I had the great joy in October to travel to Tonopah, NV (yeah, I also stopped in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco) and had tears in my eyes when i drove 10 miles into the desert and saw nothing but stars in the night sky! This organization is a "one-stop" shop for all things dark-sky, including some suggestions on destinations under the Policy/Programs menu.
One of the stories posted at the MSNBC website is about Death Valley National Park's efforts to make as much of their park a dark sky park as possible. From what I read, it looks as if they will be successful once they make some modifications to their own lighting. Blocking the lights from nearby Las Vegas will be a huge challenge, though. Even if Vegas' lights cannot be blocked, the park stands a good chance of having a majority of its acreage set aside as dark-sky friendly.
On TV: I caught a showing of the newly released movie Christmas on Mars last night. Please watch this sober or, if you choose to watch this in an altered state, bring a friend as it is one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen.
That said, I LOVE weird movies!
Like some of Ed Wood's movies, I could tell everyone tried their best with this movie and poured a lot of heart into it. If Sundance is not airing it and you're not willing to risk the $10 to buy it off of iTunes, I hope it gets shown it somewhere on TV once a year around Christmas time.