City News


What’s that? A Collection of Curiosities Display

posted Feb 20, 2015, 4:18 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Feb 25, 2015, 4:26 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum is excited to announce it’s new upcoming display—“What’s that? A Collection of Curiosities”. The display opens March 11 and runs until April 13, 2015. The reason for the early announcement is we are inviting the community to help select items that will go on display. This will offer a unique opportunity to see things at the museum from a different perspective.


To participate, come by the museum walk through and find an item that catches your attention. Once you have made your selection, talk with our coordinator, Erika Kuta Marler, and she will help you write up a short description that will be included in the main display. Selections must be made by March 4 in order to be included. We invite you to come back on March 11 and see what other community members have selected to be on display. (Larger items will not be able to be put into the display due to space restrictions.)


For more information about this event and the Museum, find us on Facebook or stop by the Museum at 35 W. Mesquite Blvd.  The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boy Scouts and The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum Display

posted Feb 20, 2015, 4:18 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Feb 25, 2015, 4:27 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum is proud to announce its upcoming display Boy Scouts and The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum. The Boy Scouts have been of assistance to the museum since it opened in 1985. There are several Eagle Scout projects in and around the Museum and they will be identified as part of the display. The display runs from February 10 to March 11, 2015.

The main display cases will feature scouting items from merit badges to scouting books. Also, there will be a spot in the display to leave a short message telling what the Boy Scouts of America program means to you.

For more information about this event and the Museum, find us on Facebook or stop by the Museum at 35 W. Mesquite Blvd. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Social Media Workshop

posted Feb 20, 2015, 4:18 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Feb 25, 2015, 4:28 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum will be having a social media workshop on February 21 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery Classroom. This workshop will cover the museum’s online catalog and the basics of Facebook.
  

We are also looking for assistants for the class, to help answer basic questions that may occur from participants while the workshop is happening.


For more information about this event and the Museum, find us on Facebook or stop by the Museum at 35 W. Mesquite Blvd.  The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Project Update: I-15 Virgin River Gorge

posted Feb 19, 2015, 9:29 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Feb 25, 2015, 4:29 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Project Update: I-15 Virgin River Gorge

Bridge girder installation begins Monday: Motorists reminded to plan ahead for delays

 

As part of the ongoing bridge rehabilitation work underway along the Virgin River Gorge in the far northwest corner of Arizona, crews will begin girder installation on Virgin River Bridge No. 6 beginning Monday, Feb. 23 through March 23. Motorists traveling on Interstate 15 between Mesquite, Nevada, and St. George, Utah are reminded to plan ahead for construction delays up to 20 minutes, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

 

Crews are scheduled to install bridge girders Monday through Thursday, from 6 a.m. to noon. This work will require intermittent rolling lane closures to allow for the safety of both the construction crews and the traveling public. While one travel lane will remain open in each direction, motorists are reminded to slow down and drive carefully through work zones and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

 

The $27 million rehabilitation of Virgin River Bridge No. 6 began in March 2014, and is anticipated to be completed in 2016. This significant 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.  

 

For more information on the intermittent traffic breaks that will occur, watch the following ADOT YouTube video:http://youtu.be/FyUcqpQCfig.

 

Drivers should allow for up to 15 minutes extra travel time during regular construction activities, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additional delay time may occur on weekends due to heavier traffic volume and special events.

 

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 and allow extra travel time.

 

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions. Unscheduled restrictions or closures may occur. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at az511.gov or call 5-1-1; outside Arizona, dial 1-888-411-ROAD (7623).

 

Mesquite City Manager Andy Barton to Hold Community Forum

posted Feb 4, 2015, 3:35 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 5:13 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Community members are invited to meet with Andy Barton, Mesquite City Manager, at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18. This open forum will be held at the Highland Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center located at 272 Pioneer Blvd.  This is an opportunity to ask questions, voice your concerns or just meet the City Manager.    


Contact person: Joy Eastwood, Executive Assistant to Mayor and City Manager 
Telephone number: 702-346-5297
Email address: jeastwood@mesquitenv.gov




Smoke Detector Battery Change Program

posted Feb 3, 2015, 10:35 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 5:14 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Spring and fall – change your clock, change your smoke detector battery!

Mesquite CERT -Community Emergency Response Team

Smoke Detector Battery Change Program

 In keeping with CERT’s mission to prepare individuals, neighbors and the community for disasters, CERT volunteers will help residents, free of charge, to maintain a working smoke detector.

