CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed
an executive order to begin planning for the state's 150th birthday
bash in 2014.
The order signed Wednesday appoints Las Vegas Review-Journal
Publisher Bob Brown and northern Nevada consultant Neena Laxalt as co-chairman of the planning committee. Laxalt is the daughter of
Paul Laxalt, a former Nevada governor and U.S. senator.
Sandoval will also appoint five other members.
The committee will recommend a timeline of events and
activities, and apply for grants and sponsorships to help fund the
The executive order calls for the committee to submit a final
report to the governor a year from now so it can be presented to
the 2013 Legislature.
Nevada became a state on Oct. 31, 1864.