Cooperative Extension program gets new agent

The new University of Nevada representative has arrived in Ely. Through the university’s Cooperative Extension program, located at the White Pine County Library, Juan Carlos Cervantes is here to serve. “The spirit of the position is to get out to t … [Read more...]

Public budget workshop held by county commissioners

The White Pine County Board of Commissioners held a public budget workshop on April 6 to discuss ways to bring the budget into balance, and as the first order of business finance director Elizabeth Frances presented her preliminary budget … [Read more...]

White Pine library expansion set to be completed by August

Progress proceeds steadily on the White Pine County Library’s renovation and expansion project. On Jan. 20, renovation began on the library’s bathrooms, as did construction on the conference room’s expansion and the addition of three new offices and t … [Read more...]

Drug Court holds graduation

Two Ely locals graduated from the Seventh District Court’s drug rehabilitation program at the White Pine County courthouse on April 11. About 30 people including family members attended the ceremony in the district courtroom. The drug court b … [Read more...]

Republican and Democratic parties hold county conventions and select delegates

About 20 members of the White Pine County Republican Party met at the Prospector Hotel on April 2 to elect delegates to the party’s state convention. They also ironed out their party’s local and state platforms. Party Chairman Mike Coster opened th … [Read more...]

Zumbathon helps raise money for scholarship fund

  About 50 people paid to gather in the White Pine High School gymnasium on April 2 for an hour long “Zumbathon” to raise money in memory of a local student who recently died. White Pine junior Jason Heath Nelson, 17, died in a car acc … [Read more...]

V&S Variety sold to Shopko

Originally from Idaho, V&S Variety co-owner Ray Hansen has lived in Ely longer than anywhere else. “My wife and I run the store,” Hansen said. Hansen and his wife have done so for the last 22 years. Technically speaking, the operation is a c … [Read more...]

Nevada Northern Railway opens season on April 9

Progress continues steadily during the last week of preparations before the Nevada Northern Railway opens its spring season on April 9. Director Mark Bassett moved through the railyard directing the work. The plastic man behind the counter at the … [Read more...]

Ladycats dominate Agassi

The White Pine High softball team traveled to Las Vegas on March 25 to play a doubleheader against Agassi Prep. The Ladycats dominated the competition in the usual fashion, winning the first game 16-0. They won the second game by a score of … [Read more...]

Commission begins work on annual budget

  Much of the business of the White Pine County Board of Commissioners at its twice monthly meeting March 23 foreshadowed the board’s approaching annual budget workshop. First, Commissioner Mike Coster paid homage to the late Margaret B … [Read more...]