Over 100 years of justice in Mesquite

Since the arrival of Mormon settlers in “Mesquite Flats” in the 1880s, justice has been an integral part of the community. At first, leaders of the church settled disputes and crimes but by the turn of the century the community wanted a more formal ju … [Read more...]

Silver Reef ghosts are calling

Southern Nevada and Utah are known for their many ghost towns, but most are simply scattered dusty ruins and a plaque. But just 45 minutes north of Mesquite is a ghost town complete with restored buildings, a museum and guided tours. Welcome to … [Read more...]

VVWD director Smith gives farewell blast

  Virgin Valley Water District (VVWD) director Bubba Smith once again, and perhaps for the last time, aired his belief in a staff conspiracy against golf courses and general dishonesty. Smith told MLN that he has taken a job starting next … [Read more...]

Last weekend for Dead Man’s Cellphone

The comedy, drama or is it a satire, Dead Man’s Cellphone ends this weekend at the Mesquite Community Theatre. Shows on Friday and Saturday start at 7 p.m. and will be the last production for the season by the Virgin Valley Theatre Group. Director … [Read more...]

VVWD BOARD ACTS ON WATER PRESSURE AND WILL SERVE ISSUES

The Virgin Valley Water District (VVWD) spent over two hours in a special meeting on May 9 trying to resolve design standards that must be met by developers, and on how to implement legislation allowing the district to retrieve “will serve” letters is … [Read more...]

CANDIDATE FORUM HIGHLIGHTS DIFFERENCES

Six non-partisan candidates for Mesquite City Council and two Republicans contesting Assembly District 19 squared off at the May 9 candidate forum sponsored by the Mesquite Local News. The event was attended by nearly 200 local residents who heard … [Read more...]

VVHS STUDENTS SHOW THEIR TALENTS

Over 300 Virgin Valley High School (VVHS) students turned out for the first Career and Technical Education and Arts Night on April 28. The event, which organizers hope will become an annual affair, displayed the talents of students in several areas … [Read more...]

SYMPHONY ENDS SEASON WITH A BANG

The Southern Nevada Symphony ended its third concert season with “Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals” at the CasaBlanca Showroom on April 23. The finish was symbolic of the high note the symphony set for the season. The theme for the concert, l … [Read more...]

VVVWD BUDGET TO FUND SUN CITY AND VIRGIN RIVER PROJECTS

The Virgin Valley Water District (VVWD) is nearing completion of a budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 that includes several major projects that were at times controversial amongst the board members. At the April 7 special budget meeting, the board … [Read more...]

WOMEN’S AIR RACE LANDS IN MESQUITE

The Mesquite Municipal Airport served as a leg of a 600 nautical mile air race on Mar. 18 and 19 when the “99’s” women’s pilot association landed. The Havasu 600 Air Race started in Borrego Valley, California with the first leg ending in Mesquite. The … [Read more...]