City of Mesquite set to sue Clark County School District

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The Mesquite City Council unanimously approved a resolution at its Tuesday, Sept. 12, meeting requiring the city attorney to sue the Clark County School District for allegedly violating state law when the district intentionally reduced funding for … [Read more...]

Council kills one marijuana spending measure, tables another

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Because they were closely related and affected each other, the Mesquite City Council combined two agenda items into one discussion at the Tuesday, Sept. 14, meeting. A resolution to postpone distribution of local marijuana sales tax receipts to … [Read more...]

Summer sizzle continues with visitors

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Average daily auto traffic through Mesquite sets record high   July followed the hot summer sizzle in visitor volume when the number of people coming to Mesquite increased 8.6 percent to 123,208 according to the Las Vegas Convention and … [Read more...]

High school supporters protest city council

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There was more drama over an issue not on the agenda than anything on it at the Mesquite City Council meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 8. Several dozen high school students, parents and teachers expressed their disapproval of the council’s decision at the … [Read more...]

Gault selected as finalist of Governor’s Points of Light Awards

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Nevada Volunteers, the Governor's Commission on Service, recently announced the finalists of the 2017 Governor's Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. Mesquite resident, George Gault, was selected as one of … [Read more...]

July building permits take sizeable jump

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The city of Mesquite Building Department issued 142 permits in total in July 2016. So the 117 issued this July may look like a sizeable downturn except for one thing – of the 142 last year, 48 of them were for a renovation project at Sandstone … [Read more...]

Interior Secretary declares public lands are not for sale

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Under the hot July sun and with the Gold Butte National Monument visible in the background, U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters Sunday afternoon that “public land is not for sale.” “I’m an advocate for monuments,” Zinke … [Read more...]

Mesquite visitor count increases in June

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June’s temperatures in Mesquite weren’t the only thing that was red hot as the visitor count increased to 119,087, a 3.0 percent increase from the 115,611 people that visited in June 2016. That was the largest percentage increase in Clark County as … [Read more...]

Council votes mixed on marijuana tax distributions

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Two measures that would wall off portions of medical marijuana tax revenues in Mesquite were up for introduction at the Mesquite City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 25. One passed and one didn’t. The first measure would devote half of 1 percent … [Read more...]

New assisted living community planned for Mesquite

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“There’s not quite anything like this available for seniors in Mesquite,” said Darryl Fisher, president of Mesa Assisted Living, LLC. In an exclusive interview with the Mesquite Local News, Fisher described the new 57,000 square foot building as an … [Read more...]