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TUESDAY NEWSDAY FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2016:

LINK ADVERTISER OF THE WEEK:
POINTE NORTH DENTAL 
7312 W. Cheyenne Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89129

www.drraykim.com • (702) 396-9924 
Pointe North Dental was opened by Dr. Raymond Kim, who has been providing the highest quality of general and cosmetic dentistry to his patients at this same location since 1998. Dr. Kim received his dental degree at University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco. After graduating with honors, he served in the United States Navy as a Navy dentist with the Marines in 29 Palms for three years. Dr. Kim continued his education, completing a post graduate course in orthodonitcs. Dr. Kim has been providing orthodontic services since 2002. Dr. Kim is also active in implantology (dental implants).
In 2007, Dr. Steve Wong joined the Pointe North Dental family. Dr. Wong graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry with honors and was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He also was awarded the Thor Award for outstanding dedication and service in providing dental care to the handicapped and disadvantaged. After graduation he worked as a dentist in Shelbyville, Ken., while his wife completed her military service at Fort Knox.
Pointe North Dental is located on Cheyenne Boulevard, a short drive from Sun City Summerlin. The office is full of friendly faces waiting to help you with your dental needs.
To see previous Advertiser of the Week Spotlights, click here: Advertiser of the week
 

Palm Tree Trimming Continues All Week

The Landscape Department is trimming Palm trees located in SCSCAI common areas this week. Please be mindful of crew members at work, equipment and take extra care around lane closures designated with the orange traffic cones. Trimming is expected to last all week, beginning at Thomas Ryan and Anasazi boulevards and continuing to Rampart Boulevard.  The Landscape Department thanks all residents for their attention.    


Dance Connection Expo Set for Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Desert Vista

Dance Connection instructor Tony Vainuku puts a smile on club members’ faces while getting their heart rates up during the festive Party Line class that meets at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at the Pinnacle.

Curious about what goes on during the many classes offered by the Dance Connection? Then head to the club’s annual expo on Wednesday, September 21, at Desert Vista. The event runs from 5:30-8 p.m.
The event is free but a ticket is required for entry. Tickets are available from any Dance Connection instructor, or by calling Kris, 443-8759.
Come meet the instructors and enjoy the DJ, demonstrations and light refreshments.
You DO NOT need a partner to attend. This is your chance to see if the classes work for you, while having fun and meeting new people!

Jeannette Carrillo/Link


Desert Vista Welcomes Real Estate Division Workshop

Stacee Spoerl, program training officer, with the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry, Real Estate Division, will lead a class on “Do You Know? Basic Understanding of Board Responsibilities” on Wednesday, September 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Desert Vista.
The mission of the Nevada Real Estate Division is to protect the public and Nevada’s real estate sectors by fairly and effectively regulating real estate professionals through licensure, registration, education and enforcement. As such, NRED offers free training classes to the public. For more information on the Real Estate Division, visit
www.red.nv.gov
.


Clint Holmes to Perform at Las Ventanas This Saturday

Palazzo headliner Clint Homes will make a special appearance at Las Ventanas at Summerlin (10401 W. Charleston Blvd.) on Saturday, September 24, 1-2 p.m. during the facility’s Lecture & Event Series. Come see Clint up close and personal for an intimate performance and candid conversation.  Clint will share stories from his nearly five-decade-long career, as well as take questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public. Call 789-7487 to RSVP.


Animal Experts, Residents Weigh In On Coyotes

  

