Meet the wild horses of Deer Springs area Nevada.
Deer Springs location looking west toward the Spruce Mountains in Nevada. This is where the new public spring will go. https://www.gofundme.com/lovewildhorses-org
Photos above by Jeanne Bencich Nations
Deer Springs Water Project
BLM SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSED WIND ENERGY PROJECT IN SOUTHERN NEVADA
LAS VEGAS — The Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Field Office is seeking public comments on the proposed Crescent Peak Wind Energy Project in Clark County, Nevada. The proposal aligns with the Trump administration’s America First Energy Plan, an all-of-the-above approach that includes renewable sources such as wind, geothermal, and solar, as well as sources such as coal, oil and gas – all of which can be developed on public lands.
“The BLM strives to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve, and we look forward to receiving input from the public on this important proposal,” said Tim Smith, BLM Southern Nevada District Manager.
The Crescent Peak Project (Project) would consist of the construction, operation, and eventual decommissioning of wind turbines and associated facilities necessary to generate up to 500 megawatts of electricity. The proposed project area is located on 32,531 acres of public land 10 miles west of Searchlight, Nevada, and extends 22 miles north-to-south and 5 miles east-to-west, adjacent to the California/Nevada border.
It is estimated that the Project would generate up to 1,200 direct jobs at peak construction, with a permanent staff of 20 operating the facility after construction.
A Notice of Intent to Prepare a Project Environmental Impact Statement with a Proposed Plan Amendment to the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan and Notice of Segregation for the Crescent Peak Wind Project West of Searchlight in Clark County, Nevada was published today in the Federal Register, opening a 90-day public comment period which closes on June 13, 2018.
The Environmental Impact Statement will evaluate the proposed Crescent Peak project. A Proposed Plan Amendment to the 1998 Las Vegas Resource Management Plan (or RMP revision which is currently underway) will also be prepared. The temporary segregation of lands will allow for the orderly administration of the proposed ROW application.
The purpose of the public scoping process is to identify relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives. The BLM has identified the following preliminary issues: biological resources, visual resources, cultural resources, tribal interests, recreation, and cumulative impacts.
The BLM will consult with Native American tribes on a government-to-government basis in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, Executive Order 13175, and other policies. Tribal concerns will be given due consideration, including impacts on Indian Trust assets.
Comments must be received prior to the close of the scoping period or no later than 15 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later, to be included in the Draft EIS. The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS.
Written comments may be mailed to the BLM, Southern Nevada District, Field Manager, , 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV, 89130, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 702-515-5023. For more information, please call Nicollee Gaddis at (702) 515-5136.
Before including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, or other personal identifying information in comments, be aware that entire comments—including personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While commenters can request that personal identifying information be withheld from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
More information about the project can be found on the BLM’s ePlanning website at https://go.usa.gov/xnbwe .
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016 - more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.
Photos by Patricia Fua
700 Ave I Ely, NV
...celebrating where the world met and became one...
Above: Great Basin National Park
Vacation in Rural Nevada this Year!
For More Information: www.elynevada.net
Trains Begin Running!
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018
1:00 AM 2:00 AM
The season begins.
Turkey Vulture Stretch 5K
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018
10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Railroad Safety Training
SAT, MAR 31, 2018 1:00 AM SUN, APR 1, 2018 2:00 AM
Learn the safety practices of the Nevada Northern Railway system
NNRY Volunteer Banquet
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2018
6:00 PM 9:00 PM
White Pine Weekend
SAT, APR 7, 2018 1:00 AM SUN, APR 8, 2018 2:00 AM
All White Pine County residents ride free.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018
1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Photo below by Patricia Fua
CAMPING HUNTING FISHING
1500 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
In the Box
by Lorraine Clark
Every parent or anyone else who is around children will tell you that no matter how big, great, entertaining, or exciting the present is, the box it comes in is often what the child plays with or in. There is a fascination with a big box one can get into. When we got new patio furniture and had three large boxes the chairs came in, we cut doors and windows in then, covered the boxes with pretty contact paper and let the grandkids have houses to play in. Often they would curl up in there with a blanket and a book for hours.
Well, Truman and Barkley are no different. A recent trip to a big box store resulted in some nice boxes. We set them aside while putting the groceries away and then turned around to find both dogs had picked out their favorite box and climbed in.
We decided the dogs could enjoy the boxes so their blankets were added and the boxes were placed against the wall where the afternoon sunlight comes in through the doors.
Our cats also like to sleep in a box so the pets had to work out a schedule. Our grey Aggie cat, who is 18 years old and rules the house, gets first choice. If she is in one of the boxes, the dogs and the rest of the cats know to leave her alone. She gets what she wants. The other cats will take turns and Truman and Barkley are smart enough to know they need to share.
Barkley especially likes the top box. He is able to jump right up there and get a better view. On a chilly day, both dogs will cuddle up in one box, under their blanket. They like to be really warm.
A simple, often free, box can be fun for everyone.