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Jennifer Ann McDaniel-Coleman, Sharon, PA

SHARON, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Jennifer Ann McDaniel-Coleman, 39, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Moapa, Nevada. Jennifer was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on November 15, 1982 to Donald McDaniel and Twila Yocum. As a young girl, Jennifer fell in love with Medieval Reenactments and became a...
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OBITUARY: Jennifer McDaniel-Coleman

Jennifer Ann McDaniel-Coleman, 39, passed away on June 12, 2022 in Moapa, NV. She was born in Wheeling, WV on November 15, 1982 to Donald McDaniel and Twila Yocum. As a young girl, Jennifer fell in love with Medieval Reenactments and became a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. She attended many events and loved the tight-knit community. She met Joshua Coleman at one of these events when she was fifteen and they developed a great friendship. They reunited in 2010 and were later married in Las Vegas, NV on January 7, 2018.
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Everything From Baked Goods To Fishing Lures

The Old Logandale School was alive with activity on Saturday morning, June 11. Local shoppers gathered in and around the building to attend the ‘Second Saturday Market.’. Held on the second Saturday of each month, this event has been recurring and growing since January. Local vendors and small business owners set up shop at the Old Logandale School to sell homemade or homegrown goods.

Summer School Gets Kids Up To Speed

Temperatures may be heating up outside, but for some Moapa-area students learning continues through this year’s Summer Acceleration programs. Currently being held at all local Clark County School District (CCSD) schools until June 17, the programs seek to bridge the formidable learning gap caused by the pandemic, as well as giving students opportunities to develop skillsets in areas such as robotics and music.

MTAB Approves ‘Gen-Tie’ Line For Solar Plant

The Moapa Town Advisory Board (MTAB) approved plans last week for a new electrical transmission line to be built just west of Moapa. The line will connect a proposed new solar power generating facility to the Overton Power District Tortoise Substation. At a meeting held on Tuesday, May 31, the...

New Monthly Marketplace Event In Bunkerville

A new monthly market place opened for the first time in Bunkerville on Wednesday, May 25 at the Bunkerville Community Center at 150 W. Virgin Street. The initiator and motivator of the market is Cally Wade of Moapa. Wade said that she misses the Farmers Market that was once in Mesquite.

Solar Power Coming To Temper Costs

For the first time since the days when water wheels and windmills powered electric light bulbs for local ranch houses, area residents may soon be using renewable energy that is generated locally. At a meeting held on Wednesday, May 18, the Overton Power District #5 (OPD5) board of directors approved...

Bulldogs, Wolverines beat Pirates to advance to finals in State Tournament

The Virgin Valley High School Bulldog baseball team continued to roll over competition at the Nevada 3A State baseball tournament. The Bulldogs followed their 17-2 demolishing of Dayton High School Thursday morning with their sixth straight win this season over Moapa Valley High School 12-2. The win moves the Bulldogs into the championship games on Saturday.

MVHS Teams Win Small Schools Track Meet

Track and Field teams from both Moapa and Virgin Valleys travelled to Boulder City for the Boulder City Small School Invitational meet on Friday, May 6. The meet brought together 23 smaller schools from across the state of Nevada. Moapa Valley had a dominating team performance at the meet with...

MV Town Hall Brings Assembly Candidates

The local forum initiative called Moapa Valley Solutions, hosted by Moapa Town Board member Blake Stratton, held its most recent event on Wednesday, May 4 in the Old Logandale School. About 20 people from Moapa and Moapa Valley attended the town hall-style meeting. Featured was three of the candidates in...

WEDDING (May 2, 2022)

Tim and Shella Gordon are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Dannika to Trever Birchell, son of Trent and Sheila Birchell of Roosevelt, UT. The couple will be sealed in the Cedar City, UT Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

VVHS Survives Wind And Pirates

The Virgin Valley High School baseball team didn’t just beat the strong winds on their home field on Thursday, April 21. They also fought back to defeat rival Moapa Valley High School in a 6-4 final score. It was one of the most miserable games to watch due to the gusting winds.

Bulldogs Defeat Pirates In Rivalry Match-Up

Not even rain was going to stop rivals Virgin Valley and Moapa Valley from playing softball on Friday afternoon, April 22 at Bulldog Diamond in Mesquite. After an early afternoon rainstorm, the two teams were able to squeeze in the contest before the rains came again just as the final out was recorded in Virgin Valley’s 5-0 victory.

MVHS Cheer Team Celebrates End of 2021-22 Season

The Moapa High School Cheer team celebrated its Annual Cheer Banquet for the 2021-2022 academic year on Wednesday, April 20. The banquet took place at Moapa Valley High School. The cheerleaders and their families were all invited to attend. Food was served to the attending families and all the cheerleaders...

Meet The Candidates Event Set For May 4

Moapa Town Board member Blake Stratton, in an initiative he is calling Moapa Valley Solutions, is hosting a Meet the Candidates night featuring the Republican primary election candidates for the Assembly District 19 seat. These candidates are running to take the seat currently held by Assemblywoman Annie Black who is...

An 8-Minute Egg…Hunt

The Easter Bunny clearly had been hard at work early on Wednesday morning, April 13 at Moapa Park. The green lawn was strewn with literally thousands of colorful plastic eggs; each one filled with a special springtime surprise of some kind. Lined up on the edge of the grass were...

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Moapa Valley: first in seniority AND in use

Last week’s edition of The Progress contained a news item entitled “Vidler Requests To Shut Off Water To M.V.” This story reported how a representative of Vidler Water Company, which is a huge international powerhouse of a corporation, had filed a formal memo to the Nevada State Engineer requesting that the main source of culinary water for the Moapa Valley communities be stopped from producing water…immediately! The memo was presented publicly, right here in Overton, at a routine meeting called to discuss the ongoing wrangling over water resources in the Lower White River Flow System (LWRFS) superbasin.

MVWD Braces For Summer Line Breaks

Moapa Valley Water District crews have had to deal with a rash of unexpected pipeline repairs over the past month. What’s more, there are fears that these may not be the last of the major repairs needed. And with the high-demand summer months right around the corner, the timing for these problems couldn’t be worse.

VVHS Holds Pirates Scoreless In Rivalry Game

Virgin Valley’s Riley Price was dominant against rival Moapa Valley in a 4-0 victory for the Bulldogs on Thursday, Mar. 31 at the Lady Pirates field in Overton. The junior righthander pitched her second no-hitter of the season as Virgin Valley extended its winning streak to 18 games while improving to 20-1 overall.

Grant Robert "Bob" Lyman

Grant Robert Lyman, 60, passed away on February 27, 2022 in his home in Moapa, NV. Bob was born on November 20, 1961, in Delta, UT to Edwin Anderson Lyman and Louise Hansen. Bob grew up in a large family as the 9th of 9 children. His family raised beef cattle, grew alfalfa hay, and always had a garden. He learned how to be responsible and serve others from his parents, siblings, and the Delta community which he continued to serve everyone everywhere including being an active community member for 33 years and a Moapa Town Advisory Board member for the last 6 years.