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August 23, 2014

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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. ...
Pay your property taxes ... or else what?
Aug. 10, 2014
It’s time to pay up. Clark County property tax bills hit mailboxes this month. The annual bill, if not necessarily enjoyable, is necessary. But each year, a small group of scofflaws choose ...
People on the Move: Aug. 10-16
Aug. 10, 2014
In the People: Matthew Holland, Quincy Leigh Jaeger, Katie Williams, Melissa Bobe, Rick Beavin, W. West Allen, Michael McCue, Brian Davie, Patrick Gubbins, Michael Durant, Nathan Smith, Catherine Francisco, and more ...
Owners Cheryl and Richard Sheffield pose at Sheffield Spice & Tea Co., 9875 S. Eastern Ave., Monday Aug. 4, 2014.
Las Vegas’ diverse market spices up the tea business
Aug. 10, 2014
Cheryl and Rick Sheffield turned their love of tea and gourmet cooking into a small business ...
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 ...
Secretary of state is a nonpartisan position, but the race for it is not
Aug. 10, 2014
While in office, the secretary of state is Nevada’s nonpartisan election watchdog. But in campaign season, partisanship takes over. More and more money is being poured into secretary of state candidates’ campaigns ...
Food waste is collected at the Bellagio loading dock Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. It will be repurposed to feed livestock and make compost.
Why Southern Nevada stinks at recycling
Aug. 3, 2014
With an unmotivated public, complacent public officials and a garbage company in love with its landfill, Southern Nevada continues to lag in recycling. We look at what other communities...
Henderson weathered recession with cuts to salaries and services, now considers tax hike
Aug. 3, 2014
When Henderson officials explain the city’s tenuous finances, they point to their prudent spending cuts in the wake of the economic crash in the late 2000s. One message that’s repeated in the city’s presentations and brochures: Henderson reduced compensation by 6 to 11 percent for employees not protected by a union. The statement is true. But it’s also an incomplete picture ...
People on the Move: Aug. 3-9
Aug. 3, 2014
In the People: Bryan Gragg, David Gutke, Derek Sola, Christopher Fenton, Jim Seely, Eleni Stylianou, Jared Jones, Joseph Boylan, Deacon Nauslar, Jon Dedeaux, Shana Tucker, Kathleen Smith, Yasnai Rodriguez, John Perra, Joe Fieldsted, Chris Brooks, Anu Bhagat, Josh Driggs, and more ...
Antonio Bellows, 18, sits outside the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, where he is temporarily living, on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Football helps former gang member gain his focus
Aug. 3, 2014
By the time he was 15, Antonio Bellows had already been arrested and carried a gun wherever he went. But after serving time in jail, he found himself on the Rancho High football team and, turning his focus away from crime and toward the football field, improved his grades and now has collegiate aspirations ...
The Notes: Aug. 3-9
Aug. 3, 2014
In the notes: Bin 702, Dunkin' Donuts, SmithTrager, Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Pas de Deux Children's Couture, Collective Souls Fine Art, SprayTans, Dana Delgando Dance Studios and Orogold Cosmetics ...
Married gay veterans’ next battle is for equal VA benefits
Aug. 3, 2014
Don't ask, don't tell is over. And gay marriage — or civil unions, or domestic partnerships — is rapidly becoming legal throughout the country. So why is the Veterans Affairs Department "penalizing" gay soldiers who get married? Rep. Dina Titus, a Democrat from Las Vegas, is trying to get ...
A concrete pad is all that remains of the Laughing Jackalope Motel on the south end of the Strip Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
South side has its own struggling stretch of Strip
Aug. 3, 2014
The north side of the Strip has become synonymous with the failed excesses of the boom years, but the south side has its own stretch of blight ...
Window opening for local home buyers
Aug. 3, 2014
Faced with rising prices they helped create, investors have been pulling back for months. And as they buy fewer homes, sales volume is dropping and more listings are being ignored, creating opportunity for other buyers.
After 2 to 17 years depending on the type, cicadas emerge from the ground as nymphs. Nymphs climb the nearest available tree, and begin to shed their exoskeleton.
Cicadas: The neverending summer alarm clock
Aug. 3, 2014
This time of year, the song of the cicada can be heard throughout the Las Vegas Valley. There's not much you can do to stop it, either. But you can eat them, if you can stomach the idea ...
Immigration woes point to bigger problems
Aug. 3, 2014
People are very passionate when it comes to border security, and unfortunately, that means a lot of misinformation takes on a life of its own in the echo chamber. We sort through the false arguments ...
Owners Ellisha Haddix and Mya Daily of stained glass business Lead In the Window work on their current pieces within Container Park on Friday, July 25, 2014.
Finding their calling in the ‘almost lost art’ of stained glass
Aug. 3, 2014
Interested in learning how to do stained glass? Or maybe you just want a custom piece to decorate your home or front door. Either way, Lead in the Window has got you covered ...
