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A new LDS temple is planned in northwest Las Vegas, but not without pushback

FILE - This December, 2007, file photo, shows the Mormon Temple in Rexburg, Idaho.
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FILE - This December, 2007, file photo, shows the Mormon Temple in Rexburg, Idaho.

Controversy over a planned temple from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is leading to some real anger and finger-pointing by neighbors who say they don’t oppose the church for its beliefs.

They say the design of the temple, and an adjacent building for regular services, will destroy the quiet and serenity of their neighborhood.

Courtesy, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

As for the church, they say they have the right to build there and hope to have it finished in about three years.

Both hope for a resolution that can satisfy each side.

With a Las Vegas city zoning meeting approaching next week, we have representatives from both sides with us today.


Guests: Bud Stoddard, president, Las Vegas Lone Mountain Stake; Brigitte Solvie, president, Northwest Rural Preservation Association

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Joe Schoenmann joined Nevada Public Radio in 2014. He works with a talented team of producers at State of Nevada who explore the casino industry, sports, politics, public health and everything in between.