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Sports – March/April 2013

NEVADA SPORTS BY CHARLIE JOHNSTON Before you forego your next mortgage payment on tickets and associated costs for a major league or national sporting event—parking alone at San Francisco’s AT&T Park will set you back at least $30, assuming you can even find tickets following the Giants’ 2012 World Series Championship—perhaps you should consider taking […]
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Yesterday: The Big Bang Theory

From the Dunes to the Mapes, Nevada hotels have discovered a dynamite method of urban renewal. In Nevada, demolishing old hotels to replace with something bigger and better has become a common practice. In Las Vegas, the trend started in 1994 with the implosion of the Dunes Hotel, which had been built in 1955. The […]
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A Literary Guide to Las Vegas

By MEGAN EDWARDS The word “literary” does not often turn up as a modifier for Las Vegas. The only books to be found in Sin City are sports books, and literacy is not a requirement for excelling at blackjack, playing the slots, or even holding down a job. Because everybody is a dealer, a showgirl, or a […]
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Historic Las Vegas

Las Vegas History Finds Its Way Home Preserving mid-century neighborhoods strengthens community at large. STORY BY CHRIS LEWIS PHOTOS BY MARK DUNTON “What history?” That’s the common reply when history and Las Vegas are used in the same sentence. It’s a city that places a value on newness; a town that doesn’t hesitate to level a […]
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‘Tilting the Basin’ Exhibition Brings Nevada Artists Together

More than 30 artists demonstrate the breadth of the Silver State’s art scene in Las Vegas exhibition. BY MEGG MUELLER Thanks to the magic of seven colorful mountains, a partnership between northern and southern Nevada’s art communities has developed, resulting in another collaboration. This time, Reno’s Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) and The Art Museum at […]
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Lip Smacking Foodie Tours

 A VIP SAMPLING OF THE BEST DISHES LAS VEGAS HAS TO OFFER. BY MEGG MUELLER Adventures of every flavor exist in Las Vegas, but when flavor is the adventure, you’ve got a tasty new ball game. Luckily, Las Vegas has someone who not only knows the game, he’s mastered the rules, knows all the players, […]
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Action Heroes Needed

UNLEASH YOUR INNER JASON BOURNE The mission for cinematic adventure is on in Las Vegas. BY CHRIS LEWIS Las Vegas built its reputation as the place to fulfill fantasies. Ever since Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo, the city has promised to transport us to somewhere else and maybe even transform us into someone else. In the […]
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A Cultural and Historic Jackpot

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, showcases area’s rich history. STORY BY ERIC H. MAUPIN PHOTOS BY SYDNEY MARTINEZ/TRAVELNEVADA The Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas has been providing tourists and locals with a wide range of historical knowledge about the state of Nevada since 1982. The museum relocated to Springs Preserve in Las Vegas in 2011, […]
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What’s Old is New Again

  What’s Old is New Again VINTAGE LAS VEGAS GETS NEW LIFE FROM NOSTALGIC ENTHUSIASTS. BY DAVE CLARK “If these walls could talk” is an overused cliché, but at Champagne’s Cafe in Las Vegas the 50-year-old gold-and-red velvet wallpaper is one of this dive bar’s star relics—whispering of a history strewn with mobsters, mistresses, and […]
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Tour Around Nevada: Laughlin

Set along the Colorado River, this small town has a big impact on fun. BY MEGG MUELLER There were just 93 residents of Laughlin in 1982 when we wrote a story about the “Boomtown with No Place to Go.” In 2010, when we wrote about Laughlin as a winner in our first Tour Around Nevada […]
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Love Letters to Nevada

Love Letters to Nevada ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE DURING THE SILVER STATE’S SESQUICENTENNIAL. We can’t believe it’s almost over…more than one year of celebrations, events, and history in the making, and you helped make it possible. In January, Nevada Magazine set out with the goal of finding out what our readers love most about […]
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Fascinating Facts, Rare Records, and Crazy Confabulations

Discovering the truth behind Nevada legends. BY MEGG MUELLER Researching a story on Nevada’s biggest, smallest, largest, shortest, oldest, etc., facts was a scavenger hunt, and proof that one day a new adage will be noted: Just because it’s on the Internet, doesn’t make it true. While some of the information I found had a […]
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Nevada Part V: War, Whiskey, and Wild Times!

Combat, prohibition, and the emergence of Las Vegas shape the next era in Nevada’s history. BY RON SOODALTER With the twentieth century came developments in travel, communication, and international commerce that had shrunk the globe, involving virtually every nation in one another’s affairs—and the United States was no exception. World War I began in 1914, […]
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Downtown Container Park

Innovative social hub and retail space supports Las Vegas entrepreneurs. BY JOANNA HAUGEN Before they happen upon the outdoor dining tables or quirky play area made of a maze of slides, visitors to Downtown Container Park in Las Vegas are greeted by the Mantis—a 40-foot-long, fire-breathing art project that debuted at Burning Man two years […]
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Icons of Nevada

ICONS OF NEVADA BIGHORN SHEEP Nevada Relevance: State Animal The desert (Nelson) bighorn sheep canadensis nelsoni) is found throughout the southern, central, and western part of the state and in mountain ranges as far north as Interstate 80. Tourist Tidbit: Boulder City’s Hemenway Valley Park is popular for its herds of bighorn sheep, which routinely […]
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The Linq

 The Linq – Open-air retail, dining, and entertainment district aims to create a new type of visitor experience on the Las Vegas Strip. BY JOANNA HAUGEN Las Vegas resort-casinos have historically been designed to keep visitors inside, without clocks, windows, or easy access to exits. With several dining options; a variety of entertainment choices, gaming opportunities, […]