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The Cabins at Valley of Fire State Park

Explore historic stone structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s for overnight travellers along the Arrowhead Trail

More information about Valley of Fire on Page 16


Southern Nevada’s Hometown TABLE OF CONTENTS

WELCOME TO MOAPA VALLEY!

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It is a pleasure to introduce you to beautiful Moapa Valley – Southern Nevada’s hometown!

COMMUNITY EVENTS • 20-21 COMMUNITY SERVICES • 11 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY • 22 MOAPA VALLEY ATTRACTIONS • 15-16 MOAPA VALLEY HISTORY • 6 MOAPA VALLEY TODAY • 7 POINTS OF INTEREST • 14 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MOAPA VALLEY NEVADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PO BOX 361 • OVERTON, NV 89040 www.moapavalley.com

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Vernon Robison General Manager © 2013 Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce All rights reserved Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein. However, the Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce and JZR Communications makes no guarantee of information provided by advertisers and assumes no liability for errors, ommissions or misinformation. Additional copies of the Moapa Valley Community Guide may be obtained by calling the Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce at 702-398-7160 or by email at chamber@moapavalley.com Cover photo of the Cabins at Valley of Fire State Park.

During the regional growth boom of the past two decades, the Moapa Valley has been able to retain its small-town rural ideal. In Moapa Valley you’ll find that people are friendly and that the time passes a little slower with fewer worries. Visitors can experience true small-town hospitality. Local shops and businesses are welcoming and will work hard to meet their customers’ needs. A great day in Moapa Valley can begin early exploring the many ‘roads less-travelled’ through the desert. Each of these roads, no matter which direction you choose, will lead to a wealth of outdoor adventures just waiting for you. The community is surrounded by natural treasures including the Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Logandale Trails system. The rich history of the area is showcased in the renowned Lost City Museum which is a must-see for area visitors. The Moapa Valley is also a willing host to many homespun community events that can offer urban dwellers an escape from the fast pace of city life. The Clark County Fair and Rodeo provides a world-class experience in a small-town country fair setting. The Pomegranate Arts Festival gives visitors a memorable experience of a rural harvest festival just an hour from the Las Vegas urban center. And there are many more hometown events featured throughout our year. After a day of adventure, you can return at your leisure to our downtown area and enjoy a home-style meal in one of our excellent local restaurants. And as the sun goes down, stick around to be reminded what a dark starry sky still looks like, away from the bright lights of the city. We love the simple beauty of rural Moapa Valley. And with outstanding weather, plenty of fresh air and clear blue skies, how can you blame us? We welcome you to our little town. We hope that you enjoy your time here as a true country dweller. Whether you stick around for just a day or for the rest of your life, we encourage you to make our hometown your hometown! Sincerely,

Kent Slight

President Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce

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s early as 100 BC Moapa Valley was home to a culturally advanced people. Though they left no written record other than the petroglyphs still evident on the rocks of the area these early people developed permanent villages and sustained themselves for over 1,000 years. During the highpoint of their civilization they built and lived in adobe pit dwellings on the hills overlooking the valley. On the valley floor they developed an irrigation system, grew a variety of crops, developed active trading alliances with people as far away as New Mexico, and traded commodities including food, salt and turquoise. These early people and their civilization, called by modern researchers “The Anasazi” denoting “the ancient ones”, disappeared around 1150 AD leaving virtually no clue as to the reason for their disappearance. They did, however, leave a rich archeological heritage of their presence here. Artifacts from “Pueblo Grande de Nevada” were excavated before the waters of Lake Mead rose to cover the site and are carefully displayed at the Lost City Museum in Overton. Ancestors of today’s Southern Paiutes entered the Moapa Valley about the time the Anasazi disappeared and made this rich desert valley their permanent home. Their proud descendants are part of the rich fabric of the Moapa Valley community today. The earliest permanent white settlement of Moapa Valley came in 1864 when Mormon President Brigham Young dispatched several families to settle the area known as “The Muddy”. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, sought to establish settlements where cotton and other staple crops could be grown. The Mormons established several towns Photo by Jana Ward Moapa Valley Art Guild

