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A couple plays an electronic craps machine during the opening of the casino floor at the Cromwell, formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, on the Las Vegas Strip and Flamingo Avenue, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Cromwell’s casino floor officially open for business
April 21, 2014
Caesars Entertainment, owner of the renovated resort at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, opened the Cromwell’s 40,000-square-foot casino floor at 4 p.m. today. The casino has 434 slot machines and 66 table games. Some of the hotel’s 188 rooms also ...
Employees wear green shirts near Apple's familiar logo displayed with a green leaf at the Apple Store timed to coincide with an annual celebration of Earth Day in Sydney, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Apple shows off new Nevada facilities and efforts to shrink carbon footprint
April 21, 2014
(Left to right) Ashlee Jacobsen, her friend Zane Cordes, 11, brother Aldan Jacabsen, 11, and sister Megan Jacobsen, 8, watch the movie, "Monsters University," at the American Dream drive-in theater in Powell, Wyoming, on September 14, 2013. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Movie ticket prices edge up in 1st quarter compared to last year
April 21, 2014
Average movie ticket prices dropped in the first quarter of this year from the end of 2013, but were still slightly higher than ...
The Stratosphere Tower welcomed James Kennedy, Birmingham, England, right, as its 40 milllionth visitor. Paul Hobson, left, vice president and general manager, greets Kennedy.
Stratosphere Tower welcomes its 40 millionth visitor
April 21, 2014
James Kennedy’s visit today to the Stratosphere Tower was more than one in a million. Kennedy, a Birmingham, England, resident visiting Las Vegas for the first time, was singled out this morning …
Guy Fieri takes a "selfie" with a fan's camera outside his first Las Vegas restaurant, Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar on Friday, April 4, 2014.
Guy Fieri begins new adventure; Tommy Rocker’s in Henderson takes final bow
April 21, 2014
Guy Fieri makes his Las Vegas restaurant debut as two dining spots close in Henderson. High-end retailer Kitson comes to town ...
Alex Bieniecki shows his "We The People" tattoo at a camp near Bunkerville Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
The world through militia eyes
April 20, 2014
Militiamen descended on Bunkerville from all over the nation to help Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy reclaim his cattle from the federal agency that had rounded some of them up because Bundy had not paid grazing fees for more than 20 years. We got a close-up view of their encampment.
The Notes: April 20-26
April 20, 2014
In the Notes:, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, NightlifeHire, Global Cash Access Holdings, Palm Mortuary and more ...
Recipe for success not so complicated
April 20, 2014
In an odd way, the struggles at Wild, the pizza restaurant on the first floor of the Ogden, could be a good thing for the Downtown Project ...
People on the move: April 20-26
April 20, 2014
In this week's edition: Drs. Barry Nahin, Emily Peterson and Ethan Cruvant; Lynn Stange, Darris Peterson, Jennifer Gaynor, Molly Castano, Kristin Weddingfeld, Flerine Atienza, Stephanie Lane, Karen Javier, Mark Weinberg, Deborah Danielson and more ...
Bungalow Clothing owner Rob Wright says his online retailer has eliminated the worst aspect of shopping for clothes online while preserving the best parts of the experience.
Try on clothes before you buy them — online
April 20, 2014
Bungalow Clothing is solving the Achilles heel of online apparel shopping: not being able to try things on before buying them. Through a reconfiguration of the shopping process ...
Boulder City Hospital CEO Tom Maher is overseeing the nonprofit organizations efforts to recover financially through an expansion and renovation project on Monday, April 14, 2014.
Boulder City Hospital getting healthier
April 20, 2014
After two decades of losing money, Boulder City’s nonprofit health care provider has turned around its fortunes with the help of a federal program, and is actually expanding ...
Passengers wait to board the Las Vegas Monorail at the Harrah's station Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.
How I grew to love the monorail
April 20, 2014
John Katsilometes discovered a great deal for locals, who might have good reason to start riding the rail ...
Tammy Cooke of Henderson, who's birthday is Dec. 31, gets a birthday shot from a bartender during TributePalooza at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas on New Year's Eve Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.
Just how boozy do we want Fremont Street to be?
April 20, 2014
The Fremont Street area could become a commerce center with many residents — or it could be Bourbon Street West ...
Preserving my marriage
April 20, 2014
Communication was key when deciding to try to break into medical marijuana business ...
The Harmon at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
Harmon tower set to fall — with a whimper
April 19, 2014
One by one, the grand old dames of the Strip outlived their charms — the Dunes, Stardust and Aladdin — and down they came, thanks to some well-rigged dynamite, in a booming flash of bravado and showmanship that became this city’s staple ...

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