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University of New Mexico moved its entire football program to Las Vegas because of COVID ban and its hotel bill is $70,000 a week



a group of baseball players standing on top of each other: New Mexico Lobos football players before a December 2016 game. Allan Dranberg/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images


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New Mexico Lobos football players before a December 2016 game. Allan Dranberg/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

  • The University of New Mexico moved its football team to Nevada after state COVID-19 regulations kept them from playing in New Mexico.
  • About 140 members of the program are staying at a hotel outside of Las Vegas at the cost of $70,000 per week and playing at UNLV’s previous stadium.
  • The hotel has a makeshift weight room and study hall, and players wake up an hour early to practice before attending virtual classes.
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The University of New Mexico’s football team now resides in Henderson, Nevada.

With New Mexico’s government banning gatherings of more than five people due to the coronavirus pandemic and unwilling to make exceptions for sports, the Lobos packed up and moved to Nevada to play its season.

According to The Athletic’s Nicole

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Mobile preschools offer early education to underserved Las Vegas families

Pre-Kindergarten Mobile Classroom

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Abigail runs through an obstacle course as teacher Aliy Bossert, left, watches outside a city of Las Vegas pre-kindergarten mobile classroom Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. The city uses the mobile pre-K classrooms to provide low-income preschoolers with a high-quality preschool experience.

The Strong Start Go Mobile Pre-K Academy on wheels doesn’t take preschoolers to outer space, but that doesn’t stop people from comparing it to the cartoon series, “The Magic School Bus.”

“Literally everyone I told about this job said, ‘You mean The Magic School Bus?’” said Alexandra Bossert, a preschool teacher who trained to drive a city-owned mobile classroom this week. 

Monday through Thursday, Bossert will drive the bus to a Las Vegas parking lot, unpack the classroom, teach children for a couple of hours and then pack up the classroom to drive to a second

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