Mesquite Ranked #1 Safest City in Nevada for 2018 A new report, just published by SafeWise, lists the five safest cities in Nevada for 2018.  SafeWise is an online safety resource that regularly releases “Safest Cities” reports, and other repo … [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...]

Emergency Notification System reminder

In March, Mesquite Police rolled out a new emergency notification system (Nixle) that enables recipients to receive real-time emergency information, as it’s happening, via your phone’s text messaging. The notifications do work, as evidenced by Ove … [Read more...]

Water District replies to Wolf Creek golf course lawsuit

The first sentence of the Virgin Valley Water District’s response to a lawsuit filed against it by Paradise Canyon, LLC, summed up and set the tone for the next 25 pages of legalese. “This is a case of a golf course that doesn’t want to pay the going … [Read more...]

Council mulls affordable housing options

Emphasizing that it was only the beginning of a very long discussion and process, City Development Services Director Richard Secrist laid out to the Mesquite city council some of the obstacles the councilors will have to overcome in order to see more … [Read more...]

Apartment Fire

On July 8, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Mesquite Fire & Rescue responded to the 100 block of Pulsipher Lane, for a report of an apartment fire with thick, black smoke. Mutual Aid assistance was requested from Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire District, … [Read more...]

One Hero at a Time

It began in 2009 as “Bikers Giving Back” but has morphed into what the group now calls “One Hero at a Time.” Founder and President Rick Hillis said, “Each year thousands of soldiers pay a heavy price for our country; they sacrifice life and limb fo … [Read more...]

Environmental groups collect comments on Gold Butte management

Friends of Gold Butte (FOGB) and Sierra Club hosted a “Citizen’s Hearing for the Gold Butte National Monument” at Highland Estates Resort Hotel in Mesquite on June 27.  The two organizations are concerned that the BLM has excluded public comment on Go … [Read more...]


June 26, 2018 Overton, NV. The Overton Power District #5, Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the signing of the General Manager, Mendis Cooper, to a new 5-year contract. Mr. Cooper has been serving as General Manger for 5 years and was Asst. … [Read more...]

Natural gas comes closer to Mesquite

Natural gas service in Mesquite is scheduled to begin in the first quarter 2019 if all goes well, according to representatives of Southwest Gas Corporation who gave an update to the Mesquite City Council at its Tuesday, June 26 meeting. Scott … [Read more...]