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Fremont Street video canopy getting $32 million upgrade


Julie Jacobson/ AP In this March 22, 2012, photo, travelers enjoy the canopy light show at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018|11:52 a.m.

. A $ 32 million upgrade of the Fremont Street Experience will make one of downtown Las Vegas’ biggest attractions brighter than ever.

The upgrade will make the Viva Vision video canopy 7 times brighter and permit the LED display screen to operate 24 hours a day.

Covering 4 blocks, the electronic canopy is one of the largest video screens worldwide. It consists of 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt, concert-quality stereo.

The project is a partnership in between the Fremont Street Experience, the city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Conventions and Visitors Authority. It will start in February and is arranged for conclusion before New Year’s Eve 2019.

” With Fremont Street Experience bring in more than 23 million visitors a year, we’re truly eagerly anticipating seeing the brand-new energy this gives downtown Las Vegas and the positive impact it will have on the entire community,” stated Patrick Hughes, president and ceo of the Fremont Street Experience.

The canopy will also be integrating brand-new digital content and interactive aspects, such as The Key, an app that will enable visitors to post personalized messages on the screen and elect the next song or video to be played.

Proposal would bring back old motel facades in Fremont East District


Mick Akers/ Las Vegas Sun A proposal requires bring back seven aging homes in the Fremont East District.

Monday, July 30, 2018|2 a.m.

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Las Vegas authorities are wanting to breathe brand-new life to an aging area of downtown.

A part of Fremont Street, extending from Las Vegas Boulevard to 14th Street in the Fremont East District, is home to a number of aging motels in need of enhancements.

The city will ask for $762,000 from the Centennial Commission at its meeting today for the repair of motel facades and classic neon indications related to the homes.

The work will belong to Project Enchilada, the downtown master plan aimed at enhancing streetscapes, open space, retail and total enhancement in the area from Main Street to Eastern Opportunity and U.S. 95 to Charleston Boulevard. The job is a public-private collaboration.

Seven properties are listed on the city’s plans, with differing amounts of loan committed to each– Lucky Motel ($ 130,000), Fremont/AriNeva ($ 115,000) and Starview Motel ($ 110,000) are among the residential or commercial properties slated for six-figure overhauls.

The majority of the funding would go toward the initial refurbishing work, with $100,000 allocated toward a 10-year maintenance fund. The majority of the neon indications tied to the homes were constructed in the 1950s and refurbishing them is vital because they are the last remaining neon indications from their time, inning accordance with the proposition.

Each sign will be either reconditioned or rebuilt and put back on the traditionally precise position that they stemmed from.

The Downtown Task owns the homes, but isn’t really required to contribute toward the refurbishing, according to the demand. Nevertheless, they are required to pay for lighting the indications throughout night operations. If the project does not power and maintain the indications for a minimum of 10 years after they’re revamped, they must be contributed to the Neon Museum, inning accordance with the proposition.

If funds are approved, the neon lighting is slated to take place through July 2019.

Aside from neon indication refurbishing, the proposition incudes resolving vacant lots, updating landscaping and bring back power in the area.

Other organized components of Task Enchilada include: tactical retail plan for the location, producing parks, designation the location as an official parade path for the city, developing transport infrastructure– including bike paths and pedestrian pathways– and developing cultural experiences for the location with focus on brief distance locations.

Fremont Street canopy program need to be round-the-clock draw, leaders state


Steve Marcus A live feed of the New Year’s event in New York City is displayed on the Viva Vision canopy over the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018|2 a.m.

. The Viva Vision light program above the Fremont Street Experience might become more than a popular nighttime attraction. If city leaders have their method, those regular nighttime programs on the video canopy will take place all the time.

Las Vegas will request a $9.5 million grant from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at today’s city council conference for upgrading the video canopy. The proposition would allow for a 24-hour destination.

The proposition calls for the city, LVCVA and Fremont Street Experience to collaborate on the 1,500-foot long, 90-foot broad video screen that is suspended 90 feet above the pedestrian shopping center.

“We want to make the Viva Vision canopy upgraded so you can see it 24/7 instead of actually just being able to see it at night,” Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman stated. “Whatever in innovation keeps getting better.”

Goodman stated preliminary strategies call for the capability for visitors to take part with the video canopy, including with their smartphones. It might be finished by the start of 2020.

“It actually is unique, an one-of-a-kind worldwide and we’re so fired up, and it brings people downtown,” Goodman said. “We’re seeking to update the whole system.”

