the fifth consecutive year, Eureka Casino Resort is proud to host, “Rockets
over the Red Mesa” on Friday, July 4th
. The Nevada POPS Orchestra
will be back again this year with a full 31 piece orchestra performing a 75
minute program celebrating 100 years of American music.
live performance will begin at 8:00 pm followed by fireworks at 9:00 pm. The
orchestra will accompany the fireworks show. The fireworks and concert are free
to attend and is a continuing gift to the local community. “The Nevada POPS have been a staple in
Southern Nevada for more than 20 years and bringing them to Mesquite is
something we are honored to do.
Celebrating through music is a fantastic way to bring our community
together,” said Eureka co-founder, Doris Lee.
early and enjoy the Backyard BBQ Premier Buffet in Town Square. The buffet will feature favorites such as BBQ
chicken, ribs, hamburgers and hot dogs. The
buffet will be open from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Also, don’t miss the charity vendor village from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and
charity hot dog eating contest at 7:15 pm located behind the casino.
viewing area will be set up behind Eureka Casino. Bring your own chairs.
Everyone is invited to attend. Weather permitting.
Eureka Casino Resort
owned and operated since 1997, the Eureka Casino Resort is a newly renovated,
214 room resort located in Mesquite,
Nevada. The hotel recently
renovated each guest room, and built a resort pool and cabanas with scenic
views of mesquite’s red-topped mesas. The casino is designed for guest comfort and
features slot and video poker machines; table games include blackjack, craps,
roulette, and more. The casino has Mesquite’s
only 24-hour poker room with a race and sports book. The Eureka offers three
full service restaurants: the all new Town Square Buffet; The Mason Street
Courtyard; and Eureka’s signature restaurant, Gregory’s Mesquite Grill. Eureka hosts weddings,
corporate gatherings, and golf groups in its newly remodeled Grand Canyon
Ballroom, Aquarium Meeting Room, and other meeting venues. Additional
information is available online at www.EurekaMesquite.com.
thousands participate in Bike to Work Week nationwide, the League of American Bicyclists
has announced its latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community℠ (BFC) awards,
including Mesquite, Nevada at the bronze level. With nearly 40 million Americans
bicycling in 2012 and U.S. bike commuting increasing more than 61% from 2000 to
2012, there’s growing consensus that making biking better is a key component of
a competitive, livable community.
“This round of applications overwhelmingly
confirms what we heard from local elected officials at the National Bike Summit
this year -- riding a bike embodies the quality-of-life aspirations of
communities across the country,” said League President, Andy Clarke. “Making
this healthy and active transportation mode safe and easy is of growing
importance to the 8 million residents of New York City and the 6,000 people in
Franklin, Pa. alike. We’re excited that Mesquite has made the smart and
vital investments to become a designated Bicycle Friendly Community.”
The BFC program is
revolutionizing the way communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability
and transportation networks, while allowing them to benchmark their progress
toward improving their bicycle-friendliness. With this impressive round, there
are now 303 BFCs in 48 states across America. The
bronze BFC award recognizes Mesquite’s commitment to improving conditions for
bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs,
infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
Over the past several months,
a group of local residents formed an ad-hoc bicycle advisory group. They worked closely with various government
agencies during the development of the Mesquite’s bikeways development
plan. Ultimately, the city council
approved the community-wide bikeways development plan. Simultaneously, the group also obtained the bronze
level of designation from the League of American Bicyclists for Mesquite as a
bicycle friendly community. Ken Cook a
member of the group said, “As private citizens, Nancy Hewitt and Bunny Wiseman,
were integral in helping the plan get approved and the designation
awarded.” Cook went on to say, “This
recognition enhances Mesquite’s reputation as a great place to live, work and
Any residents interested in
getting involved with the group, please contact Ken Cook – email@example.com or Richard Secrist – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BFC program provides a
roadmap to building a Bicycle Friendly Community and the application itself has
become a rigorous and an educational tool in itself. Since its inception, more than
769 distinct communities have
applied and the five levels of the award – diamond, platinum, gold, silver and
bronze – provide a clear incentive for communities to continuously improve.
