In the Sept. 6 issue of this paper was a very sad article about Kelly Coltrain’s death in the Mineral County Jail. My heart goes out to her family and friends. It is very tragic that this young lady lost her life.
I would like to comment about the timing of this article going viral. Who or what is behind getting this kind of news coverage out only two months before election? I have to ask, how is it that news as this in Mineral County, with a population of only 4,600, becomes national news? Tragic events such as this happen all over the nation and yet this one is blasted all over the media. Why? Hawthorne or Mineral County very rarely gets this kind of attention, why now?
I hope that people in Mineral County will realize that our sheriff’s office is the best it has been in years. I know there were people upset when the undersheriff was put in, including me, but I also want to say that he has been the first undersheriff in many, many years that is actually doing the job he is supposed to be doing. We give Randy Adams all of our support and hope that others in this county will do the same. We need to retain Randy.
Again, this was very tragic and I am so sorry for this family and that they had to go through this. My prayers are with them and everyone involved.
Mike and Sue Banks
The next national news story about Hawthorne, Nev. that I would like to read about is the story of how the community came together with the local elected officials and law enforcement to rid the town and Mineral County of illegal drugs and blight.
I found the “Madams of Mustang Ranch” letter very disturbing. It struck me as being a thinly-veiled Help Wanted/Recruitment letter. Particularly so considering the I-11 Route, dwindling Walker Lake water and raging California Wildfires. House of the Rising Sun?