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In brief: Ferrari joyrides on the Strip and lodging at Bryce Canyon to open this winter

Bryce Canyon in south-central Utah.
AP Photo/John Blemer

SPEEDING THE STRIP Car enthusiasts and bachelor parties alike will soon get to drive exotic sports cars like the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Lamborghini Huracán on Las Vegas Boulevard—that is, the portion four minutes south of the M Resort. The $30 million SpeedVegas, set to become Southern Nevada’s latest motorsports attraction come March 2016, is already taking reservations to ride its 1.5-mile racetrack, with laps costing $49-$99 each. –Mike Prevatt

SNOW BUSINESS It’s rare that the federal government uses all-caps, at least in messages to the public. But posted to Bryce Canyon’s website is this thrilling news: “For the first time ever, lodging in Bryce Canyon National Park will be OPEN this winter!” That’s right, all-caps and an exclamation point for the fact that the NPS has approved a pilot program allowing 35 of the 114 rooms at the Bryce Canyon Lodge to stay open during the snowy months. Imagine the red hoodoos dusted with white, and the free continental breakfast. –Erin Ryan

OUT THERE Nevada might be the Silver State, but as far as Facebook is concerned, it might as well be the Rainbow State. Four percent of Nevada Facebook users publicly identify as LGBTQ, tying New York for the highest percentage of users “expressing a same-gender attraction or specifying a custom gender,” according to the social network. The same data revealed a national surge in users coming out on Facebook and supporting LGBTQ-affiliated pages, especially following June’s historic U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. –MP

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