NOTICE: Land lines may be lost in WPC

A T & T has petitioned the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (P. U. C.) for relief from its designation as being the “Provider of Last Resort” in our rural areas. You can see the areas affected on page 10 of the 262-page document filed by A T … [Read more...]

Thousands of ‘Cavers’ descend upon Ely

By Kay Lynn Roberts McMurray Many locals questioned each other as to what the tent city was all about on the back nine of the golf course, and why did the  lines at the grocery store seem to be so long? It was all due to the arrival of the … [Read more...]

Jammin’ in the Park

Photo by Marty Bachman Musicians took to the stage at the County Park last Saturday, in celebration of the Speliological Society convention that was in town all week. There were exhibits throughout the park, including a play cave visitors could … [Read more...]

The world gets safer every day

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence  We were again reminded that ignorance can breed misunderstanding and occasionally violence. We were deeply saddened by the senseless murder of five police officers in Dallas.  The young shooter, an … [Read more...]

South Fork Hardware is open for business

South Fork Hardware store, which recently opened at 1201 Great Basin Highway in Ely, has something for everyone when it comes to taking care of the home or the yard. Managed by Ruben Gonzales, formerly of V&S True Value, which recently … [Read more...]

Students commit to learning, even during the summer

In June, White Pine County School District sponsored a successful Summer School program for 64 students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade in an effort to continue to meet the needs of learners enrolled in the District’s elementary … [Read more...]

Groups urge proper disposal of unused and expired drugs

Economy Drug and the Eastern Nevada Task Force sponsored the "Drug Take Back Program," in conjunction with the Ely Volunteer Fire Department, White Pine County Sheriff's Office, Nevada Department of Transportation, and Mt. Wheeler Power. The event … [Read more...]

McGill school playground damaged in fire

Photo by Lee Garcia School Playground damaged in a fire. A fire that broke out Sunday evening around 6:16 p.m. brought excessive damage to the playground equipment at the McGill Elementary school. Both McGill and County fire departments responded … [Read more...]

School district receives grant to build classroom and laboratory

The White Pine County School District announced it is the recipient of a $2.1 million grant from the William N. Pennington Foundation for the construction of a health occupations classroom and laboratory at the White Pine County High School. The … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for July 12 - July 18. Information and spellings of names contained in the blotter are as released by the WPCSO. Information will not be withheld at the requests of persons whose names appear in the … [Read more...]