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September 2, 2014

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David Siegel, founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, talks with media before being hoisted more than 200 feet to remove the LVH letters off his newly purchased property Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Lawsuit: Siegel stiffed old family friend
Aug. 24, 2014
Business has gotten personal between the daughter of prominent real estate agent David Atwell (who died in November) and timeshare mogul David Siegel, who recently bought ...
The List: Commercial Property Owners
Aug. 18, 2014
Find out about commercial property owners. This week, we rank them by total square feet owned as of June 30.
Montreal Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush keeps his eyes on the ball as Chicago Fire's Mike Magee (9) moves in during the first half of a Major League Soccer game Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Montreal. Findlay Sports and Entertainment is proposing building a stadium and bringing an MLS franchise to Symphony Park in downtown Las Vegas.
Is it finally Las Vegas’ time to get a major pro sports team?
Aug. 17, 2014
We’ve heard the pitches for years. One year it’s basketball, the next year it’s hockey, or baseball. So you can hardly blame Las Vegans for being skeptical about our ...
Gas tax hike paves the way for smoother valley roads
Gas tax hike paves the way for smoother valley roads
Aug. 17, 2014
The average driver in Southern Nevada will pay $52 a year more to fund several road projects. ...
Take it from one who knows: Nobody chooses depression
Aug. 17, 2014
In my experience, depression is not so simple as it's too often made out to be.
UNLV players walking to dinner at the Bristlecone Convention Center in Ely following practice Tuesday evening.
To stay hot on the field, Rebels keep cool for training camp
Aug. 17, 2014
The UNLV football team is taking its yearly trip north to Ely for summer training camp. It costs a little more, but the benefits of being away from Las Vegas for 12 days are worth it ...
Jessica Rosman and Arturo Palencia of Skere Spirits are seen with the three different mezcals their company produces Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
Spreading the word about mezcal
Aug. 17, 2014
Mezcal, the distilled liquor made from the maguey plant, is the essence of Mexican culture, say the owners of a business dedicated to promoting the drink in the United States ...
Las Vegas can learn from Kansas City’s failures, recovery
Aug. 17, 2014
The infant, toddler and even most of the adolescent years of Kansas City’s MLS team were not anything you’d want in Las Vegas. They actually began as “The Wiz.” After too many bathroom jokes — especially when the Wiz played the Dallas Burn — they changed to the Wizards. Still, nobody noticed much.
Congressional report card: The good, bad and incomplete of Nevada’s delegation
Aug. 17, 2014
What went right for Nevada’s delegation? What went wrong? What’s yet to be done?
People on the Move: Aug. 17-23
Aug. 17, 2014
In the People: Jason Barron, Jen Wenk, Donnell Bayot, Cecilia Darr, Timothy Henderson, Veronica Kawka, Allie Mandel, Heidi Newhouse, David Bowers, Andrew Youkana and more ...
Former burglar offers tips to avoid being victimized
Former burglar offers tips to avoid being victimized
Aug. 17, 2014
A former burglar, who says he gave up the life of crime years ago, shares some observations on home security. What would have deterred him from trying to break into a house?
SLS Las Vegas President Rob Oseland will have some unique operational advantages to work with at the new casino resort, slated to open in 2014.
Can a locals casino survive on the Strip?
Aug. 17, 2014
The team at SLS Las Vegas, formerly the Sahara, are embracing the challenges of opening on the north end of the tourist trap that is Las Vegas Boulevard ...
Executive Chef Jeremy Bringardner, a winner on "Chopped," will train the crew in the new Henderson restaurant Lyfe Kitchen at The District on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
New quick-service restaurant not just good for you; it’s good
Aug. 17, 2014
LYFE Kitchen, run by an accomplished chef with an enthusiasm for nutrition, aims to dispel the belief that food can't be fast, tasty and healthy ...
The Notes: Aug. 17-23
Aug. 17, 2014
In the Notes: Mulberry, AllSaints, CenturyLink, Berger & Son Fine Jewelers, Preferred Public Relations, Aliante Integrated Physical Medicine, Digital Lizard, Harrah's, Shift Hospitality and more ...
Dianne Lommason takes three of her daughters back-to-school shopping at Target in Las Vegas on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. From left is Jordan, 16, Camryn, 9, and Kristyn, 11.
Tips for saving on your kids’ back-to-school clothes (and your own)
Aug. 17, 2014
Sending the kids back to school doesn't have to mean breaking the bank for new outfits. There are tricks to use to stick to your budget, and they're good for the other 11 months of the year, too ...
