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Mesquite Local News

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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 […]
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    Courtesy PhotoLt. John Woods in a training photo. The Mesquite Police Department is saying goodbye to a long serving police officer this week. Lieutenant John Woods has officially retired as a police officer after more than 22 years of honorable service. Lt. Woods began his career with the Mesquite Police […]
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    Sherman R. Frederick/Battle Born Media Our governor and his public health advisors like to say they make all pandemic decisions based on science. That’s a fib, of course. What the scientific community doesn’t know about COVID-19 far exceeds what it does know, which is exhibited by the wildly varying advice […]
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    The Picture of the Week is compiled by the staff of the Mesquite Local News. If you have a picture you’d like us to consider, send to our publisher at shermfrederick@gmail.com.
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    Marjorie “Slim” Woodruff/Writers on the Range Usually, I work as an educator at the bottom of Grand Canyon National Park. These days, because of the coronavirus, the park remains closed. It’s a good thing, because for some unknown reason, visitors here seemed to feel immune to a disease that thrives […]
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    The City of Mesquite issued this announcement: Wednesday evening April 29 from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. April 30, Grapevine Rd will again be closed from Pioneer Blvd to Mesquite Blvd. This will be to complete the asphalt paving for the newly installed Southwest Gas lines. Mesquite Bluffs residents will […]

St George News

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    September 14, 1924 — July 2, 2020 Andrew Hales Barnum, 95, passed away on July 2, 2020. Andrew was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Mesquite, Nevada, to Charles Andrew and Jennie (Hughes) Barnum. He was the eighth of nine children. On May 19, 1944, He married Delsey Verna Miles (Woodbury) […]
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    CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — When a patient visits a doctor’s office, often one of the first points of contact is the physician assistant. These highly trained medical professionals go through extensive schooling and training rotations in order to properly care for the patients they see. For Desert Pain Specialists, finding the […]
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    ST. GEORGE — In case you missed it, here is your weekend recap of the top five most viewed stories published on St. George News from Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28. See the related stories at the bottom of this page for five honorable mention stories. ‘One of our more active […]
  • by Aspen Stoddard
    ST. GEORGE — More than a hundred fires blazed through brush across Southern Utah and Mesquite, Nevada, Saturday night, threatening some structures and lighting up the Black Hill beneath Tech Ridge. St. George City Fire Chief Robert Stoker told St. George News that from about 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. […]
  • by Ryne Williams
    ST. GEORGE — Two men from Southern Utah were arrested June 25 in Mesquite, Nevada, after police say a K-9 unit detected methamphetamine in their car. Prior to the arrest, one of the men allegedly tried to escape by running across Interstate 15. According to the probable cause statement filed in […]
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    ST. GEORGE — In case you missed it, here is your weekend recap of the top five most viewed stories published on St. George News from Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28. See the related stories at the bottom of this page for five honorable mention stories. Southern Utah shatters one-day high […]
  • by Mori Kessler
    ST. GEORGE — A highway traffic stop yielded nearly 18 pounds of marijuana in various forms and two felony arrests for the Mesquite Police Department earlier this week. Conner Carreon, 29, and Armira Carreon, 21, both of Mendota, Illinois, were pulled over for a traffic violation in the construction zone […]
  • by Chris Reed
    ST. GEORGE — The intensive care unit at Dixie Regional Medical Center nearly reached capacity this week, and is still in danger of doing so, because of a continued upsurge in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in the region. The diminishing ability for the largest hospital in the region to be […]
  • by Ryne Williams
    ST. GEORGE — The search of a vehicle during a traffic stop by a Mesquite police officer June 18 led to the discovery of a variety of drugs, including marijuana, cannabis concentrate, mushrooms, methamphetamine and ecstasy. The three adults in the car were arrested following the traffic stop. The suspects […]
  • by Chris Reed
    ST. GEORGE — Gov. Gary Herbert announced in a Wednesday afternoon press conference that there will be no further downgrades in the state’s coronavirus color risk level for any part of the state for the next two weeks, leaving Washington and Iron counties in yellow status. Updated 10:30 p.m. Masks […]

