Public Input Sought for Revised Draft Resource Management Plan

posted by Aaron Baker

The Bureau of Land Management requests public input for a Revised Draft Southern Nevada District Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement.

The BLM has determined that a Revised Draft RMP/EIS should be developed and an opportunity for public input is needed to gather additional information on the areas of renewable energy, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, lands with wilderness characteristics, land tenure adjustments (land disposals), Gold Butte National Monument, and socio-economics.

Opportunity to provide input is offered from now until February 2, 2018. During this period, the BLM will conduct public meetings to present information and provide for the opportunity for public input. The Revised Draft RMP/EIS will incorporate substantive comments received from the initial Draft RMP/EIS and information received from the public input period and meetings.

Public meetings are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 – Old Overton Gym, 179 S Andersen St, Overton, Nevada 89040

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – Mesquite City Council Chambers, 10 E Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite, Nevada 89027

Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino, 4949 N Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino, 681 S Hwy 160, Pahrump, Nevada 89048

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Road, Henderson, Nevada 89015

Thursday, January 18, 2018 – Searchlight Community Center, 200 Michael Wendell Way, Searchlight, Nevada 89046

The public information meetings will be held from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the day of each scheduled meeting. The meetings will begin with an open house format where participants can ask questions and visit various resource stations, with formal presentations at 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. The public will be able to verbally provide information beginning at 7 p.m. with a three-minute time limit. Court reporters will be available to record verbally-provided information.

In addition to the public meetings, through one of the methods listed below:
E-mail: sndo_rmp_revision@blm.gov
Fax: (702) 515-5023
Mail: BLM Southern Nevada District Office, Southern Nevada District RMP Revision, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130

Updated information on the Revised Draft RMP will be available at https://go.usa.gov/xnBqm.

In 2008, the BLM initiated a revision to the 1998 Las Vegas Resource Management Plan (RMP). A Draft RMP/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was released for public review in October 2014. Following the public comment period, work began on development of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. While working on the Proposed RMP/Final EIS, new information gathered in response to public comments and concerns from cooperating agencies, as well as rapidly changing issues, contributed to a pause in development and initiated a BLM internal review in July 2016. As a result of the BLM internal review, the BLM determined that a Revised Draft RMP/EIS should be developed.

City Expresses Condolences After Las Vegas Shooting

posted Oct 2, 2017, 12:57 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Oct 2, 2017, 1:11 PM ]

The City of Mesquite is devastated to learn of the tragic events that occurred in Las Vegas last night. We send our sincerest condolences to the victims, their families and all those who have been impacted by this senseless act of violence.

If you would like to donate blood, United Blood Services (https://www.bloodhero.com/) and Red Cross (http://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearch.jsp) are accepting donations.  You can make an appointment online.

New Mesquite Library

posted May 23, 2017, 3:40 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 3:12 PM ]

On Wednesday, May 24 at 10 a.m., the Las Vegas Clark County Library District broke ground for the new Mesquite Library.  Located at 121 W. First North, the new library will open in 2018.

As part of the design process, the architects created virtual reality tour of the new facility.  The tour is viewed both on mobile devices and desktop computers.  


2017 State of the City

posted Jan 31, 2017, 11:36 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 10:49 AM by Joy Eastwood ]

On Wednesday, February 8, Mayor Allan Litman delivered his annual State of the City Address.  

Historically past mayors, including Mayor Litman, have delivered their State of the City Address at a City Council meeting and at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, usually held the next day.  This year, the Mayor delivered his address solely at the Chamber luncheon. 

Below is a copy of his address.

Natural Gas Service to Mesquite

posted Jul 15, 2016, 9:03 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jan 31, 2017, 11:06 AM ]

Southwest Gas and the City of Mesquite are examining the feasibility of having Southwest Gas expand service into Mesquite.  

Follow the link to learn more about potential natural gas service expansion into Mesquite and to take an online survey about it.


Many local businesses and residents have responded to the survey. Are you one of them? If not, let your voice be heard.

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New I-15 Interchange in Mesquite

posted Jul 15, 2016, 9:00 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jan 31, 2017, 11:05 AM ]

In July 2016, the City of Mesquite opened Exit 118 for operation.  

This new interchange includes a four-lane bridge over I-15 (two lanes in each direction), as well as a new four-lane (two lanes in each direction) approach roadway north of the I-15 corridor between the new bridge and West Pioneer Boulevard. Overall, the project costs $20 million with actual construction costing $14.7 million from Fuel Revenue Indexing (FRI).

