‘Fire hose’ to deliver consistent rain most of Monday to Las Vegas


The “Pineapple Express” fire hose delivering heavy rain to the Las Vegas Valley should continue until at least Monday evening, says the National Weather Service.

“The fire hose that you see on radar is what we are doing most of the day,” meteorologist Ashley Nickerson said about 9 a.m. Monday. “It should be fairly constant until about 4 to 7 p.m. when there’s a good chance it will back off overnight.”

The storm has dropped almost four-tenths of an inch of rain at Red Rock Canyon and the Mount Charleston area since midnight, according to Regional Flood Control District gauges.

Several parts of the valley have received two-tenths of an inch in the past 9 hours.

Some automatic reporting gauges in the Spring Mountains show 6 to 10 inches of snow overnight with Rainbow Canyon getting the higher figure, Nickerson said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @VegasMarvRJ on X.



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Raiders grab franchise quarterback in latest ESPN mock draft


The Raiders have their new offensive coordinator in place as Luke Getsy will be calling plays in Las Vegas. But who will he be calling plays into during the 2024 season? That remains to be seen.

While the Raiders could try to attract a free-agent quarterback such as Kirk Cousins or Baker Mayfield, the expectation around the league is they will draft someone. But who might be available to them in Round 1?

In a recent mock draft by Matt Miller of ESPN, he had the Raiders selecting Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy at No. 13. Here is his reasoning behind the selection for Las Vegas:

The Raiders have a new general manager in Tom Telesco and must make finding a long-term quarterback the priority of the 2024 offseason (free agent signing Jimmy Garoppolo has not worked out). McCarthy, who started two years at Michigan, just turned 21 and has the requisite tools to be that player.

He’s mobile and tough as nails, and scouts praise his arm strength and ability to make difficult throws in big situations. He has thrown only 44 touchdown passes in college to nine interceptions and compared to the other top quarterbacks in this class, he’s by far the least-experienced thrower. But his potential and ceiling have him worthy of a top-15 selection.

McCarthy is widely viewed as the No. 4 quarterback in the 2024 NFL Draft behind Caleb Williams (USC), Drake Maye (North Carolina, and Jayden Daniels (LSU). But it’s McCarthy who ended up winning the most games and was a National Champion this year.

McCarthy is still a pretty raw player, but he has all of the traits to be a high-end starter in the NFL. Is the direction that Telesco will go with his first ever pick for the Raiders? Time will tell, but it does make a lot of sense on paper.



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Why these Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists should be inducted in 2024


It’s a busy week for the NFL. Not only will the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers battle it out in Super Bowl 58, but the Pro Football Hall of Fame will welcome a new class to Canton.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2024 will be announced during “NFL Honors,” which airs Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on CBS and NFL Network.

There are currently 15 modern-era finalists, three senior finalists and one coaching/contributor finalist up for the Hall of Fame, including two first-year eligible players — tight end Antonio Gates and defensive end Julius Peppers.

Our NFL Wire editors stated their case for each finalist to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.



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Open Bar Ladies Night Bash @ Señor Frog’s


Join us at Señor Frog’s for Ladies Night every Wednesday from 9 pm until 2 am!

Enjoy an Open Bar Party with DJs and dancing all night long.

Your $45 ticket includes an open bar with unlimited mixed drinks and beer until 2 am, with gratuity already included in the ticket price!

Get ready for an epic night out! Join us on Wednesday for the Ladies Night Open Bar Party. You can dance all night long to world-class DJs, spinning popular rhythms, hip-hop, and dance tunes. Make sure to grab your tickets in advance to avoid paying higher prices at the door. Don’t miss out on the wildest party on the Vegas Strip!

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The Open Bar includes:

  • Mixed drinks with your choice of vodka, rum, whiskey, tequila or gin
  • Margaritas (lime, strawberry, mango, raspberry, and pina colada) on the rocks
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Tickets: $45
Date & Time: Wednesday, 9 pm – 2 am
Location: Señor Frog’s Las Vegas
Address: 3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Parking: FREE self and valet parking at Treasure Island!
Dress Code: Casual/relaxed


About Señor Frogs Las Vegas:

Senor Frog’s at Treasure Island is the ultimate fiesta destination in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip! Enjoy a culinary adventure with succulent steak tacos, sizzling fajita platters, and humongous burgers. Share the love with mixed appetizers while sipping on a yard of beer or signature tropical concoctions.

Senor Frog’s is not just a restaurant; it’s a carnival of flavors and a celebration of life. Their spacious outdoor patio boasts a front-row seat to the dazzling lights of the Las Vegas Strip. By night, the party comes alive with live music and festive shot girls.

Gather your amigos and amigas, put on your dancing shoes, and head over to Senor Frog’s for a fiesta you will remember. Viva Las Vegas, viva Senor Frog’s!


