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Every Sunday through Thursday morning in May, Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway, will post the account numbers of 500 B Connected Club members, and each of those players will receive a free visit to the Sam’s Town Firelight Buffet.

Residency question dominates Ward 3 debate

The race to fill the soon-to-be empty Las Vegas City Council seat has been plagued with debate about whether candidate Adriana Martinez truly lives on Sweeney Avenue. However, neighborhood issues above the mudslinging still remain. Residents questioned the Martinez and her challenger Bob Coffin about how they would handle abandoned homes, squatters pirating electricity on these properties, homelessness, code enforcement and crime in the area.

Las Vegas Science Festival debuts with a bang

The inaugural Las Vegas Science Festival culminated with a Cashman Center expo day where thousands participated in hands-on activities.

Things to do

Veteran comedian and author Sammy Shore is set to perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Marilyn’s Lounge at the Eastside Cannery, 5255 N. Boulder Highway. The show is free and open to adults 21 or older.

Garden slugs self-destruct in stale beer

Stale beer works great as a slug bait. Put out a bowl of day-old beer in the garden, sinking it slightly so they can gain entry and then die a happy death.

Soak up stream’s beauty at Hackerry Canyon

Hackberry Canyon is a hidden gem in the southwestern section of the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah. It is a bit off the beaten path, but those who make the effort will be rewarded with a colorful narrow canyon complete with a perennial stream, flanked by lush vegetation.

Literary Las Vegas

Ingrid I. Holm-Garibay was locked up for seven months in 1999 in the North Las Vegas Detention Center for working without the permission of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. While waiting for her political asylum request to be granted, she met Frank Darwin Alexander, an inmate sentenced to double life without parole for a litany of crimes including sending a bomb to the White House with the intent to kill then-President Bill Clinton.

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