Reflections of the Past

10 Years Ago • With recent snowfall in the mountains around Mineral County, numerous residents and visitors took advantage of the opportunity to “Play in the Snow”. Lucky Boy Grade is one of the favorite areas where everyone gathered to have on New Year’s Day and the previous weekends. Reports have been given that up… [More…]

Reflections of the Past

10 Years Ago • Two Nevada women and one small child escaped death or major injuries in a two vehicle accident on Friday, Dec. 21 on U.S. 95 and near the SR 360 junction just south of Mina. Rosalina Hoof of Sparks, Nevada and her juvenile grandson were traveling north on US 95 in a… [More…]

Reflections of the Past

10 Years Ago • A 199-foot communications tower is being erected by Alltel Wireless at the south end of town. • Mineral County Sheriff’s award recipients were: MCSO Supervisor of the Year- Bryn Skvarna; MCSO Dispatcher of the Year- Lorriane Haight; MCSO Officer of the Year- Deputy Sheriff Billy Ferguson; MCSO Detention Officer of the… [More…]

Reflections of the Past

10 Years Ago • Daniel Jones Finnerty, a counselor in the Hawthorne Elementary/Junior High School, died of injuries sustained in an accident on U.S. Highway 95 approximately six miles north of Hawthorne. Finnerty was driving north in a Subaru car and was being followed by a semi tractor-trailer rig, driven by Arturo Escabar of Palm… [More…]

Reflections of the Past

10 Years Ago • Dr. Paul (Hank) Kirk has been selected as the new Mineral County School Superintendent and Donald Aschinger assumed the office as Mineral County High School Principal. • Aaron Underhill and Tom Carrigan caught 11 salmon in Northern California during their three day Thanksgiving weekend trip. The sizes of fish were up… [More…]

Reflections of the Past

10 Years Ago • On Wednesday, Nov. 21 a hazardous spill exercise was held at Mineral County High School. A suspended student from Mineral County High entered the front lobby of the school and splattered several balloons filled with a hazardous chemical and then fled yelling “I will get even with this school.” Principal Walt… [More…]

Reflections of the Past

10 Years Ago • The Walker River Workday at Weber Reservoir was a success as 6th-8th graders at Schurz Elementary School learned how to establish a functional wetland. The workday, organized by Vicki Moyle, Walker River Paiute Tribe Projects Office and Randy Emm, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Indian Programs, was one of several workdays… [More…]

Reflections of the Past

10 Years Ago • Jeff Barrow was hired as new community coordinator for the “Communities for Mobilizing for a Change in Alcohol” (CMCA) program. The CMCA program is funded through the State of Nevada Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment agency and is geared toward limiting the access of alcohol to youth 13 to 20 years… [More…]

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…]