To apply or learn more about the free BFC program,
What can you do to stay active in the summer
months in Mesquite? With school winding down for the year and families planning
their summer schedules and vacations, the Mesquite Recreation Center has a
variety of classes and activities for youth, adults and seniors.
With the temperatures going up, the most
popular summer time activity in Mesquite is to cool off in the outdoor or
indoor pools at the Recreation Center.
The popular Outdoor Pool has a swirl slide, water toys and beach entry.
The outdoor pool has early morning lap swim from 5:15 to 7 a.m., Manta Rays
swim team practice and swim classes from 7 a.m. to Noon on Monday-Friday. Starting Memorial Day weekend, the outdoor
pool will be available to the public for open swimming (slide, water toys,
etc.), starting at noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Summer Camp is popular for youth ages 4-11 and
is held at the Recreation Center and Deuce Gymnasium at the Mesquite
Campus. There are three sessions held
throughout the summer and include swimming, crafts and fun games.
Including the indoor and outdoor pools, the Recreation
Center is a 56,000 Square Foot facility with two full-size basketball courts
with 12 baskets and markings for Pickleball, volleyball and badminton. A fully-equipped
fitness room features treadmills, bikes, elliptical and rowing machines. The Rec Center also houses rooms for circuit training,
two racquetball courts, table tennis, Foosball, karate and dance. There are also fitness classes for every age level.
One of the more popular and growing sports in
Mesquite is Pickleball. The Rec Center
Gym has drop-in Pickleball games on Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:30 p.m. to
2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A limited number of paddles and balls are available for the first-time
players at the Rec Center.
When the weather is too hot outside to golf,
it’s only $5 per round to use the “Full Swing” Golf Simulator to brush up on
skills in the practice computer module or to play in online golf
tournaments. The computer also keeps an
online handicap and allows users to track their progress.
There are City league games for coed and men’s
softball wood bat leagues. There are many fitness classes still available in
the summer for Zumba, Yoga, dance, Gymnastics, water aerobics and much more.
Call the Rec Center staff at (702) 346-8732 or check out Facebook:
www.Facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation for the most current activities and updates.
The Mesquite City Clerk is currently accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on the Mesquite City Council. Applications are due to the City Clerk by Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Based on the submitted applications, the Mayor and Council will appoint an individual to serve a 30-month term during the Tuesday, May 27, 2014 City Council meeting.
The vacancy was created when Council member Al Litman was nominated and installed as Mayor at the May 13, 2014 City Council meeting. (Mayor Mark Wier resigned effective May 12, 2014.)
According the Mesquite City Clerk Cherry Lawson, there are a number of qualifications that must be met in order to be considered. Some of the basic qualifications are that an individual first must be a resident of the City of Mesquite and have been for a period of one year preceding the appointment; second, an individual must be a qualified elector, i.e., at least eighteen (18) years of age and a citizen of the United States; and third, an individual must not be a debtor to the City. Lawson went on to say, “The Clerk’s Office is happy to sit down with interested individuals and help them verify their eligibility and answer any specific questions that they may have.”
Applications are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 10 E. Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite, NV or can be downloaded below.
Next week Mesquite will showcase the Olympic and Paralympic movements with a Welcome Dinner and an Olympic Day Opening Ceremony as part of the Mesquite NV ParaLong Drive Nationals competition.
Host cities were selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee and Mesquite proposed to hold its celebration early in conjunction with the ParaLong Drive Nationals. The competition features 24 of the top disabled long ball golfers in the country.
“Anyone who loves Olympic-style competition will enjoy participating in the Olympic Day celebration with our ParaLong Drive athletes,” said Bryan Dangerfield, Mesquite Director of Athletics & Leisure Services and Local Organizing Committee chair. “The dinner will give our volunteers and spectators an opportunity to greet our ParaLong Drivers, wish them well and let them know how much we enjoy having them compete in Mesquite.”
