Friday, July 18, 2008 | 2:07 p.m.
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto will head to Southern Nevada on July 25 and visit Mesquite, about 65 miles northeast of Las Vegas, as part of the office's rural road trip program.
The theme of the trip is "Putting Nevada's Families First," Masto said.
"The purpose of these trips is to get out of the office and meet face-to-face with residents, to hear about their concerns and talk about what our office can do to help out," Masto said.
"We'd do a disservice to our rural residents if we focus our efforts just on Nevada's urban areas," Masto said. "Our rural communities deserve our time and attention as well."
Masto's staff members will join her on the trip to discuss challenges faced by Nevada's rural communities and how the attorney general's office plans to help address those challenges.
Masto has completed two previous rural road trips, one in September 2007 to communities along the eastern and northern parts of Nevada and one in March 2008 to several Southern Nevada communities.
The next trip is being scheduled for September.