New chief getting familiar with town

Kash Christopher started his job as Mesquite fire chief about two weeks ago, and so far the job has been as good as he expected it to be. “We have some really good paramedics,” he said. “I’ve watched them in action a couple of times. They’re very t … [Read more...]

Air Quality Advisory Issued for Smoke/Ozone Today

The Clark County Department of Air Quality (DAQ) issued an advisory today for smoke and ground-level ozone due to wildfires burning near Mexicali at the Mexico/California border and a mulch pit fire northeast of the Las Vegas Valley, combined with … [Read more...]

Council amends MRB agreement

The Mesquite city council has amended the city’s agreement with Mesquite Regional Business Inc. (MRB) to address the state attorney general decision that the organization was actually an arm of city government and subject to the open meeting l … [Read more...]

MPD thanks community for Grad Night support

                    Grad Night marks the beginning of the 100 deadliest days of summer for teens. As part of the Mesquite Police Departments commitment to the safety … [Read more...]

Library District Board of Trustees Adopts FY 2014-2015 Budget

The Library District’s Board of Trustees adopted the FY 2014-2015 budget starting July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, at its Board Meeting held on May 15, 2014. The budget’s General Fund, or operating fund, is $55.4 million. “Six years of cost red … [Read more...]

Mesquite Nevada Named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

As thousands participate in Bike to Work Week nationwide, the League of American Bicyclists has announced its latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community℠ (BFC) awards, including Mesquite, Nevada at the bronze level. With nearly 40 million Americans b … [Read more...]

Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Ceremonies begin tonight at 8 p.m.

[slideshow_deploy id='1370']With the school year over, the VVHS seniors will walk through the school one last time tonight, June 5, as they receive their diplomas and the keys to their future. Graduation is to begin at 8 p.m. at the Virgin Valley … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana Town Hall Draws Few People

While the legalization of medical marijuana in Nevada has gotten a great deal of publicity and comment elsewhere, the June 3 Mesquite city town hall meeting only attracted two people to testify, one in favor and one against. Local business owner … [Read more...]

Last chance for early voting

Early Voting for the June 10, 2014 Primary Election will end today at 6 p.m.  at the Mesquite Deuce 2 Campus Library located at 150 N. Yucca Street. You may also vote at anyone of the Early Voting locations throughout the Las Vegas Metropolitan a … [Read more...]

Overton Power: General manager gets raise, new contract

Mendis Cooper, general manager of the Overton Power District, received a $3,561 raise retroactive to January 2014, as voted upon by the board of directors last week. Cooper also received a three-year contract, which will go into effect in … [Read more...]