Local residents Bob and Peg Smiley enjoyed an unexpected visit from a group of three bighorn sheep last week at their home on Pioneer Road in Logandale. One male and two female sheep came down one afternoon last week from the nearby hillside and helped themselves to the tender, green grass in the Smileys’ yard.
Archives for September 2011
The Clark County Board of Commissioners introduced a new ordinance at a meeting on Wednesday September 21, that would revise county land use regulations for agricultural and home occupation uses on residential properties. The ordinance, which will have a public hearing on October 5, is meant to bring practices, commonly already being done in outlying areas, into full compliance with county code.
The Overton Power District (OPD) Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve a general rate increase at a meeting held on Wednesday, September 21 in Overton. The increase, which will take affect on October 1, will raise the base residential rate from $20 to $25 per month. No change will be made to the current power usage rates.
The Lost City Museum presents an art exhibit by Joyce and Brian Spavin through the month of October. This show will feature fine art paintings.
Joyce Spavin was born in northern New Jersey, and has nurtured a lifelong interest in history and the arts.
The Junior National Honor Society of Lyon Middle School is hosting a community blood drive on Thursday, September 29 in the cafeteria of the school running from 2:30 – 6 p.m.. With the work on this event, the local society members are honing their leadership skills as well as learning the importance of giving blood by watching the residents of Overton and Logandale donate.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 75 is hosting its Tenth Annual Crop Till You Drop Scrap-a-Thon on October 7-8 at the Old Overton Gym. The cost of the event is $60, and includes dinner, snacks, and beverages on Friday and breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverages on Saturday.
The State of Nevada is currently looking at the possibility of instituting a tax based on the miles that a vehicle travels along state roadways to replace the per gallon tax on fuel that is currently in effect. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is currently in the second phase of a comprehensive study that is looking into alternatives to more adequately meet the future transportation needs of the state.
The new ordinance introduced in Las Vegas last week to the Board of County Commissioners is a small step in the right direction for the outlying areas of the county. To be brief, the ordinance would bring those few remaining family farms into compliance with county land use requirements at last. It would also allow the operators of those farms to sell their livestock or produce on site without having to undergo a full-blown zone change for the privilege. Of course, that is certainly a positive step; at least on paper.
No one asked me but… America has the agricultural capability to produce enough food to feed the entire world. This fact makes one wonder why one must eat imported food.
However, while I was contemplating that strange fact, it was also brought to my attention that America is now importing coal. Coal. America has enough coal within its own borders to fuel the power plants of America indefinitely. We have been called the “Saudi Arabia of Coal”. But thanks to American economic theorist and their love of the global market, there has been a 230% jump in the importation of coal since 1999.
Group-thinking. Gang activity. Peer pressure. Mob mentality. I don’t understand the draw to do a thing solely because others are doing it.
To claim belief in a product, idea, or policy because others seem to believe in it; to engage ones time, talents or resources based only on the notion that “everybody’s doing it”; what, are we in third grade?