From "DropUs A Line"

11/19/2017 -  I am a mailman here in Sparks, And I live in Stead, every time I go to work in the morning I exited to north McCarran just to enjoy the beauty of wild creek golf course,, I don’t play golf but I love to see open green space with a lot of Canadian geese,,,, I love to see too to give our young generation a nice place to study and excell in their lives, but wild creek is not the place to build a school,, I know a place in Sun Valley to build that school, it’s by the hill called Chocolate dr,, the road there are not paved ,, if they build that school on that area they will help the people to improve their daily routine,,I said it again ,, Chocolte dr,,, intersect 5th ave Sun Valley....thank you,,, Mario Garcia


11/19/2017 -  Can't lose this treasure, so few of these unique areas left, much less natural terrain golf courses. Unacceptable location for a school, riparian runoff drainage will never be mitigated, traffic flow will come to a standstill, once again. Other site options are surely available.  - Dan & Mindy Flannagan


11/07/2017 -   Sign me up.  - Jeff Church

11/05/2017 -  as a commuter, retired airline pilot and golfer I believe building a school at wildcreek's location is dumb as a box of rocks. from a traffic standpoint that would be a trajedy to be regretted forever. the bandaid fix to intx of mc carran and pyramid is short sighted, but the growth north on pyamid won't stop and traffic on mc carran will be worse fom bad to intolerable. the aircraft flight path can't change for departures or arrivals and the impact of a brightly lighted school on short final approach may be a problem. there's a lot of land to put a school where people can get to much more easily and this is definetely not that. what a horrendous waste of money.  - Sam Dehne


11/03/2017 -  The Hug High School Corporate Welfare Jackhammer Boondoogle is so diabolical.. and STUPID.. that even Sam Dehne is Publicly betting $100 that the bureaucrats and media behind the scheme will not be able to get away with it. 


10/26/2017 -  as a taxpayer, resident, and district employee my concern is location is unsafe...don't need another high school by McCarran Blvd where the speed limit is 45 to 50 mph right out of the gate from school really ?? when kids cars( or kids) get damaged from golf balls whos insurance is going to pay....somehow the school will be to blame...costing taxpayers again ....... and, well maybe not last, the district is in debt...?? already added tax to locals purchases ?? (to build schools) yet to see a plan to fund schools with daily needed services so will we remove part of a golf course to build a school that wont be funded without additional debt... so its an empty building ???? unless the state legislature allots funds on a large scale and continuous basis really don't understand how we can plan to build any school yes legislature STEP UP as should have been done long ago...... SO I REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHY WE WOULD ? AND HOW WOULD WE OPERATE IT ? PS LAST IME I PUT THE OBVIOUS ON FACEBOOK I RECIEVED WHAT SEEMED TO BE A SILLY RESPONSE FROM THE DISTRICT....EVEN THOUGH IT WAS JUST THE REPORTED FACTS......LOL  Bobbie  Oneto


10/25/2017 - Please let us keep this beautiful place for golfing! It is the only place I go. I already lost the Verdi course which took a toll on my playing. It is hard enough to find courses that are close by and comfortable to play. Losing this one would be tragic! There are many other places a school can be built without causing so much disruption to a healthy, fun sport. Thank you.  Katie Hinckley


10/25/2017 - What can I do to help? Tena Mapes


10/24/2017 -  Don't close my favorite course. It's ridiculous when there's so many sites to choose from for the school and in converse there are so few golf courses to choose from. Does not make sense. Bobby Vaunn


10/23/2017 - There is a WCSD regular meeting tomorrow ..  Tuesday, 10/23..  might want to alert everyone..
I'm not sure how to convince the trustees of just how idiotic this Wildcreek HS project is..
But..  The more the merrier for our three minutes of fame..
mn

 

10/11/2017 -   I am in shock upon hearing this devastating news. It will only not congest the area but will also increase the crime rate. When there is an accident, it will mostly cause much delay. Please don't sell your land. Please be convince not to give this serene land to a politician. Help us preserve our land. Have them look for a land land somewherewhere else. Don't let this beautiful gem be ruined!  - Rose Hafalfa


10/6/2017 -  I w0uld love to be apart of helping to save wild creek!  - Joshua Coley


10/4/2017 -  Keep up the fight. Don't let Washoe county kill Another affordable Golf Course. - JR Munoz


