Letter to the editor: A boost for Mesquite

A study was recently released that examined the economic benefits of designating Gold Butte as a National Conservation Area. This study showed that more visitors would be attracted to our area and this would result in significant economic benefits for Mesquite. Specifically, the analysis found that an additional $2.7 million would be generated by visitors… Read more »

Federal protection is needed for Gold Butte

The Nevada Governor’s Global Tourism Summit was convened in Las Vegas last month with a primary goal of preparing local businesses for the “wave of international visitors that Nevada will welcome as its travel appeal expands into new markets.” Most often we associate international travel to Nevada with the Las Vegas Strip. The summit highlighted… Read more »

One View: Gold Butte deserves federal protection

In 1906, the destruction of Native American cultural sites in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon and what is now Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park prompted Congress to pass the Antiquities Act. President Teddy Roosevelt signed the bill into law in order to protect “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific… Read more »