One dead after crash on US 95 north of Hawthorne

  A serious injury crash happened on US Highway 95 just north of Hawthorne on Saturday, June 3 at approximately 9:25 a.m. One fatality was reported from the crash. In a media release from the Nevada Highway Patrol, it states that the preliminary investigation shows that a maroon 2013 Honda Accord was traveling along US… [More…]

Student achievements recognized

  For the last assembly of the year, the Mineral County High School and Junior High teachers and staff lined the walls of the gym, watching as endless students stepped forward from the bleachers to receive honor for their achievements within the 2016-17 school year. Highlighted moments brought accolades and emotion as so many students… [More…]

Scholarships awarded at ceremony

The Mineral County High School gym had quite a workout over the graduation week in Hawthorne. With the Baccalaureate and the 2017 Scholarship Awards combined this year, the achievement awards were not only accumulating scholarship money toward the awarded senior student’s futures, it also brought pride to the families and community members of well-wishers. With… [More…]

Kindergartners promoted in Hawthorne, Schurz

  A school auditorium packs out when it comes to the first promotion of kindergarten kids in a school assembly. The family members seem to all show up, ready to take pictures that capture their little ones accepting their completion awards. At Schurz Elementary School, nine little ones walked in wearing their mini red cap… [More…]

Math teacher calls it a career after 28 years at MCHS

  If you ask most high school students about math, many will wrinkle their foreheads and maybe stick out their tongues. And yet one math teacher, Catherine Kaler, seemed to give clarity to junior high and high school students over a teaching career which totaled 35 years; 28 of those years were dedicated to Mineral… [More…]

Former resident makes history

  The first black female state court judge in Nevada was sworn in on Friday, June 2 in Las Vegas, but her roots begin right here in Hawthorne. Tierra Jones, was one of three jurists who were honored at a formal swearing-in. She had been a former Clark County deputy district attorney who had been… [More…]

Hawthorne airport receives grant

  The Hawthorne Municipal Airport received a federal grant to help with lighting. In a U.S. Department of Transportation announcement, $4.6 million in federal grants were awarded to Nevada cities and counties to help repair and improve airports and aviation equipment in rural Nevada. Hawthorne Municipal Airport was awarded $93,750 of those funds to “replace… [More…]

MCHS seniors graduate

Friday night marked a major stepping stone for 33 Serpent seniors as they went from students to alumni of Mineral County High School. Family and friends applauded and cheered as the small class of 2017 entered the gym and walked onto the stage eager to receive the diploma that many had worked over 12 years… [More…]

Trash pickup issue resolved for Walker Lake

Following months of wrestling with the best decisive outcome for the trash service within Walker Lake, a solution has been agreed upon. Larry Grant, Director of Hawthorne Utilities, referred to it as “someone that dropped from the sky” as Andy Countryman from Fallon arrived to complete the necessary paperwork and licensing to provide home site… [More…]

High school hosts science night

The Mineral County High School gym transformed into a giant Hawthorne Elementary School science workshop, as students and parents browsed through teacher-table sites that created air gliders, showed centrifugal force, rocketed a balloon on a string, showed coded symbols and microwaved soap into a foaming lather with the expansion of molecules. Family focus groups and… [More…]