Card of thanks

Thank You, On behalf of the YCAC, I would like to thank SOC for the very generous donation. SOC donated $1,000 for upcoming gym renovations. Barbara Owens Mineral County Recreation Director Thank You, To those of you that helped our father, Leo Jones, welcome another year, my siblings and I would like to extend a… [More…]

Former Hawthorne resident publishes book of poems

Former resident Ferris (Ed) Jones recently released another book of poems titled “Oh the Path That Followed”. Jones was born in Hawthorne in 1964 and is the son of Ed Jones and Kathy Hamrey. “Oh the Path That Followed” is a collection of poems commenting on issues from revolution, to the activities of the average… [More…]

Former Hawthorne resident publishes book of poems

Former resident Ferris (Ed) Jones recently released another book of poems titled “Oh the Path That Followed”. Jones was born in Hawthorne in 1964 and is the son of Ed Jones and Kathy Hamrey. “Oh the Path That Followed” is a collection of poems commenting on issues from revolution, to the activities of the average… [More…]

Former deputy arrested

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Mineral County resident Saverio “Sammy” Scarlata was arrested on charges of accusing him of stealing a prisoner’s medication while he was under the employment of Mineral County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Stewart Handte says the 34-year-old former deputy was taken into custody at his Hawthorne home on Tuesday, Dec. 23 after a lengthy investigation. Scarlata was… [More…]

NV Energy Grant Supports Backpack Buddies Program

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Consolidated Agencies of Human Services (CAHS), a nonprofit agency that serves families in Mineral County, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the NV Energy Foundation for its Backpack Buddies Program. Backpack Buddies provides low-income children with backpacks every Friday during the school year packed with enough food to last them through the weekend. Although… [More…]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, On Dec. 4 my loving, 12 year old dog Cheyenne became severely ill and could no longer function. He had been on medications for over a year but they no longer helped him. I was at a total loss since I could not drive him to the veterinarian in Fallon without some help.… [More…]

Mineral County Tax Roll in This Week’s Issue

The Mineral County Tax Roll, listing the property valuations for tax assessment purposes for the taxable year 2015-2016 has been completed by County Assessor Dorothy Fowler and her staff and is published in today’s issue of the Independent – News. Individual notices also have been mailed to property owners advising them of their assessed valuations… [More…]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The truth is Mineral County doesn’t need a $100,000 a year county school superintendent. Had I a young lad in high school while I was paying high school taxes, I would rather be taught to drive commercial trucks and backhoes and road graders as that that would give fall back on job security… [More…]

Fallon Sees Rise in Flu Cases

As of the last week in November of 2014, a large increase of Influenza (flu) has occurred in Churchill County. According to the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Churchill County has experienced 61 cases of influenza in this flu season, almost all occurring within a two week period. Churchill County has not experienced… [More…]

Zombie’s Invade County Library

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Submitted Article On Monday, Dec.8, Mineral County Library held the first of its Stan Winston School of Character Arts streaming art tutorial build classes. Registered students watched the online art tutorial (How to Make a Zombie Horde on a Budget taught by Bruce Fuller) on their own, prior to class. During a two hour build… [More…]