Archives for May 2014

Patricia Jean Etchart

Known as Pat by all who knew and loved her, Patricia Jean (Vinson) Etchart was born in Oklahoma City and passed away in a Las Vegas hospital with her husband Ron and daughter Debbie at her side. She left a large extended family in Nevada, Oklahoma, … [Read more...]

Sharp’s furniture says support local businesses

Deborah Sharp opened Sharp’s Home Furnishings with her husband Frank in Ely back in 1998. Since then, she said the two have been on a “roller coaster ride” to try and stay afloat in the ever changing market and economy for affordable furniture and app … [Read more...]

Seniors ready to take next step

It’s that time of year again. When the day-to-day routine of getting up for class turns into getting up for work, or for some students, trying not to oversleep for their first semester of college courses. Yearbooks will be signed, hugs will be g … [Read more...]

Parks designation a way to bypass Congress

President Obama this past week announced the creation of a national monument in southern New Mexico — the 500,000-acre Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, which contains hiking trails, Native American ruins and Outlaw Rock, where Billy t … [Read more...]

Girl’s track repeats as state champions, boys team places third

It’s a repeat! The White Pine High School girls track team placed first at the division III state championship meet held at Carson High School on May 23 and 24. The girls, who were expected to have a close matchup against southern rival Meadows p … [Read more...]

Marques four-time state champ

To think Shania Marques almost gave up on the high jump after trying it for the first time in seventh grade. “I was lazy that year and didn’t really want to do it,” Marques said. Her middle school track coach Leif Tokerud suggested to Marques th … [Read more...]

Young wins golf state championship

Chris Young didn’t know he needed to make the birdie putt on the last hole to win the state championship. Without knowing the score of the other golfer, he just had a feeling that it was close. “I was leading by one stroke after the first day. I wa … [Read more...]

Rosalinda Angelique Gomez

Rosalinda Angelique Gomez of Ely, NV was laid to rest on Friday May 23, 2014, after passing on May 18, 2014. Rosalinda was born to Juan Antonio Gomez and Tina Marie Fernandez Gomez, on February 8, 1994. Rosalinda graduated from White Pine High School … [Read more...]

Veterans, families pay tribute on Memorial Day

“They have lost a lot. For some of these people, and I won’t say names, it’s like saying hi to their loved ones,” Ed Sturges said of the members of the Ely community who know all to well the meaning of sacrifice. Sturges gave a speech on Memorial D … [Read more...]

It’s time to protest new EPA rules

Is there nothing the federal government will not micromanage into a bureaucratic knot of red tape? Now the Environmental Protection Agency has rewritten the rules for the Clean Water Act in such a way that gives it authority over just about any … [Read more...]