Commercial construction keeps building permits going

*Mesquite Local News apologizes for the mistake printed in our Aug. 9 edition. The building demolished in the picture was Vonda's Cafe, not Faye's Cafe as listed in print.   Without increased activity on the commercial business side of … [Read more...]

No sizzle in June visitor count

June temperatures may have been sizzling in Mesquite, but the number of visitors who basked in the hot summer sun fizzled with almost 7,000 fewer people than the year before. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority report, … [Read more...]

Construction to begin on assisted living and memory care community in Mesquite

Construction is slated to start next month for an $8 million assisted living and memory care community that will serve seniors and families in the Mesquite and Moapa Valleys, Arizona Strip and southern Utah areas. Mesa Valley Estates Assisted Living … [Read more...]

Council transfers rural housing authority bond cap

After delaying the issue in June, the Mesquite City Council unanimously approved transferring over a million dollars in rural housing authority bonding capacity to the Nevada Rural Housing Authority at its July 24 meeting. Nevada Rural Housing … [Read more...]

Water District replies to Wolf Creek golf course lawsuit

The first sentence of the Virgin Valley Water District’s response to a lawsuit filed against it by Paradise Canyon, LLC, summed up and set the tone for the next 25 pages of legalese. “This is a case of a golf course that doesn’t want to pay the going … [Read more...]

Council mulls affordable housing options

Emphasizing that it was only the beginning of a very long discussion and process, City Development Services Director Richard Secrist laid out to the Mesquite city council some of the obstacles the councilors will have to overcome in order to see more … [Read more...]

May visitor counts are all positive

The numbers in the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) report for May were all positive for the Mesquite tourism industry. Visitor volumes rose 1.9 percent in May to 118,100 people versus last year’s total of 116,000 visitors. Las V … [Read more...]

Natural gas comes closer to Mesquite

Natural gas service in Mesquite is scheduled to begin in the first quarter 2019 if all goes well, according to representatives of Southwest Gas Corporation who gave an update to the Mesquite City Council at its Tuesday, June 26 meeting. Scott … [Read more...]

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...]