Serpents drop double-header

The Mineral County High baseball team dropped two games to Tonopah on April 4. The Serpents lost the first game, 12-11, and then fell 14-4 in the second game.

The Mineral County High baseball team dropped two games to Tonopah on April 4. The Serpents lost the first game, 12-11, and then fell 14-4 in the second game. “It was freezing cold in Tonopah,” Coach Darren Hamrey said. “We ran through a lot of pitchers, it was pitch by committee.” Daniel Owens had six… [More...]

First annual spring event a huge success

The first of what Shelley Hartmann, executive director of the Mineral County Economic Authority, hopes are many Hawthorne Spring Flings got off to a

By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff The first of what Shelley Hartmann, executive director of the Mineral County Economic Authority, hopes are many Hawthorne Spring Flings got off to a roaring start Saturday, April 5.  The event celebrates the spring season and is also a fundraiser and promotional event for Hawthorne’s Community Garden. The event featured a… [More...]

Student arrested for Facebook threat

By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff A juvenile who allegedly made a March 28 Facebook threat toward a Mineral County school teacher is facing criminal charges and expulsion. Sheriff Stewart Handte said his office learned of the initial threat Monday morning. “All I can tell you at this time is that the suspect is a male juvenile,”… [More...]

Abandoned boat proves difficult to move

No one knew how long the 28-fooot Sea Ray boat lay by the shores of Walker Lake — too long for Sheriff Stewart Handte’s taste. Using his authority under the

By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff No one knew how long the 28-fooot Sea Ray boat lay by the shores of Walker Lake — too long for Sheriff Stewart Handte’s taste. Using his authority under the Nuisance Ordinance, on March 28, the sheriff made up his mind the boat had to go. “I’m sick and tired of… [More...]

Red tape ensnarls training center progress

By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff The 6th Street School, currently leased to Green Energy Nevada LLC, for the purpose of renovation with the intent to train prospective associates is currently mired in red tape. Because of issues with Pool/Pact, the insurance company for the building, and Belfor, a disaster recovery and property restoration company working with… [More...]

Hard Rock Market offers an eclectic mix

Mina can look a little deserted if you’re not paying attention on your trip to Tonapah, Bishop or points south. Look on the right had side of the road, just a very

By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff Mina can look a little deserted if you’re not paying attention on your trip to Tonapah, Bishop or points south. Look on the right had side of the road, just a very few blocks down from Soccoro’s food stand, and you’ll see the Hard Rock Market on your right. Susan Nelson,… [More...]

Program underway on Gabbs oil well

CARSON CITY — Sierra Nevada Oil LLC is starting a stimulation program on its Paradise 2-12 oil well. Sierra Nevada and Empire Petroleum  own 36,750 acres of Bureau of Land Management leases on a surface anticline located in Gabbs. Sierra Nevada recently acquired an option to acquire controlling interest in Empire. The Paradise 2-12 well… [More...]

Sheriff proposes action plan for seniors

By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff Sheriff Stewart Handte is worried about some of the senior citizens in Hawthorne. Handte is concerned that seniors who live alone and don’t have someone regularly checking on them can suffer serious consequences from a simple household accident. To this end, Handte contacted Mike James at the Senior Citizens Center to… [More...]

Loren Sutherland

Loren Sutherland died peacefully at home in San Mateo, Calif., on Jan. 14 at age 66. He was born in Hawthorne on October

Loren Sutherland  Loren Sutherland died peacefully at home in San Mateo, Calif., on Jan. 14 at age 66.  He was born in Hawthorne on October 18, 1947 to Wallace and Ruby Sutherland (formerly of Babbitt and Hawthorne from 1942 to 1959). He is survived by daughter, Amy (Michael) Bacher; Grandson Zane & Granddaughter Ellison of… [More...]

Sheriff’s Arrest Report: April 3, 2014

The following people were arrested in Mineral County on or after Mar. 21, and were in jail on Monday at about 10 a.m. All charges against them are misdemeanors unless otherwise noted. All are innocent until proven guilty in court. There were 25 people in the Mineral County Jail on Monday. On March 26, Brandon… [More...]