Mesquite Casinos’ Second Hand Smoke is A Killer

Recently, we took our two visiting grandsons out for dinner.  As we walked through a local casino our 13 year old put his shirt up over his nose and mouth and said “this is awful”! According to a Federal study posted at (, Nevada leads … [Read more...]

Let local governments opt out of collecting bargaining

While it seems most of the legislation coursing through the halls of the Legislature in Carson City seeks to tap deeper into taxpayers’ wallets, one might actually reduce the cost of local government by allowing local counties, cities and school b … [Read more...]

Protecting Gold Butte

When I first moved to Mesquite from the east, I really did not have an appreciation of the desert environment. I felt it was dry and baron and lacking diversity. Since moving here, I have made an effort to study and explore our area through reading a … [Read more...]

The Recent Ducky Derby Results

To the Editor: It has been brought to my attention that some readers of our local press were somewhat shocked to learn that I had scored back-to-back first place wins in the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Ducky Derby at the Hafen Park pond. S … [Read more...]

Committee appreciates support

To the editor: The Committee for the Friends of NRA Foundation wishes to thank the Virgin Valley community for its support of the recent Mesquite Friends of NRA Dinner and fundraiser held at the Eureka casino resort. The Foundation provides critical … [Read more...]

Chamber thanks the community

To the Editor: On behalf of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers, businesses and City officials who helped make the Ducky Derby a huge success and a great community event: First, … [Read more...]

Bill would facilitate doctors ‘seeing’ patients remotely by using technology

Nevada already has one of the lowest doctor-to-patient ratios in the nation — 47th to be precise. Add to that the time and expense to bring the two together for in-person visits when the patient is living in a remote rural area. This is where a b … [Read more...]

Fundraiser a success

To the Editor: The Elks Lodge #2811 and the Lady Elks would like to thank the community for their support of our recent yard and bake sale fundraiser. The money raised will enable us to continue helping the many community agencies that we help … [Read more...]

Congrats, Matt!

To the Editor Last week our Hometown Boy, Matt Devore, of the Virgin Valley High School class of 2011, was elected as Student Body President for Dixie State University. Those of you who know Matt can join me in being proud of him and his … [Read more...]

Thank you, Ready Golf and Gear!

To the Editor We Care for Animals would like to thank Michael and Michelle Brooks of Ready Golf and Gear for their awesome Charity Golf Fundraiser during the month March that benefited WCFA and homeless pets.  They put together awesome prizes for … [Read more...]