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Las Vegas tourism officials embracing value of LGBT dollars

At the Bagatelle Beach Club, DJ Roland Belmares spins a song while young people dance their Friday away. Cocktails flow as servers walk the area, ensuring no glass is empty. It’s just another pool party in Las Vegas, ladies and gentlemen. Or is it?

Dice clock traces origins to vintage Vegas

Circa 1968 Las Vegas: The Strip was sparsely dotted with casinos, among them the Stardust, Sands, Caesars Palace and Dunes. It was a time when patrons could pull up to the front door of a casino, valet park their Pontiac GTOs and walk right into a joint with no hassle.

Nevada Taxicab Authority cracking down on long hauling

While bargaining for lesser fines for traffic tickets is an everyday event for the general public, that option has disappeared for taxi drivers caught long hauling, or running up the tab on unsuspecting tourists.

Resilient Rosie’s Den betting big on comeback after disastrous fire

WHITE HILLS, Ariz. – It had gotten to the point where Brad Larsen, the owner of Rosie’s Den south of Hoover Dam, was starting to daydream about what it would be like to win with one of the Powerball lottery tickets he sells for a living; the losses from the fire were just too great.

Reid: Change name of McCarran International Airport

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Friday cast his lot with those who would like to remove the name of former U.S. Sen. Pat McCarran from Las Vegas’ main airport.

Businesses scramble for share of ‘Pawn Stars’ fame

Tourists line up outside downtown’s Gold & Silver Pawn Shop for a chance to appear on the History Channel hit “Pawn Stars.” Now the show has spawned a cottage industry of Las Vegas businesses owned by experts who appraise artifacts. Jeremy Brown, owner of Ultimate Sports Cards & Memorabilia, is one of them.

Nevada allowed to spend remaining federal highway funds

Nevada was given the green light on Friday to spend $673,000 in federal funds left over from a highway project in Henderson.
The money was allocated by Congress in a 2004 spending bill as part of a $5 million earmark to help build the “Henderson Spaghetti Bowl” interchange at Interstates 215 and 515.

Entities to get $5.44 million from room tax

Clark County, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and Mesquite will share $5.44 million in room tax revenues collected in March and April, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board determined on Tuesday.

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