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'This is kind of like the vaccine Hunger Games': CCSD express frustration over continued confusion regarding COVID-19 vaccine

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- It's been a chilly start for educators trying to get COVID-19 vaccines. Some have been able to get their first dose, while others have been turned away. It's causing many Clark County School District educators to feel confused and frustrated.

A memo anticipated staff possibly registering for appointments starting on Monday, but at last check Monday evening, that still had not happened.

"Have I mentioned that this is kind of like the vaccine Hunger Games? Because that's what it feels like." Vicki Kreidel, the president of NEA-SN said.

With that said, Kreidel considers herself lucky because the second-grade teacher got a COVID-19 vaccination over the weekend in Henderson.

"I went to Community Ambulance," Kreidel said. "After I went, within a few hours, some people I know messaged me and said they had appointments for that location, and they asked them if they would cancel."... Read More

I-Team: A look at Nevada's COVID-19 vaccination numbers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Nevada is ranked third to last in COVID-19 vaccinations so far. State officials point to challenges like a lack of communication and resources from the federal government.

But it's still not clear why other states are vaccinating more people than the Silver State.

As of noon Monday, the state reported that 40% of doses in Nevada were not yet used.

"This is a huge system, as you can appreciate," said Caleb Cage, COVID-19 response director. "The federal government is involved, state government is involved, local health districts are involved."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists Nevada as second to last in the nation in the number of doses received from the federal government. ... Read More

Nominations now open as LVCVA seeks local 'Hospitality Heroes'

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is now accepting nominations for its new "Hospitality Heroes" program showcasing some of the hardest working employees in Las Vegas... Read More

Great News!: Cat stuck on pole for days rescued

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- UPDATE: 7:29 p.m. -- The Las Vegas Valley Humane Society says a cat who was stuck on a pole for around three days has been rescued! Thank you to all those who helped.

We're glad the kitty is safe!

*Original Story*

The Las Vegas Valley Humane Society (LVVHS) is asking for help rescuing a cat who has been stuck on a pole for around three days. The society says it received a call about the poor animal, and it may be scared or unable to get down.

According to a Facebook post, concerned neighbors have reached out to LVVHS and other organizations.

If you are able to rescue this cat or have an idea on how to, please call the humane society's hotline at (702) 434-2009. ... Read More

Snow buries Flagstaff, northern Arizona in white winter blanket

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A major winter storm buried northern Arizona in snow on Monday while sending flurries to the outskirts of Las Vegas and Phoenix, delighting desert dwellers.

A series of storms dropped more precipitation in Flagstaff than the city had during last summer's monsoon season.

The mountainous northern Arizona city recorded its driest monsoon seasons on record in 2020 and 2019.

The snowfall measured as water easily topped the 1.78 inches that fell as rain from mid-June to September.

More snow is expected overnight into Tuesday before the storm moves out, even in lower-lying areas. A blast of cold will follow in its footsteps... Read More

Strong Start Academy is now registering students for its mobile pre-K bus

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The City of Las Vegas is offering the Strong Start Academy Pre-K program, a mobile pre-k bus. Strong Start Academy Pre-K program. The campaign was launched by the City of Las Vegas to advocate for and bring awareness to the importance of early childhood education from birth to age 8. 

The Strong Start Go Mobile Pre-K Academy offers children and families an affordable, high-quality early education program closer to their neighborhoods, the City said. The program provides half-day pre-k classes along with family engagement workshops and activities. 

Children living in or near 89106, 89107, 89101 can attend for free. Four locations include: ... Read More

SNHD: Appointment scheduling for COVID-19 vaccine second dose available week of Feb. 1

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Southern Nevada Health District will start contacting those eligible for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this week. They say appointment scheduling will be available starting the week of Feb. 1.

It is important to note, these individuals are only those who were initially vaccinated at a Health District clinic.

The Health District says allocations of the second dose are received based on the number of first doses that were administered.

SNHD's Moderna vaccines were first administered the week of Jan. 4 and Pfizer's the week of Jan. 18. The second dose may be administered after 28 days for Moderna, and 21 days for Pfizer.

The health district says it will notify those eligible with the contact information it has on file. ... Read More