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4TH OF JULY AT EUREKA CASINO RESORT TO INCLUDE NEVADA POPS ORCHESTRA AND FIREWORKS

posted Jun 23, 2015, 9:51 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jun 23, 2015, 9:51 AM ]

Spectators will enjoy music with a rock and roll twist and a brilliant fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day

Eureka Casino Resort is proud to host “Rockets over the Red Mesa” on Saturday, July 4. The Nevada POPS Orchestra will be back again with a full 32-piece orchestra performing a 75-minute program with a rock and roll twist. Vocalist, Bruce Ewing, from Vegas shows such as Phantom and Forever Plaid, will accompany the orchestra with rock and roll classics from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

“The Eureka Community Initiative is thrilled to yet again host this essential community celebration.  Fire works on the 4th are always fun, but having a live orchestra of the size and capability of the Nevada Pops accompany those fireworks is really a special way to celebrate this most patriotic of holidays.” said Greg Lee, President of Eureka Casino.

 This free event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a community vendor village and DJ. The celebration continues with a live performance from the Nevada POPS Orchestra at 8:00 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:00 p.m. The orchestra will accompany the fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day in true American style. This is a family friendly event and everyone is invited to attend. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs to the viewing area, which will be set up behind the Eureka Casino Resort.

 When:             Saturday, July 4, 2014

                        4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m Smokehouse BBQ Buffet in Town Square

6:00 p.m. Community Vendor Village

                        8:00 p.m. Live Performance by the Nevada POPS Orchestra

                        9:00 p.m. “Rockets over the Red Mesa” Fireworks Show

 

Where:            Eureka Casino Resort

                        275 Mesa Blvd.

                        Mesquite, NV 89027

 

Mesquite Recreation & Community/Senior Center Facility Holiday Hours – 2015

posted Jun 22, 2015, 10:47 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jun 22, 2015, 10:47 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:

 

·         Friday & Saturday, July 3 & 4, 2015. Hours of Operation: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

§  Independence Day

 

*Mesquite Community/Senior Center Hours:

 

·         Friday, July 3, 2015. Hours of Operation: Closed

§  Independence 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.

 

Defining Heat Disorders and Warning Signs

posted Jun 22, 2015, 10:39 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jun 22, 2015, 10:40 AM ]



There is 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 all 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. 

Mesquite City Manager Andy Barton to Hold Community Forum

posted Jun 18, 2015, 2:22 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jun 22, 2015, 10:40 AM ]


Community members are invited to meet with Andy Barton, Mesquite City Manager, at 12:00 pm on Thursday, June 25. This open forum will be held at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery located at 15 W Mesquite Blvd., 

SUMMER YOUTH CAMP

posted Jun 11, 2015, 9:52 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Jun 22, 2015, 9:16 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]


For both parents and kids, it's never too early to start thinking about summer programs. Parents are concerned with ensuring that their children are engaged in activities that keep their minds and bodies active when school lets out for the summer. Youngsters eagerly anticipate the free time, and simply want to ha ve fun and learn something new. The Mesquite Recreation and Parks Department’s Summer Youth Camps are a solution designed to keep everyone happy this summer. The hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday (No early drop-off or late pick-up). The camp is designed for boys and girls ages kindergarten to 5th grade.  Must be potty trained. 
  • The (1) First session of Summer Camp begins June 15 – June 25, 2015, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Sixty camp spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The camp is designed for boys and girls ages kindergarten to 5th grade
  • The (2) Second session of Summer Camp begins July 6 – July 16, 2015, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Sixty camp spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The camp is designed for boys and girls ages kindergarten to 5th grade
  • The (3) Third session of Summer Camp begins July 27 – August 06, 2015, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Sixty camp spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The camp is designed for boys and girls ages kindergarten to 5th grade

 Children are required to bring a towel, swim suit, a sack lunch, a snack and a bottle of water; if your child is not a skilled swimmer they will be required to bring a lifejacket during swim time and will wear it during swim time (Lifejackets must be Coast Guard Approved). Activities will be held at the Mesquite Recreation Center & the Mesquite Campus Deuce facility.

