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Pharm parties expose teens to dangers of mixing prescription drugs

Prescription pills are becoming an increasingly popular drug of choice among Las Vegas Valley teens, resulting in about four deaths a year, according to Clark County Coroner’s Investigator Felicia Borla. “Pharm” parties are an emerging trend where an assortment of pills are mixed in a bowl and taken at random.

Twist dance craze creator forever immortalized on Las Vegas street

Chubby Checker is forever immortalized in North Las Vegas on Checker Way.
The street is appropriately a few blocks away from Twist Circle in a neighborhood near the corner of North Decatur Boulevard and West Washburn Road.

Area resident turns the diamond from the rough with home made bead work

John Cox’s heart doesn’t work as well as it used to.
As for his hands, that’s a different story.
After losing his job, the 61-year-old struggled to find work during the recession.
He spent more than 25 years as a casino industry professional and moved to North Las Vegas from Florida in 2006. Now, his doctors won’t let him work because of his health.
To supplement his income, Cox, who served in the Vietnam War as an Army combat medic, crafts necklaces from beads, stones and other components. He’s been making jewelry — necklaces, earrings, bracelets and anklets — for six years.

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Red Rock Resort concert series
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Land yachts sail across Ivanpah lake bed near Las Vegas

Looking across the Ivanpah Dry Lake Bed in the early summer, it doesn’t look so dry. The shimmering heat creates a classic mirage, and the illusion is amplified by the sight of sails sliding along in the distance. On closer examination, what first appear to be sailboats of a fever dream are, in fact, land yachts, wheeled boats that sail the sandy seas of the desert.

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