Rafting the Colorado River in search of what we’d lose if it ran dryRead More
Save Red Rock keeps an eye on Clark County’s development code When Clark County last did a comprehensive review of its planning standards near Red Rock Canyon, it was 2003. Red Rock Casino Resort, Downtown Summerlin, and many of the neighborhoods in the foothills around there didn’t exist, let alone the homes that have crept…Read More
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