 The pick-up and drop off locations will be held at the Mesquite Deuce Campus, 150 N. Yucca Suite # 1 (Old Library). 

 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

Museum Celebrating Fathers

posted Jun 4, 2015, 3:27 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jun 22, 2015, 9:10 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum is celebrating Father’s Day.  Pop by the Museum for a Father’s Day treat between June 16 and 20.  


The first observance of "Father's Day" was on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia, in the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South.  Interestingly, it was not until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as “Father's Day.”  Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law.


Fathers, thanks, we appreciate you.


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 Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vacant Committee Assignment

posted May 21, 2015, 9:12 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated May 27, 2015, 5:06 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The City of Mesquite is seeking a volunteer to fill a city-appointed vacancy on the Clark County Regional Flood Control District Citizen's Advisory Committee for a two-year term.  

The Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC) is an advisory body to the District. The CAC represents the community by advising the Board of local concerns regarding flood control matters and assists the Board in any other areas of concern when so directed by the Board. The CAC will also assist and participate in the development of public education and involvement programs.

The person selected will be required to travel to Las Vegas for meetings, as well as provide updates to the City Council and community during a council meeting.

Applicant must be a citizen of Nevada and a resident of Mesquite at the time of application.  Applications are available online or in-person from the City Clerk's Office at 10 East Mesquite Boulevard.  Applications are due Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM. 

For additional information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (702) 346-5295 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

​​Mesquite City Manager Andy Barton to Hold Community Forum

posted May 20, 2015, 11:45 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated May 20, 2015, 3:09 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Community members are invited to meet with Andy Barton, Mesquite City Manager, at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 28. This open forum will be held at Wolf Creek Golf Club located at 403 Paradise Pkwy.  This is an opportunity to ask questions, voice your concerns or just meet the City Manager.  

 

Hafen Park Splash Pad Ribbon Cutting

posted May 19, 2015, 4:23 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jun 2, 2015, 2:04 PM ]

Summer time is right around the corner, making it the ideal time for the opening of the new splash pad at Hafen Park.

We are proud to announce that City officials will be cutting the ribbon on the New Splash pad at Hafen Park on Friday, June 5, 2015. "Cutting the ribbon will allow us to get the formal ceremony out of the way and have Hafen Park Splash Pad open for the entire summer," stated Mayor Allan Litman. "This is a momentous occasion for our entire community. It wouldn't have been possible without the participation and dedication of the City Staff and the CDBG" “I also feel very strongly that community development leads the entire community to an enhanced economic development for the future”, added Litman.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 12:00 p.m. (NOON) Friday, June 5, 2015 at Hafen Park, located at 450 Hafen Lane., where the new splash pad will be open to the public.

“This is an exciting time for The City of Mesquite,” Nicholas F. Montoya, Interim Director. “We want to give a special thanks to Mayor, City Council, Dr. Brian Paulson, CDBG Community Development Coordinator, Public Works Director, Bill Tanner and the Athletic & Leisure Services Department.”

The Hafen Splash Pad project was mainly funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) the Community Resources Management Division of Clark County, Nevada and City funds. The project has been underway and in planning stages for almost a year, the facility includes an open lawn, the walking trail around the facility, a pavilion, nearby picnic areas, basketball court and shade canopy by the fish pond nearby. The Splash Pad is an above-ground play area with various water fountains and streams; it combines different water movements to entertain users.

Hafen Park splash pad will be open for public use after the ceremony. Children are encouraged to wear their swimsuits to the ribbon-cutting ceremony so they can play in the splash pad afterward. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs being served free to community after the ceremonies, cooked by the Mesquite Fire & Rescue Department.

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.

Memorial Day Service

posted May 19, 2015, 4:06 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated May 27, 2015, 5:07 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]



On Monday, May 25, at Veterans Park, there will be a memorial service.  The service starts at 7:45 a.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes. There will be a wreath laying by local police officers and firefighters, and the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Seating is limited, so participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs.

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