LAS VEGAS, NEV. – As some schools across the state increase in-person learning, the Nevada Department of Transportation is launching a school zone safety campaign to remind drivers, pedestrians, and students of life-saving school zone traffic laws. The campaign emphasizes the following laws (https://bit.ly/2NzP1A3):
No speeding in school zones
• Follow all school zone speed limits. (Note that hours of reduced school zone speed limits vary per school- always be attentive).
No passing in school zones
• Do not pass or overtake another vehicle traveling the same direction in a school zone. This includes on roads with multiple lanes in the same direction. Stop for/do not pass school buses stopping to pick up or let students out
No U-turns in school zones
• Over coming months, roadside banners will be installed in select school locations statewide reminding drivers that it is illegal to pass in school zones. Printable school zone safety flyers will also be available to schools and educational organizations.
The campaign is spearheaded by the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to Schools Program. The program collaborates with schools year-round to improve students’ ability to safely walk and bike to school by providing students with bicycling and pedestrian education and activities, such as Walk and Bike to School Day. Educational materials are funded through state motor vehicle license and license renewal fees.
“Some Nevadans haven’t driven as much over the past year. Other may be traveling new routes which take them through newly active school zones,” said NDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Coordinator Albert Jacquez. “Having a year away from these traditional school zone driving routines doesn’t mean that safety should take a break. We all must share the road to keep everyone safe.”
Nevadans can visit bicyclenevada.com for school zone information, resources, and contacts.
• Plan your route.
• Stay visible. Wear light and bright colored clothing. If you must be out at night, wear reflective clothing.
• Stay alert. Put your phone down and do not wear headphones.
• Walk on sidewalks. If no sidewalks are available, ensure that there is safe distance between yourself and passing vehicles and walk facing traffic.
• Only cross when safe to do so. Make eye contact with the drivers and make sure all cars have stopped before crossing. When possible, cross at a crosswalk.
• Always drive attentively and obey all school zone traffic control, including reduced school zone speeds.
• When approaching school zones and crosswalks, reduce speed and be prepared to stop.
• Stop for pedestrians and bicyclists and wait for them to cross completely.
• Never pass a car that has stopped at a cross walk.
• Obey the three-foot rule: when passing a bicycle, allow for at least three feet of clearance between the vehicle and bicyclist.
• Never drive distracted or impaired.
Southern Nevada Transit Coalition – Silver RiderAnnounces fixed route #333 realignment and the new route #444 coming soon!
MESQUITE, Nev. - The Southern Nevada Transit Coalition (SNTC), operators of Silver Rider Transit in Mesquite, will be holding two public hearings (Mesquite and Bunkerville) to discuss its realignment of route #333 and the new #444 fixed route.
Bunkerville public hearing is scheduled for 3:30PM, Thursday, March 4th, 2021at the Bunkerville Community Center located at 150 W. Virgin St. Bunkerville, NV 89007.
Mesquite public hearing is scheduled for 1:00PM, Thursday, March 11th, 2021 at the Mesquite City Hall, 10 East Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite, NV 89027, 2nd floor Council Chambers.
Both public hearings are to discuss SNTC’s realignment of route #333 and the new #444 fixed route. Route #444 is slated to begin Sunday, April 11, 2021 with free rides to introduce the new route to the city. The route changes have been made to better serve the transportation needs of the community and to cover areas never serviced.
The Southern Nevada Transit Coalition, a private non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization, providing transportation service, was incorporated in June of 2002 as part of the Nevada Department of Transportation’s Public Rural Ride (Pride) program. Silver Rider Transit is the organizational branding of the Southern Nevada Transit Coalition. The financial assistance comes from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) rural public transportation program authorized under 49 U.S.C. Section 5311 and 5339.
Interested parties may attending the March 4th & March 11th meetings or submit their comments on the proposed services by sending a written response to SNTC or email to:
Southern Nevada Transit Coalition Anna Talamo at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
260 E. Laughlin Civic Drive Mike Jackson at email: email@example.com
Laughlin, NV 89029
All comments must be received by March 25, 2021
Southern Nevada Transit Coalition is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer who complies with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which states: “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” SNTC is committed to complying with the requirements of Title VI in all of the federally funded programs and activities participated in. More organization information can be found at www.sntc.net. For additional information, call 702-346-7006.
