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...]

Catherine Cortez Masto

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By Kirk Kern, Battle Born Media U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto calls Las Vegas home, but still feels a deep connection with the state's rural communities. As a lifelong Nevadan, Cortez Masto grew up in a Las Vegas that was very different … [Read more...]

VVWD Board awards two contracts to Mesquite General Contracting

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The Virgin Valley Water District Board (VVWD) moved through a project-packed agenda on Feb. 7, awarding two major contracts to low bidder Mesquite General Contracting. Mesquite General was named to construct the Virgin River Transmission Line … [Read more...]

New gym to be completed by Oct. 30

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Groundwork has begun on the new gym at Virgin Valley High School. According to Principal Cliff Hughes, fences went up Jan. 23 and the outer wall of the current gym will be demolished next week to begin adding on the new gym. The new gym is a … [Read more...]

Mayor to give annual address at Chamber luncheon

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Historically past Mesquite mayors, including Mayor Litman, have delivered their State of the City Address at a City Council meeting and at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, usually held the next day.  This year, the Mayor will deliver his address … [Read more...]

How can you replace Mr. Everything

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Alan Hunt is seen by many Mesquite residents five days a week. When you cross over the intersection of Sandhill Blvd. and Old Mill Rd. during school hours you’ll become acquainted with him by way of a warm smile and a wave as you drive by. If you’re … [Read more...]