City News


Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra Inaugural Concert

posted Oct 29, 2014, 9:08 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated 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.

BLM Announces Public Open-House Meetings regarding the Uinkaret Mountains

posted Oct 28, 2014, 3:46 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated by Tyson Kennedy ]

The public is invited to attend a public open-house meeting to learn about and submit public scoping comments on the Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project Environmental Impact Statement.  The Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip Field Office and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument are proposing the Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project and are studying management methods which may include manual, mechanical and chemical treatments, management of wildfires, use of prescribed fires, and seeding treatments, depending on the specific resource management goals and desired outcomes. 

The public open-house meetings are scheduled for:

• November 12, 2014:  4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) at the Lexington Hotel and Conference Center, 850 South Bluff Street St. George, UT 84770

• November 13, 2014: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) at the Mesquite City Hall at 10 East Mesquite Boulevard, Mesquite, NV 89027

The public scoping comment period for the Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project Environmental Impact Statement began on October 21, 2014.  You are invited to comment at the public open-house meetings on November 12 and 13, 2014, by mail to the address above, or by email to blm_az_uinkaret_eis@blm.gov.

In order for public scoping comments to be fully considered during preparation of the Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project Environmental Impact Statement, they must be received no later than December 1, 2014. 

For more information on the Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project visit http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/fo/grand_canyon-parashant.html.


Photo courtesty of the BLM

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.

NFL P,P & K Sectional Host Selected

posted Oct 9, 2014, 10:31 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 4:46 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Mesquite has been asked to host the Sectional NFL Punt, Pass & Kick and USA Football from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex. Nicholas Montoya, Associate Director of the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services, was selected by the NFL (National Football League) offices as the Sectional Competition Site and Coordinator for the event.

 

“At the Sectionals, each competitor will begin new with a score of zero. Only the top four first-place finishers in each age bracket from the boys' and girls' divisions from the pool of Sectional Competition champions will advance to the Team Championship,” said Montoya. “At all levels of competition, only first-place winners will be considered for advancement to the next level.” “This is a great opportunity to show case our facilities and programs to the surrounding areas, this will be great fun and we look forward to it” added Montoya.

 

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. 

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Local Winners 2014

posted Oct 9, 2014, 10:28 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 4:47 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]



More than 200 + participants took part in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick local competition hosted by the City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services on September 25, 2014 at Hunter Sports Park.

 

These youngsters earned first –place honors in their respective age divisions with these scores.






 



Ages:         Gender:           Name:                          Punt:                Pass:                Kick:  

6-7             Boys                Mason Montoya          70’                   47’                   55’

8-9             Boys                Martin Jordan              60’ 6”              55’ 1”              55’ 5”

10-11         Boys                Kyler Sudweeks          80’ 7”              79’ 10”            89’

12-13         Boys                Daxon Toone              71’                   64’                  96’

14-15         Boys                Dillan Fuqua               106’                 145’                128’

 

6-7             Girls                Audrey Fiso                26’                   25’ 3”              21’ 2”

8-9             Girls                Brooklin Montoya       39’ 9”               42’ 7”              58’ 11”

10-11         Girls                Annica Cameron        35’                   45’                  25’      

12-13         Girls                Gracey Oster              66’ 2”              27’ 3”              45’ 11”

14-15         Girls                Markell Ludvigson      66’ 7”               77’ 4”              97’ 6” 


 

These 10 winners now will move on to the new home of the Southern, Utah and Eastern, Nevada Sectional Competition site, in Mesquite, Nevada. The Sectional will be held on October 25, 2014 at 11:00AM at the Mesquite Sports and Events Complex, 1635 World Champion Way, Mesquite, Nevada. If they qualify at the sectional competition, they can compete at the team championship competition to be held at the New LEVI Park (Stadium) in conjunction with a San Francisco 49ers game, they will be competing with other children their age from around the States of California, Nevada and Utah that won their Sectional competition.

 

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition allows boys and girls from ages 6-15 to showcase their

talents in punting, passing and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. “It’s a great

event and the kids are learning about the specialty skills and the fundamentals of the game of

football, said Zach Robison, Recreation Coordinator of the Department of Athletics & Leisure

Services”.

 

The City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services would like to congratulate all

the competitors and the winners that are moving on to the Sectional Competition, good luck and

have fun!

 

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. 

VOTE EARLY -- October 28 - 29

posted Oct 1, 2014, 3:11 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 4:42 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Mesquite City Manager Andy Barton to Hold Community Forum

posted Sep 29, 2014, 4:50 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 4:43 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Community members are invited to meet with Andy Barton, Mesquite City Manager, at noon on Thursday, October 9.  This open forum will be held at Mesquite Recreation Center at 100 West Old Mill Road. This is an opportunity to ask questions, share your concerns, or to just meet and visit with the City Manager.

 

Mesquite Night Out

posted Sep 24, 2014, 3:10 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 5:01 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]



On Thursday, September 25, the Mesquite Police Department will be hosting the annual Mesquite Night Out event at the west field of the Mesquite Recreation Center. Mesquite Night Out is designed to: heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhoods and police-community partnership, as well as providing the community with resources and information to improve the quality of life in the Mesquite.

 

Bring your family and friends to this community event and meet and greet your local public safety officials. Also come to watch demonstrations, play games, and enjoy complimentary food.

 

SOAR Award

posted Sep 24, 2014, 3:02 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 5:08 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On Monday, September 8, Mesquite Police Officer Wyatt Oliver was recognized during the Rotary Club of Southern Nevada 13th Annual SOAR (Safety Officers Award Recognition).  The ceremony took place in Las Vegas inside the Clark County Commissioner’s Chambers. During the ceremony Officer Oliver was commended for his dedication and commitment to interrupting the vicious cycle of graffiti related crimes. 

On Thursday, September 11 Mesquite Police Officers attended a 9/11 memorial service held at La Virgin De Guadalupe Catholic Church. During the 9/11 memorial service Officer Oliver was also recognized for his efforts by the Knights of Columbus, Mesquite Council.     

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