A contentious crowd of Sun City residents gathered at Desert Vista on Wednesday, September 14, to voice their complaints about the rise in coyote activity within the community.
The meeting, which was originally scheduled to take place in Rooms 1 and 2 had to be moved into Room 5 as more and more homeowners filed into the room after the 1 p.m. start time. In all, about 150 residents turned out to hear the presentation by Joshua Cerda, urban wildlife coordinator with the Nevada Division of Wildlife, Karen Layne from the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society and Sgt. Cynthia Leavitt, a supervisor with Las Vegas Animal Control.
SCSCAI Executive Director Paul Henderson opened the meeting by explaining the reason for the talk was due in large part to the recent phone calls his office has received from residents wanting to know what can be done about the increased coyote presence in Sun City.
The answer: Not much said Cerda.
“No matter where you live in the valley we still live in the Mojave Desert and that comes with all the animals and activity that goes along with that,” he said. “Within the valley we have several golf courses and parks situated on the edge of developed areas. Under normal circumstances animals are not going to be able to inhabit in such dense populations as they are on golf courses and parks because those areas create unnatural environments that don’t exist in undeveloped land.”
To put it plainly: As suburbia sprawls, coyotes, rabbits, rodents and other animals will become more plentiful. And as long as food and water sources remain available – in the form of backyard fountains, unkempt fruit trees, pet food left outside, unsecured trash, etc. – populations will flourish.
While a few audience members commented on how “The coyotes were here first,” saying they’d like to learn how to coexist with the canines, the overwhelming majority called for ways to eradicate them.
One by one, residents took turns at the microphone, sharing stories about how their small dogs had been attacked; one gentleman even took the opportunity to share the gruesome details about a fatal attack on a little girl in California; while a few others declared that the payment of taxes and HOA fees should guarantee them protection from the predators.
On the subject of human attacks, Cerda was quick to point out that there has never been a report of a fatal coyote attack in Nevada.
“We are not going to go out and kill animals because a golf course was built on the edge of town to attract them,” Cerda said.
“What I will tell you is what I tell anyone who calls me – haze them, which means throw things at them, scream at them. Make them feel uncomfortable in that moment. As long as you make that territorial animal retreat it goes a long way in its brain to know that there is more risk than reward in going into that area.”
Are there really more coyotes in Sun City this year?
According to Cerda there are, and that’s because there were a lot of rabbits in the community last year that provided food for mating pairs. This spring there were reports of groups of pups near Highland Falls and Eagle Crest golf courses. Now, those same young coyotes are being captured in photos by residents who live along the courses. While some photos show the coyotes playing, others show them in what looks like hunting mode.
And that’s normal, said Humane Society representative Layne.
“There were a lot of pups in April and now they’re on their own. They’re looking for new territory. They’re young and inexperienced.
“Do you know what the favorite food of a coyote is?” she asked. Answer: Feral cats.
“Do you know anyone who feeds feral cats? If you do, that’s an attractant,” she said.
Layne also went on to describe other attractants resident should be aware of and try to control:

                Unsecured trash left at the curb in a plastic bag
·         Water fountains
·         Bird feeders
·         Fruit that’s fallen to the ground and not picked up
·         Leaving pet food dishes outside
·         Overgrown bushes in close proximity to front and back yards
·         Be extra alert when walking at sunrise and sunset, when coyotes are most active.
·         Consider switching dog leashes from the long retractable kind to a short, more controlled lead.

For Animal Control Sgt. Leavitt, residents who let their dogs run off leash is a problem. Not only is it against the law, she said, but it gives coyotes an opportunity to watch those dogs and train.
“It’s illegal to let a dogs run at large in the city and if I come up here and see that, you’re going to get a citation,” she said.
“If there’s an issue with a coyote that’s injured, or if your dog is injured we want to know about it. We’ll get up here as quick as we can and take a report. But we are not going to eradicate them. We have to learn to live among them safely. This is information that I learned not too long ago and it makes sense to me. We care. We’re here to educate you so you’re as safe as you can be. Knowledge is power. You have to try everything and there’s no magic pill.”
For pet owner and resident Paul Madigan, who takes his beloved basset hound Bailey on walks of his neighborhood, the solution is simple:
“When you go for a walk, make a lot of noise. I carry a golf club when I walk my dog and I swing it around. If you treat your pets like you treat your children you and your pet will be safe.”

Jeannette Carrillo/Link

 


Summit Breakfast Buffet Survey

To all Sun City Residents:

Many have suggested our beautiful Summit at the Pinnacle community center be utilized more often for the enjoyment of our residents and guests. The Association would like to poll our residents to find out if they would be interested and supportive of a Breakfast Buffet at The Summit.

To complete the brief 4-question survey, please click HERE.

 

LINK September Cover

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Moving/Estate Sales

Are now located on the Classifieds page.



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Report Mail Theft Immediately

If you have been the victim of mail theft, the U.S. Postal Service needs your help. To report mail stolen from your home’s mailbox, or the large blue community mailboxes, call 877-876-2455. When reporting the crime, please be sure to provide as much information as possible regarding time, location and type of mail stolen. According to a local U.S. postal inspector, the more information a caller can provide, the better chance there is of solving the crime.


Call Security Patrol ASAP if You've Lost Your Dog/Cat
702-254-2303

Security Patrol drivers cover the entire community, every day and night. They are the most likely source to find a lost pet and begin the process of reuniting it with its owner. If anyone spots a dog running loose, or if their own pet goes AWOL, they can escalate a happier story-ending by calling Security Patrol at 254-2303, right away.


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