The Year in Photos 2018

Take a look back at the events that shaped 2018 in Las Vegas through the eyes of Review-Journal photographer Bizuayehu Tesfaye.

By Bizuayehu Tesfaye

Layla Valdivia, 6, plays at Sunset Park in Las Vegas on May 31, 2018.

Washington Wizards forward Devin Robinson (7) dunks against the San Antonio Spurs during an NBA Summer League basketball game at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on July 8, 2018.

Rusty Lofink is reflected in a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Las Vegas on Nov. 2, 2018.

Cirque du Soleil performer Sara Knauer rehearses on the aerial silks for the new show 'Kinekt' at Summerlin Library in Las Vegas on Nov. 26, 2018.

Eli Tomac makes his final jump to win the 2018 Monster Energy Cup Race at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Oct. 13, 2018. Tomac received a million dollars for winning the race.

Two-year-old Jason wears a large hat and sunglasses while playing on a swing at Discovery Park in Henderson on June 4, 2018.

Coronado High single player Ethan Quandt returns the ball against Clark's Rahul Gupte during the Desert Region boys tennis championship match at Liberty High School in Henderson on Oct. 5, 2018.

Nikki James, left, Lindsey Toth and Ali Cuozzo exercise during a Stroller Strides class as their children in strollers watch at Tivoli Village in Las Vegas on Jan. 30, 2018.

Aylin Alderette, 25, is comforted by her attorney during her sentencing at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Nov. 21, 2018. Alderette pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder and driving under the influence for a crash that killed an 8-year-old boy in August.

Chef Natalie Young poses for photo at her Summerlin EAT restaurant in Las Vegas on Feb. 7, 2018.

Barbara Buchter of Henderson visits her father J.O. Bagstad's grave on Memorial Day at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City on May 28, 2018. Bagstad served in Korea and World War II.

Raad Sunna, right, is overwhelmed with emotion as he hugs his attorney Dominic Gentile at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Feb. 1, 2018. Sunna, a smoke shop clerk who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting 13-year-old Fabriccio Patti inside the shop, was ordered to community service and probation.

UNLV running back Malakai Salu drinks water during team practice in Las Vegas on Aug. 21, 2018.

UNLV accounting student Qumin Ku, left, and nursing student Ping Li, both of China, pose for Chris Chow of Las Vegas as they rehearse for their graduation poses outside Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on Dec. 17, 2018.

Clouds loom over Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas on Dec. 7, 2018.

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
Youth cancer survivor receives gift bat at Winter Meetings
Cancer survivor Steven Mondragon, baseball player at Los Altos High in Hacienda Heights, California, received a complimentary bamboo bat during the Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 12, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
NFR Day 9 Highlights
Highlights from round 9 of the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo from the Thomas & Mack in Las Vegas, Nevada. (CBS Sports Network/PRCA)
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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