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Rain showers turn into fresh snow on Lee Canyon

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The rainy weather that showered the Las Vegas valley Saturday proved to be gold for skiers, snowboarders, and tubers up at Lee Canyon. Fresh snow fell on the mountain.

Take a look at the video sent to 8 News by viewer Jim Seely. It shows everyone loving and taking in the fresh powder.

The early rain totals across the valley are as followed:

  • Henderson — near .24″
  • NLV/Nellis — .16″
  • Sunrise Mtn/Eastside — .24
  • NW — .04″
  • Summerlin — .04″
  • Mtns. Edge — .04″
  • Sky Canyon — .04″
  • Mt. Charleston Lodge — 3″
  • Lee Canyon — 4″

Hit and miss showers are expected across the valley for the rest of the night and overnight. However, following daybreak Sunday, sun, and warmer temps will return to the area... Read More

Bernie Sanders projected as winner of Nevada caucus

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bernie Sanders has scored a resounding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses. His win on Saturday cements his status as the Democrats’ national front-runner, though it’s also escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump.

The 78-year-old Vermont senator successfully rallied his loyal base and tapped into support from Nevada’s large Latino community as the Democratic contest moved for the first time into a state with a significant minority population.

The party’s more-establishment-minded members have been unable so far to unite behind Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden or Amy Klobuchar, helping Sanders pull away... Read More

Reactions from President Trump, Culinary Union as Nevada caucus nears an end

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada caucus is nearing an end in what seems to be a mostly orderly day of voting without major glitches. President Trump and Culinary Workers Union Local 226 issued statements about the day’s events.

Brad Parscale, President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager wrote:

“Media reports of unstaffed caucus sites in Nevada just prove that the national Democrat Party is in chaos and incompetent. Even with that mess, there is no denying that Big Government Socialism dominated again as Bernie Sanders remained the leader of the leftist pack. We are another day closer to Election Day and another day closer to re-electing President Trump.”

Here’s what they had to say.

Geoconda Argüello-Kline of Culinary Workers Union Local 226 said: ... Read More

California couple who vanished for nearly a week found alive

INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — An academic couple who got lost during a Valentine’s Day hike in the woods of Northern California was found Saturday by search-and-rescuers who spent almost a week looking for them and had given up hopes of finding them alive.

Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, were found in a densely forested area near Tomales Bay, a narrow inlet about 30 miles north of San Francisco, and were airlifted to a hospital, Marin County Sheriff’s spokesman Brenton Schneider told the Marin Independent Journal.

They were unprepared for a long hike or the cold weather, when night temperatures dipped into the 30’s, and survived by drinking from a puddle, he said... Read More

SLIDESHOW: Rainbows cover the valley as wet weather continues

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Rainbows are covering Las Vegas as we continue to see rain across the valley. Much of the valley will weather a rainy day on Saturday, while higher elevations will see snow.

We asked viewers to send us their pictures of rainbows coming from all over Las Vegas... Read More

High Card: Card draw to determine winner in tiebreaker at precinct

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — When the caucus for precinct 1411 resulted in a tie between Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, a deck of cards and game of chance was used to determine the winner.

To resolve the tiebreaker, someone representing the Sanders group and someone representing the Biden group were chosen to draw a card from a newly opened deck. After the cards were shuffled by the precinct chair, each person selected a card. The high card determines the winner. In this case, the Biden representative drew a king of hearts.

The card draw took place at Coronado High School... Read More

Voting underway as Nevada Democrats weigh in on 2020 fight

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Voting is underway across Nevada as the most diverse state so far has its say in the Democrats’ nomination fight. Things are moving along smoothly now, but the Nevada Caucus got off to a bit of a rocky start Saturday morning.

A “deficit of volunteers” at some caucus sites is complicating the early hours of Nevada’s Democratic Caucus, party leaders told presidential campaigns on Saturday.

Aides to two campaigns tell CBS News that the lack of volunteers to oversee caucuses has occurred at multiple locations, including a location in Pahrump, Nev., JG Johnson Elementary School, where the precinct chairman did not show up this morning and participants have yet to be checked in... Read More