An emoticon guide to Las Vegas’ top headlines
By Melissa Gill
Even the stars are aligning as Las Vegas swings back into motion.
The Starlink Lights Turn Locals Towards The Skies
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ KTNV 13 Las Vegas reported getting numerous calls and emails on Wednesday evening, May 5, 2021, about an unusual streak of lights stretching across our desert night sky. Thankfully, this wasn’t an alien invasion from Area 51, but most likely said to be part of the SpaceX Starlink satellites that launched on Tuesday, according to The National Weather Service office in Seattle, Washington. The article says that 60 Starlink satellites launched into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
What appeared to be a strange phenomenon of UFOS turned out to only be a glimpse of a larger constellation of satellites, says KTNV 13 Las Vegas, there are about 1,600 satellites already in orbit. If you are intrigued by this Starlink mission, for more information, visit here.
What’s in the sky over #LasVegas tonight??? The @NWSSeattle has a simple answer! It’s likely associated with #ElonMusk‘s @SpaceX Starlink satellite launch. More: https://t.co/NjxinoojrD— KTNV 13 Action News (@KTNV) May 6, 2021
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Pinball Hall of Fame Makes A Big Move
🎮 👾 👪 The beloved local arcade, Pinball Hall of Fame, has moved from its Tropicana location to a new spot on the Las Vegas Strip, says Las Vegas Weekly. The previous venue lacked the space for owner, Tim Arnold, to have all his machines out at once, “We had about 250 machines out; now we’re at about 400 to 450, and we have many more to bring in. There’s stuff here that I haven’t seen since I put it in that storage building 30 years ago,” he tells Las Vegas Weekly. Although the address has changed, the owner says he’s not looking to change his audience very much, he explains in the article that they are still a “mom and pop shop” aiming to attract “kids, the casual player, and people just looking for something to do before they hop on the freeway.” Feel transported back in time as you visit this pinball arcade at its new home at 4295 Las Vegas Boulevard S. The arcade is open daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. For more details, visit their website.
The First Lady Delivers Sweet Surprises in Las Vegas
🏥 😷 💝 For National Nurses Day, Health care workers at the University Medical Center received a special visit from Jill Biden, The First Lady, this Thursday morning, reports The Las Vegas Review-Journal. While thanking the medical staff for their hard work, she gifted the health care workers frosted cookies shaped like the White House. The source says, prior to her visit to the hospital she also delivered flowers to Juliana Urtubey, the first Nevadan to be honored with the Council of Chief State School Officers’ national teacher of the year award. In the video shared by The Las Vegas Review-Journal, everyone glows with joy feeling appreciation from First Lady, Jill Biden. Congratulations, Juliana Urtubey and thank you to all the health care staff for their dedication and services amid the pandemic. Watch FOX5 Las Vegas’ coverage below.
New Menu Rolls Out at Influence, THE POOL at The LINQ
🌞 🏊 🍴 As summer approaches, locals and tourists alike will be searching for ways to beat Las Vegas’ heat and Influence, THE POOL at The LINQ, is the place to find tasty snacks while hanging poolside this summer. While sipping on frozen cocktails, guests can nibble on their all-new menu items like a breakfast croissant sandwich, loaded nachos, sticky chicken fingers and a Latin rice bowl. For hotel guests, entry to the pool is free. However, daybeds and cabana rentals are available for both locals and tourists. Swimming plus snacks sounds like a win!
Wynn, Encore and The Cosmopolitan Can Operate at 100 Percent Capacity
🎰 💉 😷 After over a year, the day has come where a few resorts, Wynn, Encore (says ABC News) and The Cosmopolitan (according to a press release), are approved to be open at 100 percent capacity again. All three properties’ employees have had over 80 percent of their workers vaccinated.
County officials announced that on May 1, “capacity constrictions for public gatherings” are permitted to be up to “80 percent occupancy” and that social distancing measurements have been reduced from six feet to four feet. If you catch a glimpse of the Strip, you’ll see that business is moving again and tourists are making their way back to Sin City for a much needed vacation. We’re happy to see guests waking up in Vegas again.
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🎶 🎙 👠 “Ocean Eyes” singer and songwriter, Billie Eilish unveils a new look that almost broke the internet for her cover photo debuting in the June 2021 issue of British Vogue. Embracing her transformative style, she poses in a silky pink corset and lace nude lingerie mirroring a vintage pin-up model. Eilish has made a point to express how the double-standards in women’s fashion is unfair, and tells Vogue that “it’s all about what makes you feel good.”
“It’s all about what makes you feel good. If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, f**k it – if you feel like you look good, you look good.” – Billie Eilish, Vogue