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Free Transit For Federal Employees

The ongoing Federal Government shutdown has been a hardship for Federal employees and many Las Vegas companies have been helping where they can with the latest being the RTC which runs the buses in Las Vegas; All furloughed government employees are able to get free transit on any RTC bus by showing their federal ID to the driver when boarding the bus which is a nice way to help them get around during this time of hardship for them. For more information go to rtcsnv.com or visit your RTC transit office.  

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Blue Ribbon Sushi Coming To Red Rock

A new sushi restaurant is coming to the Red Rock resort later this month with a January 25th opening scheduled for Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill. The restaurant will have indoor and outdoor dining as well as the traditional twelve seat walnut sushi bar and, outdoor beer garden as well as a roofed cocktail bar with patio seating. The new restaurant is from Blue Ribbon Restaurants a restaurant group founded in 1992 with a single Brassie in SoHo New York. Today the chain has 20 restaurants including brasseries, fried chicken restaurants, food service at Brooklyn Bowls as well as …

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Frontier Adds More Routes To LV

Discount carrier Frontier Airlines has announced they will add five new non stop destinations to Las Vegas. The new cities being served starting in April are San Diego, Detroit, Houston, Dallas as well as Philadelphia. Frontier has been steadily expanding its presence at McCarren International Airport and with the addition of the new routes will serve 35 cities with non stop routes to Las Vegas. To celebrate the new routes Frontier is offering special one way introductory fares from as low as $29 plus the usual taxes and fees so if you live near one of these cities you might …

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New Years Eve Restrictions

Apart from some of the more obvious things not to try and take with you on the Strip or Fremont Street for New Years Eve there is other restrictions you might not know about; Among the items not allowed by the Metro Police Department in either place are glass items, backpacks, strollers, coolers or anyone under 18. The Strip will be closed to traffic after 5 pm today but even before that the Strip is likely to have heavy traffic and as well as crowds slowing down the traffic even more; If you can avoid travelling down the Strip today …

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Flixbus New Years Stop Change

If you plan on taking Flixbus to Las Vegas for the New Years celebrations or leave town at that time the usual stop at Caesars Palace won’t be used from noon on New Years Eve to noon on New Years Day with all buses arriving and departing from the downtown bus stop. Downtown Stop: located at curb on South 1st Street on the northeast corner of 1st Street and East Bonneville Avenue If you are taking other bus companies from or to Las Vegas around New Years check the stop locations as they may have changed. Other Main Bus Companies …

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Las Vegas New Years Fireworks

The huge New Years Strip firework show will have fireworks shot from the roofs of the Stratosphere, Venetian, TI, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Aria and MGM Grand resorts. If you plan on being on the Strip for New Years get there early and hang out in the general area you want to be as the crowds will make it tough to move about and, the Strip itself will be closed to traffic by 5 pm. If you want to listen to the music that goes with the eight minute firework show you can listen on radio stations KOMP 92.3 FM …

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Total Rewards Name Change

Total Rewards properly the best known players club in Las Vegas from Caesars Entertainment has announced that it is changing its name to Caesars Rewards starting on February 1st 2019. Total Rewards wasn’t the first slot/players club but was a leader in not just not just counting your casino spending but also at things like restaurants and shows. The name change seems unusual for a company that spent so many years promoting the name but as the company opens non gaming resorts around the world Caesars Rewards sounds more like a traditional hotel rewards program. On February 1st 2019 you …

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Hard Rock To Close For Remodel

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is about to go through an eight month remodel as its converted to the Virgin Hotel & Casino Las Vegas with the remodel due to start in September of next year. Employees have also been notified that the entire resort will close about February to May of 2020 to finish the renovations although that time frame could vary depending on construction. As you might expect with a new name and remodel all 1,500 of the rooms will be remodeled as well as an expansion of the casino and events spaces. The popular music venue …

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Vice On Ice At Cosmopolitan

Tonight resident Dj Vice takes over with the ‘Vice On Ice on the Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan with the event running from 7 pm to 10 pm tonight. The event also is a fund riser for the TAO Group Cares Holiday Drive which benefits the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and if you make a donation to the NPHY’s Holiday Wish List you will also be able to skate for free which is nice. Ice Rink Hours: Monday to Friday 3 pm to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from noon to midnight Light Snowfall: Every 30 minutes from between …

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Cosmo Tree Lighting Tomorrow

The second annual ‘Tree Lighting Ceremony’ of the 36′ tree at the Cosmopolitan happens tomorrow night at 7 pm and the event is free. Scheduled to host the event is Vegas Golden Knights defensemen Deryk Engelland. The event should help you get in the Christmas mood and after watching the ceremony you can check out the free winter wonderland around the Ice Rink or even skate at the rink for a fee.

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Water Grill To Open In Las Vegas

The Water Grill a popular seafood restaurant in Southern California has announced that it’s opening a Las Vegas location in the former space of Spago in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The new restaurant is due to open February 15th next year and is owned by King’s Seafood Company which owns six seafood restaurant groups including the King;s Fish House which has a restaurant at the District at Green Valley Ranch. Spago was a long time fixture at the Forum Shops having opened in 1992 before it moved to the Bellagio last June, its former space is a prime …

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Green Fairy Garden Coming

Absinthe the very popular circus show at Caesars Palace has announced that a new food area is to be added to the performance tent. The new dining venue will be made out of two modified shipping containers that will contain food truck like food and drink vendors. Customers will take their food and drinks to large group tables just outside the entrance to the tent. The new food area is being called Green Fairy Garden with the green in the name referring to the green color of the Absinthe drink and, the new area is also planned to have lots …

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New Monorail Station For Sphere

The discussion about the monorail recently has been about extending the line to Mandalay Bay but now comes news of a new station on the existing line; The new station will be at the MSG Sphere which is being built currently near the Venetian, the new station will include a 11,000 square foot platform which will be on both sides of the existing track. The new station will be on the northwest corner of the Spheres land with a pedestrian bridge to the existing Sands Convention Center and arena. No date or timetable has been given for the new station …

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The Magical Forest Opens Saturday

In my continuing coverage of Christmas and holiday events in Las Vegas next up is an event that is great to visit but also by Opportunity Village a great local Las Vegas charity. The event is called ‘The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village‘ and opens Saturday and runs through December 31st and features a winter village full of sparkling Christmas lights surrounded by a forest of trees. Apart from the village to explore and take pictures is nightly entertainment, holiday food and drinks as well as of course pictures with Santa. Attractions at the Magical Forest for you to check out …

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