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Early voting continues through Saturday for two council seats

Early voting for this year’s primary election continues through Saturday at City Hall, 401 California Ave.

The only thing on the ballot will be the City Council election. There are two open seats, with eight candidates vying for the positions.

Those running are Warren Harhay, Rich Loudin, former Mayor and Councilman Eric Lundgaard, Fritz McDonald, Kiernan McManus, John Milburn, James Stuckey and Councilman Cam Walker, who is seeing re-election.

Voting hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Henderson teen dies in Friday rollover crash at Lake Mead

A 17-year-old from Henderson died Friday at Lake Mead National Recreation Area after he was ejected from a pickup truck that rolled on Old Nelson’s Landing Road.

Kalob Michael Meyer died from blunt-force injuries and mechanical asphyxia from being trapped under the truck, the coroner’s office said. His death was ruled an accident.

The National Park Service said the pickup truck’s driver had been speeding and driving erratically when he lost control of the truck. The driver was arrested for reckless driving.

Two die in motorcycle crash at Lake Mead on Tuesday afternoon

Two men died after a motorcycle crash Tuesday on Northshore Road within Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

At 12:59 p.m., a call came in about a crash involving two motorcycles near mile marker 30. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim was transported by helicopter and later succumbed to his injuries.

The National Park Service, Nevada Highway Patrol and Clark County Fire Department responded to the scene.

The incident is under investigation by Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Nevada Highway Patrol. The Clark County coroner will confirm the victims’ identities and determine their cause of death.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area units also assisted Arizona Department of Public Safety at a second fatal accident near the park. At 12:44 p.m., Arizona DPS requested mutual aid for an eight-vehicle accident at mile marker 27 on U.S. Highway 93 near Dolan Springs.

The highway, which leads to Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam, was completely closed for a number of hours.

Nominations still open for city’s historic preservation award

Nominations are open through April 10 for the city’s historic preservation award

Any person can nominate any property in the historic district for the honor. The award will be presented at the May 9 City Council meeting.

The award is based on the exterior of the building or property, and will recognize examples of preservation or restoration, or a historically appropriate remodel or addition.

Each nomination should include the property’s address for homes, as well as the current business, church or institution name. Before and after photos are not required but are helpful.

More information can be found at bcnv.org; click on the historic preservation award nominations link on the left side of the page.

Comments sought about adding antennas at recreation area

The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a project that would add wireless internet infrastructure to developed areas within Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The park is developing a five-year contract that would allow a business to provide wireless internet access at reasonable rates within select areas of the park to improve and modernize the visitor experience.

Antennas will need to be installed within the park to provide the service. Infrastructure will be confined to existing structures and buildings within campgrounds, marinas, employee housing areas and concessioner facilities.

This project has the potential to affect structures and campgrounds built between the 1940s and the 1960s that are considered historic. Every effort will be made to ensure the visibility of equipment is minimal to visitors and that it will not affect the historic character of the campgrounds.

Comments will be accepted through April 2 online at http://go.nps.gov/lakewifi and via U.S. mail at: Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent, Attention: Proposed Wi-Fi Project, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, Nevada 89005.

Contract to operate marina at Lake Mohave open for bid

Proposals to operate a full-service marina, including moorage, boat rentals, food and beverage, retail, fuel, campground and other related services at Katherine Landing within Lake Mead National Recreation Area are being sought by the National Park Service.

Located near Laughlin, Nevada, Katherine Landing is the second most popular area within the recreation area. In 2016, more than 800,000 people visited the area. Last year, more than $11 million in improvements were made to the main access road and parking areas.

The prospectus for the 15-year business opportunity is available on the National Park Service Commercial Services website at https://concessions.nps.gov/lake007-18.html.

A one-day site visit is available March 29. Interested parties must RSVP to NPS Coordinator Kim Gagliolo at Kim_Gagliolo@nps.gov by March 28 to reserve a spot. The email should include the following information: name of company or organization, a list of all attendees (full name) and name of the primary contact, including email address and phone number.

Questions about the prospectus must be submitted in writing to Gagliolo by April 5. Proposals must be received by the National Park Service, Commercial Services, Attn: Kimberley Gagliolo, 333 Bush Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, California 94104, no later than 4 p.m. June 28.

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