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Tens of millions of years ago, dinosaurs, including a small, zippy plant-eater that resembled a massive scaly green chicken, roamed the area that is now Southern Nevada. It was Nevadadromeus schmitti, the first …

Why this dinosaur species, unearthed at Valley of Fire, was publicized 13 years later

Tens of millions of years ago, dinosaurs, including a small, zippy plant-eater that resembled a massive scaly green chicken, roamed the area that is now Southern Nevada. It was Nevadadromeus schmitti, the first …

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    Phyllis McGuire of the famed McGuire Sisters loved her life in “the Beverly Hills of Las Vegas,” a term she coined for her 26,000-square-foot mansion ...

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    The house sits on a 13,068-square-foot lot and has what the client brochure describes as “one of the largest pools in the neighborhood.” The mid-century ...

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    The local historian discusses his exhaustively researched account of the queer experience in Las Vegas and elsewhere in the state.

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    By financing casinos at a time when other banks refused to consider making loans to them, visionary banker E. Parry Thomas helped build the foundation ...

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    More than 1,700 CCSD students have participated in the museum's Investigating History program.

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    The Historic Westside destination was a boarding house that became a safe haven for black Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) construction workers.

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