Author: Mineral County Independent News

John Harper Adams

John Harper Adams, age 83, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Fallon on Sunday, May 6, 2018. He was born July 10, 1934 in Brigham City, Utah to Myron and Erma (Harper) Adams. John graduated from high school in Lund, Nev. and later graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. John, forever the cowboy, was a bull rider in both high school and college. While in college, he met and married Norlene Lloyd in the Salt Lake LDS temple in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 17, 1958. Together they raised four children while John taught school and coached sports in Lund, Hawthorne, and Fallon. They also spent several summers living on a farm near Blackfoot, Idaho where John raised alfalfa. John and Norlene eventually settled on a small farm they purchased in Fallon so John could be surrounded by green alfalfa fields and have room for his cows and horses. John was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Myron and sister, Kate. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Norlene, their four children, Lynne (Derild), Kenna (Donald), John (Milt), Wade (Inkham), brother Dean (Janet), brother-in-law Charles Nelson, nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 11 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 750 W. Richards St. in Fallon....

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Arrest Record

The following people were arrested in Mineral County on or after April 28 and were in jail on Monday at or after about 8 a.m. All charges against them are misdemeanors unless otherwise noted. All are innocent until proven guilty in court. Names and charges appear as they have been received from the sheriff’s office. • Juli R. Fisk was arrested on May 1 by Mineral County Sheriff’s Office on a commitment. No bail listed. • Tiffany Gonzales was arrested on May 1 by Mineral County Sheriff’s Office on a commitment. No bail listed. • Carlos P. Orozco was arrested on May 4 by Mineral County Sheriff’s Office for unlawful use of emergency phone number (911). Bail set at $2,500 bond/cash. • Aron T. Powe was arrested on May 4 by Nevada Highway Patrol for bench warrant – Hawthorne Township Justice Court; bench warrant – Hawthorne Township Justice Court; bench warrant – Hawthorne Township Justice Court and bench warrant – Hawthorne Township Justice Court. Bail set at $1,961 cash. • David H. Ahern was arrested on May 5 by Mineral County Sheriff’s Office for civil custody for alcohol abuse endangering self. No bail. • Adam M. Inman was arrested on May 5 by Mineral County Sheriff’s Office for fail yield at stop/yield sign or control; overtake on left side/left turn in prohibited…; drive without driver’s license; windshield/window obstructed and...

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Audit Finds Nearly a Third of Nevada Payday Lenders Violated Rules over Last Five Years

By Riley Snyder, The Nevada Independent A new audit report has found that nearly a third of Nevada payday lenders have received a less-than-satisfactory rating from state regulators over the last five years. A performance audit of the Division of Financial Institutions, the state agency charged with overseeing and regulating high-interest, short-term lenders, released Wednesday found that a significant percentage of so-called “payday” lenders run afoul of state laws and regulations every year. George Burns, who heads the financial institutions office, told lawmakers on Wednesday that the number of violations was “relatively” small compared to the total number of loans issued, but that any number of problematic loans was still an issue. “It is a major problem for those people that are affected,” he said. The division regulates more than 2,666 licensees, which includes banks, credit unions, trust companies and the broad umbrella of “Non-Depository Institutions.” That category, which is often referred to under the umbrella term of “payday lenders,” includes check-cashing or deferred-deposit businesses, and any title loan or high-interest lender. In 2017, the audit report stated the division performed 1,447 examinations of businesses licensed as “non-depository institutions,” and found 2,156 violations of state law and regulations. Burns said the numbers were slightly skewed because the regulatory agency marks all branches of a licensed lender as not satisfactory if examinations reveal that more than one or two branches...

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case Challenging Sanctuary Cities Ballot Question

By Riley Snyder, The Nevada Independent The politically charged battle over a ballot question seeking to ban sanctuary cities has made its first stop in Nevada’s highest court — but justices are focusing not on the policy, but whether or not the wording of the ballot question is too vague or misleading. Attorneys for both sides met for an hour-long oral argument on Tuesday before the Nevada Supreme Court, over an appeal of an earlier District Court decision that found the ballot question failed to meet the state’s single-subject requirement for ballot measures and that its “description of effect” wasn’t sufficient. Although it’s unclear when or how the court will rule on the case, their decision could have major implications on not only the 2018 midterm election, but also how state and local governments could interact with federal immigration enforcement in Nevada, which has one of the highest populations of undocumented immigrants of any state. The case is being brought on an appeal by Prevent Sanctuary Cities, the PAC backing the ballot measure chaired by Republican state Sen. Michael Roberson, who is running for lieutenant governor. A Carson City District Court judge in January ruled in favor of a case challenging the initiative brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, ultimately sending the case to the state’s highest court. Justices levied pointed questions at attorneys for both...

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House of Worship Dedicated in Name of Longtime Church Member

The congregation of the Community Presbyterian Church dedicated the little yellow house next to the church in the name of Alvin “Bud” Young on Sunday, May 6. The building to be called the Alvin “Bud” Young Center for Peaceful Worship is opened up to the community of “Hawthorne, Mineral County and the world” for anyone who is in need of a space to worship. Della Young, wife of Bud and Pastor Linda Young of the Presbyterian put the ribbon to the little house. Outside, a plaque reads, “This place of worship is for the Glory of God and in...

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