Mesquite visitor counts increase in November

Visitor volumes showed a positive gain in November when 110,894 people came to Mesquite contributing to percentage increases in all categories of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) monthly report. The total visitor count was up … [Read more...]

City settles with former fire chief amid fireworks

It seemed like it would be a placid meeting of the Mesquite City Council but it ended up with Mayor Al Litman telling Councilman Dave Ballweg in public to “kiss my a—.” The council met on Tuesday, Dec. 19 to affirm a settlement with former Mesqu … [Read more...]

Christmas means shopping with cops

It’s hard to tell the difference between the kids and cops when all of them are swarming the local WalMart giggling, oohing and aahing up and down the aisles. It always happens each year during the annual Shop with a Cop sponsored by the Mesquite P … [Read more...]

Kettles desperately need your help

Red kettles are as much a part of the Christmas season as Santa Claus and manger scenes. Unfortunately, in Mesquite this year the Salvation Army red donation kettles have been missing in many of the traditional locations like Ace Hardware, Lee’s L … [Read more...]

Building permits jump back up in November

After October’s two million dollar decline in building permits issued by the city of Mesquite, November’s numbers look really good. The city issued 110 permits in November valued at $8.180 million compared to 101 permits issued a year ago worth $7. … [Read more...]

October visitor count down in Mesquite

Mesquite’s visitor count in October fell by 4.8 percent but remained healthy at 124,719 people versus 131,023 compared to last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority attributed similar declines in the Las Vegas metro area to “trip can … [Read more...]

Water Tank Gone

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Council nixes increased parking restrictions on homeowners

The Mesquite City Council voted down proposed increased restrictions on parking at private homes after several councilors said they received more complaints against the idea than for it. The proposal was on the council agenda for the Nov. 28 … [Read more...]

Council approves event tent at Virgin River casino

Saying it would better equalize the available facilities across town, Richard Tomasso, Mesquite Gaming Vice-President of Government Affairs, laid out his company’s plans to build an event tent at the Virgin River casino at the Mesquite City Council m … [Read more...]

Women pilots dominate Mesquite skies

The skies over Mesquite were quite full Friday morning, Nov. 10, as the Rio Colorado Chapter of the Ninety-Nines began a two-day, 600-mile race that took them through three states and ended at Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Sixteen airplanes, most … [Read more...]