The new interchange on I-15 created 190 jobs and supports improved connectivity to the 800-acre master-planned Mesquite Technology and Commerce Center (MTCC), the location of numerous technology, industrial, distribution and manufacturing businesses. The MTCC helps the Mesquite-area economy by creating new jobs, diversifying the local economy and keeping consumer dollars local. The new interchange will allow for a more direct and convenient route for trucks to access the MTCC, alleviating congestion and improving safety at the existing Exit 120 interchange in future years.

In a break with tradition, Meadow Valley Contractors used an archway design for the interchange, rather than a traditional bridge overpass. The archway design is the first of its kind to be used on Interstate 15.

In addition to the unique engineering design, the artwork and landscaping for the project will also catch drivers’ eyes. On one side of the archways is artwork depicting on the mesas that dot the horizon. On the other, the Virgin Mountains are portrayed. The Virgin River is also included in the artwork for the interchange. Metal flora and fauna are scattered throughout the project.

About FRI

This project is paid for, in part, by fuel revenue indexing. Fuel revenue is generated each time motorists fill their vehicles with gas. A portion of what they pay at the pump helps fund transportation projects throughout Clark County.  For motorists, this averages out to about a dime a day. For more information, visit www.rtcsnv.com/fri.

About Meadow Valley Contractors Inc.

Founded in 1980, Meadow Valley is a heavy-highway construction contractor specializing in the self-performance and construction of roads, highways, bridges, drainage channels, and the paving of highways, vehicle test tracks, and airfields. Meadow Valley is a full-service general contractor that also offers expertise in Alternative Project Delivery Methods (APDM). Customers include a variety of public governmental agencies as well as private customers.

Past Judges Remembered

posted Jun 20, 2016, 11:46 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jun 23, 2016, 4:52 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

A new display recognizing the 16 judges that served the Mesquite community from 1903-2012 can now be viewed at the Mesquite Justice Facility lobby. The display is intended to honor and remember those that have served in our local courts.  

“Neither the state nor the county had a complete list of those who had served in our justice court over the past century”, observed current Mesquite Judge Ryan Toone. “This display was a team effort and reflects the assistance of local historians, the Virgin Valley Historical Society, and the family and friends of past judges.”

In addition to the historical display, brief biographical sketches of the judges are now available on the municipal (www.court.mesquitenv.gov) and justice court (www.clarkcountynv.gov/justicecourt/mesquite) websites. These short bios provide glimpses into the lives of those who served with an emphasis on their work in the court. Many of the biographical sketches contain excerpts from early court records or copies of news articles.

“Reading the early court records leaves you with the impression that these judges were dedicated to serving their community, they used common sense, and were committed to following the law”, Toone remarked. “I hope readers find the bios interesting and informative.”

In addition to learning about the history of the Mesquite courts, the community is invited to utilize the online services available on the municipal court and justice court websites. These websites provide answers to frequently asked questions about court matters, case information, online payment options, and forms.

Revised Mesquite Rec Center Hours

posted May 20, 2016, 10:32 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 5:15 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Starting Sunday, June 5, the Mesquite Recreation Center will be closed on Sundays.  

"Due to budgetary constraints, the City is faced with this indefinite cost-savings measure,” said City Manager Andy Barton. “Once the City has more resources, we will re-evaluate this decision.”

The revised hours of operation for the Mesquite Recreation Center are as follows: Monday through Thursday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information about the revised hours or for information about recreation programs in general, 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.

Tour Mesquite App

posted Jan 25, 2016, 4:41 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jan 28, 2016, 4:40 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The new Tour Mesquite app allows residents and visitors alike greater access to the most up-to-date information about Mesquite.  

With the Tour Mesquite Nevada App you can:  
  • Take a Historical Walking Tour - Take a walk down memory lane! Follow the markers on the map to learn about Mesquite’s history, get to know the people who settled this town, and experience the homes, businesses, churches, and schools that were the cornerstones of the community in years past
  • View Points of Interest in the Community - Map listing Hotels, Restaurants, Casinos, Golf Courses, Recreation, Public Facility, Schools and Churches
  • Quickly Check Weather Information - Get the latest on local weather conditions
  • Stay up to date with the latest events in Mesquite - Be the first to know important information with the alerts feature
  • Contact Us - Get contact information for local points of interest
The app is available for iOS or Android devices.  Download it today and discover more of Mesquite!


Presidents Cup 2016

posted Jan 11, 2016, 11:19 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jan 28, 2016, 4:37 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Throughout January and February, Utah Youth Soccer will be hosting its 2016 Utah Presidents Cup soccer tournament.

This boys and girls tournament brings thousands of visitors to Mesquite.  For details check out the tournament website.

Welcome Utah Youth Soccer!

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