Mining Company holds Hawthorne Job Fair

As the Canadian-owned Kinross Gold Corporation experienced expansion at their Round Mountain Gold Corporation facility in Nevada, a group of employees from the mining operation came to Hawthorne for a job fair, bringing many applicants to the convention center for interviews. Hosted by the Mineral County Economic Development office, tables were full of potential candidates… [More…]

Lions Club Donates New American Flag to Hawthorne

  Excited children and teachers came out of their classes to meet near the flag pole at the front of Hawthorne Elementary School last week as some of the local Lions Club members joined in for a special presentation “As you kids know, our American flag was pretty worn out and fairly small for our… [More…]

Volunteers Beautify Serpent Football Field Ahead of First Game

  While the high school continues to receive many important makeovers, the staff, and students geared up for a volunteer morning of pulling weeds while sprucing up the football field and the parking areas. This group effort of pride was organized to “put some skin in the game” while offering volunteer credits toward community work… [More…]

County building renovated to provide numerous services under one roof

  In a celebration of expansion and renovation, the 11th Judicial District Youth and Family Services, along with the Juvenile Probation Office joined in a meet-and-greet at the county facility located at 205 A Street in Hawthorne. The green structure, located west of the main county building, had previously been facilitating only the public guardian… [More…]

Students Share Thoughts on Start of the New School Year

  The jump from elementary school to the bigger league of junior high can bring anxious nerves and confusion as students are ushered into moving schedules in mixed classrooms and timeframes of changing out books in lockers as bells are ringing throughout the hallways. Some students recently gathered together, prior to their school’s opening day,… [More…]

New Teachers Begin at Mineral County School District

  As the Mineral County School District hosted a “Welcome Back Breakfast” for returning teachers and staff members, new teachers were introduced as they recently joined this year’s teaching teams. Principal Jeff Wales welcomed the new teachers entering the Mineral County High School and Junior High School levels. Jennifer Frade will be teaching the Special… [More…]

Junior high students greeted with brand new hallway

  Years ago, as student enrollment was declining, the cost-saving decision to move the junior high school students to the Mineral County High School facility became a reality. This down-sizing basically combined two brackets of educational and social groups into the same structure and hallways. Most of the normal adjustment hurdles were ironed-out over the… [More…]

Improvements Made to Schools Prior to First Day

  While students and most school staff members were gone for the summer break, the Mineral County School District Maintenance Department jumped into a variety of special projects to better the school experience once the masses return on Aug. 21. Maintenance Director, Tom Gallegos, sat down to review the many items accomplished over the busy… [More…]

Nevada School Districts Come Together to Review New Bills

  As the Nevada Legislators completed a lengthy term of reviewing and passing newly accepted Assembly (AB) bills and Senate (SB) bills this year, the NASB (Nevada Association of School Boards) brought Nevada District Trustees together for a Saturday morning review of the passed bills affecting the Nevada school system. The Mineral County School Board… [More…]

Family, friends gather to remember former county commissioner

  When the Celebration of Life was held for former Mineral County Commissioner, Paul MacBeth, at the local VFW, a mixture of laughter, smiles and tears created an honorary portrayal of a husband to Norma MacBeth, a father to two daughters and a son, a grandfather and a man committed to his country, his family… [More…]