Art Auction raises money for local scholarships

  About 50 people attended a dinner and auction at the Bristlecone Convention Center on April 29. Nevada’s Chapter C of the Philanthropic Education Organization hosted the auction and raised over $4,500 to be used for local s … [Read more...]

Legal advocate fighting SNWA briefs county commission and water committee on progress

The White Pine County Board of Commissioners held a joint meeting with the County Water Advisory Committee on April 26, and two important players in the county’s defense of its groundwater provided a progress report. Simeon Herskovits, an attorney … [Read more...]

Local youth organize activity group

  About a dozen local youth and adults gathered at the Ely Central Theatre on April 23 to discuss the future of their new organization, the Youth Troops. “It’s for kids that need help,” club organizer Cameron Brazell said. “It’s for kids th … [Read more...]

Representatives visit Ely from the governor’s office of Economic Development

Two representatives from the state governor’s Office of Economic Development came to Ely on April 26 to hold a public hearing concerning the fourth version of the state’s Housing and Community Development Program Annual Action Plan. “This is a crit … [Read more...]

Comins Lake gets new trout population

About two dozen people showed up at Comins Lake on April 20 to watch two Nevada Department of Wildlife trucks from the Gallagher hatchery dump 2,200 rainbow trout into the body of water, the first new fish in nine years. “This is a culmination of t … [Read more...]

Bobcats doubleheader rescheduled

  The White Pine High baseball team hosted a doubleheader against Meadows at the Little League Park on April 15, but the Meadows coach requested to reschedule the games due to the condition of the field. The Bobcats are now 5-9 overall and … [Read more...]

Local nurse charged with New Mexico murder; alleged Ely meth trafficker arraigned

According to a press release, the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office received information on April 13 from the Sierra County (N.M.) Sheriff’s Office that a wanted murder suspect possibly lived and worked in Ely. Sierra County sent a copy of a mur … [Read more...]

Ladycats win first game against Meadows

The White Pine High softball team hosted a doubleheader against Meadows at Marich Field on April 15, winning the first game 12-0. Sophomore Britney Kingston pitched the first inning of the first game, which was then canceled due to snow. Junior … [Read more...]

School district board postpones budget decision

  At the White Pine County School District Board of Trustees meeting April 19, several teachers and students gave presentations, but the board ended up tabling their vote on this fiscal year’s tentative budget. Sophomore Maryn Van Tassel o … [Read more...]

School district faces harsh cuts

  The White Pine County School District Board of Trustees held a budget discussion session in front of a standing room only crowd packed into the high school library on April 11. District Chief Financial Officer Paul Johnson’s w … [Read more...]