The Truth about Road Scholars

I am writing regarding an article written by Debra Beatty on October 17, 2014 in the Mesquite Local News (http://mesquitelocalnews.com/2014/10/road-scholar/). While we appreciate the coverage, I would like to clarify some of the information … [Read more...]

Vote for Ellestad

To the Editor: I urge Mesquite voters to elect Barbara Ellestad to the Virgin Valley Water District board on November 4. Barbara’s work background is not specifically water management, and this is her first time to run for a public office. That s … [Read more...]

Bring Healthy Food to Casinos

To the Editor: Are there other seniors in Mesquite who wish the local casinos would provide more healthy food options? Shouldn’t they want to help keep us healthy?! The majority of us are overweight and could be heading for diabetes and other w … [Read more...]

Why Horsford deserves your vote

To the Editor: I have never been an enthusiastic supporter of war - for any reason. I especially don’t like going to war in the Middle East. I am, however an enthusiastic supporter of benefits for veterans. I have often told friends and others that, … [Read more...]

Why Steven Horsford Does Not Deserve Your Vote

To the Editor: Freshman Congressman Horsford has conducted himself poorly in representing the people of Nevada.  He has voted in lock step with Nancy Pelosi and earns an "F" grade from Conservative Review. We don't expect Horsford to be … [Read more...]

Vote Yes on Question 2

To the Editor: Voters should say “Yes,” to question 2 in the upcoming election. Nevada is the eighth most regressive taxing state in the Nation. That means that low and middle-income people pay a larger percentage of taxes than individuals with hig … [Read more...]

Vote Ballweg and Young for OPD

To the Editor: I have attended several Candidate forums for the Overton Power District Trustees, and I would strongly recommend Dave Ballweg and Mike Young for the two Mesquite seats. They both expressed several problems with the current board and … [Read more...]

Thanks for the Candidate Forums

To the Editor: As a candidate for Trustee of the Overton Power District at large seat, I was pleased to participate in the two Candidate Forums on October 8. The lunchtime forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce was well run, and the questions … [Read more...]

Vote for Hurd

To the Editor: The upcoming midterm election is important for more reasons than just the partisan political positions that will be on the ballot.  Of major concern to us, locally, should be the election of seats on the Overton Power District (OPD) … [Read more...]

Us versus Them

To the editor: The logic of the clarification comments made by Cresent Hardy at his private campaign fund raiser is lost on me.  His criticism of how women and minorities voted was insensitive enough but the 47% statement was outright bigoted and … [Read more...]