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What goes in to estimating an event's economic impact on the city


About three years ago, as the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority made a bid to host the city’s first Super Bowl—now just days away—it commissioned local analytics firm Applied Analysis to create an economic impact statement on the event.

The report’s findings forecasted that Super Bowl 58 would have a net incremental impact of $799 million on the Las Vegas community, as well as a fiscal impact, or public revenue impact, of $62 million.

“I think it will be measured among the largest, if not the single largest event in Southern Nevada’s history,” Jeremy Aguero, principal analyst for Applied Analysis, told Vegas Inc.

When asked to describe how Applied Analysis conducts an economic impact study like that one, Aguero said the firm takes LVCVA survey data—including that of visitor spending and visitor demographics—and then benchmarks it back to “known values,” or verifiable data, like room-tax data, gaming-tax data and more.

“That is to say, if you tell me that you spend $100 a night on a hotel room—if the average visitor spends $100 a night—we need to multiply that times the number of visitors, and get a sense of whether that’s the right amount of room revenue in the market,” he said.

Analysts then look at the spending profile of people who visit Las Vegas for special events, such as UFC fights, NASCAR or the National Finals Rodeo. That gives them an idea of the difference in spending between traditional leisure travelers, meeting and convention travelers or someone that’s coming for a game like the Super Bowl.

Analysts only count “incremental visitation,” Aguero emphasized.

“If someone says, ‘Well, look, I was in Las Vegas and I decided to go to that UFC fight because I was just in town and I wanted something to do,’ we don’t count that as an impact,” he said. “Because that person was already in town, and maybe they would have spent that money on something else.”

There’s also a secondary impact, he said, which includes supplier purchases: People who are hired locally to help with security, landscaping or anything else related to the Super Bowl.

Between a visitor spending estimate of $515 million and $100 million forecasted for event operations and support, the gross direct spending impact—when the number was first calculated for the report in 2020—totaled $615 million.

Additionally, wages and salaries from the Super Bowl and related activities will trickle down into the community, Aguero said.

“Those workers spend those dollars at doctors’ offices or restaurants or movie theaters or, I guess, anywhere else within the Valley,” he said. “And those are called ‘induced impacts’ associated with that.”

According to the report, the ripple-effect forecast includes the indirect impacts, or vendor purchases, and the induced impact, or employee spending. Those two together total $180 million.

The total impact number for events like the Super Bowl, or the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix in November, comes from the combination of the direct, indirect and induced impacts, Aguero said, and takes into account a displacement rate—like the impact of people who would typically come to Las Vegas opting not to, because of the Super Bowl hoopla.

Nicholas Irwin, an assistant professor of economics at UNLV, said he believes Las Vegas will not see much of a negative impact from the Super Bowl, especially because the city is so well-equipped to handle big events compared with its peers.

In other Super Bowl host cities, the massive sporting event is oftentimes disruptive to the local community, and some businesses may even become inaccessible because of everything happening around them, Irwin said. In Las Vegas, that’s not much of a concern.

“We’re good at entertainment, and increasingly we’re becoming very good at sports entertainment—we’re marrying the two,” he said. “So we know how to handle a big influx of people. We know how to accommodate them, get them rooms; we know how to feed them and entertain them a lot better than other places do.”

Hindsight is always 20/20, Aguero said in regard to whether the forecasted economic impact may come in over or under the actual number. Luckily, both fiscally and economically, the tendency is for projects to outperform expectations, Aguero said, and he thinks Super Bowl 58 will, too.

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Williamson claims DNC trying to ‘suppress’ campaign to favor Biden


After speaking to about 100 people at a campaign stop in northwest Las Vegas, presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson complained that the Democratic National Committee has been trying to “suppress” her candidacy in favor of incumbent President Joe Biden.

“The DNC was very overt this year about seeing its role as ensuring Joe Biden’s nomination,” Williamson claimed. “I think this has been unfortunate for the Democratic Party and for democracy itself, suppressing the kind of robust conversation that democracy requires.”

The candidate is one of 20 people, Democrat and Republican, whose names appear on the ballot during the statewide Presidential Preference Primary race on Tuesday. Early voting started Jan. 27 and ended Friday, according to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office.

Williamson, 71, who favors an “immediate cease-fire” in the war in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas, criticized Biden’s decision last week to bomb dozens of targets in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for a drone attack, launched by Iran-supported militias, that killed three U.S. service members on Jan. 28.

“He’s a far more militaristic president than any of us expected,” she said.

She also pointed out the differences she and the president have on other issues, including her favoring Medicare for All, which Biden opposes. She also took issue with Biden’s approval of drilling permits such as the large Willow oil drilling site in Alaska, which she is against.

Williamson said that if elected she would take steps to address climate change issues.

