Archives for August 2015

More cuts as school starts

Changes in state legislature add to budget problems As the new school year began on Aug. 24, school faculties around the White Pine County School District began another year of trying to achieve more with less. According to School District … [Read more...]

Born in the USA—Congress may decide whether that warrants citizenship

When Donald Trump released a position paper on immigration earlier this month, he could not resist taking a potshot at Nevada’s Sen. Harry Reid. “End birthright citizenship. This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration. By a 2:1 margin, … [Read more...]

Jimmy (Jim) Allen

Jimmy (Jim) James Allen passed away in Ely, Nevada on August 17th, 2015 at the age of 81.  He was born in Morton, Texas to W.C. and Elcie (Linda) Allen.  Jim was one of seven children.  Brothers Dan (Mary Lou), Weldon (Joan), Ray (Marge), Doug (I … [Read more...]

Aloha Gas Mart owner enjoying cooler climate

Wayne A’Bell, the new owner of the Aloha Gas Mart in McGill, said he would tease his wife when they lived in Arizona about how cool it was in rural Nevada in the summer. “I told her to open the freezer door and let the cool air hit her face and tha … [Read more...]

How the U.S. Department of Labor threatens Nevada’s Sheepherders

By Adam Paul Laxalt 33rd Attorney General of Nevada My great-grandfather was a Basque sheepherder. He came from the Pyrenees Mountains in the Basque Country, and made his home in our Sierra Nevada. The ancient practice of sheepherding thrives … [Read more...]

Anthony Paul Alu

There were errors in this obituary which ran last week, we do apologize for the errors, this is the corrected copy. Anthony Paul Alu passed away suddenly at his home in Las Vegas on August 15, 2015. "Tony' was born at  Barksdale Airforce base, LA. … [Read more...]

Elks District Deputy to visit Ely

By Ken Curto Ely Elks Lodge District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler George Montgomery will be making his official visitation to Ely Elks Lodge 1469 on Sept. 10. He will be accompanied by his Grand Esquire Robert Carroll PER and Grand Auditor Jake … [Read more...]

Committee to renovate City Hall inspects old building with walk-through

Wade Robison and Thomas Bath had to hurdle their way up through a small opening at the top of a staircase. Located above the old city fire department garage attached to the former City Hall building was an attic sized crawl space that hadn’t been u … [Read more...]

County Fair and Horse Races see increase in attendance

On one end of the White Pine County Fairgrounds this past weekend children jumped in bouncy houses and slid down a large inflatable slide. Behind that, families petted goats and marveled at giant cows. A couple hundred feet from that live music … [Read more...]

Devin Zarance Bishop

Devin Zarance Bishop passed peacefully in Salt Lake City on Sunday June 7, 2015. Devin was born on May 16, 1991 to Judy Bishop. Devin attended White Pine High School and Steptoe Valley High. He enjoyed fishing and  outdoors with his friends and … [Read more...]