NPRI study: Margin tax would kill 3,600+ jobs

  Over 3,600 jobs will be lost if voters approve Question 3, commonly called the margin tax, this November, a study released today by the Nevada Policy Research Institute finds. The new study, entitled The Fiscal and Economic Impact of Establishing a Margin Tax for Nevada, reports sophisticated econometric modeling of how the margin tax… [More...]

Lightning sparks several area fires

Just when residents of Mineral County thought it was safe to venture from their homes, Mother Nature opened up the skies once again when powerful

Just when residents of Mineral County thought it was safe to venture from their homes, Mother Nature opened up the skies once again when powerful thunderstorms hit the area over the weekend. This time, not only did rain fall but thunder and lightning could be seen and heard throughout the valley. With uncounted lightning strikes… [More...]

Veterans of ghost town of Aurora to be honored

As part of the Nevada 150 Legacy Project to commemorate Nevada’s 150 years of Statehood, the Mineral County Board of Commissioners and the Mineral County Museum have commissioned the erection of a memorial monument to the several military veterans who were buried in the cemetery at the ghost town of Aurora.  The graves of these… [More...]

Joe Weldon Cole

Joe Weldon Cole, 87, of Hawthorne died at his home surrounded by his family on June 30. He was born on October 26, 1926 in Mart, Texas to Get and

Joe Weldon Cole Joe Weldon Cole, 87, of Hawthorne died at his home surrounded by his family on June 30.  He was born on October 26, 1926 in Mart, Texas to Get and Veronie Cole. Joe moved to Hawthorne in 1952 from Ft. Worth, Texas.  He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister from 1989 to 1991, Joe… [More...]

Arrest Report: July 24, 2014

The following people were arrested in Mineral County on or after July 8, 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 20 people in the Mineral County Jail on Monday. • Arandee Martin, age… [More...]

Water pipeline would hurt both rural and urban areas

The Las Vegas newspaper this past week editorially pointed out the city’s primary water source is drying up. That’s obvious from the broad white bathtub ring around Lake Mead. To slake Las Vegas’ thirst, the editorialists suggest tapping groundwater from rural Nevada — a proposition that actually would be harmful for both the rural area… [More...]

Letters to the Editor: July 24, 2014

Dear Editor, I learned something new this week and have found the cure of the economic woes of Mineral County, wall to wall “marijuana factories!” Well, it would work if we could get the fascist thugs employed by the evil Sheriff of our fair county to stop picking on the citizenry. Then, if the County… [More...]

Justice Court: July 17, 2014

• On Jan. 13, Brian Joseph Munden plead not guilty to battery, a misdemeanor. He was found not guilty by the court. • On May 27, Bart Towe plead guilty to driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. He was found guilty and ordered by the court to pay $400… [More...]

District Court: July 17, 2014

• On Dec. 11, 2013, Tommy Adolphus Durr aka Tommy Jackson, Sr. entered a plea of guilty pursuant to “Alford v North Carolina” to the crime of assault on a police officer, a gross misdemeanor.  The court found him guilty and he was sentenced to confinement in the Mineral County Jail for a term of… [More...]

Arrest Report: July 17, 2014

  The following people were arrested in Mineral County on or after July 8, 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 29 people in the Mineral County Jail on Monday. • Connie Rae,… [More...]