Letters to the editor

Dear Editor, I believe Ms. Cherie George former clerk-treasurer for Mineral County needs to be commended for her effort to set the record straight regarding the voting process on the last election.  Her detailed account has helped to clarify how involved the process is between all the different ways we as voters are allowed to… [More…]

Elementary students visit Hawthorne Care and Share


Hawthorne Elementary School third grade students in Miss West and Mrs. Schumann’s classes visited the Mineral County Care and Share on Wednesday, Feb. 11, for a service oriented project. Students prepared home-made valentines and pizzelle cookies for the seniors based on their learning during a mini-gerentology unit. Third graders learned about building positive relations with… [More…]

Mineral County boys, girls fall in first round


The Mineral County High boys and girls basketball teams both suffered first round losses in the NIAA Division IV Regional Tournament in Elko last Thursday, and had their seasons ended in the process. The boys fell to McDermitt 53-44 while the Lady Vandals lost to Eureka 49-42. Cold shooting was the story in the first… [More…]

Baseball team close to funding goal


Submitted Article Last summer the Mineral County High baseball team received a donation from a generous resident of Salt Lake City. The donation consisted of an Iron Mike pitching machine, cage frame, cage net, and batting mat. This donation valued around $7,000. Upon returning from Utah with the donations we immediately went to work raising… [More…]

Letters to the editor

Dear Editor, To the voters for Mineral County, one of the most precious rights we have is the right to vote and to have our votes counted.  Unfortunately, due to what appears to be a deliberate act, 176 of our votes did not count.  Vote tampering is a felony and this situation needs to be… [More…]

Mineral County to benefit from junior achievement donation

Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada has received a $100,000 grant from John Jelavich, Founder and Retired CEO of River Valley Community Bank, and his wife Karin (Bryant) Jelavich, retired Sutter County, Calif. educator and administrator. Karin was raised in Hawthorne and both Jelavich’s graduated from UNR. This one-time transformational gift will provide the seed money… [More…]

Former Clerk-Treasurer George issues statement


In her own words, former Mineral County Clerk Cherrie George gave the Independent-News her recount of her involvement regarding uncounted votes in the 2014 General Election. “About a week after the Canvass of the Votes were certified by the Board of Mineral County Commissioners on Nov. 12, 2014, I was contacted by the Secretary of… [More…]

Chris Eagle

The Chris Eagle memorial service will be held Sunday, Mar. 8, in the Community Presbyterian Church, on the corner of 7th and F Streets, at 11:30 a.m. following the regular Sunday service.

John Harvey


A memorial service for John Harvey will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge with a full obituary to follow next week. John was born on Jan. 8, 1945 and passed away at his home on Feb. 22.

No damage after fire at Hawthorne Army Depot

A small isolated fire broke out in a Hawthorne Army Depot building in the early hours of Tuesday morning. According to a press release by the depot, the fire occurred in Building 117-3. There were no injuries or structural damage. “Safety is our number one priority. We want to always ensure the safety and well-being… [More…]