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along the Muddy River in what would later be called Moapa Valley, including St. Thomas, Overton, St. Joseph (now Logandale), and West Point. In 1871, following disputations over state boundaries and taxes, the settlers, now over 600 in number, moved back to Utah. Within ten years however, other “Latter-day Saint” church members, drawn by the rich agricultural potential of the area, began to re-settle the pioneer towns of Moapa Valley. These new settlers established farms and ranches, businesses and mines, and the area began to flourish. With the coming of the railroad in 1905 and the ready access to markets it provided, Moapa Valley underwent economic and social change but agriculture was always it’s economic base. Through the first 65 years of the 20th century Moapa Valley farmers produced fresh winter vegetables for the dinner tables of Utah and Idaho while those areas were still frozen in winter. Milk from many family dairies operating in Moapa Valley provided fresh milk for a fast growing Las Vegas. The last of the 20th century and early 21st have seen agriculture in Moapa Valley change to horse breeding, hay production, and extensive family gardening. Meanwhile business and industrial growth has increased with the growth in population. Always a self-sufficient community, the Moapa Valley retail sector has done a brisk business. So have the mining, manufacturing, and construction companies that call Moapa Valley home. Moapa Valley is proud of our historical heritage. We are proud to proclaim ourselves “Southern Nevada’s Hometown”.


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e who hail from Moapa Valley like to think of our community as “Hometown Southern Nevada”. And indeed it is. Its small town charm and quaintness, are prized by residents and enjoyed by visitors. Located only fifty miles up Interstate 15 from fabulous Las Vegas, Moapa Valley is the big city’s polar opposite: quiet, friendly, rural, neighborly. Its physical configuration virtually assures that Moapa Valley will always be a small town. Though 30 miles long, the Moapa Valley is, in most places, barely two miles wide. It is also a place of stark contrasts. Picturesque, flat-topped mesas, red hills and cliffs, and desert mountains form a startling backdrop for the green fields, expansive yards and beautiful gardens of Moapa Valley. During recent years the economic base of Moapa Valley has changed. Once a farming community, commercial agriculture no longer plays the role it once did. But true to its rural roots Moapa Valley is home to the Clark County Fair with its PRCA Rodeo and Youth Livestock Show. The Livestock Show is a place for the kids and youth to bring their steers, sheep, goats, pigs, and other animals which they have carefully raised. The animals are groomed, manicured, and shown before judges at the Show. After the judging and awards, then comes the auction when the kids find out whether all their efforts are really worth it. And they always are. The Logandale PRCA Rodeo brings professional cowboys and cowgirls from all over North America to compete for position and money on the PRCA circuit. For the seeker of peace and quiet, Moapa Valley has long been one of southern Nevada’s most popular “quiet” tourist and winter resident havens. The Valley of Fire State Park, the north shore of Lake Mead, the

Overton Wildlife Area and Waterfowl Preserve, the miles and miles of offroad vehicle trails in the area attracts locals, snowbirds, vacationers, tourists, and sportsmen to Moapa Valley from around the world. And don’t miss the Lost City Museum located in Overton. The museum boasts one of the foremost collections of ancient Native American artifacts and pre-history anywhere in the Southwest. Hungry or need some refreshment? Want to refill the ice chest in preparation for that picnic or hike in the Valley of Fire? Or do you just want a place to lie down and sleep a while? Moapa Valley’s business and professional community is vibrant and thriving. Restaurants, hardware stores, grocery stores, motels, doctors, dentists, accountants, financial services, and a multitude of other businesses provide Moapa Valley with its every need. Want the latest in news? The community is served by a top quality weekly newspaper that provides local and regional news along with thought provoking opinions on local happenings. Maybe you’d rather fly than drive? Moapa Valley boasts a 4,700 foot paved and lighted airport that allows you to come and go at your leisure whether you only plan to stay for a day, or for a two-day fishing or four-wheeling excursion, or for the four days of the Clark County Fair, or for a week or two of using Moapa Valley as your base for regional sightseeing. Whether you choose any of these or whether you choose to just put down roots and stay forever---you are welcome in Moapa Valley!!! In any case, come on out to Moapa Valley and discover Southern Nevada’s Hometown.

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Moapa Valley Gardeners Association Moapa Valley Amateur Radio Club Motels & RV facilities: Moapa Valley Little League Moapa Valley High School Rodeo Club North Shore Inn..............702-397-6000 Moapa Valley Riders Club Overton Motel.................702-397-2463 Moapa Valley Rotary Club Plaza Motel....................702-397-2414 VFW & Auxiliary Post Unit 8336 FunNSun Trailer Park.....702-397-8894 Robbins Nest (RV Park).702-397-2374 COLLEGE/ADULT LEARNING Glendale Motel...............702-864-2277 College of Southern Nevada

Old Logandale School Historical & Cultural Society: Operates in historic building with meeting space, family history library and museum of community history.

