4:00 news report6:00 news report (at minute mark 7:30) Yesterday’s committee hearing reviewed legislation to lower the speed limit in Red Rock Canyon. We were excited when the motion passed with unanimous consent. Now it just needs to go to the floor for a final vote. If it passes, we could see results as early as July! It is nice to…Read More
SUPER EXCITING UPDATE FOR RUNNERS AND CYCLISTS ON MT CHARLESTON: Thanks to your response, letter writing, and public outreach, NDOT is building 8 foot wide shoulders on the Kyle Canyon road all the way up to Mt. Charleston! Thank you NDOT for caring about public safety and the Mt. Charleston experience! Now this is worth a celebratory…Read More
Thank you for the letters you sent to NDOT. They helped. This is what happened. NDOT had a directive to put rumble strips on every state highway in Nevada. Fortunately they were already aware of the special conditions of the state highway 159 through Red Rock Canyon and left it alone. They were also advised to not put rumble…Read More
Good Morning Heather, I just stubbled across your website and I wanted to send a quick note: Thank you for you efforts to bring safety to such a crazy place. My wife and I moved to Vegas (northwest ANN/95) about two years ago, and I have LOVED learing new routes and trails. I ride a road bike (04′ …Read More
Hi Mountain Lovers,
APRIL 29, 2009: AB352 will be heard by the Senate Government Affairs Committee.
Jean is not able to go up to Carson City to testify this time. Any volunteers???
*Note: Interested parties may observe and testify in the proceedings through a simultaneous video conference in Room 4412E of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, Las Vegas.
Please join me at the Grant Sawyer Building on East Washington (directions on request) for the video conference on Wednesday, APRIL 29 at 1:30 PM.
If you have not already emailed members of the Senate Government Affairs Committee, I invite you, once again, to do so. Only takes a minute.
John J. Lee – Chair [email protected]
Terry Care – Vice Chair [email protected]
Steven A. Horsford [email protected]
Shirley A. Breeden [email protected]
William J. Raggio [email protected]
Randolph J. Townsend [email protected]
Mike McGinness [email protected]
Here are a couple samples from Lisa and Mark:
Dear Mr. Lee:
I am writing to you to ask for your support of AB352, which would limit further commercial development within the Spring Mountain Range. This bill is necessary in order to preserve this unique environment now, and for future generations to come. As you know, the Spring Mountain Range offers not only hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing and hunting for those that are more physically active, but also beauty, tranquility and a place to escape the “rat race” that is found nowhere else in such close proximity to Las Vegas. To have such a phenomenal resource so close to Las Vegas is truly a privilege, a privilege we need to protect for ourselves, our children and those to follow. As Las Vegas continues to grow, our need for such a natural resource will grow as well. Further commercial development in the Spring Mountain Range will only degrade the environment that is so unique to this amazing area. Please support AB352 and help protect this beautiful resource from further commercial development.
Thank you for your time.
Dr. Mark Baxter
HC33, Box 3100
Mountain Springs, Nevada 89161
Dear Senator Lee,
Please support AB352.
AB352 is a necessary bill that will allow for the much needed protections that should be afforded the Spring Mountains and surrounding area. In a session where so many bills have distinct lines between winners and losers, AB352 is a winner for all Nevadans and the millions of visitors that are attracted to the distinct outdoor experience called outdoor Southern Nevada. Visitors can visit the stark contrast between the vast desert one day, and then hike or camp in the cool bliss of the mountain’s the next day. For locals, the wonderful natural resources we have within a short drive are truly unique, and any added protection to these areas is an investment in the outdoor assets of Southern Nevada. For those residents who have chosen this unique lifestyle, AB352 is one more layer of protection against encroaching development that gives promise to the freedom of choosing this unique lifestyle for generations to come.
AB352 is one bill that does plan for the future and is a bill where foresight and action will result in an environmental annuity that will continue to pay dividends for our quality of life for generations to come.
I urge you to place AB352 on your agenda and encourage its’ passage.
Thank you in advance,
Board Member Scenic Nevada and Co-Founder
Northwest Residents For Responsible Growth
A letter from Tom on the conditions at Mt. Charleston and the possible detrimental affect of unchecked development: Assemblyman Christensen, Thank you for your recent show of support for AB 352, which extends the kind of protections created for the Red Rock Conservation Area to the rest of the Spring Mountains, of which Red Rock…Read More
Classic park entrance gates on both ends of the highway, at Summerlin and 160, (like the ones at Lake Mead) could serve to enhance the visitor experience and increase education, accountability, and funds for the park. An entrance station could also help fund more law enforcement and educate drivers about the delicate flora and fauna…Read More
Senator Breeden just wanted to let you all know that you can watch the EIT meeting on Friday, April 3 live online when SB240 (to reduce the speed limit in Red Rock Canyon) is heard. If you’ve never watched a committee meeting online, just log onto the legislative website www.leg.state.nv.us , select “Live Meetings, Listen or…Read More
Great news. I saw Sargeant Gregory Weeks today and he assured me that the senator has Metro’s full support on this bill. He has written a statement of support to the senate. Sargeant Weeks has supported us on this safety issue since day one. Officer Don Albietz was a valuable assett to this area and will…Read More
After many years of fighting for a safer speed limit in Red Rock Canyon, we are excited to announce the chance to appear before the state senate! This Wednesday (tomorrow), Senator Breedon, along with 8 other senators and 3 from the assembly are presenting SB 240 to address this issue. Over the past few days, we…Read More
JULY 2009, Save Red Rock welcomed a new SAFETY SPEED ZONE for Red Rock Canyon’s 159 Scenic BywayRead More
Senator Breeden is working to help us with this bill to create a safer speed of 45 mph, but the issue is an NRS statute that provides that NDOT determine the speeds of the roads, not legislators. However, after hearing the Senator’s case and the peoples’ testimonies, the Deputy Director is being supportive of the need and…Read More