Walker River Water Issues Heard in Court

  Supporters of Walker Lake traveled to Pasadena, Calif. last week when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals met to sort out who governs the waters that flow into the Walker River Basin. Attorney Don Springmeyer, who represented the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) told the court that the U.S. Board of Water Commissioners… [More…]

Marietta Burro Gather Concluded

  The Bureau of Land Management concluded their wild burro gather on the Marietta Wild Burro Range in Mineral County on Aug. 4. The burros were caught in a bait-and-water-trap gather that was supervised by the BLM. The Marietta Wild Burro gather was able to successfully gather 129 wild burros within and outside of the… [More…]

Self-Flying Planes Tested at Hawthorne Airport

  The future used to be self-driving cars, but after testing was done at the Hawthorne Airport, the future may be in self-flying airplanes. Microsoft tested the technology of self-flying airplanes at the airport with the help of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s Office of Economic Development and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems. The Federal… [More…]

Motorcycle Rider Dies After Crash During Vegas to Reno Off-Road Race

  In true Best in the Desert style, the 2017 “Longest Off Road Race in the United States” ripped through the desert from outside of Las Vegas to the outskirts of Reno on Friday, Aug. 18. This year, the course was 550 miles of rough, rocky and silt blowing terrain. Liz, a representative for the… [More…]

Recipients Announced for Outstanding AMC Personnel of the Year for 2016.

  The US Army Materiel Command announced the recipients of the Louis Dellamonica Award for outstanding AMC Personnel of the Year for 2016. The awardees were: Arnold Beland, US Army Chemical Materials Activity; Wade Brown, Headquarters, US Army Materiel Command; Lisa DaPonte, US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; Lisa Hall, US Army Aviation and… [More…]

Ridge Runners Ride through County

  The Modesto Ridge Runner Rally was held last weekend, making it 43 years that the off-road club has been coming to Hawthorne to run our roads. This year, an increase in side-by-side vehicles entered the rally, making this already family-oriented club more family friendly. This rally is not a race, just designed to be… [More…]

Annual Best in the Desert Race Friday

  After the passing of Casey Folks earlier this year, the fate of Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race was questioned, but just as Folks would have wanted, “The race will go on.” The General Tire “Vegas to Reno” race will rip through the Nevada desert Friday, Aug. 18 with all types of… [More…]

Longtime MCSD Superintendent Arlo Funk Passes Away at 91

  Former Mineral County School District superintendent and longtime resident Arlo K. Funk passed away Friday night in Hawthorne at the age of 91. At June 14, 1961, Mineral County School Board of Trustees’ meeting, Funk was appointed the principal of Mineral County High School. Though several applications had been considered, Funk stood out as… [More…]

Rare Solar Eclipse Coming Soon

  The countdown to the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 is only days away. This total solar eclipse will happen when the path of the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s atmosphere, leaving only the “corona” to be seen. The eclipse will be seen from Oregon to South Carolina. The first point… [More…]

Nevada Death Row Inmate Drops Appeal, Wants His Execution

  A Nevada death row inmate who killed and dismembered 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller in a Las Vegas motel in 2002, robbed the deceased of $12,000 has asked a state judge to drop any appeals because he would like to be executed. Scott Raymond Dozier, 46, who appeared before Clark County District Judge Jennifer Togliatti in… [More…]