The Southern Nevada Health District board decides to shut down district headquarters. Engineers have closely inspected the building, and found it to be unsafe. News 3's Sergio Avila is outside that building on shadow lane near Martin Luther King and Alta. The health district has released a detailed 40-page report that spells out exactly what's wrong with this building. Basically it says it's falling apart and could eventually collapse.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Southern Nevada Health District administrators have closed the agency's main building, citing "dire" structural problems.
Officials say many services normally provided at the Ravenholt Public Health Center on Shadow Lane will be available at the district's Cambridge Community Outreach Center in Las Vegas and clinics in east Las Vegas and Henderson.
Those include immunizations, health cards and birth and death records,
Some services are suspended, including plan reviews for parcel maps, food, swimming pools, individual sewage systems and loan certifications for private water supplies.
District administrators held an emergency meeting Saturday and ordered the 50-year-old building main building shuttered as unsafe to occupy.
The district has been fighting in court with Clark County lawmakers over budget issues and hopes for a new building.