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July 5, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Gold Butte area needs our help

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While in Mesquite in October, I happened on to Gold Butte Days, a festival with food, entertainment and art booths.

While there, I learned about the effort to create the Gold Butte National Conservation Area, and I saw pictures of ancient Indian rock art, beautiful canyons and incredible scenic vistas. As a regular visitor to Red Rock Canyon, I am convinced that we need to provide the same kind of designation for Gold Butte. We need more places like this for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation.

You can bet that I will be back in Mesquite soon to spend a couple of days exploring this incredible treasure.

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  1. Legislation for making Gold Butte a National Conservation Area with Wilderness is in the hands of Rep. Joe Heck, whose district includes Gold Butte. Heck has discussed the proposal with local interests but hasn't come forward yet with a bill. He needs to do that immediately.