Son of food truck owner loves customers, cooking

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Felipe Gutierrez and Mario Gonzalez stand in front of the “Juanita’s Tacos” food truck in the Conoco gas station parking lot.

Standing in front of his mom’s food truck “Juanita’s Tacos,” Mario Gonzalez takes customers orders with an enthusiastic smile. To Gonzalez, it’s a thrill getting to interact with the truck’s customers face to face; something he didn’t get to do … [Read more...]

Layoffs hit Robinson

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Commodity prices force more efficient operations The Robinson Nevada Mining Company, owned and operated by KGHM International Ltd.,  has announced that the Robinson Mine will lay off 36 positions as part of a restructuring the mine’s operation to … [Read more...]

Ladycats win home tournament


Ladycats come from behind to defeat Lincoln to take first place White Pine High School coach Kenna Almberg had a big smile on her face for most of the White Pine Invitational on Aug. 28-29. She had plenty of reasons to. Her veteran team was … [Read more...]

CACH program gives food to students in need

April Bath wants people in her community to know that there is a problem that has slipped under most peoples’ radar. Hundreds of local students go home each weekend during the school year to homes that cannot properly afford to feed them. Many of … [Read more...]

Football coach blames team character for loss

  Sometimes all it takes is a change of attitude to trigger a snowball effect. White Pine High School head football coach Quinn Ewell saw it happen first hand in the Bobcats first game of the season, a 50-0 road loss to Battle … [Read more...]

More cuts as school starts

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Finding enough school bus drivers has been just one of the challenges that the White Pine County School District faced over summer.

Changes in state legislature add to budget problems As the new school year began on Aug. 24, school faculties around the White Pine County School District began another year of trying to achieve more with less. According to School District … [Read more...]

Committee to renovate City Hall inspects old building with walk-through

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Wade Robison ducks to move through a crawlspace above the old Fire Department garage in the former City Hall building.

Wade Robison and Thomas Bath had to hurdle their way up through a small opening at the top of a staircase. Located above the old city fire department garage attached to the former City Hall building was an attic sized crawl space that hadn’t been … [Read more...]

Commission approves increased electric tax

The White Pine County Commission voted 3-2 in favor of the long-talked about “franchise fee” that will raise county residents’ electric bills by a total of 2.5 percent over the next four years in the commission’s meeting on Aug.12. The new … [Read more...]

City extends recycling program at landfill

The Ely City Council voted to extend the city’s recycling program another six months at their meeting  on Aug. 13. After it’s intitial six month test run, the council decided that it needed a complete year’s worth of figures before deciding whether … [Read more...]

Ladycats coach, athletes stay busy over summer

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The fifth through eighth grade basketball camp participants pose for a team photo in front of volunteer members of the state championship winning Ladycat basketball team.

Krystal Smith and members of her White Pine High School Ladycats basketball team and softball team have been busy during their summer vacation. Rather than taking time off from the basketball court and softball diamond, the Ladycats, along with … [Read more...]