Annual Christmas Eve movie event Saturday

The Rutherford’s will hold their fifth annual Christmas Eve movie event this Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a showing of outdoor Christmas movies and a handing out of hot cocoa and candy canes.

“Drive by and take a peek, you don’t even have to leave the warmth of your car. Sit, watch a movie and we deliver the cocoa and candy canes right to your door, hope to see you there,” the Rutherford’s stated.

The movies will be shown at 815 Fir Street in Hawthorne, on the corner of Sage and Fir Streets.

Comment sought on air Quality Operating Permit

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection – Bureau of Air Pollution Control (BAPC) has entered the public notice period for the Walker Lane Minerals Corporation’s Class I Air Quality Operating Permit to Construct.

The public comment period is from Dec. 19, 2017 to Jan. 18, 2018.

The BAPC has reviewed the application and has made a preliminary determination to issue the new permit for the open-pit mining and gold recovery operation, located in Mineral County, approximately 30 miles northeast of Hawthorne. The proposed project will not cause or contribute to a violation of any federal or State of Nevada air quality standards.

A link to the Notice of Proposed Action, Director’s Review, and Draft air permit can be found at

Santa to visit Mr. Beane’s tomorrow evening

Santa Claus will be visiting Hawthorne prior to Christmas Eve. He has made arrangements to visit with children (and their parents) at Mr. Beane’s Coffee Shop at 5 p.m. on Dec. 22.

free christmas meal saturday at senior center

The Mineral County Community Churches would like to invite the public to their annual free Christmas dinner.

Dinner will be served on Dec. 23 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Mineral County Senior Center.

mcso joining forces for distracted driving

Law enforcement agencies statewide will be Joining Forces and focusing on distracted drivers Jan. 8-22, 2018.

Mineral County Sheriff’s Office will be working diligently to urge motorists to keep your eyes on the road and put away cell phones or other items that cause distractions.

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.