The process of getting a geographic feature named can be long and arduous, but officials from Nevada State College managed to get the official designation for Mount Scorpion in about a year.
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Jack Dailey came to Las Vegas to help the city and its children deal with the growth of the formerly quiet little town. It's appropriate that the elementary school that bears his name at 2001 E. Reno Ave. now has a garden growing food.
At The Meadows School, every building depended on the generosity of its families. The main gymnasium, the Richardson-Beckley Gymnasium, was named for Linda R. Richardson, part of one of the private school’s founding families.
There are many people in the valley who have had schools named for them, but few could have boasted that they also designed their namesake facilities.
When late Henderson resident Marine Lance Cpl. Richard Perez Jr. told his father the street formerly known as Buena Vida Drive was going to be “great” once completed, he didn’t know the impact it would have on his family.
Reynaldo Leroy Martinez is proof that the most humble of beginnings can launch successful careers. The former political consultant, senior adviser and chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is the namesake of Martinez Elementary School and the Martinez Child Development Center.
The streets running north/south in west Las Vegas are named alphabetically from A Street to N Street. About 15 years ago, when Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly was a councilman for the city of Las Vegas, he thought it was something that could be improved upon.
At the end of Classic Cars Lane, near Cashman Center, a small complex and a warehouse appear unremarkable from the outside. But inside, there are nearly 300 classic cars, including 150 convertibles.
During her 40 years as an educator, Doris Reed taught in three nations and expanded the minds of hundreds of students.
Things were different back when Ralph Lamb worked in local law enforcement.
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