weather icon Mostly Clear
RJ App
Vegas News, Alerts, ePaper

Paraglider killed in Boulder City crash

A paraglider died Sunday after crashing near the Boulder City Dry Lake Bed, authorities said.

Boulder City firefighters were called at 8:41 a.m. to the lake bed, which is about 10 miles south of Boulder City, after a report of an “incident” with a motorized paraglider, the fire department said in a Facebook post.

The paraglider was found on the ground surrounded by people attempted to help, but he did not survive, the department said.

Shelby Vellucci identified the man as her older brother, 36-year-old Blake Clifton. An Air Force veteran and air traffic controller, Clifton was a loving uncle to Vellucci’s daughters, she said.

“He would do anything for family,” she told the Review-Journal in a message Monday. “He was super adventurous. Served our country and loved helping others.”

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Horsford elected chair of Congressional Black Caucus

Steven Horsford, D-Nev., will serve a two-year term as chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus when the new session starts in January.

Former regent criticizes Nevada board over resignation

The board overseeing Nevada’s higher education institutions was confronted by a former regent Wednesday about the resignation of its chief of staff.

Digging deeper: Nevada electricity, gas bills to rise in ’23

The bills for electricity and gas will go up in January, with NV Energy customers in Southern Nevada seeing an average increase of 14.4 percent across all customer classes.

COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases tick up

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to rise in the past week both in Clark County and the state, though no major spike has been seen.