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It is baseball time in Mesquite!
Virgin Valley Little League's season is starting.
Below are copies of the schedules for softball and baseball. You can also download pdf copies of the schedules at the bottom of the page.
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:
This boys and girls tournament brings thousands of visitors to Mesquite. For details check out the tournament website.
Welcome Utah Youth Soccer!
This weekend is the Mesquite Motor Mania is a classic car show. This event is held every year in Mesquite over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Come and see what makes this event so great every year.
Check out the event's official site for more detail: http://mesquitecarshows.com/
Photo Credit: Mesquite Gaming
Nomination forms are now available in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall. The nomination form is also available for download below. Completed nominations are due to the City Clerk’s Office by noon on Friday, January 22, 2016.
A committee of local residents will select the honoree and the decision will be announced during a February 2015 City Council Meeting.
If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 702-346-5295 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Photograph is of Charles and Emma Hardy, two of the inaugural honorees. They are honored posthumously. Courtesy of The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum.
Exit 118 will alleviate truck traffic for motorists, help city’s plan for growth
City of Mesquite Mayor and RTC Board Member Allan Litman, Do It Best Corporation General Manager Wendy Kinney, and Mesquite Regional Business President George Gault unveiled a rendering of the new interchange and 300-foot long, four-lane bridge over I-15. A 1,950-foot long, four-lane (two lanes in each direction) approach roadway will also be constructed north of the I-15 corridor between the new bridge and West Pioneer Boulevard. Two bicycle lanes and a sidewalk will connect to future trails in the area.
“As an RTC board member, I have seen firsthand the positive effects Fuel Revenue Indexing has had on Southern Nevada since it was implemented in 2014, and I am thrilled to be here today to celebrate a FRI project in Mesquite,” said Litman.
Gault, who leads the organization charged with attracting businesses to the area, emphasized the importance of factors that businesses consider when expanding or relocating.
“These factors include access to raw materials and a strong transportation infrastructure that offers easy accessibility – all directly linked to our economy,” he said. “Mobility and connectivity, which this project advances, save time, and we all know that time is money in our economy.”
Do It Best Corporation is a prime example of a beneficiary of the new interchange. The company serves 3,800 member-owned locations throughout the United States and 53 countries. It is the only U.S.-based full-line, full-service, member-owned distributor of lumber, hardware and building materials products in the home improvement industry.
“The interchange will not only help divert industrial and commercial traffic off our city roadways, but it will create direct access to businesses like mine,” said Kinney of Do It Best. “It also will provide a more direct and convenient route for trucks to access the 800-acre master planned Mesquite Technology and Commerce Center (MTCC).”
The MTCC is home to numerous technology, industrial, distribution and manufacturing businesses.
The project will generate 190 jobs. Meadow Valley is the general contractor.
Revenue is generated every time a motorist fuels their vehicle, and a portion of what they pay at the pump helps create jobs by funding transportation and public safety projects across Clark County. Average motorists contribute about a dime a day over a three-year period (Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2016). Fuel Revenue Indexing funds help keep pace with material and labor costs, raising $700 million, funding 220 projects and creating 9,000 jobs.
About the RTC
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organization and regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada. The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use a variety of transportation choices to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit rtcsnv.com.
In addition to the Mesquite Fire and Rescue Department, other area fire departments participating in the Southern Nevada recruitment drive are Clark County, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mount Charleston and Pahrump. Applications will be accepted online only through the www.snvfirerecruitment.com website starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The number of applicants will be limited to the first 4,500 who apply online. The application period will close Tuesday, Dec. 22, or after the first 4,500 applications are received.
Clark County and the participating agencies are hosting seven outreach sessions to help interested applicants learn about the different fire departments and the testing, qualification and recruitment process. The first one will be held on Monday, Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road.
“We are happy to host this recruitment drive and encourage anyone interested in becoming a firefighter to attend one of the upcoming outreach sessions,” said Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell. “It’s a very competitive process to become a firefighter. The open house sessions are designed to give you the information you need to become a successful candidate with our fire department or another in Southern Nevada.”
Clark County’s Human Resources Department is hosting the recruitment website and will forward applications to partnering agencies. The candidates who successfully complete the application and testing process will be forwarded to fire departments for consideration as openings occur within their departments starting next year. Minimum qualifications for each agency, testing dates and other pertinent information about the recruitment are posted on www.snvfirerecruitment.com . Submitting an application is the first step in the process. Applicants also will be required to take a written exam and pass a physical abilities test called the Candidate Physical Ability Test, or CPAT. The CPAT can be taken locally at the College of Southern Nevada. For more information, visit www.csn.edu/cpat.
The Nov. 18 outreach session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Clark County Commission Chambers can be viewed live as it occurs on the agenda page of Clark County’s website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov. The session also will be taped for rebroadcast on Clark County Television and YouTube throughout the recruitment period. A link to the video will be posted on the fire recruitment website. The same information is generally offered at each outreach session. Candidates are encouraged to attend at least one session, or watch the recorded session to learn about the recruitment process. The full schedule of outreach sessions is as follows:
Due to Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, there will be a change to the regular hours of operations at several city facilities.
Mesquite Recreation Center
Mesquite Community/Senior Center
Construction Expected to Start this Fall
At its Sep. 8, 2015, meeting, the Mesquite City Council approved the selection of Meadow Valley Contractors, Inc., to construct the Exit 118 Interchange project on Interstate 15. The contractor will start work upon official notice to proceed, anticipated this fall.
The design-build project, funded by Clark County Fuel Revenue Indexing through the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, is expected to boost the local economy upon completion in summer 2016. It includes the construction of a diamond interchange at Milepost 118 and the extension of Lower Flat Top Drive to connect with the new interchange.
With the interchange, commercial vehicles will have a direct route to the Mesquite Technology and Commerce Center, increasing the efficiency of deliveries and drop-offs and revitalizing local economic development. It is also anticipated that the project will help keep tractor-trailers off the community’s thoroughfares and arterials, freeing up those roads to commuter traffic.
Any questions regarding this procurement can be directed to Wayne Horlacher at Horrocks Engineers: (702) 966-4063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently, Hafen Park had a new rubberized playground surface installed and LED lights installed around the splash pad, basketball court and the playground area. These improvements add to the usability and safety of the area.
The playground surface is composed of 100% recycled rubber products, which makes it durable and cost-effective. Additionally, the rubber will not freeze, compress, erode, decompose or blow or wash away, like other play surfaces tend to do. Another nice feature is that the rubber will not bleed onto clothes or skin, even in the rain.
The pour-in-place rubber surface is comprised of two layers: a cushion layer made of clean, recycled tire rubber; and a decorative addition of the color match speckles.
Residents are invited to go and experience the new upgrades first hand.
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