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Apr 16, 2018

3 weekly Leadership Forums set by LEDC

3 weekly Leadership Forums set by LEDC

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Laughlin citizens are invited to attend 3 free Leadership Forums on Wednesdays April 25, May 2, and May 9, all starting at 5 P.M. Pacific time in the meeting hall of the Richard Springsteen American Legion Post 60 1510 Bruce Woodbury Drive, located a half-mile east (downhill) of Needles Highway.
   The first Forum’s speaker will be Scott Hammond, seeking the Nevada Third Congressional District seat; followed by Clark County Assessor Michele Shafe and her deputy Briana Johnson; and concluding with Glen Leavitt, seeking to succeed Melissa “Missy” Woodbury who is retiring as the 23rd State Assembly District representative. He will be accompanied by former Clark County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury.
   In his legislative career that began with a term in the Nevada Assembly, Hammond served on the Education, Health-Human Services, Transportation, Government Affairs, and Judiciary Committees.
   Hammond, as an Indian Springs High School basketball coach, guided the Thunderbirds several seasons ago when they competed against the Laughlin Cougars.
   Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he earned his bachelor’s degree, then a master’s degree in 1997, from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He taught social studies and Spanish in the Clark County Schools District for 16 years. He and wife Sonya have 4 children.
   Shafe and Johnson’s program will feature a PowerPoint presentation on the several exemptions or reductions allowed local property owners on their tax bills, and the deadlines for which to apply for each.
   Johnson is seeking to be elected to succeed Shafe, who in previous Forums displayed charts of the ratios over the years of the residential and commercial sections to the total taxable values of property in Laughlin Township.
   Leavitt, 42, is married to Rebecca Woodbury, and is a 5th generation Nevadan.  They have 3 girls, ages 14, 10, and 6. He spent 9 years in public affairs with the southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission and owns a financial services company in Boulder City where he chaired the Planning Commission in 2017-18.
   He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Brigham Young University and his master’s degree in public administration from UNLV.
   “Nevada residents also are reminded that they have only until Tuesday, May 15, to register to vote or to change addresses and party affiliation for the June 12 primary election,” said LEDC President Jim Maniaci.
   “The primary is used to select each party’s candidate for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election positions; those who register non-partisan for the primary will receive sample ballots listing only the non-party candidates, including judges,” he added.

Scott Hammond seeking the
 Nevada Third Congressional District seat

Briana Johnson
seeking Clark County Accessor position

 Glen Leavit
Seeking 23rd State Assembly District representative seat

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Apr 13, 2018

Blues & Brews Festival

Laughlin, NV

20th Annual Blues & Brews Festival 
April 20-22 on the Riverwalk near the Colorado Belle and Loading Dock Stage
Featuring live blues music from

  • The Preston Shannon Band featuring Jonathan Ellison
  • The Chris Hiatt Band
  • The Charlie Tuna Band
  • John Earl & the BoogieMan Band featuring Chris Tofield.

Plus Microbrews from Pint's Brewery like Bodacious Blueberry, Pints Golden Ale, What the Puck IPA and Dark Lager.

BBQ style food will be available such as BBQ Brisket Sandwiches, St Louis BBQ Ribs 

Friday and Saturday: Noon to Midnight
Sunday: Noon to 8pm

No cost to attend, food and beverages are for sale

*All times, dates, prices, and other details subject to change by the property

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Apr 1, 2018

Pioneer Casino in Laughlin - Public Notice Information

Laughlin, Nevada
Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall

This notice is posted at the Pioneer Casino. 

The text from the picture (above) reads as follows:


The Pioneer Hotel and Gambling hall will discontinue all gaming tokens and gaming chips on April 29, 2018.  Any person in possession of these chips and tokens may redeem them for cash any time between April 30 and August 31, 2018 at the cage at the Colorado Belle Hotel and Casino 2100 South Casino Drive, Laughlin Nevada 89029.  The Colorado Belle reserves the right to refuse redemption of these chips and tokens after that date.  Management reserves all rights. 

Additionally, The Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall will cease redemptions of all slot point values as of midnight on April 29, 2018. Prior to that date customers may redeem their current accumulated point balances for cash and comp at the Pioneer. 


Note: This information and picture was seen as of April 1st, as always it is subject to change by the property. 

Keep in mind this was posted by the current owners.  Watch for more developments and announcements as the property changes hands after April 30, 2018.   

Read more about the current owners closing and the new owners scheduled to take over here.

