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to Erin Greenfield, wife of former Assistant Volunteer Fire Chief Adam Greenfield, who states that the firehouse is out of date and out of compliance.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…]

Memorial Installed to Honor Fallen Marines

  “On the 11th month, on the 11th day, of the 11th hour, the battlefields of Europe fell silent after more than four years of fierce and intense fighting,” Lt. Col. Scott Bishop told Mineral County residents on Monday from Veterans Park in Hawthorne. On Saturday, people gathered at the park to honor those veterans… [More…]

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…]