Youth pool party on tap saturday

A youth pool party will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 6 to 11 p.m.

This drug and alcohol free event is sponsored by The Coalition of Mineral County and Drug Free Communities. A water slide will be featured.

The cost is free for children ages 0 to 18. The cost for adults 19 and over is $2.50.

Socks and Underwear drive underway

The second annual Socks and Underwear Drive will be held during the month of July.

Once again, you are being asked to donate brand new socks and underwear for boys and girls, toddlers to teens.  All donations will be given to CAHS, to be distributed to children in need from our community.

Drop-off locations are B & B Hardware; Wagner Ace Hardware; Glamour on Main; P&P Hair Designs; Financial Horizons Credit Union and Mineral County Independent-News.

Back to School supply program slated

CAHS is accepting sign-ups for their Back to School Supply Program for the upcoming 2016/2017 school year. If you are the primary caretaker of the child/children you may sign your child up for school supplies.

Please bring in your proof of income; including food stamp verification. This program is for low-income families. Please come into the office located at 924 5th street to sign your child/children up through Aug. 15. If you have any questions, please contact CAHS at 775-945-2471

Fall Festival scheduled for Sept. 10 at Lion’s Park

The Senior Services Program will host their second Fall Festival at the Park fundraiser event on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Lion’s Park, with all proceeds supporting the senior services programs of Mineral County.

Registration open for 9/11 challenge

Teams of four individuals may now register for the 2016 9/11 Memorial Mt. Grant Challenge. The team concept was established for participants to train together and encourage each other during the weeks prior to the event.
Individuals also receive a $25 discount per entry when they register as part of a team.

Teams are not required to hike together during the event and they may progress at their individual pace. Those who have experienced the challenge, however, recognize that it is gratifying to walk the distance with similarly paced participants. The camaraderie of a team can make it possible for all members to finish.

To register visit the website, the 911 Challenge Facebook page or