After nearly two decades immersed in politics, a now-82-year-old Las Vegas man helped develop groundbreaking projects that are now essential to Las Vegans every day. For his contributions, his name is affixed on a sign on the 215 Beltway, recognizing one of his more significant projects.
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The Board of Regents voted unanimously on Thursday to name the building after Paul Meacham, the college’s longest president and the first black president of a college in Nevada.
The Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway, named one of its exhibit halls for Anna Roberts Parks, a local female mortician that collected historical artifacts as a hobby.
Sandra Lee Thompson was more than a reporter who fought for a byline. Her life centered around creating change and using her words as weapons to protect the children of Las Vegas.
From serving Mexican food to singing La Cucaracha on the guitar, retired language teacher Dr. J. Marlan Walker is a Henderson legend. Well-respected throughout the community, it only made sense when former students, family and friends nominated Walker for an elementary school namesake.
“There has long been a need for a reference, written in plain English, from which ordinary men and women can get answers about how the divorce process works in Nevada and what to expect,” writes attorney Marshal S. Willick.
Las Vegas historian Eugene P. Moehring examines Reno and Las Vegas from the postwar decades through today with an emphasis on 1970-2014 in “Reno, Las Vegas, and the Strip: A Tale of Three Cities.”
One hundred years ago, Nevada women won the right to vote, six years before the 19th Amendment guaranteed that right for all American women.
During her 40 years as an educator, Doris Reed taught in three nations and expanded the minds of hundreds of students.
When Henderson resident Esther Cothrun advocated naming an elementary school for her parents, she learned it pays to have the support of the community.
Kevin Mills has been serving bigwigs in his Las Vegas restaurant since the 1970s. But on Friday, it was his turn to take the spotlight.
Las Vegas-based chiropractor Donald A. Ozello insists, “Running-associated injuries are preventable and manageable with smart training principles, proper warm-up, quality footwear, overall body conditioning, a thorough cool-down and intelligent nutritional and supplementation strategies.”
It’s uncommon for one roadway to be named for another, but such is the case for Arrowhead Trail near Horizon and College drives.
Bill Friedman tapped 47 years researching organized crime, government and police corruption to write “All Against the Law: The Criminal Activities of the Depression Era Bank Robbers, Mafia, FBI, Politicians, & Cops.”
Las Vegas residents who were present during the Beatles’ trip to town in 1964 all have memories of what they saw. Here are a few accounts:
When The Beatles came to Las Vegas on Aug. 20, 1964, to play the Las Vegas Convention Center, it was an epic event, both for those lucky enough to be there and those who just happened to be close enough to experience a bit of history.
Ward Drive, formerly Beverly Drive, was renamed for longtime Henderson resident Milton Eugene Ward in 1958.
The Goumond house, on Heritage Street at the Clark County Museum, took about 15 years to restore. The home is named for gambling pioneer Prosper J. Goumond.
When Maude Frazier Hall was demolished in 2009, Archie C. Grant Hall, the second building constructed at UNLV, became the oldest facility on the campus. Grant was the first University of Nevada regent from Southern Nevada and one of the strongest voices for creating UNLV.
Along with the successful career Chester T. Sewell had at Basic Magnesium Inc. and its affiliated companies, he worked hard to give back to the community.
Bob Bailey is known as Las Vegas’ first African-American television personality, having landed roles from the 1950s to the 1970s on local stations as a variety show host, director, producer and newscaster.
Most kids came with grocery bags. Those who forgot turned their hats and shirts into baskets for candy.
Las Vegas tied the record high for May 17 at 102 degrees Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
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