City of Ely: A closer look

The question of what to do with the city’s 107-year-old City Hall building remains as one of the hot topics heading into the primary.
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A lot has happened with the City of Ely in recent months. A historic recall attempt failed to get enough signatures to try and force a vote to remove all five City Council members and the Mayor. State Senator Pete Goicoechea brought forth a senate … [Read more...]

Families moving back home to receive treatment

Pictured from left to right: Dialysis patient Sharon Nicholes, her longtime husband Gary Lutzinger, Sanderling Dialysis Center Clinic Coordinator Sonny Frontera and the Executive Director at the White Pine Care Center Michelle Boardman.
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Gary Lutzinger came close to having to make a decision he never wanted to have to make, getting to see his wife everyday in the hospital or getting to live in beloved hometown of Ely. His wife of 32 years, Sharon Nicholes, had to receive dialysis … [Read more...]

Life on the road brings duo’s imported blankets to Ely

Business partners Victoria Moreno and Alfie Olafson stand in front of two of their blankets they have for sale. 
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For business partners Alfie Olafson and Victoria Moreno, the life on the road can be full of surprises. As traveling salespeople, they look for demand and try to travel to where it is to offer supply. While displaying their imported blankets and rugs … [Read more...]

Golf team looks to Young brothers for experience

It is not uncommon to find someone from the Young family out at the golf course. Adam Young, the principal of White Pine High School, helps out at golf practice when he can and holds his own in community tournaments. His two sons, Chris and Colin … [Read more...]

Vote to disincorporate city delayed

City of Ely residents will have to wait until 2017 before they have a chance to vote to disincorporate the city of Ely.
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Voters in the City of Ely will have some extra time to consider whether or not they would like to see the city disincorporated. State Senator Pete Goicoechea called Mayor Melody Van Camp on Tuesday to inform her that his bill to put a vote on the … [Read more...]

Council fires railroad CPA, forms debt committee

The Ely City Council and Railroad Board of Trustees fired Robert Moore, the long time certified pubic accountant (CPA) for the Nevada Northern Railroad, and approved the creation of a debt management committee in their first meeting since the … [Read more...]

Local getting ready for 20th year at NCAA tournament

Wayne Cameron fills out his NCAA 2015 tournament bracket.
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As the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball championship tournament gets under way, most college hoops fans will gather in sports bars or in front of their television to cheer on underdogs or national powerhouses to try and make it to the … [Read more...]

StuffnGo owner says nothing beats his selection

StuffnGo owner Henry Abell stands next to one of his stores many walls of DVD’s available for two-day rentals.
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In a time where most video rental stores have long since given up the fight to Redbox and online streaming services, Henry Abell hasn’t backed down. His store, StuffnGo DVD Rental and Retail continues to offer two-day DVD rentals in addition to … [Read more...]

Track team up and running

Senior Nate Lee jumps a hurdle in practice Tuesday. Lee was the highest scoring Bobcat in White Pine’s first meet of the year.
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It is hard to win a state championship. It’s even harder to win two, back-to-back. But that is exactly what White Pine track coach Justin Locke has been able to do on the girls side of the co-ed sport, and if he has his way, they’ll be on their way … [Read more...]

Mayor vetoes purchase of new city hall building

City of Ely Mayor Melody Van Camp  issued her first ever veto on March 9 in an attempt to stop the city council’s recent vote to spend more than the originally approved $500,000 to purchase a new building to relocate City Hall. The council voted 3-1 … [Read more...]