Hello From Las Vegas! – We’re getting some slightly unseasonal highs in the low 90’s, and after a dip early next week, that looks like where we’re headed as we welcome May. It won’t be long before we enter three months where we simply never experience cool (let alone cold) weather. Pool weather has been in full force since mid-March!
After 25 years here, the only thing I dislike about summer is my electric bill. As long as we stay around the July/August average of 104F, piece of cake. After watching the eight months of winter that many of you just went through, with snow well into April, I think I’ll keep what we have here!
Important: Membership Changes Are Pending – We’re making some pretty significant changes to better serve our members. Instead of being one-size-fits-all, we realize that various members enjoy different aspects of what we offer.
Some members appreciate the fact that for tossing us a couple of bucks a month, we research and curate the news stories we link to, so that you can stay in touch with what a Las Vegas visitor needs to know. We realize that when you are not here, your life doesn’t revolve around Las Vegas.
We sift through the stories about car wrecks and apartment fires so you don’t have to, and just feed you the news which will keep you an informed visitor for your next visit. No muss, no fuss. A little bit of time with us each issue, and you are in the know.
We also realize that many of you do consider Las Vegas as somewhat of a hobby. You’d like to keep up on a more regular basis, and maybe have the chance to comment and question on various news. And, interact with myself about some of this stuff. I’m humbled and flattered that members ask to meet up with me when they are in town and want more contact.
Unfortunately, as much as I’d like to, I don’t live a life of leisure with plenty of spare time. Writing for the newsletter, sifting through loads of Las Vegas news everyday, managing my team as we keep up multiple websites and social media feeds, and managing the business is very much a full-time situation.
So, we’re going to experiment with the following changes in order to meet more needs and interests:
1. We’re going to publish the newsletter twice per month, instead of three times per month. Have no worries, there will be no content reduction. We’ll be putting out the same amount of information each month. However, across two issues instead of three. This will allow those who enjoy keeping up on Las Vegas, but are not fanatical between trips, a nice schedule of publication that does not overwhelm them.
2. For those who want more Las Vegas, more often, want more of my tips and takes on things, want some interaction, and to be able to post comments and questions for us or about the stories we post, we’re prepping a new secret members-only Facebook group. This will NOT be open to the public. Only to paying subscribers!
We looked at many options and chose Facebook (for now) because many people are on it, everything works, and it makes it easy to get started. Over time, we will keep our eyes on other or better options. And remember, this is an experiment. If very few people care to participate, we won’t continue it.
I personally will be posting the stories, and will be including my thoughts, tips, and takes on some of them. This will allow you to add yours, and in some cases, we can have a running conversation about the topic.
In the next week, we will be adding our email list (the one you joined under) to our secret Facebook group. If you are on Facebook, you will (or at least should) get a notification to confirm. You can always opt out and not be part of the group. It certainly isn’t mandatory!
If your Facebook email isn’t the same as the email you are a member under with us, we’ll also be providing you with a way to get into the group. The group will be open to all paid members whose subscription is current. While I’m sure this is highly unlikely, the only people we will remove from the group are either people who are disruptive, or people who let their subscription run out.
3. Every once in a great while, I’ve reminded people that I participate in the Vegas Video Network’s “Living In Las Vegas” program as a chat room member. Don’t let the name fool you. Most of their shows are about things which would interest visitors. I’m kind of a resident expert when there is something they aren’t sure about.
I’ll be regularly reminding our members about my appearances, and encouraging you to jump in and watch the show and join me (and other Vegas lovers) live in the chat. I may not be able to meet members in person, but this will be a great way to converse about Las Vegas!
By the way, we have not ruled out doing members meet-ups once our membership base gets larger. Right now, at issue is that if we schedule one, 99% of you (if not 100% of you) are unlikely to be in town on that day. And even if someone is, that doesn’t mean they will attend. Some people are more social than others.
Just letting you know it is under consideration.
Please keep in mind that this is all a new experiment. If we find out that it does not better meet the various needs of our members, we’ll either revert back to the way things were, or look for other improvements to make.
Hope you are enjoying this issue!
Ted Newkirk, Publisher
Editor, News Researcher, Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley
Distributor, Member Services: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler
Gwen Stefani is the latest superstar to ink a deal for a series of regularly scheduled shows in Las Vegas. Caesars Entertainment on Tuesday announced Stefani will kick off a residency at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort in June.
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Springtime in the desert is almost mocking in its brevity – a brief respite between chilly and blistering. As a result, the temptation to ditch life’s responsibilities and simply enjoy the great outdoors, even for a few hours, can be irresistible. And while sunbathing poolside may be the preferred lethargic indulgence for triple-digit temperatures.
It’s the first day of vacation, so where in the world should we go? Perhaps stroll over to the Eiffel Tower? Float down a scenic canal with a singing gondolier? Or maybe get a closer look at that impressive sphinx and obelisk?
- Kind Heaven Promises Only In Las Vegas Moments
- How I Lived It Up In Vegas Without Breaking The Bank
- Las Vegas To Arizona: It May Just Be The Best American Road Trip
- If Walking To The Edge Of The Grand Canyon Isn’t Enough, Try Zip-Lining Over It
- Those Who Think Las Vegas Is Just The Strip Are Missing Out
The first time I visited Las Vegas was in 1991. I remember exactly what I said to myself: “This is where I want to retire.” Little did I know, seven years later I would be hired by the Las Vegas Review-Journal to be their horse racing columnist and handicapper. I left that position last year after two decades, but the odds of me retiring in Las Vegas remain pretty good.
Famed entertainer Jerry Lewis would often wear a red sweater or shirt during performances. His Las Vegas home in the historic Scotch 80s neighborhood also has plenty of red – everything from the carpets to the appliances. The 7,325-square-foot house near Interstate 15 and Charleston Boulevard was listed this week for $1.4 million.
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- Las Vegas Convention Center $860M Expansion Design Unveiled
- Southern Nevada Home Prices Continue To Rise While Supply Shrinks
- Median Las Vegas Home Prices Edge Up to $280K
- Aviation Expert Predicts Growth In McCarran Passenger Numbers
- Nevada Was Second-Fastest-Growing State Last Year, Behind Idaho
- What Happens In Vegas… 3 Examples Of Excessive Pricing That Leave Customers Dissatisfied
Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy
Producers Notes) Hope you enjoy our walk through of the Red Rock Casino, one of the premier casinos in Summerlin. This casino is beautiful inside and out with an outdoor shopping mall next door. Downtown Summerlin is a fun place to shop, have drinks and be entertained.
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(Producers Notes) TI, Treasure Island Las Vegas is one of the most affordable casinos on the Strip (opened in 1993) and its location is great for folks wanting to walk the Strip. This video visits TI as a visitor would — just walking through.( Sadly, I missed an exhibit on the second floor called Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N “an extensive range of authentic props and costumes from the Marvel Avengers movies”. Visitors pay to see this exhibit.)
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