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Police department seeks volunteers

The Boulder City Police Department is seeking volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks.

Volunteers are needed to assist at the range with firearms training, emergency call-outs, code enforcement, in-station fingerprints, field traffic control, special assignments/events, administration/computer data entry, handicap parking enforcement, community education, vacation checks and neighborhood watch.

With the help of volunteers, staffers can devote more time to their duties and department priorities.

Those interested in volunteering should contact Pat Richardson, volunteer service coordinator, at 702-589- 9603 or get an application at the Boulder City Police Department, 1005 Arizona St.

Lake officials to discuss low-water plan tonight

Rangers from Lake Mead National Recreation Area will host a meeting tonight, Oct. 12, about the park’s proposed low-water amendment to its general management plan.

The meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Road, Henderson.

Park officials have been developing a plan to address operational needs for Lake Mead in the event that water elevation decreases below 1,050 feet. The plan is designed to provide a long-term strategy for addressing operational needs to maintain lake access and to provide safe and diverse recreational opportunities.

Recommendations regarding the scope of the environmental assessment will be accepted through Nov. 5. They may be submitted by mail to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, compliance office, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005 or online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/.

Free hands-only CPR training scheduled

Boulder City Fire Department is offering a free hands-only CPR class at 11 a.m. Nov. 18 in the gazebo at Bicentennial Park, 999 Colorado St.

The class will teach participants what to do if they see someone collapse suddenly. If performed correctly, hands-only CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

Information about how to recognize a stroke and what to do will be available, as well.

Pamphlets will be provided.

A donation from San Diego Gas & Electric’s Desert Star Energy Center is underwriting costs for the session. San Diego Gas & Electric is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, which has solar fields in the Eldorado Valley.

For more information, contact the Boulder City Fire Department at 702-293-9228.

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