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Monsoon Rain Hits Green Valley

Monsoon Rain Hits Green Valley

Monsoon rain hit the Henderson area Sunday afternoon. 

Polar Bear Plunge Challenges Your Idea of Cold

Polar Bear Plunge Challenges Your Idea of Cold

 

If the past couple of weeks haven’t been cold enough for you, an upcoming City of Henderson event might take care of that.

People are invited to brave the freezing water of the Henderson Multigenerational Activity Pool, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy., for Henderson’s second annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event takes place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Participants will ride down the slides of the outdoor activity pool and plunge into the cold water below.

The event also includes warm winter treats, activities and a bounce house. Admission is $5 per person, including those wishing to watch. Swimmers will take the plunge by age:

Air Conditioning Partially out at Henderson DMV

Air Conditioning Partially out at Henderson DMV

The air conditioning is partially out at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Henderson forcing the department to cut back on staff.

DMV officials are asking anyone who has business with the department to visit the office at 1399 American Pacific Drive only in the mornings or go to another office in the Las Vegas valley. The office will remain open but from 3 p.m., until closing staff levels will be reduced.

Two of the four compressor units at the building failed this week. New equipment is coming in from out of state. The office is expected to be fully functioning by Monday. For locations of other offices or to use services available online, go to dmvnv.com.

Thunder, Lightning Shake Henderson

Thunder, Lightning Shake Henderson

8 News Now viewer Lance Lavigne shot this photo of Monday night's thunder and lightning storm that swept briefly through Henderson.

Strong rain was reported near the intersection of Horizon and College. The intensity of the thunder and lightning peaked around 10 p.m. near Valle Verde and Paseo Verde, where light rain was seen.

Just How Windy Was It Thursday?

Just How Windy Was It Thursday?

Thursday's fierce winds kicked up dust and clouded the skies throughout the Las Vegas valley. The winds were so strong, in fact, that they toppled this gas/fast food sign at one local intersection.