Free Radon Test Kits Available in Hawthorne


University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering free radon test kits to Nevada residents from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this free offer to test their homes for this radioactive, colorless gas that comes from the ground, accumulates in homes and can cause lung cancer. In Hawthorne, test… [More…]

Mineral County Hosts Serpent Classic


Mineral County High School played host to a total of 24 boys and girls basketball teams last week when the annual Serpent Classic descended upon Hawthorne for a three-day tournament. While both Serpent varsity teams didn’t fare as well as they had hoped, each notched their first wins of the young season and gained a… [More…]

Cards of Thanks

Thank You, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the cards and support I have received from all of you. You have made this difficult time in my life so much easier.  Words just cannot tell you how much all of you are appreciated.  If you just came and sat with me,… [More…]

Violet Sez

The Mad Hatters celebrated November with a lovely Thanksgiving gathering at a beautifully decorated table at the El Cap. We are thankful for all the blessings we’ve enjoyed this year and as each member let us know their plans for the big day, it seemed family and friends would be in abundance. Our Christmas exchange… [More…]

House of Representatives Passes Nevada Native Nations Lands Act

This week, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2455, the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act. The legislation, guided through the House of Representatives by Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02), spurs economic development for six northern Nevada tribes: “The transfer of this land puts power back into… [More…]

Red Cross in Need of Donors During Holidays

This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with family and friends. “The need for blood is constant during the winter months, but donations can slow – especially around… [More…]

DUI Arrest Made Over Thanksgiving Weekend

DUI arrests become more prevalent this time of year as we begin to celebrate the holiday seasons with friends and family. Thanksgiving Eve, is historically known for the busiest bar night of the year, it is also the biggest night for drinking and driving. An arrest of local resident Robert Vaden, age unknown, happened over… [More…]

Cards of Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving The employees of the Juvenile Probation Office wish to extend our gratitude and thankfulness out to the citizens of Mineral County this Thanksgiving Holiday. We also wish to send out our thoughts and prayers to all those whom are in service for our country defending our freedoms and may not be with their… [More…]

Veteran’s cross country walk runs through Ely


Robert Rudy saw a billboard in 2010 with a troubling statistic. It read that there were over 100,000 homeless veterans living in the United States. A veteran himself from the Desert Storm, the number stuck with him. When he looked again in 2014 and saw that things had not gotten better, he decided to do… [More…]

Joining Forces effort coincides with national Click It or Ticket movement

Nevada’s Joining Forces multi-county law enforcement program is launching its “Click it or Ticket” education effort alongside the nationwide effort to encourage motorists to strap on their seat belts. Between Nov. 13 and Dec. 2, Mineral County law enforcement officers will fan out across Nevada in search of motorists who are not buckled up. Although seat… [More…]