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Jun 19, 2018

Laughlin Lagoon SID 162A - Consent Items passed by Clark County Board of County Commissioners

Laughlin Lagoon Project - Update
Progress continues on the Laughlin Lagoon dredging project. 

By a unanimous 7-0 vote Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners approved the next 2 steps towards the clearing of thousands of cubic yards of silt clogging the Laughlin Lagoon. The Commission, chaired by Steve Sisolak whose District A includes Laughlin, approved the 2 matters as part of the consent agenda as they did not need discussion.

Following a request from the Town Advisory Board, the Clark County Commission voted to allocate $1.7-million from Laughlin's Fort Mohave Valley Development Fund to complete the financial package to clear channels -- including a 2,000-ft. public beach at the south end of the backwater by widening the drainage channel next to the Laughlin Bay Marina. About a dozen property owners fronting the mile-long Lagoon will pay the balance of the bonds for Special Improvement District 162-A. On Aug. 7, commissioners are scheduled to award the contract with work required to be done from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31 to protect a fish and 2 bird species under the Endangered Species Act. 

After the Lagoon is cleared, SID 162-B will tax the property owners to keep the channels cleared with annual assessments to replenish what is spent.

Commissioners also directed the Clark County Public Works Department to prepare the official property tax assessment roll. Property owners may either pay their entire amount up front, or select to have them split into 20 semi-annual payments. The BCC will conduct its public hearing about the assessments on July 17 at 10 A.M. in Las Vegas.

"On behalf of the community, I express our appreciation for the Board's support for this  -- for Laughlin -- critical project, the key to launching a new wave of growth of businesses, industries, and professionals that will diversify our economy by adding to our existing tourist and retiree bases," said James "Jim" Maniaci, LTAB chair and Laughlin Economic Development Corporation president. The corporation began work on the project in 2012 by assembling the property owners, having to pause while Nevada law was amended to include waterfront projects in the special districts law.

While the project proceeds through the Clark County steps, work continues on obtaining the permits needed from a half-dozen federal and state agencies.


Jun 9, 2018

Krispy Krunchy Chicken Open at the Riverside Resort in Laughlin

Laughlin, NV

Krispy Krunchy Chicken opened last month at Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort.   


A group of us tried the chicken (take out).  We ordered some of the regular chicken, as well as chicken tenders, biscuits and fries.  

The fried chicken was good, perhaps the best you can get in Laughlin right now.  Very crisp, fried well, but not overcooked.  

The chicken is prepared with a Cajun recipe but it wasn't too spicy.  Just a little bite to it. 

Not everyone thought it was as good as others though.  

Comments included - 

"Best Chicken in Town"

"It's really good but doesn't seem as good as I remember when we used to get it from the gas station".  (referring to the Krispy Krunchy Chicken in AZ).  

"It's....Chicken, what more can you say"

"Very Good, but can get the same thing at Walmart"

The chicken does sit out in the bins but that is pretty standard at any fast food chicken type location.   

The french fries fine, and the biscuit didn't look very appetizing but it was very good.  

Prices are far, about what other fast food style fried chicken costs. The employee was not all that friendly, it was almost like she was doing us a favor to take and prepare the order.  We recall it has been that way the other 2 or 3 times we were at this snack bar too. 

Krispy Krunchy Chicken is  is actually a part of the small Westside Casino Snack Bar.  This is located across from the main Casino/Hotel on the street level.  Convenient parking is right next to the Entrance to the Casino in the Small Parking Garage.  The Westside Casino can also be accessed by using the Pedestrian walkway that goes over Casino Drive. 

Hours are listed online as 11am-10pm, although the snack bar itself may differ.  

There is limited seating and tables.  The word is that customers are welcome to sit at the bar or machines adjacent to the snack bar.  Take out is easy because you can park close for a quick in and out. 

If you try it, come on over to our FB group and share your experience.  Or leave a comment below. 

Jun 4, 2018

Laughlin Visitor Numbers down 1.7% for April 2018

Laughlin, NV

Visitor numbers released by the LVVCA for April of 2018 showed Laughlin had an decrease of of 1.7% (compared to the same period in April of 2017).    

The visitor numbers reported were 167,600 in April 2018 and 170,500 in April 2017.

The annual Laughlin River Run bike rally took place in April.  Reports that the event was smaller than 
usual might show in part why the numbers were down.  

Average Daily Room Rate and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) are pending and not currently available.

For the Year To Date, Laughlin visitation is flat, up just 0.5 percent. 

April 2018 Laughlin gaming revenue was $46.6 million, up 8.66%.  
Read more about the gaming numbers here.

All content of this article is for informational purposes only.  Source of statistics and charts are from : LVCVA (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority)

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Laughlin Gaming Revenue up 8.66% - April 2018

Laughlin, NV

Nevada gaming numbers for April of 2018 show Laughlin gaming revenue was $46.6 million.  

This is an increase of 8.66% compared to the same period of April of 2017.   

The last weekend in April was also the annual Laughlin River Run bike rally.  Despite a smaller event this year, it appears to have had little effect on the gaming numbers for the month. 

Gaming Revenue was up Statewide in Nevada by 7.75%

The breakdown by area in Clark County was:
Las Vegas Strip              +5.08%

Downtown Las Vegas    +15.62%

North Las Vegas            +15.33%

Laughlin                         +8.66%

Boulder Strip                 +22.7%

Mesquite                        +4.03% 

Meanwhile, Laughlin visitor numbers were down 1.7% for the month of April 2018.   See all the visitor numbers here. 

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May 31, 2018

Memorial Day Service - Laughin, Nevada May 28, 2018

Laughlin, NV

Laughlin, Nevada

Laughlin's Memorial Day service was held on May 28, 2018 at the Avenue of the Flags area in the park just south of the Laughlin Bullhead City bridge.

Remembrance, Honor, and Respect were the themes of the ceremony.

Here are are a few photos and the video of Taps from the ceremony.

Jordan Ross, Laughlin Town Constable , shared his thoughts 

Terrill Tinnell, Legion Post Commander

Stephanie Tinnell, President of the Auxiliary Unit 60

Roger Reimer, Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 243 

Showing remembrance of her son, U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Salazar,  Gold Star family member, Gloria Salazar-Compoz was in attendance at the ceremony. 

Taps at the end of the Cermony

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