New Mesquite Fire Chief appointed

After a tumultuous year in the Mesquite Fire and Rescue Department, the Mesquite City Council appointed Jason Andrus as the newest fire chief on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Andrus, an 11-year veteran of the Mesquite Fire Department, takes the helm as a … [Read more...]


After an extensive five-month search, Mesa View Regional Hospital recently announced Ned Hill has been named CEO effective Feb. 15. Current CEO, Patty Holden, FACHE, will remain in her position until Hill begins in mid-February. Holden has served … [Read more...]

VVWD and golf courses open rate negotiations

Since 2014 the Virgin Valley Water District has sparred with two local golf courses over 105 unused water shares that are under lease contract to the courses until 2020. The issue dominated VVWD’s Feb. 6 meeting with the board agreeing to sidestep s … [Read more...]

Mesquite Fire and Rescue hires six new reserves

Six young men stood proudly before a full house of community members, city officials, friends and family at Mesquite Fire Headquarters on Jan. 24 to receive their badges as reserve members of Fire and Rescue. The new reserves include Danny Diaz, … [Read more...]

Eagles Landing breaks ground

After moving millions of cubic feet of dirt and rearranging the landscape, the first new commercial project at the recently-built Exit 118 I-15 interchange broke ground on Jan. 24 with a projected opening date in early fall. Eagles Landing Travel … [Read more...]

MPD Drug Dog Locates Meth and Heroin on Two Separate Traffic Stops

On Jan. 18, at approximately 8:20 p.m.., while on patrol, a Mesquite Police Officer stopped a vehicle after observing a traffic violation.  While speaking with the driver, the officer observed the driver and passenger may have been involved in … [Read more...]

Housing project pulled from agenda amid back lash

Before the Mesquite City Council even had an opportunity to hear a proposal for an affordable housing project desperately needed in the community, the developer pulled his request from the agenda for the Tuesday, Jan. 23, meeting. The action … [Read more...]

Board hears Wolf Creek water lease proposal

After months-long exchange of letters, Jeff Sylvester, attorney for Wolf Creek Golf Course, attended the January 16 meeting of Virgin Valley Water District (VVWD) to present the golf course’s counter offer to VVWD’s request for return of unused wat … [Read more...]

Mesquite Chamber reports successful year

It was a very good year for the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce in 2017 according to Jeff Powell, the Chamber’s Board of Directors chairman, at the organization’s January luncheon when he provided a State of the Chamber update. “I think you’ll find we … [Read more...]

Mesquite PD Locate Large Amount of Marijuana in Home, One in Custody

On Jan. 4, at approximately 8:30 a.m., while conducting a home inspection of a drug court participant, an officer found a large quantity of marijuana hidden inside of the home.  Mesquite Police Detectives were called to investigate further.  After s … [Read more...]