Missing flag returned

When Vera Reynolds returned to her office after running midday errands for Bill Frazier’s State Farm office on E Street in Hawthorne, she was sad to see their American Flag had disappeared from the porch due to extremely high winds. Upon closer inspection she saw that the flag holder had snapped off, causing the flag… [More…]

Schurz Elementary School hosts literacy night

The Schurz Elementary School auditorium was busy hosting a literacy night with a hot dog dinner on Wednesday, March 1, as parents and students took to the variety of evening events. Activities included five word and literacy game stations, designed for the students to rotate into. With a fully decorated room of inspiring areas, such… [More…]

Local teen singing her way to success

As a junior in high school, Madeline Bennett stepped before the Northern Nevada Zone adjudicators review board to sing her solo rendition of an 1800’s French song entitled “The Gathering Rose” by Cesar Franck. Accompanied by Katherine Kaler on the piano, Bennett sang the Aria not only in French, but with a clear soprano voice… [More…]

4th Congressional District representative visits Hawthorne

Nevada’s 4th Congressional District Representative Ruben Kihun came through Hawthorne on Thursday, Feb. 23, while on a three-day listening tour within the district’s cities and towns. As the vast district is made up of varying developments, Representative Kihuen personally expressed his goal of meeting as many within the varied communities as possible. He hoped the… [More…]

Faces of Mineral County: Jack Taylor

When Jack Taylor found a high school pottery class in the late 1960’s, it literally saved his life. Taylor had dropped out of school due to drug use. While struggling without much direction, he finally realized that completing high school would be necessary if he wanted to make something out of his life. Upon going… [More…]

Volunteers clean up debris from wind storm at Walker Lake

As another heavy wind came through on Friday, Feb. 17, it sent dangerous roofing debris flying that was originally blown off a large building on Feb. 9, located along the frontage road of Highway 95 at Walker Lake. Residents came together for a Saturday cleanup as Friday’s winds died down. With a Facebook posting and… [More…]

Local Boys & Girls Club hosts night of family fun

Walking into a valentine decorated Boys & Girls Club was just the beginning of a fun evening for the families that attended the free Friday night of spaghetti, bingo and prizes. Well over 80 people attended this first-time event, in an effort to bring the community together in a family friendly atmosphere. Basketballs began bouncing… [More…]

Mineral County commission news

CORRESPONDENCE A notification from the National Association of Counties regarding a grant noted half was left from 2015. VOUCHERS Commissioner Garth Price read voucher requests, with Commissioner Jerrie Tipton moving for approval. TREASURER’S ACCOUNTING Recorder-Auditor Christine Hoferer presented an accounting fund summary and balance report and the Financial Horizon Credit Union account update. Accepted as… [More…]

Youth basketball teams ready to start season

As the YCAC building sustained damage from the recent earthquake activity, the kids that would normally use that facility for their basketball practices and games had to be re-routed to varying locations to accomplish this year’s opening basketball season through the county park and recreation system. Melissa Isom, local team director, was scrambling to facilitate… [More…]

Winds damage Walker Lake building, knock down power poles

On Feb. 9 around 1:30 p.m., a call went out that a metal roof had peeled off an empty block wall commercial building, located on the frontage road along Highway 95, with trusses and aluminum pieces flying in a circle over 200 feet in the air before landing along the cliff and above, along Betty… [More…]