Las Vegas News

Two Places Downtown To Find Las Vegas Beers On Tap

Downtown is known for celebrating local artists and artisans and that includes brewers. Evel Pie opened in December and, since then, the Evel Knievel-themed pizza joint on Fremont East has served an assortment of local beer. In March, as the temperature warmed, it debuted its patio and went a step further by devoting all six outdoor taps to local breweries: Big Dog’s, Tenaya Creek, Joseph James, CraftHaus, Able Baker and Hop Nuts. Read More

Room Review: The Stratosphere Strip View Roo

Back in December, my wife and I stayed in a Stratosphere Strip View room for a couple of days of our December trip. For our stay, I decided on a Strip View room, just so I wouldn’t be too far from the action. We had just spent two days in a Luxor Pyramid room, so when we entered our Stratosphere Room, it felt, well, like the same room we just left but without the angled wall. Read More

Musburger Enjoying The Action In Las Vegas

There are times when Brent Musburger misses being in the arena. The noise. The pageantry. A national television audience tuning in and waiting to hear his distinctive voice let you know, dear sports fan, that “You are looking live!” and what you are watching is a big, big deal. Read More

Neighbors Upset With Proposed Downtown Las Vegas High-Rise Apartment Building

The downtown Las Vegas revitalization effort looks to be continuing with a new 15-story apartment building. The proposed high-rise would be on Las Vegas Boulevard between Charleston and Oakey boulevards, an area that has character. Neighbors in the nearby Historic District want to keep it that way. Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Practice Facility Takes Shape

While our appreciation of sports may be virtually imperceptible, our passion for drones is boundless, so here’s a look at the new practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights. It’s a hockey team. Hockey is the game with the ice and the sticks. Please try and keep up. Read More

Nevada: A State With Bright Lights And Dazzling Natural Wonders

Instead, I’m 50 miles away in the middle of the desert surrounded by some fabulously photogenic scenery. The Valley of Fire state park got its name from its unique red sandstone formations. These were created during the age of dinosaurs and when the sun shines strongly they appear to be on fire as they reflect the rays. Read More

Elvis Artifacts Still Housed At Westgate, Hidden From Public

Elvis Presley’s high school yearbooks and his first gold album are among hundreds of The King’s artifacts still housed at the Westgate resort but hidden from public view. The hotel-casino is holding the 350 historical artifacts because of an ongoing legal dispute between the hotel-casino and Elvis’ estate, Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. Read More

Smith And Wollensky Steakhouse To Close On Las Vegas Strip

A fixture on the Las Vegas Strip, Smith & Wollensky restaurant, is set to close on May 26, 2017. The three-floor steakhouse, with its distinctive facade, is located across from Monte Carlo resort. Read More

Arrival Of Las Vegas Raiders Breathes New Life Into High-Speed Rail Project

A high-speed rail project long left for dead by critics might have new life, thanks to a key study, the arrival of the Trump administration and an unexpected wild card — the Las Vegas Raiders. The recently completed investment grade ridership and revenue forecast study completed by Southern California’s High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority reiterated what longtime Las Vegas developer Tony Marnell has suspected all along — that there would be significant demand for the XpressWest high-speed rail project linking Southern California with Las Vegas he wants to build. Read More

Room-Tax Revenue For Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Ahead Of Projections

The money has begun rolling in for the Raiders’ planned stadium in Las Vegas with room-tax revenue specifically allocated to pay off stadium construction bonds running about 25 percent ahead of projections. Read More