NV Energy rates to go down

NV Energy made a filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to reduce rates effective July 1. The filing reflects reductions in costs associated with fuel and purchased power the company uses to provide electricity and gas service. The filing will result in an overall electric rate decrease of 6.1 percent that will be… [More…]

Letters to the Editor: May 7, 2015

Dear Editor, A great big thank you to our community. You have once again shown wonderful support for the Mineral County School District Book Fair. Your attendance not only added books to the three school libraries, but will have a long-term effect on reading and home libraries. All good news for the future of our… [More…]

Miss Reno Rodeo Letter


“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” A simple line yet, I am changed. Over the past year, I have changed more than I have in my entire life. I have gone through many challenges as well as great times. I pursued becoming Miss Reno Rodeo because I am passionate about this amazing… [More…]

National Honor Society inducts four new MCHS students


The National Honor Society held its annual induction on April 30 and inducted five sophomores as new members. Congratulations go to Alfonso Castillo-Trujillo, Taylor McFalls, Tiera McFalls, Jayci Norman and Alyssa Richmond. In order to be considered for membership in National Honor Society, each potential member must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25… [More…]

Fire crews spare house from blaze


Mineral County fire crews were called to duty in the late afternoon of May 7 when a pole fire was reported at the old Doll House property. A joint effort between Mineral County Fire and the volunteers of Mina, Walker Lake and Hawthorne who all responded to the location south of Hawthorne. The transformer, located… [More…]

Hawthorne native chosen as commencement speaker


Kathy Trujillo, a native of Hawthorne and 1981 graduate of Mineral County High School, was chosen as a 2015 commencement speaker at Nevada State College. Trujillo addressed almost 400 “virtual classmates” in her graduation address delivered Saturday evening at the Henderson Pavilion. Trujillo’s 20-year long journey to receive a bachelor’s degree began when many of… [More…]

Public comment sought for Luning Solar Projet

The Bureau of Land Management Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office, has completed the Environmental Assessment to analyze potential impacts for the Luning Solar Energy Project proposed by Invenergy Solar Development LLC. The proposed location is approximately three miles north of Luning, Nevada, along State Highway 361 in Mineral County, Nevada. The public is invited… [More…]

Elks honor local youth at awards ceremony


The 1704 celebrated the Elks National Youth Activities week by hosting a dinner and awards ceremony at the lodge on Thursday, May 7. The Grand Exalted Ruler has declared that May 1 through May 7 be set aside as National Youth Activity Week. Youth activities are a top priority with the Benevolent and Protective Order… [More…]

Serpents secure third seed in regional playoffs

Daniel Owens helped pitch his team into the playoffs with his no-hitter against Wells on Saturday. Courtesy photo.

The Mineral County High baseball team will be heading to the regional playoffs this week after earning a double-header split with Wells on Saturday. The two game set was to be a head-to-head race for the playoffs, and both teams played like it. It was a tough start to the day for Mineral County as… [More…]

Mineral County Commission news

PUBLIC COMMENT • Will Jones read a letter to the commissioners about the corruption of politicians and bringing back a write in ballot. • Kendall Harris asked about what the county can do if there is an abandoned/vacant property that is in need of clean-up or repair. Commissioner Jerrie Tipton advised Harris to go to… [More…]