Author: Mineral County Independent News

Proposed Sports Bar Approved

A business license for Bourbon Street Sports Bar was approved by county commissioners last month. Ruben Sanchez from Nevada Restaurant Services, Inc. showed the commissioners and those in attendance at that meeting a photo of the over 13,000 square foot building which will be located between Safeway and Whiskey Flats RV Park on US Highway 95. The facility will have a Dottie’s Casino as well as a sports bar. Located within the sports bar will be gaming activities as well as food. The facility will be for adults only. Construction will begin on July 18 and finished by January 2019. As construction moves forward, the Independent-News will be covering the...

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Card of Thanks

Thank You, I, Revena Smith would like to thank everyone who helped me out during the bake sale on Friday, June 1. This sale was to help send me to camp (sponsored by the Lions Club). I would like to send a special thanks to Ms. Nancy Rutherford, who put her heart and soul into this project; Mrs. Mayes, who helped set up, decorate and donate; Ms. Kee, who donated above and beyond and Mr. Loughry thank you for delicious homemade cookies. Thank you, Revena...

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I recently purchased a classic car in Portland and was driving home to Las Vegas and broke down in the desert 24 miles out of Hawthorne and had it towed to the NAPA store in Hawthorne at 2 in the morning. The next morning I awoke early and went to check on the car and figure out the next plan of action, while looking at the car a man (Donald Moody) who was walking his dog approached me and asked what was wrong and I explained my situation. He walked to his home and brought back string and tools and we measured for a new fan belt that had broken as there was no looking it up for a 1939 Plymouth Street Rod. When the store opened the owner Tina Manzini and her employee Reese Schultz (who was there on his day off collecting parts for his own project) figured out and had the belt I needed in stock. But wait there is more to my story all of these people and another person Max Berry assisted in the belt replacement and a no start condition which existed after the belt replacement and helped work on my car for over 2 hours to solve my issue and get me down the road. This is true customer service form a business and a community in a society which...

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Cheap Cell Phone Plans for Seldom Calling Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior What are the cheapest cell phone plans available to seniors today? I’m 78-years-old and want it primarily for emergency purposes. Infrequent Caller Dear Infrequent, While unlimited high-speed data, video streaming and mobile hot spot are now standard for most cell phone plans today, there are still a number of low-cost wireless plans designed with seniors in mind. These plans offer limited talk time and text, which is ideal for seniors who want to stay connected without spending much money each month. Here are some super cheap plans to consider. Cheapest Plans Prepaid plans are the best deal for seniors who only want a cell phone for emergency purposes or occasional calls. The very cheapest prepaid plan available today is T-Mobile’s Pay As You Go plan, which includes any combination of 30 minutes or 30 text messages for only $3 per month. After that, additional minutes and texts cost 10 cents each. Phone prices start at $75, but if you have a compatible device, you can use it rather than buying a new one. You will, however, need to pay for a $10 SIM Starter Kit fee, whether you bring your own phone or buy a new one. Visit T-Mobile.com or call 844-361-2792 for more information. Two other companies that offer low-cost prepaid deals are TracFone and AT&T. TracFone (TracFone.com, 800-867-7183) has a 30 minute talk/text plan...

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Road Work Continues in Town

Summer is here and with that comes dreaded road work. Mineral County residents were delayed this week as Sierra Nevada Construction began chip sealing A Street from Armory Road to O Street and F Street from 1st to 5th Streets in Hawthorne. “Secure Rural Schools and regional transportation commission helped to fund this project and due to the wet weather, has had to be rescheduled three times. The next grant cycle for funding for roads will be in two to three years,” Mineral County Public Works Director Eric Hamrey told the Independent-News. Crack sealing in Mina, Luning and Walker Lake will begin when the weather is...

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