Mineral County Commission Highlights

Commissioner highlights from the Oct. 18 meeting Safety message The safety message was presented by Emergency Manager Pat Hughes regarding fire prevention. Funds Deputy Auditor-Recorder Tammy Hamrey explained that she had already sent off the Bank of America statement as it was maxed. Auditor-Recorder Christine Hoferer explained that the corporate credit card limit had been… [More…]

Serpents Finish Season with 84-60 Win at Coleville

The Mineral County High football team didn’t make the postseason this year, but they went out on a high note. The Serpents traveled to Coleville for their final game of the season last Saturday and got a win in a slugfest, 84-60. Both offenses put on a clinic all afternoon and were evenly matched in… [More…]

Local Woman Helps Keep Hawthorne’s Big Flag Flying

The “Big Flag” has been flying 24/7 for over a year thanks to the efforts of Shelly Rich. The Veterans Memorial Park purchased a flag from Sign City last October in preparation for Veterans Day. That flag flew non-stop until April. Rich volunteered to repair it. She said, “I enjoy hanging out with Wade at… [More…]

Junior High Holds Amnesty Day Assembly

Monday, Oct. 23 marked the first day of the second quarter for all students at Hawthorne Junior High School. During the past several week’s parents, staff members and administrators have been holding discussions and building consensus on eligibility requirements and codes of conduct for students in 7th and 8th Grades. Principal Jeff Wales opened the… [More…]

Local Gas Station Supporting Mineral County Booster Club

  One local Hawthorne business owner was seeking to be more than a just another service station when he decided to use his enterprising platform to embrace the community spirit by giving to local teens in a solid way. On-site manager, Sarah Favero, explained, “The owner of Scotty’s Sinclair is already a giving man, but… [More…]

Leadership Class off to Strong Start

Submitted by Darren Hamrey The 2017-18 Leadership Class is off to a strong start. Leadership class has long been hailed as the main nucleus of Mineral County High School spirit and culture, and this year is no different. With a large class of 22 students this year the students have been able to accomplish much… [More…]

Man Jailed in Hawthorne a Suspect in Phoenix Homicide

  The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office is in custody of a homicide suspect who was picked up in Mineral County on Oct. 25 for various charges. Christopher Montoya was stopped by Mineral County deputies on Oct. 25 when they attempted to stop a newer gray model Toyota truck for speeding. In a statement from Undersheriff… [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…]

Good Turnout for Pumpkin Bash Tourney

This year’s 2017 Pumpkin Bash Golf Tournament ended “Par-fectly” with the area weather providing a scenic, crisp Fall day. The seasonal display of golden leaves on the surrounding cottonwood trees pleased the visiting golfers, with some admitting to an hour drive to attend. Among over 60 participants, the golfer coming the farthest arrived from Portland,… [More…]

Court News

District Court • On Nov. 22, 2016, Jessica Martene Eusted was sentenced after admitting to allegations contained in violations reports dated Aug. 31, 2016. The court found that Eusted violated terms and condition of her probation and that her probation should be revoked. Eusted was found guilty of the crime of unlawful use of a… [More…]