Judge grants injunction against smoking ban

After an hour-long hearing on Tuesday, June 26, Clark County District Judge William Kephart granted a restraining order and preliminary injunction against a ballot initiative petition that would outlaw smoking in casinos, private apartments and … [Read more...]

Hearing set for smoking ban lawsuit

Clark County District Judge William Kephart set a hearing date of June 26 for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against defendants in a lawsuit filed June 12 over a ballot initiative petition that would outlaw smoking in … [Read more...]

Building permits continue upward

In a year-to-year comparison, the upward trend of building permits issued by the city of Mesquite continued in May when 143 permits were granted for a total valuation of $7.115 million. That compares favorably to May 2017 when the city issued 135 … [Read more...]

Water Board hears about golf course lawsuit

The Virgin Valley Water District Board of Directors heard an update from its legal counsel Bo Bingham at its June 19 meeting regarding a lawsuit filed against the district by Paradise Canyon, LLC, who owns the Wolf Creek golf course in … [Read more...]

No casino employees in my backyard

Let’s get a few things straight up front about the proposed Initiative Petition for the Mesquite Clean Indoor Air Ordinance of 2018.   First, it goes far beyond ‘indoor’ air at casinos as you’ve been repeatedly told.   Second, it … [Read more...]

Lawsuit filed against Mesquite Smoking Ban

A lawsuit was filed in Clark County District Court on Tuesday, June 12 seeking an injunction against a ballot initiative petition that would outlaw smoking in casinos, private apartments and townhomes, and other outdoor areas in Mesquite. The … [Read more...]

Mesquite City Council primary race set for November

The November general election ballot for Mesquite City Council was set Tuesday, June 12 when the results of the primary election narrowed the list of candidates in races for two of three seats on the dais. Annie Black, a newcomer to Mesquite … [Read more...]

Mesquite April visitor count declines

The number of visitors to Mesquite in April declined by a slight 0.8 percent to 122,300 people. That’s the second year in a row that visitor counts in April have declined. April 2017 saw a 1.2 percent decline from the previous year. The percentage d … [Read more...]

Wolf Creek golf course sues Water District

Paradise Canyon, LLC, which owns the Wolf Creek golf course in Mesquite, sued the Virgin Valley Water District on May 16 in civil court over a 2011 lease agreement that provides the golf course with irrigation water. While the lawsuit does not … [Read more...]

Council candidates file campaign financing reports

With primary election day less than a week away, eight Mesquite City Council candidates filed their initial campaign contribution and expense reports on May 22. The next report is due Friday, June 8 just four days before the June 12 primary election … [Read more...]