January 12, 2017

Diabetes Classes on Tap at Care and Share

A no cost six-week workshop will be held on Jan. 12, 19 and 26 and Feb. 2, 9 and 16 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. or 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Hawthorne Care and Share. The workshop will deal with the symptoms of diabetes; fatigue; pain; hyper/hypoglycemia; stress and difficult emotions as well as, exercise… [More…]

Rock Slide Shuts Down US 95, Strands Motorists

A warm winter storm that pounded much of Northern Nevada with heavy rain that caused flooding also affected parts of Mineral County this week. Rain swept through Hawthorne late Sunday and Monday, causing minor flooding on area roads but no significant damage. However, a rock slide shut down Highway 95 around Walker Lake around 10:30… [More…]

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Voluntary Lead Testing Available for Nevada Elementary Schools

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has secured U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funding to begin a voluntary testing program for Nevada elementary schools. Grant funding will cover laboratory analytical costs to initiate drinking water sampling in all 408 Nevada public schools (including public charter schools) with a Kindergarten or Pre-K program. In the event that… [More…]

Universal Gun Background Check Law Declared Unenforceable

Question 1 has been impaled on a Catch-22. You remember Question 1, don’t you? It was on all the ballots in Nevada and passed with a mere 50.45 percent of the vote, failing in every county except Clark. It requires almost all private sales or transfers of firearms to be cleared by a criminal background… [More…]

Five Generations

Hazel Mae Hardy Viani

Services to be held Saturday, Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. at the LDS Church Graveside services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 9:30 a.m. Hazel Mae Hardy Viani went to her heavenly home on Dec. 31, 2016, to celebrate New Year’s Eve with her loved ones that went before her. She was born… [More…]

Officials at Odds Over Gold Butte Designation

President Barack Obama’s decision to use the Antiquities Act to declare Nevada’s Gold Butte and Utah’s Bears Ears as national monuments has developed a firestorm of comments from officials in both states declaring the president has overstepped his bounds. “Declaring Gold Butte a national monument puts an explanation point on President Obama’s shameful legacy of… [More…]

Three Jailed On Drug Charges

Mineral County Sheriff’s Office ended 2016 and began the New Year with a series of drug busts landing three in the Mineral County Detention Center. In a press release from Undersheriff Bill Ferguson, he stated that 35 grams of methamphetamine was found on Dec. 29 after a traffic stop was conducted on a 2013 Lexus… [More…]