Board hears Wolf Creek water lease proposal

After months-long exchange of letters, Jeff Sylvester, attorney for Wolf Creek Golf Course, attended the January 16 meeting of Virgin Valley Water District (VVWD) to present the golf course’s counter offer to VVWD’s request for return of unused wat … [Read more...]

VVHS cuts ribbon on new $8million gym

“This was a 20 year journey.  It took a lot of time and effort to get us to where we are today.   There are a lot of people to thank for making this dream come true,” said Virgin Valley High School Principal Cliff Hughes as he welcomed students, paren … [Read more...]

VVWD FY2017 audit shows solid financials

Wes Smith, Financial Manager of the Virgin Valley Water District (VVWD) presented his final report for FY2017, ending June 30, 2017, to the board of directors at its Jan. 2 meeting. The report is an annual requirement for the $27 million in bonds … [Read more...]

Water District and Conestoga work to renegotiate contract

What started as a stand-off between Virgin Valley Water District Board director Barbara Ellestad and Quincy Edwards of Conestoga Golf Course ended in Ellestad’s motion to craft an agreement that would renegotiate Conestoga’s water share contract that … [Read more...]

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...]