Archives for March 2018

Ely Elks install 2018-2019 officers

As the nation’s capital is celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival, members, families and guests recently celebrated the Installation of Officers at Ely Elks Lodge #1469. Outgoing Exalted Ruler Alan Lafferty expressed his gratitude and a … [Read more...]

Wildlife panel drops unwise weapons

At its March meeting the the commissioners on the Nevada Board of Wildlife wisely tabled a proposed regulation that would have required hunters to obtain permission of the occupant of a dwelling before discharging a weapon within a certain … [Read more...]

Treasurer debunks rumor of city default

  Last week’s Ely City Council meeting was packed, with several residents.  Many stepped up and spoke during public comment. Former city councilwoman Pat Robison spoke questioning the animal control monthly report. She commended the animal … [Read more...]

North Tahoe takes three from Bobcats

  It snowed in Ely the night before the games last weekend with North Tahoe. Both baseball coach Quinn Ewell and softball coach Mike Romero said they had to have all the Bobcat players “out there with shovels and snow plows” and clearing t … [Read more...]

Keith’s Corner

Kid Time  In The 30s, 40s, and 50s By Keith Gibson  Several young folks have asked me, just what we did in the “old” days,, before there was TV, internet, iphones, MP3 and other such gadgets.  My stock answer is that, thankfully we weren’t en … [Read more...]

Court case is about free speech not abortion

This past week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case — NIFLA v. Becerra — that could answer the question of whether forcing speech on certain professionals is a violation of the free speech clause of the First Amendment. NIFLA is the Nat … [Read more...]

Happy hunting

File photo Easter is  just a hop, skip and a jump away, and this year it falls on Sunday, April 1, no joke. One of the best ways to celebrate with kids is to attend one of White Pine’s treat-filled egg hunts. Egg-hunts will be categorized by the di … [Read more...]

Ladycats take three from North Tahoe

The White Pine High softball team won all three of its games last weekend at home against North Tahoe.  “They really weren’t very competitive games,” said coach Mike Romero. “We thumped them pretty good in all three,” a 20-0 two-hit shutout Friday, fo … [Read more...]

Great Basin College social work program

The need for social workers in rural Nevada is great, and becoming qualified to practice social work is possible in your own backyard due to a resource through Great Basin College:  The Social Work 3 + 1 program through Great Basin College and … [Read more...]

Decisions under scrutiny

Last week’s Tour and Rec Board meeting presented more agenda items that appear to be taking the board in an entirely different direction than past boards. The reduction of staff traveling, the attendance of different conferences, shows, and f … [Read more...]