Author: Mineral County Independent News

SOC Supports 9/11 Iron Nation Motorcycle Run

A $1,000 donation was recently given to the Iron Nation Motorcycle Club to support the 12th Annual Never Forget 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Run which is held to raise awareness and support for Nevada’s wounded warriors. The event will be held in Carson City, Nevada, on Sept. 14 at the Harley-Davidson Dealership and all proceeds benefit the Nevada Military Support Alliance. The event was moved to Carson City Harley-Davidson Dealership since they are assisting with the run and most of the activities will be taking place there. Carson City Mayor Robert Crowell has agreed to appear and Governor Brian Sandoval...

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Library gets new faces

Mineral County Library staff and members of the Board of Trustees are delighted to welcome students Brea Schlepp, Hunter Mitchell, and Rachel LaBerta as Library Pages. The three students, all members of the National Honor Society, will work throughout the school year as their school schedules and extracurricular activities allow. Brea, an enthusiastic MCHS cheerleader, previously volunteered at the library and sees this experience as a good training ground for college and professional work. Hunter has worked in the food industry for most of her work experience and is excited to change gears and now learn about library work....

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Cards of Thanks: Sept. 12, 2013

Thank you, We, the family of Ted Hughes, give our heartfelt thanks to all our family members and friends for their kindnesses, food, flowers and cards following the death of our beloved Ted. Special thanks to Bishop Greg West, the Hawthorne Ward Relief Society and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for all their help and love, and to Gunter’s Funeral Home for their service and love. Sincerely, Marian Hughes, Kelli Randall and Family, Eric Hughes and Family, Max Hughes and Family, Gene Hughes and Family, Tony Hughes and Family, Bonnie Hughes and Family, Richard Hughes and Family Thank you, Thank you to Officer Bill Ferguson, Dave Bickel, Montgomery Pass DOT crew, Tammy Sandvik and the Hawthorne Fire and Ambulance for helping me when my truck caught on fire on Montgomery Pass. I really appreciate everything you did. Sincerely, Mike...

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Letter to the Editor: Sept. 12, 2013

Dear Editor, At Walker Lake some of the residents have been plagued with pigeons. My neighbor is one of these. I borrowed a pigeon trap from Mineral County Animal Control and used the pigeons to train my bird dogs. Recently four pigeons were captured at my neighbor’s property. I transported the pigeons to Donna Quattromani’s residence. Here, they were held in a covered, shaded area hidden from the open coral. Obviously someone observed me. While my neighbors, Donna and I were gone. Someone trespassed on Donna’s property, released my pigeons from the crate and closed the door. Also the pigeon trap I borrowed from Animal Control was stolen. I hope that the guilty individual realizes these actions are against the law. Sincerely, Earl...

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Hospital to sponsor health care meetings

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requires all individuals to have medical insurance coverage beginning January 1, 2014, or they must pay a penalty on their Federal Income Tax. Mt. Grant General Hospital will be sponsoring several meetings open to the public to explain the law and subsidies available to those who may need assistance paying for the mandated insurance premium. The informational meetings will be held at the Mineral County Library Oct. 1 at 9 am, 12 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Each meeting will last approximately 30 minutes, with time available after meetings to help individuals enroll in the medical coverage. Appointments may also be made during the two day period. Open enrollment begins Oct. 1 with mandatory coverage beginning January 1,...

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