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Feb. 5, 2020

Walk with the Heart of a child!



Children's Heart Foundation - Walk with the Heart of a Child

I thought you might enjoy Tiffanee Dalton's page and Team We've got the Beat. It is part of the 17th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child, benefiting the Children's Heart help raise money and awareness for children diagnosed with congenital heart defects and conditions.

You can learn more about the 17th Annual Walk with the Heart of a Child, benefiting the Children's Heart Foundation. or make a donation to a great cause at


Posted in Non Profit Events
Feb. 5, 2020

Blue Heron in Dragon Ridge

Las Vegas-based firm to begin building new luxury community in Henderson

Dragon Rock is adjacent to the famous Dragon Ridge and nestled in the heart of the prestigious MacDonald Highlands master-planned community. (Courtesy Blue Heron)

Blue Heron, the Las Vegas-based design-build firm that specializes in custom homes and boutique communities, announced Jan. 29 the launch of a new community coming to the Henderson area.

Dragon Rock will sit beside one of Henderson’s most luxurious and private communities, Dragon Ridge, in the MacDonald Highlands with 50 lots already available.

The firm says that Dragon Rock will emulate CEO Tyler Jones’ “Vegas Modern” approach to design.


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“As we bring our Vegas Modern philosophy to new homeowners, we’re not just building their homes; we’re introducing a new, harmonious and energy-focused way of life to our residents, bringing more balance to the spaces they inhabit every day,” Jones said.

Dragon Rock will offer five of Blue Heron’s most popular and most-requested floor plans.

A model home will be available at Dragon Rock for homebuyers to view. Construction on the model begins in the spring.

Blue Heron says that it is looking to take full advantage of the positive housing trend in the LasVegas area, implementing a 2020 Vision that looks to offer buyers with the means to invest in higher-priced properties impeccably designed luxury homes.

Currently, the firm has three other communities around the valley with plans to expand this year to La Jolla, California. Obsidian at the foot of Black Mountain is a double-gated community of 33 homes, which start at $1.8 million.

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Vantage at Lake Las Vegas will soon be finished and holds 37 unique homes with starting in the high $800,000s. The model home for the community will open in late spring or early summer of 2020.

The Bluffs is a private community overlooking the valley with 39 Mediterranean Modern homes, 85 percent of which have sold. Three are still available with prices starting at $1.5 million.

Posted in Market Updates
Aug. 26, 2019

2nd Annual ChariTea for the Childrens Heart Foundation


SAVE THE DATE – September 12th!

Hearts for Charitea – Celebrating Las Vegas’ Philanthropic Hearts

This year’s tea honors Philanthropist of the Year, Diana Bennett, for her continued support of Las Vegas littlest hearts.

Event Details

 When: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 | 11:00am – 1:30pm

 Location: The Four Seasons Ballroom – Map it!

 Registration: $160 per person | $1,200 Table of 8

 RSVP: Please RSVP by September 5, 2019 by calling (702) 967-3522 or email us at


Our Sponsors


 Show Your BIG Heart and Become a Sponsor

Your sponsorship allows us to provide funding toward research and programs for the children in Nevada living with the effects of a CHD. 


  • Sponsor logo on all Inaugural Hearts for ChariTEA communications and media materials (excluding any communications printed prior to commitment)
  • Sponsor logo and link on website
  • Sponsor logo in video presentation at event
  • Sponsor logo featured on all table centerpieces or table number placards
  • Opportunity to present a speech during the ceremony
  • One table for 10 with premier seating, upgraded linen and champagne bottle service
  • Exclusive gift bag for table guests
  • Full color, full page ad on front or back inside cover of event program


  • Sponsor logo and link on website
  • Sponsor logo in video presentation at event
  • Sponsor logo on mission cards placed at guest tables
  • 1 table for 10 guests with ideal seating
  • Full page b/w ad in event program


  • Sponsor logo and link on website
  • Sponsor logo in video presentation at event
  • Sponsor logo on signage on silent auction tables
  • 1 table for 10 guests
  • Full page b/w ad in event program

TABLE $1,200

  • 1 table for 8 guests


  • We are seeking donations of goods and services to be utilized for our silent auction

Learn more HERE. Thank you for your BIG heart!

Contact us to become a SPONSOR Today!


Posted in Non Profit Events
Aug. 21, 2019

Boulder City Parkway Makeover

Boulder City Parkway ready for $17.5M makeover

Posted in Market Updates
July 8, 2019

MSG Sphere Las Vegas

The builder of Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena has been named general contractor of the MSG Sphere performance venue being built just off the Strip.

The Madison Square Garden Company on Monday said Los Angeles-based AECOM, a multinational engineering firm with offices in Las Vegas, was selected to build the high-tech 17,500-seat spherical facility just east of The Venetian.

In addition to the 3-year-old, $375 million T-Mobile Arena, AECOM has built Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena in Atlanta as well as the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York.

“We are making important progress in Las Vegas and are pleased to have added another world-class company to our team,” Jayne McGivern, MSG’s executive vice president of development and construction, said in a statement Monday.

MSG officials did not say how many workers are on the site, but analysts from Hobbs, Ong &Associates say the project will create 3,500 construction jobs and 4,400 permanent jobs once the building opens.

The venue

MSG is promising a fully immersive experience on a large scale. Inside the venue, guests will be surrounded by the largest and highest-resolution LED screen on Earth. More than 160,000 square feet of display surface — equal to three football fields — will wrap up, over and behind the stage and audience, delivering a totally immersive visual environment at a resolution 100 times better than today’s high-definition televisions.

