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Hefner Embraced Pleasure, Business In Las Vegas

Hugh Hefner, who died Wednesday in Los Angeles at 91, built Playboy Enterprises into a global brand. He also found business and pleasure in Las Vegas. Read More

Flights From McCarran In Las Vegas a Relative Bargain, Report Says

Gambling might take a big bite out of your wallet, but flying out of McCarran International Airport won’t, according to a study released this week by, an online company that connects consumers with travel deals. Read More

Las Vegas, City Of Risk, Sex, And … Ice Hockey?

By late summer, some 14 million visitors had landed at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Whether they came from Boston or Beijing, many were on the ground only about 72 hours. Probably, when they deplaned, their plans were fluid. Read More

Icebox Canyon Trail: Chillin’ Near Las Vegas

Nevada beckons. My wife Deb and I decided to explore Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RRCNCA) near Las Vegas. Our specific destination is Icebox Canyon Trail—a popular hike in one of our favorite environments, a deep narrow canyon. Read More

Palms And Playboy Provided The Club, And Hef Brought The Spark

The night Hugh Hefner celebrated his 85th birthday at Playboy Club at the Palms, we talked about his mom, his boys, values and mortality. “If you keep yourself in good shape, age is just a number,” Hefner said that night as he was flanked by his then-21-year-old son Marston and then-fiance Crystal Harris, 60 years younger than he. Read More

Las Vegas Airport Logs 4 Million Passengers Last Month

Las Vegas aviation officials say more than 4 million airline passengers have traveled through the city’s airport in each of the last six months. Clark County Aviation Director Rosemary Vassiliadis says the McCarran International Airport is on track this year to break its 2007 year-end record of 47.8 million airline passengers. Read More

Golden Knights’ Game Traffic Skates Along

Getting out of T-Mobile Arena was as smooth as Zamboni-driven ice following the Golden Knights’ inaugural home game Tuesday night. Fans filtered out early when the game went into overtime, providing some relief for the roads after the final buzzer sounded with a 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Read More

Trippin’ On Harleys Out Of Sin City To The Valley Of Fire

You’ve probably heard the famous World War II idiom “Loose lips sink ships.” Well, I’m proud to say for the record that I can keep a secret and, not to toot my own horn, I’m pretty good at it! But for the sake of this story, I’m going to buck conventional wisdom to let you in on what I did the last time I visited Las Vegas. Read More

Danny G Hosts Enthusiastic, Communal Karaoke At Dino’s Lounge

C’mon, you know the words — they’re scrolling down the screen. So let us hear ya, superstar.
“Dark lady laughed and danced and lit the candles one by one (CLAP! CLAP! CLAP!) / Danced to her gypsy music till her brew was done.” Read More

‘American Ninja Warrior’ Course A Challenge To Create In Las Vegas

It was so hot on the Strip in mid-June while filming the finals of “American Ninja Warrior” (8 p.m. Monday, NBC), for the first time in the show’s six seasons here, the production team had to use portable air-conditioning systems to cool down other portable air-conditioning systems just to keep them running. Read More