Alan Thorndike Life and Times of Alan (Slim) Thorndike Alan was born in Hawthorne on the 28th of July 1960 to Bob and Mary Jane Thorndike. He had two brothers, Robert and Keith. Alan attended school in school in Hawthorne. Being a likeable guy Slim made many friends along the way. As well it would… [More…]

Paul MacBeth

  Funeral services for Paul MacBeth at Gunter’s Funeral Home in Hawthorne at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. Celebration of Life will take place at the VFW in Hawthorne on Sunday, July 30.

Nancy Arleta Turner Brown

Nancy was born on June 2, 1949 in Reno, Nevada, she succumbed to her autoimmune disorder on June 23, 2017 in Reno. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin. She is survived by her husband, Michael R. Brown, LCDR, USN (RET); sons: Michael R. Brown, Jr. and Arthur A.B. Brown; brother, Larry Bettis; sisters:… [More…]

Rose Ann Sellers-Robinson

It is with great sadness that we announce that Rose Ann Sellers-Robinson unexpectedly passed away at her home on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the age of 66. Rose was born on Jan. 17, 1951 in Edgemont, S.D. where she lived on a ranch for 15 years and attended school in a one-room schoolhouse. She… [More…]

Harry James Castro

Harry James Castro (Jim) of Hawthorne passed away on June 25. Jim was born in San Diego, Calif. on Nov. 7, 1939. Jim proudly served in the Army of the United States 82nd Airborne Division from 1956-1961. Jim and his wife, Alice lived in Santa Barbara, Calif. and Grover Beach, Calif. before moving to Hawthorne… [More…]

Clara Jean Sam Castillo

Clara was born July 14, 1938 in Schurz and passed away on July 1, 2017 at Northern Nevada Hospital in Sparks. Most of her life was spent in Schurz on the Walker River Indian Reservation where she was a member. She attended schools in Schurz, Yerington and at Stewart Indian School. She married Kenny Castillo… [More…]

John Allen Warthan

John (Al) Allen Warthan was born February 18 or 19 (depending on who you asked, his mother or the government) in 1935 on the family homestead in Annona, Texas. His younger brother James, was born there as well. Al was always very proud to be a Texan. The family packed up and moved to Hawthorne,… [More…]

Kelly Lee Brown

Kelly Lee Brown of Montrose, Colo. passed away on June 18, 2017. He was born Nov. 22, 1962, in Whittier, Calif. to Danny and Sheila Brown. A graduate of Montrose High School, Kelly then moved to Hawthorne, Nev. where he met Donna (Tomlinson) and started his family. He loved the Broncos and watching football. He… [More…]

Governor right to veto bill mandating more clean energy

In vetoing this past week a bill that would have increased the required percentage of electricity in Nevada coming from renewable sources — such as solar, wind and geothermal — from the current 25 percent by 2025 to 40 percent by 2030, Gov. Brian Sandoval did the right thing but apparently for the wrong reason.… [More…]

Heller sponsoring bills to address doctor shortage

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller has joined with several other U.S. senators to introduce bills to address the looming shortage of doctors in the coming decade, particularly in rural areas. According to a study released in March by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the United States is facing a shortage of between 40,800 and… [More…]