Rancho’s aviation magnet program recently got a big boost from Allegiant Air, the Las Vegas-based airline, which donated to Rancho thousands of pounds of aircraft parts, worth more than $400,000. Allegiant will also award two $5,000 scholarships this year to seniors who plan to pursue post-secondary education in an accredited aviation program.
Across the street from this cozy homestead in Overton, nearly a century ago, an artistic trailblazer came into the world. Ironically, she would weave her singular magic in service of a wildly different, pleasure-seeking aesthetic — in our neon nirvana, where razzle met dazzle and glitz hooked up with glamour — that she immortalized in six words she encased in lights. And in legacy. “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada.” You’ve seen the sign. Now know the trailblazer: Betty Willis.