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MCJ bids adieu

Posting Date: 03/31/2014

By Barbara Ellestad

It’s with a lot of tears, sadness, and love for all of you who have supported the Mesquite Citizen Journal over the last few years that I bid farewell. Today is the final day of publication for the MCJ. [Read more]

Watson wears Ms. Sr. Mesquite Crown

Posting Date: 03/31/2014

By Linda Faas, MCJ Feature News Reporter

Six beautiful women took the stage at the Mesquite Community Theatre on Saturday night, showing their talent and personalities to the packed-house audience. Terry Blackburn, Sherry Gosdis, Loretta Green, Donna Hendrickson, Jo Mollerup, and Donna Watson were there as friendly competitors, each hoping to take on the coveted task of representing Mesquite to the world.  [Read more]

Mesquite Gaming bringing new events to town

Posting Date: 03/28/2014

By Barbara Ellestad

Motorcycles and Marilyn Monroe are on the calendar. A weekend full of music and a Tattoo Festival may not be far behind.

That’s the game plan of Felton Hyche who is working on a whole new line-up of events he wants to bring to Mesquite and bolster the number of tourists in town.
 [Read more]

Three VVHS Students dead, two injured in DUI Collision

Posting Date: 03/27/2014

By Barbara Ellestad

Three high school students died in a gruesome two car head-on collision in front of the Virgin Valley High School Wednesday morning while one more was seriously injured. One of the drivers, 17-year old “Mike,” walked away from the accident. But only as far as a Mesquite Police Department cruiser where he was hauled off to jail for driving while intoxicated. [Read more]

BLM Land closed for Cattle Round-up

Posting Date: 03/27/2014

Las Vegas – Public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Northeastern portions of Clark County within the Gold Butte, Mormon Mesa, Bunkerville Flats Areas will be subject to temporary closures beginning March 27, 2014. [Read more]

Council delays Splash Pad project again - Video

Posting Date: 03/26/2014

By Barbara Ellestad

If it took this long to get approved, the Grand Canyon never would have been built.

The Mesquite City Council once again tabled action on a proposed Splash Pad project planned for the Hafen Trailhead Park area at their Tuesday, March 25 meeting.
 [Read more]

D-I-Y set for Bunkerville Secondary Water system change

Posting Date: 03/25/2014

By Barbara Ellestad

If you live in Bunkerville and you’re handy with water pipes, you can sign up to change your secondary water system to the primary potable water system and make some money along the way. [Read more]

Cattle Roundup delayed again

Posting Date: 03/25/2014

By Barbara Ellestad

It’s getting to be like the old movie “Groundhog Day” when the same scene is played over and over with little change in the script.

Federal government agencies schedule a roundup of cattle belonging to Cliven Bundy they say are grazing illegally in the Gold Butte area. The day to begin the roundup comes and it’s delayed once again.
 [Read more]

MSG Spells Athletic Fun and Fame for Seniors

Posting Date: 03/24/2014

By Linda Faas, MCJ Feature News Reporter

April is just around the corner, and that’s when thoughts turn to athletic achievement for many folks, 50 and better. It’s time for the Mesquite Senior Games (MSG), a local event that gives senior men and women an opportunity to compete in a variety of sports. This month-long series of competitions is in its 13th year, showcasing Mesquite’s beautiful weather and sports facilities, as well as bringing together people who enjoy athletics.  [Read more]

High School Mentors enjoy first-year success

Posting Date: 03/24/2014

By Barbara Ellestad

Four women had an idea a year ago to help Virgin Valley High School seniors who planned to attend college navigate the unknown world of applications, scholarships, essays and all the other necessary hurdles to get where they want to go.

Little did the “Dream Team,” as they call themselves, know the mentoring program they started at VVHS would be as successful as it’s become. Claire Kirchen, Kris Behnke, Darlene Nelson, and Diana McKinney helped host a luncheon on Friday, March 21 at the High School for 35 more mentors who joined them in boosting student success stories.
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03/24/2014 - February Real Estate Closings continue drop-off

03/21/2014 - Eureka proposes new community initiative program

03/21/2014 - Mesquite City Manager addresses community concerns

03/21/2014 - Lonetti gives Johnson, Coache water right ownership

03/21/2014 - More construction starts Monday in Virgin River gorge

03/20/2014 - Lonetti’s Water focus of VVWD lawsuits

03/20/2014 - Jobs, economy, Obamacare on Congressional Candidate’s mind-Video

03/19/2014 - Pioneer Blvd road repair starts soon-Video

03/18/2014 - ‘Scammer Mom’ gets year in jail

03/18/2014 - Innis speaks out on IRS scandal, racism-Video

03/17/2014 - Innis weighs in on Energy, Gold Butte, Margins Tax-Video

03/15/2014 - Power, Water Board Election Candidates finalized

03/14/2014 - Republican Congressional Candidate Innis speaks out on issues – Part I

