Celebrating A Friend To Moapa Valley
NV Legislature Works On Freeing Up ‘Farm To Fork’ Events And Cottage Industries
Witnesses Testify In Court About Fatal I-15 Crash
Northstar Commonwealth Students Graduate
Local CSN Seeks To Organize Advisory Board
College of Southern Nevada in Moapa Valley wants to open up communication lines and, once again, grow the program in the local area. Local CSN staff will be starting up another College Advisory Board to bring additional support from the community. Darlene Montague is the CSN Administrative Director for Mesquite and Moapa Valley. She explains that prior to her being the Administrative Director, there was an Advisory Board in place and functioning. But the group has not met in the last couple of years.
OPD Selects New General Manager
The Overton Power District (OPD) Board of Directors selected Mendes Cooper to fill the position of General Manager for the district after current General Manager Delmar Leatham retires on July 12 of this year. The board voted unanimously to appoint Cooper, who has worked for 26 years at the district, and currently serves in a training role as Assistant General Manager.
MVHS Class Of 2013 Senior Spotlight
Perkins Parents Vote To Dissolve PTA In Favor Of PTO
The days of the Ute Perkins Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA) are drawing to a close. Last week Perkins parents voted to dissolve the school’s PTA in favor of forming an independent Parent Teacher Organization (PTO.) The decision was made by a unanimous vote on Wednesday, May 15, when Valerie Morgan, a teacher a Perkins, made a motion to make the change.
May Day Tradition Continues At Perkins
CCSD Breaks Ground On New MVHS Gym
The Moapa Valley High School celebrated a day long time in coming on Monday, May 13: the ground breaking of a new gymnasium. MVHS Principal Grant Hanevold led the momentous ceremony that has been 15 years in the making. In his speech Hanevold stated that back in 1998 the voters had passed a bond for the school district. With that bond had come the promise of a new gym for MVHS, he said.
M.V. Educator/Administrator Named As New MVHS Principal
The Clark County School District announced last week that it had selected a new principal for the Moapa Valley High School. District officials had been interviewing candidates for the position since current MVHS principal Grant Hanevold announced last month he would be taking a new position as principal at Sunrise Mountain High School in Las Vegas.
Moapa Home Destroyed In Fire
New Flower Shop Open In Overton
The flower shop in downtown Overton has opened again. Now called “The Front Porch”, the little shop opened on Friday, May 10. The shop is filled with simple country charm. The display shelving is not typical retail fare, but rather it is rustic and homely furniture. The store is filled with simple little surprises; treasures that are on sale as gift items, home decor and fashion accessories.
Logandale Sub Shop Celebrates National Lu’au Month
Moapa Community Crowds In To Help Local Family
“Overwhelmed and surprised” are the words Moapa resident Tiffany Frederick used to describe the fundraiser put on for her family on Saturday night. She had good reason to feel that way. The engine bays at Moapa Fire Station 72 were bursting at the seams with people who came to support Josh Frederick and his family.
Good Samaritans Care For Sickly Horse
No one was entirely sure exactly where the struggling horse had come from. But it staggered up to a house on Cooper Street in Overton and collapsed on the lawn; exhausted. Overton resident Angela Bozarth was travelling down Cooper Street on Friday, May 3 at around 12:30 and saw the horse lying in the yard. She owns horses of her own so knew that something wasn’t right.
Sports and Recreation
MVHS State Championship Showings
State Championship week has come and gone. With it the high school athletic season has ended. The spring sports of baseball, softball, track and field, golf and swim have reached their conclusions. Swimming The Moapa Valley Swim team had a lone representative from Moapa Valley compete in the state meet in Carson City. Porter Lamping placed seventh in the 200 IM. Porter finished with a time of 2:36.57. Alex Straw of Truckee finished in the event with the championship with a time of 1:54.72.
Baseball/Softball Division I-A Roundup (May 22, 2013)
Last week the four best team in the state competed at the state baseball tournament at CSN in Las Vegas. It was Boulder City and Faith Lutheran from the south and Truckee and Elko from the north. It didn’t take long to see that the south had the better programs. Faith Lutheran crushed Truckee 15-1 in the first game while Boulder City pounded Elko 16-5 in the other first round game.
