Ely to have first leisure path constructing faculty in US

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CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) – Nevada will be the first school in the country to build recreational trails.

The Nevada Appeal reported Monday that the Great Basin Institute had been awarded a federal grant of $ 160,000 to set up a professional recreational trail building school.

The funds come from the US Economic Development Agency.

The proposed school will be in Ely. The hope is to attract outdoor recreational professionals from across the United States

Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto praised the idea of ​​the school. She says it will improve Nevada’s reputation as an outdoor recreational destination, create more jobs, and give students hands-on experience.

Kyle Horvath, director of White Pine County Tourism and Recreation, said Ely is an ideal location with its proximity to Mountain West.