Jim Rhodes wants to build homes, and he will not let the “criminals” in Clark County government stand in his way. The prolific and sometimes fractious Las Vegas homebuilder has spent two decades pushing county commissioners to approve a planned community on top of a mine he runs on the outskirts of town..Read More
The Nevada Independent: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area considers raising fees
About 20 passionate hikers, climbers and outdoor enthusiasts gathered at a recent public meeting to push back on the federal government’s proposal to hike fees for visitors to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, an increasingly popular destination for Las Vegas residents and tourists.Read More
The Nevada Independent: What ramping up the supply chain for electric vehicles means for Nevada
President Joe Biden is expected to use the Defense Production Act this week in an effort to encourage domestic mineral production, Reuters’ Trevor Hunnicutt and Ernest Scheyder report. The goal is to shore up domestic supplies of key minerals (i.e. lithium, copper, graphite) that are needed to power large-scale batteries and electric cars…Read More
The Nevada Independent: Development and conservation act is a historic opportunity
I know I’m not alone in saying that spending time outdoors has been a game changer for me since March 2020. I lead a conservation organization, and I’ve always enjoyed spending time in nature so that’s not a huge surprise. But it took on a new importance during the pandemic when all of our other…Read More
The Nevada Independent: Bill Derailed Proposed Blue Diamond Hill Development Project by Riley Snyder
Originally published by the Nevada Independent. Read here: https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/bill-derail-proposed-blue-diamond-hill-development-projectRead More
The Nevada Independent: To county commissioners on Red Rock, silence is golden
Imagine you live in a town where a developer wants to build on 2,000 acres where zoning allows 1,000 homes – one home for every two acres.
But the developer, through lawsuits and a settlement, is muscling local government to radically bend the zoning guidelines and allow not twice or three times the number of residential units under code but five times the number that is permissible.