No free buffet for you if you can’t name the state’s most populous city and county. The 2010 census showed Las Vegas, at 584,000 people, and Clark County at 1.95 million, as the far-and-away leaders in Nevada, a state with 2.7 million.
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Las Vegas was once regarded as an “open city” for more than two dozen Mafia families across the country. Many had representatives in Las Vegas for decades, with Chicago being the most dominant.
At the end of Classic Cars Lane, near Cashman Center, a small complex and a warehouse appear unremarkable from the outside. But inside, there are nearly 300 classic cars, including 150 convertibles.
Clarence Piggott Elementary School’s namesake was a counselor at Valley High School who was shot by a student in 1982.
Students at Nevada Stage College are rallying to get the mountain range behind the school officially named Mt. Scorpion.
Even after working for the Clark County School District for 35 years, Dr. Carolyn Reedom still cannot get enough of teaching. She is the namesake of Reedom Elementary School at 10025 Rumrill St., which opened in 2008.
Las Vegas police are investigating a possible suicide near the Stratosphere, in the 2000 block of Las Vegas Boulevard South.
After serving as a police officer, judge and philanthropist, Ken Proctor was recently honored by becoming the most recent namesake for a park in Henderson.
By the 1980s, Las Vegas had built instant recognition as the world’s gambling capital. Late in the morning of May 4, 1988, many people, including locals, would learn that it was also the manufacturing center for a white powder called ammonium perchlorate.
A good crowd of family members and friends turned out Friday morning at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Mustang Avenue for the funeral of former Metro Intelligence Bureau Commander Kent Clifford.