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Oct 18, 2017

Halloween Buzz in Laughlin


Laughlin, Nevada







Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall
Sassy Sue's Bar
Halloween Costume Contest
Tuesday, October 31st 






Tropicana Laughlin  
Haunt & Glow Car Show
Friday-Sunday, October 27–29, 2017

Schedule of Events

Car Show
Friday, October 27th   1pm–6pm
Saturday, October 28th 9am–7pm

Halloween Costume Contest 
Saturday, October 28th  at 6pm at the North Parking Lot

Light Show 
Saturday, October 28th at 6pm  at the North North Lot

Awards will be given out onSunday, October 29th at 10am in the Pavilion Theater








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Oct 11, 2017

Laughlin Town Advisory Board approves proposed Emergency Department and Outpatient Center

Laughlin, Nevada 

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 the Laughlin Town Advisory Board voted unanimously to request the Clark County Board of Commissioners to have its Real Property Management Department build an Free Standing Emergency Department and Outpatient Clinic on county-owned property next to the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department's Laughlin Aquatic Center, in the residential area in which 95% of the township's residents live.  

The proposal was presented by Bob Bilbray, Strategic Development Advisor to the Laughlin Economic Development Corporation, and Rob Samson of Selberg and Associates, Architects, assisted by T.R. Orr Construction Company, and a local Registered Nurse, Lisa Johnson, who has years of experience in the Emergency Department and Nursing Administration. District 12 State Senator Dr. Joe Hardy, also has been heavily involved in the effort.  

The proposed site and site plans are shown below.   









The following is a summary of the proposed services.

Laughlin 24 Hour Free Standing Emergency Department and Outpatient Center
A 24-hour freestanding emergency department (ED) in Laughlin, Nevada to serve the community’s growing healthcare needs. Demand for quality healthcare services in Laughlin continues to increase. We must to be able to continue to grow to serve our community. We need to provide easy access and high-quality health care to residents in Laughlin, Nevada.
Freestanding Emergency Departments (EDs) are a rapidly increasing source of emergency care in the United States. Physically separate from acute care hospitals, but available 24/7 for emergency care, freestanding EDs offer many of the same services as traditional EDs, such as on-site advanced diagnostic imaging, laboratory testing and quick delivery of care for patients.
The Laughlin ED will be equipped to treat patients with illnesses and injuries that require a higher level of care than urgent care facilities offer. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Many emergent conditions can be effectively managed at freestanding emergency departments without the need for transfer to a traditional hospital setting. The ED would feature Emergency Physicians, Registered Nurses, ER Techs and other healthcare emergency professionals to treat many acute and chronic health problems, unpredictable injuries and sudden illnesses including, but not limited to:
· Heart Attack or Stroke
· Chest, abdominal or severe back pain
· Broken bones, sprains, cuts or contusions (bruises)
· Respiratory problems
· Skin infections
· Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
The Laughlin ED will feature seven treatment rooms with an additional four rapid medical exam rooms, advanced imaging services such as computed tomography (CT), ultrasound and X-ray, and an on-site laboratory. It will use an electronic medical record system that will allow patients to access their private health information online. The ED will be staffed with board-certified emergency medicine Physicians, all RN nursing staff, ER Techs, imaging and laboratory staff, and an in-house pharmacist.
Doctors, nurses and ER technicians work as a team in the ED to provide effective and efficient care for every patient, from those with minor ailments to those with more serious injuries and illnesses.
Breakdown of services:
Exam and Rapid Treatment Areas:
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has:
· 5 basic exam rooms (includes 2 Isolation rooms)
· 4 Rapid treatment rooms
· 2 Behavioral health rooms
Radiology Services:
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for ED. Will open weekdays during usual business hours for outpatient testing.
Radiology is the area of medicine that uses X-rays, magnetic waves and ultrasound to obtain detailed images of the inside of the body. Doctors can then use those images to detect and diagnose illnesses and injuries, as well as to help develop treatment plans. Below are descriptions of some of the imaging tests to be available in Laughlin.
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan:
Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging test that creates detailed images of internal organs, bones and tissue. The images generated during a CT scan can be reformatted into three-dimensional images viewed on a computer monitor, printed out or transferred to other media. Each time the scanner rotates around a patient's body, it uses low radiation X-rays to create high-resolution slices (images). Because the scanner circles a patient's body about four times every second, patients lie inside of the CT machine for two to three minutes. In some cases, CT scans are used in conjunction with an iodine-based contrast material to help doctors see certain organs, blood vessels or tissue.
X-ray (Radiography):
X-ray (also called radiography) uses a very small dose of radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the most frequently used form of medical imaging and they are also the oldest. They are often used to help see bone fractures, injuries or infections; they are also used to locate foreign objects in soft tissue.
Ultrasound:
Ultrasound is a noninvasive, non-radiation examination that uses sound waves to detect disease and locate possible abnormalities in tissue and organs. Ultrasound systems are designed to provide doctors with precise images for efficient diagnosis of medical problems. The system enables the physician to perform high-resolution panoramic imaging or 3D scanning in real time.
Respiratory Therapy:
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for ED. Will open weekdays during usual business hours for outpatient testing.
· Mechanical ventilation - a tube is inserted through the mouth down into the trachea (airway), often used in emergency situations.
· Oxygen therapy - supplemental oxygen delivered due to illness.
· Pulse oximetry monitoring - an external sensor that measures oxygen levels in blood.
· Pulmonary function studies - non-invasive tests that measure lung volume, capacity and flow rate.
· Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation - ventilation that is delivered through an oxygen mask, rather than through an inserted tube.
Laboratory Services:
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for ED. Will open weekdays during usual business hours for outpatient testing.
Laboratory tests check a sample of your blood, urine, or body tissues. A lab technician analyzes the test samples to see if your results fall within the normal range. The tests use a range because what is normal differs from person to person. Many factors affect test results.
Laboratory tests are often part of a routine checkup to look for changes in your health. They also help doctors diagnose medical conditions, plan or evaluate treatments, and monitor diseases.


