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Golden Knights’ Mark Stone up for Selke Trophy
 
Golden Knights’ Mark Stone up for Selke Trophy

Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone is a finalist for the Selke Trophy. The award goes to the best defensive forward in the NHL. Stone led the league in takeaways last season with 122. His competition is St. Louis Blues center Ryan O’Reilly… And Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron. Stone will find out if he wins Wednesday at the NHL Awards.

Las Vegas Strip resorts slow to welcome Alexa, Google Home Hub
 
Las Vegas Strip resorts slow to welcome Alexa, Google Home Hub

Alexa, where are you? Smart home and hospitality technology was big at CES in early January. Amazon and Google promoted their voice-activated speakers Alexa and Google Home Hub. Hospitality executives have called the speakers the industry’s future. Yet for all the hype, the revolution is unfolding at a cautious pace on the Strip as well as in other major U.S. hospitality markets. Hotels are focusing their consumer-facing technology investments on adding streaming capabilities, like Netflix, and enhancing their mobile apps, a December report by Hospitality Technology showed. Voice-enabled technology is 10th on that priority list.

What is MGM 2020
 
What is MGM 2020

MGM Resorts International announced its MGM 2020 plan in January, The plan would improve cash flow by $200 million annually by the end of 2020 and an additional $100 million by the end of 2021. 1,070 jobs were cut as part of the cost-cutting initiative. 881 of those were Las Vegas employees, mostly in management or mid-management positions. Jim Murren

What is MGM 2020
 
What is MGM 2020

MGM Resorts International announced its MGM 2020 plan in January, The plan would improve cash flow by $200 million annually by the end of 2020 and an additional $100 million by the end of 2021. 1,070 jobs were cut as part of the cost-cutting initiative. 881 of those were Las Vegas employees, mostly in management or mid-management positions. Jim Murren

Las Vegas home prices
 
Las Vegas home prices

Las Vegas home prices grew fastest among major markets in February for the ninth straight month. But amid affordability concerns, the growth rate has slowed down. Southern Nevada prices in February were up 9.7% from a year earlier, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index. The last time Las Vegas’ price growth fell below 10% was in September 2017, S&P Dow Jones Indices reported.

Southwest Airlines considering Las Vegas-Hawaii flights
 
Southwest Airlines considering Las Vegas-Hawaii flights

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly says the airline is “very focused” on Hawaii. Hawaiians have a strong presence in Las Vegas.The city’s unofficial status is “Hawaii’s ninth island.” In 2018, at least 2,958 people from Hawaii moved to Nevada. Of those, 88.7 percent moved into Clark County, according to driver license surrender data. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, 310,249 people came to Las Vegas from Hawaii in 2018.

Marc-Andre Fleury selling Las Vegas home for $2.5M – VIDEO
 
Marc-Andre Fleury selling Las Vegas home for $2.5M – VIDEO

Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has put his custom Southern Highlands home on the market for $2.5 million. The single-story home, built on a .63-acre lot in 2015, measures 5,285 square feet and has a 717-square-foot casita and three-car garage. It has five bedrooms and six baths. Fleury bought the home from former NHL player and fellow Canadian Sheldon Souray, according to public records. When he signed his three-year, $25M contract extension over the summer, Fleury told the media he and his family love Las Vegas and cited its great schools and neighborhoods with a lot of things for kids to do. Fleury said he and his family love their home in Southern Highlands, but wanted to be “closer to the Summerlin area.” Home photos courtesy of Ivan Sher Group

Marc-Andre Fleury selling Las Vegas home for $2.5M – VIDEO
 
Marc-Andre Fleury selling Las Vegas home for $2.5M – VIDEO

Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has put his custom Southern Highlands home on the market for $2.5 million. The single-story home, built on a .63-acre lot in 2015, measures 5,285 square feet and has a 717-square-foot casita and three-car garage. It has five bedrooms and six baths. Fleury bought the home from former NHL player and fellow Canadian Sheldon Souray, according to public records. When he signed his three-year, $25M contract extension over the summer, Fleury told the media he and his family love Las Vegas and cited its great schools and neighborhoods with a lot of things for kids to do. Fleury said he and his family love their home in Southern Highlands, but wanted to be “closer to the Summerlin area.” Home photos courtesy of Ivan Sher Group

Sources: Henderson Constable may face more charges
 
Sources: Henderson Constable may face more charges

Henderson Constable Earl Mitchell may face additional charges … stemming from his spending of county funds, sources said. Mitchell was indicted earlier this month on five felony theft and fraud charges … after a Las Vegas Review-Journal story questioned his spending. But grand jury records show even more extensive spending including … an $800 dinner at steakhouse … nearly 200 atm withdrawals mostly at gambling establishments … and even Disneyland tickets. But his attorney plans to ask a judge to dismiss the charges.

Ian Alexander accepts academic scholarship to Northwestern University
 
Ian Alexander accepts academic scholarship to Northwestern University

Clark senior forward Ian Alexander was awarded a full scholarship Monday, but not for basketball. Alexander is going to study bio-medical engineering at Northwestern, thanks in part to a non-profit organization called QuestBridge that aims to send low income students to high academic universities. Alexander, a straight-A student, discovered QuestBridge while recovering from a torn ACL he sustained in the Region Championship game against Bishop Gorman. Through QuestBridge, he spent the summer studying the business of sport at Penn. He was cleared to return to the court in August, and made his season debut for the Chargers basketball team on Saturday.

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