MVHS Swimmers Compete At Divisionals
New Martial Arts Instruction In Moapa Valley
Pirates End Season After 5 Tournament Games
Moapa Valley played five games in the divisionals last week winning three and losing two. Those two losses ended the season for the Pirates. When it came down to it, Moapa just couldn’t beat Boulder City. The game against the Eagles was the Pirates’ second loss and the elimination match for Moapa from the tournament.
Five Pirates Qualify For State Track & Field
Pirate Softball Drops From Regional Playoffs
The Moapa Valley High School softball team was eliminated from the regional playoffs last week. They were beaten in their first two games. The girls finished the season 12-14 overall and 7-5 in league play. They came in as the fourth seed in the tournament last week and immediately played the top seed Faith Lutheran in the first game.
GARDEN SPOT: Controlling Weeds without Herbicides
Sunflower Bee, A Digger Bee
Last year I volunteered to initiate a study of pollinating insects at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. That is when I first discovered the fascinating world of bees. Having been a beekeeper for many years, I loved working with honeybees, but studying pollinators opened my eyes to many more kinds of bees than I knew existed.
A Story Worth Telling (May 22, 2013)
He was told to hop on the helicopter and he would be taken to the trail to be cleared. The seat was a very slick material and he couldn’t figure out how to fasten the seat bel. There were no doors. The pilot had a Mad Magazine cartoon on the back of his helmet and the sides of the helicopter were so thin you could push a bayonet through them! Plus, you sat on your helmet for added protection.
Learning The Archaeologist’s Trade At Lost City Museum
No One Asked Me But... (May 22, 2013)
No one asked me but… What better time than Memorial Day to answer ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s question, “What difference does it make?” You will recall when she was asked about the cause of the death of those in Benghazi, her reply was “What difference does it make?” She went on to indicate that it did not matter whether it was a mob incited by a video or an organized attack by a terrorist organization four Americans are dead.
OPEN FORUM: Arrogance Is Obama’s Worst Enemy
The Obama Administration felt the backlash from liberal media sources this past week and appears to be reeling from a sudden realization that they aren’t in Kansas anymore. First it was Jon Stewart, whose Comedy Central “news” broadcast is must see tv for many of Obama’s under 30 voter base. While dismissing Benghazi, Stewart goes apoplectic on Obama over the IRS and then breaking Associated Press investigations scandals.
LETTER: Now That’s Customer Service!
No One Asked Me But... (May 15, 2013)
No one asked me but… While following the fiasco in Boston over the last few weeks, a number of facts jumped out at me. First, there were two major shootouts over a period of a couple of days. The first was on the streets when the two terrorist were first confronted. The terrorists had car jacked a Boston citizen who escaped and placed a 911 call to the police with a description of his car. The car was spotted by Boston police and chased into Watertown. The terrorist were apparently run to ground and a gun battle ensued.
LETTER: Too Many Complaints
MISSIONARIES (May 22, 2013)
Sister Austriana Messer has returned home from the Canada Toronto mission after serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sister Shelby Sloane Bennett is returning home from the Tulsa, Oklahoma Mission after serving 18 months as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
MISSIONARIES (May 15, 2013)
Bryanna Christine Sheldon has accepted her call to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She will be serving in the Houston, Texas Mission. Shannon Tuttle has been called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Washington Everett Mission.
NEW ARRIVALS (May 15, 2013)
Corey and Kristi Dalley are happy to announce the birth of their precious daughter, Matie Mae. She was born May 6, 2013 at the Mesa View hospital in Mesquite, NV. She weighed 8lbs. 5 oz. and measured 20 inches. Prentice and Jessica Freeman are excited to announce the birth of their fourth child, Tegan Ray Sophia Freeman. She was born on May 3, 2013 at 7:01 p.m. at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas.
OBITUARY: Calvin Meyers
OBITUARY: Judith Marshall
Summer Fun On The Way With Parks & Rec
11th Annual Mesquite AM Tees Off Monday
The 11th Annual Mesquite Amateur golf tournament returns to the picturesque Virgin Valley May 27-31. This esteemed event is one of the nation’s largest handicapped amateur tournaments and is expected to draw over 600 competitors from all over the globe. The Mesquite Am is played on seven distinct courses, each designed by golf legends from Cal Olson to Arnold Palmer.