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January 16, 2018

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Downtown's Golden Gate to celebrate 112th birthday
Friday, January 12, 2018
One of the oldest structures in Southern Nevada, the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino will celebrate its 112th birthday on Saturday. The hotel was founded in 1906, a year after much of the land that would become downtown Las Vegas was parceled out and sold in an auction next to the rail line. Room rates, according to the company, were a $1 a day. The hotel has undergone ...
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From baby oil to WD-40: Robots dance at Sapphire
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
It could have been a scene straight out of a science fiction thriller.
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Las Vegas resorts and clubs are hiring for pool season
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
It may be January, but Las Vegas resorts are now hiring thousands of employees for pool season. Early winter is typically the time the resorts and nightclub companies begin ramping up to host tourists at pools and day clubs. Most, if not all, of these jobs are seasonal. ...
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LVCVA: Shooting, room remodels cause 2017 visitor volume to drop
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The Oct. 1 shooting and fewer available hotel rooms caused a drop in visitor volume for 2017, according to preliminary numbers released Tuesday by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. In his presentation to the board of directors ...
How locals can avoid CES traffic this week
How locals can avoid CES traffic this week
Monday, January 8, 2018
When the 175,000 conventiongoers converge in Las Vegas for CES this week to see the latest and greatest in technology, traffic near the sprawling exhibit spaces will be a nightmare. CES takes place ...
Phase Two of convention center expansion to begin, clear way to attract more trade shows
Phase Two of convention center expansion to begin, clear way to attract more trade shows
Sunday, January 7, 2018
For years, convention organizers have been asking for more out of the Las Vegas Convention Center. More exhibition space. More meeting rooms. More ...
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Disney hotels, citing security concerns, drop ‘do not disturb’ signs
Friday, January 5, 2018
Guests of some Walt Disney World hotels no longer have the option of hanging a “do not disturb” sign on their doors, part of a policy change that requires a hotel employee to enter every room at least ...
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Las Vegas revives 'What happens here, stays here' campaign
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Three months after a mass shooting that killed dozens of concert goers on the Las Vegas strip, the gambling mecca has revived a lighthearted advertising campaign that once again paints ...
Traffic, tourism expected to be down slightly this New Year’s weekend
Traffic, tourism expected to be down slightly this New Year’s weekend
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Reduced room inventory could be driving up room rates, making New Year’s Eve in Vegas too expensive for some people this year. Also, New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday ...
Tribe plans to open zip lines at west rim of Grand Canyon
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
The Hualapai Tribe is expanding tourist offerings at the west rim of the Grand Canyon. More than 1 million people a year visit Grand Canyon West, outside the boundaries of the ...
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Despite Wynn’s move, gaming grows slowly on north Strip
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Whether Wynn Resorts’ purchase of the site where the New Frontier was located will be the spark that ignites development on the northern stretch of the Las Vegas Strip remains to be seen since many proposed projects have significant issues that could delay or even prevent them from coming to fruition. ...
County scraps proposal for elevated expressway
County scraps proposal for elevated expressway
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Clark County is abandoning its pursuit of an elevated expressway. The proposed expressway, which would have cost an estimated $200 million, would have run along Koval Lane and Swenson Street to and from ...
Las Vegas air traffic up slightly in November
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas increased slightly in November compared to a year earlier. Data released Tuesday by the Clark County Department of Aviation show more than ...
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Downtown’s D-finitive personality: Derek Stevens moving full speed ahead
Monday, December 18, 2017
Walk into the D on any given night, and odds are good that you’ll find Derek Stevens there. He’ll be the big guy at the Long Bar, possibly buying a drink for a new acquaintance and likely wearing a jacket designed to make it impossible for you to miss him. It may be a color you’d normally see on a muscle car, or maybe two-tone, or maybe with lapels as wide as the mouth of a martini glass. Stevens and his brother Greg own the D, as well as the Golden Gate, the Downtown Events Center and the property that ...
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Viva Aerobus adding nonstop flights from Mexico City to Las Vegas
Friday, December 15, 2017
Just past noon Saturday, travelers from Mexico City will start arriving in Las Vegas via new nonstop service on budget airline Viva Aerobus. At a news conference to announce the new route, officials with ...