03/13/2014 - Councilman Discusses Econ Development with Chamber-Video

03/12/2014 - Mesquite eliminated from new warehouse business consideraton

03/12/2014 - Council delays action on Union contract

03/11/2014 - Another try at Cattle Round-up may be imminent

03/10/2014 - February Building Permits double in value

03/10/2014 - Man involved in MPD Shoot-out sentenced

03/07/2014 - Theatre Group Cuts Capers in “Anything Goes”

03/07/2014 - February Restaurant Review – Could your kitchen pass

03/06/2014 - Mesquite is Mad About Movies

03/06/2014 - Testimony reveals antics of former VVWD General Manager

03/05/2014 - Start practicing 10-digit telephone dialing

03/05/2014 - Water Board says No to most agenda items - Video

03/05/2014 - Two Bulldogs make All-League, FitzSimons named Coach of the Year

03/04/2014 - No wage hikes in new City Employee Union Contract

03/04/2014 - City releases statement on Subdivision methane gas problem

03/03/2014 - Mesquite January Visitor Volume soars like Hot Air Balloon

03/03/2014 - Water District, Power District Election filings open today

02/28/2014 - Old Mesquite Landfill Methane gas leaks threaten nearby homes

02/27/2014 - Bridge improvement work progresses in I-15 Virgin River Gorge

02/27/2014 - Mesquite City Council approves Recreation fee increases-Video

02/27/2014 - Masterminding the Water District 2005 Water Share Purchase -Continuing Series

02/26/2014 - Mesquite City Council approves new Bikeway Plan-Video

02/26/2014 - MRBI future tabled by Mesquite City Council-Video

02/26/2014 - Mesquite Honors Its Finest with Annual Awards-Video

02/25/2014 - New Year brings slight dip in Mesquite real estate transactions

02/25/2014 - Mesquite Building Permits get off to slow start in January

02/25/2014 - Mesquite Teamsters Union Contract up for vote this week

02/24/2014 - Flight School opens in Mesquite

02/24/2014 - Mesquite Off-Road Weekend brings out the best-Video, Slideshows

02/24/2014 - Mesquite Is All Action, Arts, and Elegance-Slideshow

02/21/2014 - MCJ scores victories in all Court hearings

02/20/2014 - Former VVWD Hydrologist admits ownership in water right trade

02/19/2014 - VVWD Board approves Pioneer Blvd road repair -Video

02/17/2014 - Mesquite Was All Heart during Valentine Week

02/17/2014 - Mancuso celebrates 110th major milestone - Slideshow

02/14/2014 - Suspect in Mesquite double murder pleads guilty

02/14/2014 - Nevada AG rules against MRB in Open Meeting Law complaint

02/13/2014 - Attention Business Owners - MRB has money for you - Video

02/13/2014 - Mesquite Council approves RDA loan refinancing – Video

02/12/2014 - Mesquite celebrates Annie’s 110 birthday - Video

02/12/2014 - First Council to have actionable goals, Mesquite Mayor declares-Video

02/11/2014 - Exploring Domestic Violence in Mesquite-Part II-Video

02/10/2014 - Exploring Domestic Violence in Mesquite-Part I-Video

02/10/2014 - One Ring Phone calls are the latest scam

02/08/2014 - Beware of water insurance salesmen

02/07/2014 - Restaurant inspections go well in January

02/06/2014 - Plane crash averted, Pilot lands safely - Slideshow

02/05/2014 - December Visitor Volume biggest jump in seven years

02/04/2014 - 'Road to somewhere' denied, appeal process started

01/31/2014 - City Manager, Attorney discuss supposed mayoral controversy

01/30/2014 - New Adventure Park coming to Mesquite

01/30/2014 - Taking Nominations for NV Senior Citizen of the Year

01/29/2014 - Golf Tourney wins national award, Police Officers commended - Video

01/29/2014 - Mesa View welcomes Family Medicine doctor to Mesquite

01/29/2014 - December Real Estate transactions close out good year

01/29/2014 - City Attorney addresses rumors, innuendoes from Mayor’s absence-Video

01/28/2014 - Surprise announcements highlight Mesquite Business Preview - Video

01/27/2014 - Head VVHS Football Coach stepping down

01/27/2014 - Soccer swarms Mesquite - Slideshow

01/27/2014 - Soaring high with Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Fest - Slideshow

01/27/2014 - Crime Spree Ends With Two Arrests

01/27/2014 - Motion granted MCJ to quash one set of subpoenas

01/24/2014 - Hardy ready to announce Congressional candidacy – Part II

01/23/2014 - Restrictions in Effect for I-15 Repaving Near Moapa Valley

01/23/2014 - Hardy ready to announce Congressional candidacy – Part I

01/13/2014 - A Magical Collaboration in Clay - Video

12/23/2013 - Virgin River Gorge bridge improvements scheduled for I-15

12/19/2013 - MCJ Editor Publisher slaps back at subpoenas in Water District lawsuits

12/17/2013 - MCJ Editor Publisher slapped with six subpoenas in Water District lawsuit

03/11/2013 - MCJ Sets New Policy for Article Comments

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