Olympic Day festivities begin with the Welcome Dinner on Thursday, May 8 in the Grand Canyon Room at the Eureka Casino Resort. A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets to the Dinner are being sold at the Mesquite Recreation Center or from Local Organizing Committee members for a $30 donation per person.
Admission is free to the ParaLong Drive competition and Opening Ceremonies which begin at 8 a.m., on Friday, May 9, at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex.
“We are honored to be a part Olympic/Paralympic Day and hope that someday ParaLong Drive may be the perfect compromise to introduce golf for disabled athletes to the Paralympics.” said Dean Jarvis, founder of the Amputee Long Drive Championship. “While many people are familiar that golf is an Olympic sport, starting in 2016 in Rio, very few realize it was excluded from the Paralympics.”
In addition to the Olympic Day and ParaLong Drive celebration, Dangerfield said the Dinner is also a “Thank You” to the many volunteers and especially the Local Organizing Committee comprised of area coordinators. They are: Gary Culver (Venue Design and Tee Box setup), Lenora Hutchins (Volunteer coordination, scoring), Dennis Baylor (Grid & Callers), Allen Bell (Timing, PA assistance, Awards), Parry Taylor (Driving Range), Gloria George, Ann Rice (Hospitality), Frank Toddre (Host Hotel/Dinner), Terri Rylander (Marketing and Media Relations), and Geno Withelder (Welcoming Ceremonies).
The next disabled long drive event will be July 17-18 for the Amputee Long Drive Championships in Sevierville, Tenn. The event comes back to the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex for the ParaLong Drive Worlds on Oct. 16-17, when North will tee off with athletes from Scotland, England, Netherlands, Greece, Pakistan, Spain and New Zealand for their respective World titles.
Other disabled golf championships will be held on golf courses in Mesquite this year with the North American One-Armed Golf Association National Championship event in June and the North American Disability Golf Partnership will have their Phoenix Cup Golf Tournament in October (North America vs. Rest of the world in a Ryder Cup format).
For additional information log on to www.amputeelongdrivechampionships.com and https://www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVParaLongDrive or call (702) 346-8732.
Mesquite NV ParaLong Drive Nationals 2014 Schedule
May 8, ThursdayWelcome Athletes, Olympic Day, “Thank You” Volunteers
Eureka Casino Resort – Grand Canyon Room
Public Welcome-- $30 per ticket
Cocktail Reception, 6 p.m.
Welcome Dinner, 7-9 p.m. May 9, Friday Olympic Day Celebration
ParaLong Drive Nationals
Mesquite Sports & Event Complex, 1635 Bertha How Avenue
Public Welcome, Admission Free
Opening Ceremonies, 8 a.m.
Competition Begins, 8:30 a.m.
Super Qualifier: Paralyzed, Arm, Leg Divisions
Championship Rounds, Match Play
Award Ceremonies, approximately 12:30-1 p.m.
Match Play Champions from Double-Elimination Rounds: Leg, Arm, Paramobile Paralyzed
Super Qualifier Champions: Open, Open: 40-49, Open: 50 plus, Multiple Amputee, Arm & Leg Amputee, Leg-Above Knee, Leg-Below Knee, Arm-Assisted, Arm–Unassisted, Wounded Veteran, Blind, Quadruple Amputee
In its 13th year, the Mesquite
Senior Games features 12 sports throughout the month of April. With a few exceptions, the Gold, Silver and
Bronze medals are awarded for men’s and women’s divisions in five-year age
Mesquite Senior Games director, Frank Pati,
event managers and other volunteers are dedicated to promoting the city of
Mesquite and the health and social well-being of those “age 50 and better.”
Athletic venue hosts are the city of Mesquite
(Basketball Skills, Fitness Walk, Long Drive, Softball, Tennis and Road Race);
Hidden Valley Ranch (Target Pistol), Sun City Mesquite (Bocce Ball, Bridge and
Pickleball), Virgin River Casino (Bowling) and Virgin Valley High School/Clark
County School District (Track & Field).
