Sheriff’s Make Big Drug Bust

  Mineral County Sheriff’s Office made a substantial drug arrest on Friday, Dec. 29, when members of the department who were working an overtime assignment for the Office of Traffic Safety pulled over a vehicle containing cocaine. Deputies pulled over a 2016 Jeep Commander SUV bearing Nevada license plate number UNR21056 for traveling 82 miles… [More…]

Henderson Man Sentenced After Selling Stolen Items from Nellis Air Force Base

  A Henderson man was sentenced to 18 months in prison and two years probation after selling property stolen from Nellis Air Force Base. Temogen Tran Noguni, 38-years-old was sentenced in Las Vegas after pleading guilty in August to one count of unauthorized sale of U.S. property. Two co-defendants in the case had previously pled… [More…]

Toys for Tots Program Begins Earlier Than Most Would Think

  Mineral County residents generously gave to those in need this holiday season. The Toys for Tots drive, spearheaded by Tami Bunch here in Hawthorne saw boxes full of donated items. The work put into this program does not begin in December when people begin to get into the holiday spirit. The effort starts at… [More…]

Local Children Spend a Day Shopping and Dining with Cops

  Friday was a busy day for local Mineral County Sheriff’s deputies. Instead of a crime spree, deputies were busy taking five Mineral County children on a shopping spree in Fallon for Christmas. The event pairs local children in need with sheriff’s deputies to help make the Christmas holiday a little more exceptional for children… [More…]

Iconic Hawthorne Sign Back Where It Belongs

  A Christmas wish was granted to many Hawthorne residents as the iconic Hawthorne sign was reinstalled at Veteran’s Park last week. The sign was a landmark on the corner of 5th and Sierra Way for many years before the old Hawthorne Club was demolished in 1966. Knowing that the sign was significant to many… [More…]

A Look Back at the Top Local Stories of 2017

  From the earthquakes that shook residents last January to the first state title since 1964 for the Mineral County High boys basketball team, there was plenty that happened in Mineral County over the last 365 days. We look back at the top stories of 2017 by month in our annual Year in Review: January… [More…]

Local Businesses Get into the Holiday Spirit

  In an effort to bring back that small town Christmas feel, staff at Consolidated Agency of Human Services (CAHS) put together a business contest to get people “in the Christmas spirit”. Business owners began to put much thought and heart into decorating businesses up and down both Sierra Way and Fifth Street, trying to… [More…]

Stalled Defense Bill Would Have Positive Impact in Nevada

  Stilling on President Donald Trump’s desk is a $700 billion defense bill awaiting his signature that could benefit military installations and personnel in Nevada, but funding for these programs could remain unknown due to a 2011 budget law. The Senate and House passed this bill which included $634 billion for Pentagon programs as well… [More…]

Kihuen Wants to See I-11 near Rural Counties

  In a Nov. 28 letter to Elaine Chao, Secretary to the Department of Transportation, Congressman Ruben Kihuen discusses Interstate 11 and the economic boost the route could give communities. Congressman Kihuen writes, “Interstate 11 has the potential to be an economic boom to Arizona and Nevada, bridging two of the last major metropolitan areas… [More…]

County Acknowledges ‘Hiccups’ at Hawthorne Fire Department

  After the appointment of Interim Fire Chief Vern Watson, turmoil seems to be brewing at the Mineral County Fire House. According to Erin Greenfield, wife of former Assistant Volunteer Fire Chief Adam Greenfield, who states that the firehouse is out of date and out of compliance. At the April 19 board of county commissioners… [More…]