The enhancements– which could include modifications to the 12.5 million LED lights and 550,000-watt sound system– are meant to bring more visitors to downtown, said Patrick Hughes, president and CEO of Fremont Street Experience.

“We’re wanting to take what is now one-dimensional and produce a new, floor-to-ceiling, interactive experience that will separate us from the rest of the world,” Hughes said. “Ultimately, the goal is to go beyond the expectations of visitors in downtown Las Vegas and supply the best possible experience with continuously live entertainment and first-rate video gaming and dining.”

So long, Vickie: Iconic Fremont Street indication riding into the sunset


Steve Marcus Vegas Vickie, a Fremont Street landmark since 1980

Another Las Vegas landmark will disappear June 12 when downtown casino owner Derek Stevens takes apart the iconic neon indication Vegas Vickie to make method for a brand-new Fremont Street resort.

The kicking neon cowgirl is presently perched above the closed strip club Ladies of Glitter Gulch.

It will be taken apart so Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate, can develop the project that will replace the Las Vegas Club in addition to the Shine Gulch structure and the Mermaid’s casino. Stevens and his brother Greg purchased the residential or commercial properties in 2016.

According to a news release about the elimination, Vegas Vickie was originally named Sassy Sally when Glitter Gulch was a casino owned by Bob Stupak. The indication was produced in 1980 by Ad Art’s Jack Dubois and Charles Barnard. The indication acquired nationwide attention in 1994 when she “married” her nearby neon cowboy, Vegas Vic, who currently stands over the former Pioneer Club building.

“Vegas Vickie has brought pleasure to many people from worldwide, and we hope locals and tourists alike will come by to take an image with her one last time,” said Nevada Stupak, Bob Stupak’s son.

Stevens did not state what he was planning to do with the indication except to say, in the press release, that he is searching for “the very best house possible.”

He is not, nevertheless, considering donating the sign to the Neon Museum, located on Las Vegas Boulevard, a few blocks north of Fremont Street.

The museum homes numerous other examples of well-known Las Vegas neon indications and traveler structures donated by casino operators when they built brand-new resorts, consisting of the La Concha Motel lobby, a shell-shaped structure that when rested on the Las Vegas Strip.

One punch kills California dad of five on Fremont Street

Police are searching for two men believed to have been involved in the murder of a man on Fremont Street on April 30, 2017. (LVMPD)< img src=" /wp-content/uploads/2017/05/13797802_G.jpg" alt=" Cops are searching for 2 men believed to have actually been associated with the murder of a male on Fremont Street on April 30, 2017. (LVMPD)"

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have been involved in the murder of a guy on Fremont Street on April 30, 2017.( LVMPD)” border=” 0″ width=” 180 “/ > Police are looking for 2 men thought to have been associated with the murder of a man on Fremont Street on April 30, 2017.( LVMPD). LAS VEGAS( FOX5 )-. Medical inspectors identified a man who passed away after being punched simply once in the face beyond a Fremont Street bar over the weekend. The Clark County Coroner’s Workplace identified the victim as Luis Campos, 45, of La Puente, California. His cause and manner of death stayed pending.

Inning accordance with Las Vegas Metro authorities, officers were called to the 500 block of Fremont Street early Sunday early morning to find an unconscious man on the walkway, struggling with a head injury. He was taken to University Medical Center with a lethal injury, cops said.

Inning accordance with authorities, he had been standing in line to enter a bar when he was approached by 2 males. An argument began and a suspect punched the victim. Both males then fled.

On Thursday, the victim passed away from his injuries. Authorities stated the suspects ran east on Fremont Street and turned left on Sixth Street.

It only took one punch. This is the last picture Luis Campos and his bros took together prior to a lethal fight on Fremont Street. pic.twitter.com/shbvVMB4XG

— Adam Herbets (@AdamHerbets) May 6, 2017″ We’re all close siblings, however this was among the first times we got to really hang out together,” his brother, Travis Garibay, said. “He’s married and whatever like that. He’s busy with kids.”

” He was amusing, he was caring he was kind,” his mom Joyce Garibay said. “Even if he was broke, he constantly had a present for me for Mom’s Day or my birthday. That’s just the man he was.”

Police released video of the suspects leaving the scene. Anybody with details the suspects or this case is asked to contact police at 702-828-3521.

” The bottom line is that person murdered my son,” Joyce Garibay sobbed. “He was a hubby, a father to five kids and he was my best friend.”

