Police capture El Capitan stabbing suspect

Timely tips from the Fallon Police Dept. and Churchill County Sheriff’s Dept. led to the arrest of Miguel Gutierrez, the main suspect in the stabbing that took

By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff Timely tips from the Fallon Police Dept. and Churchill County Sheriff’s Dept. led to the arrest of Miguel Gutierrez, the main suspect in the stabbing that took place at the El Capitan Lodge and Casino in the early morning hours of April 5. Mineral County Deputy Kyle Leslie received a tip… [More...]

Little League season opens in Hawthorne

Sunshine and a light breeze greeted the 62nd opening ceremonies of Hawthorne Little League. Spectators and proud ballplayers standing tall in their bright

By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff Sunshine and a light breeze greeted the 62nd opening ceremonies of Hawthorne Little League.  Spectators and proud ballplayers standing tall in their bright and spotless uniforms crowded Tiny Cardenas field to pay homage to America’s Favorite Pastime. With the grass a perfect green and the chalk lines shining white against the… [More...]

GEN process moving along

By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff The process of Green Energy Nevada becoming a part of the Hawthorne community is moving right along, according to Mineral County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Shelley Hartmann. “The development agreement draft (the agreement between GEN and the county for developing the land GEN is buying from the county) didn’t get… [More...]

Amerigas, serving the county for over 25 years

Amerigas, a local home heating/propane supplier, is located at 1118 5th St. The company continues serving Hawthorne community after more than 25 years

By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff Amerigas, a local home heating/propane supplier, is located at 1118 5th St. The company continues serving Hawthorne community after more than 25 years here, according to Julie McFatridge. The Hawthorne branch delivers propane for about 100 miles in every direction. “Besides Hawthorne, we cover Mina, Luning, Schurz, Pilot Peak and Gabbs… [More...]

NFWF water change application approved

On March 20, the state engineer issued a ruling (271) that overruled the multiple protests filed against the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) application 80700, seeking changes to allow purchased water from willing sellers to go to Walker Lake. The application was filed on May 24, 2011. The change in place and manner of… [More...]

MCHS holds assembly in wake of Facebook threat

By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff In response to the recent school teacher threat, the Mineral County School District held one of two school assemblies at the MCHS gym to address the issue, the use of social media and answer to student questions. Sheriff Stewart Handte and MCHS principal Mike Domagala spoke at the event. After a… [More...]

Superintendent says things have changed

By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff Christopher Schultz, Mineral County School District superintendent, looked relaxed in his office chair  on April 4 while discussing the recent student/teacher Facebook threat. “I can’t discuss much,” he said. “The student’s rights must be considered.” Schultz said the school administration was reasonably prepared for the event. “We have a crisis manual,… [More...]

Sheriff’s Arrest Report: April 10, 2014

The following people were arrested in Mineral County on or after March 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 27 people in the Mineral County Jail on Monday. • On April 2,… [More...]

Commissioner recall falls short

By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff The petition to recall Mineral County Commissioner Paul MacBeth fizzled out on April 7. Glen Inlow, the petition organizer, failed to gather the required 205 signatures to initiate the recall. The unsuccessful petition gathered 116 signatures, or about 4 percent of the Mineral County’s 2,803 registered voters. MacBeth, the subject of… [More...]

Elks donate to high school

Hawthorne Elks Exalted Ruler Steve McBride presented a check to Mineral County High School Principal Mike Domagala for $200 as a donation for the use of

Hawthorne Elks Exalted Ruler Steve McBride presented a check to Mineral County High School Principal Mike Domagala for $200 as a donation for the use of the gym for the State Hoop Shoot on February 1. Domagala will use the donation to purchase t-shirts and hoodies for the students involved with the “Positive Attitude Strategy… [More...]