Mineral County Board of Commissioners Highlights

Mineral County Board of Commissioners Highlights Nov. 1 Carpet replacement Curtis Schlepp, juvenile probation officer met with the commissioners to replace the carpet in their two offices. The cost will over $17,000. The funds will be taken from the administrative assessment funds. He also introduced Justin Banfield as the new juvenile probation officer. Business licenses… [More…]

The Carp Business

By Harold Fuller During the cold weather months of the late nineteen twenty’s and early thirty’s, E.B. Stinson and his son, Bradford started their annual fishing season. They were in the business of catching carp to supply the heavy demand for the markets in San Francisco and Los Angeles. During this particular time, November 1928,… [More…]

Junior High Students Prepare for First Formal Dance

  The Hawthorne Junior High School students are gearing up for their first semi-formal, winter dance entitled, “The Snow Ball”, scheduled for Dec. 15 in the high school gym. Eighth-grade students Seriah Reyes, Amber Gomez and Alissy Lister sat down to discuss some details for this holiday event, which included obtaining donations toward the food… [More…]

County Acknowledges ‘Hiccups’ at Hawthorne Fire Department

  After the appointment of Interim Fire Chief Vern Watson, turmoil seems to be brewing at the Mineral County Fire House. According to Erin Greenfield, wife of former Assistant Volunteer Fire Chief Adam Greenfield, who states that the firehouse is out of date and out of compliance. At the April 19 board of county commissioners… [More…]

Walker Lake Man Travels to Israel for Humanitarian Work with Soldiers

  A phone call came in to local resident, Randy Samson, asking that he and his wife travel to Israel with the “Ambassadors and Embassies” for a humanitarian outreach to young Israeli soldiers serving their country throughout the region. Another couple declined going but had wanted to “pay-it-forward” by giving the paid trip to another… [More…]

Serpents Earn Conference Awards

The season came to a close for the Mineral County High football and volleyball teams recently, and several Serpent athletes were honored for their play on the field and court. Robert McFalls was named to the all-conference first team and also received honors for special teams. Vic Montoya was also selected to the first team… [More…]

Museum Photo Outreach Tomorrow

  As the Mineral County Museum continues transitioning historic information into using newer technology to secure the precious memories of the past, curator Kathy Kachelries scheduled a photo outreach to the community on Friday, Nov. 17 during the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is to engage the public to bring in… [More…]

Senate Candidate Danny Tarkanian Makes Stop at Maggie’s Once More

  Danny Tarkanian, who is running for the U.S. Republican Senate seat in the upcoming elections of 2018, stopped by Hawthorne’s Maggie’s Once More restaurant for a casual meet and greet with local citizens. “I have so many special memories of Hawthorne, which includes my children, as I campaigned here many times over the years.… [More…]

Memorial Installed to Honor Fallen Marines

  “On the 11th month, on the 11th day, of the 11th hour, the battlefields of Europe fell silent after more than four years of fierce and intense fighting,” Lt. Col. Scott Bishop told Mineral County residents on Monday from Veterans Park in Hawthorne. On Saturday, people gathered at the park to honor those veterans… [More…]

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…]