In a normal year thousands upon thousands of people could be expected to descend on Las Vegas to ring in the new year. Make no mistake, we will still see some visitors but due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year’s celebration will have less people and be a little less celebratory. The annual NYE fireworks show on the Strip has been cancelled but most of the large hotels are offering packages on rooms and are hosting some sort of party offerings. The Strip will be closed to vehicle traffic starting tonight at 5pm between Spring Mountain and Russell Rd. The offramps on I-15 at Flamingo and at Tropicana will be closed at 5pm and will reopen between 3 and 6am on New Years Day. There will be some downtown street closures as well such as Fourth street and Casino Center Blvd. The RTC will offer free bus rides on all routes starting at 6pm tonight until 9am on New Years Day. State officials are frowning on the Fremont Street Experience’s plans to let people gather there for a $25 fee. No live entertainment is planned there but the Plaza Hotel downtown does have a fireworks show scheduled for tonight. Access to the Fremont Street Experience will be limited to those 21 and older. Happy New Year!
Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.