Oscar Goodman’s term as mayor of Las Vegas is coming to a close, but don’t even think about suggesting that he’s done. “Don’t write my obituary yet,” he said earlier this month as he sat to down to discuss his time in office and the homestretch before he has to step aside for a successor. “I plan to have the next six, seven months (be) very active.”
The calendar said 2010, yet this year comes to an end feeling a lot like 2009, at least when it comes to the top news stories of the year. The poor economy and its far-reaching effects nearly earned the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive year but was bumped to No. 2 by this year’s elections.
Six months ago, Las Vegas constable Bobby Gronauer created a hot line for callers to report out-of-state license plates and city residents jumped with glee.
Most anywhere else, breaking an election tie with a game of high card would almost certainly rank as one of the strangest stories of 2010. In Nevada, it happened twice in five months.
An 88-year-old Las Vegas man died Saturday night after injuring himself when he lost control of his car while backing out of his driveway and slammed into a fire hydrant.
After heavy showers soaked the Las Vegas valley last week, lighter rainfall is expected this morning, a weather official said.