Archives for February 2014

Four White Pine Wrestlers medal in State Championships

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Four out of the 10 wrestlers White Pine High School sent to the Division III/IV State Championships in Primm, Nev. took home medals on Feb. 22. Christopher Gamberg and Drue Ashby both took second place … [Read more...]

Hotel Nevada sold – Vegas-based Gaughan Gaming purchases hotel, other properties

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The Hotel Nevada, Four 7’s Motel, Grand Central Motel and Postal Palace have new owners as part of an acquisition that was announced on Feb. 20. Las Vegas-based Gaughan Gaming will take over 50 p … [Read more...]

Gary Franklin Dolfin

Gary Franklin Dolfin of Challis, Idaho passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah after courageous battle with liver disease. He was born December 5, 1953 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Hilder and Frank Dolfin. He married the love … [Read more...]

Flower store owners happy to help

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Cricket Hermansen and her mother Maureen Vaught’s flower shop, the “Flower Basket,” have been a part of many important times in people’s lives around town. Whenever there was an occasion that could use t … [Read more...]

Walking the tightrope during ‘middle year’ requires great balance

Life may not be meals, as one best-selling book claims, but both should be balanced. A balanced meal, of course, is one in which the last morsel from the cord of string beans is followed by the last heaping forkful of potatoes and then the last … [Read more...]

2014 Valentine Baby

The members of Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority are pleased to introduce the 2014 Valentine baby of the year Alyssa Ann Sunday. Alyssa was born at 12:14 a.m. on Feb. 14 to Cheyanna Anderson and Tommy Sunday. She was 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was … [Read more...]

Peter Blythe Ford

After a long, hard-fought battle with lung cancer, Peter Blythe Ford passed away at the home of his daughter and her family in Baltimore, MD, on Feb.13, 2014.  He is survived by an incredibly large family:  his wife Tonia Harvey, daughter Heather F … [Read more...]

Ladycats have bad second half, fall to Wendover to end season

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The White Pine High girls basketball team started strong but ultimately couldn’t maintain the pace against Pershing County in their 49-37 loss on Feb. 22 in the first round of the Division III Northern L … [Read more...]

Point of View

By Mark Basset For over a century, steam locomotives 40 and 93 have called White Pine County home. Amazingly, both locomotives are still in operation, now hauling excursion trains that delight thousands of visitors a year.  In the course of a … [Read more...]

City Council, Railroad board form new oversight committee

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The Ely City Council and Railroad Management Board voted to create a special “Ad Hoc Committee” to oversee the railroad consisting of members from both bodies as well as the general public in a mee … [Read more...]