10/1/2017 -  I want you to succeed in stopping putting a school on the golf course. Reno needs all the open space it can get. I did read the alternative sites in the RGJ. I want to participate in this effort. I cannot attend meetings on Tuesday nights. I'm in school.  - Cecilia Royce 


10/1/2017 -  I have messaged Phil Delong and Mayor Schieve. I live on El Rancho and am well aware of commute traffic. We have already saturated this street. It cannot be improved so why add to the congestion. I also heard Sparks is considering building a new school off upper Sun Valley Blvd. I would love to attend all public discussion meetings - Dorthy Baldwin


9/30/2017 - I would like yo know where I could get a save Wildcreek Golf Course banner?  J Patrica Calicdan


9/25/2017 -  Hi, I have seen save wildcreek bumper stickers around and I was wondering where I could get one. Thanks!! Sasha  Soleta


9/20/2017 -   My son has been a Special Olympics golfer for 20 years. Wildcreek should remain as it is. Destroying such a beautiful piece of property is ridiculous. Build behind it, take the back part, but leave the front part with the clubhouse alone. I drive by everyday to work. I really don't want to see buildings there, and homeowners in the area shouldn't be subjected to having a High School next to them. The property values would decrease being next to a school. - Deborah Smith


9/16/2017 -  It doens't matter if you're not a golfer. If you're reading this, you're likely a tax payer. The Washoe County School District needs to be held accountable for their ill thought out plans and willingness to spend our tax dollars gained from WC-1 irresponsibly. It's not ONLY that the school district wants to forge ahead and eliminate one of the too few green spaces we have in this high desert setting, but it wants to do so even though this particular site has many more negative points than positive ones when looked at logistically. It is in a flood mitigation plain, a flight path and is home to the Orr ditch. The soil has already been deemed to not be conducive to building without extensive, therefore costly, excavation. Two other high schools are already within a couple miles of this site. If the new school is built at this site, the vast majority of the students will need to be bussed in; more expense. The list goes on and on. Whoever the believers are that we at Save Wild Creek are selfish and not concerned with the welfare of the students, are wholly mistaken. We too want the best for the students of our cities, but we want the school board to spend our hard earned tax dollars responsibly. We now have one of the highest tax rates in the country and yet our education system still ranks 49th in the country. It is time to hold the school board accountable and expect them to exercise the same due diligence that we would expect out of any industry. To this late date, they are still unable to present a feasible plan B , much less C, should the WCGC site prove to be unsavory. After attending many community meetings, it would appear that the current resolution they have in mind for just such a result will be to throw limitless amounts of money at the project to rectify it. Need I remind you from where that money will come. That's our tax dollars. And yes, we do wish to preserve one of our communities assets. And for some, it is also about preserving our neighborhood. That doesn't make us selfish or uncaring any more than it would you if it were your backyard. If we were not surrounded by so many options that would better and more economically make sense for a new school, than such comments might carry some weight. That is not the case.  - Kim Tracy


9/15/2017 -  I have been in Reno since 1961 when my father was a pilot at Stead AFB. I graduated from Reno High School and UNR. I have seen many changes come to the Truckee Meadows--good and bad. The Wildcreek Golf Course is a part of Reno history and it is a jewel of a golf course. It is one of the few courses where novice golfers can play and have fun at a REASONABLE rate (especially for Seniors). Destroying this beautiful course and eliminating acres of land that is home to many animals is unthinkable. I realize that sometimes it is like "spitting in the wind" when trying to fight city hall. Please listen to your citizens, Reno, and save this golf course that is loved and frequented by the LOCALS. Find another site for your "MEGA-HIGHSCHOOL". Remember high school students grow up and become valuable, voting members of the community (just like all of us who have responded to this call for action). SAVE WILDCREEK  - Jackie  Cercek


9/11/2017 -  Thanks for your support. We can SAVE WILDCREEK! Look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening.

