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Mesquite Local News

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    Odessa King of Las Vegas and formerly of Mesquite NV passed away on July 1st, 2020 at Blue Sky Manor in Las Vegas, NV. She was born on September 26, 1926 in Stratford Oklahoma the daughter of the late Doyle and Meedie Wootten. She had 6 siblings. Her brother Glenn […]
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    The City of Mesquite is pleased to announce an additional day of testing:  the Covid-19 testing will be offered on TUESDAY and THURSDAY from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. of every week, for residents of Mesquite, Bunkerville, Moapa Valley and Mohave County. It is free and will be processed by […]
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    On Friday July 10, 2020, Brenda Jean Anderson Taylor, our beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend returned to the arms of Our Heavenly Father at her home in Fountain Green surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 57. She was born November 30, 1962 to Lee E […]
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    LAS VEGAS — A press secretary for U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford of Nevada is no longer working for the Democratic congressman after a conservative web- site published an article detailing old tweets in which she used racial and anti- gay slurs.An article posted by The National Pulse last week identified […]
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    The city of Mesquite issues this statement regarding the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In light of the nationwide protests and current events, the City of Mesquite feels it is important to release an official statement regarding peacefully protesting and the city’s roles and responsibilities. […]
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    By Sherman R. Frederick A funny thing happened to Nevada’s Gov. Steve Sisolak on his way to a press conference. He didn’t show.  This wasn’t just any press conference. This was probably the most important press conference to date in the governor’s tenure: He was set to announce the details […]
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    The Mesquite Police Department has resumed fingerprinting services with limited hours of operation and has implemented safety precautions related to COVID-19. Livescan fingerprinting as well as fingerprint cards are available Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to Noon and on Thursdays from Noon until 2 p.m., and appointments are not required.  The […]
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    Sherman R. Frederick/Battle Born Media I have a burr under my saddle about the newest COVID-19 craze — mandatory face masks. I’m not going to hate on anyone for asking me to wear a face mask during the Age of Coronavirus. I get the angst. But can one our public […]
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    Linda Eckersley (Harris) Linda, age 75, was born July 21, 1944 in San Francisco CA and raised by William (Bill) and Valaine Harris. She grew up in Salt Lake City & Kaysville, Utah and attended Davis High school. She married Bryan Eckersley in 1966. Shortly after starting their family, they […]

St George News

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    CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — Mesquite Gaming, owner of the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino and the Virgin River Hotel & Casino, recently partnered with the digital bingo application sidePlayR to deliver an updated infrastructure to the Virgin River Hotel & Casino’s existing bingo hall. Since implementation in September, the Virgin River Hotel […]
  • by Chris Reed
    ST. GEORGE — The Virgin Mountain Fire that has driven a majority of the smoke over St. George in the past 24 hours remains at 0% containment. The smoke stream from both this fire and the Southern California wildfires has been moving more north on Wednesday but is expected to […]
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    SOUTHERN UTAH — The weekend is almost here, and that means it’s time to look for adventure – whether it’s something fun, inspiring, educational or entertaining. Take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends, and keep the adventure going all weekend […]
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    ST. GEORGE — An abundance of smoke from wildfires in Nevada, Arizona and California is making its presence known in Southern Utah and Mesquite, Nevada, Tuesday afternoon. A dark-gray cloud of smoke could be seen creeping into the St. George area, with some residents reporting ash falling and the sun […]
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    CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — Rodeo fans young and old packed the stands of the Dixie Sunbowl on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights as the St. George Lions Club hosted their 86th annual Dixie Roundup Rodeo in the heart of downtown. Jeff Twitchell, chairman of the Dixie Roundup Rodeo committee, estimated that […]
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    ST. GEORGE — Two individuals suspected of committing a robbery in Santa Clara were arrested in Mesquite, Nevada Monday after both were found in a U-Haul truck by an off-duty police officer. Jerry Michael Davies, 46, of Grand Junction, Colorado, and 29-year-old Virginia Mae Wibbens, of St. George, were arrested […]
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    SOUTHERN UTAH — The weekend is almost here, and that means it’s time to look for adventure – whether it’s something fun, inspiring, educational or entertaining. Take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends, and keep the adventure going all weekend […]
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    CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in adults 55 and up. By the age of 65, about half of adults have a cataract. By age 75, almost everyone has some form of cataract. Fortunately, advanced cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants allow many to have […]
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    CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — People living with chronic or acute pain may at last find relief – and hope – through regenerative medicine treatments offered by Desert Pain Specialists. Desert Pain Specialists is a team of board-certified physicians seeking to improve quality of life for the Southern Utah community through innovative […]
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    SOUTHERN UTAH — The weekend is almost here, and that means it’s time to look for adventure – whether it’s something fun, inspiring, educational or entertaining. Take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends, and keep the adventure going all weekend […]

