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Supporters wait for President Donald Trump to speak at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The City of Henderson fined a local business after hosting a massive rally for Pres. Donald Trump over the weekend.

The City of Henderson fined Xtreme Manufacturing $3,000 for violating six violations of state directives related to COVID-19 safety, according to a statement from the city.

The statement from the city reads:

The City of Henderson advised Xtreme Manufacturing that an event planned for Sept. 13 at their facility must comply with the governor’s COVID-19 emergency directives to not gather in groups larger than 50 people, require the use of face coverings and practice social distancing. During the event, a compliance officer observed six violations of the directives and the City’s Business Operations Division has issued a Business License Notice of Violation to Xtreme Manufacturing and assessed a penalty of $3,000. The company has 30 calendar days to respond to the notice and pay the penalty or dispute the notice of violation.

Henderson’s case counts for patients testing positive for COVID-19 are by far the lowest amongst Southern Nevada’s jurisdictions and the City of Henderson would like to thank the businesses and residents who have followed the state guidelines to stay safe and healthy so that we can reopen all businesses and get people back to work.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak called Trump's rally "reckless and selfish." Trump also held a rally in Minden over the weekend.

The city said it warned Xtreme Manufacturing of potential fines ahead of the planned rally.

"The City of Henderson has issued a compliance letter and verbal warning to the event organizer that the event as planned would be in direct violation of the governor's COVID-19 emergency directives. Specifically, gatherings of more than 50 people in a private or public setting is prohibited," City of Henderson spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said in a statement.

"Large live events must be approved by the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, Division of Industrial Relations and at this time, the City has not been notified that this event has been approved. The City may assess a fine of up to $500 per violation of the governor's directives as well as suspend or revoke the business license."

Xtreme Manufacturing is owned by local businessman Don Ahern, also chairman and CEO of Ahern Rentals and owner of the Ahern Hotel, formerly the Lucky Dragon. The hotel was fined more than $10,000 last month by the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration for hosting an "Evangelicals for Trump" event.

The Henderson facility has a page on its website with information on the company's COVID-19 response for employees and customers, including "We have restricted meetings and gatherings to no more than 10 people in large areas, and when possible, to attend meetings by telephone or video conferencing."

Ahern held a brief press conference at his hotel on Monday afternoon, where he read a prepared statement. In it, Ahern said he was born in Nevada and proud to be an American, "and believe it is my patriotic duty to do with is right for this country. What is right is supporting President Donald J. Trump."

Ahern said his "goal" was "to continue the great American traditions of the right to assemble and to free speech." He compared the thousands-attended rally to gaming tables, pool parties and protests. 

"I hope we come to an end of this activity now that the president has come and gone," Ahern said. 

He ended the press conference after taking two questions, saying they're in legal litigation and "respect everyone's position in this situation."

"We've got fallout happening," Ahern said without elaborating. He alluded to another press conference "to go deeper" on Tuesday. 

Trump's Henderson rally was the first held indoors since his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma in June. Tulsa saw a surge in coronavirus cases following the rally, according to state officials.

Richards couldn't confirm how many people attended Trump's Henderson rally.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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(21) comments

You don't like, bite me!

So they fine them, but let the idiots at the Cosmo continue to run wild, ignoring all the rules in place. Yea, real fair.

TruthBOMB

The Democratic Party is in its death throws. Sissolak has been on the wrong side of every major decision since pandemic pandemonium began. Did he really think he was going to prevent the POTUS from bringing his platform to a swing state? As the social justice warriors at ESPN so professionally say: "C'mon man!"

The incumbent will win in an epic landslide because the Dems and their faithful lemmings are so far from reality that they don't even have a platform other than "Trump Bad, Vote for Us!"

Hats off to the company who hosted the event. When it comes to advertising, even bad news can be good news and it puts a smile on my face to know that Sissolak's sissy fit is literally providing free advertising to Xtreme Manufacturing. $3,000? I would pay it gladly!

