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…]

Crystal Rose Morris

Crystal Rose Morris passed away at home on June 2, 2017 at the age of 36. Crystal was born in Reno on Sept. 29, 1980. She had lived in Hawthorne graduating from Mineral County High School in 1999. Preceded in death by her father, John Morris, Jr. and brother David Morris of Hawthorne. Crystal is… [More…]

Linda Machael

Linda Machael Linda Machael, 64, of Hawthorne, passed away Monday, May 29 after a lengthy illness.  Born in Chicago, Ill., Linda was known for her “wicked” sense of humor, with her favorite holidays being Halloween and April Fool’s Day.  She loved being outrageous and being “that” member of the family.  This unique trait, coupled with… [More…]

Ella Holybee

Ella Holybee Ella Holybee died peacefully at her home in Sparks, Nev. on May 9, 2017. Ella was born on Aug. 29, 1949 in Grand Junction, Colo. The first of nine children, Ella’s family later settled in Susanville, Calif., where Ella met and married her dearest love, Dick. During their 50 years of marriage, they… [More…]

Janet Bailey

Janet Bailey A Celebration of Life will be held for Janet Bailey on Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion in Hawthorne. A potluck dinner will follow (please bring your favorite dish).  

Brian Morgan Mattson

Brian Morgan Mattson Brian Morgan Mattson passed away May 30 at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. He was born on Jan. 27, 1971 in Bridgeport, Calif. Surviving Brian is his daughter, Jessica Lynn Mattson; mother, Sandra Mattson; grandfather, H.A. (Pete) Gunn of Hawthorne. He is also survived by his biological father, Robert Wolfe of… [More…]