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Man shot on Fremont Street hospitalized after walking to Stratosphere

Las Vegas cops are investigating a shooting near downtown that sent out one male to the hospital.

Officers were initially phoned call to the 1400 block of Fremont Street, near Maryland Parkway, after dispatchers received reports of gunshots there about 4:17 p.m. Monday, officer Laura Meltzer said.

Once there, officers received a call from the Stratosphere, notifying them that a male with a gunshot wound had walked in, Meltzer stated. That male informed cops he had actually been shot on Fremont Street.

Police state the two calls are related, and that the male strolled more than 2 miles from the scene of the shooting to the hotel and casino, where he told security exactly what occurred.

The man was required to University Medical Center. His condition was not immediately available.

This is a developing story. Examine back for updates.

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UNLV recovers Fremont Cannon with persuading victory over rival Wolf Load

RENO– Missed chances in the first half.

The beginning quarterback opted for an apart shoulder.

UNR taking over the energy in the 2nd half.

Previous UNLV football groups probably would not have actually held up against all that hardship, composing the same ending to the same script when it concerns the Rebels’ competition with their upstate neighbor.

This team had a not the same conclusion in mind.

UNLV found a method– an interception return for a goal, a late basket, a secondary that wouldn’t let UNR wide receivers get open on the Wolf Pack’s last drive– and the Rebels left Mackay Stadium with a 23-17 success on Saturday, taking the Fremont Cannon home with them.

A cannon that soon will be painted red.

“We got the cannon back, and awesome, awesome, incredible night and sensation,” said UNLV linebacker Ryan McAleenan, whose 52-yard interception return for a touchdown in the 4th quarter was the play of the game. “I am so pleased, I can’t even explain it.”

This was the second time in a row the Rebels have actually won at Reno. They also defeated UNR 27-22 two years earlier, but the Wolf Load won last period’s conference 49-27 in Las Vegas.

That defeat was Bobby Hauck’s last game as UNLV’s coach. This was Tony Sanchez’s very first video game as UNLV coach in this series, and what a debut it was– not just beating the Rebels’ primary competitor, but likewise ending UNLV’s nine-game roadway losing streak.

Sanchez ended up being the first Rebels coach to beat the Wolf Cram in his first game versus them because Jeff Horton in 1994. That Horton success was huge because it provided the Rebels a share of the Huge West Conference title and put them in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Saturday’s success was essential because the Mountain West’s West Division is way down, and UNLV (2-3, 1-0 MW) might be a factor in the race.

However if baseball momentum is only as good as tomorrow’s starting pitcher, that’s true in football when it comes to the next week’s starting quarterback. Blake Decker separated his left (nonthrowing) shoulder late in the first half and didn’t return. His status will not be understood up until at least Monday or Tuesday.

Sanchez, though, was confident Decker would return in time to face San Jose State on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Decker’s absence indicated Kurt Palandech was contacted for the 2nd time this season in an emergency circumstance. He went in versus UCLA on Sept. 12 and completed 4 of 15 passes for 4 lawns with an interception returned for a touchdown.

Palandech was much better against UNR (2-3, 0-1), finishing 6 of 8 passes for 48 lawns, and hurrying for 29 yards on 5 brings. Palandech completed a 25-yard pass late in the second quarter to establish his own 12-yard goal run, giving UNLV a 13-0 lead.

“Having the ability to get some (repetitions) throughout the previous video games was an aid,” Palandech stated. “There’s nothing like video game experience, no replacement.”

His goal was a key score entering into halftime because UNLV controlled the half, outgaining the Wolf Load 246 backyards to 102 and totaling 16 first downs to UNR’s five, however otherwise having bit to reveal for it.

“We really felt we should’ve had a bigger lead entering into the half,” Sanchez stated. “That’s exactly what you worry about, when you have those chances and you don’t take advantage of them. Then you let that group hang around.”

UNR returned and cut UNLV’s lead to 13-10 with 10:47 left in the game on Tyler Stewart’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Jerico Richardson.

The Wolf Pack had an opportunity to take the lead or go ahead one series later, however Stewart’s pass was tipped by UNLV protective end Jeremiah Valoaga into the hands of McAleenan, who had plenty of open field in front of him. His interception return put UNLV up 20-10 with 8:27 left.

“I was attempting to get to the corner of completion zone as quick as I could,” McAleenan stated.

