Part of the allure to Area 51 is the desolate desert surrounding it. The small town of Rachel, the lonely highway, and the "down to earth" feeling are all about to change if we don't stop what is planned. The owner of the Lincoln County Estates wants to build and open a 2000 bed prison. The area is a short 6 miles from Rachel. For any of you who have been out there, this would devastate what we love about the area. I have attached information from the Rachel homepage for you to read. They are having a meeting on Sept. 6 in Rachel to voice concerns and discuss what else can be done. Please visit http://www.rachel-nevada.com/ for more information regarding this issue.