Reflections of the Past

10 Years Ago • Nevada Highway Patrol Sergeant Fred Wurster attempts to make a free throw, wearing the drunk goggles, during the game between the NHP/Sheriff’s Office/Fire Department against Mineral County High School students. The game was the final event during Red Ribbon Week of activities. • Mineral County Fire Chief Craig Nixon was bursting… [More…]

Reflections of the Past

10 Years Ago • Jetway Motors, based in Fallon, leased property in Hawthorne to make a used vehicle sales lot. This week several vehicles have been brought in and placed on the lot. “We will have a great selection of vehicles, cars, and trucks for immediate sale to our customers,” stated JR, sales lot manager.… [More…]

Reflections of the Past

10 Years Ago • The Walker River Basin work day at Walker Lake proved success as Mineral County High School chemistry students showed Mineral County fourth graders how to test the lake water for alkalinity, PH, nitrates, oxygen levels and phosphates. The students also learned about Tamarisk on the north and south ends of Walker… [More…]

Reflections of the Past

10 Years Ago • Hawthorne kindergarteners came by the busload to visit the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office Pumpkin Patch Bash. Each student was allowed to pick out their own pumpkin so they could take it home for Halloween. • Airman First Class Arimus J. Finegan from Hawthorne was awarded the 4EMS Knights Unsung Hero Award.… [More…]

Reflections of The Past

10 Years Ago • A fresh layer of snow fell on Mt. Grant in the afternoon and the night of Friday, Oct. 5. This was the first significant snowfall for the upcoming winter season. • A new roof was added to the Civil Air Patrol building at the airport. The new green metal roof matches… [More…]

Reflections of The Past

10 Years Ago • Walker River Paiute Tribal Council, representatives of Barnard of Nevada, Inc., Construction Management Team Harris & Associates, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Reclamation and other government offices and guests, witnessed the Weber Dam completion celebration on Sept. 27. • Sheriff Ed Smith introduced the newest member of the Mineral… [More…]

Reflections Of The Past

10 Years Ago • Mineral County High School celebrated homecoming this week. Crowned in royalty were King Curtis Espinosa and Queen Elyse Trujillo. Princesses were Toni Johnson (freshman), Emma Crowe (sophomore) and Kyndra Nelson (junior). Senior’s float placed first, freshmen placed second, sophomore’s placed third and junior’s placed fourth. • The first Mineral County Sheriff’s… [More…]

Reflections Of The Past

10 Years Ago • High school principal Margaret Ruybalid was found dead in her home in Hawthorne. She failed to report to work on Monday and this alerted a school staff member who checked on her and found her. • Mineral County School District welcomed new principals and teachers to their staff this year. Walt… [More…]

Reflections Of The Past

10 Years Ago • September 15, 2007 the Hawthorne Army Depot celebrated its 77th Birthday. • Western Nevada College photo class was escorted on Mt. Grant for some photo opportunities. Entering at Cottonwood Canyon and exiting out through Cory Canyon they would escorted by Dennis Bunch, Glenn Bunch and Art Scott who were also looking… [More…]

Reflections of The Past

10 Years Ago • Employees of the Hawthorne Utilities took on the time-consuming task of tearing down the old sewer lagoon that served the Hawthorne community since the 1940’s. The walls were well constructed with up to 14 inches of concrete heavily supported by rebar, half and one inch in size. The sewage treatment facility… [More…]