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All Mesquite area schools will be back in session starting Monday, August 25, 2014

posted Aug 20, 2014, 3:48 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Aug 25, 2014, 8:17 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]


               School Zones

 

Mesquite, Nv – All Mesquite area schools will be back in session starting Monday, August 25, 2014. The Mesquite Police Department would like to remind motorists and pedestrians of the city’s school zone locations and hours in which the reduced speeds will be enforced. All school zones within the city have been clearly marked as crosswalks and have proper signage warning motorist to slow down.

 

Virgin Valley Elementary School Zones:

·         Mesquite Boulevard and Arrowhead Lane is a 25 mile per hour school crossing zone from 7:30 am to 9:15 am and again at 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be crossing guards posted at this location to assist students crossing the roadway.

·         Sandhill Boulevard and Old Mill Road is a 25 mile per hour school crossing zone from 7:45 am to 9:15 am and again at 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be crossing guards posted at this location to assist students crossing the roadway.

 

Hughes Middle School:

·         Hafen Lane is a 15 mile per hour school crossing zone from 7:10 am to 7:55 am and again at 2:08 pm to 2:40 pm. Hafen Lane is extremely busy especially in the afternoon when the middle school aged children are released from school for the day. There are no crossing guards posted on Hafen Lane.

 

Visit the Mesquite Police Department’s Facebook page and Twitter page to receive additional information on back to school safety tips for motorists, students, and parents of students.

 

Department of Athletics & Leisure Services Organizes NFL, Punt, Pass and Kick Competition

posted Aug 20, 2014, 3:44 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Aug 25, 2014, 8:21 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]


The Mesquite area youth will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Department of Athletics and Leisure Services hosts an NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition has been scheduled for Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 6:30pm, at Hunter Sports Complex, field # 3 located at 500 West Mesquite Blvd. 

 

The competition is FREE and open to BOYS and GIRLS ages 6 to 15. Nicholas Montoya, Dept. Associate Director, This competition allows children to showcase their talents and skills in punting, passing, and kicking the football with scores based on distance and accuracy. The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick program has been a staple in the NFL for many years and we have had a few youth from the valley and surrounding areas qualify for the nationals, which are held at one of the home sites of a NFL Playoff game, Montoya adds. The age classification for participants is determined by their age as of December 31, 2014. The top finishers from each of the eight age groups at this competition will advance to a sectional competition.

 

No cleats are allowed during the competition, registration for the program will be taken the night of the event on location.

 

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.

 

Recreation Center to Close for Annual Maintenance

posted Aug 20, 2014, 3:14 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Aug 25, 2014, 10:07 AM ]



The Mesquite Recreation Center will be closed for annual maintenance, repairs, cleaning and special project work, August 24 - September 1, 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.

MESQUITE POLICE CAPTAIN APPOINTED TO NEVADA PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

posted Jul 31, 2014, 2:24 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Aug 7, 2014, 3:07 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Mesquite Police Captain Scott Taylor has been appointed by Governor Sandoval to serve as a member of the newly formed Nevada Public Safety Communications Committee (NPSCC).  The by-laws of the committee declare its purpose is to: 1) Represent Nevada’s commitment to unified, interoperable, effective and economical (sic) communications technology and practice at all levels; 2) Provide expert opinions and recommendations of the State’s communications leaders to the Governor and the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security; 3) Provide a central point of focus, collaboration, and contact for communications-related initiatives throughout the State of Nevada. 

Captain Scott Taylor has been a member of the Mesquite Police Department since 1996 and will serve as a representative from the Nevada Chiefs and Sherriff’s Association on the committee.

Hafen Park/Pond Fish Restocking Schedule

posted Jul 31, 2014, 2:21 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Aug 7, 2014, 2:59 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


For all of you fisherman/women in the City, here is the restocking schedule for Hafen Pond Located at 450 Hafen Lane Park.  The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will be delivering on Friday, August 08, 2014; we will be getting a shipment of 100LBS of Catfish, The NDOW has notified us that all urban pond restocking will be in the early afternoon.

 

For more information on restocking schedules and the time of year the hatchery changes Catfish is usually (April – September) and Rainbow Trout is (October – March) please call the Lake Mead Fish Hatchery (702) 486-6889 for specific times or changes.

 

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.

 

Mesquite City Manager Andy Barton to Hold Community Forum

posted Jul 16, 2014, 2:50 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Aug 5, 2014, 3:34 PM ]

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 Jul 24, 2014, 5:07 PM 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.

 

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).

 

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