Archive for September, 2012

Millions In Marijuana Removed From Mount Charleston

Friday, September 28th, 2012

More than $7.4 million worth of marijuana plants were removed by the Southern Nevada task force from a remote area in Mount Charleston during a raid, Metro Police officials said.

The farm had nearly 4,000 mature marijuana plants, and was located about three miles northwest of the intersection of state routes 156 and 158. The terrain in this area is quite rugged as well. Police reported that they made the discovery of this grow operation after being getting a report that there was suspicious activity in the area.

This is not the first time an outdoor grow operation has been found in Clark County this year, officials said. This case is the fifth one now. So far, the HITDA task force this year has removed 36,000 plants, and the street value estimated comes in at $72 million.

The task force is comprised of Metro Police, North Las Vegas Police, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.

No suspects were present at the time of the raid, and no arrests have been reported as of yet.

It’s interesting that these plants went by unnoticed for so long, considering the area this grow operation was in.

 

Buy Items From Pawn Stars Online

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Thanks to their popular show, Pawn Stars, the guys at Gold & Silver Pawn in Las Vegas are a popular shop stop in Las Vegas. Visitors often line up outside during the day just to get in and take a look at the treasures the guys have acquired over the years.

Business is booming at the shop, and now the Gold & Silver Pawn has expanded to the internet, selling and swapping goods from their pawn shop in Las Vegas. They have started using a website called HipSwap.com to sell items. The items vary, but some things that they have are $499.99 pair of Levi blue jeans, and $159.99 Bachmann Silverton Flyer train set, which the old man probably loves. There’s even a bobble head of Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison for just $24.99.

Besides selling things from the Gold & Silver Pawn shop, owner Rick Harrison also admitted to buying a vintage purse for his wife.

Although they are only selling around 10 items on the site, it likely won’t be long before they add on more items that they are selling. It’ll be interesting to see if they ever venture deeper into selling things online, or create a mobile application for their shop.

500 Menu Items At Caesars Palace

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Las Vegas is known for a lot of things; offering great entertainment, swanky hotels, grand casinos, a place to go to get wild, and amazing dining experiences.

Now a lot of people don’t think of all the restaurants in Las Vegas initially, because everyone cares more about the casinos, hotels, and the shows. Part of entertainment though should be dining, because there are so many different places to go check out that are run by the top chefs in the industry.

Caesar’s Palace opened up their new Bacchanal Buffet earlier this month, offering an astounding 500 items in a 25,000-square-foot buffet that seats 600. The buffet cost $17 million to build. On the grand opening day, they opened up at 7 a.m. where just 20 or so people showed up. By lunchtime though, there was a substantial line, with people waiting around for 25 minutes just to get in and be one of the firsts to try out dishes from the Bacchanal Buffet kitchen. There are nine themed kitchens, offering Asian, American, and Italian dishes. Traffic was and continues to be steady at the new buffet.

According to the executive chef, Scott Green, the most popular dishes were sushi, pizza, barbecue and desserts. The hours are from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Breakfast is $19.99, lunch $24.99, and dinner is $34.99 on weekdays. On the weekend, dinner comes in at $39.99.