NEWSPAPERS

ENTERTAINMENT

Clark County Parks & Recreation 1301 W. Whipple Ave.....702-398-7480

AIRPORT

HEALTH CARE

ACCOMODATIONS

Logandale Campus........702-398-7545

Perkins Field in Overton has 5,200 ft. University of Nevada paved and lighted runway and is main- Cooperative Extension...702-397-2604 tained year-round. Equipped with fuel COMMUNITY GOVT. CENTER and services for general aviation. Moapa Valley Community Center 320 N. Moapa Valley Blvd, Overton CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Clark County Offices: Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce Northeast Office.............702-397-6475 PO BOX 361 • Overton, NV 89040 Animal Control................702-397-2380 702-398-7160 Building Dept..................702-397-8089

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

4-H Clubs American Legion & Aux. Unit Post 75 Moapa Valley Art Guild Moapa Valley Boosters Club Boy Scouts of America Clark County Jr. Livestock Association

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Electric:

Overton Power District...702-397-2512

Medical Clinic, Nursing and Home Care Services, Optometrists, Dentists, Chiropractors, Veterinarian.

Garbage Disposal:

HOSPITALS

Infowest.........................702-397-6445 Moapa Valley Telephone702-397-2601

Mesa View Regional Hospital Mesquite.........................702-346-8040

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Clark County Library Branches Overton...........................702-397-2690 Moapa............................702-864-2438

Moapa Valley Arts Council: Sponsors annual performing arts concert series. PUBLIC SCHOOLS www.moapavalleyarts.org M.V. High School............702-397-2611 Lost City Museum: Features puebloan Mack Lyon MIddle School.....397-8610 artifacts and archaeological excavation Grant Bowler Elementary......398-3233 from prehistoric times in Moapa Valley. Ute Perkins Elementary........864-2444

Republic Services..........800-752-8719

Internet Service Providers Irrigation Water

Muddy Valley Irrigation Company 702-398-7310

Overton Sewer System

Clark County Water Reclamation 800-782-4324

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Pioneer Theatre..............702-397-2307 Casablanca Resort Event Center...................702-346-7529

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Reference the map on the preceding pages 1. Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge: A desert oasis at the artesian spring source of the Muddy River is the habitat for the endangered Moapa dace. Directions: Take I-15 to the Moapa/Glendale exit (#90). Go northwest on Highway 168 for 7.4 miles to Warm Springs Road. Turn left (southwest) on Warm Springs Road and drive for 1.4 more miles. The refuge is on your left, when you see the chain link fence on both sides of the road. See more info on page 16 . 2. Roos N More Zoo: A local veterinarian couple shares their private

collection of 160 animals with the public. Collection includes kangaroos, monkeys, lemurs, reptiles, snakes, porcupine, armadillo, a camel and more. Take I-15 to the Moapa/Glendale exit (#90). Go northwest on Highway 168 for 1.3 miles. Turn right on Henrie Rd. Drive 1.5 miles. Turn right on Isola Dr. Take the first left on Sandy Dr. Continue onto Snowden Ranch Road. See information on page 16.

3 Logandale Trails System: A 45,000 acre off-road extravaganza with over 200 miles of multi-use trails. Directions: Take I-15 to the Logandale/ Overton exit (#93). Turn south on State Highway 169 and drive for 5.7 miles. Turn right (east) on Liston Ave and travel .3 miles. Follow the gravel road to the right across the railroad tracks north to Pioneer Rd. Drive for 1.75 miles to the main parking area of the Trail System. See more info on page 15. 4. Clark County Fairgrounds: Home of the Clark County Fair, Moapa

Valley Pomegranate Festival, Fourth of July Celebration and many other local and regional events. Directions: Take I-15 to the Logandale/Overton exit (#93). Turn south on State Highway 169 and drive 5 miles. Turn left (west) on Whipple Ave and drive .75 to the Fairgrounds on your right. See more event info on page 20.

5. Old Logandale School Historical & Cultural Society: Museum

of local history housed in a historic school building. Also the home of community events like the Moapa Valley Christmas Tree Festival (see page )and others. Directions: Take I-15 to the Logandale/Overton exit (#93). Turn south on State Highway 169 and drive 6 miles. The building is on your right (west). See more info on page 15.

