Archives for December 2014

Community rallies around sick girl

Paige Hill is more active than most girls her age. At thirteen, Hill has already worked with 4-H to show animals, played a variety of sports and has done well in school. It would be a crowded schedule for any teenager, but for Hill, it’s more than j … [Read more...]

David M. “Mike” Jones 

1947-2014 David M. “Mike” Jones passed away at home in Pocatello, ID on Sunday, December 14, 2014 with his family by his side.  Mike was born in Sweetwater, Texas on September 7, 1947 to David E. and Norma M. (Clay) Jones.  When he was 9 months old … [Read more...]

Optometrist has health care in his bloodline

Kent Robertson might have been destined to be an optometrist before he was even born. His father was an optometrist, as well as his grandfather and his two uncles. It’s not hard to guess what line of work his son is currently studying. “I’ve got a … [Read more...]

State corporate welfare clearly unconstitutional and courts should stop it

The attorney for the legal arm of a libertarian-leaning Nevada think tank this past week asked the state district court in Carson City to issue a summary judgment that would essentially put the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) out of b … [Read more...]

Ladycats dominate at home

The White Pine High School Ladycats continued to dominate their way through the Divison III Southern Conference, with two impressive home victories over Meadows and Calvary Chapel Christian on Friday and Saturday. The undefeated Ladycats (9-0, 4-0 … [Read more...]

Teacher of the Month

Courtesy photo White Pine High School Culinary teacher Megan Wright is the December Ely Lion’s Club teacher of the month. Nominated by WPHS Principal Adam Young, Wright began her teaching career at White Pine High School several years ago, having h … [Read more...]

Council calls special meeting

The Ely City Council have announced that they will hold a special meeting on Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. at the National Guard Armory to potentially take action on several important agenda items before the end of the year. Items included on the agenda span … [Read more...]

Joey Mendez-Ross

74, of Queen Creek, Arizona passed away on November 22, 2014.  Per Joey’s request, a private Vikings Funeral (ashes sent out to sea, on a boat set on fire) will be held Saturday, December 27th off the coast of San Diego, CA. Afterward, her family is t … [Read more...]

Editorial: Time to take off the gloves when dealing federal land bureaucrats

Let’s just say our favorite red-headed Nevada congressman doesn’t turn the other cheek when he gets slapped by a miffed Washington bureaucrat. After Nevada Republican Congressman Mark Amodei added a rider to the Consolidated and Further Continuing … [Read more...]

Bobcats lose in thriller

The crowd was roaring. The players were pumped up. The White Pine Bobcats had clawed their way back into the game against Calvary Christian Chapel at home on Dec. 20. They cut the lead to two points with a couple of minutes remaining. But the … [Read more...]