Mesquite building industry stays healthy

The building industry in Mesquite continued a healthy pace in October with robust housing and commercial construction. The city issued 142 permits valued at $9.720 million. That compares to October 2017 when 94 permits were issued valued at $4.955 … [Read more...]

City files motion in Wolf Creek, Water District lawsuit

The City of Mesquite filed an official motion to intervene in the lawsuit between Paradise Canyon and the Virgin Valley Water District with the District Court in Las Vegas citing a contract dated in 2000 between it and Wolf Creek golf … [Read more...]

Fortune Magazine Honors a Casino That Bet Big on Its Employees

Eureka Casino Resort - only resort on the 100 Medium Workplaces list for 2018 In 2015, Eureka Casino Resort took a gamble that was rare for a casino company. The family-owned, Nevada-based company sold their business to their staff through an … [Read more...]

Visitor counts fall again in September

Even though September is the start of the fall season, the fall in visitor counts in Mesquite isn’t quite what local hoteliers had in mind. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority report, the number of people visiting Mesquite … [Read more...]

STATEMENT FROM SEARS HOMETOWN AND OUTLET STORES, INC.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. has not filed for bankruptcy and is not part of today’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Sears Holdings Corporation. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. is a publicly owned company traded on Nasdaq (Symbol: … [Read more...]

Rise in building permits affected by oneA birthday party at the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum

The total valuation of building permits issued by the city of Mesquite in September was largely affected by one permit for the new assisted living memory center on Bertha Howe Avenue that is worth $6.965 million. Overall, the city issued 123 … [Read more...]

MLN earns general excellence awards

Mesquite Local News took home first place for digital online excellence and also was awarded second place in newspaper general excellence at the Nevada Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper was given the awards at the … [Read more...]

Golf course vs. Water district legal battle continues

The judge in the legal dispute between Paradise Canyon LLC and the Virgin Valley Water District issued a ruling on Sept. 26 that continues litigation between the two sides. Paradise Canyon, which owns the Wolf Creek golf course in Mesquite, sued … [Read more...]

Audit confirms strong VVWD balance sheet

At its Oct. 2 meeting, the Virgin Valley Water Board heard a summary report by Morris Peacock of Hinton Burdick on the annual audit of district finances from its prior year that ended June 30. The audit reconfirmed VVWD’s financial progress over … [Read more...]

August visitor counts takes dive

For the first time this year, the number of visitors in Mesquite fell below the six-figure mark when the August visitor count nosedived to 97,100. That is a 15.9 percent drop from August 2017 when 115,500 people came to town. The only bright spot … [Read more...]