Classifieds Corner

The Link offices have moved! We are now located at the Mountain Shadows Community Center (9107 Del Webb Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89134), behind the fitness center, across from the tennis courts. Our new phone numbers are as follows: for Advertising inquiries and information, please contact Dianne Pontillas at 702-966-1434. To speak with Jeannette Carrillo, Link Managing Editor, please call 702-966-1436. The Link fax number is 702-254-1015.


July 3SCSCAI Offices Close for 4th of July

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, all SCSCAI administration offices will be closed on Friday, July 3. If you need to take care of business, which includes everything from filing paperwork for a home improvement project to taking a photo for your activity card to placing a classified ad with the Link, be sure to get it done by the end of business day on Thursday, July 2. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until Monday, July 6, to resume business. SCSCAI wishes all residents a happy Independence Day!

TATF EntranceRestaurants to Close for Inventory


Tavern at the Falls and the Eagle Crest snack bar will be closed on Wednesday, July 1, for inventory.


Both locations will reopen for business at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 2.

Red Rock Resort to Light Up the SkyFireworks

Continuing its tradition of celebrating America’s birthday, which, by the way, turns 239 years old this year, Station Casinos will present a fireworks extravaganza at Red Rock Resort on Saturday, July 4, at 9 p.m. Paying tribute to its team members and guests, the show, titled “We Love Locals’ July 4th Fireworks Blast” will be a 9-minute spectacular by Grucci’s of New York. If you’re away from home for the holiday, celebrating with friends or family across town, don’t despair, Stations Casinos will present the same fireworks show at Green Valley Ranch at 9 p.m.

Cart Path WorkPalm Valley Front 9 to Close July 6

SCSCAI will embark on a project to replace the cart path at Palm Valley Golf Course, starting Monday, July 6. Work will begin in July and continue for three months. Residents living along Palm Valley Golf Course have been notified by the Association via a letter, and there is a story in the July Link, Page 24, that describes the reason for the project. If you live along Palm Valley Golf Course, please be advised that workers will be on the course Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be noise associated with the project. Construction along each hole is expected to take one week to complete, so residents should not be inconvenienced for very long. Once the front nine is complete, workers will move on to the back nine and that section of the course will close. The result of this project will improve safety and increase the aesthetics of the golf course.



Patrol Driver Bruce Petrie
Saves Dog From Coyotes


Bruce PetrieI have been a Security Patrol Driver since I moved to Sun City Summerlin two years ago. In May, as I drove around a bend on Thomas Ryan Boulevard near Lake Mead I spotted two coyotes that had a small dog down in the middle of the street. I sped up the Patrol car, honking my horn, then braked near the coyotes and the little dog. The coyotes scattered and a Dachshund got to his feet and started barking at them. One coyote ran between houses across the street, while the second one moved farther down the street, stopping about 50 feet away to watch me with the dog. The dog was bleeding a little from a bite wound, but with great bravado it continued to bark at its attackers. A woman came out of an open garage to see what was causing the commotion. I told her that her dog had just been attacked by a pair of coyotes and that she should take it inside immediately. She seemed a little oblivious and her only response was, “Where’s my other dog?” I told her that I would search for it while she took the injured one inside to safety. I began to look between the houses, where the one coyote had fled, but not seeing another dog, I returned to where my Patrol car was parked. Astonishingly, the injured dog was still standing there, barking in the middle of the street, but now, the coyote on the sidewalk had moved about 15 feet closer.  The woman was standing on the curb, obviously shaken, and when I told her I didn't find her other dog, she told me it was in her home all the time, unknown to her. She had been leaving her door open for her pets to run in and out of the house. I warned her of the danger that the coyotes pose to her little dogs as she picked up the feisty Dachshund, whose wound bloodied her shirt.  Apparently, and at last, she understood, saying, “I guess I shouldn’t let them run around outside anymore.” I agreed and after reporting the incident to the dispatcher to be logged in the Patrol’s daily activity report, I resumed my patrol.

Coyotes’ prime breeding season runs from December through April when they aggressively hunt prey to feed their pups. Still, it must be understood that they live here year round. While driving a Security Patrol car, I've seen several coyotes walking along the sidewalks, mistakenly thinking they were dogs, until I got closer. They become increasingly bold when they are hungry and they are “at home” in our neighborhoods.

For your pets’ protection and because it is the law, Sun City pet owners must keep dogs on a leash when they are outdoors. Cats should live indoors, or they might not come home. Security Patrol only can alert you about the danger that coyotes pose, we can’t keep your pets safe from them. It may have been acceptable to let your animals roam where you lived before moving to Nevada, but that is not safe here. As a dog and cat owner, myself, I share this responsibility with all of you.

Bruce Petrie,
Driver, Sun City Summerlin Security Patrol

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Moving/Estate Sales

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Childrens’ Hours at the Pools   

New, colorful furniture beckons to residents, their guests and grandkids. As you plan your trips to the community swimming pools with your grandchildren in tow, keep these hours in mind:

Desert Vista indoor pool only, daily, 1-4 p.m.; Pinnacle, daily, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Mountain Shadows, daily, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children are not allowed at the Sun Shadows pool.

Dog photo

Lost Dog?

As soon as you realize that your pet is missing, call Security Patrol, 254-2303.


It’s Hot Outside

If you see a dog that appears to be lost, offer it drinking water. Then, call Security Patrol, 254-2303.

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