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December 9, 2016

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  • The List: Heavy equipment dealers, Dec. 4, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    Find out about Heavy equipment dealers. This week, we rank them by number of employees as of Nov. 30.

  • The Data: Dec. 4-10

    December 5, 2016

    All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at

  • Tips for staying safe on the slopes as snow season kicks off

    Tips for staying safe on the slopes as snow season kicks off

    December 5, 2016

    For many Las Vegans, there’s no better escape from the desert than hitting the slopes come December. While snow sports such as skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and sledding offer a much-needed release, they also can lead to injury if safety precautions aren’t taken.

  • Nevada leaders look to Oregon for insights on recreational marijuana

    December 5, 2016

    “I wish we would have taken some of the steps your state has taken; we’d be so much further along,” Oregon State Sen. Ginny Burdick said to a group of Nevada lawmakers and ...

  • Students break into discussion groups during the 60th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.

    Las Vegas teens chime in about Trump’s presidential victory

    December 5, 2016

    Donald Trump’s victory was a key topic at 60th Annual Sun Youth Forum , which drew nearly 1,000 students from across the valley to the Las Vegas Convention Center for a day of discussions about ...

  • New chairs for slot players is one of the improvements at the Palms, said Palms Vice President and General Manager Michael Jerlecki. Station Casinos completed its acquisition of the Palms in October.

    At 15 and with new owners, what’s next for the Palms?

    December 5, 2016

    It’s appropriate that the Palms, which hosted the reality TV show “The Real World” and was a hangout for young celebrities and rock stars, has had its share of drama over the years. Now, 15 years after it opened, the resort is facing midlife with new owner Station Casinos. Questions about its future resemble those a middle-aged man might ask himself ...

  • Ask an Attorney: Navigating holiday drivers and shoppers

    Ask an Attorney: Navigating holiday drivers and shoppers

    December 5, 2016

    The holiday season is one of the busiest times to be on the road, and can be one of the most dangerous. With family road trips, crazed holiday shoppers and an endless array of party invitations to fulfill, everyone is on the move this month — and often in a hurry. The traffic will be heavy and distractions will be high, so it’s especially important that all drivers in the valley stay on high alert while getting to their destinations safely.

  • Chuck Esposito, the Race & Sports Book Director for Sunset Station Casino poses for a photo inside the Sports book at Sunset Station on October 5, 2016.

    Relationships, passion for industry make coming to work every day exciting for sports book director

    December 5, 2016

    The race and sports book director at Sunset Station talks about recent renovations, the rise in popularity of sports betting, his favorite sport and the excitement of being in a sports book on game day.

  • Prepare your business for legal marijuana

    December 5, 2016

    The worst that can happen is for otherwise legitimate and highly regulated businesses to be used for illegal or “sort of legal” marijuana transactions. Because the industry is still largely unbanked, there is always room for abuse when large amounts of cash are involved.

  • Tim and Pamela Billow opened their first Marco’s Pizza franchise in 2006 and opened two more in 2008.

    For pizza franchisee, even the recession had a silver lining

    December 5, 2016

    Pamela and Tim Billow opened their first pizza franchise in Southern Nevada in 2006. And although the Great Recession hit not long after and forced them to make adjustments, the lessons of that financial crisis positioned them for growth.

  • People on the Move: Dec. 4-10

    December 5, 2016

    In the Notes: Anthony Ruiz, Todd Kessler, Dr. Trina Wiggins, Patricia Morelli, Deborah O'Keefe, Erik Foley, Kathleen Wilde, Sallie Doebler and more ...

  • In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Stephen Bannon, campaign CEO for President-elect Donald Trump, leaves Trump Tower in New York. Trump on Sunday named Republican Party chief Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and conservative media owner Bannon as his top presidential strategist, two men who represent opposite ends of the unsettled GOP.

    Inside Trump’s Cabinet: Who are they? What will they do?

    December 4, 2016

    The piecemeal selection of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet members and other close advisers hasn’t been short on drama, as his choices represent what The Washington Post called “the richest administration in modern American history,” and some polarizing stances on everything from health care to the environment ...

  • Cocktail of the Week: The Buckaroo

    Cocktail of the Week: The Buckaroo

    December 4, 2016

    Created in honor of NFR, this cocktail is made for cowboys, ranchers and their fans alike.

  • Noah Hartsock is the boys' basketball coach at Centennial High School. He played collegiately at BYU.

    Centennial’s new coach inherits top talent, adds a touch of BYU

    December 4, 2016

    Noah Hartsock couldn't have imagined, when his college team was battling UNLV in fiercely contested Mountain West Conference games, that his basketball journey would lead to a job in Las Vegas. But he inherited one of the best teams in the state ...