Editorial: Time has come for city, developer to settle the Badlands dispute

Posted by - February 28, 2020

(Las Vegas Review-Journal) – The only sure winners in the ongoing legal fight between the city of Las Vegas and the owner of the defunct Badlands golf course are the lawyers. Last week, the Review-Journal’s Shea Johnson reported that the city’s legal fees have topped $1.5 million. That amount will likely increase. The City Council

The “Taking” of Badlands 123: Part III

Posted by - February 24, 2020

(Chuck Muth) – Finally, we get to Knick v. Township of Scott. In the first two parts of this series (Part I | Part II) we looked at efforts by the City of Las Vegas to stop a series of lawsuits by the owners of the former Badlands golf course property who have been blocked

The “Taking” of Badlands 123: Part II

Posted by - February 13, 2020

(Chuck Muth) – I swear I’m not clairvoyant.  And I swear I have no inside court information.  What happened yesterday was pure coincidence. For those of you who read Part I of this series Monday afternoon, you’ll recall that I ended with this… “Indeed, by most accounts I’ve heard, the city AND the city’s taxpayers

The “Taking” of Badlands 123: Part I

Posted by - February 11, 2020

(Chuck Muth) – This is the first of what I expect to be a three-part series on the brouhaha over the now defunct, long-shuttered Badlands golf course which should have been handled and resolved by the Las Vegas City Council YEARS ago. Alas, caving in to a “squeaky wheel” of angry homeowners in the adjacent

Sebelius: Time to Wake Up from Badlands Bad Dream

Posted by - February 3, 2020

(Chuck Muth) – In his column published Sunday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Steve Sebelius shared a series of dream headlines he’d like to see “that reflect the way things ought to be, rather than how they are.” One of them relates to the ongoing dispute over the fate of the long-shuttered Badlands golf course