They banded together to preserve the peace in their rural town. Along the way, the big city next door took up the fight, too.
To city dwellers on the neon-lit side of Blue Diamond Hill, the small burg nestled in the western crux of the 159 might seem a bit eerie at night. So quiet, so dark. But to the 300 residents of Blue Diamond, it’s a peace worth fighting for — as is the family-friendly atmosphere that permeates the school, library, park, theater and swimming pool in the former gypsum-mine company town.
Article by Heidi Kyser, Desert Companion, April 15, 2015