“On Dec. 5, Mesquite Local News published an article provided by the Nevada Press Association regarding pro bono legal aid given to reporter Barbara Ellestad as she faces a subpoena from Paradise Canyon LLC, which owns Wolf Creek Golf Course. As part of that article, it was written that reporter Teri Nehrenz was “currently investigating the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce.”
At the time NPA was given this information in late October, Nehrenz had been working on a commentary regarding the chamber and the Community Health and Wellness Festival. That commentary was published on Nov. 14.
The NPA article provoked a few concerns that there is an ongoing investigation by the newspaper of the chamber. That is not the case.”