Laxalt’s Tour Through Silver State Makes Its Way to Mineral County

  Making his way through 17 Nevada counties, Adam Laxalt, stopped in Hawthorne Saturday to announce his run for Governor of Nevada. Introduced by Mineral County Sheriff Randy Adams, who works closely with Laxalt in his position as Attorney General, Adams endorsed Laxalt for his service first attitude and willingness to work closely with law… [More…]

Unce Hosts Fall Festival

  Send in the witches, clowns, and ghosts. The bumblebees, superheroes and dinosaurs will follow. Filled with costumes galore, the University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension outdid them on providing a safe and controlled environment where both children and parents can gather and have fun without worry, in a safe and controlled environment. This year,… [More…]

Concerned Residents Raise Questions After Bighorn Sheep Shot and Killed

  On Sunday, Oct. 15, a licensed hunter harvested a bighorn sheep from the Walker Lake herd near the town of the same name, leaving some residents upset. A concerned caller in the town contacted the Nevada Department of Wildlife and Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, both of whom investigated the claim that the sheep was… [More…]

Hawthorne Elementary Hosts Literacy Night

Submitted by Tricia Schumann Hawthorne Elementary School hosted a tailgate-themed literacy night for students, families and community members of preschool through sixth grade on Wednesday, Oct. 11 under the covered parking lot. The crowd was robust and enthusiastic about learning while being entertained with a myriad of choices from each football themed vehicle. Sheriff Randy… [More…]

Mom Calls Former Depot Firefighter ‘Hero’ for Shielding Daughter during Concert Shooting

  In the light of the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas, the focus has been on the victims, survivors, and heroes. Another Mineral County hero has been recognized. Formerly a SOC firefighter at the Hawthorne Army Depot, Chase Lawrence worked at the depot for two years before moving down to the Vegas area where… [More…]

MCHS Grad, Husband Escape Route 91 Festival Unharmed

  When many of us leave for a vacation, we pack for that occasion. Grab the clothes we need, our credit cards and tickets. Unfortunately, many of us do not plan that during this vacation we may be involved in a mass casualty or even possibly- die. As many of us know, the largest U.S.… [More…]

Annual Fireworks Convention Lights up Skies in Hawthorne

  The night skies of Mineral County were lit up, once again, as Western Pyrotechnic Association came to Hawthorne to share their fireworks designs at their annual “DO IT” convention held at the old Hawthorne Speedway. This group, made up of members from all over the country, gather together to build and design fireworks right… [More…]

Heritage on Display at Annual Pinenut Festival

  To the hypnotic rhythm of the drum and the moving voices of Indian singers, dancers entered the arena to share their talents during this year’s Walker River Indian Pinenut Festival held over the weekend. Children of all ages showed no shyness as they danced to the beat of the drums, placing each foot in… [More…]

Community Remembers 9/11 with Tribute, Hike

  The starting point of the 9/11 parade began Friday evening in Hawthorne with a stunning tribute of community participants, including county employees, emergency vehicles and many others that walked the large American Flag in a solemn pace toward Veterans Park. Lt. Commander Scott Bishop from Hawthorne Army Depot assisted volunteers in carrying the Big Flag down… [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…]