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Either ATS isn't accepting news from the Las Vegas Review Journal or the federal government doesn't want us to know that the name of the spokesperson for the Lake Mead Recreational Area is Christie Vanover, who was the one quoted for the original article.
Too bad I couldn't link the article. It tells Bob Hitchcock's story of how he was kicked out of his Lake Mead home too.edit on 7-10-2013 by Deetermined because: (no reason given)
The Lake Mead properties are considered vacation homes; one of the lease requirements to own a plot is people must have an alternative residence.
Regardless, the Spencers said it's their property and they should be allowed in, shutdown or not.
State DNR refuses federal directive to close some popular parks
The park service ordered state officials to close the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine, Devil's Lake, and Interstate state parks and the state-owned portion of the Horicon Marsh, but state authorities rebuffed the request because the lion's share of the funding came from state, not federal coffers.
The agency also reopened a boat launch Wednesdayat Wyalusing State Park on the Mississippi River. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service closed the launch on Tuesday because it was on federal land.
But in a sign of defiance, the DNR removed the barricades at the landing, saying it had the legal authority to operate the launch under a 1961 agreement with the federal government.
reply to post by Famouszor
No one can build or own a house on federal land. So this house they are talking about is owned by the Feds, which means the ones who live there were federally employed.
I bet if you did some homework, you'd find that these people owned the home and the land before they offered to sell the land (and land only) to the federal government and is leasing it back from them.