The Data: Aug. 3-9
Aug. 3, 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]
Abdul Nasser Karouni is shown with his wife Marian at the Afandi Restaurant and Market, 5181 W. Charleston Blvd., Tuesday, July 15, 2014. His wife was granted citizenship over a year ago but Abdul is still waiting.
Citizenship granted: ‘It’s like a new birthday for me’
Aug. 3, 2014
His case took a bit longer than usual, but Abdul Nasser Karouni, a Lebanese immigrant and Las Vegas small-business owner, is about to become a U.S. citizen ...
Tim Malte, left, and Keith Goodman compete during a cornhole tournament Saturday, July 26, 2014.
By any name, cornhole is expanding beyond the tailgate
Aug. 3, 2014
Call it tailgate toss, or bags, or whatever you want, but if you’re throwing a bean bag about nine yards toward a raised plank of wood with a hole cut into it, the game you’re playing is cornhole. Don’t be embarrassed to say it, though: You are far from alone in Las Vegas. There are even tournaments in town.
GriefShare facilitator Carol Von Eschen visits with Shane Price, 35, while donating blood in the United Blood Services' mobile van during the blood drive at New Song Church in Henderson Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Blood drive has a caped crusader
Aug. 3, 2014
Carol Von Eschen organizes one of the most prolific blood drives in the valley ...
Ethan Kwok screams while his sister Grace Kwok giggles in a hurricane simulator at Lied Discovery Children's Museum Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
Keep cool during summer playtime
Aug. 3, 2014
With temperatures in the triple digits most of the month, letting kids play outside can be dangerous. We share some ideas for playtime inside.
The run of "Vegas Nocturne" at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. has ended.
Cosmopolitan still forging its own Vegas vibe
Aug. 3, 2014
The closing of the "Vegas Nocturne" show at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. has been confusing for some people, who think the nightclub has closed. It hasn't. The hotel has used Las Vegas and national agencies to recruit performers to populate the entertainment lineup. But there is little in the way of specifics as to who is actually appearing on a given night. That is intentional ...
A view of Woodlawn Cemetery Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Opened in 1914 on 10 acres of donated land, Woodlawn, the oldest cemetery in Las Vegas, is coming up on its 100th anniversary.
Everything you want to know about death in Las Vegas
July 27, 2014
Who deals with dead bodies? How much does a funeral cost these days? Are you allowed to scatter someone's ashes on the Strip? How are organs harvested from the deceased? Funeral home directors and others who work in the death industry answer questions you may be afraid to ask ...
The Data: July 27-Aug. 2
July 27, 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]
Dedicated to helping at-risk teens, co-founder 14-year-old Siena Prenger stands in a packed garage of clothing, school supplies, homemade blankets and hygiene kits collected as part of her nonprofit “Teens Helping Teens” at her home in North Las Vegas.
High school isn’t all mean girls
July 27, 2014
For the 14-year-old who helped found the nonprofit group Teens Helping Teens, "It’s not, ‘Here, I need charity, I need handouts;’ it’s, ‘Here, I’m your friend, and I’m gonna help you and make you feel confident and excited to go to school and be successful in the future.’"
Laurie Kendrick, Table 34 general manager, and her brother Wes Kendrick, executive chef, pose in their fine dining restaurant Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
It’s fine dining, family style
July 27, 2014
Brother and sister Wes and Laurie Kendrick opened Table 34 in 2004, embraced the city and survived the Great Recession by focusing on the long road rather than dwelling on short-term pain ...
Stacy Bromberg throws during a meeting of the Las Vegas Darts league Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Crowbar.
The point of darts: Spirited competition, sure, but also camaraderie
July 27, 2014
David Flowers receives a message on Facebook from a friend challenging him to a game of darts. They agree to play in an hour. But his challenger isn’t a member of his local leagues. Technology is shrinking the world of darts and making it easier to enjoy a game against someone half the world away. “This game is for everybody,” said Stacy Bromberg, who heads Las Vegas Darts and is a multiple-time Women’s World Darts champion. “You don’t have to be physically fit to play. You don’t have to spend days practicing ...
Teazled CEO Dina Proto displays gay and lesbian greeting cards at her office Monday, July 21, 2014. Teazled is a company that makes "traditional greeting cards for nontraditional familes."
As LGBT-owned companies come out of the closet, they find support in business community
July 27, 2014
With same-sex marriage rapidly becoming legal and accepted nationwide, business owners and others who market to this demographic are in position to grow.
Business owner Abdul Nasser Karouni has been waiting since 2012 to become a U.S. citizen.
Citizenship delayed: Las Vegas businessman caught in limbo after questioning by FBI
July 27, 2014
When the citizenship process goes smoothly, it typically takes five or six months for someone to go from application to taking the oath of allegiance. In the case of Lebanese immigrant Abdul Nasser Karouni, it's been almost two years, and a lot of scrutiny in airports ...

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