Thursday’s low temperature of 29 degrees, recorded at McCarran International Airport, was more than 10 degrees warmer than the record 18 degrees set in 1948, according to the National Weather Service.
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Clark County commissioners made it clear Tuesday that they think there are better ways to spend the nearly $16 million that has gone toward conservation efforts to aid the desert tortoise since 2001, but not everyone agrees.
Our state could have been called Deseret instead of Nevada. Seriously.
In honor of Nevada’s 150th anniversary, the Clark County Museum has set up an exhibit called “Welcome to Las Vegas, Arizona” that looks at the founding of Nevada and how close Clark County and Las Vegas were to being part of the copper state.
If walls could talk, the original concrete blocks inside the historic railroad cottage at the Clark County Museum in Henderson would have more than 100 years worth of stories.
The best-selling book “Empty Mansions” chronicles the eccentric life of Huguette Clark and tells the story of the Montana family that launched Las Vegas.
Nevada will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2014, but Clark County wasn’t within the original state boundaries.
The Neon Museum’s Boneyard is a collection of more than 150 signs either cast aside as obsolete by properties such as Caesars Palace or Golden Nugget or the remains of others that have disappeared, including the Sahara, Stardust and Moulin Rouge.
Going to Shanghai was meant to be an escape, a real vacation where I didn’t work. Yet I couldn’t quite let go of the job, deciding to read David Schwartz’s new book about Jay Sarno on the flight over.
The longtime Henderson resident and educator Harriet Treem was known for her dedication to students, a reputation that also led to her becoming the namesake of a Henderson elementary school.