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February 1, 2015

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Will fracking be a boom or bust in Nevada?
Will fracking be a boom or bust in Nevada?
Jan. 20, 2015
Oil derricks and drilling rigs define landscapes across the West. But they seldom are seen in the dusty, wind-swept basins of Northern Nevada. Those days, though, soon may be over ...
Crowds pack the Hard Rock Hotel's Rehab pool party.
More than 200 jobs open for summer pool, restaurant workers
Jan. 19, 2015
It’s not exactly pool weather in Las Vegas, but resorts already are gearing up for the summer with a number of hiring calls for pool, dayclub and restaurant workers. If you’re looking for a summer gig, consider grabbing your swimsuit and ...
The California Noodle House recently opened at the California in downtown Las Vegas. Boyd Gaming officials say the opening is part of a companywide effort to revitalize nongaming offerings at its properties.
New restaurants pop up in Las Vegas, an old favorite closes
Jan. 19, 2015
New restaurants are popping up all over the valley, while the Aria says ciao to an Italian favorite. Handel’s Ice Cream makes it way from the Midwest to Las Vegas, while Town Square adds ...
Gamblers check their notes as they wait in line to place bets on Super Bowl XLVIII at the Las Vegas Hotel Superbook, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
Sports book, typically ahead of its time, is due for an update
Jan. 18, 2015
There is a lot of wasted space above the crowd at the Westgate Superbook. That will change.
The Notes: Jan. 18-24
Jan. 18, 2015
In the Notes: Urban Turban, UnitedHealthcare, Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, East West Bank, Southern Nevada Human Resources Association, SuperShuttle, Off The Strip, Coral Academy of Science, Vox Solid Communications, Smashburger and more ...
Participants discuss the future of the senior programming at the LGBTQ Center in Las Vegas on Dec. 11, 2014.
Seniors in the LGBTQ community need not grow old alone
Jan. 18, 2015
When 64-year-old Gary Payne retired as a nurse, he encountered a problem many seniors face: boredom. But as a gay man — he recently married his partner of 37 years — Payne said he didn’t feel entirely comfortable at Southern Nevada’s many senior centers. Most are filled predominantly with straight retirees. “You feel like you’re the only person who is different,” Payne said. The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada hopes to ...
Chad Hardy is founder and owner of Adventure Games, a team-building/activities businesses facilitator of such activities on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
How to get the team working together
Jan. 18, 2015
Professionals share ideas to build rapport among employees in fun, refreshing ways ...
The Data: Jan. 18-24
Jan. 18, 2015
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]
Moms run past retail stores during Stroller Strides, a Fit4Mom exercise class at Town Square, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.
New moms hit their stride at exercise class
Jan. 18, 2015
Jessica Peralta, who teaches a fitness class for new mothers, can relate to her clientele — she's has three young daughters of her own.
People on the Move: Jan. 18-24
Jan. 18, 2015
In the People: Kolleen Kelley, Jon Krieg, Christine Tassone, Donna Demarco, Alan Diskin, Maria Blondeaux, Lauren Taylor Whitaker, Max Tappeiner, Steve Arcana, Marc Rubinstein and more ...
Owner Robert Hutchison poses at Totally Olive, an olive oil and vinegar specialty store at 10271 S. Eastern Ave., in Henderson Monday Dec. 29, 2014. The store opened Dec. 3.
Want to put your own spin on a recipe? Try a different olive oil
Jan. 18, 2015
Robert and Maryann Hutchison are passionate about olive oil and customer service. They opened their business last year and are trying to get the word out about their products, which they let customers try before buying.
Merchandise at the nonprofit Dinosaurs & Roses thrift shop, 4310 E. Tropicana Ave., Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.
Thrift shop owner: ‘Why give back to just one charity?’
Jan. 18, 2015
On East Tropicana Avenue near U.S. 95 sits Dinosaurs & Roses, a 7,000-square-foot thrift shop that offers a trove of furniture, clothing, books, music and antiques. There are vintage gowns, paintings by local artists and new furniture from the World Market Center. Truly a thrift hunter’s haven, the store also touts a negotiable pricing policy. But what sets the shop apart even more than its variety and bargains is that 20 percent of each purchase goes to local causes customers choose. Dinosaurs & Roses works with almost 40 nonprofit organizations and ...
Four steps to being granted federal money
Jan. 18, 2015
Without earmarks for legislators to bring home the bacon, the process for getting funding is longer, more complex ...
Economy in Southern Nevada showing promise
Jan. 18, 2015
We no longer are in the throes of the Great Recession, and while the downturn was a catalyst for re-engineering economic development, we’re at the point now where the community wants to know what’s next.
An exterior view of Caesars Palace, June 6, 2013.
Caesars bankruptcy: What does it mean for company, consumers and employees?
Jan. 16, 2015
When the largest operating division of casino giant Caesars Entertainment filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, it was just the most ...

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