Homecoming Tomorrow for Serpents

The Mineral County High football team has been putting up points in bunches this season, and Friday night was no different. The Serpents blasted Sierra Lutheran 59-13 at home for their second straight win. With the win, the Serpents improved to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play. They now sit tied for third place… [More…]

Arrest Record

The following people were arrested in Mineral County on or after Sep. 24 and were in jail on Monday at or after about 8 a.m. All charges against them are misdemeanors unless otherwise noted. All are innocent until proven guilty in court. Names and charges appear as they have been received from the sheriff’s office.… [More…]

Serpents get First League Win

Following a tough loss to Virginia City, the Mineral County High football team rebounded with a big win at home over Smith Valley. The two teams traded blows throughout the night, but the Serpents were able to pull ahead late for the 72-54 win. Mineral County improved to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the 1A… [More…]

Huey Helicopter headed to Nevada Museum passes through Town

  A semi-truck pulling a helicopter through Hawthorne made a stir, especially when both truck and aircraft were painted in Hawthorne’s favorite colors: red, white and blue. The shot down Huey that traveled around the bypass served as an air ambulance during the Vietnam War. Aircraft like this Bell UH-1 Iroquois was used during the… [More…]

Mineral County Commission News

From the Sept. 6 county commission meeting Safety message Patrick Hughes gave a safety message regarding distracted driving as requested by Commissioner Garth Price. Correspondence A letter regarding RSVP was read into the record by deputy clerk Heidi Johnson. Business licenses approved The following business licenses were approved: CH2M Hill Constructors, Inc. (Josh McFarlain); CH2M… [More…]

Independent-News Earns High Honors at Annual Press Banquet

  A banquet room of writers and editors gathered at Carson City’s Nugget for the 2017 Nevada Press Association convention and awards ceremony. General Manager, Eric Dahlberg, who represents Mineral County Independent News and other Nevada-based Battle Born Media owned newspapers, accepted the number one spot for the general excellence award for the Sparks Tribune,… [More…]

Days Before Shooting, Gun Control Group Threatened Suit on Stalled Background Checks Ballot Measure

By Riley Snyder and Megan Messerly The Nevada Independent Backers of a blocked ballot measure requiring background checks on private gun sales and transfers are threatening to sue Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval and the state if they do not immediately implement it. In a letter dated Sept. 25, attorney Mark Ferrario — representing Nevadans for… [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…]

Shooting Restriction Lifted

Fire danger levels are dropping due to the recent moisture and cooler temperatures. The Humboldt-Toiyable National Forest’s Carson Ranger District will lift the temporary shooting restriction on Oct. 1. Hunters are allowed to hunt in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. “We want to thank the public for their willingness to avoid recreational… [More…]

Questions Surround Vehicle Abandoned at Walker Lake

  When one abandoned car is left parked at an angle for over three months along highway 95 near the East Cottonwood turn-off in Walker Lake, residents wondered why it hadn’t been towed away by any law enforcement. It seemed as if a few phone calls could get it done and yet that was not… [More…]