Point of View

By Richard Howe White Pine County Commissioner About six months ago I wrote an op-ed for The Ely Times about forming one government in White Pine County. This would involve combining the county and city governments. Past events and more … [Read more...]

Library Summer Readers


The White Pine County Library Summer Reading program winners, from left to right: Preschool runner-up Kason Giles with 518 books read; Kindergarten through second grade winner Ainsley Giles with 502 books read; Library employee Hilary Peck; Preschool … [Read more...]

Is This You – Re-energized

There are many layers to exhaustion. In the dictionary exhaustion is defined as extreme fatigue. That could be cured by a good night’s sleep. But real exhaustion, the kind that means; if I have to pick up one more thing off the floor; if I have to … [Read more...]

Group starts petition to close loopholes in background checks

LAS VEGAS — Nevadans for Background Checks today launched a statewide signature gathering effort for the Background Check Initiative, a ballot measure that would help keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers and the severely mentally … [Read more...]

Veterans transportation service in need of volunteer drivers

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The VA Veterans Transportation Service is in need of volunteer drivers to transport Veterans to medical appointments between Ely and the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver please contact the … [Read more...]

Michael Joseph Culbert


March 28, 1940 – August 8, 2014 Michael J. Culbert “Mike” 74, died Friday of a lengthy illness in Reno, NV, with his loving family surrounding him.   Mike was born March 28, 1940 in East Ely, NV to William Gerald “Jerry” Culbert and Elsa Cordes … [Read more...]

Golf Course owner Long says course in best shape its ever been

Junior Golf summer clinic from left to right: McKenna Barney, Cameron Brazell, Andrew Young, Shea Simon, Ryan Lester and Randy Long. (Teresa Stewart photo)

Sitting in the clubhouse of the White Pine Golf Course, owner, operator and course pro Randy Long can’t help but reflect on the unique feeling of playing the nation’s “most remote 18-holes.” “When you are out there, whether its the morning … [Read more...]

Editorial: Reid schedules Senate vote on repealing free speech section of First Amendment

The U.S. Senate slipped out of D.C. for its August recess just as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scheduled a vote on a constitutional amendment that would repeal the free speech section of the First Amendment. The vote on S.J. Res. 19 will take … [Read more...]

Correction: Margery Munson Tate

It was reported in her obituary she is survived by her sons, Ronald Blaine Munson, It should have been Ronald Blaine Tate.  We do apologize for the error.   … [Read more...]

Saints to Sinners race


Basin Engineering, Desert Mountain Realty, KGHM International, Midway Gold, O’Flaherty Plumbing and Heating, JCR Development, Ink Unleashed, and Sportsworld sponsored two teams for the Saints to Sinners Race which was held Aug. 1-2. This year’s … [Read more...]

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