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December 20, 2014

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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 ...
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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How I grew to love the monorail
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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 this week ran a story listing...
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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 …
MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide
MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group are partnering in a joint-venture to develop luxury hotels around the globe. Formation of MGM Hakkasan Hospitality was announced …
Photo: George Strait, Entertainer of the Year, greets Dal
Cowboys’ stadium is big, but it’s not Vegas
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The Academy of Country Music Awards couldn’t resist the lure of Jerry Jones’ giant TV screen for one year, but they’ll be back.
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Las Vegas’ big bet on gay tourism
Friday, April 11, 2014
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Joe Downtown: Slotzilla zip lines tested with dummies as attraction sets to open
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Joe Downtown:
No one is saying exactly when Slotzilla will open, but project managers and engineers are this week testing 175-pound dummies on each of the four lower lines of the zipline attraction at the Fremont Street Experience. Lonnie Reed, principal of Themed Development Management, categorized the ride’s testing as some of the most ...

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