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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 4/10/2018 9:07:56 PM   
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Ha, Curtis that's only the month of April. The Porn industry will be having their convention one the upcoming months.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 4/10/2018 9:12:47 PM   
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I may have to look into the Falmouth Institute, Inc. Those guys seem to know how to party


You know the saying mix business with pleasure always gets good results.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 4/11/2018 2:28:52 AM   
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They used to hold that convention at the same time of year as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The CES was one of the biggest of the year and interesting to see the dynamic of the two conventions at the same time. That was years ago and may have changed.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 4/11/2018 2:14:15 PM   
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Hmm, I looked up Falmouth Institute, Inc. A Native American training and consulting company providing culturally relevant education and information services to North American Indian tribes and organizations.

What on earth do they do that they have multiple conventions in Sin City? Still, I may partner with them

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 4/11/2018 6:24:15 PM   
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Hmm, I looked up Falmouth Institute, Inc. A Native American training and consulting company providing culturally relevant education and information services to North American Indian tribes and organizations.

What on earth do they do that they have multiple conventions in Sin City? Still, I may partner with them


Probably because Las Vegas is centrally located. We have the Paute Indian Reservation 20 miles North of Las Vegas. Several Indian Reservations in Arizona, new Mexico, California, Utah, Oregon. But I understand, your ? Because with all the Indian Casinos the must be enough convention space at one of theirs. Maybe it just comes down to the fact that you can have more fun in Las Vegas.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 4/15/2018 3:29:24 PM   
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Hi Orm,
No we don't have that which you speak of. But we do it for individual players. Basket Ball, Baseball will send a player down to the minor leagues when they are performing poorly. Football, they let players go. These players usually end up playing Arena Football or sell new cars.

Yes, I know that you do not have that kind of system.

But wouldn't it be cool if you could start a ice hockey team in Las Vegas that could advance all the way into NHL?



Hey Orm, our conversation a while back. Now look at Las Vegas Professional Hockey (expansion)team going to the playoffs. History made.

Indeed.

I've been following their results with interest. Although I have yet to see them play.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 12/8/2018 6:15:18 PM   
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So what is new in Vegas?

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 2/15/2019 10:49:48 PM   
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What's happening in Las Vegas

Casinos:
What has been a regular ongoing phenomenon continues. There have been remodels of established Casinos, like Palace Station(locals casino)Downtown(original center) Casino being gutted and remodeled. The famous Stratosphere Tower Casino will be redone and Renamed. The Sahara was renamed and redone 3 years ago, now a new owner is redoing it again and will rename it again as well.
Small list of redo's:

Monte Carlo 450 million redo and name change to Park MGM
Excalibur
Palazzo
Luxor

Most of the remodels run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. These remodels as I said are just a normal activity in Las Vegas
The motivation to remodel and how to remodel is based of what is projected to give the company the best return. A lot of research is done to determine which Casino will best make a remodel cost effective.



New Resort Worlds Casino being built on the Strip. Some controversy as the Casino across the street (Wynn) claims it looks too much like theirs. Who knows what will happen?


Casinos are not making as much as in other years. Some of the complaints locals make (reasons we don't go on the Strip) parking fees, increased resort fees, stingy machine payouts.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 2/21/2019 8:41:47 AM   
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Snow last night in Vegas a rare occurance.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 4/22/2019 9:12:37 PM   
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Full summer in Vegas by now? Or nothing new in Vegas?

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 4/22/2019 11:21:15 PM   
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Hockey if you can believe it!! Las Vegans have really got behind their team. If you go anywhere you are bound to see someone with a hat, shirt, sticker on their car with the Knights emblem.
Another state of the art stadium is rising up from the desert floor in readiness for the new Las Vegas Raiders pro-football team 2020 season.

The Asian themed Casino is also in construction. 4 billion dollar cost. They will feature a habitat for Pandas.

Economy is is very good shape as it is with the whole country.

Strange year for weather. one week cold, one week wind, one week warm. But yes, summer has begun. first week we are in the 90's Fahrenheit.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 4/23/2019 1:46:17 AM   
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Seems they know how to play Jeopardy in Vegas too.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 4/23/2019 5:53:04 AM   
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Wow, your right that young man it amazing

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 4/27/2019 5:46:05 PM   
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Thank you, Zap, for the update.

I am glad that hockey has been a success in Las Vegas.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 7/28/2019 3:40:29 PM   
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Grasshoppers in the thousands. Because of the weather mating season is extended for the grasshopper. They are everywhere!

Its a leap year they say. Be truthful I have not taken note of leap years. Don't really look for them. Can't be that important. The only thing of note is time is lost or gained in that year. Not sure which.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 7/28/2019 3:45:11 PM   
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This is an odd year. Leap years only happen in even years. The year also has to be divisible by 4 with no remainder. There are a couple of other rules as well.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 7/28/2019 3:55:39 PM   
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Oh okay, thanks for that clarification. The news here must be referring to 2020 in its report. Don't know how they associate the two? Grasshoppers and leap year.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 7/30/2019 3:57:19 AM   
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Can grasshoppers vote..!!!

