At the Sept. 14 meeting of the Lincoln County Regional Development Authority (LCRDA), a discussion was had about grants available from the Nevada Commission on Off-highway Vehicles (OHV) and the Nevada State Parks trail system.

Executive director Jeff Fontaine reported that the deadline for applications is early November.

He noted that, based on previous LCRDA priorities and discussions with several community members involved in OHV and bike trails, he thought that signage and kiosks at the Silver State OHV trail and Barnes Canyon mountain bike trailhead might be good projects.

He said the suggestion has been made that there is separate federal funding available for signage on the Silver State Trail, with the thought that loops could be designed such that visitors can safely ride according to their abilities, and packaging with them might be a good project

LCRDA member Tommy Rowe moved, and the motion was approved unanimously to have the group apply for grants from both the OHV and State Parks organizations to develop tour routes, maps, and kiosks for all trails.

In other related news, Fontaine reported that the Nevada Department of Transportation has selected the Caliente to Kershaw-Ryan State Park multi-use path for the 2019-2020 Statewide Transportation Alternative Program.

The city of Caliente is expected to contribute to the $41,596 match for the project approved earlier in the day by the Lincoln County Board of County Commissioners.

Caliente mayor Victor Jones said he thought this was a good project and that he intends to bring it to the city council and to meet with the county on negotiations for the match requirement.

On another point, member Emilia Cargill of Coyote Springs reported that three different solar companies have responded to a Request for Proposal to provide renewable energy to southern Nevada and want to site their facilities on lands owned by Coyote Springs.

The next teleconference meeting of the LCRDA will be Oct. 15 at 4 p.m.