Sisolak signs bill naming neon as Nevada state element

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Tuesday signed into law a bill identifying neon as the official state element.

Neon is often associated with the colorful signs that advertise Nevada’s round-the-clock casinos and other late-night entertainment. Supporters of the bill say the element also symbolizes world-famous attractions in Nevada, such as the Reno Arch and the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.

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Hospital, local attorney help repair old police sign

The neon W.Va. State Police sign at the Williamson detachment is pictured. Williamson Memorial Hospital and C. Christopher Younger Attorney at Law paid for the repair of the very old sign located near the corner of Third Avenue and Pike Streets. Courtesy Photo/Shelby Porter

From the Williamson Daily News: WILLIAMSON – To celebrate 100 years of the West Virginia State Police, two local businesses paid homage to the WVSP Williamson Detachment. Williamson Memorial Hospital and C. Christopher Younger Attorney at Law paid for the repair of the old neon sign located at the Williamson Detachment on the corner of Third Avenue and Pike Streets.

Charlie Hatfield, Williamson Mayor and WMH CEO, promoted and arranged for the repair and Unisign Corporation conducted it. According to the WVSP, the sign had not worked in morel than eight years.

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Bartlesville native got start at OSU

Buck Atom, Space Cowboy

From the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise: Mary Beth Babcock, who works in retail and hails from Bartlesville, had a dream of creating a roadside attraction on historic Route 66. In May that dream will become a reality when 21 foot statue of a character she created, Buck Atom, space cowboy, will be placed in front of her shop — Buck Atom Cosmic Curios on 66 — located at 1347 E. 11th St. on Route 66 in Tulsa.

Babcock spoke to a full house at ArtNight Tuesday held at the Bartlesville Art Association’s Design Center in Bartlesville about her retail journey, her vision and how she made that vision a reality.

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Curtain goes up on new art deco cinema in late spring

An artist’s impression of what the art deco cinema will look like. Picture: Picturehouse

From the Bromley Times: This is what the new Picturehouse will look like when it is newly restored to an art deco six-screen cinema in the heart of Bromley.

Fans are urged to come forward now to become members, as the first 2,000 will have their names permanently inscribed onto what they are calling the Founder Members’ Wall.

Picturehouse Cinemas said it will be opening the doors in late spring.

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You Haven’t Visited Idaho Until You’ve Slept Inside This Giant Potato

Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb

From Travel+Leisure: The potato isn’t a glamorous food, but it’s hard to imagine a burger without fries or a big family meal without them mashed and covered in gravy. The versatile food can be baked, boiled, mashed, or fried, but even the most creative potato fanatic would have a hard time imagining a potato that’s large enough to sleep in.

For potato fans (and obscure lodging fans) everywhere, that day has come.

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