Sports Alert!!: Las Vegas, NV: National Football League owners approved Raiders’ Relocation Proposal to move to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sports Alert!!: Las Vegas, NV: National Football League owners approved Raiders’ Relocation Proposal to move to Las Vegas, Nevada.

National Football League owners on Monday, March 27th, 2017 have approved a proposal that will allow the Oakland Raiders to relocation to Las Vegas, Nevada.

The relocation move was approved by 31 of the National Football League’s 32 owners during meetings in Phoenix, Arizona.

Soon after the Oakland Raiders had received conditional approval from the National Football League to relocate the franchise to Las Vegas, Nevada, a statement was released by Raiders Owner Mark Davis which said, “My father always said, ‘the greatness of the Raiders is in its future,’ and the opportunity to build a world-class stadium in the entertainment capital of the world is a significant step toward achieving that greatness. I would like to thank Commissioner Goodell, the National Football League and my 31 partners. I would also like to thank Governor Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature for their commitment. Finally, I would like to thank Sheldon Adelson for his vision and leadership, without which this project never would have become a reality. The Raiders were born in Oakland and Oakland will always be part of our DNA. We know that some fans will be disappointed and even angry, but we hope that they do not direct that frustration to the players, coaches and staff. We plan to play at the Coliseum in 2017 and 2018, and hope to stay there as the Oakland Raiders until the new stadium opens. We would love nothing more than to bring a championship back to the Bay Area.”

In a release statement, Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak said after the official announcement, “Wow! Our football dreams have come true. First, I would like to thank Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson for their initiative and leadership, which ultimately made today possible. I would also like to thank Gov. Brian Sandoval, the Nevada Legislature, Laborers Local 872, Mark Davis and all the NFL owners who have delivered generations of excitement to every fan of the NFL and Raiders in Nevada. But today’s decision means even more to us here as it will elevate the UNLV football program to never-before-seen heights, create thousands of construction and permanent jobs, and draw tens-of-thousands of new tourists to Southern Nevada. On behalf of all the citizens of Clark County, it is my pleasure to say to the Raiders, Raider Nation and the entire NFL – Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada!”

Recently, the Raiders presented a revised funding plan to the National Football League’s stadium and finance committee.

The $1.9 billion stadium would likely be located near the south part of the Las Vegas Strip, with $750 million coming from public funding via a hotel room tax, $500 million would come from the Raiders and NFL, and Bank of America will fund the additional $650 million.

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Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting.

A Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

** Here is a summary and the voting results that occurred during the meeting: **

**** Public Appearances: ****

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Questions were raised by Ruth Musser-Lopez to members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities regarding the situation where there was alleged loss marijuana cannabis crop harvest and as a result non-payment.

At the end of Ruth Musser-Lopez’ comments, Needles Board of Public Utilities Member Terry Campbell spoke briefly on her comments and told her that the questions raised are really for the Needles Public Utility Authority, not the Needles Board of Public Utilities because, “we have no jurisdiction over loss crops at medical marijuana growth facilities; it’s not our jurisdiction – it has nothing to do with us. And our understanding is the utility bills are still being paid. You need to bring this up to the N.P.U.A. (Needles Public Utility Authority) at a council meeting. But thank you for your concerns, but it’s really not our jurisdictional area.”

The loss harvest issue was brought up during the Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting held on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 which the meeting was recorded by ZachNews and posted onto ZachNews on YouTube.

 

**** Consent Calendar: ****

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All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. The Chairman or any Member of the Board may pull an item from the Consent Calendar for discussion. Prior to Board action, a member of the public may address the Board on matters scheduled on the Consent Calendar. A 3 minute time limit per person applies. Recommended Action: Approve Items #1 through #2 on the Consent Calendar by affirmative vote.

– Agenda Item #1: Minutes of regular meeting held March 7, 2017.

