Flash floods close portions of US 359

A flash flood warning was issued for Mineral County by the National Weather Service on Tuesday, but the warning was too little, too late.

A flash flood warning was issued for Mineral County by the National Weather Service on Tuesday July 15, but the warning was too little, too late. Six motorists were stranded on US Highway 359 near the Powell Canyon area on the highway after more than an inch of rain fell in the area in less… [More...]

Vegas Sheriff: Bundy must be held accountable

Assessing the April standoff between the Bureau of Land Management and armed protesters at the Cliven Bundy ranch in Bunkerville, Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie says both sides made serious mistakes that came perilously close to creating a bloodbath. A heavily armed team of BLM agents showed up at Bundy’s ranch to confiscate about 500… [More...]

Linley Earl Hoselton

Linley Earl Hoselton passed away into the Father’s arms on June 28, at the Discovery Care Center, Hamilton, Mont., after a long struggle from the

Linley Earl Hoselton passed away into the Father’s arms on June 28, at the Discovery Care Center, Hamilton, Mont., after a long struggle from the effects of stroke. He was born on a snowy Easter morning at his grandmother’s farm in Winigan, Mo. on April 5, 1931, to his parents Elby and Iva (Watson) Hoselton. He graduated from Bucklin High School in 1949, volunteering for the U.S.… [More...]

Sandra L. Duensing

Sandra L. Duensing (Turigliatto) of Pollock Pines, Calif. passed away on Saturday, June 21, in the comfort of her home. She was surrounded by her

Sandra L. Duensing (Turigliatto) of Pollock Pines, Calif. passed away on Saturday, June 21, in the comfort of her home. She was surrounded by her family. She was born on May 17, 1944 in Hawthorne to Tom and Vera Turigliatto. She was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and loyal friend. Her grandchildren were her… [More...]

Arrest Report: July 10, 2014

The following people were arrested in Mineral County on or after June 29, 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 29 people in the Mineral County Jail on Monday. • Robin Brady, age… [More...]

Illegal immigrants are bringing epidemic across the borders

This isn’t just an immigration crisis. It is a health crisis that could cost innocent lives. Illegal immigrants are pouring across our borders in record numbers. Along just one section of the Texas border agents have detained 150,000 illegals this year. As many as 90,000 unaccompanied children from Mexico, Central and South America are expected… [More...]

Cards of Thanks: July 10, 2014

Thank You, As President of Hawthorne Little League, I cannot begin to express the thanks that I have to offer to the following people that helped create new memories for the 2014 Hawthorne All Star Team. Lloyd Brown, thank you for everything that you did with this team. You were the 4th coach, you were… [More...]

A New Chapter: Army Depot welcomes new commander

Under a cloudy sky with Mount Grant and Walker Lake as the backdrop, the world’s largest ammunition storage depot welcomed a new commanding

By Lucy Engebretsen, Hawthorne Army Depot Under a cloudy sky with Mount Grant and Walker Lake as the backdrop, the world’s largest ammunition storage depot welcomed a new commanding officer Thursday morning, June 26. Lt. Col. Gregory K. Gibbons exchanged duty stations with Lt. Col. Craig M. Short as he became the 40th commander of the… [More...]

Dahlberg named General Manager of Independent-News

Eric Dahlberg, former writer and photographer for the Mineral County Independent-News, has been promoted to General Manager of the newspaper.

Eric Dahlberg, former writer and photographer for the Mineral County Independent-News, has been promoted to General Manager of the newspaper. Dahlberg, who started at the Independent-News when Battle Born Media purchased it from the Hughes brothers in May 2011, worked as a journalist and distributor for the paper through 2012. He has since been in… [More...]

Arrest Report: July 3, 2014

The following people were arrested in Mineral County on or after June 22, 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. Tara Clark, age 29,… [More...]