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As water managers in Nevada and elsewhere fight to keep Lake Mead as full as possible, an irrigation district in California has significantly overdrawn its Colorado River allotment over the past three years. The Imperial Valley Irrigation District is the single largest water user on the Colorado, but it is "isolating itself" with its actions, said Pat Mulroy, general manager of the ...
Funding plan for new UNLV stadium still relies on tax infusion (3-1-2012) /inline-content --> The UNLV stadium bill was gutted of a key provision this week: creation of a special tax district around the university to help finance the proposed on-campus facility. Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, introduced an amended bill Thursday that has no language pertaining to a ...
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The Last Emperor [DVD]
Bernardo Bertoluccis The Last Emperor is a grand sweep of a film--a massive, overflowing, almost ridiculously ambitious epic that covers more than six decades of turbulent political and social history. Bertolucci has a love of the intimate, which informs his best films, but h ... ...
Top 10 water attractions in Las Vegas -- From VEGAS.com /inline-content --> In the scorching heat of the Mojave, stumbling upon a tropical beach might seem like a mirage. But in Las Vegas, it seems anything is possible. A neon beacon of luxury and excess, this desert city features several manmade sand beaches, some decorated with tropical flowers and dotted with towering palms. As the city ...
Tennis legend Andre Agassi, Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager and Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas investors Roger and Scott Bulloch of SPB Partners prepare to cut a ceremonial red ribbon made fittingly of swimwear during the park’s grand opening on Friday, May 24, 2013. Kids in candy-colored swimsuits squirmed anxiously during the ceremony as they waited for the green light to ride ...
Benjamin Kyker is very familiar with the Nevada prisons system, but the veteran prison guard could soon be bunking with the kind of men he's been guarding. Kyker, a sergeant with the Southern Desert Correctional Center in Indian Springs, was arrested Thursday and faces charges in connection to conspiring with a security guard to rob a bank. According to his Las Vegas police arrest report, ...
Standing in a black pinstripe suit, 56-year-old Michael Bohan quoted the final lines of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" to 27 men and women who graduated Friday from a week-long leadership workshop that helps newly released prisoners reenter the workforce. "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference," ...
Current Clark County School District Interim Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky interviews for the permanent position in front of CCSD board members, from left, Chris Garvey, Dr. Linda Young, and Erin Cranor in Las Vegas on Tuesday ...
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Justin Bieber surprised the young students of a Las Vegas primary school on Friday after he visited the place to declare that he had partnered up with Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.
The 19-year-old singer, who dropped by Whitney Elementary School ahead of his performance at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, spent time giving food donations to the children as they shed tears of joy after meeting their idol, Contactmusic reported.
Bieber's trip was documented by the cameras of US breakfast show Today and in one clip, the artist can be seen consoling a star-struck girl, saying, "Don't cry, how are you? Give me a hug."
The singer also chatted with headmistress Sherrie Gahn, who has made it her job to provide disadvantaged students and their families with food and clothes throughout the year.
He also promised to fill the school's pantry with endless treats for the whole year, as part of his work with the charitable trust.
Gahn said that the singing sensation's visit meant a lot to the kids and they got to see that someone really important to them believed in them.
Bieber, who had a great time at the institution, thanked the school and Gahn for letting him visit, on Twitter.
"Thanks to Whitney Elementary and Sherrie for letting me come by again. ...
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