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  • Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours, where they first went to strike gold

    Long before Las Vegas was incorporated in 1905 -- and even longer before the arrival of casinos -- the desolate, inhospitable and therefore unsettled desert of southern Nevada was known for just one thing: its mineral-rich rock. The land is pockmarked...
  • Hotel industry improves on fire safety practices

    Smoke billowing from the 32-story Monte Carlo Resort & Casino last month made dramatic TV footage, recalling the 1980 blaze that raced through the former MGM Grand in Las Vegas and killed more than 80 people. No one died in the recent Monte Carlo blaze,...
  • Scope out the hot spots online

    When will the spring break crush hit? Here are some dates to consider, along with websites to check out. Now through Sunday: USC; Arizona State University; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; University of New Mexico Saturday through March 23:...
  • Las Vegas embraces its mobster past

    Las Vegas embraces its mobster past
    Las Vegas, a city forged on gambling, booze and flesh, has been strangely reluctant -- and perhaps a little nervous -- to make money off its mob roots. Until now. On a recent drizzly night, a small, white Vegas Mob Tour bus rumbled past aging strip...
  • Catholic Church keeps vigil in Las Vegas

    Pope Gregory I first identified the Seven Deadly Sins -- and suitable punishments for their commission -- around AD 600, 1,400 years before Las Vegas would earn the moniker Sin City. But the nickname is certainly fitting. Today, no one who practices...
  • Weather update: Warming trend begins, but freeways remain closed

    Southern California will get a break from the wet weather today as a slight warming trend begins after a rain and snow storm pounded northern Los Angeles County, shutting off the Antelope Valley from the rest of the region and stranding thousands of...
  • Wi-Fi up high: Row44 Web access for airlines gets a test flight over Las Vegas

    Wi-Fi up high: Row44 Web access for airlines gets a test flight over Las Vegas
    I'm flying 4,000 feet above the desert near Las Vegas on a cloudless day, with a spectacular view out the window of majestic mountains, dramatically stark landscapes and shimmering lakes. So, what am I looking at? A dog riding a skateboard. That's...
  • Las Vegas Mandalay Bay stay could be in the cards

    Las Vegas Mandalay Bay stay could be in the cards
    Take a chance on a winning spree in Las Vegas with a special at Mandalay Bay Hotel. The deal: Rates from $110 to $230 a night are available through May 29 for the Life's a Beach special, which includes one free airline ticket for your next trip to...
  • Planning your trip to Gold Point, Las Vegas

    Gold Point is about a three-hour drive northwest from Las Vegas on U.S. 95 or a 5 1/2 -hour drive from Los Angeles by U.S. 395. Herb Robbins encourages people to contact him before visiting: sheriffstone@goldpointghosttown.com, (775) 482-4653. Five...
  • Gold Point: the Nevada ghost town that wouldn't die

    Gold Point, Nev. Herb Robbins' home is in Las Vegas, a three-hour drive to the southeast of the dusty former mining town of Gold Point. On weekdays, he works as a wallpaper hanger. On weekends, he comes here to work as a carpenter, plumber and roofer,...
  • Insider tips: Great Italian food in Vegas

    Insider tips: Great Italian food in Vegas
    When you stop to think about it, Las Vegas is as Italian as a tray of manicotti. Diners can get a better-than-average meal here, but not where they might think. Some of the oldest Italian places attract a tourist crowd. Battista's Hole in the Wall,...