– Agenda Item #2: Approve and authorize the city manager to execute Revision No. 2, Exhibit B, to Contract No. 10-DSR-12165 between the City of Needles and Western Area Power Administration to provide for operation, maintenance, replacement and financial responsibilities at the Nora McDowell switchyard.

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities unanimously voted to approve agenda items #1 and #2 on the Consent Calendar.

 

**** Regular Items: ****

– Agenda Item #3:

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Approve the project budget for Firehouse Substation beginning with phase 1 – entitlements and permits (located east of Needles Highway at the I-40 On-Ramp).

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities unanimously voted to approve agenda item #3, adding that the budget figures for this project will come in lower.

 

– Agenda Item #3(A):

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Approve the project budget for Cure Farms Substation beginning with phase 1 – entitlements and permits (located east of East Broadway at Ice Plant Road).

Members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities unanimously voted to approve agenda item #3(A), adding that the budget figures for this project will come in lower.

 

– Agenda Item #4:

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Report on meeting with Western Area Power Administration regarding 230kV line financing and request for power allocation increase.

Agenda Item #4 was information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities.

 

**** Report: ****

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– Agenda Item #5: Needles present perfected rights (PPR) report for February 2017.

– Agenda Item #6: Monthly activity report for January 2017.

– Agenda Item #7: Delinquency amounts as of January 31 and February 28, 2017.

– Agenda Item #8: EUSI, LLC operational support services relating to the wastewater treatment facility and collection system February 2017.

Agenda Items #5-#8 was information only and no votes was taken by members of the Needles Board of Public Utilities.

 

**** City Manager’s Report: ****

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During City Manager’s Report, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels talked about a variety of topics, including:

  • Regarding the issues with delinquencies, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels said, “There are no medical marijuana businesses that are in delinquency on their utility payments. Let me say that again, there are no medical marijuana facilities that are delinquency on their utilities.” 
  • Needles City Manager Rick Daniels then talked about the process and policy going on for medical marijuana cultivation facilities signing up for new accounts for utilities, including explaining what happens to the deposits well as a customer. 
  • Needles City Manager Rick Daniels then talked about theft related to utility meters, and discuss what happens criminally if somebody does this as well as what the City may do regarding meter replacement; doing them annually. 
  • Needles City Manager Rick Daniels then talked about the Western Area Power Administration Newsletter and the City of Needles being talked about in the newsletter regarding the role of power provider that they play in the City’s economic development strategy and how development can not occur without aggregate power. 

 

**** Board Requests: ****

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During Board Requests, a question was raised by Needles Board of Public Utilities Member Terry Campbell regarding the new Bill Yoney Substation and when will the substation gonna be energized. Jack Lindley, Electric Line Crew Supervisor with the City of Needles, said that they’re waiting for 2 parts to be deliver – either this week or next week, and when they arrive, then the substation can be energized. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Bill Yoney Substation is being discuss.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke during Board Requests bringing up 2 projects that are underway and will overlap; the Interstate 40/ Arizona Highway 95 Connector and the Bill Yoney Substation to Spikes Road Inter-Tie projects. 

 

**** You can view the full agenda at the following City of Needles website addresses: ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2017%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/3%20UTILITY%20BOARD/03%20MARCH/Mtg%202/ub_032117-agenda_LINKED.pdf

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/

For more information regarding the Needles Board of Public Utilities Meetings, please contact Cheryl K. Sallis at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 315.

 

Breaking News!!: Las Vegas, NV: Suspect arrested in shooting and barricaded situation on the bus along the Las Vegas Strip.

Breaking News!!: Las Vegas, NV: Suspect arrested in shooting and barricaded situation on the bus along the Las Vegas Strip.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the suspect in a shooting and barricaded situation on the bus along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada has been arrested at 3:24pm PT on Saturday, March 25th, 2017.

