Beginning Monday, June 15, Oakey Boulevard will be closed to through traffic at the east side of Decatur Boulevard as storm drain installation continues. The closure is scheduled to remain in place for four weeks.
Message boards are posted on Oakey and Decatur, notifying motorists of the coming traffic restrictions. Suggested alternate routes for east west travel are Sahara Avenue and Charleston Boulevard. Jones and Valley View boulevards are suggested as alternate routes for north south travel.
Oakey will remain open to Decatur on the west leg of the intersection. Northbound and southbound traffic on Decatur will continue to be open to motorists as well and access to businesses will be maintained.
Residents who have questions or concerns regarding this construction can contact the project contractor, Meadow Valley Contractors, at 702-564-8136.
The project started began on March 29, and is expected to be completed in 18 months. This project includes the installation of approximately 5,400 linear feet of reinforced concrete box storm drain, 2,700 linear feet of reinforced concrete pipe storm drain laterals, 1,400 linear feet of sewer line relocation, removal and relocation of water lines
and manholes, landscape removal and repair, excavation and paving along Decatur from Charleston to Sahara. Approximately 12,800 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipeline and 44 manholes are being rehabilitated along Oakey from Rainbow Boulevard to Martin L. King Boulevard.
The city of Las Vegas is managing the $29 million project, and funding was provided by the Regional Flood Control District and the city of Las Vegas Sanitation Fund.
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Union Pacific plans to invest $23 million in its Nevada Rail infrastructure Union Pacific plans to invest about $23 million in 2015 to improve Nevada’s transportation infrastructure. The company’s multi-million dollar private investment will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency. Freight
railroads like Union Pacific operate on track built and maintained without taxpayer funds. Union Pacific’s private investments sustain jobs and ensure the company meets growing demand for products used in the resurgent American economy. Union Pacific’s planned investment covers a range of initiatives: $20 million to maintain railroad track, $2 million to enhance signal systems and $720,000 to maintain or replace bridges in the state. Key
projects planned this year include:
—$12.4 million investment in the rail line between Sparks and Winnemucca to replace 110,718 railroad ties and install 61,061 tons of rock ballast. In addition, crews will repair the surfaces at 16 road crossings.
—$2.3 million investment in the rail line between Caliente and Las Vegas to replace 3,715 concrete railroad ties and install 2,981 tons of rock ballast. In addition, crews will replace 2 miles of rail in various curves throughout the line.
This year’s planned $23 million capital expenditure in Nevada is part of an ongoing investment strategy. From 2010 to 2014 Union Pacific invested more than $391 million strengthening Nevada’s transportation infrastructure.
“We constantly evaluate our customers’ needs to make targeted investments that enhance our efficiency and deliver the goods American businesses and families use daily,” said Scott Moore, Union Pacific vice president – Public Affairs, Western Region. “Continuing to aggressively invest in our infrastructure is an important element in
Union Pacific’s unwavering safety commitment.”
Union Pacific plans to spend $4.2 billion across its network this year, following investments totaling more than $31 billion from 2005-2014. These investments contributed to a 38 percent decrease in derailments over the last 10 years.
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Reno roping to be televised
RFD-TV, a leading provider of rural and Western lifestyle programming, announced it will air the 38th Annual Bob Feist Invitational (BFI) from Reno, Nev. The Western Sports Wednesday show scheduled for July 1 at 9 p.m. (Eastern) marks the first-ever television broadcast of one of the world’s richest team roping events.
“Wednesday nights mean Western sports on RFD-TV,” said Randy Bernard, CEO of RFD-TV Events. “No other network has made such a commitment to Western sports. We’re proud to showcase the BFI and give viewers the
chance to relive the excitement of one of the world’s top ropings.”
The BFI became the foremost stand-alone event in professional team roping in 1977. Nearly 40 years later, it continues to accept only the top 100 teams in the world and pays out more than $700,000 in cash and prizes over six rounds of action. Together with a lucrative amateur roping event and the adjacent 10-day Reno Rodeo, the BFI on June 22 is part of professional rodeo’s $2 million summer season kick-off.
“Partnering with RFD-TV gives us an opportunity to bring the BFI into households of roping and rodeo fans who may not get the opportunity to be there with us live,” said BFI co-owner Daren Peterson. “It’s a historic milestone for team roping and for all of the BFI’s loyal fans.”
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Dutch Bros. Coffee enters the Las Vegas Market
This summer, Dutch Bros. will open the doors to its first Las Vegas location at 2840 E. Tropicana Ave. Dutch Bros. began in 1992 in Grants Pass, Ore. when two brothers, Dane and Travis Boersma, were at a crossroad in life. After, government regulations pressed their family to sell their third-generation dairy farm; the brothers were lost as to what to do.
They met to discuss what their new path would look like. That is when Travis made the pitch to go into the espresso business. Dane was skeptical, but after trying an espresso based vanilla latte, he was sold.
Today, Dutch Bros. is the largest privately held drive-thru coffee. It is a coffee company that promotes giving back as a core value. There are three annual, company-wide giveback days. Dutch Luv Day, in February, which raises food for the hungry. Drink One for Dane, held every May, in honor of late Co-founder Dane Boersma, which raises
funds for research into cause and cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and support for families facing the realities of the disease. The third is held in December – Buck for Kids – allows every franchisee to partner with their community and support local children’s organizations.
Dutch Bros. has an up-beat vibe and out-going personality, which makes each stand come to life. Whether it is rocking out to 1980’s or classic rock or jamming to top-40 hits, while making delicious specialty coffee, smoothies, freezes, teas or a private-label Dutch Bros. Blue Rebel™ energy drink, Dutch Bros. does not disappoint. The baristas are not just hyped up on caffeine. Their hype comes from genuinely loving their work, creating relationships and being involved with their communities.
Every Dutch Bros. location is locally owned and operated by people who not only strive to make their surrounding communities and employees better, but also make a killer cup of coffee while providing an experience each customer will remember. Kelli and Cory Nimmer who live by this Dutch Bros. ideal and are excited to bring Las Vegas into the
Dutch Bros. family, as the local East Vegas owners.
“I cannot wait to demonstrate the Dutch Bros. brand in a new community,” said Dutch Bros. Co-founder Travis Boersma. “We are excited to foster new relationships and show this community what Dutch Bros. is all about.”