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Old 12-09-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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I dunno? There preparing the old BMI TOXIC WASTE DUMP for housing construction (if the bubble hadn't burst yet, they'd probably be building by now.) I can't see how they'd have a problem building near, or even on, an old municipal landfill.

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How does one fix a landfill? Hell, how do you break one in the first place?
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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The problem with the landfill is that if there is a strong enough earthquake -- this area is directly on top of the Frenchman's Mt. fault line -- the landfill will "liquify" and create an avalanche of debris.


From the amount of concrete trucks heading up that way, I imagine they are likely shoring up the low-side of the rim, to mitigate any potential landslide.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:36 PM
 
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I dunno? There preparing the old BMI TOXIC WASTE DUMP for housing construction (if the bubble hadn't burst yet, they'd probably be building by now.) I can't see how they'd have a problem building near, or even on, an old municipal landfill.
Ahh, BMI, I hadn't heard that mentioned for some time. Thanks for the reminder. I was able to dig up a few links about the BMI (Henderson, originally) site as well as the Sunrise site.

Las Vegas CityLife (long, but well worth the read)

$25 million cleanup planned at LV Wash - Las Vegas Sun News

Firm will put cap on Sunrise landfill - News - ReviewJournal.com
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:47 AM
 
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It's funny, I actually read that Citylife article in the real paper (ie not on the web) sitting at a Starbuck in Vegas (probably in one of the casinos.) That's how I learned about it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I followed your directions this a.m., went past 215 a ways, and yes, there's a nice view from there, with an added bonus of seeing the White Mountains of AZ rising up over the mountains in Henderson. They should build a little park there, as a viewpoint. If they develop that land west of 215 those people will have some killer views!

But, on the other hand, I didn't get that "on top of the city" feeling I got over near Sunrise. I'm sure there's some higher points to the west you can go, and I'll explore that later on another trip.
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I used to live very near that particular point when I lived off 215 and Far Hills.

You didn't get that "top of the city" feeling up there? That area is higher than the view points of Sunrise that are available. Different strokes for different folks

A little park up there would be cool, someone should send Carolyn a petition or something haha

The only point I can think of that would be higher than 215/Summerlin is 215/Lake Mead Blvd just one mile north of there or so the view coming down Lake Mead is prety epic
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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Last trip, I was up in Anthem, and I got that impression from the view up there. It was during the day, and the entire valley was spread out below me.

Next trip, I have to drive out to Scoopville (far east side) and check out the view from there.

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I'm glad you enjoyed it. I used to live very near that particular point when I lived off 215 and Far Hills.

You didn't get that "top of the city" feeling up there? That area is higher than the view points of Sunrise that are available. Different strokes for different folks

A little park up there would be cool, someone should send Carolyn a petition or something haha

The only point I can think of that would be higher than 215/Summerlin is 215/Lake Mead Blvd just one mile north of there or so the view coming down Lake Mead is prety epic
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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The view coming over the hump from North Shore [Scoophaus to your left] has ALWAYS impressed me....that and the entrance to the valley on I-15 from the North .....and also the view from the hump by RR pass.....coming in from I-15 from the south is bo-ring.....
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