Aug 20, 2014

Desert Monsoon Activity in Laughlin

Clouds over Laughlin and Bullhead City from Needles Hwy in Laughlin

Monsoon activity caused heavy rain, thunderstorms, strong winds and even some hail in the Tri-State area Tuesday.     

When we headed down to Casino Drive the clouds were starting to form.   We got a few pictures but left before the bulk of the storm, runoff and flooding happened. 


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Heading down Bruce Woodbury toward Casino Drive

Darker clouds starting to roll in over the Edgewater Hotel and Casino



 We weren't there long when the clouds got darker fast.

Pioneer Sign on Casino Drive as the storm came in. 




Winds and clouds rolling in over the Tropicana in Laughlin


Reflection of the Tropicana Hotel and Casino 

Aquarius

Walkway to the Riverwalk between the Aquarius was flooded.
Reflection of the trees and buildings in the water on the sidewalk.

After being there about an hour one set of Thunderstorms passed through and we left when there was a break.  We were unable to turn at Bruce Woodbury at the corner of Casino Drive (across from the Edgewater).  It was already closed due to the rain/run off.  We were home by the time most of the heavier rain and storms hit the area. 

According to Meteorologist Andrew Gorelow of the National Weather Service Las Vegas Weather Forecast Office, Bullhead City received between 1.5 and 2 inches of rain and Laughlin received three-fourths of an inch.  

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Aug 14, 2014

Wild Style hit with C rating and 34 demerits

Laughlin, NV

Edgewater Hotel and Casino


We love when something new opens in Laughlin.  The long awaited Wild Style Burgers and Pizza opened several months after the McDonalds closed at the Edgewater Casino.  We had heard some good reviews plus a couple not so good.  Just this past weekend, during the River Regatta, we planned to give it a try but ended up someplace else. As it turns out, this may have been for the best.


In the latest Restaurant inspection posted by the Southern Nevada Health District Wild Style Burgers and Pizza received a low "C" rating with 34 total demerits.

Keep in mind, the SNHD routinely will close an establishment that gets 40 or more demerits during an inspection.  The inspection was 8/8/14, which is the Friday of the Regatta weekend.

Below is a screenshot from the Southern Nevada Health District website showing the inspection results:

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Violations are numerous.  Among those are violations for handwashing, proper temperatures for food, keeping food protected from contamination and pest control.  List is below:




As they are a new place, this is the first inspection that is listed for Wild Style.  

The following is an article about Wild Style Burgers and Pizza not long after they opened last month.

You can visit the SNHD website to look up restaurants in Nevada. There is a search feature.  For Laughlin put in Zipcode 89029.    Keep in mind after a bad inspection restaurants usually have a follow-up inspection.  When and if they do better or pass it, the new rating they receive is updated on the SNHD site (This is a reason we take screen shots of the violations and demerits when they are posted). 

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*All content in this blog post are presented for informational purposes only and use data taken from the Southern Nevada Health District website.   We received no compensation from the properties or restaurants in this blog post and are not in any way affiliated with them.  

Random Regatta Weekend Pictures

Laughlin, NV and Bullhead City, AZ

The following are an assortment of random Photos taken during the annual River Regatta weekend. 

Miss Arizona and Miss River Regatta
 

Chill Bar on the Riverwalk 

Band at the after party on the Riverwalk by the Loading Dock Restaurant

Miss Arizona on stage

Lonely River Rick still waiting to get fully lit up

Full Moon coming up
See More Full Moon Pictures Here


River traffic started back up after the Regatta ended. 



First time we ever saw someone water skiing on the River along the Riverwalk in Laughlin


See our River Regatta pictures here:   
Part I   and   Part II


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Full Moon (SuperMoon) rising

Laughlin, NV and Bullhead City, AZ

Like all full moons, the recent one that was full on August 10th is called many other names.  A common, recently used term for a moon that is this close is supermoon.  It is also called the Sturgeon Moon in North America, going back to centuries when this large fish was plentiful in the Great Lakes and Hudson Bay. Other names include the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.

This one that just occurred is this year’s closest supermoon. According to NASA, this full moon will be 14% closer and 30% brighter than other full moons of the year.  Astronomers call this sort of close full moon a perigee full moon. The word perigee Astronomers describes the moon’s closest point to Earth for a given month.

Here are a few shots of the moon over two days as it came up in the sky over the mountains and Colorado River near Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona











More photos of some of the cloud formations due to the August Monsoon season in the area.





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River Regatta Pictures Part II

Laughlin, NV and Bullhead City, AZ

*Photo's taken during the annual River Regatta on 8-9-2014

Part II

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In Laughlin there were some complaints of long lines to get on a bus over to the launch sites on the Bullhead City side of the river, especially at the River Palms.  It is best to plan ahead, go earlier than you think you need to, and be patient.  The organizers provided even more buses this year and better, faster registration and check in. 

Long Lines waiting for a bus at the Riverside
 Border Crossing - No Papers Needed
Traffic was heavy on the Bridge to Bullhead City and launch sites.  Faster to walk. 
 A necessity during the Regatta?  Floating Coolers.







Many floats had flags flying 






Regatta Float Participants going under the Bridge






A few other sights at the launch site.

Aloha Shark

She might need extra sunscreen.

Aloha Regatta was the theme this year

Beach Ball that Escaped


Clark County FD Rescue team ready and waiting 



It's not too soon to plan and book your room for River Regatta 2015
Next year there will be a cowboy theme, 'Regatta Roundup'


see River Regatta 2014 Photos from Part I here.


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