September 3, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Plans for Nevada's 150th birthday bash are getting under way.
A planning committee held its first meeting Friday at the Nevada State Museum, Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.
Gov. Brian Sandoval announced earlier this week that the seven members would be working with staff members to raise money and plan a year of events starting on Halloween 2013 and culminating on the big day Oct. 31, 2014.
The group is exploring possible school tours, traveling exhibits, and merchandise to promote the state's birthday. Sandoval says the state will apply for grants and sponsorships to support the events.
Committee members include the editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, state Sen. Mike McGinness, a University of Nevada, Las Vegas history professor and a representative from Station Casinos.