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Air Force Airman Steven A. Vincent graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Vincent is the son of Karyn and Steve Vincent of Las Vegas and is a 2013 graduate of Silverado High School.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Conrad J. Yup graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Yup is the son of Carl Yup and nephew of Grace Yup, both of Las Vegas. He is a 2009 graduate of the Advanced Technologies Academy.

Air Force Airman Arin J. Finch graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Finch is the son of Michelle Tuckness of Central, Utah, and Arin Finch of North Las Vegas.

Army Spc. Symone E. Harden is one of 200 chefs from bases around the wprld who gathered March 9-13 for the 39th annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event in Fort Lee, Va., where military food service chefs showcased their best cooking skills. Harden is assigned to the 549th Military Police Company, Fort Stewart, Ga., and has four years of military service. Harden is the daughter of Myrle G. Williams of Las Vegas and is a 2008 graduate of Desert Pines High School.

Air Force Airman Stephen C. Lopez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Lopez is the son of Stephanie Lopez of Henderson.

Air Force Airman Elijah J. Huckell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Huckell is the son of George Goshorn of Henderson and Indya Huckell of Spring Hill, Fla.

Air Force Airman Jordan A. Holomalia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Holomalia is the son of Kelle and Al Holomalia of Las Vegas and is a 2010 graduate of Palo Verde High School.

Evan Gong, 17, of Henderson was recently honored as a distinguished finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Gong is a junior at Nevada Virtual Academy, a full-time online public school. He used the flexibility provided by the school’s technology, and the support of his teachers, to move through his classes at a faster pace, take dual-enrolled classes at UNLV and volunteer with TRIO, a U.S. Department of Education program that provides resources and assistance to students in need from middle school through college.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Deborah Ward graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Ward is the daughter of Rachel Cook of North Las Vegas and is a 2013 graduate of Cheyenne High School.

Army 2nd Lt. Stevan Molinar has graduated from the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Molinar is the son of Angelica Molinar of Las Vegas, and he earned a bachelor’s degree in 2012 from UNLV.

The following local residents were among 708 students who made the fall 2013 Dean’s List at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sarah Forsythe and Sofia Cruz of Henderson; and Skylar Wichert, Andrew Hudgins, Alexandra Andrews and Genni Becker, all of Las Vegas.

Army Reserve Pfc. Quincey M. Greene has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Greene is the son of Tamara and Cedric Greene of Las Vegas and is a 2013 graduate of Palo Verde High School.

Army National Guard Pfc. Duanemor J. Diaz has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Diaz is the son of Debbie Diaz and nephew of Lily Pearl and Alex Agustin, all of Las Vegas, and is a 2013 graduate of Del Sol High School.

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Meet the woman behind the Las Vegas Bowl
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NFR Highlights Day 4
NFR highlights day 4
NFR Introduces Golden Circle Of Champions
For the first time, the National Finals Rodeo has partnered with the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo to offer the Golden Circle of Champions. The event brings in 20 children and their families from around the country that have previously or are currently fighting life-threatening cancer.
NFR Time Lapse 2018
Watch Thomas & Mack Center transform from a basketball court to an arena fit for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Video courtesy of Las Vegas Events.
RJ's Mark Anderson on the UNLV loss
Review-Journal sports reporter Mark Anderson recaps UNLV's loss at Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Joel Ntambwe on performance against Illinois
UNLV forward Joel Ntambwe talks about the 18 points he scored against Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Amauri Hardy on loss at Illinois
UNLV guard Amauri Hardy talks about Saturday's loss at Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Marvin Menzies on loss at Illinois
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies talks about Saturday's loss at Illinois. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Baby Roman's mother and his doctor talk about his medical condition
Baby Roman's mother and his doctor talk about his medical condition. Roman was born Dec. 13, 2017 and has been at Sunrise Children Hospital with a rare heart condition since. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
NFR 2018: Unique Gifts At Cowboy Christmas
Before you head over to the Thomas and Mack for NFR, be sure to check out some of the unique and one of a kind items at Cowboy Christmas!
NFR: Dale Brisby
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103-year-old celebrates birthday at gym
Joe Rosa of Las Vegas celebrated his 103rd birthday celebration at 24 Hour Fitness in Summerlin Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. After being the victim of a hit-and-run crash, Rosa's medical team told him he would never walk again. Rosa credits physical therapy and a personal trainer at the club for his return to health. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Henderson native Mason Clements finished second in NFR bareback go-round
Mason Clements discusses his second-place bareback ride on opening night of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec 6, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Marvin Menzies on where UNLV stands at this point
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies talks about where UNLV stands at this point in the season. (Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Public memorial service for Jerry Herbst
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Saddle bronc rider Joey Sonnier earns spot at NFR after overcoming years of drug addiction
Joey Sonnier started saddle bronc riding at 18, but at 20 he began using methamphetamine to cope with the work of the rodeos and became addicted. At 39, after years of addiction and a low point that pushed him to rehab, he's qualified for the National Finals Rodeo. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Core Arena opens at the Plaza downtown in time for NFR
Core Arena, downtown's first permanent outdoor equestrian center, opens to the public at the Plaza. The arena will be used for events throughout the year, including the 10-day 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas
MountainView Hospital celebrates the opening of the new Sunrise Health GME Simulation Center.
MountainView Hospital celebrates the opening of the new Sunrise Health GME Simulation Center. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
NFR Preps Livestock for the Limelight
NFR’s Jed Pugsley discusses the care that goes into preparing the rodeo’s livestock for Las Vegas’ big event.
Grand Menorah lighting begins Hanukkah
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Perla Gumm has spent the past few years collecting toys for kids for the LV Rescue Mission
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Marvin Menzies on Cincinnati
UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies talks about Cincinnati and his own program. 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
Tony Sanchez wraps up the UNLV season
UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez wraps up the season. Video by Mark Anderson/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Joey Logano talks about Champions Week in Las Vegas
NASCAR champion Joey Logano talks about the future of Champion's Week in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Nov. 28, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Rain hits Las Vegas Valley
Widespread rain hit the Las Vegas Valley on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Valley Hit with Rain, Clouds
Rain and clouds hit the Las Vegas Valley on Thursday afternoon.
Ducks have Lorenzi Park to themselves
Thursday’s rain kept people inside, leaving Lorenzi Park to the ducks.
Kyle Busch Reflects On Disappointing End To Nascar Season
Kyle Busch reflects on disappointing end to his 2018 season during NASCAR Champion's Week in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 28, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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