Mineral County Wins Big at Excel Christian, 74-46

The Mineral County High football team raced out to an early lead at Excel Christian and held off the Warriors in the second half to win 74-46 last Friday afternoon. Excel’s offense posted 32 points in the first half, but the Serpents blanked them in the third quarter to take control of the game. It… [More…]

Special Education Students Enjoy Day of Fun In the Snow

The Mammoth area was full of snow as 18 of our local SPED kids, along with chaperones, hit the tubing slopes at the Woolly Mountain Resort on Dec. 12 for a day of new experiences. These special education students were selected from the Junior High and High School classes, with most never having such an… [More…]

Mineral County: A Year in Review

As we end the year and get ready to start a new one, we look back at some of the top stories that happened in Mineral County in 2016. January • Borealis Mining Company, LLC announced another round of lay-offs at the mine located approximately 16 miles from Hawthorne. • Signage is discussed at the… [More…]

Let There Be Lights!

Coots Showing Up in Flocks

The visual groupings of the black American Coots, bobbing upon Walker Lake’s shoreline can easily appear as scattered debris lapping the cold water edges. But upon closer look these black oddities, with their white nose strip above the beak, are known by various names such as the Common Scoter or the Black Scoter. With a… [More…]

American Legion Cooks Up Free Holiday Feast

Some Mineral County residents again learned the true meaning of Thanksgiving this year when volunteers at the American Legion served a full Thanksgiving meal to anyone in need. These volunteers, some who have volunteered so long that making the free meal is now their family tradition, made a true Thanksgiving spread including all of the… [More…]

Pamlico Gold Project Sold

The Pamlico gold project located in Mineral County has been sold to Colombian Mines for $4-million after it struck a purchase option with the private party who owns the project. Colombian Mines said in their press release, “Visible gold dominated the high-grade mineralization that occurred in thoroughly oxidized and brecciated quartz vein’s. Historic drill holes… [More…]

Amodei Discusses I-11 Project With Commissioners

In an effort to help clear up concerns regarding the I-11 corridor and the possible placement through Mineral County, Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei met with the Mineral County Commissioners at their regularly scheduled meeting on July 20. The congressman explained the Yucca Mountain issue that could be a possibility in bringing the interstate through this… [More…]

Kids enjoy free fishing event at Rose Creek

Mineral County residents were treated to a free children’s fishing day at Rose Creek, which was opened up just for the event. With 67 children, in total, attending, the area around the reservoir was crowded with parents and grandparents who helped their children and grandchildren with a day of fishing and family time. Each child was presented with a fishing pole… [More…]

Mineral County students receive insight, learn life skills at career fair

In opening remarks at the Career Fair, held Tuesday, May 3 at the Mineral County High School gym, Principal Mike Domagala challenged every young person to visit every career booth and to freely ask questions as they met with the many professionals attending. Ed Pearce, a reporter with KOLO channel 8 in Reno, then gave a down-to-earth pep talk about seeking out a… [More…]