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Public meetings on proposed Sloan Hills mining scheduled for November

Public meetings on proposed Sloan Hills mining scheduled for November

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Oct 21, 2011

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Residents are being invited to attend and speak during public meetings about a proposal to allow open-pit mining in the Sloan Hills at a series of meetings Nov. 1-3.

The first hour of each meeting will be an open house session during which specialists will be available to answer questions, followed by a 30-minute project presentation. The final hour and 30 minutes of each meeting will be a public hearing for residents to comment on the proposed mines.

“I encourage everyone to attend these public meetings and share their thoughts and concerns on the proposal to dig open-pit mines into these hills,” said Commissioner Sisolak, who has consistently opposed the proposed mining operation. In June 2010, he testified before Congress on the matter. The area in question is part of Commission District A, which is represented by Commissioner Sisolak.

The meetings are being held 1-4 p.m.Nov. 1 at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St.; 6-9 p.m. Nov. 2 at Coronado High School, 1001 Coronado Center Drive; and 6-9 p.m. Nov. 3 at Liberty High School, 2700 Liberty Heights Ave.

 

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.