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MEDIA/COMMUNICATION
Telephone:
Reliance Connects ..........702-346-5211
Monday - Friday
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m...
Saturday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
TDS -702-346-5205
Newspapers:
Local Bi-Weekly
Desert Valley Times
Local Weekly
MesquiteLocal News
Daily:
The Spectrum
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Local Internet News:
www.mesquitelocal.com
Local Magazines
Mesquite Lifestyle (Bi-monthly)
View On Mesquite (Bi-monthly)
Radio Stations: Utah and
Las Vegas area stations
www.radiomesquite.com
Cable TV companies:
TDS
Reliance Connects
 
TRANSPORTATION
Mesquite Airport:
Latitude ..N 36' degrees 50' 4"
longitude W 14' degrees 03' 5"
Runway length..........5,100 feet
Runway width................75 feet
Runway capacity 30,000 lbs.
McCarran Int'l Airport:
Las Vegas....................85 miles
Highways:
Interstate 15 (two exits)
State Highways 91 and 170
 
MEDICAL FACILITIES
Assisted Care Facility
Highland Manor
Dental
Blizzard, Alex D., D.D.S.
Cosmopolitan Dental
Mesquite Dental
Vernon Pollock, DDS, MSD (Orthodontist)
Virgin Valley Dental
Hospitals & Medical Facilities
Mesa View Regional Hospital
Medical
Desert Mountain Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
Mesquite Medical Associates
Mesquite Physical Therapy/Mesa View Physical Rehabilitation LLC
Mesquite Urology
Mesquite Women's Clinic
Northwest Arizona Reg. Health Ctr
Oasis Chiropractic Center
Virgin Valley Physical Therapy
 
COMMUNITY SERVICES
Churches:
1 Catholic Church, Bunkerville
1 Baptist Church, Mesquite
1 Methodist Church, Mesquite
3 Community
Non-denominational
10 Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints wards
1 Lutheran Church
City Athletic Facilities:
Five tournament softball fields, walking paths
and ten parks.
Recreation Center with racquetball,
two pools, basketball, weight
room, dance and aerobic room.
Senior Citizens' Center: Meals
& activities for seniors
Library: Clark County Branch
 
EDUCATION
Elementary, secondary school
J.L. Bowler Elementary
(Bunkerville) (K-6)
Virgin Valley Elementary
(Mesquite) (K-6)
Hughes Middle School (7-8)
Virgin Valley High School
(9-12)
Universities & Colleges:
College of Southern
Nevada (Mesquite Campus)
UNLV, Las Vegas ........85 miles
SUU, Cedar City ........85 miles
Dixie State College,
St. George ................37 Miles
Mohave County Community
College
University of Phoenix
University of Nevada, Reno
Cooperative Extension
 
HOUSING
New Construction:
Condos start at around $175,000
Single-family homes average (2006) $347,494
Typical Rental Cost:
2-bedroom apartment ......$650
2-bedroom condo..............$800
3-bedroom House ..........$1,200
Hotel Rooms
Mesquite Hotel Rooms..2,729
Phone: 702-346-2902  Fax: 702-346-6138  12 W. Mesquite Blvd. #107 Mesquite, Nevada 89027
 
UTILITIES
Power: Overton Power
District #5 ........702-346-5710
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(www.opd5.com)
Water: Virgin Valley Water
District ............702-346-5731
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(www.vvh2o.com)
Sewer: Mesquite City
Sanitation ........702-346-5295
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(www.mesquitenv.com)
Garbage: Mesquite City
Sanitation ........702-346-5259
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(www.mesquitenv.com)
 
GETTING TO KNOW US
 
Mesquite, Nevada. The
fastest growing city in
Nevada, was founded in 1894
and incorporated on May 24,
1984. It is located on
Interstate-15 in southeastern
Nevada on the Arizona state
Line and is built near the banks of
the Virgin River.
 Elevation . . . . . . . . . . .1600
 Highway Mile Distances:
Albuquerque, NM . . . . . .580
Boise, ID . . . . . . . . . . . . .483
Denver, CO . . . . . . . . . . .675
Las Vegas, NV . . . . . . . . . .80
Los Angeles, CA . . . . . . .370
Phoenix, AZ . . . . . . . . . . .360
St. George, UT . . . . . . . . . .37
Salt Lake City, UT . . . . . .345
San Francisco, CA . . . . . .720
 
CLIMATE
Average monthly temperatures in
Mesquite are quite pleasant.
High temperatures of over 100 occur
during July and August. Extreme lows in the 20s
and teens occur during
November through February.
Monthly average temperatures
are listed below.
Month Min Max Avg
January 34 61 50
February 36 66 51
March 42 75 59
April 48 81 65
May 56 94 75
June 64 102 83
July 69 107 88
August 71 107 89
September 61 100 81
October 49 86 68
November 36 70 53
December 31 61 46
Annual days over 90°F . .133
Annual days under 32°F .38
Annual days of sunshine 331
Avg. annual rainfall. .4.50"
 
POPULATION
Year No. Year No.
1970 ........674 1995 ......5,120
1975 ........808 2000 ....12,000
1980 ........922 2005 ....16,500
1985 ....1,270 2007 .19,194
1990 ....1,960 2010 .23,000
 
CITY GOVERNMENT
Form: Council/Manager, comprised
of an elected mayor, five
elected council members and
an appointed city manager.
Meetings: Held the second and
fourth Tuesday of each month,
4 p.m., Mesquite City Hall
Address: 10 E. Mesquite
Blvd., Mesquite, NV 89027
(702) 346-5295
Operating Budget
Fiscal Year:
2008/2009 ............$24,035,113
 
MARRIAGE LICENSES
 
Mesquite Police Department
500 Hillside Drive
702-346-1867
Hours/Days of Issuance:
Wednesday
8:00 am to 11:30 am
12 noon to 3:30 pm
Friday
3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am to 11:30 am
12 noon to 3:00 pm
 
For Information Call 702-455-4416
 
LAW ENFORCEMENT &
EMERGENCY SERVICES
City Police Department:
43 officers, including corrections,
11 staff
City Fire and Rescue
Department: 28 Full-time,
13 Reserve, 3 fire engines
 
TAX STRUCTURE
Mesquite has one of the lowest
local tax rates in Nevada, which
enjoys one of the lowest state tax
structures in the nation. Taxes NOT collected in
Nevada: Personal income tax,
corporate income tax, taxes on
groceries, inventory tax and
foreign trade zone tax.
 
EMPLOYMENT (2005)
Labor Pool ....................8,320
Unemployment ..............3.9%
Occupations
Agriculture and Services1%
Business/Repair Service2%
Construction................12%
Educational Services..8.5%
Entertainment and
Recreation ..............50%
Finance, Insurance and
Real Estate ..............5%
Health Services ............2%
Manufacturing ..............4%
Public Administration2.3%
Retail Trade and
Personal Services ........10%
Communication, Transportation
and Utilities......................2.2%
Top Employers in Mesquite(2006):
1. Wal-Mart 325
2. Casablanca Resort ........903
3. Oasis Resort ..................749
4. Virgin River Resort .......650
5. Eureka ...........................500
6. Clark County Schools ...305
7. City of Mesquite ............225
8. Mesa View Hosp .......177
9. Primex Plastics ..............120
10. Smith's ........................113
11. Do it Best ......................72
 
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