Archives for December 2017

Accountability Act leaves Congress unaccountable

Isn’t it nice to know your tax dollars have been used to payoff employees of Congress who have been subjected to civil rights, labor, and workplace safety and health law violations — presumably including sexual harassment? Under the Congressional A … [Read more...]

Dispensary opens on Shoshone Tribal land

  TSAA Nesunkwa, the new marijuana dispensary, held its grand opening this last Saturday and received an overwhelming response by locals in White Pine County. The dispensary is located on Ely Shoshone Tribal land. A ribbon cutting … [Read more...]

Ladycats 5-0 at Serpent Classic

  It was a great start for the White Pine High girls basketball team. You just can’t do any better than 5-0 in your first outings of the year. That’s what the Lady Bobcats did at the Serpent Classic in Hawthorne last weekend. And they did i … [Read more...]

Santa’s Elves program helps families in need

  Each year, Mt. Wheeler Power begins organizing its Santa Elves program in October. They coordinate with the White Pine County Social Services agency, which receives applications from families in need. This year there were 87 children … [Read more...]

$30,000 Challenge, Double Your Money

By Mark Bassett The First National Bank of Ely has challenged the Nevada Northern Railway Museum to raise $30,000 by December 31, 2017. The Bank will match all donations and memberships - dollar for dollar until then. If you become a member of the … [Read more...]

Inexperience shows as Bobcats open season

  The youth and inexperience of the team was a very beneficial learning experience in the games last weekend for White Pine boys basketball in their play at the Serpent Classic in Hawthorne. But coach Terrill Trask said that’s what he e … [Read more...]

Kihuen says he won’t resign, says leaders knew about allegation

By Humberto Sanchez, Riley Snyder,  Megan Messerly and Michelle Rindels The Nevada Independent Nevada congressman Ruben Kihuen told ABC News on Tuesday he will not resign his seat four days after a former campaign staffer alleged the Democrat … [Read more...]

What to do about wild horses? Part two or two

In his newly published book, “Wild Horse Country,” writer David Philipps offers his suggestion for what to do about the overpopulation of wild horses in the West, which are overgrazing the open range: “The solution is mountain lions.” Realizing tha … [Read more...]

Judge continues to place execution on hold

Associated Press A judge left a condemned Nevada prison inmate’s execution on hold over concerns about using a never-before-tried three-drug combination for Nevada’s first execution in more than 11 years. With the Nevada Supreme Court expected t … [Read more...]

BLM Ely District to accept applications for seasonal firefighters

ELY—The Bureau of Land Management Ely District will accept applications for temporary seasonal firefighters starting Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. The BLM will accept applications through Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, but those submitted by Tuesday, Jan. 9 will … [Read more...]