The next big town-wide event will be the Saturday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 4, with Rockets Over The River fireworks displays choreographed to music and ideal viewing all along the Riverwalk. The free shows will start around 9 p.m. each night. For more information, contact the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce, 702-298-2214 or 1-800-227-5245.
The 2nd Annual Laughlin Half Marathon and 5K is already scheduled for March 31, 2007. The morning runs will again be held on the northwest side of the Avi Resort, behind the grandstands, along the river. A Health and Fitness Expo will also take place at the Avi Resort from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. and will be open to the public. Online registration is now open at Active.com.
An additional category will be added, "The Valet 5K Challenge," which is open to all valet personnel to vie for first place and the title - fastest valet parker. For information, contact the Race Director: Karen Becker 702-298-5873, PO Box 32152, Laughlin, NV 89028.
The Dance Club at the Riverside will feature Tom & Sharon's Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance Party from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays: June 24, July 1, 22, Aug 5 and 26. For details on parties, dance classes or upcoming events, call Tom and Sharon Craddock at 928-754-2097 or 702-298-2535, ext 5708.
The Cowboy Store at the Pioneer is holding its first Blow-Out Sale for the month of June with 25-percent off a large selection of shirts, boots, hats and gift items.
The largest free-roll (no entry fee) poker tournament ever hosted by the Colorado Belle will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17. The $50,000 No Limit Texas Hold 'Em championship style tournament will feature a $10,000 first place prize, and the top 30 will finish in the money. A "Most Pots Won" format will be used to determine entry into the event. For each pot that a player wins with $10 or more in the pot, the player receives a special blue chip worth five points. The top 50 point-earners will qualify for the tournament. Players may win blue chips in all three poker games dealt in Colorado Belle's Poker Room: Seven Card Stud, Omaha, and Texas Hold 'Em. Players have all summer to earn points.
The tournament will use a championship style format. Each level will run 40 minutes, and there will be an hour-long dinner break. With this style of format, championship-style tournaments can last eight hours or longer.
Silver Rider Transit is expanding its route to provide transportation service from Laughlin to Primm at the California / Nevada state line. The new round trip service will cost $20 and will run the third Thursday of each month beginning June 15. The Stateline Express will leave the Laughlin yard at 8 a.m., make stops in Palm Gardens, Cal-Nev-Ari and Searchlight and arrive at Primm around 10 a.m. The returning service will depart around 5 p.m. and arrive back in Laughlin at 7 p.m. The service requires a 24-hour advance reservation; call Silver Rider at 702-298-4435.
Another existing service is the Las Vegas Express which operates on the second and fourth Thursday every month, running from Laughlin to the Sunset Station, Galleria Mall in Henderson, or the South Strip Transfer Terminal.
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