Comstock Residents Fight Ore Haul Route

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Residents of Nevada's historic Comstock
district are fighting plans by a mining company to temporarily use
a state highway to haul truckloads of ore from a mine to a
processing site near Virginia City.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Comstock Mining Inc. plans to use a mile-long stretch of State Highway 342 near Gold Hill for truck traffic between the two sites.

That plan was made after a dispute arose between the company and
the BLM over land previously used by the company to connect the
locations.

Company officials say use of the highway would be temporary
until the dispute is resolved.

Storey County commissioners will consider the company's highway
plan Thursday at 6PM at the Storey County courthouse.

Opponents say big, heavy trucks on the winding road will be a
safety hazard and impede tourism.


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