17th ANNUAL HEART WALK POSTPONED
MESQUITE, NV (Leisure Services Dept.) -- On Monday, January 25, 2021 the Heart Walk Committee approved to postpone an upcoming community event for the Mesquite Community to the earliest possible dates (TBA). The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has required the City of Mesquite and their community partners to postpone events since November 2020. Governor Sisolak has issued an executive order limiting nonessential activities and no more than 50 participants at social gatherings. On January 11, 2021 it was announced the order would be extended through February 15, 2021.
Community safety is the highest priority of the Hospital and the City and includes protecting the health and well-being of our residents. The City understands and shares the disappointment of how this impacts the community, families and surrounding areas. In the coming months and as conditions allow, the City will hold more community events, please watch for updates.
The City of Mesquite is constantly monitoring the global, state and local situation of the COVID–19. Resident safety and their well-being is a top priority. For the latest information related COVID-19 and the City of Mesquite, please follow health.mesquitenv.gov.
For more information please call the City of Mesquite Leisure Services Department 702-346-8732 or Robert Fuller 702-743-3459 of Mesa View Regional Hospital.
For more information about this event and other programs please down load the app, it’s available for iOS or Android devices at http://tour.mesquitenv.gov/. Download it today and discover more of Mesquite please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.
MESQUITE, NV (Athletics & Leisure Services Dept.) -- The City of Mesquite Athletics & Leisure Services Department would like to inform the community of our holiday hours schedule for the upcoming holiday that will affect The Mesquite Recreation Center.
We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause; the hours of operation will go as followed:
*Mesquite Recreation Center Holiday Hours:
For more information about this event and other programs please down load the app, it’s available for iOS or Android devices at http://tour.mesquitenv.gov/. Download it today and discover more of Mesquite!
For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.
The City of Mesquite is an equal opportunity employer.
Outside Agency Grant funding
Clark County Social Service is pleased to announce that Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Outside Agency Grants (OAG) county general funds are now available through a grant application process.
To be considered for funding, your project must provide services and assistance that substantially benefits Clark County residents (NRS 244.1505). Projects that provide a substantial benefit are programs or services needed by disadvantaged citizens to increase their self-sufficiency and personal independence, programs or events that foster community pride or cohesiveness, and/or facilities and projects that strengthen the community’s infrastructure.
This grant is intended to supplement services provided directly by the County, or are funded in lieu of the need for the County to establish such programs. GRANT APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES, NOT FROM INDIVIDUALS OR FOR-PROFIT FIRMS. Only those agencies who meet the application submittal requirements will be eligible to be considered for FY 2021/2022 OAG funds.
There are two application tracks; Department Initiative and Community Initiative. Note there are two separate applications in ZoomGrants for each track. Please read application instructions for each track to determine which is a fit for your agency. The application for Outside Agency Grant (OAG) funds will become available beginning Monday, January 4, 2021.
You will be required to complete and submit the application online through ZoomGrants. The application will be made available on the Clark County Community Resources Management webpage at: https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/residents/assistance_programs/community_resources_management/index.php on Monday, January 4th. It is your responsibility to check the OAG website for the ZoomGrants link. We recommend becoming familiar with ZoomGrants as soon as possible. Application instructions will also be available on the webpage and in ZoomGrants.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter. Updated PPP guidance outlining Program changes to enhance its effectiveness and accessibility was released on January 6 in accordance with the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act.
This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and by allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.
“The historically successful Paycheck Protection Program served as an economic lifeline to millions of small businesses and their employees when they needed it most,” said Administrator Jovita Carranza.
“Today’s guidance builds on the success of the program and adapts to the changing needs of small business owners by providing targeted relief and a simpler forgiveness process to ensure their path to recovery.”
“The Paycheck Protection Program has successfully provided 5.2 million loans worth $525 billion to America’s small businesses, supporting more than 51 million jobs,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.
“This updated guidance enhances the PPP’s targeted relief to small businesses most impacted by COVID-19. We are committed to implementing this round of PPP quickly to continue supporting American small businesses and their workers.”
