City News


Neon to Nature app

posted Nov 18, 2014, 9:41 AM by Aaron Baker

There’s an app for that! The Southern Nevada Health District recently launched a new app for smart phones that can help Southern Nevadans connect to southern Nevada's 600+miles of walking paths and trails. The app can be downloaded through the Apple Store for iOS devices:https://appsto.re/us/sTYf3.i or from Google Play for Android:  http://bit.ly/1zirwNo. For additional information, visit the Get Healthy Clark County website, www.GetHealthyClarkCounty.org.

The Neon to Nature app allows users to find urban or rural trails and parks in neighborhoods throughout southern Nevada. Detailed information about each trail is provided such as its location, distance, surface type, and its level of difficulty as well as photos and available amenities. Trail maps are included and the app can be bookmarked.


Neon to Nature was launched in 2011 as an online tool to help residents and visitors find trails and paths that suited their needs and abilities. Visithttp://www.gethealthyclarkcounty.org/neon2nature/findatrail.php to access Neon to Nature.

Get Healthy Clark County, www.GetHealthyClarkCounty.org and the Spanish-language site, Viva Saludable, www.VivaSaludable.org also offer information about smoking cessation, injury prevention, and resources for a healthier lifestyle.

Updated information about the Southern Nevada Health District can be found on Facebook www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaHealthDistricton YouTube  www.youtube.com/SNHealthDistrict  or Twitterwww.twitter.com/SNHDinfoThe health district is now available in Spanish on Twitterwww.twitter.com/TuSNHD. Don’t have a Twitter account? Follow the health district on your phone by texting “follow SNHDinfo” to 40404.

HOLIDAY ROUTE CHANGES for GARBAGE SERVICE

posted Nov 17, 2014, 2:41 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Nov 17, 2014, 2:42 PM ]

                                THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

        (Affects garbage service on Thursday, November 27, 2014)

Due to the holiday the garbage service for Residential Trash service (90 gallon containers) will be altered during the week of November 24-27, 2014 as follows:

Monday, November 24 – will remain the same (no change).
Tuesday, November 25 – will remain the same (no change).
Wednesday, November 26 – will remain the same (no change).
Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving Day) – there will be NO garbage service.

NO containers will be picked up on Thursday.  Virgin Valley Disposal will pick your container up on Friday, November 28th.  (Make sure you place your container out on the street on Friday, November 28th, by 6:00 am).

"When I was a Child" Writing Workshop

posted Nov 7, 2014, 5:48 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Nov 7, 2014, 5:48 PM ]

On November 21, the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum will host a workshop taught by local historian Geraldine Zarate on how to record personal stories.  Ms. Zarate will share ideas on how to get started writing histories and tips and tricks on how to see the project through to completion.  In addition to recording basic genealogical information, personal and family stories make great Christmas presents. The writing workshop will start at 2 p.m. in the Art Classroom next to the Museum.  


Geraldine White Zarate is a lifetime Mesquite resident and a local history buff.  Ms. Zarate used her unique knowledge of the area and excellent writing skills to pen the recently published “Mesquite and The Virgin Valley.” She is also an accomplished artist with pieces on display at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery. The Museum is grateful for her time and effort.  


For more information about this event and the Museum, find us on Facebook at MesquiteNVMuseum or stop by the Museum at 35 W. Mesquite Blvd.  The Museum is open Tu-Sa 10 am to 4 pm.


Making Arrowheads with Kelly Beeson

posted Nov 7, 2014, 5:04 PM by Aaron Baker

On November 22 at 2 pm, the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum will host an arrowhead making activity with Kelly Beeson. The event will be in the pavilion area located between the Museum and Fine Arts Gallery. Due to the nature of the arrowhead making, participants must be at least 12 years old to participate. Class space is limited so those wishing to participate should contact the Museum. Materials will be provided as part of the class.


Kelly Beeson is a local artist and resident of Mesquite. She has years of experience with Native American artwork. Her pieces can also be found on display at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery and other local venues.  The Museum is grateful for Kelly’s time and effort in teaching this class.


