Bodies Pulled From Parched Lake Mead Stir Wise-Guy Ghosts of Las Vegas

As climate change fuels grim discoveries across the West, Las Vegas is awash in bets on the identity of a suspected murder victim dumped in a barrel.

#clark-county-nev, #drownings, #global-warming, #lake-mead, #las-vegas-nev, #mob-museum, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #organized-crime, #reservoirs, #southwestern-states-us

Ringling Circus Is Returning. Lions, Tigers and Dumbo Are Not.

Shuttered since 2017, Ringling Brothers will bring back its circus in 2023, but this time there will be no animal acts.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #circuses, #elephants, #feld-entertainment, #las-vegas-nev, #ringling-bros-and-barnumbailey-circus, #shutdowns-institutional

What Happened to The Believer?

The magazine, bought by a marketing company, briefly hosted clickbait content. Scandal ensued. After a flurry of negotiation, it is now back with its first publisher, McSweeney’s.

#believer-the-magazine, #black-mountain-institute, #books-and-literature, #las-vegas-nev, #magazines, #mcsweeneys, #shenk-joshua-wolf, #university-of-nevada-las-vegas

Las Vegas Raiders Franchise Riddled With Dysfunction and Executive Departures

Former employees described an N.F.L. franchise bedeviled by executive departures, poor financial management, unpaid electric bills and a raft of firings, payouts and N.D.A.s.

#coaches-and-managers, #davis-al, #davis-mark-1955, #football, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #oakland-calif, #oakland-raiders, #washington-commanders, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

To Save Water Amid a Megadrought, Las Vegas Outlaws Grass

With drought and growth taking a toll on the Colorado River, the source of 90 percent of the region’s water, a new law mandates the removal of turf, patch by patch.

#drought, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #irrigation, #landscaping, #las-vegas-nev, #lawns, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #water

How the N.F.L Learned to Like Las Vegas, Host of the Draft

After a long-held stiff arm to Las Vegas, the N.F.L. has in short order selected the city to host a Pro Bowl, a Super Bowl and a draft.

#adelson-sheldon-g, #davis-mark-1955, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #gambling, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #las-vegas-sands-corporation, #national-football-league, #nevada-gaming-control-board, #stadiums-and-arenas

Nevada’s Economic Turmoil Threatens a Democratic Stronghold

Democrats have long held up Nevada as a symbol of their future. But as the state’s economy struggles, it has become the epitome of the party’s midterm difficulties.

#democratic-party, #elections-senate, #las-vegas-nev, #laxalt-adam, #masto-catherine-cortez, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada, #reid-harry

Why Republicans in Nevada Are Targeting Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s Seat

Seizing on signs that suggest Democrats are losing support among Hispanic voters nationwide, Republicans are targeting Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s seat.

#democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #internal-sub-only-nl, #las-vegas-nev, #laxalt-adam, #masto-catherine-cortez, #midterm-elections-2022, #nevada, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak Is Accosted by Man Who Threatens to Hang Him

The governor was dining with his wife and daughter at a Las Vegas restaurant when a man asked him for a photo together before going into a profanity-laced rant.

#elections-governors, #justin-andersch, #las-vegas-nev, #nevada, #politics-and-government, #sisolak-steve

Girl’s Note to Teacher Leads Police to Her Brother’s Body

The girl’s mother wrote that she was being held against her will at a house in Las Vegas and that she feared for her son, the authorities said.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #clark-county-nev, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #las-vegas-nev, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nevada, #police-department-las-vegas-nev, #refrigerators, #teachers-and-school-employees

John Szeles, Who Mixed Jokes With Gore as the Amazing Johnathan, Dies at 63

Mr. Szeles, who performed steadily in Las Vegas, smoothly incorporated vaudevillian jokes and bloody magic tricks into his act.

#comedy-and-humor, #deaths-obituaries, #detroit-mich, #las-vegas-nev, #magic-and-magicians, #szeles-john-amazing-johnathan

On Super Bowl Sunday and the Dark Side of Gambling

Our society’s rules for gambling are becoming more internally consistent and more socially disastrous.

