City settles with former fire chief amid fireworks

It seemed like it would be a placid meeting of the Mesquite City Council but it ended up with Mayor Al Litman telling Councilman Dave Ballweg in public to “kiss my a—.” The council met on Tuesday, Dec. 19 to affirm a settlement with former Mesqu … [Read more...]

Water District and Conestoga work to renegotiate contract

What started as a stand-off between Virgin Valley Water District Board director Barbara Ellestad and Quincy Edwards of Conestoga Golf Course ended in Ellestad’s motion to craft an agreement that would renegotiate Conestoga’s water share contract that … [Read more...]

Council expresses concern on water, power issues

While two issues on the Mesquite City Council agenda at the Dec. 12 meeting may have appeared to be outside council control, they had everything to do with the city itself. First was a presentation about the Virgin Valley Water District’s ongoing s … [Read more...]

Farewell Pete Clayton

After more than a decade of service, Peter Clayton is retiring from the City of Mesquite.  The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum will be hosting an open house for Clayton on the Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the art classroom between the Art Gall … [Read more...]

Eureka Pasta Night Shares Holiday Spirit and Profits

Mesquite’s nonprofits shared in the holiday cheer as the Eureka Casino hosted its annual Pasta Garden Vendor Village on December 5.  Town Square Buffet gave 25 per cent of its buffet receipts for the evening to sixteen participating or … [Read more...]

Water District wrestles with right of way roadblocks in Gold Butte National Monument

News reports reveal that Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended reducing Gold Butte National Monument boundaries to exclude Mesquite historic water rights. In the meantime, Virgin Valley Water District wrestles with the … [Read more...]

No word on Gold Butte as Trump chops monument size in Utah

Gold Butte National Monument was not mentioned as President Donald Trump removed millions of acres from two massive national monuments during his visit to Utah on Monday, Dec. 4. With lavish praises for the wisdom and ability of the people of Utah to … [Read more...]

VVHS Students Accepted into CCSD Honor Band

By Abbey Snow MLN  The Clark County School District Honor Band auditions were held recentlly, including nine students from Virgin Valley High School competing, with two of them passing and being accepted into the ensemble … [Read more...]

Water Tank Gone

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Mesquite Narcotics Detectives Arrest Three Drug Dealers

On Nov. 16, Mesquite Police Narcotics Detectives were able to close a lengthy investigation involving three suspects involved in dealing crystal methamphetamines in Mesquite. The investigation involved narcotics detectives making multiple purchases … [Read more...]