Shakespeare comes to high school

Will Hampton and Katrina Groff rehearse their scenes in the high school theater for their upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
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Kathy Tucker knows a thing or two about putting on a school play. The drama instructor has been the driving force behind all of White Pine High School’s stage productions for over 15 years, but in her career there is one production she has never … [Read more...]

Club Rio offers more than just a bar experience

Club Rio Owner Cari Matyja (right) stands with her bar staff as they get the bar ready for the evening’s patrons.
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When Cari Matyja took over the Club Rio in downtown Ely, she knew from the start that she wanted to do something different, something more than what the standard bar could offer. “I wanted to keep it going so we could try to bring in a bunch of … [Read more...]

Local athlete to represent NV in Australia tournament

Haylee Andre is the only athlete from Nevada making the trip.
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Haylee Andre plays three sports for White Pine High School, but her favorite has to be basketball. As a member of the varsity Ladycats basketball team for the school, Andre is already used to playing at a high level, but come this summer, she will … [Read more...]

Public comment sought for new mine

Large trucks move material at Midway Gold’s Pan Mine, which is located near the location that the Gold Rock Mine Project would be. 
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The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Ely office released a draft of their Environmental Impact Study (EIS) on Feb. 13 for Midway Gold’s Gold Rock Mine Project, which is planned to open 50 miles west of Ely. With the release of the draft EIS, the … [Read more...]

Chachas says personal service has kept him afloat

John Chachas has worked alongside his wife Irene for more than two decades in their Farmer’s Insurance office. 
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John Chachas has been around the insurance business long enough to remember how to write policies by hand. Though he uses a computer now to handle most of his business inside his Farmer’s Insurance office on 800 Avenue G, his near 30-year career in … [Read more...]

City Clerk promoted to City Adminisrator in meeting

City Clerk Bob Sweitzer found himself with a new job title and a bump in pay after the council members voted unanimously to promote him to City Adminisrator in their most recent meeting inside the Armory on Feb. 12. According to Sweitzer, the new … [Read more...]

Candidates file for city positions

City hall

The candidates for the next city primary and election for Mayor and three city council seats have been determined after the period to file closed on Feb. 6. The primary election will be held on April 7 and the general election will be on June … [Read more...]

Lady Mustangs split home games

Two Lund High School girls basketball players fight for a rebound over Sandy Valley in their 48-44 home loss Friday.
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The Lund High School girl’s basketball team put up some fights on their home floor during their homecoming weekend. In the first part of a double-header weekend for the Mustangs, Sandy Valley shot out to an early lead. Team coach  Rick Hendrix … [Read more...]

Club working hard to put on ‘special’ state rodeo

White Pine Rodeo Club member Sadie Leyba carries the flag around the arena at the start of the last year’s Nevada State Finals Rodeo in Ely.
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Students and parents filled the White Pine High School library late into Tuesday evening discussing scheduling, fundraising and compromises. At a quick glance, it could have been taken as a study hall or student council meeting, but in reality, it … [Read more...]

Four wrestlers to enter state meet with top seed

White Pine wrestler Chris Gamberg ended up with a first place seed into the State Champsionship after winning his final match 8-1.
(Samantha Gamberg photo)

Things couldn’t have gone much better for the top White Pine wrestlers at their Divisional meet over the weekend. Four Bobcats, Chris Gamberg, Joe Pauley, Monty Moore and Drue Ashby all earned a number one seed heading into the state championship … [Read more...]