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Bill Foley brings even-tempered, classy approach to Las Vegas with creation of the Vegas Golden Knights

In my 51 years of living in Las Vegas, it would be a definite understatement for me to say that I have grown cynical of promoters. Whether we’re talking about homebuilders or shuck-n-jive Johnny Come Lately-types representing a stage coach race near what is now The Smith Center (one of the city’s greatest creations), I […]

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Findlay Chevrolet community room showcased

by Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Morning Mingle History tells an excellent story about the creation of Saturn of Henderson in the Valley Automall. When the dealership was constructed in 1996, Findlay Automotive Group executives insisted that a community room was vital for usage by various community groups. The concept erupted in popularity and since […]

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Teenager runs flawless race to capture Class 10 win at annual SNORE KC HiLites Midnight Special

By Mike Henle Jean, Nev. — Eighteen-year-old Southern Californian Matt Miller is off to a rip-roaring start in the world of off-road racing. Thanks to the many weekends he has spent playing the desert with friends and family for the past several years, he knew he loved the open air of the desert. The Costa […]

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SNORE & KC HiLites to Light Up The Nevada Desert south of Las Vegas This Weekend

JEAN, Nev. — In the old days of SNORE’s continuously-running schedule that dates back to its beginning in 1969, the desert heat was more than a mild challenge. The heartiest of souls can’t handle the desert when daytime temperatures peak at more than 120 degrees from June through September. So some of the old-timers of […]

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Class One charger Joe David wins Knotty Pine 250 for second straight overall victory of 2017

By Mike Henle CALIENTE, Nev. – The Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts brought the annual SNORE Knotty Pine 250 here June 10 again and a good old-fashioned shootout occurred. Thirty-one year-old Joe David won the Overall and Unlimited categories by just 43 seconds over Class 10 charger Justin Davis. David’s victory added to his family’s […]

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Strong contingent of female racers ready for SNORE Knotty Pine 250

By Mike Henle CALIENTE, Nev. – A strong field of more than 100 entries along with an all-new course layout will welcome the SNORE Knotty Pine 250 here Friday and Saturday. Always a favorite, the Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts event again promises to present a wide variety of challenges with everything from trees to your […]

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Long-time homebuilder Richard Plaster has colorful personality, and keen knowledge of the industry

By Mike Henle In the world of chance, homebuilder Richard Plaster of Signature Homes has ridden a wave for the past 40 years. Known as someone with an uncanny ability to read the market before his competitors, he has known when to back off during an off-year, while also knowing when to put his foot […]

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Native Southern Nevada racer & former SNORE Prez Ken Freeman takes 1600 class in Motion Tire 300

By Mike Henle Henderson business owner / carpet layer, Kenny Freeman never really sat out SNORE’s off-road races. He just cut back his schedule to serve as president for the past three years, so that he could deal with the day-to-day elements related to promoting the organization’s six-race Patrick’s Signs / McKenzie’s series. When Freeman’s […]

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SNORE returns to Ridgecrest April 7-8 for the annual Motion Tire 300

By Mike Henle RIDGECREST, Calif. – The Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts – otherwise known as SNORE since its inception in Las Vegas in 1969 – has been concentrating on events presented out of town for the past several years. And without missing a beat, the club will return to this beautiful little city the […]

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When the big boys wanted out of Railroad Pass, Joe DeSimone took the bait and ran with it.

You might say that veteran real estate executive Joe DeSimone has an eye for challenging deals. A transplant from Long Island, he learned four years ago that MGM Grand International wanted to unload the historic Railroad Pass Casino and quickly capitalized on the idea of owning an establishment that opened as Railroad Pass Club Aug. […]

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