Hawthorne man arrested on meth trafficking charges

A year long investigation landed a Hawthorne man in jail last week. In a news brief from Mineral County Undersheriff Bill Ferguson, he states that Harry Settegren was booked into the Mineral County Jail on Feb. 3 after a search warrant was served. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 3, the sheriff’s office long investigation… [More…]

Water from Weber Reservoir flowing into Walker Lake

Walker Lake has finally begun to receive water through Walker River. The water has been flowing through the river in Schurz. Walker Lake Working Group reports that the water coming into the Weber Reservoir at 305 cubic feet per second and leaving out at 253 cubic feet per second. Glenn Bunch, with the Walker Lake… [More…]

Landfill rates increased, but gate fees cut

Mineral County residents will see a rate increase in their landfill assessments from Hawthorne Utilities this year but after year’s of complaints regarding the dump gate fee, residents may be pleasantly surprised. Ana Fitzgerald, Office Manager and Director Larry Grant of Hawthorne Utilities met with the county commissioners in regards to the modification of the… [More…]

Free radon test kits available at Mineral County Extension office

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free radon test kits to Nevadans. Free test kits are available at the Mineral County Cooperative Extension office, 205 South A St., in Hawthorne, through the end of February. Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It comes… [More…]

Hank Monk: A stage driver to get you there on time

Very few images define the spirit of the Old West more than a colorful picture of a stage coach dashing through the spectacular scenery of the western mountains drawn by a team of four or six beautiful horses. For very good reason, this image has been adopted as the trade mark of the Wells Fargo… [More…]

Mammovan Coming to Hawthorne

Nevada Health Centers’ Mammovan makes mammography services accessible and convenient for women by visiting locations across Nevada. These screenings are primarily for women age 40 and older; however, screenings will be provided to those younger than 40 that have a physician referral. The Mammovan will be making a stop in Hawthorne at Mount Grant General… [More…]

Taco Salad Night in Mina Feb. 3

The project council for the Mina Care & Share will be hosting its first 2017 Friday night event, this time it’s taco salad night. Come join us for a taco salad and your favorite soft drink. This is a fund raiser for the Mina Care & Share and is always a lot of fun. The… [More…]

Nevada Jobless Rate Falls To 5.1 Percent; Lowest In 9 Years

CARSON CITY — Nevada’s unemployment rate ended 2016 at 5.1 percent, the lowest in nine years. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Tuesday that in a year-to-year comparison, the jobless rate was down 1.2 percent in December, compared with the same month in 2015. The numbers came out just hours ahead of… [More…]

Best in the Desert Off-Road Race Founder Dies

Mineral County residents know that every August, the desert will be full of off-road racers when Best in the Desert Racing Association “Vegas to Reno” race comes through town. Sadly, one member will be missing the race though he hasn’t missed any races in the past. The founder of Best in the Desert, Casey Folks,… [More…]

Winter Weather Fouls Roads, Keeps Nevada Highway Patrol Busy

The Nevada Highway Patrol has had a busy past few weeks. Sgt. Brian Cavanagh said that the large weather system that impacted the Hawthorne and Schurz areas proved to be dangerous for the motoring public. He stated that a semi-truck rolled due to icy road conditions on U.S. Highway 95 near mile post 88. The… [More…]