August 17, 2021 | Clear, high 104, low 85
Just vaccinate, baby. The Raiders will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for home games at Allegiant Stadium starting with the Sept. 13 home opener against the Baltimore Ravens. The announcement came within hours of a news conference during which Gov. Steve Sisolak outlined an option permitting large-scale event operators in Nevada to allow attendees to go maskless with proof of full vaccination.
Ron Kantowski
MGM to require employee vaccinations
In other COVID news, Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts International President and CEO, said in a letter to employees the company will require COVID-19 vaccines for all newly hired and current salaried workers in the U.S. beginning Aug. 30. 


Nevada roads more deadly
The first seven months on Nevada roads this year are the deadliest in a decade. Department of Public Safety spokesperson Andrew Bennett believes a hostile attitude among Silver State motorists is part of the reason for the carnage. 
Traffic flow improves at Allegiant
So the third time really is the charm: Traffic flow at Saturday’s Raiders’ NFL preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks was much improved. Officials and spectators say the crowd of 50,001 got in and out of the parking lots and made its way over pedestrian bridges in an orderly manner in comparison to a recent Garth Brooks concert and Mexico vs. U.S. soccer game.

More stadium news: 

  • Some UNLV football fans may wind up paying more to park than they do for tickets according to prices announced Monday. A parking pass for the Rebels’ Sept. 12 matchup against Iowa State will cost $150.  

The future of Bishop Gorman sports
A three-part series on Bishop Gorman High School’s rise to national powerhouse status concludes with a look into the Gaels’ athletic future and the role influential boosters have played in the school's success. Also: Sports columnist Ed Graney offers his take on the Gaels’ success.
Hotel-restaurant cooking in Arts District
Celebrity chef Todd English is bringing a hotel and restaurant to the Arts District. The four-story boutique property will be called The English Hotel and is scheduled to open this year. 
From the RJ archives
On this day in 1993, readers heard from Garth Brooks, who played the first of three sold-out shows in the Thomas & Mack Center. The crowds of 17,800 were the first he’d performed for in Las Vegas since January 1991, when he played the 650-seat Desert Inn showroom. Brooks, who recently performed just the second concert at Allegiant Stadium, said during his Thomas & Mack stop that he preferred playing multiple nights in an arena to a single night in a stadium. “I don’t know how to make a stadium intimate,” he said. “I’m not really a big-screen fan.”
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