This July 4th, Fisher for Nevada and Save Red Rock hosted the annual Fourth of July Celebration in the town of Blue Diamond, Nevada. They featured a parade, games, a “fire truck spray down” and family-safe fireworks, complete with full support from the town’s Volunteer Fire Department.
As long-time residents of the town of Blue Diamond, Jared Fisher and his wife, Heather, the president of Save Red Rock, were excited to give back to their hometown while honoring a tight-knit community tradition originated by Save Red Rock’s Treasurer, Sheila Billingsley.
“We usually work together. She’s the real parade princess. She always made it so fun.” said Heather Fisher of her friend of 18 years, “Now it’s our turn. Hers are going to be some big shoes (slippers) to fill. But we love our town and are happy to contribute anytime we can.”
“Blue Diamond has such a classic, small town feel to it,” commented Jared Fisher, 2018 candidate for governor of Nevada, “that many are surprised it’s only 25 minutes outside the biggest city in Nevada. There are lots of wonderful pockets of communities all across the state, each with its own unique charm. I saw that a lot while on my recent 1400-mile Listening Tour around the state—There’s so much to see and learn from the towns of rural Nevada.”
Heather Fisher agreed, saying “There’s strong support for rural Nevada—I’ve seen it from many of the people I’ve met through my work with Save Red Rock. We have over 50,000 supporters who are fighting to ‘Keep Red Rock Rural’, to preserve the natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon and the rural lifestyle. A big city in Red Rock would bring with it traffic, congestion, and obliterate the dark skies. Red Rock Canyon is not just another city park, it’s a National Conservation Area, with so much beauty to explore and treasure. We were excited to see many of those supporters out at the parade, BBQ, and games. We had a great time.”
Watch a short video summary of the day’s events below:
About the town of Blue Diamond:
Blue Diamond is a small town located in Clark County, Nevada, near the base of the Spring Mountain Range in Red Rock Canyon. The town, which has a library, park, event hall, church, public pool, gas station and small store, was first developed as a gypsum mining town then known as “Cottonwood Springs.” The town is now home to approximately 290 people—including Jared Fisher and his family—and several wild roaming burros.
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