Stop blocking public land from productive use

Several years ago a high ranking Interior Department official told a Nevada newspaper editorial board that the agency planned to maintain its level of land control by acquiring an acre of land for federal ownership for every acre of land that was … [Read more...]

Mesquite Gaming Opinion on Smoking Ban

On April 24, 2018, the Mesquite Clean Indoor Air Initiative Petition Committee submitted an initiative petition for an ordinance to regulate the quality of indoor air by banning smoking in a variety of spaces.   Members of the Mesquite Clean I … [Read more...]


Well  Mesquite,  this  is  OUR  last  chance  to  begin  to  FINALLY  get  it  right.  OUR  current  sitting  City  Council  is  a  farce!  This  June  12  is  the  first  chance  we  have  to  start  afresh.  One  incumbent  is  up  for  reelection;  … [Read more...]

Nevada’s Central Pacific Railroad

2018 is the 150th anniversary of the Central Pacific railroad reaching Reno, Nevada. From Reno, the track was laid across the entire state and connected the towns of Verdi, Reno, Sparks, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Carlin, Elko, Wells and W … [Read more...]

Hiking Southern Nevada

Hiking Southern Nevada, Volume One is available in paperback format. Each of the 25 hikes described in the guide originally appeared as a published story in The Spectrum (St. George, UT); Mesquite Local News (Mesquite, NV); The Sun Runner (Joshua Tree … [Read more...]

Let Trump control who stands on his soapbox

The First Amendment prohibits the federal government abridging one’s free speech, but it does not, as a federal judge has ruled, require anyone to provide the soapbox for that speech. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of New York ruled r … [Read more...]

LTE_Annie Black

To the Editor, A letter was published on the Mesquite Local New's website Monday that was filled with inaccuracies, false accusations, and clearly show the author is biased.  We are pleased that after speaking with the paper's editor, the letter was … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-West

In Nevada, the constable fills the duty of serving legal notices in civil matters. For many, that means the constable is the face delivering an eviction notice. Constable Duane Thurston has never left an evicted family on the street without … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Weinrich

I am a fifth grade teacher at J. L. Bowler Elementary School in Bunkerville.  I am writing to express my appreciation for some of the amazing volunteers who have helped our students. Volunteers are critical to the success of two of our important … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Gillick

Constable Candidates   First, let me begin by stating that there is no actual need for this office to exist.   It is a carry-over from the 19th century when there were few law enforcement officers available in the rural areas.  Only a few s … [Read more...]