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PEOPLE MAGAZINE: HERO OF THE WEEK Staci Columbo Alonso

Six years ago, Trish Steffen grabbed her two dogs and her cat and fled an abusive relationship. She planned to live in her car in Las Vegas instead of giving up her pets to stay with friends or move into a homeless shelter. “It was the darkest time of my life – I literally had […]

Women in Power: Staci Columbo Alonso

I’ve met some incredibly interesting and talented women in the 10 years I’ve lived in Las Vegas, some of whom have impacted my own career [in music] in an amazing way. Through Vegas/Rated’s monthly Women in Power series, I will introduce trailblazers that exude confidence, passion, intelligence and relentless hustle, and who all live in […]

Naming Las Vegas: Noah’s Animal House

Much like the biblical story of Noah’s Ark, Noah’s Animal House in North Las Vegas provides hope and safety to the pets of women and children leaving a chaotic environment in search of a new life. Founder Staci Columbo Alonso was inspired to name the shelter for her teenage son, Noah, who shares similar features […]