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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Plague of fires in the Las Vegas valley

Earlier this week the Las Vegas valley was plagued by several fires. On Wednesday a storage area for tires used in the Las Vegas grand prix caught fire. Huge clouds of black, greasy smoke were visible all over Las Vegas. It was a three alarm blaze. Because of the nature of the fire, the EPA was called in to consult on clean up. Then Friday, a scrap yard in North Las Vegas near Nellis Air Force base went up in smoke. The blaze was a 2 alarm fire and three fire departments were called in to contain it.

Earlier the same day an arsonist is suspected for eight different fires that broke out in the city of Henderson, near Eastern and Serene. All of the fires started around the same time early Friday morning. Dumpsters, a vehicle and a home was set to blaze. Henderson fire fighters are interviewing persons of interest as well as pulling surveillance footage from nearby businesses.

Damages are estimated at $600,000 for the Henderson fires alone.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ogog with blogs

It seems that blogs are here to stay. Now it seems that EVERYONE has a blog. You turn on the television, watching a show. At the end, odds are you'll here: check out our BLOG at blah/blah.com/blogblah! So its not a surprise that there are also a lot of sites that have sprung up to list blogs, social network for bloggers, help bloggers make money, take the money of bloggers, etc.

I came across one that I hadn't heard of before, ogog.org. Its run by a non-profit organization, which in itself makes it unique. So, of course, I signed up! Check my OgOg profile. I'm still playing around with the site, but so far, I like what I see.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Another look at Lied

This morning I received a call from Marie Montera, a reporter for Channel 3 news. They were doing a follow up story about the mass euthanasia at Lied this past February. The Humane Society released a 200 page report detailing the procedures at Lied and what was going on behind the scenes. Some of the details were pretty graphic, others were just plain lack of training.

They also interviewed my vet, Doctor David Henderson of the Sunrise Vet clinic. Doc Henderson has had past experience running a shelter and is a volunteer for Heaven Can Wait Sanctuary, in addition to running his own practice (if you are looking for a vet, I HIGHLY recommend his office).

The interview aired at 5 pm today and will was replayed again at six o'clock. You'll see me as the "animal advocate". One of the best things to come about from this story is raising awareness of the problems local shelters face in Las Vegas. If you are wondering what you can do to help stop overcrowding at the shelter, make sure your pet is spayed or neutered and microchipped. In Clark County, your animal must be altered, unless its of breeding quality and you have the proper licensing.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Echelon condos update

I've been visiting the various high rise and master planned community. Despite the market, new projects are moving forward and the doom and gloom predictions of many "experts" fell far short of reality. Echelon (not to be confused with the new property replacing the Stardust) was announced in 2005 and construction was quickly underway. When visiting the developer's website, there are plenty of construction photos....from last year. The last picture was dated September of 2006 with no further updates.

The project was supposed to be completed by summer of 2007. Hopefully they are too busy building to keep taking photos for their website.

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