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What would locals like others know about Las Vegas? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion:

Headlines
Dolphins born at Mirage survive a fraction of expected lifespan – Nevada Current
All Your Awkward “Best of Las Vegas” Awards Questions Answered – Vital Vegas
60,0000 trees to be planted in Las Vegas by 2050 – 8News Now
Las Vegas wedding chapels receive Elvis cease-and-desist letters – CNN
International travel to Las Vegas still far below pre-pandemic levels, warn officials – Nevada Current
Tree-planting program launched to mitigate severe Las Vegas ‘heat island effect’
No selfie sticks, eye drops or socks with sandals: 8 crazy entry restrictions at Las Vegas’ pool parties
More and more ‘junk fees’ appearing in Las Vegas tourist industry
Touring Las Vegas’ Instagram-ready locations
‘We live in a desert. We have to act like it’ – Oliver Milman/Guardian @olliemilman
Las Vegas is set to come out of Covid-19 better than ever – CNN
Las Vegas pushes to become first to ban ornamental grass
Radar study shows 46 million grasshoppers descended on Las Vegas – Phys.org
Vegas bets on a comeback
These daytrips from Las Vegas can provide a restorative change of scenery
Super Recycle event postponed due to pandemic, will be scheduled later in 2021
NAB Show Rescheduled; Will Return to Las Vegas in October 2021
Unpausing Las Vegas: What might our valley look like after the shutdown lifts?@bryanhorwath @LasVegasSun
Goodman says she offered using Las Vegas as ‘control group’ for coronavirus – Nevada Independent
The People of Las Vegas
A Traveler’s Guide to the Best Bets in Las Vegas – Elaine Glusac/New York Times @elaineglusac
The Egg Men of Las Vegas – Burkhard Bilger/New Yorker

Recommended Listening

Las Vegas by numbers – Return Ticket – In a city where every flip of the card and roll of the dice could cost you, are the odds ever really in your favour? Exploring the maths of chance, we ponder: what are the odds of running out of water in Las Vegas? What are the odds of getting married by an Elvis impersonator? And what are the odds of coming home with more than you started with?

Revisiting the Lorax of Las Vegas – City Cast – Las Vegas is the fastest-warming city in the U.S. — and that’s only made worse by the urban heat island effect, caused by dense concentrations of heat-trapping concrete, asphalt, glass, and steel. (Read more about Southern Nevada’s extreme heat vulnerability on this site from RTC: Southern Nevada Strong.) The effect isn’t evenly distributed: Our neighbors in the center and Eastside of the city see even higher temperatures from older infrastructure and more blacktop. This April, the City of Las Vegas announced a plan to plant 60,000 trees by 2025 to combat the city’s extreme heat. In today’s episode, the state’s only female Master Arborist and founder of the non-profit Nevada Plants, Lisa Ortega, joins host Dayvid Figler to discuss why trees are the answer to our heat problems, how this disproportionally affects communities of color, and why we might just be able to dub her the Lorax of Las Vegas.
@Lisa4Trees
@OyVegas
@CityCastVegas


Lost and Found: Las Vegas – Come on a journey-of-the-mind to Las Vegas, a city that can cater to your every hedonistic desire. How did such a unique city come about? An oasis in the middle of the desert, it was a pitstop to feed and water horses on the way to California. Soon, Las Vegas would be the site of a gangster fuelled entertainment economy, a tourism hotspot and a site to observe nuclear testing from the rooftop of your hotel. Today, Las Vegas continues to attract people from all over the world and those who work in its industries are part of a thriving, intimate arts community. Guests: Michael Green, Associate Professor of History at the University of Nevada; Jennifer Burkart and Ryan Reason, co-founders and directors of photography studio Square Shooting (@SquareShooting).

Time and Space
Current Local Time
Event Time Announcer for Las Vegas
Time difference between Las Vegas and other locations
Distance calculator to/from Las Vegas
Eclipses visible in Las Vegas
Night sky
Sunrise and sunset times in Las Vegas

If it’s 4pm in Las Vegas, what time is it around the world? = Si se trata de 16:00 en Las Vegas, ¿qué hora es en todo el mundo?  #roofdog

2020 Twitter Moment
⚡️Las Vegas in the time of Coronavirus, COVID-19
⚡️ Vegas 100%

City of Las Vegas Government
lasvegasnevada.gov
News releases
2050 Master Plan
Boards and Commissions
Planning and Zoning
Meetings and Agendas
LivestreamState of the City 2021
YouTubeState of the City 2021
@CityOfLasVegas
Hashtags: #lvplanning