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 7/31/2019 6:52:04 AM   
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Grasshoppers in the thousands. Because of the weather mating season is extended for the grasshopper. They are everywhere!

Its a leap year they say. Be truthful I have not taken note of leap years. Don't really look for them. Can't be that important. The only thing of note is time is lost or gained in that year. Not sure which.

Of course it must be a leap year, with so many grasshoppers doing millions of leaps every day. The leaps must be in the billions or more. And if that doesn't account for a leap year then I do not know what it takes.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 7/31/2019 7:09:28 AM   
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Grasshoppers in the thousands. Because of the weather mating season is extended for the grasshopper. They are everywhere!

Its a leap year they say. Be truthful I have not taken note of leap years. Don't really look for them. Can't be that important. The only thing of note is time is lost or gained in that year. Not sure which.

Of course it must be a leap year, with so many grasshoppers doing millions of leaps every day. The leaps must be in the billions or more. And if that doesn't account for a leap year then I do not know what it takes.

very good Orm

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 8/2/2019 12:38:27 AM   
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https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/las-vegas-grasshopper-pizza-swarm-city


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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 8/2/2019 1:42:26 AM   
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Any chance this will cause Las Vegas to shrink? (Thereby forcing you to change the title of this thread).

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 8/2/2019 2:50:30 AM   
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I don't think so Curtis its not a yearly occurrence.
All indications appear to be continued growth. Many casinos (older) on the strip have been redone. Next time you visit the new 4000 room Casino should be completed by 2020. Oakland raiders will be here next year their Stadium build is on target for completion 2020. LV now host a women's professional basketball team. They are vying for a soccer team. And a Baseball team.
Downtown the Casino owners are investing there as well. An old Casino was torn down and a new one is being built in its place.

House prices are up and new home construction has begun again. I think the major factor for financial stability is LV push for a more diverse economy. Casino revenue is still the #1 industry. Since the last economic bust that has become LV's major effort.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 8/4/2019 10:23:03 PM   
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I don't think so Curtis its not a yearly occurrence.
All indications appear to be continued growth. Many casinos (older) on the strip have been redone. Next time you visit the new 4000 room Casino should be completed by 2020. Oakland raiders will be here next year their Stadium build is on target for completion 2020. LV now host a women's professional basketball team. They are vying for a soccer team. And a Baseball team.
Downtown the Casino owners are investing there as well. An old Casino was torn down and a new one is being built in its place.

House prices are up and new home construction has begun again. I think the major factor for financial stability is LV push for a more diverse economy. Casino revenue is still the #1 industry. Since the last economic bust that has become LV's major effort.

How is the water situation?

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 8/5/2019 12:16:40 AM   
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I don't think so Curtis its not a yearly occurrence.
All indications appear to be continued growth. Many casinos (older) on the strip have been redone. Next time you visit the new 4000 room Casino should be completed by 2020. Oakland raiders will be here next year their Stadium build is on target for completion 2020. LV now host a women's professional basketball team. They are vying for a soccer team. And a Baseball team.
Downtown the Casino owners are investing there as well. An old Casino was torn down and a new one is being built in its place.

House prices are up and new home construction has begun again. I think the major factor for financial stability is LV push for a more diverse economy. Casino revenue is still the #1 industry. Since the last economic bust that has become LV's major effort.

How is the water situation?


Water level is down because of the drought. Las Vegas, though is in a good position. Several years back we were taxed to build an extension to the pump in the lake behind Hoover Dam. That pump was brought down the lake bottom. If, the level of the lake continues to go down we will still be able to get water. California will be without because the pump for that state does not go as down deep.
Las Vegas is more conscious about conserving water. Conservation efforts has taken hold in government. So residences and even Casinos have regulations to conserve water.
Those who measure water use and if it will effect las vegas tourist industry say even with 40million+ visitors a year LV is not threatened. The lake can support all the growth and tourist for many years to come.

With all that said, you will still see many Casinos with great water features inside and outside.
In-ground pools are still very popular to have in single family homes. A feature I wanted when I purchased my home in Vegas. The weather allows for several months of use without having to use a heater.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 8/7/2019 5:41:25 AM   
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Hi Zap

I have followed the water situation here for decades--in the early 70's that was only to know when it was safe to go diving at the cliffs.

Although Lake Mead is still down from historic averages, this was a fantastic water year. Upstream Lake Powel has had a tremendous inflow from the winter snow--up about 54 feet which is about 5.5 million acre-feet of water-since April 1. It has still been increasing a month after it normally starts to drop again.

Lake Mead will not see any great gain (although it is almost a million-acre feet more than this time last year) until this winter when Lake Powell really starts dumping water in preparation for the big melt off.

