Abenicio (Ben) Alfonso Coca

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Abenicio (Ben) Alfonso Coca passed away July 12, 2014.  He was born in Terrero, New Mexico on June 23, 1937.  His ancestors originated from the Village of Coca in Coca, Spain 80 miles north of Segovia. He is survived by his beloved wife and soul … [Read more...]

Sahara Motors manager gets closer to work

Salesman Chuck Hutton and Sahara Motors General Manager Sandi Greathouse pose in their Kawasaki showroom. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Sandi Greathouse, the general manager for Sahara Motors, was no stranger to Ely when she decided to move back to town from Delta in February. She had spent several days a week in town from 2007 to 2010, checking in on the dealership before returning … [Read more...]

Editorial: Council needs to obey laws

The behavior of the Ely City Council just took another leap up (or, is it down?) the scale of weird. On Tuesday, a day the Northern Railway is closed, the mayor and two councilmen showed up at the railway offices and demanded entry. When the … [Read more...]

White Pine football gets first win of season

First year head coach Quinn Ewell said that he plans to focus on fundamentals and conditioning in team practices. (Garrett Estrada photo)

In his first game as White Pine High School football coach, Quinn Ewell was able to accomplish something the Bobcats failed to do all last season, win a game. With a combination of good starting field position and a game-long defensive effort that … [Read more...]

Bat deaths down at wind farm

The Spring Valley Wind Farm consists of 66 turbines which produce enough power for 40,000 homes. (Courtesy photo)

The number of bats killed by wind turbines at the Spring Valley Wind Farm in 2014 has been reduced by more than 75 percent compared to the same time frame last year. According to Ely’s BLM Field Manager Paul Podborny the reduction comes as a result … [Read more...]

Roland Joseph DiSanza

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Roland Joseph Di Sanza was born in Ely, Nevada on June 18, 1928 and passed away on August 28, 2014, in Henderson, Nevada.  Roland graduated from White Pine High School in Ely in 1948.  He worked at the Kennecott Copper Mine for over 30 years in Ruth, … [Read more...]

Elks Lodge New Member

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Ely Elks Lodge 1469 initiated a local man into membership by the solemn ceremony of initiation on Aug. 28. The new member is Dale Hewitt and he was initiated by the officers of Ely Lodge under the direction of Exalted Ruler Sid Beckwith.  … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

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Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Aug. 27-Sept. 2. 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 … [Read more...]

Point of View

By Mark Bassett Executive Director, NNRY Yesterday, Mayor Van Camp, Trustees Setterstrom and Westland accessed the offices of the Nevada Northern Railway building by removing the air conditioners from the windows on the second floor of the … [Read more...]

White Pine to host soccer invitational

White Pine High School will play host to the 2014 Bobcat Soccer Invitational on Sept. 5-6 with games being held at the high school soccer field as well as Steptoe Park’s upper and lower fields. The White Pine boys and girls soccer teams will join … [Read more...]

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