Tourism
visitlasvegas.com
ipw
latest-in-vegas
getting-around

LVCA
lvcva.com
@lvcva

Spotlight: Maryland Parkway
rtcsnv.com/maryland-parkway
parkwayofbrokendreams.comYouTube
‘It shouldn’t have ended’: New doc captures the ’90s heyday of Maryland Parkway
For documentary filmmaker, it’s lights, camera, Maryland Parkway

Theater
Public Fit
100 S Maryland Parkway
apublicfit.org

Las Vegas Territory
explore.lasvegasterritory.com
lasvegasterritory.com
facebook
youtube
@lvterritory

Photos / Photography
Las Vegas Photowalk – Best Photo Walk

Facebook Pages
Ghost Bikes
Great Buns Bakery
KNPR
Las Vegas Locally
Las Vegas Metro
Las Vegas Weekly
PsionicArtWorks
Writers Block

Homeless
Help the homeless or criminalize them? Las Vegas debates a public sleeping ban – MSN

Shine a Light
beneaththeneon.com/shine-a-light
Facebook
@ShineALightLv1
Help and hope for those ready to leave the tunnels of Las Vegas

Master Plan
Master Plan

Paradise Palms
paradisepalmslasvegas.orgFacebook
Wikipedia
First-ever Las Vegas master plan community set to expand its historic roots

Parking
vegas.com/transportation/free-parking-las-vegas
Parking Fees – Las Vegas Advisor

Police
lvmpd.comFacebookYoutube@LVMPD
Press Releases
Protect the City
Citizens’ Police Academy
Stats

Crime
lasvegassun.com
spotcrime.com
crimemapping.com

Southern Highlands
southernhighlands.com

Vegas Traffic
fox5vegas.com/traffic
https://www.ktnv.com/traffic
https://www.8newsnow.com/traffic
https://www.rtcsnv.com/traffic-cams/watch-live
https://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/Pages/CurrentTraffic.aspx
https://nvroads.com/icx/pages/cameras.aspx

Vegas-Los Angeles Traffic
Alternative routes from Las Vegas to LA to avoid backups on I-15 – Review Journal @mickakers

Area 15
area15.com

Scotch 80s
water-the-scotch-80s
hidden-gems-of-the-scotch-80s
some-scotch-80s-residents-want-gated-community

Survey
denstonegroup.com

Museums
Las Vegas Museum Alliance – Discover the Great Museums of Southern Nevada
Museum Season (May 1 – August 31)

Book Festival 
lasvegasbookfestival.com
@vegasbookfest

CCSD
newsroom.ccsd.net
@ClarkCountySch
https://newsroom.ccsd.net/statement-from-newly-appointed-ccsd-superintendent-jesus-f-jara-ed-d
https://www.ktnv.com/news/study-average-class-sizes-in-nevada-are-largest-in-the-us

Laborers Union
local872.com – feel the power
@872Laborers

Liberace
theliberacemansion.com
13 Fabulous Facts About Liberace

Animals
What stores allow dogs on leashes? Ace Hardware, Bass Pro Shop, Dicks Sporting Goods, Petco, Petsmart

PALnv & Rescued Treasures Cat Cafe, 4155 N. Rancho Drive. By appointment only
Drink your coffee with kittens by your side at Rescued Treasures Cat Café

Horses
cowboytrailrides.comFacebook

Reuse / Restore
Habitat for HumanityDonateFacebook

Calendars and Events
lasvegassun.com/events
lasvegasweekly.com/events
reviewjournal.com/events

Volunteer
volunteercentersn.org

Weddings
littlechapel.com

Clark County Amphitheater
500 S. Grand Central Parkway
http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/parks/Pages/amphitheater.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/clarkcountyamphitheater

Resort Fees
lasvegasjaunt.com
Some Las Vegas hotels have increased their resort fees. Here’s what it will cost you now – Los Angeles Times
I’m not paying your resort fee, stop harassing me about it – Reddit

Research
Brookings Mountain West

Fences
tibertifence.com

YouTube
Clark County
Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys

Sahara Blvd
rtcsnv.com/getconnected/sahara-express
Nigerian Food, 953 East Sahara, #E22

Elsewhere on the Web
Las Vegas Collection – Flickr
thebeliever.net
lasvegasdrivingtour.com
Nevada Community Foundation
Mayors Fund for Las Vegas LIFE
Las Vegas Pet Scene@LVPetScene
impact-nv.orgFacebook@ImpactNevada
https://nevadaplants.com – https://www.facebook.com/nevadaplants – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRtW0ntnyGU7OIiISlyWzmA – https://twitter.com/nevadaplants

Vegas from Space

Bingo
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Wikipedia
Las Vegas Valley
Las Vegas
Las_Vegas_Beltway
Rhodes Ranch
Wayne Newton
Bob Stupak

Features

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