For more information about this event and the Museum, find us on Facebook at MesquiteNVMuseum or stop by the Museum at 35 W. Mesquite Blvd.  The Museum is open Tu-Sa 10 am to 4 pm.

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

posted Nov 6, 2014, 8:01 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Nov 6, 2014, 8:01 AM ]



The City of Mesquite Athletics & Leisure Services Department would like to inform the community of our holiday hours schedule for the upcoming holiday that will affect The Mesquite Recreation Center and The Mesquite Community/Senior Center hours of operation.

 

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause; the hours of operation will go as followed:

 


*Mesquite Recreation Center Hours:

 

·         Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Hours of Operation: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

§  Veterans Day

 

*Mesquite Community/Senior Center Hours:

 

·         Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Hours of Operation: CLOSED

§  Veterans Day 

 

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. 

DROP-IN BASKETBALL

posted Nov 6, 2014, 7:57 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Nov 6, 2014, 7:59 AM ]

Adult Basketball “drop in mornings & nights” for ages 16 and above, is scheduled to begin November 6, 2014. Those interested are invited to come participate in pickup games or just shoot around on your own. (This program is for the Basketball Gym Only.) 

 

The “Drop In” times and days will consist of the following: Monday mornings from 5:00 – 7:00am and Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00PM.


The gym will be set up for the ‘drop in basketball’ program and will run to the end of February 2015.

There is a fee for the drop in unless you have a membership with the Recreation Facility; please inquire at the Recreation Center for this.

 

Wear comfortable clothing, NON MARKING SOLED SHOES ARE REQUIRED.

No food or sports drinks are allowed in the gym area.

 

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 Stay connected with us via social media. Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.

 

Election Results Are In

posted Nov 5, 2014, 1:18 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Nov 5, 2014, 1:19 PM ]



The results of the 2014 General Election are in.   Interested in finding out who our leaders will be?  

Please follow the links below to find out the results.  


State- and Federal-based Election Results

The Clark County results will be officially canvassed at the Clark County Commission on November 12, 2014.

Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra Inaugural Concert

posted Oct 29, 2014, 9:08 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Oct 30, 2014, 2:54 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Mesquite-based Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra will hold its inaugural concert on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the Mesquite Community Theater (150 N Yucca St).  The Orchestra will present an evening with Beethoven and will be under the direction of Dr. Selmer Spitzer.

Tickets are available at Danielle's Chocolates, the Chamber of Commerce, Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery and the Theater Box Office.

Veterans Day Parade & Celebration

posted Oct 14, 2014, 3:33 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 4:44 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On November 1, 2014, the Veterans Day Parade Committee will hold their annual parade.  This year's theme is Our Veterans - Our Heroes.  There will be an 8 am memorial service.  The parade will start at 10 am.

To get involved in this private event, please contact, Al Litman, Chairman, at (702) 346-113 7 or e-mail rabbits@rconnects.com or Pat Straley, Committee Member, at (702) 346-3268 or e-mail straley@cascadeaccess.com.


*  The Veterans Day Parade Committee is a private group and is not affiliated with the City of Mesquite.

Upcoming Cancer Charity Event

posted Oct 9, 2014, 11:25 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 4:46 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Zumbathon Charity Event Dance for the Cure sponsored by the Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services-Senior Services Division and the Mesquite/Overton Zumba Fitness Instructors on Thursday, October 23rd at the Mesquite Recreation Center from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. $5 per person.

 Shirts are $15.00 and will be available for sale at the Recreation Center and the Community/Senior Center. If you would like to pre-order your shirt, please contact Griseyda or Krissy at the Mesquite Senior/Community Center. Shirts are being sold in limited quantities. Order yours today!

Monetary Donations are welcome (month of October) at the Mesquite Senior Center and the Recreation Center. This will give those that will be out of town or cannot attend, the opportunity to show their support to this great cause.

Thank you in advanced for your support! 

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Mesquite Cancer Help Society.

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