6. Double Negative A thought-provoking work of modern landscape art created in 1969-1970 by artist Michael Heizer. A 4wd vehicles is recommended. See more info on page 16.

7. Lost City Museum Home to one of the most coplete collections of

Anasazi culture in the Southwest. Prehistoric artifacts were unearthed during the 1930s in the Moapa Valley area. Directions: Take I-15 to the Logandale/ Overton exit (#93). Turn south on State Highway 169 and drive for 12.2 miles through downtown Overton. Museum is on the right (west) side of the road. See more info on page 15.

8. Overton Wildlife Management Area A birder’s paradise, the OWMA offers extensive ponds and wetlands at the delta area of the Muddy River confluence with Lake Mead. Directions: Take I-15 to the Logandale/Overton exit (#93). Turn south on State Highway 169 and drive for 13.5 miles through downtown Overton. Entrance to OWMA is on the left (east) side of the road.

9. Moapa Paiute Travel Plaza: Located near the western gateway to Valley of Fire State Park, the Travel Plaza offers a restaurant and supplies for the day tripper including Indian handicrafts. Directions: Take I-15 to the Valley of FIre exit (#75). See ad on page 19. 10. Valley of Fire State Park: Spectacular red sandstone formations and some of the best examples of ancient petroglyphs in all of Southern Nevada. Directions: Take I-15 to Logandale/Overton exit (#93). Turn south on State Highway 169 and drive 20 miles. Turn right (west) on Valley of Fire Highway. Drive 1.3 miles to the west entrance of the Park. See more info on page 15. 11. Historic St. Thomas Ghost Town: The once-thriving town of St.

Thomas was abandoned in the 1930s when waters backed up by Hoover Dam flooded the city. With Lake levels at near record lows the ruins of the old city can be seen once more. Directions: Take I-15 to Logandale/Overton exit (#93). Turn south on State Highway 169 and drive 20 miles. Just past the Lake Mead National Recreation area entrance station turn left onto St. Thomas Cove road (gravel). Travel 3.9 miles to parking area. See more info on page 15.

12. Echo Bay on Lake Mead: One of the more secluded and most

beautiful spots on Lake Mead. Offers boat launch, RV camping, convenience store, land-based gas station and fish cleaning station. Directions: Take I-15 to Logandale/Overton exit (#93). Turn south on State Highway 169 and drive 30 miles. Turn left (east) onto Echo Bay Road. Travel 4.5 miles to Resort. See Lake Mead info on page 15.

Other Moapa Valley Information Population: Approximately 11,000 Elevation: Upper Valley: 1600 ft Lower Valley: 1265

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...................398-3871 2555 N. St. Joseph, Logandale Lake Mead Baptist Church....397-2496 725 N. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton

Moapa Valley’s Climate: Average Seasonal Temperatures January/February: High 62°, Low 39° March/April: High 78°, Low 43° May/June: High 97°, Low 59° July/August: High 108°, Low 70° September/October: High 93°, Low 54° November/December: 66°, Low 33°

Mesquite Lutheran Church....398-3833 450 Turtleback Rd, Mesquite

Places of Worship: Calvary Community Church...397-8028 214 N. Anderson St., Overton

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church....................397-8852 190 E. Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite

Moapa Christian Church........865-2864 Bowlin Street, Moapa New Hope Christian Church..397-8866 1335 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton

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St. John’s Catholic Church....398-3998 2955 St. Joseph St., Logandale Boating & Fishing: Lake Mead Lake Mojave Lake Powell

12 miles 150 miles 240 miles

Great Basin National Park

230 miles

Snow Skiing: Mt. Charleston Ski Resort Brianhead Ski Resort

80 miles 150 miles

Hunting: Overton Wildlife Management Area

Golf Courses: Mesquite Las Vegas St. George, UT

Recreation Areas: Valley of Fire State Park 5 miles Logandale Trails Area 5 miles Lake Mead Recreation Area 10 miles Snow Canyon State Park 75 miles Zion National Park 115 miles Bryce Canyon National Park 205 miles Grand Canyon National Park 234 miles

Major Employers: NV Energy: Reid Gardner Power Plant Geneva Pipe Cement & Agregate Clark County School District Simplot Silica Public Utilities Lin’s Marketplace

