Rural communities take aim at tourism

By Ben Rowley With tourism growing, many rural areas are working to capitalize on humanity’s wanderlust. Travel and tourism generates $7.6 trillion globally and $1.6 trillion for the U.S. economy, according to the World Travel & Tourism C … [Read more...]

Nevada Small Business Development Center has new advisor

The Nevada Small Business Development Center in Mesquite has a new part time advisor available to meet with business owners and entrepreneurs to assist with start-ups and local business development.  Courtney Sweetin has taken on the role of SBDC … [Read more...]

No sizzle in June visitor count

June temperatures may have been sizzling in Mesquite, but the number of visitors who basked in the hot summer sun fizzled with almost 7,000 fewer people than the year before. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority report, … [Read more...]

Hydrologist Aaron Bunker makes sure VVWD “Goes with the Flow”

Aaron Bunker grew up on a dairy farm in Bunkerville.  Reminiscing about those days, he says he was always fascinated by his surroundings on the banks of the Virgin River.  His upbringing taught him a lot about irrigation and conservation before he g … [Read more...]

Construction to begin on assisted living and memory care community in Mesquite

Construction is slated to start next month for an $8 million assisted living and memory care community that will serve seniors and families in the Mesquite and Moapa Valleys, Arizona Strip and southern Utah areas. Mesa Valley Estates Assisted Living … [Read more...]

Food not fit for human consumption

Barring the occasional impulse buy candy bar at the counter, you won’t find anything in this food-filled store fit for human consumption. It’s a store chock full of goodies fit for equine, canine, feline and many other types of creatures whether they … [Read more...]

Board moves toward hiring engineer, equipment purchase

In its first meeting of the 2019 fiscal year, the Virgin Valley Water District board discussed and authorized the job advertising and possible hiring of a full-time district engineer. The position was previously built into the FY2019 budget, calling … [Read more...]

Stitch N Scrap now open in the brickyard shopping center in Mesquite.

Stitch N Scrap is a shop where you can go to work on your craft projects, for only $5 you can reserve a space during business hours as long as there are no classes in session. Scrapbooking, card making, quilting, hand/machine embroidery are just a … [Read more...]

May visitor counts are all positive

The numbers in the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) report for May were all positive for the Mesquite tourism industry. Visitor volumes rose 1.9 percent in May to 118,100 people versus last year’s total of 116,000 visitors. Las V … [Read more...]

Building permits continue upward

In a year-to-year comparison, the upward trend of building permits issued by the city of Mesquite continued in May when 143 permits were granted for a total valuation of $7.115 million. That compares favorably to May 2017 when the city issued 135 … [Read more...]