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MPD Detention Center
Mesquite Police Department’s Detention Center is located on Hillside Drive just past the Smiths Grocery store and just before Virgin Valley High School. The building has been an icon of the city of Mesquite since 1995.

The detention center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a staff of eight corrections officers, two of whom function as transport and bailiff officers.
The jail is supervised by Lieutenant Tracy Fails, who has been an officer with the City of Mesquite for 22 years. The detention center has undergone multiple modernization projects over the last couple of years, saving our city a lot of money through technology upgrades and procedural changes which have streamlined the day-to-day operations.

The officers who work in the Mesquite Detention Center stay quite busy. Our facility is equipped to house up to 32 inmates, some of whom are pre-sentenced and some who are serving a jail sentence of anywhere from a few days up to a year. The officers are working hard every day to provide a safe and clean environment while transporting to and from the court, the Clark County Detention Center, and even medical and dental appointments. Last year, our eight Corrections Officers handled 686 incidents involving the transportation of inmates.
Most residents don't realize how much work is being done by the staff of the Mesquite Detention Center. It's often overlooked since it is located away from the main Police Department.

I want the staff there to know how much we appreciate what they do.
New Business - Hawaii Food Carts
One of the more interesting companies moving to Mesquite is Hawaii Food Carts. It is a design and manufacturing mobile food solution company founded by Jon Noland, in Maui, Hawaii.

It is a full-service company that builds trailers/trucks/carts and kiosks. The company has purchased 24 acres on Thomas Edison Court, a new street off of Pioneer in the light industrial area of Mesquite. A new manufacturing plant will be built in Mesquite within the year.

This is what is so unique about it. You will be able to enjoy an aloha burger while you observe the product being made through glass windows next door in their manufacturing plant. 

CLICK HERE for the website in case you'd like to learn more about the company. I'd like to offer a hearty "Aloha" to Hawaii Food Carts. We are so pleased you will be here in Mesquite.
Progress on Mesquite Trails RV Park
If you are wondering what's going on across from Sunset Greens, development of our brand new RV Park is underway. Grading has been done and piping will be installed soon.

The Mesquite Trails RV Park will have 193 pads and three buildings located on 19.5 acres.

If you want information on how to make a reservation, contact Steve Vantage at 435-688-8886 or send an email to
Talented Mesquite Toes
One of the hardest working volunteer groups is The Mesquite Toes who entertain us each year with music and dance. Please consider attending this year's show.
For Lovers of Books
Do you love books as I do? The Sunrise Rotary Club and Mesquite Reads are holding a Charity Book Sale on Saturday at the Mesquite Library. I'd like to encourage you to support this worthy cause.
Lecture Series
You might want to learn more about the environment we live in. Consider attending.
Symphony Concert
Tickets for this musical event sell out quickly, so don't delay. How fortunate we are to have the Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra comprised of local musicians. Their work is excellent.
Video - Thoughts About Mother's Day
City Celebration - Mesquite Days
Mesquite Days is the city's annual celebration of its founding which is always held on the first weekend in May. Many activities were shut down over the past two years because of the pandemic, but we have a full schedule this year.

A carnival with rides for kids and adults will be at the Mesquite Recreation Center West Field on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7 from noon until midnight. There will be vendor booths with information, items to purchase, and food. Live music will begin at 6:00 p.m. The carnival will continue on Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. (this is also Mother's Day). Tickets for carnival rides can be purchased in advance at the Mesquite Recreation Center. They are now available.

On Saturday, May 7, the Mayor's Pancake Breakfast will be from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. at Family Heritage Park, followed by a Parade at 10 a.m. along Mesquite Boulevard. At 1:00 p.m. Cowboys Poets will be at the Fine Arts Classroom at 1:00 p.m.

On Thursday, May 5, there will be a Historical Walking Tour at 9:30 a.m. at the Virgin Valley Museum, a Founders Forum in City Council Chambers at 5:30 p.m., and ten Mesquite churches will be participating in the National Day of Prayer at 6:00 p.m.

There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Family Fun Night
This is the event that really kicks off Mesquite Days and puts some fun into the end of the school year. My personal favorite? Corn dogs.
Women's History & Cultural Center
Here is another delightful activity during Mesquite Days weekend, right after the parade.
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I hope to see you around town at these various activities. We have such a wonderful city with fun people.
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