Group brings unique sound to Sights, Sounds and Smells of Christmas

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer As the Sights, Sounds and Smells of Christmas gets ready to kick off its events this Friday, the events will culminate on Dec. 6 with the Christmas Tree auction and a performance by re:Voiced, a five-member … [Read more...]

Senators Reid, Heller differ on “nuclear option”

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer Nevada Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller were on opposite sides of the “nuclear option,” which the U.S. Senate passed. The rule change eliminates the use of the filibuster on all presidential nominees exc … [Read more...]

EDC continues to tackle county housing issues

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer The White Pine County Economic Diversification Council held a meeting to further discuss housing issues facing the county last Friday. The council heard a report about an upcoming Rural Nevada Housing … [Read more...]

White Pine County participates in summit

Connect Nevada and the Nevada Broadband Task Force co-hosted the Learning in the Digital Space, the state’s third annual broadband summit last week.  “The summit was geared toward bringing attention to finding solutions to bridge educational video … [Read more...]

NNRy hosts Polar Express trains through December

Ely Times Staff Writer The Nevada Northern Railway began its trips to the North Pole last Saturday as the NNRy’s Polar Express trains began. The trains, which run on select dates through Dec. 28, had a successful start with Santa visiting riders, a … [Read more...]

UNLV students present projects to community

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer A group of architecture students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas presented their design plans for various projects around White Pine County last Friday. The students presented a variety of … [Read more...]

County Commission declares properties a nuisance

The White Pine County Commission voted to declare properties located at 27 Kestone St. and 37 Keystone St. in Ruth as a nuisance pursuant to NRS 244.360 during its meeting last Wednesday. The commission held a public hearing on the item. Residents of … [Read more...]

State’s fourth, eighth-graders behind national average

Nevada’s fourth- and eighth-graders lagged behind many states in math and reading skills according to a U.S. Department of Education report. The Nation’s Report Card is an assessment based on a standardized test given every two years to a sample of … [Read more...]

GBNP reduces winter hours

Great Basin National Park announced its winter hours, which will be reduced because of an uncertain Fiscal Year 2014 budget situation. Beginning Dec. 2, Lehman Caves Visitor Center will be open Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays … [Read more...]

Native Americans retrace historic walk

  By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer In 1978, the United States Congress considered 11 bills that would abolish many sovereign indigenous rights. In protest, people belonging to Native American tribes walked from San Francisco to … [Read more...]