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SNORE kicks off 48th year with new leadership and the annual King Shocks Battle at Primm, Thursday through Sunday

By Mike Henle PRIMM, Nev. — The Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts head into their 48th season, this Thursday through Sunday, with the running of the King Shocks Battle at Primm. With a field of almost 175 entries, the Battle at Primm kicks off a year filled with promise, along with numerous new faces and […]

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Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow mentor coordinator helps others by sharing his story

As Mentor Coordinator of Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow, Anthony Gilyard helps facilitate guidance for anyone who finds himself or herself stuck in a rut during an employment search. With a real life experience that included incarceration for several years, the 42-year-old Gilyard, a native of Arkansas who moved to Las Vegas when he was […]

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SNORE wraps up 2016 season with a very classy awards ceremony at Sam’s Town Live

By Mike Henle LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Jan. 7, 2017) – About 50 years ago, Las Vegas was a different world. Water wasn’t a concern, developers were just starting to notice that the desert could create wealth and the corporate world had not discovered the city. In 1969, as Elvis Pressley was filling the showroom at […]

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Harley Letner carries on a family tradition at Laughlin that stretches back to the 1940s

By Mike Henle LAUGHLIN, Nev. –The Southern Nevada Off Road enthusiasts wrapped up its 47th season here Dec. 8-11 and in the same breath, Class 1 Unlimited kingpin Harley Letner pocketed a very impressive payday of $7,512 for capturing overall and class victories. Indeed, Laughlin and SNORE go together like wine and cheese to end […]

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Clergy members in Las Vegas Valley feel stress, too; here’s how they cope

By MIKE HENLE SPECIAL TO THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Members of the clergy spend hours counseling parishioners, comforting the sick or dying, dealing with administrative headaches as well as coping with the unexpected. Then there’s that sermon to prepare and bills of their own to pay. Perhaps more than most, ministers, rabbis and other religious […]

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Don Laughlin’s grandson, Matt, ready to take on McKenzie’s Rage at the River in an impressive-looking Class 6100 truck

LAUGHLIN, Nev. — At the age of 31, Laughlin, Nev. native Matt Laughlin is having the time of his life. Now assistant general manager of the Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino along the Colorado River about 100 miles south of Las Vegas, he’s preparing to run a new 6100 truck in the annual McKenzie’s Rage […]

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Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow started nearly 20 years ago

Janet Frasier Blumen remembers well the day she was volunteering on a Southern Nevada food bank with an Episcopal church more than two decades ago. The sight of many sad-looking people needing help was something she will never forget. Thus, the creation of the agency Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow, otherwise known as FIT. In […]

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Bibliodrama steps into Bible characters to increase understanding

BY MIKE HENLE SPECIAL TO THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Rabbi Benjamin Katz used a bibliodrama as an additional method of improving understanding of the Bible during a recent gathering of the Active Adults 55 Plus group at Temple Beth Sholom. A bibliodrama is a form of role-playing in which the roles are taken from biblical […]

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Addition of a downpour makes SNORE’s Driven Experiences 250 off-road race even more challenging

CALIENTE, Nev. — The renowned band Credence Clearwater Revival recorded “Who’ll Stop the Rain” back in 1970 and the song could have been the perfect theme for the June 10-11 running of the Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts Driven Experiences 250 off-road race. There is no question about the fact that this tiny town about 160 […]

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For Pam and Louie Barlow, SNORE and Caliente have been a way of life for many years

CALIENTE – Pam Barlow’s late father Bert Vaughan was an electrical contractor in Las Vegas for many years starting in 1962.  He moved to Caliente full-time in about 1996 before passing away in 2001. An old railroad town about 180 miles north of Las Vegas, Caliente has a special charm away from the hubbub of […]

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