The Data: Aug. 17-23
Aug. 17, 2014
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
Sam Nazarian, the CEO of SBE Enertainment, the company that owns the Sahara, waves goodbye to the crowd after locking the door to the casino Monday, May 16, 2011.
SLS boss giving resort’s ‘tribe’ a place to go
Aug. 17, 2014
After three years of renovations, SLS Las Vegas is ready to open its doors to the public. The owner of the old Sahara insists he is not concerned about the resort’s location on the north end of the Strip. Here's why ...
Small businesses rise with perseverance, passion
Aug. 17, 2014
Challenges of working for yourself can come from any direction, so those who succeed need the right personality, idea and education. It's not for everyone, but when it works, it's worth all the trouble ...
A SCUBA diver explores the WWII B29 bomber submerged at the bottom of Lake Mead.
Dive in and explore Lake Mead
Aug. 17, 2014
If you want to see up close the colorful fish of the Caribbean or examine the wreckage of a sunken World War II vessel, you start by getting certified for scuba diving. And when you do that in Nevada, you might just find one of the great scuba diving spots in the world in your own backyard ...
Wendy Dwyer of the Las Vegas KaminarI Taiko performs during the 18th Chinese New Year Celebration & Festival at the Chinatown Mall Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. The festival was organized by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the Chinatown Mall.
Part 1: Sampling Las Vegas’ cultural diversity through music, art and food
Aug. 10, 2014
About a fifth of Southern Nevada’s residents came here from another country. They bring with them tastes and customs from more than 100 nations. We take a look at the area’s cultural festivals and the state’s connection to the people who celebrate them, plus suggest some must-try dishes.
Violin player Sandor Beke entertains the crowds near the food booths during the San Gennaro Feast at the Rio on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011.
Part 2: Sampling Las Vegas’ cultural diversity through music, art and food
Aug. 10, 2014
About a fifth of Southern Nevada’s residents came here from another country. They bring with them tastes and customs from more than 100 nations. We take a look at the area’s cultural festivals and the state’s connection to the people who celebrate them ...
In this May 12, 2013, photo, wind turbines line the Altamont Pass near Livermore, Calif.
How a wind turbine works
Aug. 10, 2014
The wind can produce energy. We know that. But how much? At what cost? And is wind energy a solution for Nevada?
The List: Subcontractors
Aug. 10, 2014
Find out about subcontractors. This week, we rank them by number of employees as of July 1.
Book yourself some time to read Binion biography
Aug. 10, 2014
Don't judge this book by its cover, or its title, for that matter. Doug Swanson's "Blood Aces" is an engaging look at the life and times of one of Las Vegas' infamous pioneers.
Justics Lavin, 8, lets an arrow fly at the Las Vegas Archers Spring Mountain Range near Mountain Springs Sunday, July 20, 2014. Jeremy Beard is at right.
An archers’ paradise in the desert mountains
Aug. 10, 2014
A Southern Nevada range offers the familial Las Vegas Archers club a variety of courses for all skill levels ...
The site of the New Frontier — a casino imploded seven years ago — has been sold to Crown Resorts.
Latest purchase of Frontier land is a sober deal
Aug. 10, 2014
On Wynn mocking the 2007 purchase of the Frontier land, how Beauty Bar's new owners fit in (or don't) downtown, and a street name change on the Strip. ...
Earl Brown flies his DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter drone at The Hills Park in Summerlin Thursday, July 24, 2014.  Brown turned to Craigslist after losing the drone on a flight earlier in the month.
Lose something? Beware of Craigslist cons
Aug. 10, 2014
Don’t lose your drone, but if you do, a Las Vegas man has a word of advice about getting it back ...
Hiking and a bit of climbing come into play just getting to Keyhole Canyon. And watch out for tarantulas.
Exploring federal land in Southern Nevada
Aug. 10, 2014
Outdoor recreation, away from cookie-cutter suburbia and the boozy tourist corridor, is only a short drive from Las Vegas. Southern Nevada is home to more than 500,000 acres of federal land. Feel free to explore it, but know the rules ...
Crowding, bad school buildings hurt student achievement
Aug. 10, 2014
Communities either make education a priority or they don't. In Nevada, we don't. And while that may be gratifying to some taxpayers in the short term, it's a long-term loss for the county and the state. Here's why ...
The Notes: Aug. 10-16
Aug. 10, 2014
In the Notes: Station Casinos, Princess Cruises, Dragon Talent Group, Spectral Gallery, Urizen Gallery, Dignity Health Medical Group Nevada, Cox Las Vegas, Smart City Networks, McCarthy Building Companies, and more ...

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