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Openings and closings: One casino opens, another says goodbye
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
A Las Vegas favorite returns, a suburban bar closes and a longtime casino shuts its doors, while the Flamingo welcomes a new spot for sweet indulgences for both kids and adults.
Openings and closings: More dining changes at the M
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
The M Resort is continuing to update its dining options. After welcoming its latest restaurant earlier this month, the resort said goodbye to a popular dining spot that will be replaced by a 24-hour eatery in 2014. Elsewhere, a national buffet chain entered the area, and a Las Vegas-based doughnut shop opened its second location.
Rousey retains belt, draws ire from fans
Former Olympian submits Tate in third round; draws Sara McMann for Feb. 22 bout
Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013
The boos of 15,620 fans rained down on Ronda Rousey as she walked down the aisle to the fitting song, “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett. Rousey had no issue with the people vocalizing their dislike of her, and it just confirmed that she was every bit the villain in her UFC 168 fight against her rival, Miesha Tate.
Openings and closings: Barbecue and burgers out, Asian fusion in
Monday, Dec. 23, 2013
The food and beverage industry is a tough business. Case in point: Two Southern Nevada eateries recently closed their doors and another will follow in a matter of days. Still, other entrepreneurs are jumping into the fray with new enterprises, hoping those will be more successful.
Now open: A new clothing store, a Strip restaurant and a boozy bakery
Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
A Strip resort is planning a new performance venue, the MGM Grand welcomes a new restaurant, a new yoga studio opens its doors and a bakery expands to sell booze.
Liberty High quarterback and Sunrise All-Stars get one last win to end their careers
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
Liberty High quarterback Tyler Newman looked at the green grass that was in front of him, and saw it as an opportunity to end his high school football career on a high note. It didn't matter that it was exhibition. Winning is winning.
Now open: A boozy bakery, a Strip shoe store and a Prohibition-era bar
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
A mother-daughter team opens a bakery in Las Vegas and a discount shoe store opens on the Strip. Also, a downtown casino goes retro and serves alcoholic drinks in coffee mugs to honor a bygone era.
Welcome back: After more than a month, Wranglers hockey has a home game
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
When the Las Vegas Wranglers department heads met Monday for their weekly meeting, a face that had been missing from the past few weeks reappeared. Coach Mike Madill had missed a few meetings because his team was on the road for most of November.
The time away is coming to an end. The Wranglers return to the ice at 7 p.m. tonight when they host the Bakersfield Condors at the Orleans Arena. “It was like another offseason,” Wranglers President Billy Johnson said. “Mike had this look on his face that said, ‘It’s good to see everyone.’”
Now open: Meatballs headed to the Strip, yogurt to the suburbs
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
An Italian meatball restaurant is coming to the Strip, a downtown bar gets an update and a coffee giant returns to round-the-clock service.
Late touchdown ends Liberty's hopes of returning to state title game
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013
Reed scored the go-ahead touchdown with less than a minute to play. Liberty got the ball back with 30 seconds remaining, but a Tyler Newman pass was intercepted.
Now open: A store of the future and a superhero theater
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
A big-box retailer renovates eight of its valley stores, while superheroes come to the Strip in wax form. Also, a cellphone giant introduced what it calls a “store of the future," and a new restaurant opened to serve farm-fresh meals.
Palo Verde advances with dominant win over Centennial
Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
There wasn’t much Palo Verde senior quarterback Parker Rost didn’t do when his team played Centennial in the Sunset Region semifinal. Well, except throw the ball.
Now open: Finding the next popular dining spot
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
A new bar at Tivoli Village hopes to become the next hip spot to hang out, and a soon-to-arrive burger joint plans to serve a twist on American classics.
Patience with running game pays off for Centennial in win over Shadow Ridge
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
Shadow Ridge at Centennial, Sunset Regional quarterfinals
Arbor View turns up intensity, steamrolls Legacy
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
While the memory of losing to its rivals last Friday was still fresh on Arbor View’s mind, there was another loss that gnawed away: the Sept. 27 defeat to Legacy when the Aggies were shut out for the first time since 2010.
