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April is Mesquite Senior Games Month

posted Mar 27, 2014, 10:42 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 4:41 PM ]


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 increments.

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/

Schedule 2014



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

Mesquite Days May 1 - 4, 2014 - Schedule of Events

posted Mar 20, 2014, 12:40 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Apr 16, 2014, 3:25 PM ]


Davis Amusement Cascadia is the carnival coming to town for the 30th 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 celebration.

 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 Free

Location: 35 West Mesquite Blvd. (Virgin Valley Heritage Museum/Fine Arts Center)

Contact: Erika Kuta Marler, 346-5705; emarler@mesquitenv.gov

 

·         Founders Forum

Date:      May 1, 2014 (Thursday)

Time:      7:00 PM

Location: City Hall, 10 East Mesquite Blvd. City Council Chambers.

Contact: Merlin Hafen, 702-376-9626; merlinhafen@dgmesquite.com

 

·         Historical Society 5th Annual Mesquite Days, Old – Time Bakeoff

Date:      May 2, 2014 (Friday) COOKIES is the recipe.

Time:      4:45 PM (Pick up Applications from Virgin Valley Heritage Museum)

Location: Mesquite Recreation Center West Field (Synthetic Area) 100 West Old Mill Road.

Contact: Valarie Jensen, 346-5469

Deadline: All applications are due on May 1, 2014 at the VVHM

 

·         Mesquite Days Relay for Life (American Cancer Society)

Date:      May 2, 2014 (Friday)

Time:      6:00 PM – 9:00 AM

Location: Virgin Valley High School, 280 Valley View Dr.

Contact: David Moore, 435-674-9707; david.moore@cancer.org

 

·         Mesquite Days 50’s SOCK HOP 2014

Date:      May 2, 2014 (Friday)

Time:      6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: 100 West Old Mill Road, Recreation Center Gymnasium & Recreation Center West Park

Contact: Dept. of Athletics & Leisure Services. Office for Details 346-5290 ext 4006 or gbelalcazar@mesquitenv.gov

 

·         Mesquite Days Zumbathon

Date:      May 3, 2014 (Saturday)

Time:      6 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: 100 West Old Mill Road, Recreation Center Gymnasium

Contact: Dept. of Athletics & Leisure Services. Office for Details 346-5290 ext 4006 or gbelalcazar@mesquitenv.gov


·         Mesquite 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

*Carnival Times Subject to Change.

Location: Mesquite Recreation Park, 100 West Old Mill Road.

·         Mesquite Days Vendor Booths

Date:      May 2- 4, 2014 (Fri-Sun)

Time:      Friday 4 PM-10 PM, Saturday 10 AM-Midnight & Sunday Noon-5 PM

Location: Mesquite Recreation Park, 100 West Old Mill Road.

Contact: Dept. of Athletics & Leisure Services. Office for Details 346-8732 ext 4007 or www.mesquitenv.gov 

·         Mayors Pancake Social, Sponsored by the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce

Date:      May 3, 2014 (Saturday)

Time:      8 AM – 9:30 AM

Location: North Arrowhead Lane, Family Heritage Park

Contact: Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, Vicky Walter; vicky@mesquite-chamber.com


·         Mesquite Days Parade

       Date:      May 3, 2013 (Saturday)

       Time: Parade Start 10 AM, Staging Time 8 AM

       Location:  North Arrowhead Lane (LDS Church Parking Lot)

       Contact: Dept. of Athletics & Leisure Services for Details 346-8732 ext 4007 or www.mesquitenv.gov


·         If This House Could Talk, Mesquite, NV

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; emarler@mesquitenv.gov

 



Tuff-N-Uff Brings “Utah Vs Nevada” to CasaBlanca Resort and Casino for Mayhem in Mesquite IV

posted Feb 26, 2014, 3:17 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Apr 1, 2014, 3:11 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]



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 California.

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 Wilson (2-1).

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 Morales (2-1).

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 at TuffNUff.com.

Desert Launch begins Long Drive 2014 Season in Mesquite

posted Feb 24, 2014, 10:40 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 17, 2014, 10:43 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]


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

 

Mesquite Mayor Wier to Deliver State of the City Address

posted Feb 3, 2014, 5:25 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 1:54 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


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.

