Saturday, January 19, 2013

Extra Local Las Vegas News

What’s “extra local,” you ask? Well, mostly it’s the only phrase I could think of to describe the assorted Las Vegas news tidbits I’ve been collecting recently, like warnings that coyotes will eat your little pets and an announcement about the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival. Read on:

Don’t Let Fido Be Coyote Chow

From the Peccole Ranch HOA’s newsletter, Pony Express;

If they don’t get your attention with the opening sentence (“We do have coyotes in Peccole Ranch,”) later on they hit you with this: “Coyotes kill and eat small dogs and house cats.” That’s after the explanation about how coyotes come into Peccole Ranch from nearby golf courses, which offer them an abundant supply of bunnies—but, obviously, Fluffy will also do nicely.

--"Coyote sightings at Peccole,” January/March 2013 Issue

Cheap Electronics and...

“Fry’s Electronics has pulled permits for remodeling work at Boca Park, but construction work has not yet begun on what would be Fry’s second store in Las Vegas….” Do you hear the collective groaning, Fry's? We’ve been waiting since 2011. This borders on cruel.

--Summerlin South View, January 8, 2013 Print Issue

...Rescued Trees

Also from that same Summerlin South View, this headline: CraigRanch Park expected to be finished by July.” And I understand 6,000 of the original trees were saved (from the original golf course, built in 1962)—a victory for preserving something (anything) in Las Vegas with history.

Is a Mohawk Mandatory?

Downtown Las Vegas, NV

“Three days and four nights of outdoor festivals and late night club shows overtake the Downtown Fremont East District with more than 70 bands performing throughout the weekend, many special guests, reunions and rare appearances. With 1,000 punk rock bowlers competing for over $15,000 in prize money during the day, over 1,000 downtown hotel rooms, pool parties, comedy shows and a poker tournament….” This has been going on for over a decade and I just now noticed?

--From a press release

I The X-Train

I love the idea of the X-Train even more now that it has announced it's partnering with Today in Las Vegas to produce an onboard magazine: “The Vegas X Train, with planned luxury rail service between Southern CA and Las Vegas, NV, will be co-branding this publication for their passengers' in-seat convenience…” Why do I want to ride a train to and from LA so badly? I have no idea, but I do. I just do.

--From a press release

Photo information: We're far from the only urban area with coyotes, as this photo taken in Arizona attests. This photo, "At Home in Scottsdale," is courtesy of Dru Bloomfield.

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