Inmate dies in Mineral County jail

The Nevada Division of Investigation has been requested to investigate the death of a Mineral County Detention Center inmate who was found unresponsive on Friday, Oct. 9. In a press release from Mineral County Under Sheriff, Bill Ferguson, it stated that the unresponsive male inmate was declared deceased by a Mineral County Deputy Coroner at… [More…]

Kenneth M. Maple

Kenneth M. Maple born in Ohio, May 10, 1933 passed away Sept. 20 at the Carson Tahoe Medical Center after a sudden illness caused a heart attack. He was a Korean War Naval Vet and a retired Huntington Park, Calif. peace officer of 30 years. Survived by wife Susan; three sons: Tyler, Kelly, Kyle and… [More…]

9/11 Memorial Parade/Run

Fall Festival event on tap for Lion’s Park Sept. 26

The Mineral County Senior Services Program is hosting a Fall Festival fundraising event at Lion’s Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. This will be a family event with lots of fun activities planned for all ages. Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and beverages will be available for sale, as well as snow… [More…]

Locals find bargains, fun at Community Yard Sale

In spite of a smoke-filled wind hitting the Hawthorne vicinity on Saturday morning, Aug. 29, the committed yard sale fans were driving through the streets to find that one item they couldn’t live without.  Each participating yard sale held their own unique items, which the buyers rummaged through while sharing fun remarks and asking, “what’s this used for?” Some buyers lamented that there were advertised sales… [More…]

ACLU lawsuit is an attack on parental choice for educating their children

Many of the news stories about the ACLU suing to block implementation of Nevada’s education savings accounts (ESAs), approved by this past Legislature as Senate Bill 302, mention that such accounts were declared unconstitutional in Colorado recently. Like Nevada, Colorado’s state constitution includes a Blaine Amendment prohibiting the use of tax money for sectarian purposes.… [More…]

Disaster loans deadline looming

Mineral County residents have one month left to apply for US Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operation Center – West for small, nonfarm businesses. Small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size may apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) of up to $2 million… [More…]

Serpents battle, but fall to Tonopah

The Mineral County High football team welcomed an old rival to town Friday night when they took the field for the first time in the 2015 season against Tonopah. The two schools, which hadn’t met in the regular season in well over a decade, played a tight contest most of the night before the Muckers… [More…]

New teachers begin year at Mineral County schools

With the first few days of school running smoothly, Superintendent Walt Hackford stated that the attendance levels are coming in as strong as ever, as well as the positive outlook on accomplishing good things within the school commitments this year. Adding to the positive steps being taken, there are six new teachers to introduce –… [More…]

Inyo National Forest advisory: Increase in plague activity in the Sierra Nevada

Based upon recent incidents of rodents with plague and a handful of cases where plague was contracted by people visiting nearby federal lands, the Inyo National Forest would like to advise recreationalists and residents to take the following steps as a matter of caution while visiting the Inyo National Forest. • Never feed squirrels, chipmunks… [More…]