January 2018 Magazines 89138 - Page 6

Letter from the Editor With the arrival of 2018, we say goodbye to 2017, officially marking its departure and welcoming what transpired as a part of history. And history was certainly made, both good and evil. For the sports fan, there couldn’t have been a better outcome. For the first time we now have a major profession- al NHL franchise to call our own. The Vegas Golden Knights took our city by storm, playing their first game October 10th to a sold out crowd, adding excitement that can only be found on the ice. We also welcomed the NFL to our city, procuring the Las Vegas Raiders as our future football home team. As a Chiefs fan that hurts a little, but I’m still excited to see all the buzz, as well as the encouraging effects for our economy. Other positives saw a brisk return of a stellar real estate market, passenger numbers at McCarran reaching an all time high, and an excellent outlook for both the local and national economies. Yet, with all that good, we unfortunate- ly had an occurrence in our city that we’ll never forget. The October 1st shooting was certainly a horrific tragedy, yet we also learned what a strong community Las Vegas is. We showed our strength the minute the shooting started. Instantly people began helping those that were injured, and our first responders showed just how brave they truly are, running into the danger to protect others despite the risk to their own personal safety. In the aftermath, our community rose up to help others in any possible way we could. It truly showed VEGAS STRONG, and why I’ve always been proud to call Las Vegas my home. We start 2018 like every year: with a clean slate. That’s what makes January 1st a special day. No one knows what 2018 will bring, but we do know that we are all in control of our own destiny. We saw this year what a strong community Las Vegas is, and my hope is that this community spirit contin- ues to grow in 2018. From everyone here at the Zip Code Magazines, I want to thank you for supporting our magazines and supporting our advertisers. They are what make the magazines possible. We also want to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year and a safe and prosperous 2018. See you in the neighborhood. Greg GREG WAGONSELLER Editor-in-Chief greg@ppplv.com