The wooden cutout of River Rick is also gone from the wagon outside the Pioneer.

On both sides.

Perhaps to be repaired?  Or perhaps gone forever.

Where is River Rick?

Picture before the cutout was removed:

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Mar 31, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend - Fireworks in Laughlin

Laughlin, Nevada 

Sunday, May 27th
Avi Resort Casino
Fireworks take place over the Colorado River at the Beach Overlook
Starting time:  Dusk
Get there early for the best spot.

Event details are subject to change. 

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Wings of Freedom Tour - Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport

Wings of Freedom Tour
Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport (IFP)
April 11th-13th   2018 

Tours and Flight Information: 

Walk-through Tours:
$15 adults; $5 12 and younger
Flights $400 to $3,200

Walk Through Tour Times (no reservations needed):
4/11/2018 – 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM
4/12/2018 – 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
4/13/2018 – 9:00 AM till 12:00 PM
$15 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under.

Flights take place before and after tours.
Call 978-562-9182 for flight reservations.

30-minute flight on the B-17 or B-24 is $450 per person
30-minute flight on the B-25 is $400 per person
30-minute flight training on the TF-51D is $2200
60-minute flight training on the TF-51D is $3200

Source of information is:
Event details are subject to change. 

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Mar 23, 2018

Café Aquarius Restaurant Inspection - C Grade, 33 Demerits

Laughlin, NV

***  Update *** 
On 4-6-2018  a reinspection by the Southern Nevada Health District resulted in the restoration of the top grade of an "A" for Cafe Aquarius.  

A Southern Nevada Health District inspection performed on March 19, 2018 
at the Café Aquarius resulted in a "C" grade and 33 Demerits.  

Café Aquarius is located in the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada 

*See important information about the inspection process and timeliness of posting of results 

Violations which resulted in the 33 demerits are outlined below.
These are posted on the Southern Nevada Health District website. 

Previous Inspections at Café Aquarius show several B grades with multiple demerits.  The most recent inspection prior to this one was on September 9, 2017, an A grade with just 8 demerits. 

When a Re-inspection is posted this article will be updated.

All content in this article are presented for informational purposes only and uses data taken from 
the Southern Nevada Health District website.    Graphics are from search performed on 3-23-18. 

The other March 2018 restaurant inspections currently posted on the Southern Nevada Health District Website show all other Laughlin restaurants receiving an A grade, including others in the Aquarius Casino Resort  (see below):

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*About the inspection process: 
An "A" grade is the top grade an establishment can receive. Demerits over 40 usually result in temporary closure.  Generally if any grade less than an A is received the restaurant can and does have a re-inspection shortly thereafter. There is a short lag time between when the inspections are performed and when they appear on the Southern Nevada Health District Website.  

A restaurant may have been inspected or re-inspected (in the case of a low grade) since the data was posted.  When a re-inspection is done the list of violations/demerits from the prior low grade is no longer view-able. All restaurants are required to have their latest grade certificate displayed for the public to see.  If you don't see one, ask.

You can visit the  SNHD  website or download their App to look up restaurants in Laughlin or anywhere in Southern Nevada. There is a search feature.  For Laughlin use Zipcode 89029.   

Laughlin River Regatta 2018 Tickets to go on Sale

Laughlin, NV 

Marnell Gaming is planning to open ticket sales on Monday, March 26th for the upcoming August 11, 2018 River Regatta.

The followng information was shared on their Official River Regatta Facebook page:

Tickets will be going on Sale this Monday 3/26/18.
Remember there are only 22,000 tickets available. The last Regatta had over 33,000 people attend, so get your tickets fast!
We are still waiting on the coast guard permit/wavier. If for some reason the Coast Guard denies our permit/wavier and the Regatta is postponed/canceled, we will charge back a full refund for any ticket(s) purchased.
We are hoping to show the coast guard the amount of support for this event by referencing tickets sales. When you purchase your tickets early, you are having a direct impact in bringing the Regatta back!

The official page is at:

As of this article the price of $70 per ticket/wristband has been rumored, but not confirmed.

On the Laughlin River Regatta Facebook page they did make this comment:

Watch for further announcements and check their page for ticket information.  The page should have information on it prior to the on sale time on March 26th.  Tickets are also supposed to go on sale at the Edgewater Casino Box office on March 26th. 

Marnell Gaming took over the River Regatta from Bullhead City, after it was cancelled for 2017. They are the owners of the Colorado Belle and Edgewater Hotel and Casinos in Laughlin.