Key PPP updates include:
A borrower is generally eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan if the borrower:
The new guidance released includes:
For more information on SBA’s assistance to small businesses, visit sba.gov/ppp or treasury.gov/cares.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health issues Technical Bulletin reflecting updated guidance from CDC
SUBMITTED BY: NEVADA HEALTH RESPONSE
Carson City, NV – Today updated guidance was issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the shortening of the quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19.
Individuals may now resume normal activity after 7 days if they tested negative starting on day 5 of the quarantine or after 10 days if they remain asymptomatic and testing is not available. When testing is not available, individuals who were exposed to COVID-19 and remain asymptomatic must be quarantined for 10 days from the time of their most recent exposure. This includes, but is not limited to, at home quarantine, in a hotel or dormitory room, or in a group quarantine facility.
Previously, the CDC guidelines recommended a 14-day period for quarantined individuals.
Recent data analysis demonstrated that most of those exposed to COVID-19 who later developed the infection did so on the third to fifth day after exposure rather than later, hence the shortening of recommended quarantine.
The Division of Public and Behavioral Health has issued a Technical Bulletin with information on these updates.
CDC Updated Guidance for Reducing Quarantine Period for Contacts of Persons with COVID-19 Infection
This bulletin is intended for employers and businesses; health care providers; and public health officials managing persons who could have been exposed to COVID-19 and undergoing quarantine. The bulletin describes the newly revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to shorten the required quarantine period for individuals with recent exposure history to COVID-19 from 14 days down to 7 days with negative testing, OR for 10 days if testing is not available.
HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST
MESQUITE, NV (Leisure Services Dept.) – Thinking about decorating your home or business for the holidays? It’s time to get out of the house and get in the holiday spirit and join us for the Holiday Decorating contest and show it off by entering the City of Mesquites decorating contest! Holiday displays can include light displays on the entire house or building. All decorations need to be visible from the sidewalk in front of the resident or business.
Applications are being accepted now through Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. and are limited to the first 50 applications received. Pick up an application for this free event at the Mesquite Recreation Center or on the City’s website.
We are encouraging community pride by decorating in the spirit of the holiday. Individuals and businesses that have gone above and beyond decorating their residence or business in an exceptional and creative approach will be recognized for their hard work during the City Council meeting in January.
Judging standards are based on:
On the nights of judging, Saturday & Sunday, December 19 & 20, please leave all of your holiday lights on until 10:00 P.M.
For more information about this event and other programs please down load the following app. Available for iOS or Android devices at http://tour.mesquitenv.gov/. Download it today and discover more of Mesquite!
For more information, please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov To stay connected via social media: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.
**DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE
Contact Person: Zach Robison
Telephone Number: 702-346-8732 ext. 4000
Fax Number: 702-346-8678
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Address: www.MesquiteNV.gov
Twitter Address: http://twitter.com/goMesquiteNV
Tour Mesquite Address: http://tour.mesquitenv.gov/
Facebook Address: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation
Newsletter Address: http://www.ourseniorcenter.com/seek/us/nv/mesquite?q=recreation
The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce celebrates the 2020 holiday season and 11th Annual Small Business Saturday® by signing up for the 4th year in a row as a Small Business Saturday Coalition Member.
[Mesquite, NV - November 9, 2020] The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce announced today that it is working with American Express as a member of the Small Business Saturday Coalition Program. They will promote local participating businesses through print promotion, social media marketing, and host a new interactive game as part of Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Nov 28. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday celebrates the impact small businesses have on communities across the country.
The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce will be using social media paid advertising and print promotion to keep locals informed of the specials that each of the participating businesses and organizations will be hosting. Shoppers should plan to see specials and events from businesses in retail, dining, salons, health and wellness, the arts, and more. To bring a little more entertainment and holiday cheer to Small Business Saturday, the Chamber will also be hosting an interactive game this year called “Find Peppermint Jingle.” Peppermint the Chamber Elf will be hiding at select participating businesses where adult shoppers can try to find him and be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to one of the businesses participating in Small Business Saturday, while children may receive a holiday treat at the store provided by the Chamber for their efforts.
This year’s celebration is the 11th Annual Small Business Saturday, since it started in 2010, consumers have reported spending an estimated $120 billion across all Small Business Saturdays combined. (1) That’s $120 billion toward helping communities thrive, spent over just ten days alone.
