Nevada colleges face big backlog in maintenance

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Nevada's colleges and universities are a facing an expensive and expanding backlog in maintenance projects that have been put off during the recession.

A report presented to the Board of Regents says the higher education system needs to invest at least $60 million a year, but spends only a fraction of that amount.

The Board of Regents, meeting Friday in Elko, was told the University of Nevada, Las Vegas faces a $286 million backlog, while University of Nevada, Reno is looking at nearly $900 million in maintenance projects.

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