City council amends proposed hotel tax ordinance, discussion to continue

Business at the Ely City Council’s regular meeting on March 24 proceeded relatively smoothly, but a newly scheduled special meeting several days later garnered some controversy. At the regular meeting, the council discussed the possibility of a … [Read more...]

Tourism and recreation fights to keep its budget intact

  Discussion at the White Pine County Tourism and Recreation Board meeting March 24 centered on proposed Ely city ordinance changes, specifically the recently approved increase to the hotel and motel room tax. As written in Title 3, … [Read more...]

Bobcats win two by forfeit

The White Pine High baseball team was scheduled to travel to Las Vegas on March 25 to play a doubleheader against Agassi Prep. Agassi could not field a complete team, so forfeited both games. “We’ve just been working on getting better at our pit … [Read more...]

Young wins golf tournament

The White Pine High boys’ golf team traveled to play West Wendover High School on March 23. Sophomore Collin Young won the tournament, shooting 79. The team traveled to Boulder Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas on March 29 to play Lake Mead Christian … [Read more...]

Ladycat softball demolishes the opposition, wins four; Bobcat baseball splits at home, loses two on the road

The White Pine High softball team beat Calvary Chapel Christian at home March 18 by a score of 30-1. “We drew a lot of walks,” Coach Krystal Smith said. “We put the ball in play, causing the defense to make errors. Izabel Romero pitched a good game … [Read more...]

Shoshones and Goshutes bless national park observatory site

Spiritual leaders from the Ely Shoshone Colony and the Goshute Reservation officially blessed the Great Basin National Park site where a world-class telescope and astronomical observatory is to be built this year. About 20 people joined the … [Read more...]

Girls’ and boys’ track each finish fourth in Elko

The White Pine High track and field team competed in a league meet at Elko High March 19. Junior Mikinley Prengel won the 200 meter race with a time of 27.31. Prengel also won the long jump at 15 feet, 11.5 inches. Freshman Madison Rick won the … [Read more...]

13 new correctional officers to join Ely State Prison

Ely State Prison received its latest staff additions March 18 when 13 correctional officers and one case worker graduated from the prison’s eight-week training academy. Sergeant Matthew Roman, formerly a Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy, led the cad … [Read more...]

Firefighters get Hazmat training

White Pine County firefighters participated in a hazardous materials training exercise March 20, funded through an emergency preparedness grant. After three days of classroom training, fire training consultant James Powell and county Fire Chief Brett … [Read more...]

Golf team finishes Elko tourney in 2nd place

The White Pine High boys golf team finished 2nd in a tournament played at Ruby View in Elko. The Bobcats finished with an overall score of 491. Wendover High won with a score of 486. Junior Tyler Kane won the individual tournament by shooting 81, … [Read more...]