2 CERT volunteers will schedule with a resident to change the batteries in the smoke detectors.

Smoke detector battery change highlights:

    65 years of age or older

    handicapped or physically unable to climb ladder

    Resident must be 18 years of age and have legal access to home

    Resident must be present and sign waiver

    Smoke detector height cannot exceed 12 feet

    Service is free of charge however donations support CERT mission

 

Dates for February: Thursday Feb 12 or Saturday Feb 14 mornings

 

To Schedule

Email mesquitecert@gmail.com

Or call Belinda at 630-738-0694 

Or register on the following Mesquite City Website

http://www.mesquitenv.gov/city-government/departments/fire-rescue/safety-programs/smoke-detectors

 

LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASS

posted Feb 3, 2015, 10:28 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 5:14 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Summer is fast approaching and for those responsible young adults looking for certification of becoming a lifeguard, the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services has set up special times and dates with the City of St. George Aquatics Division and they are offering a Lifeguard Training Class. The class will run Monday through Friday, March 30 – April 03, 2015 (Clark County School District, Spring Break).

 

Classes are scheduled for Monday – Friday from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. All times will be Mountain Standard Time. The classes will be held at the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center, Instructed by Michele Howells.

 

This class is American Red Cross approved the lifeguard training class which instructs and prepares participants on the knowledge and physical skills needed to respond to an emergency with in the aquatics area.  Class is limited to 20 students.

 

To attend the class, you must be able to complete a 300 yards swim using the free style stroke, breaststroke, tread water for 2 minutes without using your hands and retrieve a 10 pound brick from a depth of 10 feet of water and swimming 25 yards with the brick. The swimming tests will be held the first day of class, please bring your swimming suits and a towel; every day. The deadline for registration will be March 23, 2015. There is a cost to register for the class, please inquire with the City of St. George Aquatics Division, (435)-627-4585.

 

There will be a recertification class for lifeguards looking to extend their skills for another 2 years. The course will be set up for Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00AM. Please call Sand Hollow Aquatics to sign up for this Re-Cert.   

 

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 Recreation & Community/Senior Center Facility Holiday Hours

posted Jan 30, 2015, 4:44 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 5:15 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


MESQUITE, NV (Athletics & Leisure Services Dept.) -- 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:

 

·         Monday, February 16, 2015. Hours of Operation: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

§  Presidents Day

 

*Mesquite Community/Senior Center Hours:

 

·         Monday, February 16, 2015. Hours of Operation: CLOSED

§  Presidents Day

o   Frozen Meals will be delivered on Friday for Monday.

 

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.

 

Bob Sweetin Appointed City Attorney

posted Jan 27, 2015, 11:45 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jan 29, 2015, 4:30 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


During the January 13, 2015 Mesquite City Council meeting, the City Council appointed Deputy City Attorney Bob Sweetin to fill the vacancy in the city attorney’s office created by the retirement of former City Attorney Cheryl Hunt.

Mayor Allan Litman praised Sweetin when he said, “The City is very fortunate to have as talented an attorney as Bob on staff. He is brings a wide-array of experience to the position. I look forward to working with him on a day-to-day basis. I feel that his legal acumen is superb. He is just what the City needs right now.”

“I am humbled by the trust of the Mayor and Council have shown in me to serve as their legal counsel. I also want to personally thank Cheryl Hunt for her service to Mesquite.” In talking about the future, Sweetin indicated that he is consolidating the deputy city attorney and city attorney positions into one. “During these tough economic times, I want to do all that I can in helping save taxpayer funds by combining these two positions.”

A native Nevadan, Sweetin was born and raised in Las Vegas. He received an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and a juris doctorate from McGeorge School of Law at the University of Pacific. Prior to serving as deputy city attorney, Sweetin was a law clerk for then U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and later for the Honorable Judge Gloria J. Sturman. He also worked at the U.S. Department of Justice and the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.

For more information about Mesquite, find us on Facebook or on Twitter. City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Council Forms Committee to Study Incentives

posted Jan 23, 2015, 3:11 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jan 29, 2015, 4:32 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

During January 13, 2015 City Council meeting, the Council formed an ad-hoc committee to study the City’s the role in economic development incentives. Citizens are invited to submit their application to be part of the committee.

Mayor Allan Litman pointed out that, “We are looking for people with real-world experience with financial incentives--both from the private and public sectors. We are confident that there are those in our community with experience with these concepts and who are willing to help us develop the best incentives possible.”

The timing of the creation of the committee is meant to coincide with the City Council’s strategic planning efforts. “We want to make sure that we are incentivizing things that the community wants,” noted City Manager Andy Barton. “The incentives discussion cannot happen independent of the financial realities of the City’s current budget. Consequently, the committee will wrap up its work prior to the City’s budget being adopted, so that any financial impacts can be accounted for in the budget.”

Interested parties should submit their applications to the Clerk’s office by Thursday, February 5, 2014 at 5 p.m. Applications are available at this link.  The committee meetings are open to the public and all are invited to come and provide comment.  

Image courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.

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