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ake Mead offers a sparkling blue contrast to the surrounding desert landscape. With so much fun just up the road from Moapa Valley’s main commercial district, the hard part is deciding between fishing, boating, jetskiing, kayaking or canoeing. The Echo Bay area has a boat launch, swimming beaches, picnic areas, RV trailer park, campground, fish cleaning station, convenience store and land-based gas station. A local touring company offers adventure tour packages on the Lake. For information go to www.awesomeadventureguide.com

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alley of Fire derives its name from rich red sandstone formations, shaped by shifting dunes during the age of dinosaurs. Over the centuries, the wind, rain and desert elements have worked their wonders to create a landscape of stunning beauty. The Valley of Fire area has been home to ancient native American inhabitants. Some of the best examples of ancient rock art or petroglyphs in Southern Nevada can be found within the park. The park offers a full-scale visitor center and many hiking trails. Camping and picnic facilities are available. For information call Valley of Fire State Park (702) 397-2088.

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mysterious story, long buried beneath the Moapa Valley sand, is unearthed at the Lost City Museum. This is home to one of the most complete collections of Anasazi culture in the Southwest. The ancient civilization flourished from 100 B.C. to A.D. 1150 when the inhabitants mysteriously disappeared. In the 1920s, archaeologist discovered the ruins of this Lost City. On display are pottery, stone tools, jewelry and other artifacts and examples of prehistoric dwellings reconstructed on original foundations. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults with discounts for seniors. Children under 18 enter free. Call 702-397-2193 for summer hours

hough the Southwest has many ghost towns, historic St. Thomas is unique. It was underwater for over 65 years! Founded by Mormon settlers in 1865, this bustling pioneer community fell victim to progress when the construction of Hoover Dam and the resulting waters of Lake Mead forced its abandonment in the 1930s. Prolonged drought conditions in the west have caused lake water levels to drop. Little by little, the old town site has emerged on dry ground. Visitors can now hike a moderate two-mile loop to view the ruins of the old town. The site is within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. More information available at: www.nps.gov/lame/historyculture/stthomas.htm

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he Logandale Trails system offers visitors an off-road extravaganza. Located just over the hills to the west of Logandale and Overton, the Logandale Trails landscape is breathtaking. Towering red sandstone cliffs surround the trails system. The 45,000 acre system contains over 200 miles of trails suitable for a variety of OHV types as well as mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and rock climbing.Visitors can view the many instances of Native American petroglyphs etched into the sandstone cliffs dating back thousands of years. For more information go to www.logandaletrails.com.

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ocated in an 1930s-era schoolhouse, the Old Logandale School Historical and Cultural Society contains a wealth of community history. Exhibits tell stories of the pioneer settlers of the Moapa Valley area. The museum is open for visitors Wednesday thru Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Society also maintains an extensive historical library. In addition to many important historical documents; like personal and family histories; the library has more than 200 audio histories recording memories of people who grew up in the area. The Library is open to the public for research, class tours, or special assignments. For more information about the Old Logandale School, call (702) 398-7272.

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MOAPA VALLEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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he Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge was set aside to secure habitat for the endangered Moapa dace. The Moapa dace is a small fishfound only in the headwaters of the Muddy River. The 106 acre Wildlife Refuge was established in 1979. It offers an easy self-guided walking trail which winds through willows and palm trees among some of the artesian springs that are the source of the Muddy River and features a beautiful overlook of the riparian Warm Springs desert oasis. An aquatic viewing chamber allows visitors to view directly into the artesian stream flow and see the finger-szied dace and other species in the natural habitat. The Refuge is currently open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays between the Labor Day and the Memorial Day weekends. Hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m and 4 p.m. Information is available at http://www. fws.gov/desertcomplex/moapavalley/

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idden out in the desert a few miles east of the Moapa Valley is a curious and thought-provoking work of art. Double Negative, conceived by artist Michael Heizer in 1969-70, was among the first “earthworks” in an artistic movement to use the earth as a canvas. Double Negative is essentially two ends of a trench spanning empty space. The trenches line up across a large gap formed by the natural shape of a Mormon Mesa. Double Negative is located in a rather remote area of the desert, but it can be visited relatively easily. The journey requires travel on rough unpaved roads. Vehicles with high clearance recommended. For information about Double Negative visit http://doublenegative.tarasen.net/