Gamers get chance to test drive Xbox One in Las Vegas
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
As companies begin rolling out the next-generation of video game consoles for the holiday season, Microsoft is offering gamers a chance to test drive the latest in its line.
Openings and closings: Casinos change their dining lineup
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
Casinos constantly shuffle their gaming and entertainment options to keep things fresh and new. Food and dining is no exception. The M Resort says goodbye to two eateries and plans to welcome two more, while the Forum Shops shuttered one of its dining standbys.
Moapa Valley survives scare against Virgin Valley, books another trip to state semis
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
Moapa Valley coach Brent Lewis had an eerie feeling about his team’s playoff game against Virgin Valley. While Moapa Valley was victorious in the regular season meeting between the rivals, that game was closely contested and the Virgin Valley offense enjoyed some success. “After we won that first game, I was worried about this game,” Lewis said. “The team that loses has all of the adjustments.” Lewis’ fears, however, didn’t manifest into reality, as the Pirates booked their 10th consecutive trip to the state semifinals, following a 20-13 victory over Virgin Valley.
Shadow Ridge secures first winning season since 2010
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
Senior running back Cody Alfar rushed for 231 yards on 18 carries with three touchdowns to lead Shadow Ridge to a 51-20 victory over Durango. Melvin Johnson added two touchdowns, including a 80-yard kickoff return for the Mustangs.
Worthington's big run caps off Centennial rally against Legacy
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
Centennial High football coach Leon Evans sensed there was something building as his team continued to rally from a 17-point deficit against Legacy. The comeback reached its crescendo when All-City selection Lantz Worthington ripped a 91-yard touchdown run, helping the Bulldogs to a 28-17 victory over the Longhorns to secure the No. 2 seed from the Sunset Southwest.
Friday night roundup: Win and advance; lose and turn in your pads
Prep playoffs start tonight in Sunrise Region; Division I-A teams playing for spot in state semifinals
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
All six of the high school football playoff games tonight in Southern Nevada should be closely contested. It’s that time of the season — one team will celebrate its win and start looking ahead to the next playoff round; the players on the other team will turn in their gear.
Liberty one step closer to another Sunrise title
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
After scratching off winning the Southeast League title off of its to-do list, the Liberty High football team has turned its sights on the next item: win the Sunrise Region again. The Patriots took one step closer to accomplishing that goal, defeating Silverado 41-27 in the Sunrise Region quarterfinals
Faith Lutheran outlast Desert Pines to reach Division I-A state semifinals
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
The Faith Lutheran and Desert Pines football teams didn’t let either of its fan bases down Friday, engaging in a thrilling shootout that could have gone either way. In the end, Fabian LaGudi’s two-yard touchdown run in the closing minutes gave Faith Lutheran the lead for good in a 48-41 victory over Desert Pines in the Division I-A Southern Region semifinals, giving the Crusaders their 10th straight victory.
Openings and closings: Goodbye, Casino MonteLago; hello, Downtown Grand
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
A high-end jewelry buyer opened its first location on the Strip, while a native Nevadan is bringing his family-owned pawnshop to a new location. Also new to the valley: a pop-up holiday store, a Japanese restaurant and a downtown casino.
Del Sol ends season on high note with victory over Eldorado
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013
It hasn’t been the most memorable of seasons for Del Sol, but at least it got to end the season on a high note. The Dragons earned their first victory of the season, beating Eldorado, 28-20. “Even though the losses mounted, we got better each week,” first-year Del Sol coach Gary Maki said. “We weren’t finishing games, but we gained confidence."
Desert Pines runs all over Clark
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
Desert Pines rushed for 408 yards in a 30-13 victory over Clark in the first round of the Division I-A playoffs. Erik Wilkes was the top rusher for the Jaguars, running for 87 yards with a touchdown.
