Council approves liquor sales at gas stations

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The next time you fill up your car’s gas tank you could also fill up your liquor cabinet after the Mesquite City Council approved a change to city codes allowing full off-sale liquor in convenience stores and gas stations at their Tuesday, May 23 … [Read more...]

FEMA outfits CERT with needed supplies

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Representatives with the City of Las Vegas Emergency Management office donated 13 fully supplied backpacks and other much needed supplies to the Mesquite Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) during a luncheon on May 15. Each bag is valued at … [Read more...]

Charter moves on to final steps

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The Nevada Assembly on Government Affairs Committee met on May 18 and unanimously passed SB56, also known as the new Charter for the City of Mesquite. “At some point this week, it should go to the full Assembly for a vote,” said Warren Hardy, … [Read more...]

Fire Season in the Virgin Valley

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It has been a chaotic two weeks for local fire departments as multiple structures and incidents have added to their already busy workload. On May 16, Mesquite Fire Rescue had responded to a porch fire on Hafen Lane, which had been put out before … [Read more...]

Proposed Mesquite city budget has good news for drivers

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If you hate trying to turn left at the Grapevine Road and Pioneer Boulevard intersection, then perhaps the brightest highlight of the city of Mesquite’s budget for next fiscal year is the allocation of money for a traffic control signal at that … [Read more...]

2018 Budget approved as bill to curb VVWD authority

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The Directors of the Virgin Valley Water District, in a 5-0 vote, unanimously approved a final budget for FY2018 on May 16. The 2018 budget calls for capital and operating expenses totaling $11 million. The VVWD budget will be submitted to the State … [Read more...]

Fire destroys house in Bunkerville

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At approximately 6:16 p.m. Tuesday night, multiple fire crews responded to a single family residence in Bunkerville for a structure fire with a possible person trapped at 128 W. Second South St. It was the highest emergency response seen in … [Read more...]

Seniors Fear for their homes in dispute with park owner

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Imagine working hard all your life, saving your money, buying a modest manufactured home, and retiring to a secluded spot with a mountain view, decent weather and the knowledge that you will live out your golden years in serenity. A few years into … [Read more...]

Fire Chief terminated without cause

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During a brief 10 minute meeting on May 16, the Mesquite City Council cast a split vote to terminate Fire Chief Kash Christopher “without cause.” Three councilmen, David Ballweg, George Rapson and Brian Wursten, voted in favor of the action. … [Read more...]

Californian killed in crosswalk

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Preliminary investigation revealed that on Monday, May 15, at approximately 11:20 a.m., a red Chevy Corvette was traveling eastbound on Mesa Blvd approaching the marked pedestrian crosswalk at Eureka Way. This is not an intersection controlled by a … [Read more...]