September Building Permits slow upward trend

The skyrocketing upward trend in July and August building permits issued by the City of Mesquite slowed down in September, especially in the number of new single family residences. Each of the summer months saw permit valuations hitting over $5 … [Read more...]

August Visitor numbers continue upward climb

There are two sides of the coin when it comes to the number of visitors who came to Mesquite in August. You can say the 93,277 visitors is the lowest for calendar year 2015. Or, you can say the number is the highest for August in the last seven … [Read more...]

Competing interests vie for Exit 118 land: Travel Plazas, aka truck stops, could be on the horizon for I-15 Exits 118 and 120

It’s almost along the lines of the old-fashioned land grab during the 1880s in the Midwestern plains of the nation. And it was bound to happen as the new Interstate 15 Exit 118 interchange gets closer and closer to becoming a reality. At Tuesday’s … [Read more...]

Where do you want a Travel Center – Exit 120 or 118?

It’s almost inevitable that sooner or later one of the three I-15 interchanges serving Mesquite will see the construction of a major Travel Center, aka truck stop. We’ve already been through the messy consideration of a Travel Center (TC) at Exit 1 … [Read more...]

Journey to the top – without legs

Mind over matter. Sheer will and determination. Because it was there. All of the typical clichés could easily described one man’s journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. But none of them fit Chris Waddell’s story as told in the docu … [Read more...]

Best of Mesquite results announced

The Mesquite Local News proudly presents a 30 page insert in yesterday’s news print that features the winners of the 11th Annual Best of Mesquite contest. It’s the biggest one yet. This year’s contest featured 52 categories ranging from the tradi … [Read more...]

The Rest of the Best

Today I write this not as the Editor of the MLN but as a 14-year resident of Mesquite who has come to appreciate everything we have in our wonderful city. As I reviewed our special insert “Best of Mesquite” I discovered we left out several categories … [Read more...]

Assemblyman Edwards running for re-election

“Now I know how to work with the system better,” remarked Chris Edwards as he confirmed he’s running for re-election in 2016. “I want to help bring the reforms we passed in the 2015 State Legislature to fruition.” Edwards (R) won his District 1 … [Read more...]

Chamber Cash Mob helps local businesses

The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce sponsors Cash Mobs at different businesses around town as a way to promote the “Shop Local” mantra and give the merchants a boost in sales. The Cash Mob at J.S. Merchants gift shop on Saturday, Sep. 26 drew in s … [Read more...]

Mesa View Regional Hospital earns fifth Quality Award

The awards keep piling up at Mesquite’s Mesa View Regional Hospital as it received its 2015 HealthInsight Quality Award for high performance in quality care measures and patient satisfaction. Mesa View is the only Nevada hospital to win the award in f … [Read more...]