ROOS-N-MORE ZOO Ever wanted to pet a camel? Ever wanted to look inside a kangaroo’s pouch? Ever wanted to meet a lemur or play with a monkey? WIth over 160 animals to meet and greet, there is something for everyone at the

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Roos-N-More Zoo in Moapa. Roos-N-More is a privately owned educational zoo, operated by local veterinarians Valerie and Jay Holt and their family. The zoo strives to create an unforgettable hands-on animal experience for visitors. Roos-N-More is open to the general public only on certain prescheduled days. On-site parties and private tours are available by appointment only. For information on the next public zoo day or for contact information visit www.roosnmore.com


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APRIL

JULY

Clark County Fair And Rodeo

Independence Day Celebration

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he Clark County Fair had its beginning as just a small town fair in 1965. Back then it was a relatively small local celebration. From this humble beginning, the Fair has grown into a major annual event drawing people from far and wide to Moapa Valley. Despite this, the Fair has retained the simple homespun qualities that are at its roots. A main event rodeo features the best of the best with over 600 nation-wide contestants competing for over $250,000 in prize money. Other entertainment is also in abundance at the Fair. Country music headliners, magicians, local variety acts, livestock shows, arts/crafts exhibits and horticultural displays are all in a day’s fun at the Fair. And don’t forget the huge carnival midway! For more information and tickets call 1-888-876-FAIR or go to www.ccfair.com.

OCTOBER

Fall Festival and Car Show

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perfect autumn day in the park with cars, cars and more cars. Spectators of all ages will delight in this event which brings automobile aficionados from all over the southwest to the Overton Park just a block away from Moapa Valley’s main business district. The show is open to all years, makes and models of vehicles including vintage, originals, hot rods, street rods, competition and customs. Plenty of activities and prizes keep things interesting throughout the day including many award categories, trophies, drawings and give-aways. A live band provides entertainment. The event is put on by the Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce. More information is available at www.moapavalley.com.

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uch more than an evening fireworks show, Independence Day in Moapa Valley is an all-day celebration. Locals begin gathering at the Clark County Fairgrounds at 7:00 a.m. for an early morning flagraising ceremony led by local veterans. A community breakfast is then served by the Moapa Valley Rotary Club. The rest of the morning is spent with a festival of activities including hot dog eating contests, pie eating contests, water games, a watermelon bust and, finally, a water fight between the local Volunteer Fire Departments. In the evening the community gathers again for a pit barbecue dinner sponsored by the Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce. As the sun sets, the skies are lit up by a community fireworks display that concludes the festivities.


NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER

Pomegranate Art Festival

Hump N Bump Offroad Event

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ombine an autumn harvest festival with a country fine arts show and you get the Pomegranate Arts Festival. Organized by the Moapa Valley Art Guild, the Festival celebrates the annual harvest of renowned Moapa Valley pomegranates. The Festival is filled with country displays and booths. Jams and jellies made by local vendors from the home-grown fruit are on sale. Vendors of hand-made crafts provide a variety of fare. Entertainment is on-going throughout the festival and is all supplied by local talent. In addition, Art Guild members exhibit their own artwork, much of which is available for sale. Admission to the event is free.

osted by the Vegas Valley Four Wheelers club, the Hump N Bump is the oldest and largest off-road vehicle rockcrawling event in Southern Nevada. This family-friendly event attracts hundreds of 4x4 enthusiasts to the Logandale Trails area for a weekend of extreme trail riding. The event is staged from the Clark County Fairgrounds where folks come to camp for the weekend. On Friday night, an obstacle course challenge expo is performed by many of the participants in a special course adjacent to the Fairgrounds. The whole community comes out to watch the fun. For information about the Hump N Bump go to www.vv4w.org.

NOVEMBER

MARCH

Valley of Fire Half Marathon

Community-wide Yard Sale

inding through some of the most breathtaking landscape in Southern Nevada, the Valley of Fire Half Marathon offers cross-country runners the challenge of a lifetime. The event begins near the Visitor’s Center of the Valley of Fire State Park and features a half marathon, a 10K run and a 5K run. Leading through slot canyons, across expansive vistas and past ancient native American petroglyphs, the course gives runners an up-close tour through the stunning natural wonders of this park. The road dips up and down through the challenging, hilly terrain. In the course of the race the road climbs about 1000 feet in elevation; and then it comes all the way back down again before reaching the finish line. For more information about the half marathon go to http://runvalleyoffire.com/.

