Heller opposes BLM fire station | NevadaAppeal.com

Heller opposes BLM fire station

Dave Frank
dfrank@nevadaappeal.com

Rep. Dean Heller backs the Carson City Board of Supervisors’ opposition to a proposed U.S. Bureau of Land Management fire station complex on the city’s south side, according to the congressman’s spokesman.

Stewart Bybee said Heller, R-NV, is looking at ways to stop the complex. Action could range from a letter of opposition to legislation, he said.

“Congressman Heller supports the board’s decision and is currently looking at a resolution to the situation that is beneficial to the community and the Bureau of Land Management,” Bybee said.

Heller has been watching the situation since BLM proposed the complex in February, he said.

Supervisors passed a resolution opposing the complex Thursday. Residents and supervisors say the complex would limit access to open space lands and doesn’t belong near a neighborhood of about 300 homes.

BLM wants to build four buildings on seven to eight acres of its land at the base of the Prison Hill open space area, east of the intersection of South Edmonds Drive and Koontz Lane. The bureau would use the complex with the U.S. Forest Service to fight seasonal wildfires in Northern Nevada.