Features & Profiles

Features & Profiles

Vegas gas stations offer return to simpler times
| Aug. 25

Drive down almost any street in Las Vegas and it’s easy to see remnants of the past. Stop for gas at either of the town’s two full-service gas stations and you can experience a small piece of that past…. READ MORE

5 tips to keep the party going
| Aug.

Imagine your guests having so much fun they don’t want to leave. The key to reaching this pinnacle of event planning is booking great entertainment. Searching for the right entertainer can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be a chore… READ MORE

Profile: David Duro, Executive Director, Treasure Valley Family YMCA
| May. 6

As President and CEO of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, David Duro is well positioned to see positive changes in the world every day. He’s also leading the charge… READ MORE

Meadow City in the Movies: 100 years of filming throughout Las Vegas
| May 15

Sheriff Walt Longmire sits in his office overlooking Durant, Wyoming. Down the street, Max Evans, an alien, kisses Liz Ortecho, a human, outside the Crashdown Cafe. On the other side of the river, Llewelyn Moss and Anton Chigurh exchange gunfire in the streets… READ MORE

More perks coming to El Fidel hotel
| Aug. 23

When it opened in the early 1920s, the El Fidel Hotel offered travelers more than just an affordable, comfortable place to sleep. Guests could sit down to eat breakfast or lunch, grab a drink at the bar, or gather with friends in a comfortable setting. Soon, travelers and Las Vegas locals alike will once again be able to enjoy… READ MORE

Drones: What are the rules?
| Aug. 12

In only a few years, drones have become very popular with hobbyists. These small, pilotless aircraft have become more affordable, and the ease of operation makes them easy to fly… READ MORE

Sports editor brings love of photojournalism to the Optic
| Oct. 25

Caitie Ihrig developed a love of sports photography while growing up in Rochester, N.Y. It’s a skill she will be able to use daily in her new role as the Optic’s sports editor…. READ MORE

West Las Vegas rapper hoping to sign recording contract soon
| Jan. 8

When thinking about hip-hop music, most people don’t think of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Local rapper Yung Tat the Prince would like to change… READ MORE

At the Special Olympics’ Northern California Chapter, Volunteers Get Gold in Operations
| Oct. 11

The thrill of competition. It entertains us, it unites us, and since the 1960s, millions of Special Olympics athletes have been given the opportunity to engage in competition all over the globe. Getting thousands of athletes to hundreds of competitions throughout the year can be challenging, but… READ MORE

71-year-old store gives customers chance to ‘step back in time’
| Oct. 21

Walk through the doors of Popular Dry Goods and you’re instantly transported back in time. That’s what customers tell Brenda Manning, one of the managers of the longstanding western wear store on Bridge Street… READ MORE

Forty-four years of driving: Now in his 80s, a longtime bus driver finally turns in his keys
| Oct. 28

Las Vegas native Tony Archuleta has spent 44 of his 84 years behind the wheel of a school bus, and he’s loved every minute of it. In fact, he never missed a day of work…. READ MORE

Cleared for takeoff: A pair of seniors prepare to record their first rap album
| Nov. 2

Fans of the Robertson High School Cardinals have likely heard “Fly with the Birds,” a hip-hop song written and performed by RHS seniors Andres Garcia and Jake Gamel…. READ MORE

Profile: Josh Miles, First Vice President, Raymond James & Associates
| Oct.

One of the first things Josh Miles learned at Oregon State University was that he didn’t want to be an accountant… READ MORE