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Promoter cancels 2nd night of an Area 51 event

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — A promoter has canceled a second day of music, speakers and movies in Hiko, tied to ongoing “Storm Area 51” festivities in the Nevada desert.

“Area 51
Basecamp” organizer Keith Wright says that after drawing just 500
attendees at a Friday event planned for 5,000, he had to pull the plug.

He says
campers can stay until Sunday.

Wright says
the event at George Harris’ Alien Research Center was safe for people who
showed up but became an obvious financial loss.

In Rachel,
Little A’Le’Inn owner Connie West says a slate of musical entertainment will
continue as planned until midnight for the several thousand revelers at the
“Alienstock” event she’s hosting.

West says
she’s sad to hear the Hiko festival didn’t succeed... Read More

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Lincoln County officials: Events calm for Storm Area 51 festivals

LINCOLN COUNTY, NV. (KLAS) – Officials with Lincoln County Emergency Management say activities are calm with both events for Storm Area 51.

Officials posted on the organizations Facebook page Saturday morning saying temperatures have dropped in the upper 30’s with visitors camping on BLM land.

There were multiple accidents involving cars hitting cows, which caused significant property damage, according to management officials.

Event officials have been pleased with the weekend events being manageable and respectful from attendees. ... Read More

Golden Knights players, Bark Andre Furry, and Jeopardy James are just some of the big names who supported the Miracle League at fundraiser

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A fundraiser was held Friday evening for the Las Vegas Miracle League, which is an organization that allows people of all ages with disabilities to play baseball.

Golden Knights players Reilly Smith and Nick Holden were on hand, as well as Chance, the Golden Knights mascot.

Golden Knights players Reilly Smith and Nick Holden attend Miracle League fundraiser.

But they weren’t the only ones in attendance. Jeopardy James, the Las Vegas Lights Mascot, and Bark Andre Furry also made an appearance and showed off their skills on the diamond.

Jeopardy James and Bark Andre’ Furry attend Miracle League fundraiser.

To learn more about miracle league, go here.... Read More

Life is Beautiful, iHeart Music festivals provide musical entertainment and traffic nightmare for Las Vegas drivers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Aliens may be all the rage in Lincoln County this weekend, but Las Vegas is also supplying endless entertainment through Sunday.

From “Life is Beautiful” to The iHeart Radio Music Festival, there’s no shortage of things to do downtown and on the Strip. These events also fall on the same few days as various Storm Area 51 events in both Hiko and Rachel, Nevada.

“I’m so excited,” Life is Beautiful attendee Trenity told 8 News Now. “Let’s go! We gotta go right now!”

“I’m ready to go have a good time,” fellow attendee Barrett echoed when speaking about his plans.

However, the excitement will stop on the road, as hundreds of thousands of visitors bring some serious traffic tie-ups with their arrival. ... Read More

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Battle of liberty schools highlight Friday nights

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Liberty of Las Vegas welcomed Liberty of Peioria, Arizona to highlight the Friday night freedom ring under the lights in southern Nevada.

In the
remixed words of American revolutionist Patrick Henry, “give me liberty or
give me liberty” that set the for other games on high school campuses.

8 News Now Sports
anchor Jon Tritsch has the story. ... Read More

Thousands of curious Earthlings travel to Storm Area 51 festivals near formerly secret Nevada military base

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Thousands of curious Earthlings from around the globe traveled to festivals, and several hundred made forays toward the secret Area 51 military base in the Nevada desert on Friday, drawn by an internet buzz and a social media craze sparked by a summertime Facebook post inviting people to “Storm Area 51.”

“They can’t stop all of us,” the post joked. “Lets see them aliens.”

In the end — at the appointed hour of 3 a.m. Sept. 20 — about 75 to 100 people braved chilly darkness and a bumpy, dusty 8-mile (13-kilometer) drive to the Rachel gate of the legendary former top-secret U.S. Air Force base. Another 40 traveled about 13 miles (21 kilometers) on a more rugged washboard-dirt road to a different gate in Lincoln County, more than two hours’ drive north of Las Vegas... Read More

Car strikes, injures cow in Lincoln County near Storm Area 51 event

HIKO, NEVADA (KLAS) – A crash on a major road in Hiko, Nevada, near the Storm Area 51 event caused a traffic jam for hours after a cow was struck by a car.

Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers tweeted Friday night that the crash happened on State Route 375 and Mile Marker 30 after 8 p.m

#TrafficAlert Crash on SR375 and mile marker 30. Passenger Car vs. Cow. SR375 is all open range, adhere to the posted speed limit, slower speeds are suggested during the overnight hours. Wildlife is not used to this high volume of traffic, please use caution. #keepnvbeautiful pic.twitter.com/LFzBT54TVK... Read More