• The National Finals Rodeo announces it will stay in Las Vegas through 2024. After all the anguish over losing NFR—and the revenue and atmosphere it brought—the cowboys are staying put for another decade. +3
• Roos N More, a Moapa zoo, closes—then reopens. The owners are putting in a new mandated bathroom, so you still have the chance to nuzzle a lemur. Push
• An alligator seized during a pot bust is euthanized by the state Department of Wildlife. Apparently gators are prohibited in Nevada. We’re not sure why a pot grower would need a 5-foot reptile, but surely we could have put him to good use. Perhaps as a guard for Steve Wynn’s “Tulips”? -1
• Snoop Dogg is likely moving to Las Vegas. The rapper’s son, one of the nation’s top high school football players, recently enrolled at Bishop Gorman. Rules require his family to establish residency here, so welcome to Las Vegas, Snoop! +2
• We’re breathing lots of second-hand smoke. According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 67.4 percent of Nevadans were exposed to second-hand smoke in the past seven days—the highest rate in the nation. -2
• The nearly two-year saga of Onion, the Henderson dog that killed a toddler, has ended. The Mastiff-Rhodesian Ridgeback mix was turned over to an animal rights group instead of being euthanized. Hopefully this gives the family some closure. +1
Total score: +3. Not bad.