Solution Simple, But Unpopular

To the Editor: Mayor Al Litman in a letter to the paper, (Mesquite Local News 10/10/14) expressed concern over the financial future of Mesquite, and asked for solutions. The solution is balance.  Mesquite has far too much residential development to … [Read more...]

Something Smells

To the Editor: Some time ago I read an interesting article.  It seems that a few years back the City of Mesquite sold land to a developer out of Vegas that was either right on, or next to, a toxic dump.  Apparently, some of the people living on the d … [Read more...]

Where’s My Tiara?

To the Editor: I’m looking for my Tiara because I need to get ready for the Hi Tea this month.  Did I thank the League of Women Voters for such a wonderful event last year?  Oh gees, did I forget to do that?  Is it too late to say thank you, thank yo … [Read more...]

A Vote for Education is Critical in Nevada

By Kara Kerwin In a state where just 28 percent of eighth graders are proficient in math and 30 percent are proficient in reading according to national assessments, education is deserving of more attention in 2014 elections. Across the country, … [Read more...]

Some Thoughts on Governing

I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I’ve learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most people imagine. This doesn’t excuse its lapses or sluggish rate of p … [Read more...]

Rescue Organization Says Thank You

To The Editor: Adopt A Rescue Pet is one of the largest dog rescue in Southern Nevada we are all volunteer, non-profit and of course no-kill. Our group receives no state or federal funds and relies only on fundraisers and donations. We do … [Read more...]

Thank you for supporting the donkeys in the Groupon campaign

To the Editor: Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue (PVDR) Scenic AZ Satellite Adoption Center was featured in a Groupon Grassroots fund raising campaign October 6 - 16, 2014. We would like to extend a sincere thank you for the show of support we r … [Read more...]

Remember driving rules

To the Editor: Recently I have witnessed several potential car accidents at the intersection of Pioneer and Grapevine. The reason is confusion over right-of-way. Vehicles traveling north and south must stop at a stop sign then proceed when the … [Read more...]

Ramaker responds

To The Editor: People  have asked me to explain my concerned about Virgin Valley Water District policies. Specifically, they want to know why, if they needed, had I not done something about them as a board member. That is a good question. Before … [Read more...]

Support Group Sessions…Yes, No, Maybe

To the Editor: As part of Breast Cancer Month the concept of support groups as a necessary means to the wellness of cancer patients can sometimes have a negative allusion -- not in the case of those many patients who have attended our local cancer … [Read more...]