Nevada

A Nevada U.S. 95 rest area closed July 9-10, more highway haps

The Searchlight rest area on U.S. 95 in Nevada will close July 9-10 for facilities repairs. More updates from the state, Missouri, Colorado and others for the coming days.

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SB I-15 full closure: Wee hours of June 17

As part of an ongoing $40 million weigh and inspection station project on I-15, southbound traffic will be held during a full closure scheduled for the wee hours of Wednesday, June 17.

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Post-earthquake inspections completed in Nevada

NDOT completed 160 hours of bridge inspections following the May 22 earthquake. All structures deemed safe, though one related repair at high-traffic junction remains to be scheduled.

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5.3 magnitude quake north of Las Vegas initiates bridge evaluations

The U.S. 95 southbound ramp to I-15 southbound, as well as NB, closed for a time before reopening late in the day Friday ahead of the expected Memorial Day weekend growth in traffic volume.

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U.S. 95 in Nevada: New paving upgrade to restrict travel

Work is set to begin this month on the Beatty-to-Armargosa Valley project between MM 29 and 56, with construction lasting through early July.

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Friends in UFO places

"Walking down the Extraterrestrial Highway at two in the morning, I realized, once again, that sometimes trucking is the best job ever. What other profession can you get paid to see things like an unobstructed view of the Milky Way?"

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Less-than-terror in Tonopah, Nev.: The Clown Motel

Originally opened in 1990 by Leroy David, the Clown Motel served as a place for him to keep his clown collection – which he just happened to have purchased from a retired clown in Las Vegas. He built it next to the town cemetery, where his father is buried, along with a lot of other victims of a mine fire in 1911. Leroy sold the place to Bob Perchetti in 1995, and Bob not only ...

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Strike one off the bucket list: Little AleInn, Rachel, Nev.

George and Wendy Parker visit the infamous cafe on the ET highway, Nevada State Route 375, and find hospitality, plenty of weirdness and some truck parking.

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Thrill-seeking, Vegas style

"Try wearing flip-flops while walking around the Fremont Street Experience. You're trapped in a giant hangar with 11 million people who are looking straight up into the air as they mill about."

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Preparing for the long haul

Between Redlands, Calif., and McCarran, Nev., Wendy's looking for "the usual things -- Sasquatch, alien ships, clean showers, good places to eat." Suggestions?

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