When someone does an exceptional job, people are bound to take notice. Mesquite Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brenda Snell’s hard work, effort, and successes over the past two and a half years have not been overlooked. Brenda has accepted the … [Read more...]

Ice fishing in Nevada

By Dennis Cassinelli       It has been a Cassinelli family tradition for several years to go ice fishing when the lakes and reservoirs are safe for ice fishing. Ice must be a minimum of 6” thick to be safe. If there is corn snow above the solid ice, … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Sheraton

Sincere thanks to City Manager Andy Barton and his team for responding so quickly regarding two items I asked about at the last Community Forum on January 18th. As Sun City residents we regularly bike the dirt path that goes from Sun City to the … [Read more...]

Candidates should promise to end earmarks

Everybody loves to hate earmarks. Don't they? Nevada Democratic Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, who is running for the Senate in a bid to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller, recently introduced legislation to ban earmarks. Earmarks are those … [Read more...]

Stagecoach travel in Nevada

Dennis Cassinelli         Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), traveled by stagecoach across the Territory of Nevada in 1860 with his brother, Orion. At that time, the most convenient method of traveling any long distance was either by stagecoach, or by hor … [Read more...]

Alllll Aboard for the Historic Railroad Tunnels Trail!

by Tom Garrison © 2018 Tom Garrison While my wife Deb and I generally choose hikes in less traveled or wilderness areas, we are not adverse to an easy hike exploring an historical site. This particular hike near Las Vegas involved … [Read more...]

Nevada should impose work requirement for Medicaid enrollees

Even though Congress could not find a way to repeal the budget-busting, economy-distorting Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as ObamaCare, there are still a few things the states can do to ameliorate its impact. Chief among these, … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor-Mesquite Cancer Help Society

 Dear Editor,  Thank you!  to our community and to the major supporters of the Mesquite Cancer HELP Society “MCHS”.  2017 brought us a significant increase in clients.  Faced with unfamiliar challenges, they do not have to stand alone. “MCHS” is he … [Read more...]


Today, Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen released the statement below ahead of votes expected later this afternoon by the U.S. House of Representatives to reopen the federal government and end the Republican shutdown: “While I am pleased that today will end four … [Read more...]

A Bipartisan Priority for Congress

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)  There is no denying that the internet has radically changed the ways we communicate, shop, learn, and engage with the world around us. Yet despite the internet’s importance to our everyday lives, not every Am … [Read more...]