Final Phase of Carson City Freeway Begins
The Nevada Department of Transportation has broken ground on the final leg of the Carson City Freeway project. The $42 million project completes I-580, connecting Carson City to Nevada’s freeway system and Reno. The final phase of the project will pave and open the last four miles of the freeway to traffic. The freeway is expected to be complete in 2017.
Nevada PAC Announces Inaugural Basque Fry to Host Presidential Candidates
Attorney General Adam Laxalt has announced that ticket sales have opened for the Inaugural Basque Fry being held in Gardnerville on August 15th. The event will feature Republican leaders including presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, US Senator Ted Cruz and former New York Governor George Pataki among others.
UNLV Receives Pledges for Hotel and Medical Schools
Pledging $2.5 million to support the expansion of the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Boyd Gaming has partnered with the college to help build a new academic facility. In addition, the Engelstad Family Foundation has pledged $10 million for UNLV School of Medicine Scholarships. The gift will cover 100 full four-year scholarships which breaks down to 25 for the school’s first four graduating classes beginning in 2017.
Western Governor’s University Launches in Nevada
A non-profit, online university created through a partnership with Nevada, Western Governors University (WGU) is an accredited university with over 57,000 students from all 50 states. After an endorsement from Governor Sandoval, WGU Nevada became the sixth WGU state-based university to form. The school will offer degrees in information technology, health, teaching and business. The school established in Nevada last month and expects to expand access to higher education for Nevada residents.