An opinion piece by Virgin Valley Water District board member Rich Bowler misrepresents my concerns about water remaining in the Virgin Valley. Bowler says that a previous article published in the Desert Valley Times and Lets Talk Nevada, but refused by Mesquite Local News (edited by Barbara Ellestad who is also on the VVWB), was […]
By Sandra Ramaker The five members of The Virgin Valley Water Board (VVWB), which serves both Mesquite and Bunkerville, are split over how so-called “excess” water should be handled. Members Barbara Ellestad, Richard Bowler, and Nephi Julian, seem to consider “excess” river water as “real property” to be purchased, leased or traded to the Southern […]
On March 10th, an opinion piece by Burton Weast was printed in the Mesquite Local News (MLN). That article falsely portrayed my position on the Virgin Valley Water Board Directors in regards to infrastructure spending and board composition. Weast writes for Barbara Ellestad, in her role as the editor of the MLN. She is also […]
I was extremely embarrassed when my colleague on the Virgin Valley Water Board (VVWB) Barbara Ellestad walked out of a presentation by fellow board member Robert (Bubba Smith) during the May 17, 2016, meeting of that board. The issues Mr. Smith briefed were critically important and required her attendance to address questions from the public. […]
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