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Mesquite City Manager Andy Barton to Hold Community Forum

posted Jul 16, 2014, 2:50 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jul 18, 2014, 11:10 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Now showing photo 7, Holiday Inn Express and Suites hotel in Mesquite Nevada Entrance

Community members are invited to meet with Andy Barton, Mesquite City Manager, at noon on Thursday, July 24. This open forum will be held at The Holiday Inn Express located at 1030 West Pioneer Blvd. This is an opportunity to ask questions, voice your concerns or just meet the City Manager.  

Defining Heat Disorders and Warning Signs

posted Jul 10, 2014, 4:26 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated by Tyson Kennedy ]

There are several ways in which heat can affect a worker. Some of the effects of heat on the body are more serious than others; thus, it is essential to know the signs and symptoms of the various heat-related disorders, starting with the most severe. Please be aware of the symptoms and stay hydrated at all times!  Heat stroke is the most serious health problem for workers in hot environments, is caused by the failure of the body internal mechanism to regulate its core temperature. Sweating stops and the body can no longer rid itself of excess heat. Signs of heat stroke include:

·         Mental confusion, delirium. loss of consciousness, convulsions or coma

·         A body temperature of 106 degree Farenheight or higher

·         Hot dry skin which may be red, blotted or bluish

·         Throwing up, Dizziness & Stomach Cramps.  

Victims of Heat Stoke will die unless treated promptly. While medical help should be called, the victim must be removed immediately to a cool area and his or her clothing soaked with a cool water. He or she should be fanned vigorously to increase cooling. Prompt first aid can prevent permanent injury to the brain and other vital organs.

Heat exhaustion develops as a result of loss of fluid through sweating when a worker has failed to drink enough fluids. The worker with heat exhaustion still sweats, but experiences extreme weakness or fatigue, giddiness, nausea, or headache. The skin is clammy and moist, the complexion pale or flushed, and the body temperature normal or slightly higher. Treatment is usually simple: the victim should rest in a cool place and drink plenty of an electrolyte drink or water.

Heat cramps frequently occur in the extremities. They abruptly appear as a sudden charlie horse and limit movement of the involved arm or leg. Heat cramps may be painful, but spontaneously resolve over time. Heat cramps are caused by salt losses with sweating and are treated with electrolyte-balanced fluids, such as Gatorade, PowerAde and other electrolyte drinks.

Heat syncope occurs when a worker suddenly faints after standing for a long period. This fainting results from blood pooling in the legs, causing less blood to be delivered to the brain. Heat syncope may be treated by lying down or prevented by moving around while working.

Heat rash, also known as prickly heat, may occur in hot and humid environments where sweat is not easily removed from the surface of the skin by evaporation. When extensive or complicated by infection, heat rash can be so uncomfortable that it inhibits sleep and impedes a workers performance or even results in temporary total disability. It can be prevented by resting in a cool place and allowing the skin to dry. 

For more additional information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.

 

Recreation Center to Close for Annual Maintenance

posted Jul 10, 2014, 4:24 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jul 18, 2014, 11:11 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]


The Mesquite Recreation Center will be closed for annual maintenance, repairs, cleaning and special project work, August 24 - September 2, 2014 and will not be available for public use. “We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause,” said Nick Montoya, Associate Director, “these scheduled maintenance activities are essential and necessary to maintain a quality, clean and safe facility for our patrons.”  The Mesquite Recreation Center will re-open Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 5:00AM.

 

Online registration will be available for most of our programs; we will be offering some classes at the Deuce facility for adult and youth programs.

 

For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road. 

Sunshine Academy Pre-School New Student Enrollment

posted Jul 10, 2014, 4:22 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jul 18, 2014, 11:11 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]


The City of Mesquite Leisure Services Department New student registrations has begun for the Sunshine Academy pre-school classes for 3 to 5-year-olds are now being accepted by The Leisure Services Department.  