As a percentage of river water used, Las Vegas and Nevada do not get squat. The amount of water allotted to Las Vegas amounts to the average daily release (annual basis) from Hoover Dam over a twelve (12) DAY period. Arizin and CA get all the water--growing alfalfa in the desert for Saudi Arabia is one big use. Making the Imperial Valley green is another big use. BTW, the Lake dropped perhaps 15 years ago from refilling aquifers in Arizona--millions of are feet of water. There are good water years and bad (2018 was bad). On average it would all work out, but it will never come back up unless the outflow is reduced. Clark County has an average of 4.5 inches of rain each year. The drought here is sort of the norm and has little effect on the Lake.

There was a time when big shot talking heads said LV could not have more than 1/2 million people due to water constraints. It now has about 5 times that amount in the greater metro area. Las Vegas will continue to grow, but up--not out. There is no more State land other than the I 15 corridor. The Federal Government owns about 84% of Nevada--and they don't give any back. They will do swaps, but no giving back--a very strange agreement dating to statehood during the Civil War.

Anyway Zap, good to see you are still kicking. I'm retired now--moved out of the city--60 miles.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 8/7/2019 6:44:50 AM   
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Hi Zap

I have followed the water situation here for decades--in the early 70's that was only to know when it was safe to go diving at the cliffs.

Although Lake Mead is still down from historic averages, this was a fantastic water year. Upstream Lake Powel has had a tremendous inflow from the winter snow--up about 54 feet which is about 5.5 million acre-feet of water-since April 1. It has still been increasing a month after it normally starts to drop again.

Lake Mead will not see any great gain (although it is almost a million-acre feet more than this time last year) until this winter when Lake Powell really starts dumping water in preparation for the big melt off.

As a percentage of river water used, Las Vegas and Nevada do not get squat. The amount of water allotted to Las Vegas amounts to the average daily release (annual basis) from Hoover Dam over a twelve (12) DAY period. Arizin and CA get all the water--growing alfalfa in the desert for Saudi Arabia is one big use. Making the Imperial Valley green is another big use. BTW, the Lake dropped perhaps 15 years ago from refilling aquifers in Arizona--millions of are feet of water. There are good water years and bad (2018 was bad). On average it would all work out, but it will never come back up unless the outflow is reduced. Clark County has an average of 4.5 inches of rain each year. The drought here is sort of the norm and has little effect on the Lake.

There was a time when big shot talking heads said LV could not have more than 1/2 million people due to water constraints. It now has about 5 times that amount in the greater metro area. Las Vegas will continue to grow, but up--not out. There is no more State land other than the I 15 corridor. The Federal Government owns about 84% of Nevada--and they don't give any back. They will do swaps, but no giving back--a very strange agreement dating to statehood during the Civil War.

Anyway Zap, good to see you are still kicking. I'm retired now--moved out of the city--60 miles.



Well nice surprise 06 maestro , good to hear from you. 60 miles out! towards red rock or north towards Mesquite? Retired myself as well, but am looking to pick up a low stress part time job. Boredom plus a little extra to play with.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 8/7/2019 11:17:40 AM   
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Nice to know that some cities are looking ahead. Thanks, Zap.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 8/7/2019 5:02:33 PM   
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Hmm, I looked up Falmouth Institute, Inc. A Native American training and consulting company providing culturally relevant education and information services to North American Indian tribes and organizations.

What on earth do they do that they have multiple conventions in Sin City? Still, I may partner with them


I have seen operations in various parts of the nation that would be shut down in about 48 hours if located in Las Vegas. There are rules here, laws that are enforced, unlike in the Bible Belt or other like areas I have seen. Funny, in Kentucky, I heard that term of Sin City multiple times in a six month period. I finally pointed out that some of their favorite local places would be criminal operations in Vegas--for very obvious reasons. Las Vegas is squeaky clean compared to much of the nation, let alone the world.

Las Vegas is THE hub of conventions in the US--nothing even comes close--not Orlando or NY and certainly not Chicago. All cities have some convention space but are laughably small amounts compared to Las Vegas. From the biggest associations that require millions of square feet of show space to the associations that only need 50,000 feet know Las Vegas can give them what they want at a good price. There can be 10 shows going on at once, including a couple of big ones that have a hundred thousand attendees each.

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RE: Las Vegas as it grows. - 8/7/2019 5:15:35 PM   
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Well nice surprise 06 maestro , good to hear from you. 60 miles out! towards red rock or north towards Mesquite? Retired myself as well, but am looking to pick up a low stress part time job. Boredom plus a little extra to play with.


Over the hump to .... 5 degrees cooler and around 2% of the LV valley population. Much lower insurance and taxes are turning this place into a boomtown. I'm afraid that after the 4 lane highway is finished through the pass, it will really start growing too fast. There are 3 stoplights in a community spread out for 10 miles. Also, it is an unincorporated town--likely the largest in the USA. No local mayor and lazy blood-sucking bureaucrats raising taxes. Cops are from the county (Nye) Everyone in my area is retired people--all nice homes with 1/2 to 1 .2 acres. I love it out here.

I am considering going back to work--just a little bit. Maybe one week a month would be enough. 700 to 800 miles a week commuting would get old, but I know people that have done that for decades.

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