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Community, Visitors Rally Around Victims Of Mass Shooting

Chris Smith
Chris Smith

Florists in Las Vegas for a wedding convention use their talents to help victims of Sunday's mass shooting.

People from around the Las Vegas Valley have come forward with donations for the people injured in Sunday night’s attacks and for the family members who are coming to help them.

Even people who are just visiting the city are doing what they can.  Nathalie Cram is a florist from Tennessee who is in town for a wedding convention.

When she and her colleagues heard about the tragedy, they decided to create a flower memorial for the victims. She and her coworkers had watched the events unfold from their room at the Vdara hotel.

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Cram told KNPR that she is from Nashville and so the fact that the victims were at a country music concert hit close to home for her. 

Desert Companion welcomed Heidi Kyser as staff writer in January 2014. In 2018, she was promoted to senior writer and producer, working for both DC and State of Nevada. She produced KNPR’s first podcast, the Edward R. Murrow Regional Award-winning Native Nevada, in 2020. The following year, she returned her focus full-time to Desert Companion, becoming Deputy Editor, which meant she was next in line to take over when longtime editor Andrew Kiraly left in July 2022.