Back to school and facing challenges

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Welcome back is the message that hung overhead as students crossed the threshold to begin their 2017-18 school year at Virgin Valley Elementary School. Eager learners, ready to soak up knowledge like a sponge, filled the hallways and classrooms on … [Read more...]

Board opts to purchase larger pump for well 27A

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Looking to avoid a “penny-wise, pound foolish” decision, directors of the Virgin Valley Water Board opted to install a new motor and high-volume pump at recently drilled well 27A on Pioneer Boulevard. In approving the added cost of new equipment … [Read more...]

High school supporters protest city council

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There was more drama over an issue not on the agenda than anything on it at the Mesquite City Council meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 8. Several dozen high school students, parents and teachers expressed their disapproval of the council’s decision at the … [Read more...]

Gault selected as finalist of Governor’s Points of Light Awards

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Nevada Volunteers, the Governor's Commission on Service, recently announced the finalists of the 2017 Governor's Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. Mesquite resident, George Gault, was selected as one of … [Read more...]

Semi goes over embankment, driver escapes uninjured

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The call came into the Arizona Highway Patrol on Wednesday Aug. 3 at 12:18 a.m. that a truck had just gone over the guardrail on I-15 Southbound, about four miles before the Nevada Border.  The double trailer semi-truck was traveling southbound on … [Read more...]

Interior Secretary declares public lands are not for sale

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Under the hot July sun and with the Gold Butte National Monument visible in the background, U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters Sunday afternoon that “public land is not for sale.” “I’m an advocate for monuments,” Zinke … [Read more...]

Health District honored for excellence in public health

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Local program is one of 41 nationwide to receive a “Model Practice Award” in 2017 LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District was honored with the Model Practice Award at the 2017 Annual Conference of the National Association of County and … [Read more...]

Council votes mixed on marijuana tax distributions

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Two measures that would wall off portions of medical marijuana tax revenues in Mesquite were up for introduction at the Mesquite City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 25. One passed and one didn’t. The first measure would devote half of 1 percent … [Read more...]

Meth Dealer Arrested by Mesquite PD Detectives

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On July 20, Mesquite Narcotics Detectives completed an ongoing investigation involving a Mesquite resident who was selling crystal meth amphetamines from various locations within Mesquite.  At approximately 3 p.m. on July 20, the female suspect was … [Read more...]

Traffic Stop Saves Passenger from Overdose

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On July 24, at approximately 2 p.m.. a Mesquite Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the vehicle commit a traffic violation.  While speaking with the driver, the officer was alarmed by the behavior of the front … [Read more...]