Category: Laughlin

TRI-STATE AIR SERVICE GRANT CAMPAIGN REACHES NEARLY $1 MILLION IN PLEDGES

In final filings with the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than $945,000 has been committed in a local and regional campaign for matching pledges to help secure a federal air service grant for the Tri-State area. Officials from the Mohave County Airport Authority (MCAA) and Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport said the campaign has been a success, showing strong support to help match a proposed Federal Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant. Cash pledges exceeded $375,000, while in-kind pledges were more than $570,000, said MCAA president John Hastings. The cash pledges represent $255,000 raised locally, $100,000 in airport marketing support, and $20,000 in airport-related air service development projects with interested airlines. In-kind support, ranging from promotional materials to website information, represents $515,000 in local pledges plus $55,000 in fees the airport has agreed to waive for qualifying airlines as part of its industry-standard incentive package. The Airport will be applying for a $750,000 grant. The amount applied for is predicated on the amount collected in local pledge support. “’Local’ may be a misnomer,” noted Hastings. “In addition to the Tri-State area, we had support from people in other parts of the country who want the DOT to know that getting to and from our region by air should be easier and is commercially sustainable.” According to Airport Director Jeremy Keating, 160 letters of support were received for the grant...

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Aquarius Announces Awesome August Entertainment Free Admission and No Drink Minimum

 The newly renovated Splash inside Aquarius Casino Resort is the perfect venue for live entertainment all summer long. Splash welcomes two rocking country bands during the entire month of August that are sure to get the crowd dancing and singing along to the music. “With the new additions and changes to Splash, it really is the ideal location to showcase these talented bands,” said Aquarius Casino Resort General Manager Sean Hammond.  “With the bar steps away and how easy it is to order a quick bite to eat, we’ll make sure you’re taken care of the whole night.”  Chris Johnson & the , with Chris Johnson – singer, song writer, guitar player; Dusty Walseth – lead guitar and vocals; Mike Baker – bass guitar and vocals; and Ben Rushing – drums and vocals, play everything from classic country favorites to current country hits. They cater to dancers, playing songs such as the Two-Step, Black Velvet and Cha-Cha. Chris Johnson & the Hollywood Hillbillies will perform at Splash Friday through Monday for two weekends: August 1, 2, 3 and 4; and August 8, 9, 10 and 11. Friday and Saturday shows are from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday and Monday shows are from 7 p.m. to Midnight. Sidewynder River Rattler Band is a 5-piece band that puts on a rocking country show, playing Top 40 Country Hits with a sprinkle of the classics. Billy Latta is a vocalist, plays lead guitar...

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Tropicana Entertainment Inc. Announces Sale of River Palms Resort and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. (“Tropicana”) announces that its subsidiary companies Columbia Properties Laughlin, LLC (“CP Laughlin”) and CP Laughlin Realty, LLC (“CPL Realty”) entered into and simultaneously closed a sale and lease back transaction with Laughlin Hotel, LLC (“Laughlin Hotel”) and Nevada Restaurant Services, Inc. (“NRS” and, collectively with Laughlin Hotel, the “Buyers”). Pursuant to the terms of an asset purchase agreement, CP Laughlin and CPL Realty sold substantially all of the assets associated with the operation of the River Palms Casino in Laughlin, Nevada (“River Palms”) to the Buyers, in exchange for $6.75 million in cash. Concurrently with the execution and closing of the asset purchase agreement, CP Laughlin leased back River Palms for a period of up to ninety (90) days, subject to an additional thirty (30) day extension, and further subject to earlier termination rights. Tropicana intends to terminate the lease and discontinue its operation of River Palms in September 2014. “We are pleased to announce this transaction today,” said Tony Rodio, President and Chief Executive Officer for Tropicana. “We have had River Palms on the market for some time and upon the closing of this transaction and the discontinuance of our operation of River Palms in September 2014, we will be able to focus our Laughlin efforts exclusively on our flagship property – Tropicana Laughlin.” “Nevada Restaurant Services is excited about the opportunity to operate the...

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