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...]

VVWD awards Flat Top water tank contract

After a second round of bidding for construction of a replacement water tank at the base of Flat Top Mesa, the Virgin Valley Water District awarded the job to low bidder Paso Robles Construction at its Oct. 3 meeting. Paso Robles’ bid of $1.59 m … [Read more...]

Co-op proposal of effluent water price match slammed

The Virgin Valley Water District heard another side to the proposal for a golf course water co-op at its Sep. 19 meeting. Interest in such a co-op is a popular notion with many, seen as a means for finding a workable solution to future pricing of … [Read more...]

Board opts to purchase larger pump for well 27A

Looking to avoid a “penny-wise, pound foolish” decision, directors of the Virgin Valley Water Board opted to install a new motor and high-volume pump at recently drilled well 27A on Pioneer Boulevard. In approving the added cost of new equipment dur … [Read more...]

Water District deals with delays in projects and permits

Kevin Brown, district manager of the Virgin Valley Water District, had some bad news for the board at its July 18 meeting. As outlined in his update to the public, (Tearing Up the Town, Part Deux, MLN, July 6), the district has several ongoing … [Read more...]