#advertising-and-marketing, #atlantic-city-nj, #gambling, #las-vegas-nev, #marijuana, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #united-states

Joining the Mile High Club on a Flight with Love Cloud

Love Cloud, an airplane charter business, offers private flights that help couples take their relationships (and relations) to new heights.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #dating-and-relationships, #las-vegas-nev, #love-emotion, #pilots

Adele Delays Las Vegas Residency Because of Covid Among Crew.

The shows will be rescheduled, she said, describing herself as “gutted” and “really embarrassed.”

#adele-singer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #las-vegas-nev, #music

Grammy Awards Move to April in Las Vegas

The 64th annual show, originally scheduled for Jan. 31 in Los Angeles, was postponed amid a spike in Covid-19 cases. It will now take place on April 3, and be broadcast live by CBS.

#grammy-awards, #las-vegas-nev, #music, #recording-academy, #television

Seeking Opportunity, a Cowgirl Hits the Road

Jackie Crawford, a champion breakaway roper, is among the riders blazing a new path for women in rodeo.

#content-type-personal-profile, #las-vegas-nev, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #professional-rodeo-cowboys-assn, #rodeos, #stephenville-tex

Republicans, Basking in Tuesday’s Victories, Diverge on What Comes Next

Looming over a gathering of Jewish conservatives in Las Vegas were questions about whether former President Donald J. Trump should remain the face of the party.

#christie-christopher-j, #conservatism-us-politics, #cruz-ted, #desantis-ron, #las-vegas-nev, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-jewish-coalition, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Raiders’ Henry Ruggs III to Be Charged in Fatal Car Crash

Henry Ruggs III will be charged with driving under the influence, the police said, after a crash that left one person dead in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning.

#drunken-and-reckless-driving, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #ruggs-henry-iii-1999

With Gruden’s Departure, a Tough Time for the Raiders Gets Tougher

The Raiders moved to a new, $2 billion stadium in Las Vegas last year, hoping to build a football dynasty. Things haven’t gone as they’d hoped.

#coaches-and-managers, #davis-mark-1954-55, #football, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #oakland-calif, #smith-demaurice

Why Gruden’s Departure Means More Trouble for the Raiders

The Raiders moved to a new, $2 billion stadium in Las Vegas last year, hoping to build a football dynasty. Things haven’t gone as they’d hoped.

#coaches-and-managers, #davis-mark-1954-55, #football, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #oakland-calif, #smith-demaurice

Paranormal Play in Denver From Meow Wolf

“Convergence Station,” the company’s third installation, may be good business. But is it good art?

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #art, #convergence-station-exhibit, #denver-colo, #las-vegas-nev, #meow-wolf-art-collective, #santa-fe-nm

We Went to Vegas to Wring Joy From Heartbreak

Mitchell S. Jackson and his oldest friends reunited to mourn the ones they lost — and honor the time they have left.

#basketball, #black-people, #casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #greeting-gestures, #grief-emotion, #las-vegas-nev, #portland-ore, #travel-and-vacations

Why a Vote This Tuesday Could Force the Athletics Out of Oakland

A vote on Tuesday could be the final straw that pushes the Athletics out of Oakland. For a nomadic team that has moved twice before, everything old is new again.

#baseball, #kaval-dave, #las-vegas-nev, #oakland-calif, #oakland-athletics, #stadiums-and-arenas

Heat-Related Deaths Increase as Temperatures Rise in the West

Record-breaking heat was expected throughout the West Coast this weekend, days after a deadly heat wave struck Oregon and Washington State.

#brown-kate-1960, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #global-warming, #las-vegas-nev, #newsom-gavin, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #southwestern-states-us, #weather, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Headliners and Headdresses Return to Las Vegas. Will Tourists Follow?

The first shows to reopen face a challenge: It is hard to draw audiences without tourists, but hard to draw tourists without shows.

