2019 had its share of memorable moments that made local, national and international news. Here are five moments from 2019 we won’t forget:
February 2019 was the coldest February on record since 2004. The winter storm hit in mid-February and the valley received snow and freezing temperatures; some places got more than five inches!
From April 4 to June 3, Las Vegas resident James Holzhauer had audiences glued to their screens nightly. He won 32 games and earned $2,462,216, some of which was donated to local charities. He had a 97% response accuracy and 71 of 75 correct Daily Doubles; he currently holds the top ten records for largest single-game winnings.
Llamas on the Loose
On May 14, two llamas got out of their residence in the northwest. Hershey and Kisses made it about two blocks from home when Animal Control found them and safely reunited them with their owner.
In early July, the valley was shook. The Ridgecrest earthquakes caused powerful aftershocks in the Las Vegas area.
Since earthquakes are not extremely common in this area, many were unprepared; so, we created a safety tips video:
Invasion of the Grasshoppers
In July and August, pallid-winged grasshoppers migrated to the valley. They came in swarms. There have been a couple of times this has happened over the last 30 years when weather conditions have been similar to this year. They are attracted to lights, so naturally they were all over, especially on The Strip.