Every guest will hear crystal-clear audio with an advanced acoustics system that features beamforming technology, enabling audio to be directed to specific locations in the bowl at a volume that remains constant, from point of origin to destination. Beamforming technology also enables multiple forms of content to be delivered simultaneously, which means two people sitting 5 feet apart could hear completely different sounds, adding to the possibility for a customized experience. In business presentation environment, that means soundtracks can be beamed to specific areas in different languages without headphones while watching the same presentation.

An infrasound haptic system will use deep vibrations so that guests can “feel” an experience, whether it’s an erupting volcano or a passing motorcycle roaring by.

The MSG Sphere at The Venetian also will ignite the sense of smell through evocative scents designed to transport audiences.

Additionally, the venue will introduce a new architecture for connectivity that will deliver 25 megabits per second for every guest, enabling a broader range of content and greater interaction.

Long-term investment

“AECOM’s experience creating bold, innovative projects makes them the ideal partner for bringing MSG Sphere at The Venetian to life,” she said. “We look forward to working with them to deliver a truly groundbreaking experience for Las Vegas, one that will ultimately redefine the entertainment industry and serve as a long-term investment in the city’s role as a leading international tourist destination.”

MSG is partnering with Las Vegas Sands Corp. on the project, with MSG designing and building the venue and Sands providing the land. The cost of the project has not been disclosed.

The building, planned to be 360 feet tall and 516 feet wide at its broadest point, is being built on 18 acres off Sands Avenue between Manhattan Street and Koval Lane. The new performance venue will be connected to The Venetian and Palazzo at the Sands Expo &Convention Center with a 1,000-foot pedestrian bridge.

After several months of securing permits and passing Clark County reviews, MSG representatives said, site preparation is nearing completion.

AECOM, through a preliminary agreement, has been working on the site since February.

Workers excavated an estimated 110,000 cubic yards of dirt and caliche from the site while drilling 595 augercast piles to secure the building’s foundation. Caliche is a concrete-hard calcium carbonate substance commonly found below the ground at construction sites.

Miles of piles

The piles securing the foundation will be drilled as deep as 75 feet. The 595 piles will result in a total of 51,324.7 feet of drilling — about 9.7 miles. A total of 2.77 million pounds of rebar are being used to reinforce the piles.

Crews also are excavating up to 21.5 feet deep for the basement of the Sphere structure.

“We’re excited to partner with The Madison Square Garden Company to deliver a next-generation venue in the heart of the world’s most celebrated entertainment capital,” said Michael Burke, AECOM’s chairman and CEO, in a statement Monday. “We’re thrilled about this opportunity to leverage our unrivaled construction management capabilities and expertise on the world’s most complex projects to help transform an ambitious vision into a destination venue unlike any that exists today.”

AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm that had revenue of about $20.2 billion during 2018 fiscal year.

It joins architect Populous, a leading design firm, and Rider Levett Bucknall, which will serve as project manager.

A ceremonial groundbreaking with appearances by then-Gov. Brian Sandoval, Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson and Jim Dolan, chairman and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company, occurred in late September.


The Review-Journal is owned by the family of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson.

Contact Richard N. Velotta at or 702-477-3893. Follow @RickVelotta on Twitter.

Posted in Las Vegas Growth
May 20, 2019

Project Neon update

Gov. Steve Sisolak touted the major completion of Project Neon last week after the nearly $1 billion project was declared 96 percent finished, but there’s still some work left to do before the army of orange cones is removed from Interstate 15.

Monday’s openings of the I-15 high-occupancy vehicle lanes, the Spaghetti Bowl HOV flyover ramp and the Neon Gateway, which will connect the carpool lanes with downtown Las Vegas, mark the final major openings associated with Project Neon.

Still, the project won’t be fully finished until July, when a bevy of tasks are complete.

The area that is asked about most by readers — stretches of I-15 that are bumpy and uneven — will be addressed next month.

Crumb rubber asphalt overlay will be placed on I-15, smoothing out the ride in the area. Restriping will be done after the overlay is in place.

Asphalt overlay entails applying a new layer of asphalt to a deteriorating surface instead of tearing up the old asphalt surface entirely. The rubber in the asphalt overlay is derived from used automobile tires and then mixed in with the asphalt. The process uses the existing layers as a base for the new asphalt pavement.

The Nevada Department of Transportation needs to wait to carry out the asphalt overlay, as the temperature needs to be 80 degrees and rising for proper adhesion, said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia.

Also, the 42 active traffic management signs that span stretches of I-15 and U.S. 95 will go online by mid-July. Though they have been in place since the end of February, activating them has taken NDOT longer than expected.

“Obtaining permanent power from NV Energy and the systems integration into the FAST Southern Nevada Traffic Operations Center has taken longer than expected,” Illia said.

Aside from that work, repaving and restriping remains to be done on various portions of roads in the Project Neon area between now and late June.Freeway

— U.S. 95 between City Parkway and Rancho Drive.

Freeway ramps:

— U.S. 95 southbound to I-15 southbound collector distributor road.

— I-15/Charleston ramps.

— I-15/Sahara southbound off-ramp and northbound on-ramp.

— U.S. 95 and Martin Luther King Boulevard ramps.

— Spaghetti Bowl ramps.

City streets:

— Alta Drive/Bonneville Avenue, I-15 to Martin Luther King.

— Wyoming Avenue and Industrial Road intersection.

— Western Avenue.

— Grand Central Parkway from Premium Outlet Drive to Western.

— Charleston Boulevard from Shadow Lane to Commerce Street.

— Martin Luther King between Bonanza Road and Mineral Avenue.

— Symphony Park Avenue.

— Oakey Boulevard, Martin Luther King to Ivanhoe Way.

July 31, 2017

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