Ask Joe: Follow-up: Why is local road gated off ?

Reported by: Joe Hart
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Updated: 2/18/2013 6:46 pm

From the Ask Joe File a follow up to a recent question from a viewer about a road in South Reno that's blocked off.
The viewer wrote in asking why there's a locked gate blocking access to Desert Way at the end of Rio Wrangler Parkway in South Reno ?  They are under the impresssion this is a public road and are concerned about why its gated off .  

I mentioned last week the city of Reno is investigating the situation but I have some new information tonight.
I was told last week by Washoe County that it was someone with the neary Sage Hill Gun Club who put up the gate.  However, the owner of the gun club called to let me know that's not the case.   And I heard from the property owner, Corona Land Management.    They told me they put up the gate to keep people from dumping their trash out in that area.   So we've solved the mystery about who put up the gate, the question is can they ?
That road used to be designated as "presumed public" when it was under the county's jurisdiction. It was annexed into the city of  Reno a few years ago, which is why city  officials are now investigating.   Is that gate legal ?  And should the public have full access to that area ?  That's what they are trying to figure out.   I'll let you know when they come up with a decision...

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ElizabethL - 3/4/2013 11:32 AM
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If we could block those dumping trash, the hills would be beautiful! I can't believe "Tahoe" has never seen this trash! it is everywhere! from old sofas to peoples yard debris, and beyond. it is a shame that people are so lazy and cheap they can't just run it over to the dump and pay their fair share.

Tahoe - 3/1/2013 11:16 PM
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"Dumping trash"? yeah right. That area is frequented by wild horse watchers and people heading up past the power substation/water tower to go shooting. In the years that i've frequented the area, i have NEVER seen any dumping. This is just another case of some self important individuals who feel the need to keep people away from their pile of dirt & sagebrush, and assume that no one will question a new illegal gate. I will make sure i still enter the area from the Huffaker hills side, and be sure to trample all over Corona's dirt. If they are found in violation, i demand prosecution to set an example for these idiots who attempt to block access to our public lands.

Speed - 2/18/2013 6:14 PM
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WILL YOU PLEASE GET RID OF THE ADVERTISEMENTS THAT COVER HALF OR MORE OF EVERY ARTICLE I TRY TO READ? I'M MORE THAN FED UP WITH THIS.
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