Archives for December 2015

Great Basin National Park gets observatory

  Great Basin National Park is getting a world class telescope and observatory. The national park’s foundation has surpassed its fundraising goal of $480,000, which will be used to purchase and build a research-grade PlaneWave CDK700 2 … [Read more...]

Eureka commissioners call on governor to support land use lawsuit

The day after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell declared that the greater sage grouse are “not warranted” for listing under the Endangered Species Act, but instead would be protected under a new Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA), Eur … [Read more...]

At the Throttle: Dear Santa

By Mark Bassett Dear Santa, the railroad has been very good this year. We will bring about 28,000 visitors to Ely this year, who will spend about $4,000,000 in our community. And Santa as you know, our Polar Expresses have been super busy. Why it … [Read more...]

Ladycats take down Meadows

On Friday, Dec. 18 the White Pine High girls basketball team demolished Meadows 61-5. Senior Kadi Finicum led the way with 13 points and five rebounds. Senior Debra Kingston and freshman Madison Rick each contributed 10 points of their own. The … [Read more...]

City Council approves to share services

  On Monday, Dec. 10 the Ely City Council voted unanimously to approve an interim inter-local agreement to share fire and emergency medical services with unincorporated areas surrounding the city. Councilman Sam Hanson was absent. The … [Read more...]

Deputies honored at Office of Traffic Safety Conference

The Nevada Department of Public Safety / Office of Traffic Safety held its annual training and award banquet in Sparks Nevada in August 2015. Several of White Pine County Sheriff’s Deputies were honored at the event for outstanding performances d … [Read more...]

Bobcats lose two on the road

On Friday, Dec. 18 the White Pine High girls basketball team demolished Meadows 61-5. Senior Kadi Finicum led the way with 13 points and five rebounds. Senior Debra Kingston and freshman Madison Rick each contributed 10 points of their own. The … [Read more...]

Lawmakers spending money to entice new business is a bad bet

Hard on the heels of slapping existing taxpayers with $1.5 billion in new levies, our ever considerate lawmakers on Saturday overwhelmingly passed a package of bills that play Santa to a potential new business by doling out tax breaks and promises of … [Read more...]

Lions club honors Dunnavant for Teacher of the Month

Roger Dunnavant has been nominated at the Teacher of the Month for David E. Norman Elementary. There are many fine teachers at D.E.N., but Mr. Dunnavant is one of the few who rates the honor of “highly effective” in the new, rigorous NEPF rubic sca … [Read more...]

Christmas Dinner

On Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25 the Bristlecone Convention Center will host their annual Complimentary Community Christmas Dinner. Music, decorations and a free holiday meal will be provided for Ely residents and visitors alike. The celebration … [Read more...]