OK, good news was tough to find in a state that’s perennially low-ranking in virtually all health measures: We’re too fat, we’re pregnant too soon, we’re unusually suicidal, many of our hospitals rank among the most dangerous in the nation, and the Southern Nevada Health District’s building was condemned this year. (But we have 320 days of sunshine a year!) Still, we did score more care for uninsured women recently when the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation awarded an $83,600 grant to Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada to provide breast health care. It’s a great contribution to helping Nevadans stay healthy, and Volunteers in Medicine continues to assist in filling in the local health-care gaps. VMSN.org.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.