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...]

Rural lands bill must pass Senate now

As the days of Nevada Sen. Harry Reid’s power to set the agenda of the U.S. Senate wind down in this lame duck session of Congress, there is one bill the Democratic majority leader must bring to a vote and win passage. That is a package of seven b … [Read more...]

Give Nevadans a break with IRS sales tax exemption

If the lame duck session of Congress does nothing else, it must pass an extension of the federal income tax deduction for state and local sales taxes. Currently state and local income taxes are deductible but the sales tax deduction has expired. … [Read more...]

Thank you for the support

To the Editor: The Friends of Mesquite Animal Shelter would like to extend a sincere thank you for the show of support we received during our first fundraising event. Thank you people of Mesquite, for your generous donations in support of the … [Read more...]

Thanks for honoring our Veterans

To the Editor: We are in awe of the many ways this town supports our veterans. Thank you Casa Blanca and Virgin River casinos for your generous gift of hundreds of free meals this past Veteran's Day. Jon and Nelda Osgood Mesquite … [Read more...]

Morris Masters Invitational Golf Tournament

To the Editor: I would like to thank Scott Sullivan and his staff at CasaBlanca and Brian Wursten and his staff at Falcon Ridge for helping us have a great weekend. I would also like to thank Todd Petersen and his crew at the 19th Hole for hosting … [Read more...]

What Makes A Strong Lobbyist

Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in Washington. Here’s a case in point … [Read more...]

Nevada Supreme Court should rule for free speech as guaranteed by state Constitution

It drives me to distraction when smart lawyers try to peel away tiny layers of the law with a scalpel instead of bashing it with a sledgehammer. That’s what the attorney for Citizen Outreach did recently before the Nevada Supreme Court. He argued t … [Read more...]

Proud in any weather

To the Editor: Veterans Day was this week, a day that a grateful nation gives thanks to those men and women who went to war on our behalf. We are also giving thanks to those who still leave their families and travel far from home to defend our … [Read more...]