Favorite Sons & Daughters

Angelina Paez, Manuja Sahan Gunaratne, Juan Gonzalez, Avree Walker and Rocio Hernandez each received a $1,000 academic scholarship from the Tom and Bonnie Lawyer West Las Vegas Library Academic Foundation.

“These students have maintained high scholastic standards while dealing with immense struggles at home …” said Danielle Patrick Milliam, director of development for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation.

Alan Aquino of Las Vegas has achieved Eagle scout status in the Boy Scouts of America.

A member of Troop 363, Aquino helped rehabilitate a two-mile trail at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park for his Eagle project. The work included clearing the trailway, lining the sides with a rock border, replacing and repainting the trail marker signs, and moving large piles of firewood from along the trail to a ranch house.

Aquino enjoys backpacking, climbing, rappelling, computers and writing.

He is the son of Alesandra Laperal and Alejandro Aquino.

The following students won an essay contest given by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Coca-Cola and the Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Program:

n Genevieve Pichler, Jenner Tatz and Charles Nguyen, Advanced Technologies Academy.

n Mikaela Stevens, Boulder City High School.

n Martin Bernardino, Destenee Hogans, Meteka Holmes, Laquinte Johnson, Ashley Kloos and Vaughn Pyne, Cimarron-Memorial High School.

n Gursharan Narwal Singh, Clark High School.

n Azusena Gaspar Hernandez and Andrea Lopez, College of Southern Nevada High School East.

n Agaron Balayan, Sara Story and Dulce Uriarte Sanchez, College of Southern Nevada High School West.

n Stephen Nolan and Adrienne Jackson, Desert Pines High School.

n Mariana Sarmiento, East Career and Technical Academy.

n Shane Marshall, Foothill High School.

n Rebecca Rasch, William Levins, Milan Montero, Matthew Solky, Sandeep Srinivasan and Jason Singh, Green Valley High School.

n Steven Lang, Northwest Career and Technical Academy.

n Paola Basquez, Rancho High School.

n Francis Mezy, Shadow Ridge High School.

n Andy Kieatiwong and Christina Gonzalez, Silverado High School.

n Ocean Champenois, Stephanie Lang, Edwin Lopez and Raina Benford, Southeast Career and Technical Academy.

n Zandra Fernandez, Daniel Belay and George Johnson, Valley High School.

n Antanasia Jones and Alejandra Minjarez, West Prep Academy.

The contest was open to all Clark County high school seniors. Students wrote essays about their commitment to sustainable transportation.

William Oettinger of Las Vegas received an award for excellence in the field of study in criminal justice and social science-homeland security from Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio.

To be considered for this award, students must have a 4.0 grade-point average and must have made notable contributions to their field of study.

David Michaels of Las Vegas graduated May 20 from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Nyasia Hightower of Las Vegas was named to the dean’s list at the University of New Haven in New Haven, Conn., for the spring 2012 semester.

Extreme weather closes Scenic Loop in Red Rock Canyon
High winds and flooding closed the Scenic Loop in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area Thursday. Minor flooding across Highway 159 caused drivers to slow, but didn't close the road. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Learning live-saving techniques in Stop the Bleed class
Leslie Shaffer, an AMR paramedic, shows how to control bleeding during a Stop the Bleed course at the Summerlin Library. The class is designed to teach anyone how to control and stop life-threatening bleeding. (Mia Sims/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Mount Charleston Gets Heavy Snow, Fog
Mount Charleston saw heavy snow today, and fog in lower elevations as a cold front swept across the Las Vegas Valley. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Tourists enjoy rain in downtown Las Vegas
Tourists break out the umbrellas. But Brian Herting of Lincoln, Nebraska, dons shorts and a T-shirt, as he makes his way through downtown Las Vegas. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Thick fog blanketed Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday
Thick fog blanketed Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday. The National Weather Service.forecast called for a 50 percent chance of rain. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Time lapse video of fog covering the Strip
The Las Vegas Strip is shrouded in fog Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Tony Spilotro's Las Vegas home for sale — VIDEO
The former Las Vegas home of Chicago mob enforcer, Tony Spilotro, is now for sale. Spilotro, who was portrayed by Joe Pesci in the film Casino, is the original owner of the home at 4675 Balfour Drive, built in 1974. (Samia DeCubas/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Buffalo Drive And Mountains Edge Parkway Fatal
Las Vegas police and the Nevada Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash in the southwest valley on Saturday afternoon. (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UNLV's Joel Ntambwe on his play
UNLV forward Joel Ntambwe talks about his play at this point in the season. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sam Schmidt chats about hectic off-season
IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt and lead driver James Hinchcliffe chat about the hectic off-season at the SpeedVegas high-performance driving facility outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 10, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
R-J's Mark Anderson on UNLV's victory
Review-Journal sports reporter Mark Anderson recaps UNLV's victory at New Mexico. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
UNLV's Noah Robotham on the win at New Mexico
UNLV guard Noah Robotham talks about winning at New Mexico on Jan. 8, 2019. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
UNLV's Kris Clyburn on big 3 vs. New Mexico
UNLV guard Kris Clyburn talks about his key 3-pointer against New Mexico. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Marvin Menzies on beating New Mexico
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies talks about UNLV's win at New Mexico on January 8, 2019. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
New HOV Ramp Scheduled to Open in March
New HOV ramp scheduled to open in March of 2019.
American Preparatory Academy part of charter school growth in Las Vegas
American Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas has a waiting list of students who want to attend. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Wheelchair tournament at UNLV
Cesar Robledo talks about wheelchair basketball and what it means for players to compete during the Wheelchair Basketball Division I-II Tournament at UNLV in Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.
Snow in Henderson on New Year's Eve morning
Light snow flurries in Anthem Highlands in Henderson on Monday morning, the last day of 2018.
Marvin Menzies on UNLV's trip to Hawaii
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies talks about the upcoming trip to Hawaii. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Raiders Stadium Timelapse
Construction on the new Raiders stadium continues in Las Vegas.
Pinecrest Academy Horizon principal wins Milken Educator Award
Tony Sanchez on UNLV's recruiting class
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez talks about his early signing class. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village
Opportunity Village's Magical Forest added 1 million lights and a synchronized music show visible from all over the forest this year. The holiday attraction, which began in 1991, has a train, rides, food and entertainment along with the light displays. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Siegel Cares delivers bagels to families in need
Since Thanksgiving, Mark Lenoir of Siegel Cares, has been delivering leftover Bagelmania bagels to families staying at the Siegel Suites.
Dan Barnson steps down
Arbor View football coach Dan Barnson stepped down Friday after 12 seasons at the helm. Under Barnson, the Aggies won 104 games and became one of the top programs in Las Vegas. The Aggies went 12-2 in 2018 and won a region championship for the first time in program history. Barnson loves Friday nights, but said the 12-month commitment was getting exhausting.
NFR 2018 Highlights
NFR 2018 highlights from every round of this years rodeo.
NFR 2018 Round 10 Highlights
NFR 2018 Round 10 Highlights of the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo from the Thomas & Mack in Las Vegas, Nevada. (CBS Sports Network/PRCA)
NFR- Joe Frost
NFR Bull Rider Joe Frost talks about the difference in bulls and his family legacy with Cassie Soto before the last round of the National Finals Rodeo.
Herm Edwards on LV Bowl loss
Arizona State coach Herm Edwards talks about the loss in the Las Vegas Bowl. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Fresno State linebacker George Helmuth after LV Bowl
Linebacker George Helmuth talks about Fresno State's turnaround. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Tony Sanchez wraps up the UNLV season
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez wraps up the season. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
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