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.
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!
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
Parking for this spectacular
event will be available at the Oasis Parking Garage and the CasaBlanca Resort
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
for the return of completed applications to the City Clerk’s Office is 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2014.
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
On Thursday, November 7, 2013, the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce and Mesquite Regional Business, Inc. are jointly hosting an event to update the business community on what is on the horizon for the Mesquite region.
A panel discussion by representatives of local economic drivers will be addressing the following topics.
- Recreational Tourism
- Residential Housing
Long Drive month begins on the Golf Channel with four special broadcast premiers each Wednesday
night at 6 p.m. (PST)
, starting Oct. 9
. Much of the action will feature scenes of RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship competition at the Mesquite NV Sports & Event Complex.
“Showcasing the Stars and History of Long Drive” will tee off Long Drive month on the Golf Channel on Oct. 9, followed by “Road to the World Finals” on Oct. 16, “Showdown to the Final 8” on Oct. 23 and the live two-hour Open Finals on Oct. 30. In addition, for the first time on network TV, Long Drive highlights will be seen on NBC Sports at 1 p.m. (PDT), on Saturday, Dec. 28.
This year’s Long Drive competition, held a month earlier than in years past, brought over 400 competitors from around the world to Mesquite for this made-for-TV event. The first week of action, Sept. 18-21, crowned six new World Champions including Heather Le Master (Ladies), Rick Barry (Masters), Miguel Jamie (Legends), Bobby Wilson (Grand Champions) and Pat Dempsey (Super Senior) and Stephen Kennedy (Senior).
A fierce battle to claim the eight Open Division slots Sept. 23-27 culminated with a best of three series last Friday to see who will compete live on Oct. 30 for the World Championship and $250,000 prize. The “October Eight” are Tim Burke (Orlando, Fla.), Matt Hanger (Anaheim, Calif.), Patrick Hopper (Columbia, SC), Will Hogue (Collierville, Tenn.), Tyler Kellett (Phoenix, Ariz.), Aaron Mansfield (Washington, Pa.), 2010 World Champion Joe Miller (London, England) and two-time World Champion in 2008 and 2009 Jamie Sadlowski (St. Paul, Alberta, Canada).
In addition to the national and international television coverage, the Mesquite Athletics & Leisure Services department used Facebook to illustrate the event with behind the scenes photos, videos and posts about volunteer efforts, schedules and results during the Long Drive competition. Posts can be found about the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships and upcoming events on the Facebook page at “Mesquite NV Sports and Event Complex” and other information at www.MesquiteNV.gov.
Scheduled Broadcast Premier and Re-airings of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships 2013
(All times Pacific, subject to change)
Show 1: Showcasing the Stars and History of Long Drive
• Wednesday, Oct. 09 @ 6:00 PM
• Thursday, Oct. 10 @ 1:30 AM
• Sunday, Oct. 13 @ 10:00 AM
• Monday, Oct. 14 @ 11:00 AM
• Thursday, Oct. 24 @ Noon
Show 2: Road to the World Finals
• Wednesday Oct 16 @ 6:00 PM
• Saturday, Oct. 19 11:00 PM
• Tuesday, Oct. 22 @ 2:00 AM
• Thursday, Oct. 24 @ 1:00 PM
• Sunday, Dec. 01 at 7:30 AM
Show 3: Showdown to the Final 8
• Wednesday, Oct. 23 @ 6:00 PM
• Thursday, Oct. 24 @ 2:00 AM
• Friday, Oct. 25 @ 2:00 PM
• Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 10:00 PM
• Sunday, Dec. 01 @ 7:30 AM
SHOW 4 - LIVE 2 HOUR OPEN FINALE
• Wednesday, Oct 30 @ 6:00 PM
• Thursday, Oct. 31 @ 1:00 AM
• Saturday, Nov. 02 @ 9:30 PM
• Sunday, Dec. 01 @ 11:30 AM
• Monday, Dec. 02 @ 1:00 PM
• Saturday, Dec. 28 @ 1 PM on NBC Sports