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Toxic spill raises rafting concerns in Grand Canyon
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The amber-toned plume of toxic mining waste spilled by the Environmental Protection Agency near Silverton, Colo., last week, is slowly snaking its way toward Lake Powell — whose southern tip serves as an entry point to the Grand Canyon. In addition to threatening the ...
Downtown Las Vegas performers fret over bid to rein them in
Downtown Las Vegas performers fret over bid to rein them in
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
On the Fremont Street pedestrian mall, Michael Troy Moore can be found wearing nothing but a G-string and a stuffed rooster on his lap ...
Tourism board approves $42 million Riviera demolition plan
Tourism board approves $42 million Riviera demolition plan
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The Riviera will be destroyed under a $42 million plan approved by Las Vegas tourism officials. It’s still unclear ...
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Hacker summer camps crash Las Vegas this week
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
When the hackers are in town, mischief is often close behind.
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Allegiant’s second-quarter earnings are up 62 percent from last year
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The airline, with small base fares and a large menu of add-on fees, flew more people in the second quarter compared with a year earlier but, to fliers’ delight, charged less money per ticket ...
Las Vegas hosts 21 million visitors in 6 months
Las Vegas hosts 21 million visitors in 6 months
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tourism officials say more than 21 million people have visited Las Vegas in the first half of 2015, about 1.5 percent more than a year ago when ...
Tourism authority committee votes for $42 million Riviera demolition plan
Tourism authority committee votes for $42 million Riviera demolition plan
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The shuttered Riviera inched closer to destruction today when a subgroup of the Las Vegas tourism authority voted in favor of plans to demolish it for $42 million. A Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority committee considered ...
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Mob Museum in Las Vegas to open soccer scandal exhibit
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is setting up an exhibit dedicated to the FIFA corruption scandal. The permanent display entitled "The 'Beautiful Game' Turns Ugly" will open at ...
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Las Vegas Sands’ earnings drop 30 percent as Macau problems reverberate
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Gaming:
CEO Sheldon Adelson admitted in a statement that the high-end gaming market in Macau was particularly challenging, but he said his company is focused on the mass market and nongaming segments ...
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Bleisure: Sightseeing day adds sanity, fun to business trip
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Jeanne Achille used to find business travel "really depressing" because she never got to sightsee in the places she was visiting. But these days, Achille, s "quite intentional" about flying in early for ...
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Weddings in Las Vegas have dropped 37 percent in last 10 years
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Tourism:
Wedding bells have been ringing less often in Las Vegas recently — nearly 47,000 fewer couples were married here in 2014 than were a decade ago, even though record numbers of tourists have flocked to the city. In 2004 the number of weddings performed in Clark County peaked at 128,000. Last year, only 81,000 took place ...
3 new names join Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Three new directors have been sworn in to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board. An authority spokeswoman said Tuesday that Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow and ...
Mirage volcano in Las Vegas to erupt less frequently
Mirage volcano in Las Vegas to erupt less frequently
Monday, July 13, 2015
The man-made volcano that has been spewing fire and water since the Strip hotel's 1989 opening, a first-of-its-kind attraction, will now offer ...
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Las Vegas brings ‘Disneyland for adults’ vibe to table tennis’ U.S. Open
Friday, July 10, 2015
“When you think of big events you think of Las Vegas,” said Gordon Kaye, the CEO of USA Table Tennis. “It’s a natural fit.” The five-day event concludes on Saturday night, when the men’s and women’s singles championships are played inside Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace ...
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Sandoval forms group to boost Southern Nevada tourism
Monday, July 6, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed an executive order today that creates a committee devoted to tourism improvement projects in Southern Nevada

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