Hydrologist Aaron Bunker makes sure VVWD “Goes with the Flow”

Aaron Bunker grew up on a dairy farm in Bunkerville.  Reminiscing about those days, he says he was always fascinated by his surroundings on the banks of the Virgin River.  His upbringing taught him a lot about irrigation and conservation before he g … [Read more...]

Board moves toward hiring engineer, equipment purchase

In its first meeting of the 2019 fiscal year, the Virgin Valley Water District board discussed and authorized the job advertising and possible hiring of a full-time district engineer. The position was previously built into the FY2019 budget, calling … [Read more...]

‘Walk the Line’ straight to Million Dollar Quartet!

Is there anybody who doesn’t know  “Blue Suede Shoes” “Great Balls of Fire?” “Folsom Prison Blues?” For those of us who remember all these songs as coming-of-age anthems, and for anyone who wants a rockin’ great evening at the theater, Million Dollar … [Read more...]

Junior golfers play tournament series

The beautiful Mesquite golf courses aren’t just playgrounds for retired duffers.  Thanks to the Virgin Valley to the Virgin Valley Junior Golf Association (VVJGA) a new batch of young golf enthusiasts tee off each summer.  This season 85 girls and boy … [Read more...]

Environmental groups collect comments on Gold Butte management

Friends of Gold Butte (FOGB) and Sierra Club hosted a “Citizen’s Hearing for the Gold Butte National Monument” at Highland Estates Resort Hotel in Mesquite on June 27.  The two organizations are concerned that the BLM has excluded public comment on Go … [Read more...]

VVWD prevails in Pool Pact insurance claim

At the June 19 Virgin Valley Water District (VVWD) Board of Directors meeting, counsel Bo Bingham announced the district has been offered a proposed settlement of $900,000 pursuant of its claims against the Nevada Public Agency Insurance Pool (Pool … [Read more...]

MCEF awards 16 scholarships to VVHS seniors

Virgin Valley High School seniors, parents and well-wishers gathered May 15 for the Annual Senior Awards banquet. This was an evening when seniors saw tangible rewards for their hard work and dedication to their schoolwork. Accolades in all … [Read more...]

Laub joins board, VVWD wraps up loose ends

In one of its shorter meetings of the year, the Virgin Valley Water District installed a new board member, approved its final budget for FY2019, and authorized two agreements on issues that have been pending before the board for several … [Read more...]

Randy Laub appointed to fill board vacancy

The Virgin Valley Water District Board of Directors made quick work of appointing Randy Laub to the seat vacated when Barbara Ellestad resigned from the board at the close of the April 3 meeting. Longtime Mesquite resident Laub won a unanimous 4-0 … [Read more...]

VVWD director Ellestad resigns board

At the close of the April 3 board meeting, Barbara Ellestad announced her immediate resignation from the Virgin Valley Water District Board of Directors. Ellestad leaves the board almost nine months before the conclusion of her term that would … [Read more...]