Giunchigliani, Laxalt about to announce candidacy

By Jackie Valley, Riley Snyder and Michelle Rindels The Nevada Independent Monday promises to be a “special” day for two like … [Read more...]

Council and Tech Review meetings cancelled

Due to the city of Mesquite hosting the Nevada League of Cities Annual Conference, the Oct. 3 Technical Review meeting and the Oct. 10 Regular City Council meeting have been cancelled. The next Tech Review is on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m. and … [Read more...]

BLM – Grazing Permits

The Bureau of Land Management announced a new initiative today to provide grazing permit holders an unprecedented level of flexibility in the management of livestock while also protecting the public lands.  This effort emphasizes the Trump … [Read more...]

Some “minor changes” at Nevada’s Gold Butte national monument could be a benefit to the long-term prospects of the city of Mesquite.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Monday that U.S Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev) mentioned to reporters that he was informed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke there will be some adjustments to Gold Butte as well as Basin and Range monument in … [Read more...]

Senate Republican Leader Michael Roberson Announces Candidacy for Nevada Lieutenant Governor

Senate Republican Leader Michael Roberson announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, following last week’s announcement that current Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison will not be seeking a second term in 2018. Roberson was first e … [Read more...]


On Monday, August 21st at 11:00 am PST, Representative Ruben J. Kihuen will hold a press conference to speak on the legislative work he is doing in Washington, D.C. to address the shortage of doctors in Nevada. The event will highlight the bill the … [Read more...]

Protect our national monuments

By: Ruben Kihuen July 30, 2017 Last week, I called on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to listen to Nevadans as he continues to review the designations of Gold Butte and Basin and Range as national monuments. My remarks followed a letter I sent … [Read more...]

Kihuen statement about Secretary Zinke

Today, Representative Ruben J. Kihuen released the statement below in reaction to the decision by the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke shortening his visit to Nevada. Secretary Zinke promised to meet with stakeholders prior to … [Read more...]

Interior Secretary declares public lands are not for sale

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...]

Hardy not running

Mesquite resident Cresent Hardy, who served as representative of Nevada’s 4th Congressional District for a single term that ended in 2016, has announced he will not seek any elected office in 2018. In a statement, he said, “I have spoken with many … [Read more...]