Archives for January 2016

Ely Lions Club honors Thompson and Locke

The White Pine County School District Teacher of the Month for January is Ms. Steffani Thompson, guidance counselor at White Pine High School. Ms. Thompson is a native of White Pine County, graduating from WPHS in 1994 with the honor of … [Read more...]

Democrats are all for smart guns and dumb ballots

Democrats are calling for technology to be used in an attempt to thwart gun violence. They want smart guns to be mandated. Obama, after issuing his fatwa, er, executive order expanding the requirement for background checks prior to gun purchase, … [Read more...]

Volunteers clean up Lehman Cave

  During the Jan. 22 to 24 weekend, Great Basin National Park hosted its annual Lehman Caves lint camp cleanup. About 25 volunteers from three states carried buckets, brushes and other cleaning supplies into the cave network. Inside … [Read more...]

Bobcats split on the road; Ladycats dominate roadtrip

The White Pine High boys’ basketball team lost their opening game on the road last weekend to Mountain View 64-39. Senior Jonathan Gust scored 12. But the next day they edged Lake Mead Academy to pick up a crucial road win, 51-48. Junior Sam S … [Read more...]

White Pine Public Museum to re-open in spring; seeks new manager, board member and volunteers

While officially closed for the winter season, the White Pine Public Museum opened its doors briefly last week. It was just as well: a family of four made their way through the exhibits. Treasurer of the museum board and former mining geologist … [Read more...]

Huge case: One judge’s bias is another’s hard-earned experience

Earlier this month a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals printed out for the various federal public land agencies in the West a license to steal. The court kicked the quarter-century-old fight between the Pine Creek Ranch … [Read more...]

BLM seeks public input on proposed Ash Springs Management Plan

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office is seeking public input to aid in the development of a management plan for the popular Ash Springs Recreation Site, located alongside U.S. Highway 93 about 100 miles north of Las … [Read more...]

January students of the month at Learning Bridge school

Lennox Purinton  and Sabre Westlund have been named Students of the Month for January, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469.  Purinton and Westlund are the very first students honored by the Elks Lodge at Ely  Learning Bridge Charter Sc … [Read more...]

The main public interest is economic growth

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence  In our last column, we specified the duty of elected public officials: a fiduciary duty to voters, taxpayers and the broad public interest.  Not, as some people claim, to government institutions such as the s … [Read more...]

Middle school hosts new anti-bullying speaker

White Pine Middle School holds its annual anti-bullying assembly every January, but this year parents took another step. Mother Jami Brinkerhoff invited public speaker and recording artist Keenan West. “We needed to do something a little d … [Read more...]