Founded in 1965 by Nancy and Slim Kidwell, Cal-Nev-Ari is a thriving little community
of some 400 people that is bisected by US Highway 95 about 70 miles south from Las
Vegas, Nevada. After acquiring a 640 acre section of land from the U.S. Government,
the Kidwells commenced development of an airport-based community. In addition to the
FAA designated airport, the community has grown over the years to include a casino,
motel, RV and mobile home parks, a convenience market, a Clark County-built free-
standing community center, over 100 residential lots, and 500+ acres of vacant land. A
publicly regulated utility company provides water services, and an active volunteer fire
department offers emergency response from a 4 bay fire house (recently constructed by
Cal-Nev-Ari enjoys over a mile of frontage on US 95, which is the major arterial linking
the Las Vegas metropolitan area to Laughlin, NV and the Bullhead City/Kingman, AZ
region. Recently widened to 4 lanes by the NV Dept. of Transportation, this section of US
95 has taken on added prominence in the aftermath of 9/11, as all commercial truck &
motor-home traffic (formerly able to cross at Hoover Dam) is now routed along this seg-
ment of the highway.
At this time, Mrs. Kidwell is interested in selling the majority of her remaining Cal-Nev-Ari
holdings, keeping only her residence and some other minor assets. This town represents an
outstanding investment opportunity; rarely is a property of this size (with major highway
exposure and a "Las Vegas Gateway" location) exposed to the market. Potential uses for
the 500+ acres of vacant land include adding to the existing casino operation to create a
large hotel/casino, developing an alternative energy project, building an outlet mall or golf
course, or extending residential development... The possibilities are vast.
The holdings offered for sale are summarized as follows (and please see pictures on the
"Property Photos" page):
7,000 sq. ft. structure. 0.95 acre land site. Licensed for 75 gaming machines and 5 live table
games. Restaurant, bar, and banquet facilities.
Ten Motel Units plus office/manager’s quarters. Land site 3.39 acres.
2,800 sq. ft. structure, includes store area, Laundromat, and men’s and women’s rest room
facilities serving the adjacent RV Park.
58 RV rental spaces. Land site is approximately 9.17 acres, including the land where the con-
venience market is situated.
Mobile Home Park:
30 mobile home rental spaces, plus a Laundromat/office structure. Land site is approximately
6.8 acres, including vacant land currently used as aircraft tie-down space and casino overflow
Residential Subdivisions, remaining inventory:
28 platted and approved undeveloped lots. All have taxi-way access to the Kidwell Airport.
Spirit Mountain Utility Company Inc.:
This entity, regulated by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, provides water services.
There are 3 existing water wells and one more permitted. An extensive system of tanks and
waterlines stores and distributes water throughout the developed portions of the property.
Total water allocation at this time is 100.6 acre-feet of water per year, and actual use in 2001
was 26 acre-feet. Existing septic systems collect and process effluent water from the casino,
store, RV park, mobile home park, Laundromat, and 8 residential lots.
Outdoor Advertising Billboards:
There are several pole mounted outdoor billboards along Highway 95. These are owned by a
tenant under a lease agreement.
There are approximately 520 acres of vacant undeveloped land, about 353.95 acres of which lie
on the east side of Highway 95. The exact size and layout of the land will be determined by
Please contact Jerry Bruner at (702) 870.7171 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.