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Mesquite City Manager Andy Barton to Hold Community Forum

posted Sep 29, 2014, 4:50 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 29, 2014, 4:50 PM ]


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.     

David Neufeld Named Mesquite Firefighter of the Year

posted Sep 24, 2014, 2:58 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 5:08 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

In 1999 David Neufeld came to Mesquite to start a Bible Church.  While sitting in his office one day at the Church, Fire Chief Derek Hughes came in to do a business inspection.  Impressed with his meeting, he asked Dave if he wanted to try being a Reserve Firefighter.  Taking Chief Hughes up on his offer, he worked from 2002 through 2006 as a Reserve Firefighter. During that time, Dave went to school and eventually became a Paramedic.  In 2007, Mesquite Fire Rescue was awarded the SAFER Grant, which allowed the department to nearly double in size.  Dave was able to became a fulltime firefighter/paramedic as a result of this grant.  For the last several years, he has been taking classes to better himself and the fire dept.  He has taken several classes to become an Instructor in numerous facets of Emergency Medical Services for the First Responder.  This has allowed Mesquite Fire Rescue to teach these required recertification classes in house, and has saved the City of Mesquite thousands of dollars.  He also teaches CPR to the community and teaches as part of the Paramedic Program at Dixie State University on his days off. 

For the past four years Dave has served as the Department Chaplain.  Unfortunately this past year, the Mesquite Fire Rescue family has had to deal with a few losses.  He has provided us with guidance, support, love, and prayers to navigate these tragedies.  

Recently, Dave took the Fire Captain test and often functions as the Acting Captain for C-Shift when is Captain is off.  He has been with Mesquite Fire Rescue for 12 years, either as a reserve or full time, and is looking forward to his next 12 years! 

Firefighter/Paramedic David Neufeld has represented this department with honor.  His dedication to duty is unmatched and it is my pleasure to announce this award.

Mesquite FF/Paramedic Receives Rotary Club Recognition

posted Sep 24, 2014, 2:57 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 5:09 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Mesquite Fire & Emergency Services is proud to nominate Firefighter Spencer Lewis as this year’s recipient of the Safety Officer of the Year.  Spencer’s dedication to his craft is evident as he was part of a department that responded to over 2000 medical calls last year.  During a response to a patient who experienced a cardiac arrest, his life-saving efforts led to a confirmed code save.  

Firefighter Paramedic Lewis has been instrumental in bringing the “Vial of Life” to Mesquite.  The “Vial of Life” is a program that helps Emergency Responders identify those who are need of special care upon arrival.  He has put in many volunteer hours to make this program a reality in Mesquite and to ensure the overall safety of its residents.  Spencer has secured donations and contributed many hours of research for this lifesaving program.  When he’s not excelling at his job, Spencer volunteers his time as Explorer Coordinator of the Mesquite Fire Explorer’s Program, which is a hands-on program that exposes participants to many career experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities.  The Fire Explorer Program teaches basic firefighting skills and procedures to Mesquite teens.  This program has been the start for many career firefighters who are still working today.  To date, he has volunteered over 200 hours to the program that instills a sense of community involvement to the youth of Mesquite. 

We are pleased in nominating Spencer for this award, who constantly displays an unwavering attitude towards safety and this quote is directly from him, “When it comes to promoting a safety first culture, your best bet is to get them while they’re young and impressionable.  The Fire Explorer Program allows me to instill that attitude on today’s youth.”

 

 

International Walk or Bike to School in the U.S.A.

posted Sep 22, 2014, 4:03 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 5:10 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Join the children and adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking or biking. Virgin Valley Elementary School in partnership with the City of Mesquite Athletics and Leisure Services Department will hold their annual Walk or Bike to School day on Wednesday October 8, 2014.

 

Looking for a healthy way to start the day (and spend quality time with your child)?  Try walking or bicycling with your child to school. It’s a great way to help children learn and practice safe walking and bicycling skills, promote health, identify safer walking routes, and improve air quality.  There’s not a better way to start your day.

 

There will be a staging area in the West end of the Mesquite Recreation Center parking lot for all children that wish to walk or bike to school that day. Parents if you wish to participate or drop your children off at the West Parking lot of the Mesquite Recreation Center and they can ride their bikes or walk to school that day from that location, school officials will be on hand to help organize and make sure kids get to school.

 

If you do have to drive that day, consider parking several blocks away and walk the remainder of the way in to school. To find more about Walk or Bike to School events in the USA go to www.walktoschool.org.

 

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. 

Upcoming Community Forum Cancelled

posted Sep 16, 2014, 11:29 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 18, 2014, 4:45 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


The Community Forum scheduled for noon on Thursday, September 18 has been cancelled.  The next forum will be in October.

As always, residents are welcome to come to reach out to city officials at any time by calling (702) 346-5295 or in person at City Hall, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  


Mesquite Community Emergency Response Team Recruiting Enthusiastic Members

posted Sep 4, 2014, 11:29 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 4, 2014, 2:10 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Do you want to have an impact on your neighborhood and community?  The mission of CERT is to help prepare yourself and your neighborhood for emergencies in the community.   Mesquite CERT wants you to become part of an active Community Emergency Response Team! 

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month.  If you already have basic CERT skills please come and join us from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mesquite Fire Rescue Station #3 which is located at 3 John Deere Drive here in Mesquite off of West Pioneer Blvd.

 Not already trained in Basic CERT Skills?  No Problem!  Attend the basic CERT course. Fall course is scheduled to accommodate the working volunteer.  Friday October 3, 6p to 9pm. Saturday October 4, 9a - 5p. Friday October 10, 6p to 9pm and Saturday October 11 9a- 1p and 5p to 8pm.   All classes are at Mesquite Fire Rescue Station #3.  The course is FREE to all participants. 

To register for CERT Basic or for more information, call Belinda at

702-613-4415, or via email MesquiteCERT@gmail.com. You can also find us on Facebook @ MesquiteCERT.  We would love to see everyone at the Basic CERT Skills Class!

 

 

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.

 

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