About 100 extraterrestrial enthusiasts converged at the back gate of Area 51 near Rachel at 3 a.m. Friday to follow through on the original Storm Area 51 plan.
Mick joined the Las Vegas Review-Journal as transportation reporter in November 2018. He previously worked at the Las Vegas Sun covering a variety of beats including transportation, business, gaming, and city and county government. Prior to that, he worked at the Pahrump Valley Times, where he was named the Nevada Press Association’s Outstanding Journalist in the intermediate category for his coverage of the Lamar Odom brothel overdose situation, rural healthcare and more. Mick was born in Texas but grew up in Las Vegas, attending UNLV’s Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies where he was a member of the Kappa Tau Alpha National Journalism Society.
Officials looking over a pair of Storm Area 51 festivals still don’t know what to expect as the first day of events is set to kick off.
With Day 1 down, there are two more to go in Alienstock, and West believes the event will get better as the days go on.
Multiple camps are visible off the highway. Some flying American flags and some with alien-themed flags, letting passersby know they’re here for the party.
The incident command post, the main first responder area of the three being set up for the Storm Area 51 events is comprised of over a dozen federal, state and local agencies.
Arby’s is bringing a food truck with a specialized menu to the Area 51 Bascamp event in Hiko.
The area around Area 51 will be a no-fly zone during this week’s planned extraterrestrial events.
After months of hoopla surrounding the Storm Area 51 phenomenon, organizers behind Alienstock and Area 51 Basecamp are getting festival sites ready for attendees.
The “Storm Area 51” events planned for Lincoln County will pile up a hefty bill, and officials could pursue legal action against Facebook and the original event organizers to recoup some of that.
The Area 51 Basecamp event in Hiko and Alienstock in Rachel are expected to drum up traffic congestion, causing drivers long waits in their vehicles in mainly rural areas.
The last-minute switch in affiliation by the creator of Storm Area 51 has led to bad blood between those involved in competing events, and allegations of dirty dealing by both sides.
The popular “Extraterrestrial Highway” sign has been abducted by state transportation officials ahead of next week’s planned “Storm Area 51” related events.
Callister Law Group in Las Vegas sent the letter Thursday to Little A’Le’Inn owner Connie West on behalf of Matty Roberts, who this week abandoned his affiliation with the event in Rachel.
After 14 years with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, CEO Tina Quigley announced Thursday that she is retiring from the transportation agency.
The Bud Light Area 51 Celebration occurring Sept. 19 at the Derek Stevens-owned Downtown Las Vegas Events Center will now feature Matty Roberts.