 

Mesquite Off-Road Weekend

posted Feb 3, 2014, 4:04 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 1:58 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


Don't Miss Cowboy Kenny's Steel Rodeo

The Mesquite Off-Road Weekend features Enduro Challenge Races, mud bogs, an Adventure Park with a zip line and paintball, a Powersports Plaza full of vendors, food, drink, entertainment and much more.  The highlights of the weekend will be Cowboy Kenny’s Steel Rodeo aerial show and the “Beyond Pro” race featuring top racers battling for bragging rights. It will be great fun for the whole family!

 

www.mesquiteoffroad.com 

 

COME “UP, UP & AWAY" AT THE 2014 MESQUITE BALLOON FESTIVAL

posted Jan 15, 2014, 7:44 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 27, 2014, 10:26 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Mesquite Gaming once again proudly sponsors the two-day Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival on Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Mesquite Gaming’s CasaBlanca Resort & Casino and Oasis Parking Lot.  Weather permitting, on both Saturday and Sunday morning just after sunrise at approximately 7:30AM, a dazzling array of over 35 spectacular hot air balloons will launch from the Oasis Parking lot.  Parking for this spectacular event will be available at the Oasis Parking Garage and the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino.  

The skies above Mesquite, Nevada will be bursting with the color and splendor of these magnificent balloons.  Wanting to make this awesome festival truly extraordinary, the CasaBlanca has planned a wide variety of fun and entertaining activities throughout the day. Spectators will be able to indulge not only in the visual feast of the balloons, but also culinary, musical and many more delights for the whole family.  On Friday, January 25th, Mesquite Gaming has even arranged for Mr. Gayle McCoy, The Festival Balloon Meister, to conduct a hot air balloon demonstration at the Virgin Valley Elementary school to give the children the opportunity to learn more about these fascinating vehicles.

 Mesquite Gaming has gone over and above to make this a truly special event weekend for all ages, with an entire day of activities, free to the public, beginning immediately after the balloon launch.  In the CasaBlanca Showroom at 9:00AM and 11:00AM, be amazed by “Squawk,” an exotic bird show.  If anyone has not had the opportunity to witness what these magnificent birds can do, this show will definitely delight one and all. At 2:30PM, Mesquite Gaming is proud to present a special family “Show of Shows” Variety Show in the Showroom.  Doors open at 2:00PM.  What better way to celebrate the majesty of the hot air balloons than a special champagne tasting? The CasaBlanca Resort & Casino will host this tasting in the Skydome Lounge on Saturday, January 26 from 4PM-6PM.  This part of the festival is also free to the public, but participants must be 21 years and older to attend. Immediately following the champagne tasting and pushing the “wow” factor over the limit, will be the night glow on Saturday evening at the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino from 6PM-7PM. As the DJ plays music, the night will come alive with intense color as the tethered balloons are “fired up” and the “sticks” surround them with magical fire. For everyone not wanting the Saturday festivities to end, The CasaBlanca Resort & Casino is presenting “NEIL DIAMOND - THE TRIBUTE starring Rob Garrett & the King of Diamonds Band. Rob Garrett, aka the “King of Diamonds” was voted the 2013 Las Vegas Tribute Artist of the Year.  Rob is definitely the most popular and requested Neil Diamond tribute artist in the business. Doors open at 7:30PM and the show beings at 8:30PM.  Advance ticket prices range from $25 for VIP tables & booths to $15 for general admission.  VIP booths are sold in blocks of 4 only and all 4 must be purchased at the same time.  Day of show prices are $20 - $30.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.mesquitegaming.com, by clicking on the Neil Diamond Tribute and Star Tickets, by phone at 800-585-3737 or in person at the CasaBlanca Resort Front Desk. The 2014 Mesquite Balloon Festival is definitely a “not-to-be-missed,” spectacular event. 

 There is still time to be an integral part of the 2014 Mesquite Balloon Festival, as volunteers are still needed and much appreciated!!!For anyone wanting to participate in the 2014 event, opportunities are still available for volunteers to crew the balloons.  Volunteers must be 18 years of age and older.  Please visit “Special Events” at www.casablancaresort.com and complete the online form.             

Mesquite Motor Mania 2014

posted Jan 9, 2014, 2:12 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 1:55 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]


THERE’S GONNA BE A “HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN” AS

MESQUITE MOTOR MANIA 2014 ROARS INTO MESQUITE, NEVADA

Car enthusiasts – start your engines! Mesquite Motor Mania 201 will be held Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend, January 17-19, 2014 in Mesquite, NV.  This annual car extravaganza and competition is expected to draw over 700 vehicles and 1000’s of spectators to one of the year’s most highly anticipated Classic Car Show Events.