Sparks Tribune

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    By Sherman R. Frederick It’s a brave new world out there and nothing illustrates that more than the decision about in-person school this fall. Everyone wants school to resume, of course. But fears of the ill-understood coronavirus make things complicated.  America’s pediatricians weighed in last week strongly advocating that communities […]
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    Andrew Barbano How does it feel to get a taste of martial law? Reno did last weekend. Czar Donaldov is threatening a military takeover in the name of quashing them their uppity black folk. Don’t they know how good they’ve got it here? Not really. The son and grandson of […]
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    April 18, 1923 – May 24, 2020. Melba McFarland died peacefully Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Portland Oregon.  She was 97 years old. Melba Trigueiro was born and raised in Reno, Nevada on April 18, 1924 to Jose Caytano Trigueiro and Maude Lillian Wright. She ultimately graduated with a BA from […]
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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 of the […]
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    This is a press release from the City of Reno: Reno, Nevada (May 31, 2020) — Out of an abundance of caution for public safety, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve has issued a mandatory curfew within the Reno city limits starting at 5:30 p.m. tonight, Sunday, May 31. The curfew will […]
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    By Kayla Anderson Sparks Tribune In mid-May, Governor Steve Sisolak announced that it is looking at June 4 for when Nevada casinos can reopen as part of its next phase of reopening as long as they follow proper health code and safety protocols to keep their patrons protected. Therefore, Reno […]
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    Cancer patients and survivors are finding it increasingly challenging to get necessary health care as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Many are experiencing financial stress and mental health issues as they try to navigate the difficult health and economic environment. An American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) survey of […]
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    Sherman R. Frederick Battle Born Media Ever had a dream that makes perfect sense when you wake, but by the time you brush your teeth it sounds completely mad? Some coronavirus task force meetings around the country must be like that. For example, how did the new rules on tennis […]
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    By Kayla AndersonSparks Tribune When the Reed High School softball team went down to Las Vegas to play in the Bishop Gorman softball tournament on March 12-14, they had no idea that it would be their last games of the season. For Raiders sisters Cailyn and Danyelle Leone, it was […]
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    By Kayla AndersonSparks Tribune Coronavirus cases continue to rise, but the growth has been slow which may be an indication that the curve is starting to flatten. Therefore, Nevada governor Steve Sisolak announced plans for the first phase of nonessential business reopening. Here are the latest statistics, plans, and ways […]

Mineral County Independent-News

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    By Kayla Anderson MCIN The 2020 Primary Election is coming up on June 9 and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things are run a little differently this year. Mineral County active registered voters have probably already noticed that they received their sample ballots in the mail and will make their […]
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    By Kayla AndersonMCIN Two months ago, El Capitan Casino closed down due to the coronavirus, and ever since General Manager Glenn Carns has been holding down the fort hoping it all would pass soon so that his 50-60 furloughed employees could come back to work.Fortunately, last week Governor Steve Sisolak […]
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    By Kayla Anderson MCIN The staff at P&P Hair Designs recently reopened their doors last weekend to do people’s hair and nails, but the salon isn’t like how it used to be. “We were allowed to open at 50 percent capacity,” P&P Hair Designs Owner Paula Reed says. Under the […]
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    By Kayla Anderson MCIN The Mineral County High School Class of 2020 started out on a roll this year. Its senior-led boys varsity basketball team won the state championship and the girls basketball team was the state runner-up. “We have quite a talented group of athletes and academics,” Mineral County […]
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    MCIN When the 2020 Armed Forces Day festivities were canceled in Hawthorne, it was a big blow to a town that prides itself as America’s Patriotic Home. On the third weekend of May for the last 70 years, the town is filled to the brim with residents of the past […]
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    By Harold FullerSpecial to MCIN Hawthorne’s 2020 annual Armed Forces Day celebration will probably be remembered in years to come as the one knocked out by the coronavirus. A sad time for our community and the whole world.Our first AFD was a much happier time.The Armed Forces Day celebration in […]
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    By Dave Maxwell MCIN Mineral County commissioners dealt with the governor’s Phase I plan to allow many businesses in the state to reopen following specific guidelines.In published reports, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced on May 7 plans to begin gradually lifting stay-at-home orders and business closures.Sisolak issued emergency orders Mar. 12 […]
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    By Dave Maxwell MCINBanners and posters with pictures of the 2020 senior class of Mineral County High School will be allowed to be placed on poles along Main Street in Hawthorne.The idea presented by Hawthorne Elementary principal Stephanie Keuhey was approved by the Board of County Commissioners at their regular […]
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    By Dave MaxwellMCIN Like other counties in the state, Mineral County is struggling with budget concerns, in part because of the Covid-19 pandemic.Discussions at the county commission meeting May 6 addressed several of the issues the county is presently facing.Vice chair Christine Hoferer said the ending fund balance for the […]
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    By Kayla Anderson/Battle Born Media Established in 1977, the Consolidated Agencies of Human Services (CAHS) in Hawthorne has been a saving grace for people who need some help getting through tough times. Therefore, they are fully prepared to help those in financial stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. CAHS mainly provides […]