Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 | 2 a.m.
As a retired biology teacher living so close to the proposed Ice Age Park, I want to thank Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly for his support of the efforts to create a national monument at Tule Springs.
We are all aware of the need for Nevada to change how the world sees us. Yes, we are about gaming, entertainment, fine hotels and restaurants, but we must also be about conserving our natural resources and educating locals and visitors.
Our children need to see and learn about what the Las Vegas Valley was 200,000 years ago. They deserve to see firsthand the bones of ancient mammoths, camels and giant sloths. Those fossils should be on display here instead of being removed and stored elsewhere. National park status would be a big boost for our local and state economies. This is what economic diversification is all about.