Anti-buylling law may have wide-spread unintended consequences

In his latest book, “The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Senseless Bureaucracy,” Philip K. Howard writes about how American lawmakers have abandoned all pretext of common sense and letting people just work things out. For any ill … [Read more...]

Finally, some common sense compromise from the BLM on grazing

Sometimes you just have to call their bluff. The Bureau of Land Management had for two years denied permission for Badger Ranch owners Dan and Eddyann Filippini to graze cattle on their North Buffalo and Copper Canyon allotments — which is … [Read more...]

Radio station awards their latest ‘angel’

KDSS radio station hosts Karen Livingston and Jodi Foster surprise Roseanna Toth in her office with prizes after she was selected as the station’s May “Angel in Disguise” winner. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Roseanna Toth had no idea that when she went into her office one morning at the end of May, that one of her longest running dreams was about to become much more feasible. Toth had wanted to put up a chain link fence in her backyeard to let her dogs … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Fund Donation


Courtesy photo Robinson Nevada Mining Company (RNMC) donated $8,700 to the Ely Breast Cancer Fund to support local residents battling breast cancer on June 9. RNMC has “Pink Thursdays”, and it donates 50 cents to this fund for every employee or … [Read more...]

Local Girl Scout Troop plants flowers

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By Melody Van Camp Girl Scout Troop 1349 What can 12 green thumbs do to empty flower beds? It's another community service project Girl Scout Troop 1349 has taken on. Planting flowers to give some color to downtown. This activity will continue … [Read more...]

City and county officials team up for cleanup day

County Commissioner RIchard Howe and Mayor Melody Van Camp are ready to clean up the city and county on Sunday. (Garrett Estrada photo)

It’s no secret that the city and the county don’t always see things the same way. But when it comes to the upcoming Fourth of July all class reunion celebration, members of both the city council and county commission are coming together for a cause … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Office Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for June 10-16. 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 blotter or … [Read more...]

JOIN open house

Join Jill Jakobiak on June 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m for JOIN, Inc’s Open House in celebration of their new office location. JOIN, Inc is now located at: 894 ½ Aultman Street. JOIN, Inc.’s goal is to prepare each client to become gainfully employed … [Read more...]

TSA’s big failure

In this age of terrorism, no one seriously argues against the dismantling of the TSA --the Transportation Security Administration. But after the latest test that found that TSA failed in its primary job of preventing bombs on airplanes, it would … [Read more...]

Wallace (Ladd) Dalton Bales


We are saddened to announce the passing of Wallace (Ladd) Dalton Bales on May 14, 2015 at his home in Winnemucca, due to complications from cancer. He was 54 at the time of his death. Ladd was born on August 4th, 1960 in Las Vegas, Nevada and … [Read more...]