Local restaurant goes above and beyond to feed visiting troops

Maggie’s supports SOC at the Hawthorne Army Depot by providing catering services for SOC’s task orders requiring life support. Although not a large dollar spend as a percentage of the overall Hawthorne contract; Maggie’s is a very strategic supplier. Catering services are not required on a daily basis but are required when U.S. Government training… [More…]

New director in place at Mineral County Museum

  When the newly hired director and curator, Kathy Kachelries, stepped into the Mineral County Museum to see such a vast amount of quality displays she admitted being overwhelmed. “I immediately respected every item and had a desire to know the stories that were behind everything. I knew I could find the basic knowledge of… [More…]

Weird Weather

Some called it a dust devil, other’s thought that Hawthorne was in for another tornado, but whatever the weather phenomenon was, it is clear that the winds were definitely blowing in Hawthorne on Monday. Unlike tornadoes, dust devils are common in the hot, dry deserts of Mineral County. They can be strong and long-lived and… [More…]

Biggest weekend of the year is here

This past week, the town of Hawthorne doubled as the festivities of the 67th annual Armed Forces Day event began to ramp up. The annual Walker Lake High Desert Art Show was open for display at Souled Out – Wellness, Art and Education Center across at 898 E Street from Thursday to Saturday. Barley’s Sports… [More…]

Routes for proposed interstate remain a question

Mineral County Planning Commission members David Ellis and Mark Nixon met with the Independent-News last week urging the Nevada State Senate to ensure that the Intermountain West Corridor (I-11) does not bypass Mineral County. Nixon explained that much work has been accomplished since the first town hall meeting where questions and support were raised regarding… [More…]

Miss Nevada attends Armed Forces pageant

Miss Armed Forces Day pageant contestants were treated to a surprise visit by Miss Nevada Bailey Gumm. Gumm volunteered her time to travel to Hawthorne on Saturday night to not only judge the Miss Armed Forces Day contest but to also show the girls where hard work and poise can land you, if you try… [More…]

Lions Club AFD pins on sale

This is the second Armed Forces Day pin offered by the Hawthorne Lions Club. This year’s pin depicts the State of Nevada with a Big Horn Sheep on the left and the five Armed Forces emblems on the right. The patch of blue towards the bottom represents Walker Lake, with Mt. Grant towering above. The… [More…]

FHCU Pennies Count recipients named

In 1996, Financial Horizons Credit Union created our Pennies Count Fund to help with school projects in Mineral County. Twenty-one years later Pennies Count has grown into much more and we are able to donate to many different organizations throughout our community. The Pennies Count Fund began with members donating the “cents” from either cashing… [More…]

Sound panels completed at Hawthorne Convention Center

  The Hawthorne Convention Center received a donation from Hawthorne’s El Capitan Casino to complete the remaining three, sound absorption panels within the main room. This completes a set of six nostalgic, artistically rendered panels composed by local artistic David Bowen of Walker Lake. Mike McNeill, from the Convention Center, expressed his gratitude as completion… [More…]

Trash concerns at Walker Lake to be addressed

The fate of the Walker Lake resident’s trash collection will be taken before the Mineral County Board of Commissioners on May 17. Currently a commercial sized, roll-off container has been placed for residents to do their own disposal of normal household trash, but this was only a temporary fix to a problem that arose at… [More…]