The Moapa Band of Paiutes received approval last week from federal officials on a proposal to build a solar power generating plant on the Moapa Indian Reservation. The approval paves the way for the nation’s first commercial-grade solar energy facility operating on tribal lands.
Archives for June 2012
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) announced last week that it has approved the merger of Moapa Valley Credit Union (MVCU) with America First Credit Union. The merger will be effective on July 1.
The ball started rolling at the Lake Mead Baptist Church Vacation Bible School (VBS) on Friday, June 15. There were 70-80 kids that attended Bible School, so in order for registeration to go smoothly, a pre registering carnival was held on that day.
For the third consecutive year, Eureka Casino Resort will be hosting “Rockets over the Red Mesa” on Wednesday, July 4. And due to the overwhelming response to last year’s performance the Nevada POPS Orchestra will be back again this year. The live performance will begin at 8:00 pm followed by fireworks at 9:00 pm.
Though next week’s holiday movie-goers may not even notice it, there will be some big changes going on at the Mesquite Stadium 6 movie theatres on Mesquite Blvd.
A report released earlier this month by the Sierra Club claims that it would be far cheaper for regional utility company, NV Energy, to shut down its coal-burning Reid Gardner Station in Moapa next year than to continue its operation.
A century ago, American author Mark Twain was quoted as saying, “There are lies, damned lies, and then there are statistics”. This statement has never been more true than it is today. In our modern world of technology and the internet; where we are literally swimming in raw data available at our fingertips at any time; statistics are twisted constantly to say whatever an activist, politician or special interest group wants them to say; never mind the kernel of truth from which the statistics may have originated.
No one asked me but… Roger Clemens pitched another shut out, this one against the federal government.
For five years while the country has been fighting a major recession, people have been losing their investments, jobs have been disappearing, and pensions have deteriorated, our federal government has been aggressively pursuing Mr. Clemens because they believed he lied to a Congressional investigating committee.
Debra Borjesson of Overton, Nevada is pleased to announce the marriage of her daughter Janae Michelle, to Russell Allen McDonald, son of Lee and Cyndy McDonald of Visalia, California.
Lonnie and Alice Sproul are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Lacey Jolene Sproul to Lukas “Shorty” Tom, son of Norm and Nita Tom on Saturday, June 30, 2012.
Moapa Valley is home to another true princess. Ten year old Gracie Wong of Logandale was crowned as the Nevada State Miniature Miss winner at the 35th annual NV State Cinderella Scholarship Pageant held in Las Vegas on June 10-14.