NASCAR weekend to offer many events, activities for fans

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LAS VEGAS – Brad Keselowski will begin his bid for a third victory in the past four NASCAR Cup races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from the pole after topping qualifying Friday night. But NASCAR isn’t just about the racing. It’s also about friends and family coming together to live in the in-field and have… Continued

March 13, 2017

Las Vegas Speedway will host two top-tier NASCAR events

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host two top-tier NASCAR races beginning in 2018. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors approved a race sponsorship agreement with the track and parent company Speedway Motorsports Inc. on Wednesday, with this year’s race coming up Sunday. Las Vegas’ win is New… Continued

March 10, 2017

Public marijuana usage stirs debate in Nevada Senate

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By COLTON LOCHHEAD LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL The push to legalize public marijuana consumption won’t go through the Nevada Legislature without hefty opposition from the usual suspects. The Senate Judiciary Committee heard arguments for Senate Bill 236 for the first time Thursday. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, would give local governments the… Continued

March 10, 2017

Southern Nevada home prices continue to rise in February

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By Sun Staff (contact) Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 5 a.m. Despite an increasingly tight housing supply, the number of Southern Nevada home sales continued to rise in February, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported on Tuesday. The total number of existing local homes, condos and townhomes sold in February was 2,815, up… Continued

March 8, 2017

Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium gets boost from Bank of America

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By JON MARK SARACENO LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL LANTANA, Fla. — Bank of America will back the $1.9 billion Las Vegas football stadium sought by Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, paving the way for the team’s move to Southern Nevada, he told NFL owners Monday. Davis and Raiders President Marc Badain informed the league’s finance committee… Continued

March 7, 2017

Second Las Vegas race could shake up NASCAR schedule

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A vote expected to happen in Las Vegas Wednesday could have a dramatic impact on future NASCAR schedules. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors is scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss and possibly vote on a sponsorship proposal that could result in Las Vegas Motor Speedway adding a second Monster Energy… Continued

March 6, 2017

Walker Furniture plans new southwest Las Vegas store

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Walker Furniture is planning a new store in the Las Vegas suburbs, after losing some downtown-area property to a highway overhaul and receiving millions in a settlement.The company is looking to open an outlet next to rival furniture dealer IKEA in the southwest valley, according to people familiar with the matter.A site plan obtained by… Continued

February 8, 2017

Impala and Caprice Car Show from Las Vegas

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WeSSt CoaSSt Gathering: Impalas and Caprices strut their stuff in “Sin City” The WeSSt CoaSSt Gathering (WCG) is an annual event held in Las Vegas that showcases the 1991-’96 B-body (Impala SS and Caprice) car scene, and is put together by the SSin City SS and Cali-SS car clubs. October 14-16, 2016, marked the 12th… Continued

February 7, 2017

Super Run returns to Las Vegas this weekend

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By BETSY HELFAND LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Caped superheroes will be on the run Saturday at Sunset Park, raising money for two local charities. The Super Run, which brands itself as a “national series of 5K running events that partners with nonprofit organizations to put on super-hero themed events to raise funds and awareness for their… Continued

February 1, 2017