Walker Lake forum held

The free Walker Lake forum held at the convention center and presented by the Walker Lake Working Group, with the assistance of the Hawthorne Chapter of Soroptimist, was well attended. Literature was available and a program of highly informed speakers, attendees were greeted by a ticket for a drawing of selected items. A silent auction… [More…]

Trash pickup issue resolved for Walker Lake

Following months of wrestling with the best decisive outcome for the trash service within Walker Lake, a solution has been agreed upon. Larry Grant, Director of Hawthorne Utilities, referred to it as “someone that dropped from the sky” as Andy Countryman from Fallon arrived to complete the necessary paperwork and licensing to provide home site… [More…]

Trash concerns at Walker Lake to be addressed

The fate of the Walker Lake resident’s trash collection will be taken before the Mineral County Board of Commissioners on May 17. Currently a commercial sized, roll-off container has been placed for residents to do their own disposal of normal household trash, but this was only a temporary fix to a problem that arose at… [More…]

Volunteers clean up debris from wind storm at Walker Lake

As another heavy wind came through on Friday, Feb. 17, it sent dangerous roofing debris flying that was originally blown off a large building on Feb. 9, located along the frontage road of Highway 95 at Walker Lake. Residents came together for a Saturday cleanup as Friday’s winds died down. With a Facebook posting and… [More…]

Winds damage Walker Lake building, knock down power poles

On Feb. 9 around 1:30 p.m., a call went out that a metal roof had peeled off an empty block wall commercial building, located on the frontage road along Highway 95, with trusses and aluminum pieces flying in a circle over 200 feet in the air before landing along the cliff and above, along Betty… [More…]

Water from Weber Reservoir flowing into Walker Lake

Walker Lake has finally begun to receive water through Walker River. The water has been flowing through the river in Schurz. Walker Lake Working Group reports that the water coming into the Weber Reservoir at 305 cubic feet per second and leaving out at 253 cubic feet per second. Glenn Bunch, with the Walker Lake… [More…]

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Rock Slide Shuts Down US 95, Strands Motorists

A warm winter storm that pounded much of Northern Nevada with heavy rain that caused flooding also affected parts of Mineral County this week. Rain swept through Hawthorne late Sunday and Monday, causing minor flooding on area roads but no significant damage. However, a rock slide shut down Highway 95 around Walker Lake around 10:30… [More…]

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Walker Lake Man Jailed on Oregon Rape Charges

Mineral County Sheriff’s Office arrested Walker Lake resident Jeffrey Noel Van Arkel on Dec. 12 after a grant in Oregon made a connection to the Mineral County man. On Aug. 23, 2005, the Eugene Police investigated a rape which involved a 16-year-old female victim and Van Arkel, who was 25 at the time. The sexual… [More…]