Setting the record straight on marijuana consumption

During the past few meetings of the Mesquite City Council, we have been visited by a small group of Mesquite citizens who are opposed to smoking in public places in the city, which in our case would be places that have gambling, but not the entry to … [Read more...]

From the Mayor

It appears that summer is in full swing as our temperatures rise daily. Traffic is down with the departure of the snowbirds and we can look forward to several months of hopefully, a peaceful season in Mesquite. I wish things were as peaceful on the … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor-Mayor Al Litman

At one time, Mesquite was on what I term, the sucker circuit. Just a bunch of country bumpkins waiting to be taken, or at least that’s what some outsiders thought. Sound harsh? I guess, but sadly, true. Well, in the case I’m writing about now, we w … [Read more...]


Now that the elections are over and Prop 2 has passed, we as a city can move forward again without the uncertainty of who will get elected, what new laws will we have to live with and all the, “what ifs” that come with the uncertainty. I am proud … [Read more...]

Mayor’s Corner

I have had the opportunity to attend two candidate nights over the past several weeks and anticipate more in the near future. Many of the questions presented to the candidates had nothing to do with the office they already hold or seek. Of course, … [Read more...]

Take civic pride in community

Several years ago, during the height of the recession, Mesquite laid off numerous employees. None of them have been replaced. Are we existing without them? You could argue that we are. I would say yes we are. I would also say we are not in many … [Read more...]

Why Can’t Local Government in Nevada do More?

Mayor’s Corner by Al Litman [Editor note: Al Litman is a declared candidate for Mesquite Mayor in the 2016 general election.] The Constitution of the United States does not mention local governments. Instead, the Tenth Amendment reserved a … [Read more...]

Quasi-public agencies

This month I would like to start a conversation about quasi-public agencies and how they function. If you are not sure what a quasi-public agency is, look no further than Overton Power District (OPD). Many of us who live here in Mesquite come from … [Read more...]

Mesquite has Bright Future

It’s a new year in Mesquite. I believe it’s going to be a good one. Last year I had the opportunity to write the Mayor’s Corner for this paper from time to time. I touched on a variety of topics that I thought would interest you and promised conti … [Read more...]

Mesquite gaining traction toward economic growth

I believe Mesquite is finally getting back on track towards becoming an economic growth city again. I doubt we will see the growth we had pre-recession, but that’s a good thing. This time we have the time and knowledge to carefully plan for our f … [Read more...]