For more information go to: http://www.mesquiteseniorgames.org/
Apr 1: Bocce Ball
Apr 2-5: Tennis
Apr 3: Long Drive
Apr 11: Basketball Skills
Apr 11-12: Bowling
Apr 12: Target Pistol
Apr 12: Track & Field
Apr 12-13: Women's Softball
Apr 14-15: Bridge
Apr 19: Road Race, 5K/10K, All-Ages
Apr 19: Fitness Walk, All-Ages
Apr 28-30: Pickleball
May 14-18: Men's Softball
Davis Amusement Cascadia is the carnival coming to town for
Anniversary of Mesquite Days 2014 event. The Davis family will bring
an exciting lineup of rides, fun games, and tasty food. There will be something
for the entire family. Enjoy the carousel, the 82 foot tall Gondola Ferris
Wheel and many more exciting rides. Be sure to see the lights on the
Ferris Wheel at night. It is a spectacular event. Mesquite Days May 1 –
4, 2014. Nicholas Montoya, organizer of Mesquite Days, announced that the
four-day carnival will be held on the Mesquite Recreation Center Park at 100
West Old Mill, Mesquite.
Vendor Booth and Parade
Applications are available. These can be picked up in person at the Recreation Center, and are available on the City
website as well.
The Department is coordinating
other activities and programs with the historical society and various
committees for the 4 day event and is looking forward to another great
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.
Celebrating Mesquites Heritage Yesterday,
Today and Tomorrow
Date: April 9, 2014 – May 31, 2014
Time: Tuesday – Saturday 10AM – 4PM Admission is
Location: 35 West Mesquite Blvd.
(Virgin Valley Heritage Museum/Fine Arts Center)
Contact: Erika Kuta Marler, 346-5705; email@example.com
Date: May 1, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: City Hall, 10 East Mesquite Blvd. City Council
Hafen, 702-376-9626; firstname.lastname@example.org
Historical Society 5th Annual Mesquite Days,
Old – Time Bakeoff
Date: May 2, 2014 (Friday) COOKIES is the
Time: 4:45 PM (Pick up Applications from Virgin
Valley Heritage Museum)
Recreation Center West Field (Synthetic Area) 100 West Old Mill Road.
Contact: Valarie Jensen, 346-5469
applications are due on May 1, 2014 at the VVHM
Mesquite Days Relay for Life (American Cancer
Date: May 2, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 AM
Location: Virgin Valley High School, 280 Valley View
Moore, 435-674-9707; email@example.com
Mesquite Days 50’s SOCK HOP 2014
Date: May 2, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
West Old Mill Road, Recreation Center
Gymnasium & Recreation Center West
of Athletics & Leisure Services. Office for Details 346-5290 ext 4006 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: May 3, 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 6 PM – 8:30 PM
West Old Mill Road, Recreation Center
Contact: Dept. of
Athletics & Leisure Services. Office for Details 346-5290 ext 4006 or email@example.com
Days Carnival (Davis Amusement Cascadia, Inc)
Date: May 1-4, 2014 (Thur-Sun)
Time: Thursday 5-11 PM, Friday 3 PM-Midnight,
Saturday 10 AM-Midnight & Sunday Noon-5 PM
Times Subject to Change.
Location: Mesquite Recreation Park,
100 West Old Mill Road.
Days Vendor Booths
Date: May 2- 4, 2014 (Fri-Sun)
Time: Friday 4 PM-10 PM, Saturday 10 AM-Midnight
& Sunday Noon-5 PM
Recreation Park, 100 West Old Mill Road.
