Officials in Nevada’s sparsely populated Lincoln County have drafted an emergency declaration and are planning with neighboring counties and the state in case crowds arrive for an event next month dubbed “Storm Area 51.”
“Oh, we’re taking this seriously,” County Commission Chairman Varlin Higbee told the Las Vegas Review-Journal . “With the possibility of 35,000 to 40,000 people showing up, yeah, this is serious.”
The elected board governing a county with about 5,200 residents conditionally approved two events on Monday for tiny desert towns near the once top-secret U.S. Air Force test area known in popular lore as a site for government studies of outer space aliens.
The Little A’Le’Inn in Rachel, population about 50, is scheduling a three-day music festival Sept. 20-22 dubbed Alienstock. Hotel co-owner Connie West has said she’s expecting 10,000 people.
The Alien Research Center souvenir shop in Hiko, a town of about 120 residents a 45-minute drive from Rachel, plans a…
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