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December 22, 2014

Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas crushes record high temperature for today

Las Vegas crushes record high temperature for today

Posted 2:07 p.m.

Nobody expects a white Christmas in Las Vegas, but this is ridiculous. The temperature at McCarran International Airport hit 73 degrees today, the highest temperature for this date since official records ...

Tree trimmer dies in palm tree in North Las Vegas

Tree trimmer dies in palm tree in North Las Vegas

Posted 58 mins ago

A tree trimmer died in North Las Vegas today after being trapped in a palm tree. Fire officials responded at about 5 p.m. to James Street, near Owens Avenue and Pecos Road, to rescue a tree trimmer stuck ...

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Sanchez announces full staff for his first season as UNLV’s football coach

Sanchez announces full staff for his first season as UNLV’s football coach

Posted 1:00 p.m.

First-year UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez officially announced his complete coaching staff today, filling in the few holes remaining after his press conference and a national radio interview last week. A pair of coaches are coming from ...

Nevada Democrats Rep. Dina Titus, Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Steven Horsford stand with casts of mammoth teeth during a news conference marking the creation of Tule Springs National Monument at Las Vegas Paiute Resort northwest of Las Vegas, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.

Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun

Nevada Democrats Rep. Dina Titus, Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Steven Horsford stand with casts of mammoth teeth during a news conference marking the creation of Tule Springs National Monument at Las Vegas Paiute Resort northwest of Las Vegas, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.

Spike in ecotourism among benefits of new national monument, leaders say

Posted 6:15 p.m.

Nevada has a new national monument — and state leaders hope it will drive more visitors to the Las Vegas Valley and stoke the local economy. Spanning more than 22,000 acres of desert about 20 miles north of the Las Vegas Strip on a slice of the Paiute Indian Reservation ...

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Box office: ‘Hobbit’ finale sends ‘Exodus’ fleeing

Last chance for dwarves.

Last chance for dwarves.

Posted 5:49 p.m.

The finale of Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy, "The Battle of the Five Armies," marauded through the multiplexes during the weekend before Christmas, taking in $54.7 million. Since opening Wednesday ...

The Kats Report

Steve Wynn throws his haymaker as ‘Showstoppers’ bows at Encore Theater

Steve Wynn attends the press conference for “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” in Encore Theater on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Wynn Las Vegas.

“Showstoppers” is personally pertinent to Steve Wynn. He’s been an impassioned fan of musical theater since his days as a student at Penn (where he studied English lit) and was introduced to great Broadway musicals ...

Posted 12:55 p.m.

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