CES 2012

It was a crazy week at CES this year. I think this was one of the largest Consumer Electronic Shows Vegas has ever had. Every day the Las Vegas Convention…

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Holly dishes it out…

At the Hard Rock Cafe.  Holly, the star of Peepshow served a bunch of homeless and those in need that are currently staying at The Shade Tree, The Salvation Army…

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Midnight Bar-B-Q

While over at a friends house one night not long ago in a place not far from here we heard strange sounds coming from outside. After listening to them for…

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Be careful out there…

Opps! Here is something we don't think about often. How good is your trailer hitch? Is it tight? What about the trailer itself? Most people don't think about that much.…

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Abandoned Mines: Hidden Dangers

Living here in southern Nevada means more than just flashy lights, gambling and wild nights on the strip.  Just outside of Vegas is where a not so much though about danger lurks. Mines! Not the kind that go Boom! But the other kind…

Some people think that old mine shafts are fairly safe, I say fairly safe since people think that these shafts are drilled though rock and rock is hard right? Or I hear, “It’s an old mine, if it wanted to cave in it would have done so already”  or “It’s only a tunnel, I won’t go in far, it will be ok” or “So and so said they went in there so it must be ok and safe”

Do you know that on an average, 210 people each year die due to going inside an old mine, riding ATV’s around open shafts or falling into an uncovered vertical shaft?

Some of the hazards of abandoned mines are: open shafts, horizontal openings resulting from underground mining, dangerous water, rusting machinery, cave ins, rattlesnakes, defective explosives leftover from who knows when.  But that’s not the only way to get hurt or worse.  Many of these hazards are the result of mining that occurred many years ago — some before 1900. There is nothing of value left in abandoned mines,  that’s why they are abandoned.

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Steve Forbes the ‘Agitator’

Las Vegas Photographer Dave Proctor

Business magazine CEO and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes calls himself the ‘Agitator’ however in real life he is a very nice guy.

One of my long time clients, The Nevada Policy Research Institute, held their annual dinner at The Venetian on Thursday and of course I was there to capture the whole event. From the exclusive book signing to the keynote speech from Steve Forbes.

Some of his predictions include…

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Hoover Dam turns 75

Las Vegas Photographer Dave ProctorHoover Damn officially turns 75 today.

On the day of Hoover Dam’s dedication some 10,000 plus people gathered on top of the dam to hear President Roosevelt speech on the greatest feat of mankind. That day was Sept. 30, 1935,  back then it was  known as Boulder Damn, the name was changed to Hoover Dam in 1947.

Did you know that people have been wanting the dam tore down for years?  Yup! A battle to tear down dams, including Hoover Dam is being fought out in United States courts by lawyers, lobbyists, volunteers and eco-friendly scientists. Now the Vegas odds of it happening are like, 1 in a trillion galliziion or something like that, but believe it or not, people are really putting money into trying to get this to happen.  <headdesk>

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The Techatticup Mine

The Techatticup Mine, what is it? Well other than a great place to take pictures it is also the oldest, richest and most famous gold mine in Southern Nevada. It is also the ONLY real mine in southern Nevada that you can go into SAFELY!

Tony and Bobbie Werly bought the mine and the area around it back in 1994 they have been working on restoration of the mine, the buildings around it and adding artifacts.
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Senator Harry Reid at UNLV

Yesterday I had to cover Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the National Clean Energy Summit 3.0 held at UNLV. It was a meeting of the minds that brought clean…

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Today is Dave’s Day!

Today, August 1st has been declared “Dave’s Day” anyone named Dave/David can receive a FREE entree at Famous Dave’s BBQ! Middle name Dave? You get half off an entree. Last…

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Amazing Photography

Normally I only post images that I have taken however sometimes I see something that is so amazing that I just stop and wonder...  When I saw these images, all…

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Smashburger in Paradise

Smashburger opened its second Las Vegas location today!  The new restaurant is located at 9109 W. Sahara. That is on the Southeast corner of Ft. Apache & Sahara. Yesterday Smashburger…

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