- Chuck McCubbins 


9/1/2017 -  I think that there are many empty places to build on almost every part of reno has empty land around I don't think it's right you tear up something that has been around for years instead of building on some empty land makes no sense and I hope everyone can see that also. - Timothy Smith


9/1/2017 -  Would it be a better idea to enlarge Hug at present location? Makes more sense.  - Anna Marie Pizza


9/1/2017 -  wlidcreek has always been a vituial part of the comminty to lose another golf course would be a shame - Mike Gaynor


8/30/2017 - I own a home at Wildcreek - City View Terrace. I think the school districts attention needs to be directed at fixing the locations they currently have and finding a better growing location to place a new school. I am here to support savewildcreek as I love the area in which I live and would like it to remain for everyone to enjoy. Let me know what I can do to help. - Jen  Holland


8/23/2017 - Need to get everyone to e-mail governors office now. He controls the tax dollars. SAVE WILDCREEK 


8/16/2017 -  My buddy and I have traveled from California for 26 years straight in August to play Wildcreek. We were also there when the drought closed the course so we played the executive course. As a retired high school teacher, the thought of the noise of planes landing and taking off would be a distraction . I hope the school district can find another location. George Greenway

 8/15/2017 - Sign me up  - Ronald Duecker


8/10/2017 - It would be a terrible thing if they built over Wildcreek Golf Course. Im not a golfer and I am aware that we need a new middle/high school but why does it need to be there? Wildcreek is one of the most beautiful places we have around the Reno/Sparks area. I love driving by and seeing all the nature Wildcreek provides. If the school district gets their way, it'll be one more ugly intersection that area has to offer. Please find another piece of land for the schools. And, save the precious wildlife and scenery. Thank you  - Debbie Smith

 

8/10/2017 -  It would be a terrible thing if they built over Wildcreek Golf Course. Im not a golfer and I am aware that we need a new middle/high school but why does it need to be there? Wildcreek is one of the most beautiful places we have around the Reno/Sparks area. I love driving by and seeing all the nature Wildcreek provides. If the school district gets their way, it'll be one more ugly intersection that area has to offer. Please find another piece of land for the schools. And, save the precious wildlife and scenery. Thank you  - Debbie Smith


8/9/2017 -  I am with you people 100% !!! Let me know what I can do to help. The man that donated this property to the city did so With the idea that this would remain a golf course in perpetuity . No exceptions! -  Konny Sergent 

8/5/2017 -  My daughter and myself started golfing on the Wildcreek golf course in 1978. My daughter was going to Reed High School at the time went on to achieve her letter in Golf at Reed High Shool. That was a big thank you to the staff at Wildcreek golf course, for taking time for teaching us how to golf and enjoy the sport. I want to express that support never went away. The staff through all these years always were very supportive. Not only for that reason have I returned to the Best And friendliest course in Reno they have always kept the prices affordable for everyone. Let's all fight together to keep our Wildcreek Golf Course OPEN. - Bert Lawton  


8/3/2017 -  I am against the Golf Course being converted to a High School. There have got to be better locations for this. As others have said this is the only Public Golf Course in Sparks and provides an attractive green space. The traffic a High School would add to this location would be terrible to an already congested situation.  -  Marcus Platt


8/1/2017 -  Willing to help anyway I can. Thanks Steve M Reno NV - Stephen t Mountford


7/29/2017 -  The old K-Mart distribution center on Greg and McCarran just went up for rent. How about we propose that space to WCSD? Collliers International has the lease agreement. It would be perfect!! Thanks for your support and work to save this great space for how it was intended. - The Wesley Family


7/27/2017 -  If Wildcreek closes, that's 99 holes of golf that will have gone away since Brookside closed in 2006 :( Enough is enough.  - Mike Mazzaferri  (Sierra Sage Golf Pro)


7/25/2017 -  As nearby residents, we strongly oppose the destruction of Wild Creek Golf Course to make way for a high school. Why this location? This is a very bad idea. Placing a mega high school where access is only from No. McCarran Blvd, an already stressed roadway, will cause huge traffic issues. Additionally, an eco system is destroyed. Are there not other locations that would do as well? Why destroy years of cultivation? A green area that has been enjoyed by residents for decades falls waste to concrete? Our government officials fail their voting residents if they allow this destruction to happen. -  Ralph & Corie Turner  


7/24/2017 -  I am a Sacramento resident however I spend vacations in Reno and over the last 6years I have enjoyed playing golf at Wildcreek. I am all for education however destroying Wildcreek and the surrounding animal habitat would be a complete shame in my opinion. Please consider other alternative sites and leave Wildcreek alone. - Mike Nelum


