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Riding the wheels, imagining a New Year’s revolution

My group couldn’t wait for the chance to fly on the tallest observation wheel in the world. The doors opened and about 15 of us climbed in as the capsule moved continuously along the boarding platform.

Fremont Street Experience’s SlotZilla zip line open

SlotZilla, the zip line through the Fremont Street Experience that launches from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform, opened to the public at noon Sunday. Every time period for the ride sold out on its first day.

Boutique resort properties perfect for customized corporate retreats

Smaller hotels like Rumor and Artisan allow companies to revamp entire properties to fit their needs. “We pretty much have a ‘don’t say no’ mentality,” said Michael Crandall, senior vice president at The Siegel Group. “We say yes to pretty much anything that’s within our means.”

Tribe reaches agreement over Grand Canyon Skywalk

The Hualapai Tribe, which owns the horseshoe-shaped Grand Canyon Skywalk on the northwestern Arizona reservation, and the family of the Las Vegas businessman who developed it have reached a financial settlement.

Spirit Airlines adds Kansas City red-eye flights

Discounter Spirit Airlines, one of the fastest growing commercial air carriers at McCarran International Airport over the past two years, is adding a red-eye route to and from Kansas City.

Sundance Helicopters remodels terminal, polishes image

Bob Engelbrecht tells each of his 60 pilots that a grandmother should feel comfortable flying in a Sundance helicopter. “That’s a huge priority for us,” said Engelbrecht, the company’s CEO. “People want to know that they can fly with confidence.”

RNC to make convention site visit to Las Vegas on Thursday

The Republican National Committee will make a technical site visit to Las Vegas on Thursday to help determine whether the city will win the right to host the 2016 convention where the GOP will nominate its presidential candidate.