New director in place at Mineral County Museum

  When the newly hired director and curator, Kathy Kachelries, stepped into the Mineral County Museum to see such a vast amount of quality displays she admitted being overwhelmed. “I immediately respected every item and had a desire to know the stories that were behind everything. I knew I could find the basic knowledge of… [More…]

Sound panels completed at Hawthorne Convention Center

  The Hawthorne Convention Center received a donation from Hawthorne’s El Capitan Casino to complete the remaining three, sound absorption panels within the main room. This completes a set of six nostalgic, artistically rendered panels composed by local artistic David Bowen of Walker Lake. Mike McNeill, from the Convention Center, expressed his gratitude as completion… [More…]

Trash concerns at Walker Lake to be addressed

The fate of the Walker Lake resident’s trash collection will be taken before the Mineral County Board of Commissioners on May 17. Currently a commercial sized, roll-off container has been placed for residents to do their own disposal of normal household trash, but this was only a temporary fix to a problem that arose at… [More…]

Boys & Girls Club hosts family night

The Boys & Girls Club created another family night with their monthly fun as they featured a free home-style macaroni-n-cheese supper with a groovy tie-dying project on t-shirts. Over 70 family members crowded the room, interacting with their children and learning more about the daily opportunities offered at the facility located at 525 West 9th… [More…]

Schurz Elementary students receive quarterly awards

The Ingrid Keady Garden at the Schurz Elementary School was budding with new blooms as a selected group of students lined up with their own display of blossoming awards. At the third quarter awards assembly, 10 students received perfect attendance certificates, while 12 received Student of the Month. Only four students received the principals award… [More…]

New sound panels unveiled at convention center

Rob Cashell, owner of Joe’s Tavern in Hawthorne, recently visited the USO Convention Center to see three new artistically-rendered sound panels which he had provided funds for. These were graphically laid out and completed by David Bowen, a resident of Walker Lake and a well-established artist originally from Laguna Beach, Calif. Hosting a small tour… [More…]

High school holds career fair

As this year’s High School Career Fair unfolded, the gym was full of professionals with handouts and give-a-ways, all arranged to guide and clarify some potential goals toward a bright future. Meshanna Huntley, the Gear-Up Coordinator, was on hand to coordinate the day’s informative presentation, which was open to the public. Countless hours had been… [More…]

Championship dinner held for Mineral County High hoops team

The celebration of the Mineral County High School boy’s basketball team’s recent state win continued on as the community, family members, parents and the team’s members and coaches came together on March 22 for a championship dinner at the El Capitan. Tributes began as one organizer, Ann Kee, welcomed attendees with an introduction of personal… [More…]

Youth hoopsters enjoy end of season banquet

It was with great acknowledgement that the Mineral County Parks and Recreation, YCAC program completed their 2017 Basketball Season. At the “Hoop It Up” Banquet, held on March 17 at the convention center, an emotional Barbara Owens took to the stage at this special event, as one of her final directorship moments while at the… [More…]

Students sing at Care and Share

As five classes of Hawthorne Elementary School kids descended upon the care and share building, the seniors that were enjoying their lunch on Thursday, March 9 had an added surprise. The children had brought their Irish singing voices along with St. Patrick inspired artwork to pass out among those attending. The seniors joined in as… [More…]