Desert Oasis snaps out of funk, edges Bonanza
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
With his team trending downward, Desert Oasis coach Scott Staudinger opted to focus on the positives rather than the negatives when it concerned his team’s four-game losing skid. “We had to keep their confidence,” he said. “They’re doing a lot of things well, but we just weren’t making the plays we needed to.” Things were different against Bonanza. The Diamondbacks made enough plays, and were able to pick up a 42-35 victory over the Bengals in a back-and-forth affair.
Virgin Valley goes to the air, beats Mojave in first round of playoffs
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
Virgin Valley quarterback Garrett Leavitt threw for 343 yards with three touchdowns in a 27-0 victory over Mojave in the first round of the Division I-A playoffs. Devonte Milligan caught five passes for 162 with two touchdowns. Dee Bowler also eclipsed the 100-yard mark, catching eight passes for 112 yards.
Friday night roundup: Canyon Springs, Las Vegas renew rivalry with home playoff game on the line
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
The high school football playoffs begin tonight for Southern Nevada teams in the Division I-A. And while Canyon Springs and Las Vegas highs are still one week away from competing in the Division-I Sunrise Regional, you can easily argue tonight’s Northeast League regular season finale has similar implications of a playoff game.
Defense makes life easy for Green Valley offense in victory over Silverado
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
Most, if not all, of the questions surrounding Green Valley entering the season was focused on whether or not its defense could mature fast enough to take the Gators to the next level. If Friday’s 28-6 victory over Silverado is any indication, the answer is yes. The Gators forced five turnovers, giving its potent offense plenty of short fields to produce points.
Alfar shoulders load to help Shadow Ridge beat Spring Valley
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
Cody Alfar rushed for 192 yards with three touchdowns to help Shadow Ridge pick up a 32-7 victory over Spring Valley. “He’s a hard-nosed kids who runs the ball hard and worked hard in the weight room,” Shadow Ridge coach Frank Tousa said. “He wants the ball, and he wants as many carries as he can get.”
Now open: Comfort food restaurants and a gym where you can work the calories off
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013
Several longtime favorite restaurants expanded to new locations and a fitness expert opened a gym where those who indulged can work off the grub.
Virgin Valley gets back on winning track
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Virgin Valley was in desperate need of some momentum. The Bulldogs had dropped back-to-back games, and with the playoffs coming fast, they needed to get back on the winning track. Virgin Valley did just that against Sunrise Mountain, pulling off a 60-28 victory. “It’s nice to get a win,” Virgin Valley coach Chris Sawyers said. “It gets us back into a rhythm, puts smiles on our kids’ faces and gets them rejuvenated.” Virgin Valley (7-2, 3-2 Division I-A Sunrise) is set to travel to Mojave in the first round of the playoffs.
Offensive line opens holes for Las Vegas rushing attack against Valley
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Las Vegas coach James Thurman knew whom to credit for his team’s convincing 59-14 victory over Valley. “Offensive line did a good job,” he said. “ It was an impressive showing, and those guys never get any credit.”
Doxtator-to-Persi connection pays dividends for Foothill in victory
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Foothill quarterback Drew Doxtator and wide receiver David Persi displayed fabulous chemistry Thursday. Doxtator found Persi for five touchdowns, leading the Falcons to a 42-18 victory over Eldorado. “David is a good enough athlete to finish catches,” Foothill coach Marty Redmond said. “We were a little bit sloppy at times, but we got it going when we needed to.”
Faith Lutheran doesn't get complacent, beats Western to push win streak to eight
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
With the Division I-A Sunset region title already in hand, Faith Lutheran could have taken it easy against a winless team. But that isn’t what Faith Lutheran coach Vernon Fox preaches to his players. “No standing still, and you’re always getting better or worst,” said Fox after his team’s 53-6 victory over Western. “Our goal is to do better the week before.”
