Airport Master Plan adopted by city council

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After five public meetings and five committee meetings held over an 18-month period, the Mesquite city council approved an updated master plan for the airport located on the east side of the city. The update was managed by Rick Patton, GDA Engineers, … [Read more...]

Building permits continue upward pace

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The new home construction industry in Mesquite doesn’t show any signs of slowing down based on the number of permits issued by the city in May. Home builders took out 25 permits for single family residences last month for a total valuation of … [Read more...]

Calendar blamed for drop in Mesquite April visitors

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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) blamed the calendar for April’s flat or falling visitor volumes throughout Clark County saying there was one fewer weekend day during the month. Mesquite’s visitor count for the month was … [Read more...]

Council approves liquor sales at gas stations

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The next time you fill up your car’s gas tank you could also fill up your liquor cabinet after the Mesquite City Council approved a change to city codes allowing full off-sale liquor in convenience stores and gas stations at their Tuesday, May 23 … [Read more...]

It was definitely the journey

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I bet not many of you have added the desire to attend a state legislative session to your bucket list but it’s been on mine for years. I guess that’s part of the political nerd in me. I tried to get a couple friends to go with me on a recent trip to … [Read more...]

Visitor profile shows significant changes

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Last year Mesquite saw over 1.3 million people visit its hotels, restaurants, golf courses, and local activities. That number has steadily risen since the depths of the great recession racked the local tourist industry for over five years. But who … [Read more...]

Proposed Mesquite city budget has good news for drivers

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If you hate trying to turn left at the Grapevine Road and Pioneer Boulevard intersection, then perhaps the brightest highlight of the city of Mesquite’s budget for next fiscal year is the allocation of money for a traffic control signal at that … [Read more...]

Fire Chief terminated without cause

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During a brief 10 minute meeting on May 16, the Mesquite City Council cast a split vote to terminate Fire Chief Kash Christopher “without cause.” Three councilmen, David Ballweg, George Rapson and Brian Wursten, voted in favor of the action. … [Read more...]

Gifts and proclamations dominate council meeting

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Tuesday’s Mesquite City Council meeting was all about feeling good as the agenda contained only gifts and proclamations but no hard business. Nick Montoya, director of Athletics and Leisure Services, accepted five automated external defibrillator … [Read more...]

Special council meeting to decide Fire Chief’s employment

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The Mesquite City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 16 at 1 p.m. in council chambers to discuss the employment status of Mesquite Fire Department Chief Kash Christopher according to city manager Andy Barton and city attorney Bob … [Read more...]