For more information contact Bob Bilbray at rpb@bilbrayindustries.com or call his executive assistant Tina Womack at 702-298-3360.


Oct 9, 2017

Laughlin 24 Hour Free Standing Emergency Department and Outpatient Center

Laughlin, Nevada 

UPDATE  10-10-2017   The LTAB approved this proposal unanimously.   


Laughlin Town Advisory Board Meeting
October 10, 2017   1:30PM


Please consider attending the Laughlin Town Advisory Board meeting tomorrow October 10th at 1:30 PM at our Laughlin Regional Government Center, 101 Civic Way, Laughlin, Nevada to hear a presentation to the Community for a 9000 sf full Emergency Room Clinic to be located on a County owned pad next to our Laughlin Mountain View Aquatic Center on James A. Bilbray Parkway off Needles Hwy. 
The architectural site and design presentation will be made by Rob Sampson of Selberg and Associates AIA and Robert Bilbray, Strategic Development Advisor, Laughlin Economic Development Corporation. Our design criteria is to provide locally the widest range of quality medical services possible for our residents and their families.

Proposed Location Laughlin 24 Hour Free Standing Emergency Department and Outpatient Center

Laughlin 24 Hour Free Standing Emergency Department and Outpatient Center
A 24-hour freestanding emergency department (ED) in Laughlin, Nevada to serve the community’s growing healthcare needs. Demand for quality healthcare services in Laughlin continues to increase. We must to be able to continue to grow to serve our community. We need to provide easy access and high-quality health care to residents in Laughlin, Nevada.
Freestanding Emergency Departments (EDs) are a rapidly increasing source of emergency care in the United States. Physically separate from acute care hospitals, but available 24/7 for emergency care, freestanding EDs offer many of the same services as traditional EDs, such as on-site advanced diagnostic imaging, laboratory testing and quick delivery of care for patients.
The Laughlin ED will be equipped to treat patients with illnesses and injuries that require a higher level of care than urgent care facilities offer. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Many emergent conditions can be effectively managed at freestanding emergency departments without the need for transfer to a traditional hospital setting. The ED would feature Emergency Physicians, Registered Nurses, ER Techs and other healthcare emergency professionals to treat many acute and chronic health problems, unpredictable injuries and sudden illnesses including, but not limited to:
· Heart Attack or Stroke
· Chest, abdominal or severe back pain
· Broken bones, sprains, cuts or contusions (bruises)
· Respiratory problems
· Skin infections
· Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
The Laughlin ED will feature seven treatment rooms with an additional four rapid medical exam rooms, advanced imaging services such as computed tomography (CT), ultrasound and X-ray, and an on-site laboratory. It will use an electronic medical record system that will allow patients to access their private health information online. The ED will be staffed with board-certified emergency medicine Physicians, all RN nursing staff, ER Techs, imaging and laboratory staff, and an in-house pharmacist.
Doctors, nurses and ER technicians work as a team in the ED to provide effective and efficient care for every patient, from those with minor ailments to those with more serious injuries and illnesses.
Breakdown of services:
Exam and Rapid Treatment Areas:
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has:
· 5 basic exam rooms (includes 2 Isolation rooms)
· 4 Rapid treatment rooms
· 2 Behavioral health rooms
