Eureka Pasta Night Shares Holiday Spirit and Profits

Mesquite’s nonprofits shared in the holiday cheer as the Eureka Casino hosted its annual Pasta Garden Vendor Village on December 5.  Town Square Buffet gave 25 per cent of its buffet receipts for the evening to sixteen participating or … [Read more...]

Water District wrestles with right of way roadblocks in Gold Butte National Monument

News reports reveal that Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended reducing Gold Butte National Monument boundaries to exclude Mesquite historic water rights. In the meantime, Virgin Valley Water District wrestles with the … [Read more...]

No word on Gold Butte as Trump chops monument size in Utah

Gold Butte National Monument was not mentioned as President Donald Trump removed millions of acres from two massive national monuments during his visit to Utah on Monday, Dec. 4. With lavish praises for the wisdom and ability of the people of Utah to … [Read more...]

Board approves construction contacts, signs letter of cooperation with LCWD

The Virgin Valley Water Board approved two major contracts during its November 21 meeting.  Trade West was awarded a $2.1 million contract to bring well 1A online, completing a project begun in 2015.  The well was dug that year in the first phase of a … [Read more...]

A magical day at Lytle Ranch

The November weather was perfect as 16 hikers from the Mesquite Desert Dames made a long-awaited visit to Lytle Ranch Preserve.  It was worth the wait, and many vowed it would not be their last visit to this hidden oasis at the edge of Beaver Dam … [Read more...]

Rotary Book Sale

The Library parking lot was alive with activity November 4 as Mesquite Sunrise Rotary sponsored the annual Mesquite Reads Book Sale.  Before dawn, Rotary members, volunteers, and the VVHS Girls Basketball team set up 20-plus tables full of recycled … [Read more...]

Scholarship Fundraiser “Hee Haw” Planned for VVHS

An evening of BBQ, good ‘ol Western music and entertainment will be held Tuesday, November 14, to kick off fundraising for this year’s Virgin Valley High School graduating seniors.  The evening will be a light-hearted hoedown featuring student ente … [Read more...]

VVWD board reacts to reply from golf course attorney

Following action taken at its last meeting, the Virgin Valley Water District sent letters to two Mesquite golf courses, Wolf Creek and Conestoga, requesting them to return unused irrigation water shares to VVWD. The board received replies via a Las … [Read more...]

Off-off Broadway play hits home in Mesquite

It was poignant, it was funny, it was sad, it was tragic, and the real-life outcome of the plot was true. And, perhaps it was a lesson before its time. Leegrid Stevens hit it all. The award-winning New York-based playwright brought to the heart … [Read more...]

Water Board makes preparations for rate increases

The Virgin Valley Water District Board of Directors took steps toward increasing water user base and meter rates and builder standard development charges at its Oct. 17 meeting. In a 4-0 vote the board directed staff to prepare impact statements, … [Read more...]