Man Jailed in Hawthorne a Suspect in Phoenix Homicide

  The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office is in custody of a homicide suspect who was picked up in Mineral County on Oct. 25 for various charges. Christopher Montoya was stopped by Mineral County deputies on Oct. 25 when they attempted to stop a newer gray model Toyota truck for speeding. In a statement from Undersheriff… [More…]

Laxalt’s Tour Through Silver State Makes Its Way to Mineral County

  Making his way through 17 Nevada counties, Adam Laxalt, stopped in Hawthorne Saturday to announce his run for Governor of Nevada. Introduced by Mineral County Sheriff Randy Adams, who works closely with Laxalt in his position as Attorney General, Adams endorsed Laxalt for his service first attitude and willingness to work closely with law… [More…]

Unce Hosts Fall Festival

  Send in the witches, clowns, and ghosts. The bumblebees, superheroes and dinosaurs will follow. Filled with costumes galore, the University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension outdid them on providing a safe and controlled environment where both children and parents can gather and have fun without worry, in a safe and controlled environment. This year,… [More…]

Drug Investigation Nets Several Arrests

  The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office month-long narcotics investigation reached a point where several suspected drug dealers were taken into custody last week. On Oct. 23, two separate search warrants were served at two different Hawthorne addresses by the sheriff’s office. In a press release from Sheriff Randy Adams, he explained the charges against the… [More…]

Volunteers Work to Clear Growth at Sage Grouse Breeding Areas

  Over 20 volunteers joined employees from the Humboldt-Toiyable National Forest at Sweetwater Flats to clear pinon pine, juniper seedlings and small trees from bi-state sage grouse breeding and nesting habitats. “We worked in a unit that had been treated around 10 years ago, and it was a good time to go back to remove… [More…]

Concerned Residents Raise Questions After Bighorn Sheep Shot and Killed

  On Sunday, Oct. 15, a licensed hunter harvested a bighorn sheep from the Walker Lake herd near the town of the same name, leaving some residents upset. A concerned caller in the town contacted the Nevada Department of Wildlife and Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, both of whom investigated the claim that the sheep was… [More…]

County Seeks New Fire Chief After Knight Resignation

Mineral County Fire Chief T.C. Knight resigned his position of Mineral County Fire Chief during the commissioner meeting. Hesitant Commissioner Jerrie Tipton asked Knight, “What if we don’t accept?” Knight simply returned her question with a shrug of his shoulders. Knight asked to remain a member of the Mineral County Fire and Emergency Service Management… [More…]

VFW Honors Blue Star Mother

  Carolyn Llewellyn was honored by the John Franklin Shain VFW Post 2313 in Hawthorne on Friday as a Blue Star mother. Carolyn is the mother of twin boys: John Jr. and Benjamin Llewellyn who are actively serving in the U.S. Navy. The service banner presented to Carolyn holds two stars for both John Jr.… [More…]

High School Graduation Rate Climbs in Nevada, Including Mineral County

  A report dated Oct. 16, 2017, from the Nevada Department of Education, reported that the graduation rate data indicates that Nevada high school now has an 80.55 graduation rate record for the Class of 2017. An increased rate of seven percentage points. “While these graduation rates won’t be official until December, this is great… [More…]

Kindness ‘Rocking’ Through County

  Residents of Mineral County have discovered a new craze that allows families to get outdoors and possibly find hidden treasures. Sometimes overlooked, rocks are popping up in our communities that are decorated like ladybugs, bunnies and have inspirational messages. These rocks are painted by residents and other rock-painted artists whose desire is to make… [More…]