Las Vegas • A new postage stamp commemorating Nevada's 150th anniversary features the coppery red sandstone formations of Valley of Fire, the state's first state park.
Dignitaries including Gov. Brian Sandoval and U.S. Sens. Harry Reid and Dean Heller met Thursday to pull the curtain off the stamp design, an oil painting by Reno artist Ron Spears. The "forever" stamps will be available Friday at post offices nationwide for 49 cents apiece; they will be effective even after future price increases.
"One of the things, among many, that I'm most proud of is the majesty of our state," Sandoval said at the ceremony, which was held at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. "I don't know how anybody was able to capture that majesty like you have, Mr. Spears, and thank you very much for doing that for us."