7/23/2017 -  My friend Tom and myself played today (7/24/17) it was great day for golf. Being a senior citizen in Reno the options for golf has dwindled to a trickle. You are telling me that all the land in the Washoe basin and this is the land you need to take to build another school? On the monument there at the golf course it states that this land was given to build a golf course, not to build a school. It is pretty simple. - Craig Pointes


7/22/2017 - It bothers me to hear/read/see news reports that attest that there are many agencies "on board' or "already giving their consent" to go ahead with the destruction of Wildcreek. The truth is that the letter of intent allows them to further explore whether the site is appropriate. The media is twisting things around to make the citizens believe that it has already been looked into and all appropriate impact studies have been done. That is not the case and we need to continue to fight this and the other back handed methods they are using against this golf course. It is a PUBLIC treasure and it should be left up to the PUBLIC to choose whether it should be demolished for ANY purpose. This beautiful land is YOUR land people! Wake up and don't allow a group or an individual with their own greedy agenda to steal it away from you. Someone or some group of persons is looking to make a bundle off of this deal. Is it the water rights that are attached to the property perhaps? It is all being negotiated behind closed doors and it all smells fishy. The Washoe County School Board can find another place for the high school. We will never be able to replace the golf course once they begin to tear it down. - Kathlene


7/22/2017 - Hello! "Save Wildcreek" sounds like a marvelous idea to me! We have so much Wildlife that is at constant threat due to new construction. Wildcreek, to me, is the perfect combination of humans and animals coexisting within the same land. If we add a school to this equation the end result will no longer be coexistence. We are Nevadans, and as Nevadans we need to respect the outstanding variety of Wildlife that we are privileged to have so close to us. - Nataly


7/21/2017 - I have always thought this is a bad idea Not safe for for students Ps. I even work for school district but live nearby and I am concerned for lots of reasons. - Bobbie


7/21/2017 - I have always thought this is a bad idea Not safe for for students Ps. I even work for school district but live nearby and I am concerned for lots of reasons. -


7/21/2017 - I think this is just absurd that this was even a consideration let alone gone this far. Why would anyone in their right minds want to take one of our few little beautiful oasis away. I don't golf, but I enjoy Wildcreek and all the little creatures you see in passing. Not to mention this time of year when everything is brown dry and ugly Wildcreek is a refreshing sight to see and puts a smile on my face daily in passing. I am a Sun Valley resident and I am also very concerned with the added traffic problems this is going to create. I understand that the county has land issues but I really believe there must be another option. - Toni & Monte Benjamin


7/21/2017 - If there is a petition for Save Wildcreek Golf Course, please add my name to it. As a resident of Washoe County and have seen the absolute mess that the Washoe County School District has made of things, why in the world would they need to build a new school. They can't even take care of the schools they have now nor do they have enough funds to hire the staff for them, let alone build a new school? The whole Washoe County school board is dysfuntional. And how is it that the FAA approved the school to be built in the flight path of a high school and football field lights? My boyfriend and I love to play golf at Wildcreek. Hope this school doesn't get built here. - Debbie Moore


7/21/2017 - Golfer or not, all residents in Spanish Springs should be concerned. As they continue to build more housing tracks and industrial complexes along the Pyramid corridor, there remains only three major routes to 80/395/Reno, all of which are already congested during commute hours. Just imagine what a impact a school zone on McCarran will have let alone a huge increase in bus and vehicle traffic related to the school. Seems to me for a lot of reasons, a better location would be somewhere near TMCC/Parr Blvd. That would allow easy access to 395 and mitigate the increased traffic issue. This is just one reason that comes to mind. - John Reasoner


7i/21/2017 - Hello! I am a resident of Wildcreek Villas and sadden of the proposed high school. I support education and believe a new high school needs to be built but not on the golf course. I plan on attending Tuesday's meeting. Thank you. Juana


7/20/2017 - Their really no need for a high school at Wild Creek. Sparks High is 1-Mile away. Reed High is 1.8 Miles away. and Hug High is 1.5 Miles away Another High School is ''NOT'' needed in this area' - Don 

Lally


7/20/2017 - Why not put the new HS down on the empty properties on Oddie Blvd. That would be a definite improvement in that neighborhood. There is much better access and infrastructure such as 'fast food', etc. - Jim Shepard


07/10/2017 - I love Wildcreek and don't want to lose my recreation area. Please Save Wildcreek