Scoring roundup, Thursday style: GV, Canyon Springs could produce another classic
Undefeated Desert Pines, Moapa Valley playing for Division I-A Sunrise title
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
These could be two of the best high school football games of the season. Green Valley High visits Canyon Springs in a highly anticipated affair that will likely determine the Northeast League champion, and Desert Pines travels to Overton to face perennial Division I-A power Moapa Valley for the Sunrise title.
'It's always a battle': Liberty outlasts Basic
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
If there is one team in Sunrise Southeast division that issn’t going to be afraid of the other-world numbers that Liberty is putting up, it would be Basic. “They don’t back down, and they’re not intimidated,” Liberty coach Rich Muraco said. “Coach (Jeff) Cahill does an amazing job. … They do a good job with their system and it’s always a battle.” The Wolves gave the Patriots everything they could handle, but the Patriots’ defense made critical stops and the offense lit up the scoreboard once again, giving Liberty a 63-42 victory Thursday.
Last spot taken: Boulder City overcomes Chaparral for trip to postseason
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
The playoffs began a little earlier for Boulder City and Chaparral. The scenario was simple: winner plays next Friday against Faith Lutheran in the state playoffs, while the loser saw its season come to a disappointing end. Boulder City avoided ending its season Thursday, grinding out a 14-8 victory.
Silverado snatches up playoff berth
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Silverado shook off last week’s loss, and followed it up with a dominating performance Thursday. The Skyhawks earned a 58-0 victory over Rancho, and sealed a berth in the Sunrise Region playoffs. Eight different Silverado players found the end zone, prompting Silverado coach Andy Ostolaza to call it a “total team effort.”
New season, more wacky promotions on slate for Las Vegas Wranglers
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
The Las Vegas Wranglers have promotions down to an exact science. This year should be no different. This promotions schedule includes four post-game concerts, eight post-game skating sessions with the team, opportunities to meet Marvel superheroes Thor and Spider-Man and, of course, silly, out-of-the-box events.
Former UNLV standout Amundson hopes to click with Clippers
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
The familiar sounds of “LOUUU” may return when the Los Angeles Clippers take the floor against the Denver Nuggets 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Faith Lutheran claims Division I-A Sunset title with victory over Cheyenne
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
Faith Lutheran wins seventh consecutive game, but more importantly, takes home Division I-A Sunset title with victory over Cheyenne.
Boulder City racks up rushing yards in convincing victory over Sunrise Mountain
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
Xavier Steele scored four touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 receiving) to lead Boulder City to a 65-12 victory over Sunrise Mountain.
Worthington shines on the ground as Centennial defeats Desert Oasis
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
All-City selection Lantz Worthington rushed for 129 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns to help Centennial pull away with a 36-19 victory over Desert Oasis.
Puia scores 4 touchdowns to give Shadow Ridge victory over Sierra Vista
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
Quarterback Dustin Puia throws for two touchdowns and rushes for two more, as Shadow Ridge improves to 3-3.
Defense steps up in critical moment to keep Desert Pines undefeated
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
Desert Pines stops Chaparral at the 1-yard line to remain undefeated, and set up epic contest against Moapa Valley.
Liberty scores early and often in blowout victory over Eldorado
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
Senior quarterback Tyler Newman tosses four touchdowns, while sophomore running back Calvin Tubbs runs for two more to keep Patriots undefeated against in-state competition.
Friday night roundup: Foothill, Coronado face off in key Southeast League game
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
The Coronado and Foothill high football teams have a golden opportunity tonight to take a significant step toward hosting a playoff game next month.
Take 5: Five players to watch as Las Vegas Wranglers open new season
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
First-year Las Vegas Wranglers coach and general manager Mike Madill listed all of the things he had to learn on the fly. The tasks included finding housing for players, arranging work visas and, probably most important, finding the right players.

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