Silver Rider to the rescue

To the editor: A BIG thank you to the folks at Silver Rider. On Monday, there were 5 of us who were passengers on the trip to Las Vegas. As we were starting to head back to Mesquite, Our driver was contacted to pick the remainder of the group up, … [Read more...]

Hey Mon, Try a Little Jamaica

By Tom Garrison Who doesn't want to visit Jamaica? Beautiful beaches under swaying palm trees, cool Caribbean swimming, and a friendly population. However, if you can’t afford the real Jamaica (who can?), take a short drive to Little Jamaica ( … [Read more...]

Nevada lawmakers need to finally tackle public employee pension costs

When the Nevada Legislature meets in the spring it is going to have to sharpen a lot of pencils to figure out how to balance the coming biennial budget. Lawmakers must contend with growing public school enrollment, growing Medicaid enrollments, … [Read more...]

Bundy’s Irrational School Mentality

To the editor: Ryan Bundy is right.  It is about the mentality.  Unfortunately, it is the Bundy mentality that is dead wrong, again.  I do not want Bundy's children carrying knives to school.  Their rights do not trump my rights.  I don't want any … [Read more...]

Thank you, MLN

To the editor: Desert Rose Christian Church (in Beaver Dam) would like to thank the Mesquite Local News with all of their help in advertising issues to help grow our church. Your distribution and readership has helped us more than we can express! … [Read more...]

Congress should resurrect federalism and let the states and local governments do their jobs

"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the Federal Government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State Governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, … [Read more...]

The Summer of Our Discontent

Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster featuring a crumbling U.S. … [Read more...]

Improving Mesquite, one happy thought at a time

On a daily basis, there is always someone, somewhere, complaining about something. Mesquite is no exception to that rule. Working in the media for the past four years has opened my eyes to more of that than I could have ever imagined. Some of it is … [Read more...]

Congress should block EPA effort to impose lower ozone standard

Just think of the Environmental Protection Agency as the princess and ozone as the pea, and you will get some idea of the scope of the problem. In 2008, the EPA set the ground-level ozone standard for air quality at 75 parts per billion (ppb). Tha … [Read more...]

First thing to do about getting your news in the paper is to let us know

During the past few weeks, I have been approached by several readers and friends asking me about the content that has been published in the Mesquite Local News. I recall one of them suggesting that we were favoring a specific group in town, like … [Read more...]