The barricaded situation all began with a shooting earlier shortly after 10:48am PT on Saturday, March 25th, 2017.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a reported shooting on a bus on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Cosmopolitan Resort.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, 2 people in the shooting were transported to UMC Trauma, and of the 2 victims, one died at the hospital and the other is in unknown condition.

The suspect barricade himself on the bus and SWAT Team responded to the barricade situation on the bus.

Over 5 hours later, the suspect reportedly armed with a handgun, was arrested without incident and with no shoots being fired.

The investigation continues into the shooting.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, there’s no evidence of a second shooter, no active shooter situation at any of the casinos, and the shooting is not an act of terrorism.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is asking that anybody who was on the bus or has info on the suspect or shooting that occurred today, to call: 1 (702) 828-7777.

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More information is still coming into ZachNews.

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Needles, CA: Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting on Tuesday.

Needles, CA: Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting on Tuesday.

A Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Parking is located around the Needles Civic Center just off of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center or just off of Bailey Avenue near the San Bernardino County Needles Branch Library building.

The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will start at 6:00pm PT with an Executive Session starting at 5:30pm PT.

**** You can view the full Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting agenda packet at the following City of Needles website address: ****

** Coming Soon **

**** You can view other City of Needles meetings agendas at the following City of Needles website address: ****

http://cityofneedles.com/Pages/Departments-Services/Boards/

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.

San Bernardino, CA: Fast food restaurant damaged in “2 Alarm Fire”.

San Bernardino, CA: Fast food restaurant damaged in “2 Alarm Fire”.

According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, at 12:26pm PT on Friday, March 24th, 2017, firefighters were dispatched to a reported commercial structure fire at 9th Street and Waterman Avenue in San Bernardino, California.

Crews arrived on scene within 3 minutes to find smoke and fire showing from the roof of a single story fast food restaurant.

Due to the heavy smoke and fire, a 2nd Alarm Fire was quickly called to bring additional manpower and equipment to the scene.

Firefighters initiated a coordinated fire attack using crews inside and on the roof to limit fire spread and gain the upper hand.

During offensive fire attack, crews found a large HVAC unit that was compromised, posing a danger to crews inside.

A “Life Safety Alert” was called notifying all crews on the foreground of the hazard.

Working around the hazardous areas, crews were able to knock the fire down in 40 minutes.

Due to the knockdown of the fire, some units from the 2nd Alarm Fire were canceled.

Damage to the fast food restaurant was extensive to both the inside, roof area and expensive restaurant equipment.

Firefighters will remain on scene in to the afternoon to check for hot spots and work with the business to salvage items from the fire building.

No injuries were reported to civilians or fire department personal.

The fast food restaurant was operational at the time of the fire, however when units arrived all persons were evacuated.

At least 7 Engines, 4 Ladder trucks, 2 Chief Officers, a Safety Officer and a Fire Investigator responded to the fire.

Firefighters from Loma Linda Fire Department and Colton Fire Department assisted with the fire.

Rialto Fire Department and San Manuel Fire Department assisted with station coverage in Division 6 to ensure the 911 needs were met while crews worked the 2 Alarm Fire.

Damage estimates are still on-going, however the business was sustained heavy damage.

A fire investigator is on scene to work on the cause and origin of the fire.

** Pictures from the San Bernardino County Fire Department. **

Needles, CA: Route 66 Needles Wayside Rest Stop Clean Up being held on Friday.

Needles, CA: Route 66 Needles Wayside Rest Stop Clean Up being held on Friday.

Come and volunteer to help do some clean up work at Route 66 Needles Wayside Rest Stop starting at 8:00am PT on Friday, March 24th, 2017 on the corner of Needles Highway and National Old Trails Road in Needles, California.

Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, rakes, wagons, wheelbarrows, hats and drinking water for the clean up work.

For more information, please contact Terry Campbell by email at: tcracing098@yahoo.com

Please help keep our community clean and coming out to the Route 66 Needles Wayside Rest Stop Clean Up.

 

News from Needles, California.