Mineral County Sheriff’s Office Launches New Sex Offender Website

Sheriff Randy Adams and the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office recently launched a new sex offender registration and public notification website called OffenderWatch®. Mineral County will now be part of a nationwide network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies. The new service is a citizen-friendly, easy to use website that enables citizens to search for potentially… [More…]

Court News

Justice Court • On Aug. 24, 2016, Brandi Marie Leach had a motion and order to dismiss in a case filed against her. • On May 16, Sarah Suzanne McNeeley pled guilty to the charge of disturbing the peace, MCC 9.52.010, a misdemeanor. She was found guilty and ordered to pay $540 in fines and… [More…]

Arrest Record

The following people were arrested in Mineral County on or after Sep. 16 and were in jail on Monday at or after about 8 a.m. All charges against them are misdemeanors unless otherwise noted. All are innocent until proven guilty in court. Names and charges appear as they have been received from the sheriff’s office.… [More…]

School Board Presents Honors

  With glowing remarks given by Tom Gallegos, Mineral County School District Maintenance Director, for the summer accomplishments of 2017, many were honored in recognition for their added efforts during a full summer schedule of projects and support. Present for the school board presentation was Dr. Ben Gooch, who assisted in various painting jobs throughout… [More…]

Superintendent Message

Submitted by Walt Hackford Mineral County School District Superintendent There are some within our community that is wondering how long the noise from the drilling is going to continue along A Street and whether our new ground source heating system will be installed before Oct. 31 when the weather turns cold. I would like to… [More…]

Geothermal Units arrive for Installation at Local Schools

  Adoring new custom shirts, saying, “Sierra Eco Systems Helping Heat and Cool Mineral County Schools”, school district maintenance director, Tom Gallegos, brought together Mike Meglen, Ric Rowlatt, AJ Kumar and Levi Blondin as the representatives assisting to bring this exciting venture to the Mineral County schools. Arriving on a truck from Enertech Global shipping… [More…]

Help Available for Rural Small Businesses

  Within the rural areas of Central and Northern Nevada, Michelle Beecher, a lending associate with the Rural Nevada Development Corporation, is making stops to present small business funding made available through the Economic Development Centers and Associates. Shelley Hartmann, Executive Director of Mineral County’s Economic Development Authority met to discuss coordination of funding opportunities… [More…]

Annual Fireworks Convention Lights up Skies in Hawthorne

  The night skies of Mineral County were lit up, once again, as Western Pyrotechnic Association came to Hawthorne to share their fireworks designs at their annual “DO IT” convention held at the old Hawthorne Speedway. This group, made up of members from all over the country, gather together to build and design fireworks right… [More…]

Walker River Police Explorers Busy During Pinenut Festival

One of the community activities the Walker River Police Explorers are involved in is the Drunk Busters Alcohol Awareness Program. Those wishing to participate in the program sign in and receive a Drunk Buster Sticker followed by an Explorer administering two of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests used by police officers in DUI investigations. First,… [More…]

Lady Serpents Earn First Win

The Mineral County High volleyball team picked up its first win last Friday by defeating Oasis Academy 3-0. Madeline Bennett helped lead the way for the Lady Serpents with six digs and 14 receptions and an ace, while Hailey Lahre finished with three kills. Emmalee Going added three blocks in the shutout win. Mineral County… [More…]