“Our program is designed to meet the needs and wants of both participants and parents. Activities are supervised, organized, diversified, and safe.” “said Janeece Noel, Recreation & Parks Department Lead Instructor”. “We know that we are helping to shape future leaders, teachers, mothers, and fathers and we take pride in the quality of our program. We incorporate fun, education, exploration, social interaction, and play. We believe that every child is important, and strive to include each and every child in our programs.” “Noel added”.

 There are a few items that all children participating in the Sunshine Academy program, will need a copy of their birth certificate, immunizations records, and physical from their physician and must be potty-trained and the appropriate age to participate in the academy program.

 For more additional information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road

National Water Safety Tips

posted Jul 10, 2014, 4:19 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jul 18, 2014, 11:10 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]


As a swimming pool owner, you know that safety is of the utmost importance, especially if you have young kids using your pool. While it’s crucial to be vigilant about water safety all year long, according to Safe Kids USA, drowning incidents increase by 89 percent from May through August. That’s why May has been named National Water Safety Month, which reminds parents, educators, kids and professionals about the importance of playing it safe in the pool.

 

What’s National Water Safety Month all about? The month-long effort is spearheaded by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, the American Red Cross, the National Recreation & Park Association and the World Waterpark Association. All of these organizations are dedicated to ensuring that Americans enjoy safe, pleasurable aquatic activities, at waterparks and resorts or in public swimming pools.

 

National Water Safety Month puts special emphasis on education about water safety, the importance of swimming lessons, and parental supervision by the pool, following pool rules and using the “buddy system,” reports the WWA. Whether you need guidance on one or all of these topics, all of the sponsoring organizations offer guides and tips for helping your family stay safe while swimming this summer.

 

Water Safety tips from the Nevada Recreation and Parks Society "Simple Steps Save Lives" Program

1. Staying close, being alert and watching children in and around the pool

  • Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water
  • Teach children basic water safety tips
  • Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments
  • Have a telephone close by when you or your family is using a pool or spa
  • If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first
  • Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors

2.  Learning and practicing water safety skills

  • Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim
  • Learn to perform CPR on children and adults, and update those skills regularly
  • Understand the basics of life-saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency

3.  Having appropriate equipment for your pool or spa

  • Install a four-foot or taller fence around the pool and spa and use self-closing and self-latching gates; ask your neighbors to do the same at their pools.
  • Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa.
  • If your house serves as a fourth side of a fence around a pool, install door alarms and always use them. For additional protection, install window guards on windows facing pools or spas.
  • Install pool and gate alarms to alert you when children go near the water
  • Ensure any pool and spa you use has compliant drain covers, and ask your pool service provider if you do not know
  • Maintain pool and spa covers in good working order
  • Consider using a surface wave or underwater alarm

 

For more additional information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.

 

Heavy traffic expected on I-15 through Independence Day holiday weekend

posted Jun 30, 2014, 1:34 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jul 7, 2014, 4:57 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


As the Independence Day holiday weekend nears, the Arizona Department of Transportation is reminding motorists traveling on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge corridor in Arizona, that construction on a series of bridge projects is underway.

 

Drivers with travel plans between Mesquite, Nevada and St. George, Utah are urged to plan ahead for likely delays in both directions through the work zones due to heavier traffic volume through the holiday weekend.

 

Considerable progress has been made to date on ADOT’s multiple bridge projects along Arizona’s I-15 corridor. The $2.8 million improvement project to upgrade the surfaces of Bridge No. 3 and No. 7 (mileposts 13 and 22) is nearly complete. One traffic restriction remains on the northbound side of Bridge No. 3, which is narrowed to one lane through the work zone.

 

The $27 million rehabilitation of Virgin River Bridge No. 6 (milepost 16), which is about 21 miles south of St. George, is expected to be complete in 2016. This significant construction project includes the replacement of the bridge’s superstructure (girders, deck and railings), as well as widening the roadway through the narrow passage of the gorge. 

 

The busiest travel times through the Gorge are Friday through Sundays. With limited alternate routes due to the remote location of the I-15 Virgin River Gorge corridor. ADOT urges drivers to plan ahead, allow extra travel time, slow down and drive carefully through the work zone. Please stay alert for construction equipment and personnel at all times.