#casinos, #cirque-du-soleil, #coronavirus-reopenings, #jillette-penn, #las-vegas-nev, #shutdowns-institutional, #teller, #theater, #travel-and-vacations

Western States Face Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories

Temperatures in Northern California could hit 107 on Tuesday and areas across Washington could reach the lower 100s, the National Weather Service said.

#california, #global-warming, #las-vegas-nev, #montana, #national-weather-service, #nevada, #washington-state, #weather, #western-states-us

Why The Coronavirus Pandemic Was a Breakout Moment for the Cannabis Industry

For many Americans, having enough marijuana was as essential as stocking up on toilet paper. And suppliers found a way to get it to them.

#aether-gardens, #canna-provisions, #florida, #fluent-cannabis, #las-vegas-nev, #marijuana, #massachusetts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business

Not Your Pre-Pandemic Las Vegas

Here is a place that your family can now leave feeling more (gasp!) enlightened than when they arrived — provided they keep their distance from the casinos.

#chinatown-las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-nev, #parenting, #travel-and-vacations

The Hoover Dam Made Life in the West Possible. Or So We Thought.

Climate change threatens Las Vegas and every other desert oasis town.

#arizona, #colorado-river, #drought, #global-warming, #lake-mead, #lake-powell-utah-ariz, #las-vegas-nev, #water

Cirque du Soleil’s Return Could Be Its Most Challenging Feat Yet

After shuttering dozens of shows and shedding most of its work force, the vaunted Canadian circus faces an uphill struggle to bounce back.

#acrobats-and-acrobatics, #circuses, #cirque-du-soleil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #las-vegas-nev, #montreal-quebec, #theater

Horse Fossil, Possibly From the Ice Age, Is Found in a Las Vegas Backyard

Workers found the bones, which could be up to 14,000 years old, during the construction of a pool.

#excavation, #fossils, #horses, #ice-age, #joshua-bonde, #las-vegas-nev, #matthew-perkins, #paleontology

‘The Start of a Comeback’ in 5 U.S. Cities

With vaccinations picking up, warmer weather and increased business reopenings over the last week, tourism has picked up in these destinations.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #las-vegas-nev, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #new-orleans-la, #new-york-city, #travel-and-vacations

New Study Sheds Light on Why Grasshoppers Flocked to Vegas

In a new study, ecologists document the impact that the world’s brightest city has on the insect population.

#biology-letters-journal, #grasshoppers, #las-vegas-nev, #lighting, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States

In the last five years, there have been at least 29 shootings with four or more fatalities, according to a database compiled by the Violence Project.

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In Nevada, Unemployed Workers Wait for Aid That Will Still Not Be Enough

Stimulus checks may be on their way, but those struggling to get by worry that the money will soon be gone. “Every morning I wake up thinking about where my help is going to come from,” one woman said.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #anxiety-and-stress, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #las-vegas-nev, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #nevada, #organized-labor, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

For a Preview of What the N.C.A.A. Hopes to Pull Off, Look to Las Vegas

Teams from the five conferences holding their men’s and women’s basketball championships in the city hope to get through to the national tournaments without being derailed by the coronavirus.

#basketball-college, #big-west-conference, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gonzaga-university, #las-vegas-nev, #mountain-west-conference, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #pacific-12-conference, #west-coast-conference, #western-athletic-conference

Was Bugsy Siegel the ‘Supreme Gangster’? A Biography Makes the Case

Michael Shnayerson’s “Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream” is a rise-and-fall story of the bootlegger and murderer who practically invented Las Vegas.

#books-and-literature, #bugsy-siegel-the-dark-side-of-the-american-dream-book, #content-type-personal-profile, #las-vegas-nev, #organized-crime, #shnayerson-michael, #siegel-benjamin-bugsy-1906-47

Siegfried Fischbacher, Magician of Siegfried & Roy, Dies at 81

Mr. Fischbacher’s partner, Roy Horn, died last May of complications of Covid-19. “There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried,” Mr. Fischbacher said at the time.

