Hawthorne youths enjoy week of music at Boys & Girls Club

As Rock Star Week ended at the Hawthorne Boys & Girls Club, some of the kids came together to form their own make-believe band called, The Bashers. With lead singer, Joey, taking center stage with her sunglasses and a handmade microphone, her musicians and guitarists stood in formation behind her. Jordan, Fredd, Ramsey and Wesley… [More…]

Tourism brochure unveiled

Last year the Mineral County Convention and Tourism Board was deeply involved in coordinating a new, updated, tri-fold brochure which would bring business into the county and create interest to those visiting. This endeavor alone logged in over 100 hours of compilation time and incorporated many local photographers work. The final layout was deemed to… [More…]

New boat ramp installed at Monument Beach

Monument Beach, at the Walker Lake County Beach area, received a lot of county support as heavy equipment was brought in to level off and clean rocky spots within the park. This created more efficient parking for those pulling off US Highway 95 to spend time at the shoreline. For locals and lake lovers, the… [More…]

Schurz children weave through cultural summer program

As the Zoom Grant yielded summer funds for cultural trainings, some Schurz children took advantage of the program held throughout the month of June at Schurz Elementary School. Diane Romano and Pamela Wells were on hand to facilitate a week of basket weaving knowledge, which included a guest artisan, Rosemary Rogers-Desoto. Rogers-Desotos is the daughter… [More…]

Summer art program returns at MCHS

As summer school students at the Mineral County Junior High and High School levels joined for a special formulated art program, Bea Whitney shared how wonderfully the students had absorbed the artistic concepts and the freedom of expression which was brought before them. With financial assistance of local sponsorship, this art program rolled out as… [More…]

Walker Lake Day brings good crowd

Over 20 kayaks, paddle boards and boats were lined up at Monument Beach for a sponsored Walker Lake Day in the sun on Saturday. With shade covers erected and a trough full of iced water and sodas, the shoreline was an inviting spot of enjoyment as a family day. Assisting in making this happen were… [More…]

Local man uses own life lessons to help guide Mineral County youths

One never knows how a young boy will turn out when he is raised by a single mother in a fatherless home, but Michael Stephens used his own childhood experiences to strengthen him as the father and mentor he is today. When he graduated from Mineral County High School in 1998, he admits having rough… [More…]

Western Nevada Development District meeting held in Hawthorne

The Western Nevada Development District (WNDD) was hosted by The Mineral County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) at a special Board of Directors dinner meeting, held at the El Capitan on June 14. With area mayors and economic development directors invited, the MCEDA’s newly appointed officers were on-hand to greet each visitor and hand out “swag… [More…]

Walker Lake forum held

The free Walker Lake forum held at the convention center and presented by the Walker Lake Working Group, with the assistance of the Hawthorne Chapter of Soroptimist, was well attended. Literature was available and a program of highly informed speakers, attendees were greeted by a ticket for a drawing of selected items. A silent auction… [More…]

Hawthorne student selected for summer exploration program

When the National Youth Leadership Forum program awarded 11-year-old Amaya Reyes-Hatfield her acceptance letter to participate in a week-long summer event of scientific exploration, it came as a surprise. The “Pathways to STEM” is a leadership program set forth to include America’s high-achieving students to explore a career journey into science, technology, engineering and math.… [More…]