Sandoval, school superintendents discuss arming teachers and more

By Jackie Valley The Nevada Independent Most Nevada school districts have chosen not to allow staff members to carry … [Read more...]

Scholarship fundraiser tickets available

Virgin Valley High School students and the Mesquite Community Education Foundation present “Cherry Blossom Time” Spring Fling on Wednesday, March 21, at the VVHS Student Center, 5-7 p.m. The event showcases student musical and culinary expertise as … [Read more...]

College of Southern Nevada – Mesquite Center’s Upcoming Novel & Memoir Writing Class

This course will concentrate specifically on the creation of a novel or memoir. Students will study the structure of the novel, develop a novelistic plot and begin to write a novel or a memoir. Assignments will include character development, setting … [Read more...]

Captain Spencer Lewis Pinning Ceremony

Mesquite Fire & Rescue would like to congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Spencer Lewis on his promotion to Shift Captain! Monday morning, March 12, 2018, Chief Jayson Andrus presented Captain Lewis with his new badge, followed by his parents … [Read more...]

Council hears economic development update

Without much transactional business on the agenda, the Mesquite City Council heard an update on economic development activity from the interim CEO of Mesquite Regional Business Courtney Sweetin at its Tuesday, March 13 meeting. Sweetin advised the … [Read more...]

Mesquite Women’s Center

Jean Watkins is without a doubt someone that anyone would have called a pioneer or trailblazer back in the day. Some people would have a different term for it today such as self-starter, go-getter or even innovator; others might even use the term … [Read more...]

Lack of council candidates is startling

With only two days left in the filing period, the lack of candidates in the Mesquite City Council election is quite startling. As of Wednesday noon, March 14, only four people have filed with the city clerk for three council seats. This year marks … [Read more...]


They own a home in the sleepy little desert town of Desert Springs, AZ where they spend the winter months. In the summer, they’re home in northern Utah. They’re described by neighbors and family members as “folks who will give you the shirts off their … [Read more...]

Building permits dip in February

The torrid pace of building permits issued in January by the city of Mesquite Development Services department took a breather in February. The city issued a total of 108 permits across all categories in February compared to 121 issued in … [Read more...]

Ms. Senior Mesquite Contestants

Contestants in the 2018 Ms. Senior Mesquite pageant were introduced to the public Tuesday night at the Mesquite city council meeting. From left, Teri Nehrenz, LE-Ann Elder Kalstein, Sandra Ramaker, and Colleen Nielsen. The contestants will be raising … [Read more...]