August – Mesquite tourism shows big numbers

The percentage increases in August tourism numbers for Mesquite were the biggest in Clark County according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). The number of visitors to Mesquite grew 14.7 percent from August 2016 coming in … [Read more...]

Humanizing the badge

It’s not like the Mesquite Police Department hasn’t had anything to do the last few days after assisting the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI with investigations into the mass shooter who killed nearly 60 people and wounded more th … [Read more...]

Mesquite political history featured in off-Broadway play

“We understand the timing may seem bad for this play but we in the theater are dealing with it. We know neither of these events portray the real heart of Mesquite and its people.” It’s one thing to live it. It’s another to see Mesquite’s heated pol … [Read more...]

Mass Shooter lived in Mesquite

A gunman who opened fire on a crowded outdoor concert in Las Vegas Sunday night, Oct. 1, lived in Mesquite on a quiet cul-de-sac in the age-restricted retirement community of Sun City Mesquite. Stephen Paddock, age 64, purchased the … [Read more...]

Marijuana resolutions calmly passed by Council

Unlike the last few council meetings when marijuana-related issues were on the agenda and the meetings lasted a few hours, Tuesday’s meeting was short and without much discussion as the council passed two ordinances dealing with marijuana. The f … [Read more...]

Manufacturing Day returns for local school kids

It’s turning out to be one of the more popular annual events for local school kids as they get to spend a day learning how things are made during Manufacturing Day. The event is held at schools throughout Clark County with many businesses p … [Read more...]

Building permits decline slightly in August

The torrid increase in building permits issued by the city of Mesquite took a slight breather in August especially in the number of single family residence permits. The city issued 17 permits for new homes in August with a valuation of $3.896 … [Read more...]

Reports indicate possible reduction in Gold Butte Monument

According to reports in the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending President Donald Trump make cutbacks and other changes to “nearly half the geographic national monuments he recently r … [Read more...]

City of Mesquite set to sue Clark County School District

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

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...]