#bavaria-germany, #deaths-obituaries, #fischbacher-siegfried, #horn-roy, #las-vegas-nev, #magic-and-magicians, #siegfried-and-roy, #tigers

A Push for Cyclists Safety After 5 Die Near Las Vegas

The growing metropolitan area often pits cars and construction against cyclists, with tragic consequences and calls for better regulation.

#barson-jordan-alexander, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #clark-county-nev, #deaths-fatalities, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #las-vegas-nev, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

The Vegas Chapels Are Open, and Waiting

The pandemic did not stop a Las Vegas tradition: the fast, budget-priced nuptial ceremony with you and your very own (socially distant) Elvis impersonator.

#a-little-white-wedding-chapel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #las-vegas-nev, #weddings-and-engagements

Falling Behind on Weekly Rent and Afraid of Being Evicted

Residents of weekly rentals worry they will be kicked out if they can’t pay the rent. It’s unclear if the federal moratorium on evictions applies to them.

#arizona, #atlanta-legal-aid-society-inc, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #las-vegas-nev, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #private-equity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas

California Men Declare Themselves Makers of Pine Mountain Monolith

Four artist-fabricators say they made the mysterious manifestation in stainless steel that sprang up in Atascadero. Meanwhile, another rises in Las Vegas.

#2001-a-space-odyssey-movie, #art, #atascadero-calif, #california, #las-vegas-nev, #steel-and-iron, #utah

How Tony Hsieh Tried to Single-Handedly Transform Downtown Las Vegas

Mr. Hsieh, who died at 46, tried to revitalize a corner of the city by attracting other entrepreneurs.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #downtown-project-las-vegas, #hsieh-tony, #las-vegas-nev, #park-city-utah, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas, #zappos

Tony Hsieh, Longtime Chief of Zappos, Dies at 46

He stepped down from the online shoe retailer to focus on revitalizing downtown Las Vegas. He died of injuries suffered in a fire.

#deaths-obituaries, #e-commerce, #hsieh-tony, #las-vegas-nev, #shoes-and-boots, #zappos

Four Dead After Shooting Involving the Police in Nevada

An investigation is underway at an apartment complex in Henderson, about 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

#henderson-nev, #las-vegas-nev, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

Poll Watchers Endure, Minus the Partisan Drama

As President Trump urges supporters to watch for fraud at polling places, people inside the polls already are keeping watch — and usually not finding much.

#las-vegas-nev, #philadelphia-pa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

When Parents Lose Their Jobs, Their Children Also Suffer. But Sometimes There’s a Consolation.

The sudden increase of time with their children has reminded some low-income parents of what they have been missing. “It’s an odd silver lining, but it’s there,” says Jane Waldfogel, a professor at the Columbia School of Social Work.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #las-vegas-nev, #parenting, #unemployment, #work-life-balance

Rapper Nuke Bizzle Is Arrested After Bragging About Unemployment Fraud in Video

Fontrell Antonio Baines, who performs as Nuke Bizzle, illegally obtained $1.2 million in jobless benefits intended for workers idled by the coronavirus pandemic, the authorities said.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frauds-and-swindling, #las-vegas-nev, #nuke-bizzle, #rap-and-hip-hop, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

Sizing Up the Rural-Urban Travel Divide: Who’s Up and Who’s Down

Remote U.S. destinations, where social distancing is easier, are generally faring better than cities, which are trying hard to get a bigger share of the leisure crowd.

#business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #denver-colo, #florida-panhandle, #las-vegas-nev, #new-york-city, #rural-areas, #states-us, #travel-and-vacations, #urban-areas

N.F.L. Embraces Sports Betting As Raiders Open Las Vegas Stadium

Monday night, the Las Vegas Raiders play their first game in a new $2 billion stadium, the physical manifestation of a long, slow embrace between the N.F.L. and legal sports wagering.

#casinos, #davis-mark-1954-55, #football, #gambling, #jones-jerry, #kraft-robert-k, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league