Archives for March 2014

Ely hosting rural conference

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The Rural Roundup convention is coming to Ely for the first time in over a decade on April 30-May 2. Featuring guest speakers and talks about rural issues in Nevada, the convention is expected to … [Read more...]

Robert J. (Bob) Gomez

Bob Gomez, age 57, passed away March 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born December 28, 1956 in  Ely, Nevada to Joaquin and Emma Gomez.  While still in high school he traveled to the Basque Country  in Spain where he met  his relatives living t … [Read more...]

Anderson’s owner still going strong

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer At age 80, Lee Anderson still takes pride in precisely cutting the meats he sells in his grocery store, Anderson Food Town. After running the store with his wife LeAnna since 1977, he has garnered a … [Read more...]

Bobcats’ track coach happy with results

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The weekend provided a “big confidence boost” for the White Pine track team according to coach Justin Locke after the girl’s team finished in first place and the boy’s team took third. “I was pleasant … [Read more...]

State’s public pensions are richest in the nation

By Thomas Mitchell We knew Nevada’s state and local government employees had generous pension benefits, but now a researcher at the American Enterprise Institute has done the calculations and found Nevada’s public pensions are the richest in th … [Read more...]

Merissa Lynn Griego

Beloved daughter mother, sister, friends to many.  Merissa Lynn Griego, 21 years old, born February 2, 1993, returned to her Beloved Father in Heaven on February 23, 2014 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Merissa is the oldest of two other siblings.  M … [Read more...]

Baseball team loses road double-header

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Sometimes it takes a loss to figure out what can get better. The White Pine High baseball team fell in back-to-back games at Incline over the weekend, but according to coach Quinn Ewell, the games … [Read more...]

Pool construction on schedule

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The $5 million White Pine Aquatic Center, an indoor pool project, is scheduled to open on July 1 for the public to check out the facility. Full operations and swimming will be available on July 4, … [Read more...]

Editorial: Free speech a right, not a privilege that requires a permit

Pals of Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, who is running this year as Democratic candidate for attorney general, are trying to gag a group that has been running a 30-second television and Internet ad ridiculing Miller for taking $60,000 in gifts … [Read more...]

Petersen picked as teacher of the month

Lisa Petersen has been selected as the Ely Lions Club Teacher of the Month for March. Petersen, who teaches 6th grade at the White Pine Middle School, was nominated by her principal Sharyl Allen, who described her as a teacher who always treats her … [Read more...]