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What’s the Matter With Red Rock?

Red Rock Canyon may not yet be as world-famous as the Las Vegas Strip casinos that keep Nevada’s economy humming, but Red Rock and other nearby natural treasures are increasingly part of the strategy to keep Nevada’s economy solid in the future. This may be why so many Nevadans are scratching their heads over the Clark County Commission’s vote that may open the door to 5,000 new homes nearby. What was that vote about? What’s the matter with Red Rock?…

Save Red Rock and Clark County Face Off in Court

Today, District Court Judge Jerry Wiese ruled against Clark County in denying a quick conclusion to its lawsuit against Save Red Rock. Judge Wiese, however, denied Save Red Rock a quick dismissal on anti-SLAPP grounds. For the time being, the two sides will continue to fight in court over the future of a plot of land bordering Red Rock Canyon. Save Red Rock’s ability to speak against the proposed development at Clark County Government Center was at stake today. According…

Guest Blog: National Monument for Gold Butte Designated

In the closing days of his administration, President Barack Obama declared Nevada’s Gold Butte and Utah’s Bears Ears National Monuments under the 1906 Antiquities Act.  The President’s action brought the number of areas declared by both Republican and Democrat Presidents as National Monuments to 129. Congress passed the Antiquities Act to ensure the protection of Native American ruins, artifacts and other objects of historical and scientific interests.  Congress gave Presidents this authority for another reason. They knew as far back…