April 23, 2014
Re "Vegas' water drying up," April 21 "Future droughts and a warming climate … could spell trouble for the city's 2 million residents" - that strikes me as a monumental understatement about what lies ahead for Las Vegas. Climate forecasts published years ago in respected scientific journals clearly predicted increasing dryness over the next several decades, a pattern that will eventually become devastatingly severe. Long-lasting drought has been predicted for most of Africa, southern Europe, the Middle East, most of the Americas, Australia and Southeast Asia.
April 20, 2014 |
LAS VEGAS - Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city. For six years, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has been building an intake straw below the reservoir's two existing pipes. Due for completion in fall 2015, critics say it may not provide a long-term solution. An ongoing drought and the Colorado River's stunted flow have shrunk Lake Mead to its lowest level in generations.
April 18, 2014 |
Chef Guy Fieri returned to Las Vegas to open his newest restaurant on Thursday, 24 years after graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The new 200-seat Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar is the first he has launched since the creation two years ago of Guy's American Kitchen & Bar in Manhattan, which received a memorably scathing review in the New York Times. "Why is one of the few things on your menu that can be eaten without fear or regret -- a lunch-only sandwich of chopped soy-glazed pork with coleslaw and cucumbers -- called a Roasted Pork Bahn Mi, when it resembles that item about as much as you resemble Emily Dickinson?"
April 14, 2014 |
If you love being the first to sleep in a new hotel, this deal checks you into a hot new hotel as Las Vegas temperatures start to cool. SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is scheduled to open on Aug. 25 and has an opening offer for a discounted stay in a superior king room when you book a minimum two-night stay by April 30. The deal offers a Sunday-Thursday rate of $109 and a weekend rate of $139 for stays Sept. 1-Dec. 27. The rate doesn't include taxes or the $25 daily resort fee. Blackout dates are Nov. 3-6. SLS Las Vegas will have three towers and more than 1,600 rooms.
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April 14, 2014 |
A pair of registered sex offenders now accused in a string of Orange County slayings had cut off their electronic monitoring devices in 2012 and fled to Nevada, where they stayed at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, court records show. Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 46, both had served prison time on sex crimes and pleaded guilty to failing to register as sex offenders when they were picked up two weeks later in Las Vegas, according to authorities and court records.
April 14, 2014 |
Comedian George Wallace is about to end his 10-year run on the Las Vegas Strip. He has announced that his show will go dark later this month. Wallace , who celebrated his show's 10th anniversary during a star-studded performance in March, said his last 10 p.m. show at the Flamingo will be April 26. "I've been headlining longer than any other African American comedian, and that includes Redd Foxx and Sammy Davis Jr.," he said. "[Jerry] Seinfeld wants me to go back on the road with him," Wallace said of his longtime friend.