Helicopter Ride over Hoover Dam

Smashburger Opens New Fort Apache Store

Magical Forest Full of Ghouls & Goblins

Photos by Nikki Artale

Helicopter Ride over Hoover Dam

It is called the Best Dam Ride by the Dam Helicopter Company in Boulder City, Nevada. The helicopter flies 500 feet above the Hoover Dam and the new bypass bridge and the view is awesome. I sat in the front seat next to the Pilot and not only did I have a great front view, I also could look down at the glass bottom floor and see the view.

It was interesting to see the walking trails that once were used by the railroad to bring in all the building supplies to build the Hoover Dam. Lake Mead looked beautiful with the many boats docked in the slips.
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The workers at Dam Helicopter were very helpful, courteous and very welcoming. Operation hours: 8:00am to 3:30pm, 7 days a week including Holidays. Call the heliport at 702 294-2200

Smashburger Opens New Fort Apache Store

A media preview dinner was held on October 2, 2013 at the new Smashburger at the Fort Apache and Tropicana store in Las Vegas.  Founder Tom Ryan was on hand to unveil their new burger and beer pairing menu. Tom Ryan educated the media on the process of the pairings.
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The new menu pairs seven Smashburgers with seven craft brews by the Joseph James Brewing Company. The menu includes: Classic Smash with Craft American Lager, Truffle Mushroom Swiss Burger with Red Fox Russian Imperial Stout, BBQ Bacon & Cheddar Burger with Citra Rye Pale Ale, Sin City Burger with Weize Guy Hefeweizen, Spicy Veggie Black Bean Burger with Citra Rye Pale Ale, Classic Chicken with Fox Tail Gluten Free Pale Ale, Avocado Club Chicken with Hop Box Imperial IPA.

The food was delicious, the beer tasty, the staff friendly and the service was excellent. There were a lot of happy faces in the kitchen smashing up our Smashburger dinners. 


Magical Forest Full of Ghouls and Goblins

Opportunity Village transformed the Magical Forest into a haunted adventure with fun games, nightly parades and movies. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October from 5-9 pm, the Magical Forest will feature the Haunted Adventure by Santino and Rocco Panaro, the Spooktackular Forest Express Train and the Enchanted Carousel.

This is a family friendly event that include the Candy Cabin and storytelling on Fridays. The Magical Forest is located at 6300 W. Oakey Blvd.

Kevin Janison of the Channel 3 T.V. News was on hand opening night to film the events that were in store for the courageous young children who attended.


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