2015-A year in photos

A year of closing of one Strip casino to the groundbreaking on another. From national political candidates stumping through the state to immigrates building a new life. Seeing Las Vegas through a camera gives a perspective of who we are and how we live.

 

live.Elvis impersonator Paige Poole stands in line during a Donald Trump rally at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz appears at the Review Journal editorial board on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush appears at the Review Journal editorial board on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee holds a copy of the Las Vegas Review-Journal during Faraday Future announcement at the Sawyer Building on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. The auto manufacturing company is scheduled to build a $1 billion auto factory at Apex in North Las Vegas. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid 1004408325 BEST_PHOTOS_js_009 1004408325 BEST_PHOTOS_js_010 A couple walks at Willows Park in Summerlin on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. There are a few trees in the park that are still turning colors. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid Evie Dayton, 3, sits on her mother Regan Dayton's lap while waiting for family to arrive at McCarran International Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid Syrian refugee family Khalid, father, center, declined to give last name for security concerns, and is wife Safera, red scarf, with their children Adul Karim, 18, left, Retaj, 6, Zain Al Sham, 2, and Ali,6, sit for an interview on Tuesday, Nov. 17,2015. Not pictured is Mohamad, 11. The family arrived in Las Vegas in March. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid A family sits during Latin Mass conducted by Rev. Rev. Courtney Edward Krier at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church,131 N. Ninth Street on Sunday, Nov. 18,2015. On Sunday's Krier conducts two English masses and one in Spanish then travels to Needles, Cal. for an afternoon mass. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl) address the Review-Journal editorial board on Friday, Oct. 9,2015. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump air drums to Aerosmith's song "Dream On" after speaking at Treasure Island Hotel, 3300 S Las Vegas Boulevard, on Thursday, Oct. 8,2015. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid Satage Hand Guillauma Guy places flags before the rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Treasure Island Hotel, 3300 S Las Vegas Boulevard, on Thursday, Oct. 8,2015. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid A reflection of the Calico Basin and La Madre Mountains is seen from a road leading to the Red Rock Campground on Tuesday, Oct. 6,2015. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid Tombstones is seen at Bunkers Eden Vale Cemetery, 925 Las Vegas Boulevard, North on Friday, Oct. 2,2015. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid Aspen trees are seen bursting at Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort on Monday, Sept. 28,2015. 2015. JEFF SCHEID/LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Follow @jlscheid 1004408325 BEST_PHOTOS_js_021 1004408325 BEST_PHOTOS_js_022 1004408325 BEST_PHOTOS_js_023 An ironworker guides a beam into place at the MGM Resorts International-AEG arena construction site behind New York-New York casino-hotel onThursday, April 23, 2015. The $375 million arena is scheduled to open in April 2016. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid Members of the Resorts World Lion Dancers perform during the groundbreaking of the $4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas resort property, the site of the former Stardust hotel-casino on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid Dealer Paul Lacen takes a break during the World Series of Poker at the Rio Convention Center, 3700 W. Flamingo Road on Friday, May 29, 2015. The 46th annual WSOP runs through July 14.Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid(Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid Students from Joseph E. Thiriot Elementary School view dolphins at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat, Friday, May 29, 2015, at The Mirage, 3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard. U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev honored the habit and the students a Congressional Recognition in their efforts for creating artwork, essays and poems for World Wildlife Day and Endangered Species Day.(Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid Construction worker Francisco Rodriquera stands in the third intake tunnel 600 feet below the surface on Monday, June 1, 2015. Southern Nevada Water Authority expects the tunnel under Lake Mead to be flooded with water in the coming months and be placed into service in September. Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid(Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid The Desert Princess cruises on Lake Mead near Hoover Dam on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The forecast calls for highs in the 110's through the end of the week. Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) A F-35 Lightning II from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron during a refueling exercise over Fort Irwin,Cal. on Wednesday, June 10,2015. This was the first public refueling of the air force's newest airplane. Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) People relax in the Lazy River at Mandalay Bay, 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard on Friday, June 19,2015. Sweltering heat of over 110's are forecasted over the weekend. Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Sony, left, and Ashton, from the cast of Luxor Fantasy Girls, poise for a photo at a cardboard cutout during the Cowboy Spring Break Pool Party at Luxor Las Vegas, 3900 South Las Vegas Boulevard on Friday, May 22,2015. The three-day Professional Bull Riders Last Cowboy Standing runs through Sunday at the MGM Resorts Village, across the street from the Luxor. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid Crazy Girls dancer Michelle Davis puts on make up before the show at the Riviera hotel-casino on Friday May 1, 2015. After 28 years the show is closing and moving to Planet Hollywood. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid Dane Ironmonger helps load the Cazy Girls statue at the Riviera hotel-casino on Monday, May 4, 2015. The casino closed today after 60 years on the Las Vegas Strip. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid Artist Scott LoBaido paints an American flag on the wall at the America Legion Post 08 building, 733 N. Veterans Memorial Drive, on Monday, April 6, 2015. LoBaido is on a six-month national tour to paint the Stars and Stripes on American Legion Post or VFW buildings in all 50 states. It will take him three days and nine gallons of paint to do the Las Vegas project. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid 1004408325 BEST_PHOTOS_js_039 Long time Riviera hotel-casino employees Glenn Ceomeau 15 years working as shoeshiner, and Nancy Burgess, 27 years as a cashier hug in the casino on Monday, May 4, 2015. The casino closed today after 60 years on the Las Vegas Strip. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid Naturalist and outdoorsman Jim Boone,right, and his wife Liz view Garden Valley, over a three hour drive north of Las Vegas, on Wednesday, May 20,2015. Over 800,000 acres in central Nevada is proposed as the Basin and Range National Monument. Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid People stand in line to purchase merchandise during the liquidation sale at the closed Riviera hotel-casino, 2901 South Las Vegas Boulevard Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Former employees were able to purchase items early. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Follow Jeff Scheid on Twitter @jlscheid A man who declined give his name hugs his four-year old and his two-year old sons Friday, Feb 27, 2015 after a house fire broke out at the boys home, located north on U.S. 95 and east of Rancho. The man's ex-wife and the boys lived at the homewhen the fire broke out around 11:15. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) UNLV Men's Football Coach Tony Sanchez sits for a photo in the locker room at the Lied Athletic Complex on the campus of UNLV, 4505 South Maryland Parkway, on Thursday, March 5, 2015. The former Bishop Gorman High School coach took over the coaching reigns after former coach Bob Hauck resign last season.(Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Investor Bill Foley stands for a photo at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1111 W. Bonanza Road, on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Foley, and his minority partners, the Maloof brothers of Las Vegas, are confident they will land a National Hockey League team in Las Vegas. The group has cleared the 9,000 ticket deposit milestone of the 10,000 deposit goal .(Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) A bicyclists pass wild flowers blooming along Lakeshore Road on Friday, March 20,2014. The Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a blooming with wildflowers on the first day of spring.(Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) A flight line member directs at F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jet piloted by Capt. Brent Golden at Nellis Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan.15, 2015. The United States Air Force Weapons School at Nellis received its first F-35. The high-tech F-35 joint strike fighter jet is the U.S. military’s most expensive weapons system. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Aerialist Svetlana Ghetman performs Monday, January 19, 2015 during Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market. An estimate 50,000 people are attending the 5 million square foot show, which features furniture, home decor and gifts. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) A young boy plays on a climbing wall at Mountains Edge Regional Park on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. The temperatures will be well above average in the Las Vegas valley this week.(Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Daisy Ambriz, hugs her daughter Brienna Morales, 8, after The Rogers Foundation awarded scholarships for students Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School, 350 East Judson Avenue, North Las Vegas. On the right is Damya Sanders, 8,also a recipient of a scholarship. The non-profit organization announce the launch of grants and college scholarships for 25 students at the school.(Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) The Clarion, 205 Convention Center Drive, is imploded early Tuesday, Feb.10, 2015. The hotel is formerly known as the Royal Americana, Paddlewheel, Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Hotel and Greek Isles. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Lee Canyon Resort reflects off Sophia Adrangi, 13, googles on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. The mountain currently has a base of 15 inches of snow. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid A view of sun begin to set behind Las Vegas Strip is seen from Shadow Rock Park on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. Friday was the shortest day of the year. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid A dejected Major League Baseball all-time hits leader Pete Rose watches MLB Network inside Pete Rose Sports Bar and Grill, 3743 S Las Vegas Boulevard, after he conducted a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred denied reinstatement to left Rose's ban to the Hall of Fame. Jeff Scheid/ Las Vegas Review-Journal Follow @jlscheid