Richie Rich

Sisolak is picking a fight with the President, Sisolak will loose the fight, so will the Mayor of Henderson. Both of them need to go back to school and learn about the constitution, they probably never heard of it. We have a right to peacefully assemble/protest. Why didn’t Sisolak fine or stop the BLM assembly/protests. They violated his same orders. Sisolak is a double talker.

ellyil

qwerty123 You are such a sorry human waste... your pleasure is to anger people... because you are a frustrated nobody.. unfortunately for you.. Good people exist Winners exist. TRUMP WILL PREVAIL in spite of you and your looser party friendsz

qwerty123

I sincerely apologize if you are angered by me sharing my opinion. But am honest about my feelings when I post and try to provide well thought-out and informed options on subjects. One thing that I will not do in this forum is personally attack someone for their opinion. I critique arguments and positions, not people or their personal worth based solely upon a opinion placed on a page. I hope to advance the discussion not to get into petty squabbles. Good people do exist and I hope you bring happiness to others in your life, but I do disagree on your position with the president.

Nevermore

Oh my! You probably don't even get pissed off while driving in traffic. :)

qwerty123

I try not too, but Las Vegas drivers could make Mother Teresa go into a profanity laced diatribe. [scared]

Flectric

Not 1 fine for the rioting and we’ll never see one when Biden comes to town. LickASac is a scumbag authoritarian person who’s only desire is power.

qwerty123

There have been thousands of fines and jail time for the riots that occurred, where are you are getting your news?

Nevermore

Thousands? Those that get arrested immediately get bail. Not much deterrent when you know your handlers will always pay your bail.

qwerty123

Yes, it's pretty standard during a protest. Pretty much every protester arrested receives somewhere between a $100 and $2000 dollar fine depending on the particular offenses, while looters are often denied bail while civic unrest continues and often they face jail time. It just doesn't make the news because "random protester you have never heard of fined $300 for trespassing" isn't a catchy headline.

ALLLIVESMATTER

Hey Sleazeolak. Saw you're interview on fake news cnn. When she asked you about denying Trump 6 different outdoor locations you deflected the question and never answered. You are such a slimeball. I wish it was easier to recall our governors but the swamp made it nearly impossible to do so.

NevadaQTruth

Happy to rent and maybe buy some equipment from Ahern’s that, if the governor lets us get back to business, that gear will far exceed that 13k fine. Xtream and Snorkel make a great product for the trades. I am proud to use them as a supply chain partner !

Blk12b

Maybe the police should sit on his chest, since breaking the law warrants this response.

SKSBullPup

$3000 fine...you gutless worms.

Mediumjeep

Should return the money! Leezbo liberal mayor,probably a communist?

TrumpBeliever

Nobody is required to follow unlawful directives. Sissylak just doing what all good liberals do, try anything to derail President Trump's inevitable reelection. 4 more years!

qwerty123

But they are required to follow lawful directives like the limits on crowd size during a pandemic. I can't stand behind a supposed "law and order" candidate that has spent his entire life violating the law and skirting his patriotic duties to the country.

Nevermore

If President Trump has spent his entire life "skirting" law and order, you really think he would be President? He doesn't even come close to #44, who practically changed this country into a third world country. And he would have succeeded if idiot Hilary had been elected. I'm sure eventually all you idealists will get your nirvana, but it won't be what you expected. By then it will be too late.

qwerty123

Yes, many people who have advanced through our political system have committed crimes, out system is not perfect, think of people like Spiro Agnew or Ted Kennedy. #44 came in promising change and delivered nothing. I would list his accomplishments if he had any. #45 has too many questionable actions to list in a comment, but it starts in 1973 with violations of the fair housing act. I'll just share a link to some highlights: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-complete-listing-so-far-atrocities-1-889

MicheleR58

Sisolak showing his true colors: Shady

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