‘Dream Team’ Comes Forward to Clean Junior High Bathroom During Break

  Facing the New Year with an eye for improvement, a small group of Mineral County students took to the junior high school bathrooms, as another Dream Team project began. School Counselor Kathy Trujillo welcomed all volunteers to begin scraping and assisting with the preparation necessary to paint the boys and girl’s bathrooms. “This is… [More…]

A Look Back at the Top Local Stories of 2017

  From the earthquakes that shook residents last January to the first state title since 1964 for the Mineral County High boys basketball team, there was plenty that happened in Mineral County over the last 365 days. We look back at the top stories of 2017 by month in our annual Year in Review: January… [More…]

Local Businesses Get into the Holiday Spirit

  In an effort to bring back that small town Christmas feel, staff at Consolidated Agency of Human Services (CAHS) put together a business contest to get people “in the Christmas spirit”. Business owners began to put much thought and heart into decorating businesses up and down both Sierra Way and Fifth Street, trying to… [More…]

VFW Patriots Pen Contest Participants to Receive Honors at Hawthorne Dinner

  When the Veterans of Foreign Wars ran their 2017 annual Patriots Pen contest, an overwhelming amount of patriotism came through from the students of Mineral County. With a special dinner arranged for Dec. 15, a selected group of junior high and high school students were brought together as honored students within the submission process.… [More…]

Christmas Arrives in Hawthorne with Parade of Lights

  With flashing lights beaming on local law enforcement vehicles, the annual Parade of Lights began on Friday evening, delighting attendees who filled the sidewalks along Hawthorne’s main street of town. A variety of elves avoided The Grinch, while the Gingerbread Man and his Cookie-Crumble-Bakers danced and waved at patrons. Children greeted each character walking… [More…]

Jag Students Beautify Old School

  A successful, community effort was made by the Mineral County High School JAG (Jobs for American Graduates) classes in collaboration with the county fire department while winding down for their Thanksgiving break. Meeting in front of the old, empty Sixth Street School, students were handed work gloves, rakes, hoes and shovels as they began… [More…]

Junior High Students Prepare for First Formal Dance

  The Hawthorne Junior High School students are gearing up for their first semi-formal, winter dance entitled, “The Snow Ball”, scheduled for Dec. 15 in the high school gym. Eighth-grade students Seriah Reyes, Amber Gomez and Alissy Lister sat down to discuss some details for this holiday event, which included obtaining donations toward the food… [More…]

Memorial Installed to Honor Fallen Marines

  “On the 11th month, on the 11th day, of the 11th hour, the battlefields of Europe fell silent after more than four years of fierce and intense fighting,” Lt. Col. Scott Bishop told Mineral County residents on Monday from Veterans Park in Hawthorne. On Saturday, people gathered at the park to honor those veterans… [More…]

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…]