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Food truck festival returns to Sunset Park

A food truck festival is returning to Sunset Park on Saturday.

Sunset Park’d will feature 30 local and regional food trucks, including Baby’s Badass Burgers, Fat Daddy’s Ice Cream and the Lobsta Trap.

The event will be from noon to 8 p.m. at Sunset Park, 2601 East Sunset Road. Admission to the event is free.

Besides the food, there will be Redneck Games, which is a group of fun and friendly competitions. The proceeds from the event will benefit Goodie Two Shoes.

There will be live entertainment, rock climbing and a bouncy house. 

UNLV to keep National Finals Rodeo for 10 more years

UNLV to keep National Finals Rodeo for 10 more years

The National Finals Rodeo will be staying at UNLV for the next decade, under a deal announced this week.

The National Finals Rodeo will stay at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center for another decade rather than move to the MGM Resorts International/AEG arena being built on the Strip, Las Vegas Events President Pat Christenson said Monday.

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Testing museum hosting Family Fun Day

The National Atomic Testing Museum will host a special Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The theme of the event will be the civil defense programs of the 50s and 60s.

The event will feature traditional activities like face painting and raffles, but it will also have a duck and cover game, fallout shelter construction and stocking area and a Geiger counter station.

Admission is $20 for a family of four with an additional $5 for each additional person with a limit of 10.

The admission includes access to the museum’s main exhibit and all the activities, but not to the “Area 51: Myth or Reality” exhibit.

The first 75 kids through the door will get a special Bert the Turtle stuffed toy. 

NFR Ready to Start Thursday

NFR Ready to Start Thursday

The National Finals Rodeo begins another 10-day run at the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday.

The top 15 cowboys and cowgirls in seven categories will compete for a share of the $6.25 million in prize money.

For some competitors this is their first time at this rodeo. 

"I've dreamed about it since I was old enough to watch TV. The NFR, it really is a dream come true. It has been a life long goal of mine to make it here," team roper Caleb Smidt said.

"They got a lot of money out here, and I want to get my name on a few of those checks, that is the main thing, " bull rider Cole Echles, who is also making his debut at NFR, said.

The general manager of the rodeo says he always knew the event has the potential to be a big draw.

Tickets on Sale for RenFest

Tickets on Sale for RenFest

Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival presented by Clark County Parks and Recreation.

The festival is October 11, 12 and 13 at Sunset Park, starting at 10 a.m. every day and ending at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, the event will end at 5 p.m.

People will be able to immerse themselves in the old world with diverse entertainment, including dancers, swordsman, live music, comedy troupes and more. Stained glass artists, woodworkers, toy makers, potters and sword makers are just a few of the artisans who will be creating and selling their wares.

Vendors will also be offering food of all kinds for sale. Alcohol will be available for purchase starting at 2 p.m. Friday and end at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, alcohol sales will end at 4 p.m.

PBR Returns to Thomas & Mack

PBR Returns to Thomas & Mack

For the 20th year, the world's top bull riders will be back at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The Professional Bull Riders announced its return for the 2013 Built Ford Tough World Finals on October 23 through October 27.

The world finals are made up of six round with the top 35 bull riders. The rider with the highest score after six rounds wins the event title and $250,000.

The world champion will be crowned based on the most points during the whole series and the world finals.

The total purse is $2.2 million, including a $1 million bonus to the world champion, who also receives the coveted World Champion belt buckle.

Maryland Parkway Public Transit Meeting Set

Maryland Parkway Public Transit Meeting Set

County transportation officials continue to study one of the most heavily traveled public transportation corridors in southern Nevada.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will host a third public workshop on improvements along Maryland Parkway between McCarran International Airport and Downtown Las Vegas. The workshop is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 27 at The Boulevard Mall, Center Court.

Public input on how to best utilize public transit in the area and on potential street design changes will be sought at the meeting.

Maryland Parkway carries an average of more than 9,000 passengers per day.