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
October 1-6, 2013
City Athletic Venues host CAN-AM Softball, VVHS
Soccer, Simon Fraser Football
MESQUITE, NV (Oct. 1, 2013)—Following 10-days of
RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship competition, Mesquite’s Fall softball
tournaments begin with the CAN-AM softball tournament over two weekends,
Friday-Sunday (Oct. 4-6) and the following Thursday through Tuesday (Oct.
11-15). The softball tournament, sandwiched around competition at the Huntsman
World Senior Games in St. George, Utah, will be host to 40 teams from
throughout North America at Pioneer Memorial Park, Hunter Sports Park and Old
Mill Road Park ball fields.
Virgin Valley High School soccer will return to the
Mesquite Sports & Event Complex (MSEC) for games on Tuesday and Thursday
after playing at the Mesquite Recreation Center fields for the past month while
the Long Drive competition was being setup and contested. VVHS Cross Country will have a meet on
Wednesday starting at the MSEC.
Mesquite will host a Canadian NCAA Division II
football team when Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada), practices on
Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m. at the MSEC. The Clan will be playing Dixie State
College at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and due to the crowds from the St. George
Marathon they chose to stay in Mesquite. According to assistant coach Ryan
McFadden, from the Internet photos, the facilities at the MSEC looked like a
great spot to have practice. Simon
Fraser is the only Canadian member of the NCAA. They compete in the Great Northwest
City League softball is played at Hunter Sports Park with Coed on
Tuesdays and men’s wood bat league on Wednesdays.
The NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Sept. 26, at Hunter
Sports Park saw a record number of participants as 111 local boys and girls
(ages 8-15) competed for a chance to move on to Sectional competition in St.
George Oct. 26 or further in conjunction with a San Francisco 49ers game.
Flag Football has games on Wednesday nights and practices on Mondays.
The youth league has also shown growth over years past with 120 participants in
two divisions ages 4-5 and 6-7.
Pickleball has open gym at the Rec Center on Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. As
interest picks up, there will be Pickleball clinics and even tournaments. There
are two portable Pickleball courts set up in the west gymnasium at the Rec
Center. For those new to the sport without equipment, there are paddles and
balls available for check out.
FC Mesquite league games are
Saturday at the Recreation Center West Field.
more information visit: www.MesquiteNV.gov or
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The Mesquite NV Sports & Event Complex will host the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships highlighted by a six-title championship day on Saturday, Sept. 21 and the Final 8 Open Division Showdown on Friday, Sept. 27.
According to Long Drivers of America CEO Art Sellinger, this year’s event from Sept. 18-27, will crown six divisional champions from among more than 400 competitors from around the world. The Long Drive event has been held in Mesquite, Nev., since 1997.
He said the Golf Channel dedicated October as “Long Drive” month with four Prime Time (6 p.m. Pacific) Wednesday time slots. The first three shows will be one-hour taped airings; “Showcasing the stars and history of Long Drive” on Oct. 9, “Road to the World Finals” on Oct. 16, and “Showdown to the Final 8” on Oct. 23. A live two-hour special “World Finals” in Las Vegas will air on Oct. 30. Golf Channel U.S. will also feature the shows as video on demand and four re-airings of each show can be seen Oct.-Dec. 2013.
NBC Sports will have a Long Drive show on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 1 p.m., (Pacific), following the U.S. Winter Olympic Trials segment.
“With the Golf Channel giving more in depth coverage of the event, we’d love to show the world that Mesquite loves golf,” said Bryan Dangerfield, director of Mesquite NV Athletics & Leisure Services. “We are encouraging Mesquite residents and visitors to be a part of the TV audience and cheer on the World’s longest drivers in golf, especially on the featured competition days on Sept. 21 and 27.”
Sellinger said the Open Division was expanded from 128 to 192 to allow more hitters a chance to come to Mesquite, including 25 percent of them coming from outside the U.S.
This year will be the sixth time the Mesquite NV Sports & Event Complex has hosted the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships since it was built in 2008. The facility was constructed as a multi-use facility with a special tee box and grid suitable for world class Long Drive competition. It is also the site of Championship events for soccer, rugby, football and lacrosse.
More information: www.Longdrivers.com and https://www.facebook.com/MesquiteNvSportsAndEventComplex
Over the next
few months, the City wants to introduce to the public the City of Mesquite
Draft Bikeways Development Plan. The
plan was developed in partnership with the Regional Transportation
Commission. The City of Mesquite
Development Services Department invites you to read and become familiar with
the plan, and to submit any comments or questions. At the end of this public outreach period,
the City will make any necessary changes to the plan and schedule a public
hearing before the City Council to consider its adoption.
process the City hopes to accomplish several things:
help motorists and bicyclists become more aware of what it means to share the
road, and to better understand some ways in which that might be accomplished
help people understand that complete streets should be designed to accommodate
all forms of transportation – pedestrian, vehicular, bicycling, and mass transportation
identify points in the current circulation system which need improvement to
better accommodate bicyclists, and / or to make cycling more usable and safe
support and encourage increased levels of bicycling
A copy of the draft Bikeways plan is available for download (see below) or a copy can be requested at the Development Services Department at City Hall 10 E. Mesquite Blvd. Comments and questions about the draft plan can be submitted to Richard Secrist at email@example.com or by calling 702-346-2835.
Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention and in partnership with The City of
Mesquite Athletics & Leisure Services Department invites you to join us for
the 2nd Annual Mesquite Walk in Memory - Walk for Hope.
The 3K (1.7 miles) walk begins at the Mesquite
Recreation Center, West field at 8:00 A.M. for Registration on Saturday,
September 14, 2013. The walk will begin at 9:00 A.M. All walkers will walk
around the Mesquite West Recreation Center Park Field path; the event will end
at 11:00 A.M.
Everyone is invited and there is no cost to
participants. The Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to
partnering and collaborating with Local and State individuals and organizations
for the development of this program. Through community walks, the Nevada Coalition for
Suicide Prevention hopes to generate awareness of suicide
prevention and to raise funds in order to provide education and training in
suicide prevention, intervention and support for survivors of suicide loss.
All walkers are welcome. All donations
gratefully accepted. Contributions go to Nevada Coalition for suicide
Prevention to advance its mission.
For more information on the Walk In Memory -
Walk for Hope please call Pam Bruehl of The Mesquite Behavioral Health Center
702-346-4696 or Nicholas Montoya of the City of Mesquite Department of
Athletics & Leisure Services 346-8732.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.
Long Drivers are back on the Grid on Friday-Sunday, Aug. 9-11, at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex (MSEC) for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Region 2 Championships. The public is invited to support California, Nevada golfers in their quest for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships, Sept. 18-27 at the MSEC. www.LongDrivers.com
Coalition for Suicide Prevention and in partnership with The City of Mesquite
Athletics & Leisure Services Department invites you to join us for the 2nd
Annual Mesquite Walk in Memory - Walk for Hope.
The 3K (1.7
miles) walk begins at the Mesquite
West field at 8:00 A.M. for Registration on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The
walk will begin at 9:00 A.M. All walkers will walk around the Mesquite West
Recreation Center Park Field path; the event will end at 11:00 A.M.
invited and there is no cost to participants. The Nevada Coalition for Suicide
Prevention is dedicated to partnering and collaborating with Local and State individuals
and organizations for the development of this program. Through
community walks, the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention hopes to generate awareness of
suicide prevention and to raise funds in order to provide education and
training in suicide prevention, intervention and support for survivors of
are welcome. All donations gratefully accepted. Contributions go to Nevada
Coalition for suicide Prevention to advance its mission.
information on the Walk In Memory - Walk for Hope please call Pam Bruehl of The
Mesquite Behavioral Health Center 702-346-4696 or Nicholas Montoya of the City
of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services 346-8732.
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.
Some of the top adaptive sport athletes in the country are being invited to participate in the Mesquite ParaGolf Long Drive exhibition on Tuesday, Oct. 29
, at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex. Golf practice rounds and qualifying will begin at 8 a.m.
and the championship rounds are set for that afternoon.
The Paragolfers, including amputees and blind athletes, will show the skills demonstrated at last week's inaugural Pilot Travel Center /Flying J Amputee Long Drive Championship at Tennessee National Golf Course in Loudon, Tennessee.
"With Mesquite as the renowned home of Long Drive Golf, we hope to grow this aspect of a sport which is the top rehabilitative activity for athletes," said Dean Jarvis, founder of the Amputee Long Drive event from Knoxville, Tennessee. "We've seen Mesquite’s events on national TV and know that as a Long Drive venue, it will attract some of the top golfers in the country and eventually the world."
The star of the first Amputee World Long Drive Championship was Jared Brentz, who won the Open and Multiple amputee division with a drive of 367 yards. Alan Gentry, of the North American One-Armed Golfers Association from Louisville, won two divisions.
According to Jarvis, the Long Drive competition was complimented by a demonstration by David Meador, of the U.S. Blind Golf Association, and Brad Clayton, a PGA Master Teaching Professional. One of the highlights of the Select Shot Scramble was when Clayton, an arm amputee, stuck his approach shot close to the pin on a Par 3 and tapped in for an unassisted birdie at the Tennessee National course.
There was a technical and science component as well, with displays of adaptive sports equipment for amputees. Jarvis said a display by White House Science Fair project winner, Easton LaChappelle, included a mind-controlled prosthetic arm (using brain wave concentration and eye blinks), showed a glimpse of the future for adaptive sport athletes.
"We hope to see the growth of premier sporting events for athletes bouncing back from a severe difficulty, such as a war injury, birth defect or accident, to compete against the top athletes of similar challenge," said Bryan Dangerfield, director of Mesquite NV Athletics & Leisure Services. "We also want to provide opportunities for recreational adaptive sport athletes and those who want to eventually compete at a higher level."
Dangerfield said there is a local organizing committee consisting of experienced Long Drive Championship staff from Mesquite who will manage the event.
The event will be free and open to the public. Spectators, participants, volunteers and sponsors may find additional information posted at www.amputeelongdrivechampionship.com andwww.MesquiteNV.gov or facebook page for "Mesquite NV Sports and Event Complex."