In order to drive shoppers to Shop Small® this Nov 28, the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce is participating in the Small Business Saturday Coalition Program to spotlight small businesses and the impact they have on communities. According to the 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, 97% of consumers who shopped on Small Business Saturday agree that small businesses are essential to their community and 95% reported the day makes them want to shop or eat at small, independently-owned businesses all year long, not just during the holiday season(2).
This year will mark the 4th year that the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce has been a coalition member participating in Small Business Saturday. Shoppers looking to participate in the event will be able to find information on Mesquite businesses and their holiday specials through the Chamber’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mesquitechamber. If a local business would like to participate they may reach out to the Chamber directly at 702-346-2902.
Merchants and consumers can learn more about Shop Small, Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com
Mesquite Chamber of Commerce
Contact at American Express:
Megan. C. Hunsicker
About Small Business Saturday
November 28, 2020, marks the 11th Annual Small Business Saturday, a celebration of small businesses and the positive impact they have on communities across the country. American Express, having created Small Business Saturday in 2010, proudly works with organizations and independent businesses to provide solutions that support communities and uplift local economies. Learn more and connect with us on ShopSmall.com, Instagram.com/ShopSmall, and Facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday
(1) This spend statistic is an aggregate of the average spend as reported by consumers in surveys commissioned by American Express reporting spend habits on Small Business Saturday of consumers who were aware of the day. It does not reflect actual receipts or sales. Each such survey was conducted among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. The surveys had an overall margin of error of between +/- 2.0% and +/- 5.47%, at the 95% level of confidence. The data was projected from the samples based on then-current U.S. Census estimates of the U.S. adult population (18+).
(2) The 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey was conducted by Teneo on behalf of American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The study is a nationally representative sample of 2,287 U.S. adults 18 years of age or older. The sample was collected using an email invitation and an online survey. The study gathered self-reported data and does not reflect actual receipts or sales. It was conducted anonymously on December 1, 2019. The survey has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.0%, at the 95% level of confidence. Projections are based on the current U.S. Census estimates of the U.S. adult population, age 18 years and over.
Intermountain Healthcare Opens News Heart and Vascular Clinic in Mesquite, Nevada, to Enhance Access to Cardiovascular Care for Area Residents
As part of its mission to help people live the healthiest lives possible, which includes providing direct access to cardiovascular care in rural areas in need of specialty providers, Intermountain Healthcare has opened its first heart and vascular clinic in Mesquite, Nevada.
The new clinic, located at 786 W. Pioneer Boulevard, Suite A, in Mesquite, will be staffed by five cardiology providers and two vascular clinicians, and will feature state-of-the art technology.
Starting in October, three providers who focus on electrophysiology will begin offering services to patients at the clinic. The full range of the services available at the clinic includes ECG, echocardiograms, vascular ultrasounds, device interrogations, cardiac arrhythmia risk evaluations, structural heart evaluations, general cardiology evaluations, and venous and arterial evaluations.
“We’re elated to offer these services to Mesquite residents who would otherwise have to travel a significant distance away from their homes to St. George or Las Vegas to receive the same level of quality care,” said Tonja Reidy, director of cardiology at Intermountain Healthcare in Nevada. “Our clinicians and caregivers at this clinic benefit from the resources of our cardiology program, which is fully integrated with highly specialized heart services from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute.”
Heart disease is a major health problem in the world and in the United States. It’s the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. One person dies every 36 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease. About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, which is one in every four deaths.
The new Intermountain heart and vascular clinic, which opened on Sept. 4, is located adjacent to Intermountain’s myGeneration Senior Clinic, which opened in its new location last October. The myGeneration Senior Clinic model specializes in advanced senior primary care, focusing on preventive methods that provide better health outcomes. Patients of myGeneration Senior Clinics enjoy more time with their providers, access to a network of Intermountain Healthcare specialists, and many other exclusive benefits. The Virgin Valley clinic is also currently accepting new Medicare Advantage patients.
Intermountain Healthcare Heart and Vascular Clinic Location
786 W. Pioneer Boulevard, Suite A
Mesquite, NV 89027
Clinic Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone Hours: Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit system of 24 hospitals, 215 clinics, a Medical Group with 2,500 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health insurance company called SelectHealth, and other health services in Idaho, Utah, and Nevada. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes and sustainable costs. For more information, see intermountain.com/nevada.
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