Mineral County election mess: Former Clerk-Treasurer speaks out

By: Ed Pearce/KOLO 8 News Now with Heidi Bunch/Mineral County Independent News HAWTHORNE, NV – This much we know. On election night, 178 votes, all on one machine used in early voting in Mineral County, did not register in the official count. That’s a sizeable chunk in this rural county, enough to potentially change the… [More…]

Battle Born Media Buys Sparks Tribune

Battle Born Media, a company with deep Nevada roots, has acquired the Sparks Tribune to add to its portfolio of newspapers in the state. Battle Born bought the historic newspaper — which dates back more than a century — from Sparks Tribune, LLC, owned by Randy Frisch, Dominic Welch and A.L. Alford, Jr. The transaction… [More…]

Letters to the editor

Dear Editor, I recently inquired of the MCIN staff if there was an update on the lost election ballot issue that was reported on in your newspaper. I was informed that the paper had nothing to report because inquiries to the appointed authority had not received a response. This is unacceptable. The authorities in Mineral… [More…]

Herds and Harvest program awarded grant by USDA

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Herds and Harvest Program has been awarded a $692,000 grant to use for educational programs for Nevada’s beginning ranchers and farmers. The grant, made available through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program administered by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will allow the program, which began in… [More…]

SBA economic injury disaster loans available to Nevada small businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small, nonfarm businesses in 17 Nevada counties and neighboring counties in Arizona, California, Idaho and Oregon are now eligible to apply for lowinterest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought in the following primary counties that began on… [More…]

Donald V. Kintz


Donald V. Kintz of Hawthorne died Feb. 6 at Mt. Grant Hospital at the age of 88. He was born in Lodgepole, Neb. To Lyle and Martha Kintz. He attended school in Lodgepole and enlisted in the Navy in 1944 until 1946 as a Ship Filler 3rd Class. June 24, 1948, Don married the love… [More…]

Clysta Vea Kruger


Clysta Vea Kruger, 85, longtime resident of Hawthorne, died on Feb. 7, 2015 at Mt. Grant Hospital.  Clysta was born on Oct. 31, 1929 in Custer County, Okla. to Francis and Hazel Cordes.   She moved to California during the Depression, when the Dust Bowl was driving many farmers in the mid-west to move their families in order to find any work possible.  Her family worked as migrant fruit… [More…]

New Nevada or Brave New Nevada? It’s just a matter of degree


In his State of the State speech Gov. Brian Sandoval called for the creation of a “New Nevada.” He used the term eight times in the speech so he must have meant it. “Because of our collective effort,” he said, “I believe we now stand at the threshold of a New Nevada — a Nevada… [More…]

Bobbie Sloan

Bobbie Sloan passed away at her home in Las Vegas on Feb. 3. Unsure of services but a full obituary will be posted at a later date.

Clysta Kruger

Funeral services for Clysta Kruger, long-time Hawthorne resident, will be held on Friday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at Gunter’s Funeral Home. A reception will follow at the Elk’s Lodge.