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October 20, 2014

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Photo: In this Feb. 22, 2010, file photo, Frontier Airlin
Frontier adding nonstop flights from McCarran to Washington Dulles
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
To kick off the new destinations from Washington Dulles, Frontier sold seats on round-trip flights from 14 cities, including Las Vegas, for $15 each way. By 5 p.m. today, however …
Las Vegas among nation’s cheapest cities for renting a car, survey finds
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Renting a car in Las Vegas is cheaper than just about any other top destination in the nation, according to a survey from CheapCarRental.net. The website, in a survey released last week, put Las Vegas at No. 47 among 50 cities, with an average daily rate of …
Photo: Jason Aldean performs at the Laughlin Event Center
Event center: ‘A reason to come to Laughlin’
Sunday, May 11, 2014
The star entertainer hits the outdoor stage just as the sun is setting. Behind him and on either side is a grandiose stage standing several feet tall, with video screens on either side beaming his image to thousands of fans. The whole scene is framed in shiny steel; in the distance you see a cluster of resorts that have funneled guests to this performance. Sounds like a great night in Vegas. But it isn’t. This is...
Drunken British woman busted for allegedly having loud sex on Las Vegas flight
Drunken British woman busted for allegedly having loud sex on Las Vegas flight
Monday, May 5, 2014
A drunken British woman flying to Las Vegas with her parents was cuffed after loudly joining the mile-high club with a fellow passenger. The frisky flier...
Las Vegas breaks record with 3.7 million visitors in March
Las Vegas breaks record with 3.7 million visitors in March
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Las Vegas saw more visitors in March than in any other month in its history, thanks to college basketball tournaments, car races and conventions. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported...
Audit critical of Nevada tourism contracts
Monday, April 28, 2014
A legislative audit says that millions of dollars in contracts that were awarded by the state Division of Tourism didn’t follow the law. The audit released today found that ...
Photo: Passengers enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride near
Joe Downtown: Thousands — mostly non-Nevadans — sign online petition opposing horse carriages
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Joe Downtown:
Posted online less than a week, a petition against horse-drawn carriage rides in Las Vegas had collected some 5,400 electronic signatures by Thursday afternoon. Of the most recent 1,000 signatures, only 30, or 3 percent, were ...
California mom, TSA settle breast milk lawsuit
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A Southern California woman who was detained at the Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has …
Photo: A Spirit Airlines jet takes off from McCarran Inte
Spirit to offer nonstop daily service from McCarran to Kansas City
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Low-fare carrier Spirit Airlines today announced it would offer daily nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Kansas City beginning …
Photo: Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the board and CEO of
Adelson to address UNLV Hotel College students
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will discuss the hospitality industry with UNLV Hotel College students next month. Adelson, board chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, will talk about leadership challenges ...
Stratosphere Tower welcomes its 40 millionth visitor
Stratosphere Tower welcomes its 40 millionth visitor
Monday, April 21, 2014
James Kennedy’s visit today to the Stratosphere Tower was more than one in a million. Kennedy, a Birmingham, England, resident visiting Las Vegas for the first time, was singled out this morning …
Photo: Passengers wait to board the Las Vegas Monorail at
How I grew to love the monorail
Sunday, April 20, 2014
OPINION:
John Katsilometes discovered a great deal for locals, who might have good reason to start riding the rail ...
Guinness confirms another world record for Las Vegas
Guinness confirms another world record for Las Vegas
Friday, April 18, 2014
The Strip:
The High Roller now has a page in the “Guinness World Records” book as the world’s tallest observation wheel. At 550 feet tall, the wheel is bigger than …
Photo: Aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip in December 201
Website’s commenters take issue with Las Vegas’ listing among world’s most disappointing destinations
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Maybe the nearly 40 million people visiting Las Vegas annually are wrong? The website smartertravel.com this week ran a story listing...
Photo: A view of the Hoover Dam Wednesday, January 16, 20
Work on Hoover Dam Access Road to cause delays
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Motorists traveling to and from the Hoover Dam are expected to face delays this week while the Hoover Dam Access Road undergoes repairs. Nevada Department of Transportation put traffic restrictions on …

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