Radiology Services:
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for ED. Will open weekdays during usual business hours for outpatient testing.
Radiology is the area of medicine that uses X-rays, magnetic waves and ultrasound to obtain detailed images of the inside of the body. Doctors can then use those images to detect and diagnose illnesses and injuries, as well as to help develop treatment plans. Below are descriptions of some of the imaging tests to be available in Laughlin.
Computed Tomography (CT) Scan:
Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging test that creates detailed images of internal organs, bones and tissue. The images generated during a CT scan can be reformatted into three-dimensional images viewed on a computer monitor, printed out or transferred to other media. Each time the scanner rotates around a patient's body, it uses low radiation X-rays to create high-resolution slices (images). Because the scanner circles a patient's body about four times every second, patients lie inside of the CT machine for two to three minutes. In some cases, CT scans are used in conjunction with an iodine-based contrast material to help doctors see certain organs, blood vessels or tissue.
X-ray (Radiography):
X-ray (also called radiography) uses a very small dose of radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the most frequently used form of medical imaging and they are also the oldest. They are often used to help see bone fractures, injuries or infections; they are also used to locate foreign objects in soft tissue.
Ultrasound:
Ultrasound is a noninvasive, non-radiation examination that uses sound waves to detect disease and locate possible abnormalities in tissue and organs. Ultrasound systems are designed to provide doctors with precise images for efficient diagnosis of medical problems. The system enables the physician to perform high-resolution panoramic imaging or 3D scanning in real time.
Respiratory Therapy:
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for ED. Will open weekdays during usual business hours for outpatient testing.
· Mechanical ventilation - a tube is inserted through the mouth down into the trachea (airway), often used in emergency situations.
· Oxygen therapy - supplemental oxygen delivered due to illness.
· Pulse oximetry monitoring - an external sensor that measures oxygen levels in blood.
· Pulmonary function studies - non-invasive tests that measure lung volume, capacity and flow rate.
· Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation - ventilation that is delivered through an oxygen mask, rather than through an inserted tube.


Laboratory Services:
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for ED. Will open weekdays during usual business hours for outpatient testing.
Laboratory tests check a sample of your blood, urine, or body tissues. A lab technician analyzes the test samples to see if your results fall within the normal range. The tests use a range because what is normal differs from person to person. Many factors affect test results.
Laboratory tests are often part of a routine checkup to look for changes in your health. They also help doctors diagnose medical conditions, plan or evaluate treatments, and monitor diseases.













Oct 5, 2017

Laughlin Town Advisory Board Meeting - October 10, 2017

Laughlin, Nevada

Laughlin Town Advisory Board Meeting

October 10, 2017   1:30PM






Come out to the Laughlin Town Advisory Board (LTAB) meeting.  Get involved and learn what is going on in YOUR community.  The public is welcome and there is also time set aside for public comment.  


There are many items on the agenda, which can be viewed or downloaded here.

