A Good Day for Golf Courses… the Rest of Us, Not So Much

The upshot from today’s unfortunate vote by the SNWA board on water-rate increases here in Clark County: Golf courses and casinos win big, residents and small businesses take it on the chin. The board, backed by Labor, backed the casino “option,” although according to a number of speakers, SNWA never seriously considered continued charging for […]

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Unemployment in Nevada: The Not-So-Bright Future For Solar Company Amonix

Recently, Amonix, a government-supported solar plant, laid off more than 200 of its 300 employees at its manufacturing plant located on North Pecos Road. It should be noted that many of the 300 employees on Amonix’s payroll were former construction workers. Amonix found that retraining the construction workers was a straightforward process; they already had […]

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Brian Sandoval’s Superheroic Plan For Economic Diversification In Nevada Underway

Yesterday, in a show of combined force akin to Marvel’s The Avengers joining forces to vanquish a common enemy, a grouping of the Sparks and Reno city councils, Washoe County School District board of trustees and Washoe County commissioners got their stuff together long enough to confront their common nemesis: the Las Vegas economy. On […]

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Huntridge Theater Case Study Points to Need for Economic Diversification in Nevada

Yesterday, we took a case study look at the issues currently plaguing the Huntridge Theater‘s old space on the corner of Maryland Parkway and Charleston Boulevard. We also hinted at the linkage between the once shiny Huntridge Theater and Nevada’s current status as one-time, one-hit wonder gaming capital of the world (otherwise known as “the […]

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