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Two miles (and worlds away) from the Strip, on Fremont Street, a 40-foot cowboy known as Vegas Vic winks at the hustle and tease that turned downtown Vegas into an epicenter of escapism. Nowadays, thanks to the Downtown Project and other revitalization efforts, old Vegas is fast becoming Vegas for locals.

A hundred years after the first hydroelectric dam opened on the Elwha River in Washington’s coastal Olympic National Park, river advocates cheer the near completion of the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history.