Highlighting achievements, April 28, 2016 — PHOTOS

Nonprofit hires:

Vegas PBS recently hired Cassandra Taloma as a media relations specialist. She will assist with public relations, social media and marketing. Taloma rooted herself in the media industry by previously covering breaking news at the Las Vegas Review-Journal and working as a communications intern at the city of Las Vegas.


Tony Illia, Nevada Department of Transportation public information officer, won a 2016 Hermes Creative Award for Best Publication Article. The piece entitled, “Don Ahern Does it His Way,” appeared in the Engineering News-Record. Illia won from 6,000 entries submitted from throughout North America.

Caleb Martin of Las Vegas and Anaya Skinner of North Las Vegas were among the approximately 100 students from across America who went on an educational trip March 3-6 to Walt Disney World Resort as part of this year’s Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine.

Eagle recognition:

Trenton Cole Ferguson of North Las Vegas received his badge after building a portable housing structure for four pot-bellied pigs for the Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary. He is the son of Alan and Liz Ferguson.

Honor rolls:

Nicole Wozniak of Las Vegas made the fall 2015 president’s list at Georgia State University.

Jude Ulogo of Henderson made the fall 2015 dean’s honor roll for students at East Central University in Ada, Okla.

Kendall Nicole Cheval of Las Vegas made the fall 2015 dean’s list at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.

Students who made the third grading period dean’s list for the 2015-16 school year at Army and Navy Academy include Duran Heath, Drayson Little and Thomas Yoo, all of Las Vegas.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln students who made the dean’s list/Explore Center List of Distinguished Students for the fall semester of the 2015-16 academic year include:

Jessica Adane Chamberlain of Henderson, dean’s list, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, broadcasting.

Adam Gerard Collins of Henderson, dean’s list, College of Business Administration, master of business administration.

Jacob Paul Roan of Henderson, dean’s list, College of Arts and Sciences, actuarial science.

Kaitlin Isabelle Cook of Las Vegas, dean’s list, College of Journalism and Mass Communications, broadcasting.


U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brittany N. Hill graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Hill is the daughter of Melissa A. Hill and Michael L. Hill, both of Las Vegas. She is a 2012 graduate of Shadow Ridge High School.

In December, Louis Carnate and Colin Shaffer, both of Las Vegas, received their master’s degrees from Frostburg State University in Maryland.

U.S. Air Force Airman Austin Malmborg graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Malmborg is the son of Jaime Elmen and Bryan Blake of West Valley City, Utah, and the grandson of Fred and Gloria Elmen of Las Vegas.

Alissa Ellering of Henderson was a fall graduate at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Melissa Chomintra of Henderson and Tyler Windisch of Las Vegas were fall 2015 graduates from Kent State University in Ohio.

Weather will cool slightly through the end of the week
The weather will cool slightly through the end of the week., but highs are still expected to be slightly above normal for this year. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Mayor announces new public-private partnership
Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced the creation of the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, a public-private partnership that will allocate money to the city’s neediest.
Fremont9 opens downtown
Fremont9 apartment complex has opened in downtown Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Fall fairytale gets cozy at Bellagio Conservatory
Bellagio Conservatory introduces its fall-themed garden titled "Falling Asleep." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
What the house that Ted Binion died in looks like today
Casino heir Ted Binion died in this Las Vegas home in 1998. Current home owner Jane Popple spent over $600,000 to restore and modernize the home. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Rescue Mission employees terminated
Don James, a former employee for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, talks about the day his team was terminated. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Cupcakes at Freed's Bakery
Freed's Bakery will have Raiders-themed cupcakes available in store and for order during football season. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s fans say goodbye to Cashman Field
Las Vegas 51s fans said goodbye to Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Monday September, 3, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s owner Don Logan's last weekend at Cashman Field
Don Logan, owner of the Las Vegas 51s, gives a tour of Cashman Field before the team's final weekend using the field. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Metro Asst. Sheriff Brett Zimmerman on Aug. 8 officer-involved shooting
Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman met with media Monday to discuss the details of the 14th officer-involved shooting of the year. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Matt Kelly Elementary School hosted its third annual Back-to-School Red Carpet Program
Matt Kelly Elementary School hosted its third annual Back-to-School Red Carpet Program where community and business leaders joined to welcome students back with an inspirational welcome. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Star Trek fans on show’s enduring popularity
Star Trek fans at the Star Trek Convention 2018 talk about why they think the show has stayed popular across the years Thursday, August 2, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Nonprofit provides clothing for homeless
Sydney Grover of Can You Spare A Story?, talks about how she founded the non-profit organization. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Family remembers deceased mother
Family members of Adriann Gallegos remember her. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Restoring classic Corvettes to perfection
Members of the National Corvette Restorers Society Convention talk about what it takes to earn the NCRS Top Flight Award for a restored Corvette at South Point in Las Vegas on Tuesday July 17, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Watch Ruthless! at Las Vegas Little Theatre
The musical Ruthless! will be playing at Las Vegas Little Theatre from July 13-29. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Cadaver art and sword swallowing at The Dark Arts Market
Curator Erin Emrie talks about her inspiration for The Dark Arts Market at Cornish Pasty Co. in Las Vegas Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
What to expect at Station Casinos' Fourth of July celebration
Station Casinos' is hosting its annual 4th of July celebration with Fireworks by Grucci. Fireworks scheduled to go off on Wednesday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at Green Valley Ranch Resort, Red Rock Resort, Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Tourists and locals enjoy Independence Day fireworks at Caesars Palace
Hundreds of tourists and locals gaze at the Independence Day fireworks show at Caesars Palace on Saturday, June 30, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Clark County recount votes in commission’s District E primary
Clark County staff begin the recount requested by candidate Marco Hernandez in the democratic primary for the County Commission's District E seat on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Long-running local hip hop producer wants Vegas rappers to shine
Las Vegas Hip Hop producer and co-owner of Digital Insight Recording Studios Tiger Stylz reflects on 30 years of music production in the city. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
"Pawn Stars" fans visit Richard Harrison's memorial at Gold & Silver Pawn
"Pawn Stars" fans from around the world visit the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas following the passing of Richard "Old Man" Harrison on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Construction for new 51s ballpark underway
New home of the Las Vegas 51s is planned to be finished by March 2019 in Summerlin according to team president Don Logan. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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