Past Headlines 10/19 |

Past Headlines 10/19

Headlines from a year ago:

Candidates spend big in lieutenant governor race

The race for the part-time job of Nevada lieutenant governor has turned into a high-dollar event, with the Democratic and Republican candidates expecting to spend $1 million to $1.5 million apiece.

Southern Nevada developer Bob Unger, the Democratic nominee, is spending nearly $1 million in a statewide television ad blitz in the closing few weeks of the campaign alone.

Brian Krolicki, the Republican candidate, said his opponent is trying to buy the election. But Unger said most of the money spent on his TV campaign will come out of his own pocket.

Update: Krolicki defeated Unger with 301,240 or 52.2 percent of the vote, compared to Unger’s 228,511 votes or 39.6 percent.

O, what a sidewalk

Some revelers could be watching the Nevada Day Parade from the sidewalks in front of the Ormsby House, the future hotel/casino owner said

The completion of the sidewalks in front of the hotel is the next noticeable step in Carson City’s biggest construction project on South Carson Street.

Don Lehr, a partner in Cubix Ormsby LLC, which owns the historic hotel, said his goal is to finish the sidewalks on South Carson and Fifth streets by Oct. 28, a day when thousands of visitors and locals will be looking up at the 10-story building as they participate in Nevada Day activities.