|With a warm desert climate and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Mesquite, Nev. is the place to go for outdoor fun and sun—just ask the TDS employees who live there.
Naomi Sepulveda, consumer sales representative – Retail, said she loves “the small town life” of Mesquite. “I come from a larger city area, full of congestion and head ache, so I love this town so full of pure beauty.”
|She said Mesquite is close enough to St. George, Utah and Las Vegas to experience shopping and restaurants and yet nearby there are wonderful outdoor activities at Valley of Fire or Zion National Park.
Mesquite is located next to the Arizona state line, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas with a population of 17,496. The city is situated in the Virgin River valley surrounded by mountains and located in the northeastern part of the Mojave Desert. Mesquite is a stopping point for those traveling along Interstate 15 between Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
With its sunny weather, Mesquite is a destination-location for year-round golfers with nine public courses, seven of which are championship courses designed by golf legends including Arnold Palmer. The courses wind through the canyons of Mesquite and the rugged desert arroyos. Mesquite is also home to casinos and a bevy of hiking trails.
The Little Finland area, also known as Hobgoblin’s Playground and Devil’s Fire, is packed with unique rock formations some only three or four feet tall. This area extends about ½ mile and has great views of eroded sandstone, small arches and rock windows. Little Finland is said to combine strange natural beauty with solitude.
When asked why Naomi lives in Mesquite? “I always have the same answer, Mesquite is better for my MIND, my BODY and my SOUL. I love the sun, warmth and desert beauty,” Naomi said. “Yes, even when it is 120 degrees! (I know crazy!?)”
TDS’ Michael Ramirez, consumer sales representative – Retail, couldn’t agree more. “When I’m not working the first and best thing I enjoy is spending time in the desert with my family, Zion National Park, The Grand Canyon or Valley of Fire,” he said. “Riding dirt bikes, Razors and quad are activities we do here to have fun.”
Up, up and away
Another way to see Mesquite from the sky is the annual Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival that takes place in mid-January. This year’s event included more than 40 colorful hot air balloons that took to the skies over scenic southern Nevada.
History of Mesquite
Yes, small towns are wonderful. La Luz, NM qualifies as a great little village, close to the Sacramento Mountains’ inviting trails, just beyond another wonderful small village, Cloudcroft.