of Athletics & Leisure Services. Office for Details 346-8732 ext 4007 or www.mesquitenv.gov
Mayors Pancake Social, Sponsored by the Mesquite Chamber of
Date: May 3, 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 8 AM – 9:30 AM
Arrowhead Lane, Family Heritage
Contact: Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, Vicky Walter; firstname.lastname@example.org
· Mesquite Days Parade
3, 2013 (Saturday)
Time: Parade Start 10 AM, Staging Time 8 AM
Arrowhead Lane (LDS Church
Contact: Dept. of Athletics & Leisure
Services for Details 346-8732 ext 4007 or www.mesquitenv.gov
If This House Could Talk,
Date: May 1st – 7th
Location: 35 West
Mesquite Blvd. (Virgin Valley Heritage Museum/Fine Arts Center; for pick up of
self guided map)
Contact: Erika Kuta
Marler, 346-5705; email@example.com
The world's premiere
amateur Mixed-Martial Arts promotion brings its top prospects back to the
CasaBlanca Resort and Casino in Mesquite, Nevada for Mayhem In Mesquite IV
on March 1
. Over a dozen bouts are scheduled to showcase
the very best in amateur talent from Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona and
Headlining the event is
a sure-fire Fight-of-the-Night candidate between flyweight prospects Oscar Sanchez (1-0) representing Las Vegas, Nevada
and Torres MMA against Utah's Team Blackout product, Dylon Mullins (2-0). The co-main event features
another Las Vegas vs Utah matchup when Chris
Flores (3-4) Torres MMA collides
with Pit Elevated prospect Westin
Also on the main card, a
title bout for the vacant Tuff-N-Uff Lightweight belt, featuring Nevada’s Xtreme
Couture's Michael Hobby (3-1) as he takes on California's Melvin Washington (6-1). And in a Lightweight
contender bout, Arizona's Andres
Ponce (2-0) will face Nevada’s
Ruthless MMA fighter Tommy
Also on the card,
Mesquite, Nevada native AJ
Torres Torres MMA makes his
fighting debut against Xtreme Couture newcomer Corey Conway (0-0) at 135lbs, while Syndicate MMA's Bryce Nowak (2-2) is set to face Cobra Kai product Ian Lujan (2-0) at 145lbs.
“The team at Tuff-N-Uff
has worked tirelessly to find the very best prospective talent in MMA. We look
forward to once again showcasing the highest quality young athletes,” says Vice
President and co-founder of Tuff-N-Uff, Jeff Meyer. “This show is a
continuation of a great relationship we share with the CasaBlanca Resort and
Casino, and we cannot thank them enough for an opportunity to once again offer
the residents of Mesquite a fantastic show.”
Attendees at the event
will be given the opportunity to meet The Ultimate Fighter: Season 17
fan-favorite, Roxanne Modafferi, who will be selling her autobiography “Memoirs
of a Happy Warrior” before the show. Fans are then invited to join the Tuff-N-Uff
team and both amateur and pro fighters at the official After-Party Featuring DJ
Johnny Utah immediately following the event inside the CasaBlanca Showroom.
Tickets to the event are
available at http://www.startickets.com/events/item/mayhem-in-mesquite-iv, with General Admission
prices starting at $25 & VIP Seating at $45 in advance. A Fight Weekend
Getaway package is available for $76 with the promo code “MMAPKG”, which
includes a room, two free drinks at the casino bar and two free Sunday Morning Mimosa
Buffets. CasaBlanca is also offering rooms for $50 via the promo code “MMAP3”.
View the full fight card
Next week the Long
Drivers will be in Mesquite on Thursday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March
1. The 2014 Desert
Launch Championship at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex will be the
first U.S. qualifying event for the 2014 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship.
Top Desert Launch Championship finishers will earn a spot at the RE/MAX World
Long Drive Championship Finals next September in Mesquite.
The 2014 Season will
have even more incentive for fans to come watch this year’s Long Drivers
compete at the Grid. New for the 2014 Desert Launch Championship is a
cash prize purse with $2,000 up for grabs along with the six Open Division
exemptions. First place will earn $1,000, while 2nd and 3rd place will
take home $600 and $400 each, respectively.
For more information
go to www.longdrivers.com
On Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 5 pm, Mayor Mark
Wier will deliver the State of the City address. The address will be part of the regularly
scheduled Mesquite City Council meeting.
“I want to highlight the great things that
this City has done over the last year,” Mayor Wier stated, “and provide a
layout of the road ahead.”
The City Council meeting and the State of the
City address are open to the public.