Minden Resident Among Nevada Welcome Sign Winners

Posted By on October 27, 2016

Courtesy of the Nevada Department of Transportation · 1 min read

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced raffle winners who will receive a “Welcome to Nevada” sign as the old, obsolete highway signs are redesigned and replaced.

This week, the following winners were randomly selected from each region of the state and personally notified:

Northwest: Jennifer Bills

Southwest: Minden resident Anna Thomas
Northeast: Kaitlyn Tueller

Southeast: Breanna Kirkham

Sign Raffle Miner Sign Photo I

The welcome signs, including iconic signs depicting a lone prospector, have stood at many interstate and freeway entrances into Nevada for approximately 25 years. The signs are being replaced by new welcome signs designed by Nevada high school graphic artists through a contest organized by the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Nevada Department of Education and NDOT.

“The existing signs are a source of state pride and identity for many Nevadans,” NDOT Communications Director Sean Sever explained. “We thought there was no better holiday than just before the Nevada Day holiday to announce our sign winners and share the signs with fellow Nevadans.”

Nearly 14,500 Nevada residents entered the free raffle via phone, web site and social media, with winners selected randomly. Winners must present valid ID when picking up the signs and be willing to sign a waiver regarding lawful usage of the signage. The existing signs will be given to winners and replaced with new signs in the coming months.