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July 19, 2018
Laughlin Lagoon Project - Update
By a unanimous 7-0 vote Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners approved the next 2 steps towards the clearing of thousands of cubic yards of silt clogging the Laughlin Lagoon. The Commission, chaired by Steve Sisolak whose District A includes Laughlin, approved the 2 matters as part of the consent agenda as they did not need discussion.
Following a request from the Town Advisory Board, the Clark County Commission voted to allocate $1.7-million from Laughlin's Fort Mohave Valley Development Fund to complete the financial package to clear channels -- including a 2,000-ft. public beach at the south end of the backwater by widening the drainage channel next to the Laughlin Bay Marina. About a dozen property owners fronting the mile-long Lagoon will pay the balance of the bonds for Special Improvement District 162-A. On Aug. 7, commissioners are scheduled to award the contract with work required to be done from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 to protect a fish and 2 bird species under the Endangered Species Act.
After the Lagoon is cleared, SID 162-B will tax the property owners to keep the channels cleared with annual assessments to replenish what is spent.
Commissioners also directed the Clark County Public Works Department to prepare the official property tax assessment roll. Property owners may either pay their entire amount up front, or select to have them split into 20 semi-annual payments. The BCC will conduct its public hearing about the assessments on July 17 at 10 A.M. in Las Vegas.
"On behalf of the community, I express our appreciation for the Board's support for this -- for Laughlin -- critical project, the key to launching a new wave of growth of businesses, industries, and professionals that will diversify our economy by adding to our existing tourist and retiree bases," said James "Jim" Maniaci, LTAB chair and Laughlin Economic Development Corporation president. The corporation began work on the project in 2012 by assembling the property owners, having to pause while Nevada law was amended to include waterfront projects in the special districts law.
While the project proceeds through the Clark County steps, work continues on obtaining the permits needed from a half-dozen federal and state agencies.
The Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall has new owners, The New Pioneer LLC
Currently they do not have gaming due to the lack of a gaming license.
The Hotel, Bumbleberry Flats Restaurant and Sassy Sue's Bar are still open.
Resort Fees Now at Aquarius Casino Resort
As of May 1st, the Aquarius added a $10 per night resort fee (plus tax) for all non-comped rooms.
This is the latest trend to hit Laughlin. Harrah's Laughlin has had Resort Fees for quite some time. Other Laughlin Hotel/Casinos with resort fees include the Colorado Belle, Edgewater and Riverside Resort
Wild West Coffee, in the Laughlin Outlet Center, has a new menu and is now serving Smoothies. The Smootheis come in five flavors including Mango, Peach, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, and Wild Berry Blast.
Wild West Coffee's menu includes Frappos, Classic Latte's, Old West Coffee, Iced Coffee, Iced Tea, and Hot Chocolate.
Visit the Wild West Coffee Facebook Page
Laughlin River Regatta 2018
Although they are waiting on one more permit from the Coast Guard, Marnell Gaming has opened ticket sales for the upcoming August 11, 2018 River Regatta.
Watch the official page at:
Krispy Krunchy Chicken is now Open at the Riverside Resort in Laughlin
Krispy Krunchy Chicken is in the small Westside Casino Snack Bar.
This is located across from the main Riverside Casino/Hotel on the street level.
We recently had a chance to try it. Read Our Review Here
The Old Town Saloon Kitchen is Now Open!
The Old Town Saloon Kitchen recently opened inside Laughlin's Old Town Saloon. The Kitchen offers the latest new place to grab a bite to eat in Laughlin. We have been there several times and have tried many items. Their which features starters, burgers, sandwiches, and salads.
Rod Stewart will be at the Laughlin Event Center October 20, 2018
The Grammy® award-winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and again in 2012 as a member of the band Faces. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster directly or through the LaughlinEventCenter.com page. They will also be available locally in Laughlin at the Edgewater Casino Box Office. Watch other Laughlin Casinos for ticket/room packages. More Info
Deli opens in Aldape's Market
Aldape's Market has opened a Deli inside their store, which is located in the Town Center shopping complex in residential Laughlin.