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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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.
Walnut Road takes its name from a tree that probably can’t be spotted for miles around.
Veteran educator and administrator John C. Vanderburg serves as namesake for the elementary school that is home to the Rainforest Biosphere.
This month’s Naming Las Vegas series looks at the life of John W. Bonner, namesake of Bonner Elementary School at 765 Crestdale Lane.
Frank Lamping is the namesake for Lamping Elementary School.
Mickey’s Cues & Brews has had a lot of success since it first opened its doors in 1991 at 7380 S. Eastern Ave. Its friendly environment and large space have kept pool players coming back to the family-owned business for 22 years.
How two generations of Las Vegas leaders are reshaping the heart of the city.
Each month, View looks at a place, perhaps a road, a bridge or a building, that’s named for someone.This month, the Oliver Ranch is in the spotlight. Never heard of it? No surprise. It hasn’t been called that since 1993.
Among the things Liliam Lujan Hickey is known for are being the first Hispanic woman elected to the Nevada State Board of Education and helping to create the Classrooms On Wheels, a program that brought parenting and preschool programs to at-risk families on school buses painted in a Holstein cow pattern.
Thurman White takes the name of a longtime educator.
Ries Elementary School, 9805 S. Lindell Road, opened in 2005 and is named for Iowa native Aldeane Ries. She came to Las Vegas from Iowa as a joke with one of her sorority sisters but fell in love with the place and never left.
Ruthe Deskin was at the forefront of women and children’s issues in Southern Nevada. She died in 2004 at the age of 88, and the elementary school at 4550 N. Pioneer Way was named for her.
Green Valley Ranch Resort has transformed the former Ovation showroom to offer one game the community had been asking for — and bingo was its name-o.
The extinct horse, known as Equus scotti, has been definitively identified from bones recovered from a northwest Las Vegas hillside
For an all too brief time, the Moulin Rouge was an integrated oasis in a segregated Las Vegas. As much an ideal as a hotel, Las Vegas’ first interracial resort was so novel that it made the cover of Life magazine, granting it the imprimatur of mainstream pop culture cool.