“I would declare a climate emergency if necessary to make sure that we began an immediate mass mobilization for a just transition from a dirty economy to a clean economy,” she said.

Speaking at the Las Vegas Center for Spiritual Living & Unity, Williamson, an author of six self-help books and a former spiritual leader of a church in Michigan, said that people in American society tend to focus too much on their individual selves and not enough on moral concerns affecting society.

“When it comes to our collective behavior, it seems like we have lost any sense of public conversation about the moral good,” she said.

About 68,000 Americans died each year from lack of health care, 18 million cannot afford the drugs prescribed to them by their doctors and from 75 million to 90 million are underinsured or uninsured, she said.

“How many more times are they going to tell us that it’s complicated when we know better?” she asked. “No, it’s not complicated. It’s corrupt.”

Elected officials are part of a system that cares less about the people and more in promoting the interests of their campaign financiers and lobbyists, she claimed.

“Their behavior makes it clear that they are not representing us so much as they are representing their donors,” she said.

“Because of so much money there is now, such undue influence of money on our political system, that time after time they do more to represent the short-term financial interests of their donors than they do to represent your safety, your health and your well-being,” she said.

According to a campaign news release, Williamson favors universal health care, tuition-free college, guaranteed paid family leave, free child care, guaranteed sick pay, housing and a living wage, and canceling student debt.

Contact Jeff Burbank at jburbank@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0382. Follow him @JeffBurbank2 on X.





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RFK Jr. courts Las Vegas voters as alternative to Trump vs. Biden


Independent presidential candidate and former Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr. delivered a wide-ranging campaign speech to Las Vegas Valley supporters Sunday at Area 15.

Kennedy, who is trying to position himself as a viable alternative to a Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden rematch, focused the first part of his speech on America’s health crisis and the purported link between Big Pharma and many of the government’s federal institutions.

He claims Americans have been lied to by corporate interests and lobbyists who are intent on treating medical conditions for profit rather than promoting health and wellness.

‘Nobody is asking about this’

“Why are we not asking the next question,” he said to around 500 supporters about why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is allegedly not focusing its efforts on Americans’ health, which has been declining at an exponential rate for decades. “Why are we the sickest people on Earth?”

Kennedy touched on the “chronic disease crisis” facing America as a nation amid a rise of various illnesses and diseases such as diabetes, autism, ADHD and others. He also talked about the American medical system’s propensity to treat through prescription medication, and how he believes it is acutely damaging young people who have grown up in the shadow of the COVID pandemic and who were “robbed” of three years of their lives.

“Nobody is asking about this, and nobody is asking what happened to our children,” Kennedy said. “I can fix this country. All of these agencies that have intimidated normal politicians, I have sued every single one of them. I’ve sued the NIH (the National Institutes of Health), the CDC, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the EPA (the Environmental Protection Agency) and we just sued the FCC (the Federal Communications Commission) and won in the federal Court of Appeals.”

Kennedy called out a large number of American government institutions, primarily the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration for being “captive” to big-money corporate interests and vowed to take them on if he is elected president.

A Quinnipiac poll in December showed that in a three-person “hypothetical” presidential election matchup, Biden receives 38 percent support, Trump receives 36 percent support and Kennedy receives 22 percent support.

However, Kennedy said that a big hurdle for his presidency aspirations are ballot access laws for independent and third-party candidates as a form of voter suppression in the U.S. At the end of his speech, he noted that he needs 11,000 signatures to get on the presidential ballot for Nevada.

Kristen Riffle, a Summerlin resident who waited in line after Kennedy’s 30-minute speech to have her photo taken with Kennedy — who flew in from San Francisco late Sunday because of weather complications — said she first started supporting him during the onset of the pandemic back in 2020.

“I’ve followed him since the whole COVID lockdown situation, and just his stance on freedom of speech and how they’ve tried to silence him,” she said. “It intrigued me, and everything he stands for is kind of in alignment of where I think America is going and what needs to be fixed.”

‘Talking about things that nobody wants to talk about’

Las Vegas residents for 27 years, Heather and Elizabeth French, who also waited in line for a selfie with Kennedy, said they support him because of his lack of aversion to talking about real issues affecting regular Americans.

“He’s talking about things that nobody wants to talk about,” Elizabeth French said. “He points out the division in America and how they’ve got us all fighting each other, and why they want us fighting each other, and what they are doing is pulling the wool over our eyes.”

North Las Vegas resident Dave Coens said he hopes Kennedy can get on the presidential ballot in all 50 states so voters can be given a clear alternative to a Biden vs. Trump rematch that Americans seem apathetic to, and generally don’t want.

“The big corporations have taken over everything that we do, from farmland to owning all of the homes here in Las Vegas, just across the board. And we need to take our land back from those corporate entities.”

Contact Patrick Blennerhassett at pblennerhassett@reviewjournal.com.



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