legally start a dispensary, grow operation and delivery service. The lecture was held for the first time in Nevada on Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Henderson.

About 80 people packed into the meeting room which was twice the number than was expected.

One of the benefits of the class, according to the Cannabis Career Institute, is that attendees will learn how to be registered medical marijuana patients.

This comes after a Senate panel unanimously approved a bill earlier this week that could pave the way for medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada. Thirteen years ago Nevada voters approved the use of medical marijuana, but there has never been a legal way of getting it. The bill is still a long way from becoming law.

The CEO of the Cannabis Career Institute admits, at some point in the pot business venture, some laws will be broken.