The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the wind turbine sought by a Washoe Valley resident should be banned as a nuisance.
The ruling by Justices Jim Hardesty, Kris Pickering and Nancy Saitta affirms the district court decision to prevent Rick Sowers from building the power-generating turbine on his property.
The court agreed that aesthetics of a turbine alone aren't grounds to rule it a nuisance.
"However, we conclude that a nuisance in fact may be found when the aesthetics are combined with other factors such as noise, shadow flicker and diminution in property value," the opinion states.
Sowers told …