Nevada Statehood

Nevada Statehood

The U.S. Postal Service is releasing the Nevada State­hood Forever Stamp. The stamp’s official first-day-of-issue ceremony will take place in Las Vegas this Thursday, May 29. The public is invited to attend the 11 a.m. ceremony at the Smith Center for Performing Arts.

Attending the ceremony will be Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, USPS Board of Governors Vice-Chair James Bilbray, Nevada Lt. Gov Brian Krolicki, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller and many others as they celebrate Nevada’s 150-year birthday.

The stamp art depicts a close-up view of an area in Fire Canyon, part of Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest state park.

The painting is an oil-on-Masonite panel. Captured by Reno Nevada artist Ron Spears at dawn, the sandstone formations glow in shades of brilliant reds and yel­lows — a result of various quantities of iron in the rock — highlighted by deep purple and blue shadows.

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