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Town in rural southern Nevada up for sale for $8 million

Town in rural southern Nevada up for sale for $8 million

CAL-NEV-ARI, Nev. (AP) — Buying your own town is as easy as buying 500 acres of vacant land located just 70 miles south of Las Vegas from the founder of a place called Cal-Nev-Ari.

Nancy Kidwell is offering the entirety of her town for just $8 million. She tried to sell the property in 2010 for $17 million but couldn't find any buyers. Now the 78-year-old has dropped the price and is including Cal-Nev-Ari's casino, diner, convenience store, 10-room motel, RV park and mile-long dirt airstrip in the deal.

The only things not for sale are the residents themselves, some privately owned homes, the small community center and a volunteer fire station built by Clark County

Kidwell and her husband, Slim, founded the town in 1965 when it was just an empty swath of land along U.S. 95. Now it is home to about 350 people, but Kidwell said she can't sustain it. Slim died in 1983 and her second husband died in 2011, leaving the bulk of maintaining the town to her.

"It's time for someone else to do something with it," the 78-year-old said. "Fifty-one years is long enough."

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