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Cooling Station Opens

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Clark County official says Las Vegas-area residents have eight more places to get cool this week while the region copes with an excessive heat watch and predictions of record high temperatures.

County spokesman Dan Kulin says so-called cooling stations opened Tuesday at the Cambridge, Hollywood and Walnut recreation centers, Dula Gymnasium, Dr. William U. Pearson and Valley View recreation centers, the Islamic Society of Nevada and Winchester Cultural Center.

Hours vary through Saturday.

Three county cooling station sites are open seven days a week through the summer, including the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities, and the Shade Tree shelter for women and children.

The National Weather Service is predicting high daily temperatures above 110 degrees Wednesday and Thursday in Las Vegas, and nearly 110 on Friday and Saturday.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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