 

To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at az511.govor call 511; outside of Arizona dial 1.888.411.ROAD (7623).

 

Summer Hours for the Mesquite Recreation Center and Pools

posted Jun 26, 2014, 2:49 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jul 7, 2014, 5:02 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Summer operating hours for the City of Mesquite Recreation Center 

Indoor and Outdoor Pools run from 

June 7 –  August 24, 2014


 

The Mesquite Recreation Center Hours will be:

Monday – Thursday    5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.             

Friday                        5:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday                    8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

Sunday                      9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

The Indoor Pool Hours will be:

Monday – Friday        5:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.             

Saturday                   8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Sunday                     9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

The Outdoor Pool Hours will be:

Monday – Friday        12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                       

Saturday                   10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.                       

Sunday                     9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

·         The outdoor pool will be available for lap swimmers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 5:00 – 6:45 A.M. (Beginning June 09, 2014)

 Summer/Seasonal Hours will begin June 09, 2014. 


Mesquite Recreation & Community/Senior Center Facility Holiday Hours – 2014

 *Mesquite Recreation Center Hours:

 

·         Friday, July 4, 2014. Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

§  Independence Day

 

      *Mesquite Community/Senior Center Hours:

 

·         Friday, July 4, 2014. Hours of Operation: CLOSED

§  Independence Day

Please note:

Indoor and Outdoor pool hours of operation are subject to change/closure for inclement weather, special events, classes, holiday hours, programs and for unforeseeable circumstances and accidents. 


For more additional information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road. 

4th of July Celebration

posted Jun 26, 2014, 2:41 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jul 7, 2014, 4:53 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]



City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services

& the Eureka Hotel & Casino 



Event Agenda: 

 

10 A.M. 3:30 P.M. Mesquite Recreation Center 

 

11 A.M. – 2 P.M. Outdoor Pool Swimming & Events: 

Snow Cones, Candy, Face Painting,

Chips & Soda available to purchase.

 

Activities planned for the Day & Evening 

Water Balloon toss

Watermelon Football

Face Painting

Music

Race the Guard

 

3:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. – EUREKA HOTEL & CASINO 

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm -- Backyard BBQ inside the Town Square Buffet 

6:00 pm - 8:00pm -- Community Vendor Village 

6:45 pm -- Charity Hot Dog Eating Contest

8:00 pm --   Nevada POPS Symphony 

9:00 pm   -- Fireworks accompanied by Nevada POPS

 

The Recreation Center that day, fireworks and concert are free to attend and is a continuing gift to the local community.

Mesquite City Manager Andy Barton to Hold Community Forum

posted Jun 17, 2014, 3:17 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jun 19, 2014, 5:26 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Community members are invited to meet with Andy Barton, Mesquite City Manager, at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26. This open forum will be held at The Eureka Hotel and Casino located at 275 Mesa Boulevard in the Bryce Canyon Room.  This is an opportunity to ask questions, voice your concerns or just meet the City Manager.  

Cindi Delaney Appointed Councilmember

posted Jun 3, 2014, 11:46 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jun 5, 2014, 4:20 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

During the May 27, 2014 Mesquite City Council meeting, the City Council appointed Cindi Delaney to fill the vacant council seat left by the appointment of Allan Litman as Mayor.  Now, the City Council has five members again. 

“I love Mesquite!” Delaney unabashedly declared about Mesquite.  “I have lived in and traveled through much of the United States.  And I have to say, there is something special about Mesquite.”

 In reference to her appointment, Delaney remarked, “I am so grateful for the confidence of the City Council and Mayor to appoint me to fill the council vacancy.  I want to bring to bear all my talents and resources to help Mesquite be the best city it can be.”

 Delaney has been a small business owner in Mesquite since 2005.  Mainly involved in mass media, Delaney started the first locally-owned and -operated newspaper and internet radio station.  She is also involved in a wide variety of local groups. 

 Councilmember Delaney’s appointment is until the next scheduled municipal election in November 2016.  

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