Governor right to veto bill mandating more clean energy

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In vetoing this past week a bill that would have increased the required percentage of electricity in Nevada coming from renewable sources — such as solar, wind and geothermal — from the current 25 percent by 2025 to 40 percent by 2030, Gov. Brian … [Read more...]

cartoon 6-22-17

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We’re all guilty of progress

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When environmentalists talk about the damage we’ve done to our planet, I want to cry, but not for humans because we know what we’re doing. I want to cry for the animals, the innocent creatures who suffer for what we humans call progress. They once … [Read more...]

LTE Phantom Fireworks

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Phantom Fireworks hopes everyone enjoys a wonderful family Independence Day holiday, and, if you use consumer fireworks, please use them safely. There is no good consumer fireworks experience if it does not emphasize safety first. Phantom advises … [Read more...]

The Pyramid Lake Indian Wars, Part 4: The Aftermath

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In this, the last article in the series about the Pyramid Lake Indian Wars, I want to tell about the consequences of this tragic and memorable time in the history of Nevada. As with many wars that have been fought throughout our history, there were … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor-Butler

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I'm writing this in response to Bob Szuch's letter in the June 8 issue of Mesquite Local News regarding smoking/pets in casinos. I somewhat agree with what he said about pets in the casinos, but I vehemently disagree about his "feelings" about … [Read more...]

Letter To the Editor-Johnson

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  We personally want to thank the good Samaritan who reported to the security office at the Casa Blanca hotel on Friday June 2, 2017 the following incident: The good Samaritan witnessed a vehicle backing into the rear end of our Lexus and … [Read more...]

VVLL thanks the Mesquite Community!

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On behalf of the VVLL Board, I want to thank everyone involved in making our 5th season a success. The Board’s intention is to ensure that our kids have fun learning the game of baseball and softball in a safe environment while learning to work … [Read more...]

cartoon June 15, 2017

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Heller sponsoring bills to address doctor shortage

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Nevada Sen. Dean Heller has joined with several other U.S. senators to introduce bills to address the looming shortage of doctors in the coming decade, particularly in rural areas. According to a study released in March by the Association of … [Read more...]