emember that old saying: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”? Well, if that is true, there are plenty of treasures to go around at the Moapa Valley Community Yard Sale. Each year the locals do some spring cleaning. Then they all get together on one weekend in March and hold a whole town-full of yard sales. There are bargains waiting down nearly every street in town. A detailed map of all the different yard sales going on that day is published the week before in the Moapa Valley Progress newspaper. Watch the paper’s website at www.mvprogress. com to download a copy of your own map. And then come to Moapa Valley that weekend for a treasure hunt. The event is sponsored by the Moapa Valley Rotary Club which, every year, holds a monster sale of its own right in the middle of downtown Overton.

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Other Annual Community Events Veterans Day Parade & Picnic • November

Celebrating the community’s veterans, the local American Legion Post sponsors an old fashioned parade down the main street in Overton. A community picnic is held immediately following the Parade at the Overton Park. The picnic is sponsored by the Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Moapa Valley Festival of Trees • December

A Holiday Winter Wonderland occurs each year at the Old Logandale School. Local residents and businesses decorate trees in various themes. Festival goers can then bid on the trees to raise money for the local historical society. For information call 702-398-7272.

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY ACCOMODATIONS/ LODGING North Shore Inn PO BOX 520 520 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-6000 Overton Motel 137 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2463 Plaza Motel 207 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2414

ART GALLERY Wild Horse Garllery 289 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040

ATTRACTIONS Awesome Adventures 4676 South Valley View Las Vegas, NV 89103 702-257-7338 888-846-4747 TOLL FREE

ATTORNEYS Law Offices Of Teresa J. Holzer 104 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-6200

AUTO PARTS Overton NAPA Auto Parts 111 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-8011

AUTO SALES Ken Garff Mesquite Ford 76 Auto Mall Circle Mesquite, NV 89027 (888) 898-8587

AUTO SERVICE/REPAIR Cal’s Repair Center 475 N. Moapa Valley Blvd Overton, NV 89040 (888) 397-8997 Valley Service 140 S. Moapa Valley Blvd Overton, NV 89040

BANKING/FINANCIAL SERVICES America First Credit Union 230 S. Moapa Valley Blvd Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2390 Bank of America 140 N. Moapa Valley Blvd Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2300 Bank of Nevada 11 Pioneer Boulevard Mesquite, NV 89027 (702) 346-6600

BARS/TAVERNS Red Rooster 315 Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2654 Sportsman’s Bar 247 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-8008

BUILDING CONTRACTORS

GRAPHICS/BANNERS

Brimont Construction 137 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Ste. B Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-8854

GraphX Signs and Banner PO BOX 1488 196 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-6609

Valley Leavitt Insurance PO BOX 717 156 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2136

McKesson Realty PO BOX 1619 280 S. Moapa Valley Blvd Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-6500

GROCERIES/BAKERY/ PHARMACY

INTERIOR DESIGN

La Belle Maison 240 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-6609

Sylvia Torrey, Realtor® PO BOX 1106 2885 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Logandale, NV 89021 (702) 376-6827 Sylviat007@yahoo.com

INTERNET SERVICES

RESTAURANTS

MANUFACTURING

Muddy River Bar & Grill 1825 E. State Highway 168 Moapa, NV 89025 (702) 864-2300

CASINO/FIREWORKS/ INDIAN CRAFTS

Moapa Paiute Travel Plaza PO BOX 340 I-15, Exit 75; Moapa, NV 89025 (702) 864-2600

CHIROPRACTORS Moapa Valley Chiropractic, Dr. Bret Staley PO BOX 1350 1170 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Suite C Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2273

CHURCHES

St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic 2955 St. Joseph Street Logandale, NV 89021 702) 398-3998

COMMUNITY SERVICES Cappalappa Family Resource Center PO BOX 1860 261 S. Jones St. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-6400 Clark County Northeast Offices PO BOX 837 320 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-6475

CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS Lost City Museum 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2193 Moapa Valley Art Guild PO BOX 2249 Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-6444

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP CONSULTING Benefit Capital Associates, Inc. PO BOX 542 Logandale, NV 89021 (702) 398-3222

EMPLOYEE TEAM BUILDING Awesome Adventures 4676 South Valley View Las Vegas, NV 89103 888-846-4747 TOLL FREE

DENTISTS

Lin’s Marketplace PO BOX 305 350 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2312 Pharmacy: (702) 397-2308