Among them, which may be of significant interest to the community, is Item 2 under General Business:

Hear presentation by Bob Bilbray, Strategic Advisor, Laughlin Economic Development Corporation, and Paul Selberg, Principal Architect, Selberg Associates, Inc., regarding proposed ER medical clinic in Laughlin, and approve recommendation to support the design and location on County property adjacent to Laughlin Aquatic Center on South James A. Bilbray Parkway. (For possible action)

Read more about the proposed Laughlin 24 Hour Free Standing Emergency Department and Outpatient Center  http://ow.ly/bz8k30fLgZJ






Laughlin Town Advisory Board Members are: 
  • Stephanie Bethards
  • Kathy Ochs - Vice Chair 
  • James Maniaci -Chair 
  • Bruce Henry
  • Gina Mackey

Secretary: Tammy Harris, (702) 298-0828, tammy.harris@clarkcountynv.gov

County Liaison: Brian Paulson, (702) 298-0828, bkp@clarkcountynv.gov





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Oct 4, 2017

No Bullhead River Regatta but Laughlin Gaming Revenue Up for month of August

Laughlin, Nevada


Gaming revenue in Nevada jumped 14.91% in August 2017 compared to the same month in 2016.  

In Laughlin, gaming revenue was up 6.94%. This jump happened in spite of the fact that there was no Bullhead City River Regatta event.  The Regatta has been traditionally held in August. 

Cancellation of the Regatta caused speculation that it might Laughlin numbers.  After all the majority of attendees use the Hotels in Laughlin as a base.  No Regatta appears not to have hurt gaming revenue at all. 


Gaming Revenue was up in Laughlin by 6.94% for August of 2017

August 2017 revenue was:  $39,090,952    
August 2016 revenue was:  $36,554,260


Gaming revenue breakdowns by area:


Las Vegas Strip                    + 21.35%

Laughlin                               + 6.94%         

Downtown Las Vegas          + 13.4% 

North Las Vegas                   + 1.74%

Boulder Strip                        + 0.83%

Mesquite                                + 10.57%


*all data is compared to the same period last year  


Source:  http://gaming.nv.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=12386


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Sep 29, 2017

Willie Nelson & Family - Coming to Laughlin in 2018


Laughlin, Nevada

Willie Nelson & Family

Coming back to Laughlin 

January 14, 2018 - 8PM
Edgewater Casino E Center

Tickets went on sale September 29th 









Morning Flight over the Glass of the Colorado River and Laughlin Lagoon. 

Wonderful views of the river and lagoon, featuring Willie Nelson music.  





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Sep 26, 2017

Old Town Saloon, Great BBQ, Beer and Music

Laughlin, Nevada

This past weekend we stopped by the Old Town Saloon, in Laughlin, NV.



Old Town Saloon has a nice selection of draft beers and some good craft beers available by the bottle.  Plus, of course, a full bar with Video Poker/Gaming Machines.  Drinks always are free for players. 









The Bartender, Paul was very helpful and friendly.  Including giving us several suggestions and recommendations.






If you are hungry while visiting the Old Town Saloon, Blaze N Blues BBQ is located right inside.   Amazing BBQ including Ribs, Pulled Pork, Burgers, Brisket and much more.   Check out their page and menu here.   

There is plenty of seating or you can eat at the bar, but remember Old Town Saloon is age 21+





Blaze N Blues won 3 Best of Laughlin Awards in 2017 -  
Best BBQ, Best BBQ Ribs and Best Catering   See  BestofLaughlin.Com 

The BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with hand cut fries. 


Blaze N Blues - Old Town Saloon
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich - Blaze N Blues BBQ


Old Town Saloon features Live Music on various Saturday nights.   

Local favorite band, Catbone was playing when we visited.   If you haven't seen them yet be sure to watch listings in Laughlin for their next appearance. 



Catbone at Old Town Saloon - Photo by Laughlin Buzz
Catbone at Old Town Saloon


Catbone at Old Town Saloon
Catbone at Old Town Saloon

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Clip of Catbone at the Old Town Saloon 


Old Town Saloon has two pool tables ($1 per game) and FREE pool (see below) on Wednesday.   Darts are also available next to the tables. 







Old Town Saloon is located right on Casino Drive in Laughlin.  You can't miss it just before Harrah's Laughlin.  Visit their Facebook Page.









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