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<p>Director of UNLV's Office of Veteran Services, Ross Bryant, sits for a portrait in his office in the Student Services Center on Nov. 1. Bryant, a retired U.S. Army Major and former commander of UNLV's ROTC, works to ensure that veterans are welcomed, steered in the right direction and help get all the VA benefits to which they are entitled.</p>

VETERANS ON CAMPUS

Updated: Jan 09, 2014 10:12am
Clark County has certainly had its share of reports of negative treatment of veterans. From the recent death of advocate and Navy veteran Sandy Niccum, allegedly partly due to mistreatment at the...

Water czar’s impact will live on for generations

Updated: Jan 15, 2014 10:40am
It is the year 2113 and the robotic head of Pat Mulroy has just finished presiding over a meeting in which the Southern Nevada Water Authority board meekly approved an expenditure of $3 trillion to...
<p>Visitors enter Container Park in November in the shadow of a praying mantis sculpture that breathes fire from the Burning Man festival. The writer argues &amp;#8220;it seems disingenuous to me when Container Park tries to capitalize on underground culture&amp;#8221; while embracing corporate culture and pushing away teens.</p>

BURNS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT

Jan 08, 2014 2:17pm
Last month U.S. District Senior Judge Robert C. Jones attacked lawyers representing both the Burning Man Festival and Pershing County where the festival is held.He said the legal arrangements they’d...
<p>K.M. Cannon/the associated press</p><p>Harrah's has announced a deal to sell the Showboat Hotel-Casino, located on Fremont Street at the Boulder Highway. RJ Photo by K.M. Cannon</p>

JANUARY ALMANAC

Updated: Jan 09, 2014 11:14am
Jan 1, 219,998,000 BCE: A mile above the Vegas Valley, gigantic deep-diving dinosaurs, or ichthyosaurs, swim in this tropical ocean hunting for giant squid to eat.Jan 2, 2014: A can of sardines at...
<p>Warren Durso: Funny man. 9/11 "truther." Ugliest comic in America?</p>

MAN ON THE MARGINS

Updated: Jan 09, 2014 12:13pm
Says in the papers that today is the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings, not that comedian Warren Durso actually believes the papers, or in the Sandy Hook shootings themselves, or, for...
<p>The Speed of Sound in Seawater: They drink your milkshake.</p>

TO-DO LIST, 1.2-1.8

Jan 01, 2014 9:56pm
[SHRED]TUESDAY, JAN. 2Casket RaiderWe don’t know much about these bands, but we love the names of those vying for applause at the Cheyenne Saloon’s regular apocalyptic metal jams. If not the Cheyenne...

BY THE NUMBERS

Jan 01, 2014 9:56pm
8of 12 possible charges that special prosecutors had proven “by clear and convincing evidence” to the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline on Family Court Judge Steven Jones stemming from his...
<p>An iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the arctic circle Tuesday Aug, 16, 2005.</p>

EVERY WEEK IS SNARK WEEK

Jan 01, 2014 9:52pm
Hot air fuels global warmingThe Review-Journal, a sister publication of CityLife, opines that global warming isn’t real because it’s cold outside and winter sea ice is up from last year - when it hit...
<p>A selection of tacos is shown at Desnudo Taco, 3240 Arville St.</p>

HIP, FUN AND INTERESTING MEXICAN

Jan 01, 2014 9:50pm
It is an odd culinary landscape we have in regards to Mexican food, or Hispanic/Latino/general south-of-the-border food. We have such a large population of Hispanic/Latino people in Nevada (making up...
<p>Lisa Willardson is sworn in before testifying at the disciplinary hearing of Family Court Judge Steven Jones on Dec. 4.</p>

Tragedy follows scandal, and not for the first time

Jan 01, 2014 9:49pm
The news broke Friday morning that former Clark County prosecutor Lisa Willardson was dead. It was as shockingly unexpected as it was predictable. Another attorney in a high-profile scandal found...