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Kids Get Lesson in Crosswalk Safety

Kids Get Lesson in Crosswalk Safety

 

The youngest students at one elementary school received a lesson in crosswalk safety Thursday.

Kindergarten and first grade students from David Cox Elementary in Henderson were taught how to cross the street using a crosswalk thanks to the Clark County School District Police and the Look Out Kids About organization.

The kids used the Regional Transportation Commission's Kindergarten Crosswalk, which is a mock-up of an actual working electronic crosswalk traffic signal with working traffic lights and times.

"Every kids here is having a blast. They are able to see what it is like to cross the street without any distractions and with us teaching them what to do and where to look and how to do it correctly,"  school police detective Tom Rainey said.

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Top FBI Agent in Las Vegas Retires to Head Henderson Nonprofit

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The top FBI agent in Las Vegas has retired after 29 years with the bureau to head a nonprofit youth golf leadership program in Henderson.

Kevin Favreau says his last day was Jan. 3.

He figures that at 51, he's still young.

And he says that as executive director of First Tee of Southern Nevada he'll enjoy teaching youngsters life lessons and core values.

Favreau was special agent in charge of counterintelligence for the FBI Washington, D.C., field office and assistant director of intelligence before arriving in Las Vegas in January 2010.

His first day he headed the investigation of a gunman shot dead after killing a security guard and wounding a U.S. marshal at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in downtown Las Vegas.

 

Morning Fire Damages Henderson House

Morning Fire Damages Henderson House

 

An accidental fire caused about $15,000 of damage Sunday morning in Henderson, but no one was injuted.

Firefighters responded shortly after 10 a.m. to a house near the intersection of Boulder Highway and Barrett Street. The residents were home and alerted by the smell of smoke. 

The carport and a bedroom of the home were on fire and the blaze also was threatening the house next door. Fire crews quickly knocked down the main body of the fire.

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:

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Senior Athletes Sought for Henderson Games

Senior Athletes Sought for Henderson Games

 

The city of Henderson is seeking athletes to take part in the 2013 Henderson Senior Games, an annual program that celebrates the spirit of friendly competition with a blend of sporting and social events for athletes ages 50 and over.

Athletes of all skill levels are invited to participate.

Registration opens Feb. 1 and runs through March 15, and costs $15 per person (with the exception of volleyball), which includes a commemorative T-shirt. There is a nominal cost per event, with most events costing $3-$5.

Registration packets are available online at http://www.cityofhenderson.com/parks/special_events/henderson_senior_games.php and at the city’s recreation centers. Although registration will not be accepted after the deadline, walk-ons may be accepted for some events pending space availability.

Good Eye Needed to Win at 3D Family Fun Center

The new laser tag and mini-golf spot was opened by two Strip show veterans.

Brandon Stauffer offers a confession that, to aficionados of miniature golf, amounts to something just this side of heresy.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Henderson Police Offer Citizens Academy

Henderson Police Offer Citizens Academy

 

The Henderson Police Department is accepting applications for its upcoming Citizen Police Academy.

The academy provides an unique insight into how the department works. People will get a look at community policing, the use of force policies, SWAT, detention centers and criminal investigations.

The academy will be from February 5 through May 5, every Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. All classes are mandatory. It is open to all Henderson residents 18 years and older.  All applicants must complete an application, background check and interview.

The application deadline is January 21. Applications can be downloaded from cityofhenderson.com/police/citizens.academy.php

Those interested can also pick up applications at the following police stations: