War Pig Saturday


There were no bighorn sheep in attendance, but their interests were well represented at a public hearing Tuesday night on the Air Force’s plans to expand its vast training range and close off more of Desert National Wildlife Refuge north of Las Vegas.

More than 200 people turned out for the hearing at Aliante Hotel in North Las Vegas, and many expressed concern or outright opposition to the proposed expansion.

The Air Force wants to add 301,507 acres to the Nevada Test and Training Range, which already covers more than 2.9 million acres in Clark, Lincoln and Nye counties. Roughly 278,000 acres of the expansion would be carved from Desert National Wildlife Refuge, about half of which is already under military control.

During his public comment, Brett Jefferson, chairman of the Wild Sheep Foundation, noted that the wildlife refuge was founded in 1936 — before the bombing range existed — solely to protect and enhance bighorn sheep habitat. Now the Air Force wants to expand its range into “some of the most critical sheep habitat in the world,” Jefferson said.

@ The Las Vegas Review-Journal

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11 Responses to War Pig Saturday

  1. Den says:

    What happens when we give land to the government for bomb testing:


  2. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Our war machine always comes first.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    A slow 15 minutes up to the Hillside Cafe due to headwinds; you would think it is March coming in.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Took a detour on the way home; call it 17 minutes. So far today, 32 minutes.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Up Hall Drive and over to the high school auditorium for the fine Washington Idaho Symphony Orchestra concert, then home again makes another 54 minutes of stick walking. There are bigger orchestras but none finer, in my opinion.

      So today’s total is 86 minutes.

      Day 7: 276+86=362 minutes.


  4. Den says:

    My question: Have we bombed Nevada enough yet?


  5. Den says:

    One major reason they don’t make runways on the beach:


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