Smith signs with Drexel University

Ty Smith, one of the most decorated wrestlers in Virgin Valley High School history, will trade in his green and white Bulldog singlet for the navy blue and gold of Drexel University next season. After a relentless recruiting battle by several … [Read more...]

Board approves construction contacts, signs letter of cooperation with LCWD

The Virgin Valley Water Board approved two major contracts during its November 21 meeting.  Trade West was awarded a $2.1 million contract to bring well 1A online, completing a project begun in 2015.  The well was dug that year in the first phase of … [Read more...]

Murder at Roley High Reunion

By Barb King It was 1959 and Roley City High School was having its fifth class reunion celebration. On a Saturday afternoon the class’s most illustrious graduate, Rock N. Roley, had performed at the municipal auditorium. That same evening, he was … [Read more...]

Tax reform debate falls down a rabbit hole

If you are trying to follow the debate in Washington about tax reform in its various and evolving iterations, you are likely to come away muttering: Figures don’t lie, but liars can figure. This past week the House passed its version of tax reform … [Read more...]

Nevada’s own sex scandal needs a full airing

The year 2017 will go down as the year sexual harassment claims erupted — from Hollywood to D.C., from Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey, from senate candidate Roy Moore to Sen. Al Franken. Lest we forget, this year Nevada had its own sex scandal, … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Bley

Dear Editor In spite of what politicians would like the public to believe, the proposed legislation that is being touted as tax reform really is just a series of tax cuts for corporations and wealthy individuals who are already getting enough of a … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Andy Barton, City Manager

This in response to James Dartt’s recent letter to the editor “Recreation Center and Senior Center Issues Still Not Resolved.” In my estimation, Mr. Dartt’s issues were addressed some time ago.  In 2015, I commissioned an independent study (an … [Read more...]

Delirine Ululani Gallagher-Obituary

Delirine Gallagher, 74, “Mama” to most that knew her, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at her home. She was born August 2, 1943 in Hawaii, to George Kaupono Lua and Dinah Kekui Makaiwi Lua. Delirine was a hard worker, generous, … [Read more...]

‘Yee Haw’ fundraiser supports VVHS senior scholarships

By Abbey Snow Photos by Samuel Snow The Mesquite Community Education Foundation hosted a fundraising event Nov 14 at Virgin Valley High School to benefit graduating seniors with scholarship money to help them seek post high school … [Read more...]

Medicare changes revealed for 2018

By Andrew Bird Every year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) publishes updates to Medicare’s deductibles and copays for the following year. CMS recently released the changes for 2018 and there are some worthy of note if you … [Read more...]