The Mesquite Motor Mania is open to all years, makes and models of classic vehicles and special interest vehicles such as vintage, street rods and hot rods.  The event is sponsored by the Mesquite Resort Association, the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino, the Virgin River Hotel & Casino, the Eureka Casino, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, Las Vegas Events, Mesquite Car Shows and the Las Vegas Cruisin’ Association, Inc.  In addition to the over 260 Top Vehicle trophies & awards, this year’s event will distribute $15,000 (fifteen thousand) in cash drawings & prizes for Car Show participants.  There will be Ladies’ Choice, Kid’s Favorite, Best Use of Chrome and Hottest Flames just to name a few of the categories. To further information, pre-registration and a complete list of all categories and prizes, please visit www.mesquitecarshows.com 

Registration and check-in for Motor Mania will be at the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino Showroom on Thursday, January 16 from Noon – 6PM; Friday, January 17 from 8AM – 6PM; Saturday, January 18 from 8AM – 6PM and Sunday, January 19 from 8AM – 10AM. Judging of vehicles will be ongoing throughout the event with the presentation of awards/cash to top vehicle participants to be held Sunday, January 19 in the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino Showroom beginning at 1PM.

An abundance of festivities and contests, all free to the public, are planned at various locations throughout the weekend. Participating vehicles will be parked at sponsor hotels – The CasaBlanca, The Virgin River, The Oasis and the Eureka. Spectators are even encouraged to vote for their favorites.   The Vendors & Car & Parts Corral will be open at designated locations from 9AM-6PM both Friday and Saturday.

There is no greater rush of exhilaration than watching the intensity of the Roaring Engines Competition & the Slow Drags/Burn Out Competitions at the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino.  Contest participants pull out all the stops in electrifying displays of pure power and sound.  The Roaring Engines compete Friday and Saturday 11AM–Noon and the Slow Drags/Burnout battle is 3PM–5PM both days. Still not enough to satisfy your craving for excitement? Watch the Open Headers Cruise that flows through Mesquite to all the Hotel & Casino properties from Noon-2PM the 17th & 18th.  For a more leisurely thrill, stroll through the Show & Shine from 9AM-6PM, Friday and Saturday and 8AM-1PM Sunday or take the Poker Trivia Walk through all the sponsor hotels, 9AM-5PM, those days also.  Poker Walk Sheets and all Voting Ballots must be turned in at the CasaBlanca Resort & Casino on Sunday, 1/19 from 9-10AM.

What pairs perfectly with hot rods and classic cars? Why the hot sounds of a classic rock band! On Saturday night, the CasaBlanca presents in the Showroom beginning at 8:30PM (door open at 7:30PM) PHOENIX, an immensely popular classic rock band performing all your favorite hits from the 70’s 80’s and 90”s.  The concert is free to the public, and you must be 21+ to attend.  You can also enjoy classic sounds from HIGH RISE in the Virgin River Lounge and LIL’ ELMO & COSMOS in the Skydome Lounge at the CasaBlanca.

With the vast variety of exciting events, there is something for the entire family. For complete details of all scheduled events, times and locations, please visit Special Events at www.mesquitegaming.com or www.mesquitecarshows.com

Make the Holidays LONGER!

posted Dec 12, 2013, 2:20 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 11:11 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]

                       
        

YOUR LONG DRIVE CHRISTMAS WISH WAS JUST ANSWERED

  2013 RE/MAX WORLD LONG DRIVE CHAMPIONSHIP  

 MARATHON ON GOLF CHANNEL 

DECEMBER 25, 1:00PM - 6:00PM ET

Mesquite Distinguished Citizen Nominations

posted Nov 27, 2013, 12:44 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 12:44 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

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Mesquite Distinguished Citizen Recognition award nomination form will be available in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall and on the City’s website (www.mesquitenv.gov), starting Monday, December 2, 2013. 

Individuals may be nominated by any resident.  Those nominated may be a current or former resident or business person, living or deceased, who have made Mesquite a better place to live. 

The deadline for the return of completed applications to the City Clerk’s Office is 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

A committee of local residents will select an honoree and the individual chosen will be announced on February 11, 2014 at the City Council Meeting.

 If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (702) 346-5295 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. City Hall is closed on Friday.

 Distinguished Citizen Nomination Form 

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