Local miner’s claim revoked

When John Keady, independent miner and owner of Rock Chuck in Schurz, received a certified letter dated Jan. 27, from the United States Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management (BLM) out of Reno, he never dreamt it would be declaring his Last Chance Mine in the Mount Diablo Meridian of Mineral County… [More…]

JAG students learn about life working in a prison institution

When a student is in high school, a senior may be finding themselves looking beyond graduation into the gateway of their future, whereas a freshman can barely focus upon a distant choice of college or a career. Either way, the Jobs for American Graduates program (JAG) is an established funnel of career information that caters… [More…]

Local man doing his part to protect Weber fish

The seasonally abandoned Weber Reservoir was all but empty, except for one aluminum fishing boat waiting to slip into the frozen water. John Lockwood stood by in protective waders, tying up his last cinder block to one of the discarded Christmas trees he had taken down to the shore. Lockwood had weighed down each tree… [More…]

Wrestling Program Returns to MCHS

Over 32 years has passed since the Mineral County High School wrestling team took to a mat, but after three years of discussion and planning it has now emerged with a first year participation of three coaches and five wrestlers. John Gavin, the Mineral County High School counselor, was himself a wrestler through the 1980’s… [More…]

MacBeth Put County First in Tenure as Commissioner

What does a man with four years of military service and over 35 years in business management decide to do in his retirement days? Well Paul MacBeth, with his wife Norma, moved to Hawthorne where he immersed himself into his new community. With endless hours given over to the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce, plus… [More…]

Hawthorne Youth Honored at Boys & Girls Club Event

This year’s Boys & Girls Club dinner presentation of “Youth of the Year” was held in Yerington, Saturday, Jan. 21, with Hawthorne’s honoree, Ravena Smith, being acknowledged for her constant effort and participation since opening the summer of 2016. Third grader Smith was accompanied by her grandmother and the local site director, Lyndsey Burall, along… [More…]

A Warrior Mentality

With a warrior mentality and a mindset to conquer his opponent, Dakota Eldridge has been training for the Feb. 11, King of the Cage presentational fight, coming to a sold out audience at the Silver Legacy. His commitment is sponsored by the efforts of the PMH Boxing Pro team and his trainer, Tony Herrera, a… [More…]

Couple Reunited With Lost Dog After 12 Days, One Still Missing

As Shaniya Ferguson and her fiancé Victor Williams were enjoying a holiday vacation away, her two dogs were off with their babysitters on a quick sled trip to the Lucky Boy snowy terrain, the day after Christmas. As the two lab mixes were running in the snow it was apparent that Duke, the two year… [More…]

New Boys & Girls Club Director Excited For the Future

Lyndsey Burall, who recently located to this area, is the new competent, smiling face you will meet at the Boys and Girls Club. She took the position of Mineral County site director at the Hawthorne location, bringing with her over four years of after-school program experience, a bachelor degree in Liberal Studies/English and a school… [More…]

Search and Rescue Gets New Boat From NDOW

The Mineral County Search and Rescue boat will soon be replaced by an updated model, recently brought to Glenn Bunch from the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Previously used at Lake Mead, this 1998 Boston Whaler boat was delivered with a bright colored wrap, a new battery, new tires and an overhauled engine. A transfer of… [More…]