HARDWARE STORES Ace Hardware 183 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2289 True Value/Home Hardware 387 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2555

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS Mesa View Quick Care 1925 Whipple Ave. Ste 30 Logandale, NV 89021 (702) 398-3621 Mesa View Home Care 330 Falcon Ridge Pkwy; Bldg 200-A Mesquite, NV 89027 (702) 346-2460

HIGHER EDUCATION University of Nevada Cooperative Extension PO BOX 126 1897 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Logandale, NV 89021 (702) 398-2604

HOSPICE CARE Mesa View Hospice 330 Falcon Ridge Pkwy; Bldg 200-A Mesquite, NV 89027 (702) 346-2460

HOSPITALS Mesa View Regional Hospital PO BOX 3540 1299 Bertha Howe Ave. Mesquite, NV 89027 (702) 345-4244

INDIAN HANDICRAFTS Moapa Paiute Travel Plaza PO BOX 340 I-15, Exit 75; Moapa, NV 89025 (702) 864-2600

Dr. Lance Robertson 1170 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Ste. A Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-8844

Lost City Museum PO BOX 807 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2193

FAIR/RODEO

INSURANCE

Clark County Fair & Rodeo PO BOX 143 1301 W Whipple Ave. Logandale, NV 89021 (702) 398-3247

FLOORING

Mesquite Tile and Flooring 521 W. Mesquite Blvd. Ste A Mesquite, NV 89027 (702) 346-7225

GIFT SHOPPES Lost City Museum Gift Shoppe 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2193

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Alsum Insurance Farmers Insurance PO BOX 245 196 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-8282 Blair Insurance American Family Insurance 1925 Whipple Ave. “Wally’s Plaza” Logandale, NV 89021 (702) 398-7711 Qualheim Insurance PO BOX 676 Overton, NV 89040 (702) 497-2350

INSURANCE

Moapa Valley Telephone Company PO BOX 365 183 S Anderson St. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2601 www.mvdsl.com

Kimfab PO BOX 513 Logandale, NV 89021 (702) 398-3333

MINING

Simplot Silica Products, Inc. 685 Simplot Rd PO BOX 308 Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2667

MOVIE THEATRES

Pioneer Theatre 120 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2307

MUSEUMS Lost City Museum PO BOX 807 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2193

NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION Partners in Conservation PO BOX 298 830 Learned Cactus Way Moapa, NV 89025 (702) 864-2579

NEWSPAPERS & PUBLICATIONS

Moapa Valley Progress PO BOX 430 145 N. Moapa Valley Blvd Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-6246

ORGANIZATIONS

Moapa Valley Art Guild PO BOX 2249 Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-6444 Moapa Valley Chamber of Commerce PO BOX 361 Overton, NV 89040 (702-398-7160 www.moapavalley.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS Rey of Light Photography 1925 Whipple Ave. Ste 40 Logandale, NV 89021 (702) 278-4416

REAL ESTATE

Foremost Realty PO BOX 100 2885 N Moapa Valley Blvd Logandale, NV 89021 (702) 398-7000

REAL ESTATE

McDonald’s 310 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. PO BOX 2589 Mesquite, NV 89025 (702) 397-6736

Sugar’s Home Plate PO BOX 1589 309 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-8084 Inside Scoop PO BOX 748 395 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2055

SENIOR ACTIVITIES United Seniors, Inc. PO BOX 2039 475 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-8002

STORAGE UNITS Mesa View Storage 1215 N. Cooper Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-8031

TOUR COMPANIES Awesome Adventures 4676 South Valley View Las Vegas, NV 89103 702-257-7338 888-846-4747 TOLL FREE

TELEPHONE Moapa Valley Telephone PO BOX 365 183 S Anderson St. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2601

TRAILER VILLAGES Fun and Sun Mobile Homes & RV Park PO BOX 488 280 N. Cooper Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-8383 Robbin’s Nest Mobile Home Park 479 S. Moapa Valley Blvd. PO BOX 130 Overton, NV 89040 702-397-2364

UTILITIES

Moapa Valley Water District PO BOX 257 601 N Moapa Valley Blvd Logandale, NV 89021 (702) 397-6893 NV Energy PO BOX 279 Moapa, NV 89025 (702) 864-2200 Overton Power District #5 PO BOX 615 615 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton, NV 89040 (702) 397-2512


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