City Charter to go before Legislators

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On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Mayor Al Litman, City Attorney Bob Sweetin and City Charter Committee member Burton Weast attended and testified at a hearing in Carson City before the Senate Committee on Government Affairs to determine if the proposed Charter … [Read more...]

Mesquite is fastest growing city in Nevada

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Mesquite’s population grew by about 1,000 in 2016 taking it to about 20,000 people. That may not sound like a lot and compared to bigger cities like Henderson, Las Vegas, and Reno, it’s not. But percentage wise, the numbers make Mesquite the fastest … [Read more...]

Greece comes to Mesquite

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It has been said that Greek food is the best in the world. Not just because they use fresh vegetables and local meat and fish and because they don't over-power with spices, but because it comes with the whole package of food, music and conversation … [Read more...]

Mesquite – A Desert Oasis for Testing Big UAS

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The UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) industry includes a variety of aircraft and platforms necessary to accomplish a growing number of mission profiles and applications. There is a lot of interest in small (under 55 lbs.) platforms for commercial … [Read more...]

Ashdown receives Hearts for the Arts award

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For the seventh year, the annual Hearts for the Arts dinner held on Feb. 14 helped raise money to support the Mesquite Arts Community. Hearts for the Arts has also been the venue to honor one person in the community who has made a significant … [Read more...]

Abbie Barnum signs soccer scholarship to USU Eastern

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Abbie Barnum seated signs a ‘letter of intent’ to Utah State University Eastern Wednesday Feb. 15 at the VVHS library. Barnum is flanked back row left to right by track coach Gary Hartman, soccer coaches Casey Anderson and Bob Snell, Michelle Barnum, … [Read more...]

Council approves Riverside Road reconstruction

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It’s a project Bill Tanner, City of Mesquite Director of Public Works, has been wanting to do for several years and now he has the approval to resurface Riverside Road from Mesquite Boulevard to the Virgin River Bridge. The Mesquite City Council … [Read more...]

Monday Mornings with the Mayors

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On Monday, Feb. 20, Mesquite Mayor Allan Litman will by on Monday Mornings with the Mayors on KLAS Channel 8 in Las Vegas from 6:40 a.m at 7:00 a.m. The segment will feature Mayor Litman talking about Mesquite, regional issues and answer questions … [Read more...]

Gold Butte meeting contentious and confrontational

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It was long on complaints and short on answers when officials from the Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas office held a town hall meeting in Mesquite Thursday, Feb. 9 to explain ramifications associated with a recent presidential proclamation making … [Read more...]

Mayor says city on right track

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Attendees at the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 8 luncheon saw Mayor Allan Litman present his annual State of the City address, the only time he would present his point of view in the yearly tradition. In past years, he and other mayors had … [Read more...]