Get a second opinion

To the Editor: It is easy to want to be trusting when living in a small and friendly community such as Mesquite.  We want our local services to provide us with quality goods and honest information.  However I would like to pass on this advice to e … [Read more...]

Look Up, Americans, It’s Not As Bad As You Think

We are one glum country. Trust in the federal government is at historic lows, according to Gallup. More than half of the respondents to an October Rasmussen poll think our best days are behind us. And just a few weeks ago, an NBC/Wall St. Journal … [Read more...]

The mere threat of sage grouse being listed as threatened is stifling development

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell came to Nevada earlier this month and told a meeting of Western governors in Las Vegas that her department’s goal is to find ways to protect the greater sage grouse without resorting to listing the bird under the E … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Protect Gold Butte

That was an excellent article (“Whitney Pocket perfect for an adventure” by Tom Garrison) about Gold Butte in Dec. 4th issue of the Mesquite Local News. It wonderfully illustrated both the potential economic benefits of making Gold Butte a more well k … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Dinner Thank You

The City of Mesquite would like to say thank you to all the volunteers, organizations and individuals for their help organizing and contributing to this year's annual Thanksgiving Dinner. “It was a tremendous success, thanks largely to the generosity … [Read more...]

Tax revenue is ample, but here are cuts if more needed for education

You could hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth radiating out of Carson City all across the sagebrush-dotted terrain this past week when the Economic Forum forecast that the state would collect a paltry $6.33 billion in general fund revenues in the … [Read more...]

Nevada must fight EPA ozone limits or face economic peril

The Environmental Protection Agency this past week issued draconian new regulations that slash the levels of ozone allowed in ground-level air, posing a particular problem for all of Nevada. “Bringing ozone pollution standards in line with the l … [Read more...]

What Lies Ahead

Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country. In reality, they were just a curtain-raiser. It’s the next few weeks and mon … [Read more...]

Another year to be Thankful

Where has the time gone? It’s been flying by so fast that it has been hard to stop and appreciate what we have here in Mesquite. So, I am taking the time to do that now, and to remind all of you, that this is something we should do on a daily basis. R … [Read more...]

Nevada should demand federal compensation to cover cost of Obama amnesty

President Obama came to Nevada this past week with pen in hand and Nevada Sen. Harry Reid by his side to explain to the world how he is going to unilaterally rewrite law and waive deportation for about 5 million illegal immigrants. “This is p … [Read more...]