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Wildlife specialists to answer sheep questions at park

Those who would like to learn more about the desert bighorn sheep that frequent Hemenway Valley Park can meet with specialists from the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

The outreach program continues through September in the park at 401 Ville Drive. Representatives from the department are scheduled to be at the park from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 17, 25 and 30, as well as Sept. 8, 14 and 20.

Sheep from the River Mountain herd often visit the park, especially during the summer months when food is scarcer in the nearby mountains.

Fire at police annex under investigation

A fire was reported at the Boulder City Police Station annex building at 11:12 p.m. July 27. The cause of the fire is currently unknown and being investigated by the North Las Vegas Fire Department investigator and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to the Boulder City Fire Department.

Man’s body found near Hoover Dam

A man was found dead under the U.S. 93 Highway and Hoover Dam exit 172 on July 27. There is currently no indication of how the man died, but the Nevada Highway Patrol Department of Investigation confirmed that the man did not die in an auto or pedestrian accident. The Clark County coroner’s office would not identify the cause of death or the man’s identity until his family has been notified.

Coroner identifies man found on trail

The body of a man found on a hiking trail near Lake Mead last week has been identified. The Clark County coroner’s office identified the man as Donald Shressner, 74.

Shressner was found dead on the River Mountain Loop trail west of Lake Mead. His body was found at 4 p.m. on July 28. The cause of death is still unknown.

Man’s body found near highway

The body of a man was found at 9:28 a.m. Friday in a dirt area between Pacifica Way and U.S. Highway 93.

The Clark County coroner’s office confirmed a body was found, but was unable to identify the man at this time. The body was decomposed, according to Boulder City Police Department records.

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