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April 19, 2014

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The pig farm is hardly a secret

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Every time I see a new article regarding Bob Combs and RC Farms, I just have to smile.

Bob has been in that location for more years than I can remember.

The powers that be tried to get him to sell during the housing explosion to no avail. His property, his business.

People who bought a house in that area should have done their homework. Now they feel they have the right to complain every chance they get — kind of like those people who bought out by the airport or Nellis Air Force Base years ago.

Ah, the American way. Why don’t they blame themselves for not gaining all the information they could on the neighborhood in which they wanted to purchase a home? Shame on them. Accept responsibility for your lack of research and decision.

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  1. If a home is a man's castle, then his business is his kingdom.

    Carmine D

  2. RC Farms in N.Las Vegas Nevada,was established in 1965 and incorporated in Nevada.

    Las Vegas is a city that welcomes all who have the desire to move here from every part of the country.

    At the same time it should be pointed out to unsuspecting home buyers looking for a new home that a pig farm is located a short distance from where they are considering to purchase their new home.

    Those of us that have lived here for some time have ideas of what area we would like to live in When buying a new home.People just moving here from another state have no clue of what to expect when the wind starts blowing and they smell the pig farm a short distance away from where they are considering on buying a new home.

    It is not up tp RC Farms to inform unsuspecting new home buyers that they are a pig farm in business,and that they the new home owner may smell odor from time to time.But It should be up to the home builder to inform new home buyers that a long established pig farm is close by and smell can be a problem on windy days.And any person or persons willing to buy in the area, should have to sign a disclaimer form that they were informed of any existing business that are near where they intend to buy, along with any problems that may occur from this business location.

  3. Have to agree with writer Judy Smith! The old adage, "Let the buyer beware," is sage advice to all who make purchases, especially one that involves great sums of money. Dare I say that the thinking and behaviors of these dissatified homeowners is also reflected in their children in our community's schools. Time to take some responsibility, and deal with their own choices and consequences thereof.

    RC Farms serves a purpose in Las Vegas, and should be commended for thinking out of the box, and having such a great commitment towards recycling waste generated by the food industries located in our valley. Also, RC Farms offers field trip educational experiences for our local school children.

    Shame on anyone, who moves near a farm: pig, cattle, horse, whatever the livestock, and then complains about the noise, smells, insects, and agricultural activities! Are we supposed to listen or feel sorry for such folks who move by a farm and then complain? GEEZ.

    Just give me the "country life," anytime, please.
    Blessings and Peace,
    Star

  4. RC Farms is not the problem. Realtors by law are required to divulge the existence of it to prospective buyers. The problem in my opinion is elected officials and city planners who allow residential development next to it or other problem sites. The reverse is true also. Schools across the street from high traffic routes to and from heavy truck access to construction material plants, commercial truck depots, manufacturing, etc allowed next to residential areas is poor planning.

    Setting commercial zones with buffers is a long known and widely accepted method of separating incompatible areas before they become a problem. Locating commercial activities next to or in restricted zones near to major highways to facilitate shipping and keep trucks off of residential streets should be a first consideration.

    No, I'm not blaming RC farms, the homeowners although caveat emptor certainly applies, but I do hold our elected officials and planners who are charged with preventing these situations accountable. It seems as though developers have had their way with little control. If our officials and those responsible disagree, they need to show us why these suppositions are wrong and what they have done to prevent problem development and why it happened anyway.

    Wrong I may be but with the evidence all around I insist on more proof than the usual boilerplate and BS.