Postal Service Honors State's Sesquicentennial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials in Las Vegas have unveiled a new postage stamp commemorating Nevada’s 150th birthday.

Dignitaries including Gov. Brian Sandoval and senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller met Thursday at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts to pull the curtain off the stamp design. It will be available at post offices nationwide on Friday.

The design is an oil painting of Fire Canyon, which is part of Valley of Fire State Park in southern Nevada. Reno artist Ron Spears painted the landscape as the rising sun hit the sandstone formations in the park.

Spears is the lead artist for slot machine manufacturer International Game Technology and has illustrated dozens of video games. He painted scenes throughout the state before postal officials narrowed the field to the colorful Valley of Fire.


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