UNR came right back, however, moving 75 yards in nine plays. Don Jackson’s 1-yard goal run with 4:50 left brought the Wolf Load within 20-17.

Nicolai Bornand’s 45-yard field goal with 1:53 staying extended the Rebels’ result in 23-17.

The Wolf Pack got one final chance, reaching the Rebels’ 43-yard line, but Stewart threw 4 successive incompletions versus a UNLV secondary that didn’t let UNR’s receivers get open. Stewart completed 20 of 44 for 202 yards.

UNLV’s defense likewise held UNR to 141 backyards rushing; the Wolf Load had balanced 210.5 per game. The Rebels produced 167 backyards hurrying, including 76 on 16 carries by Keith Whitely.

For UNLV, there were a lot of heroes, beating a UNR team that had actually won 9 of the previous 10 conferences.

Sanchez changed that on this night, and soon the cannon will not be blue.

“It’s not truly about me,” Sanchez said. “It’s huge for the people who made this (training) move. It’s huge for the children that have actually worked so hard, for our senior citizens who have actually been through a lot shift, for our young guys.

“Wins are hard to come by, but when you win competition week, when you come home with the cannon in the back of your truck, that’s a heck of a deal.”

Contact Mark Anderson at [email protected]!.?.! or 702-387-2914. Follow him: @markanderson65

UNLV Rebels beat UNR, reclaim Fremont Cannon


After illuminating Idaho State for 80 points, the UNLV Rebels scored a 2nd straight victory, defeating bitter rival University of Nevada, Reno, on the road, 23-17.

Entering into Saturday’s Fight for the Fremont Cannon, UNR lead the all-time series 24-16. In 2014’s contest, the Wolf Pack defeated UNLV, 49-27, to reclaim the rivalry prize.

UNR (2-3) came off a roadway triumph against University of Buffalo. UNLV notched a “W” for the very first time in the season and for Coach Tony Sanchez’s profession recently after a record setting 80-8 win in your home recently against Idaho State.

The game on Saturday served as both groups’ conference opener.

Prior to Saturday, UNLV had only won when in the last 10 meetings with the Wolf Pack.

FOX5 is in Reno for the game. You can capture special highlights and a recap from Coach Sanchez on the Reb Zone Sports Show this Sunday at 11 p.m.

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Leaving Fremont Street Experience president to sign up with Stevens’ downtown casino business

Jeff Victor, the outgoing president of the Fremont Street Experience, has been hired to help run the downtown Las Vegas homes controlled by gambling establishment executive Derek Stevens.

Stevens revealed in a declaration today that Victor would join his business as vice president of operations starting Nov. 1. Victor said Sept. 9 that he would step down from his existing position at the end of the month, concluding more than nine years of service at the Fremont Street organization.

“I came right here to do a fix-up and turnaround, and I ended up falling for the job and the street, and in certain I fell in love with downtown,” Victor stated in an interview.

Stevens and his brother have the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate gambling establishments downtown, as well as the previous Las Vegas Club building, which they purchased in August. All three gambling establishment homes are situated along the Fremont Street Experience pedestrian mall.

Through his ownership of downtown gambling establishments, Stevens said he got a gratitude of what Victor was able to accomplish over the past numerous years. He called Victor a “extremely innovative, high-energy and skilled executive” who would help grow Stevens’ business downtown.

“There is a lot of energy in downtown Las Vegas and as we remain to grow our business, bringing Jeff on board was a natural fit,” Stevens stated in the statement. “I’m bullish on downtown Las Vegas, and Jeff has a fantastic relationship with so many downtown stakeholders.”

In his new role, Victor will certainly be “instrumental” in helping determine the future of the previous Las Vegas Club, which closed at the end of August after it was bought by the Stevens bros. Victor likewise will certainly be included with the D, Golden Gate and the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, a home entertainment place that Stevens produced on the site of the previous county courthouse.

Victor called the Stevens bros “truly distinct” in the context of the Las Vegas pc gaming market and praised their “really hands-on” style. He stated Derek Stevens has currently put together a “fantastic group” downtown and suggested that he and Stevens share a comparable outlook about the area.

“We are very similar on so many things,” Victor stated. “We’re both big followers in entertainment and marketing, so this was simply a genuine natural fit.”

When Victor announced he would step down, the Fremont Street Experience said it had actually maintained Wurster Partners Ltd. to assist it discover a new top executive. A replacement for Victor has actually not been revealed.