07/06/2017 - We need to save this course it's a beautiful sight and we need to save our public courses. - Dennis Hough


07/06/2007 - How in the world can the city of Reno build a school right in the flight line of incoming and outgoing airplanes from Reno Tahoe airport. I guess they don't care if they loose a few hundred school kids. If you think I'm kidding go check it out, you will probably see in excess of 50+ planes a day. It will happen, its a matter of time. - Dennis


07/05/2017 

This was sent to Commissioner Hartung and Councilwoman Bybee:

Although I support the construction and reconstruction of necessary school district facilities, I cannot recall, in my over 45 years of residence in Sparks, a more bone-headed decision than the one being considered to close all or a portion of Wildcreek Golf course to accommodate a new school district campus on that location.   

Not only is the location a horrible one for the reasons you cite, and many more, it once again deprives the golfing members of this community, as well as those out-of-state visitors who come here to golf,  still another golf course. 

In recent history, we have lost Brookside, Rosewood, Northgate, D'Andrea, and now, apparently, Wildcreek.  Of those five golf courses, four were public venues, now, or about to be, gone. 

I need to understand why our elected officials dislike golf courses so much. 

Someone has to explain to me why this makes sense.

  And yes, I've heard all the arguments, "They only serve Golfers", and, "They don't make Money".  Those arguments are absurd.  Pools only benefit swimmers, Parks only benefit those that go to them, Bike Paths only serve those who use them, Libraries only serve those who use them, but all of these facilities, golf courses included, benefit the community, its residents and its visitors.  

As for losing money, I will submit to you that Golf Courses make more money that do Pools, Parks, Bike Paths or Libraries.  If economics are indeed the metric, then I would hope to see Pools, Parks, Bike Paths and Libraries closed along with our golf courses.   

Given the proximity of this golf course to the City of Sparks and its residents, I would hope that you would oppose this ill-conceived plan with vocal enthusiastic disapproval. - Bob Moore


07/01/2017 -  It is getting ridiculous about golf courses in Reno. The new connector road is wiping out half of Rosewood Lakes Golf course even though RTC paid the City of Reno 3 million dollars to replace the 9 holes taken by the road. D'Andrea is being reopened as a 9 hole course if the proposal goes through. Now the idiotic Washoe County School district who claim they are short on schools, wants to shut down Hug High School. Then take most of the Wildcreek Golf course to put in a new high school. What a waste of the taxpayers money. Making Hug a vocational school is asinine. The cost of bussing kid to Hug from all over the district will out weigh making it a vocational school. Wildcreek Golf course offers a unique playing opportunity for the golfers of Washoe County. It offers a full size course for golfers who want that. It off a par three course for those who just want to spend a couple of hours playing or working on their short game  - Bruce


06/20/2017 -  Thanks for the invite to the meeting yesterday evening to discuss the Save Wildcreek program.  I enjoyed meeting the participants and hearing of your plans. ...

Your efforts are gathering momentum – I know this because I belong to the Northern Nevada Senior Golf Club and they plan on having a petition at our next tournament on June 29th.  -  Tom Stames

06/19/2017 -  Oh, wow.  Any other day/night but June 20th.  It's our anniversary, we already have plans for dinner and entertainment.  Sorry, we'll have to miss this meeting, but please e-mail to tell us what gets discussed, what actions are proposed to forward the cause, and what information you might have from the city that pertains to Wildcreek's fate. - Joe & Trish Sutton


06/19/2017 -  Yes. Thanks. We have been members at W/C since we moved here and this proposal is upsetting.  - Steve Sheeley


06/10/2017 -  I love wild creek and am very upset that they have chosen a wonderful place to build a school and affect the traffic on McCarren and the wild life. There are many other avenues for a school and not a wonderful golf course that provides and green area in our beautiful neighborhood. - Cindy Gruber


06/09/2017 -  What you have done is awesome! I don't know how to help, but i would like to see Wildcreek remain as is. I am a neighbor on Lepori way. There is a Nextdoor sight that many of your neighbors are on if you're reaching out and not a memeber, it may be an idea. Is there a petition or protest ? This is my first visit. I want a bumper sticker!!  - Debbie Quilici


06/06/2017 -  We would sure like to help my dad is affiliated with the union and knows lots of people in town  -  Payne Avera


06/06/2017 - Let me know what I can do to help I have lots of free time during the week.  Jolene Avera