City Charter to go before Legislators

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On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Mayor Al Litman, City Attorney Bob Sweetin and City Charter Committee member Burton Weast attended and testified at a hearing in Carson City before the Senate Committee on Government Affairs to determine if the proposed Charter … [Read more...]

Equal pay bill is a waste of time and money

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If you ever seek to land a government contract in Nevada — paving roads, scrubbing floors, selling typing paper — under a proposed law you will be guilty until proven innocent. Assembly Bill 106, being sponsored by Democratic Assemblywoman Ellen … [Read more...]

Proposed environmental bills would kill jobs

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With delusions of saving the planet from catastrophic warming, a Las Vegas assemblyman is offering up a futile gesture in the form of a bill to ban fracking in Nevada. According to media accounts Democratic Assemblyman Justin Watkins has stated … [Read more...]

cartoon 2-23-17

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Mudd Volley Ball

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Remember the TV show a while back “Dirtiest Jobs with Mike Rowe?” Rowe would go out to job sites and do some of the dirtiest jobs employees in all lines of work had to perform. Some made the viewers very glad they never had to do them! There’s a … [Read more...]

Memory Matters to serve Southern Nevada

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With a high population of residents in their golden years, it’s fortunate Mesquite is now being serviced by a Southern Utah non-profit group, Memory Matters. Under the direction of David Moore, who was instrumental in bringing the Relay for Life … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Cook

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Letter: I was amazed last Friday when I arrived 30 minutes early for my appointment at the local barber shop. The owner told me that he didn't like anyone just siting and staring at him for 30 minutes. I asked if I should wait out in the rain. The … [Read more...]

“La Dolce Vita” raises funds for MCHS

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“La Dolce Vita” will be an elegant evening of delectable desserts, sparkling champagne and refreshments, beautiful music and light conversation. With a focus on vitality, hope, and the sweetness of life, the evening’s purpose is to raise funds for … [Read more...]

The lives and hard times of dogs:

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How to keep your pet out of the slammer Clifford Gravett, Esq.   Mesquite is nothing if not a pet lover’s town; from Great Danes to Chihuahuas to everything else in between (not to mention cats, fish, and other more exotic pets). Given … [Read more...]

Mesquite is fastest growing city in Nevada

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Mesquite’s population grew by about 1,000 in 2016 taking it to about 20,000 people. That may not sound like a lot and compared to bigger cities like Henderson, Las Vegas, and Reno, it’s not. But percentage wise, the numbers make Mesquite the fastest … [Read more...]