Sparks Tribune

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    By Kayla Anderson Sparks Tribune It seems like ever since the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation in March, people have been escaping the cities to hide out in the mountains where there’s more space and access to the outdoors. Then summer came around and destination spots like Lake Tahoe that […]
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    “Democracy without education becomes tyranny without limitation.” Our version of representative government found a toehold because the population of the colonies in the late 18th Century had a respectable level of education. So stated one of my college history profs who mentioned the above quote, some version of which goes […]
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    By Kayla Anderson Sparks Tribune City of Sparks Mayor Ron Smith passed away on Friday, August 21, following his two-year battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 71. As a Sparks resident for more than 35 years, Smith had a visible passion for his community, eventually running for (and […]
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    Harry Spencer One of the social mores that all athletes practice is calling their fellow teammates by their last name or a nickname. Hence the above headline which immortalizes the sobriquet most often used for the late Dick Trachok. The practice of using the surname probably had its genesis in […]
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    By Kayla Anderson Sparks Tribune School started on August 18 with only a few in-person sessions and canceled school days due to poor air quality, therefore we’re still in the early days of knowing how Covid will affect students and families. As of August 31, there have been 16 total […]
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    Harry Spencer atching the Democrat convention and the Republican convention over the past two weeks revealed that they were a study in contrasts.  The Democrat version was strictly a virtual presentation where the Dems trotted out a number of antediluvian swamp dwellers who attempted to paint candidate Joe Biden as […]
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    Sherman R. Frederick Battle Born Media The Associated Press reports that “U.S. unemployment dropped sharply in August from 10.2 percent to a still-high 8.4 percent with about half the 22 million jobs lost to the coronavirus outbreak recovered so far.” This indicates a likely “V” shaped recovery rather than a […]
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    When I saw him on the stage My hands were clenched in fists of rage No angel born in hell Could break that Satan’s spell  – Don MacLean he Mahatmas have spoken. The great Baltimore Evening Sun columnist HL Mencken originated what has morphed into “Nobody ever went broke underestimating […]
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    By Kayla AndersonSparks Tribune It’s been a tough six months for Nevada’s restaurants and bars due to the current Covid health pandemic but with a little ingenuity and creative thinking, a few local businesses have found a way to quickly pivot and persevere. For instance, down in Sparks’ Victorian Square […]
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    By Kayla Anderson Sparks Tribune The housing market in Reno/Sparks is off the hook right now with real estate inventory flying off the shelves amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Typically inventory is stable during the summer because sellers will put their houses on the market in the months of April, May, […]

Mineral County Independent-News

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    Sherman R. Frederick Battle Born Media The Associated Press reports that “U.S. unemployment dropped sharply in August from 10.2 percent to a still-high 8.4 percent with about half the 22 million jobs lost to the coronavirus outbreak recovered so far.” This indicates a likely “V” shaped recovery rather than a […]
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    To the Parents/Families of Mineral County School District: Thank you all for the patience and understanding you showed the schools and teachers during the spring school closure.  In order to provide consistent information for all parents/families, this notification is being provided.  The information is for all parents/families of students with children in […]
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    By Dave Maxwell MCIN County commissioners are concerned that people not wearing masks in public places in Mineral County will cause Governor Sisolak to reinstate Phase I of the state shutdown. After an increased number of COVID-19 cases reported statewide, as well as in Cark County in mid-July, Sisolak mandated that […]
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    By Dave Maxwell  MCIN Discussion was held at the commission meeting July 15 to adopt a resolution regarding the need for an experienced, qualified comptroller for Mineral County. Christine Hoferer said Mineral County is one of the last three counties in the state that does not have a comptroller. A comptroller is […]
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    By Dave Maxwell  MCIN Mineral County Fire Chief Chris Lawrence talked about the new ambulance the county has been using the past couple of months.    “We were in dire need of a new one. We had a 2011 Mercedes van, but it doesn’t really have a lot of room […]
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    No one expects the Spanish Inquisition, as the classic Monty Python skit goes. The National Football League’s Washington Redskins found that out first hand when their team name — the Redskins — fell to the Inquisition of the Woke last week.  Not sure what the new name will be, but […]
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    By Dave Maxwell  MCIN Mineral County Commission chair Chris Hegg confirmed this week there will not be a pool season this summer.   He reported, “We got a new pump filter system installed and working. But with the season down to 4 weeks at best and the governor may go back […]
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    By Kayla Anderson MCIN The Mineral County School District finally got through the end of the 2020-21 school year amidst the coronavirus pandemic, but their work is not over yet.  On April 29, the Nevada Department of Education released a directive that requires schools to follow the guidelines listed in […]
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    By Dave Maxwell MCIN A new bronze statue of a bighorn sheep standing by a rock next to a welcome to Hawthorne sign has been set up on property near the McDonald’s restaurant in town. Robert Mathias, chairman of the Mineral County Sportsman’s Club, said the statue was cast last […]
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    MCIN Mineral County High School principal Rick Taylor has been investigated by authorities for allegedly saying inappropriate things to several female students, according to a Reno television report. KOLO TV said the Mineral County Sheriff ’s Office investigated the reports and determined no laws had been broken. The investigator, though, […]
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