White Pine Mining District preceeded county

Scoop away. This was the type of shovel used at the Ruth pit in the mid 1920’s. Jim Puryear is standing next to the boom. 
(Courtesy of J.E. Puryear, Pictorial History book)

  By Thomas Mitchell White Pine County derives its name from the White Pine Mountains on which there are, of course, many white pines. It was created in 1869 from Lander County with its county seat first established in Hamilton, before … [Read more...]

Lincoln County formed from Nye, slice of Utah

Lincoln County was formed from part of Nye County and a slice of the Utah Territory in 1866 and named for President Lincoln, who was assassinated the prior year. In 1867 the western end of the Arizona Territory was added to southern Lincoln … [Read more...]

How state education margins would work

By Thomas Mitchell The November 2014 mid-term election is still a year away, but the campaigning over a key ballot question should be starting in earnest soon. The Nevada State Education Association managed to gather enough signatures and … [Read more...]

Aquatics center construction project on schedule

The White PIne County Aquatics Facility is progressing on schedule for its opening next summer. (Lukas Eggen photo)

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer The White Pine Aquatics Center is on schedule for its Fourth of July opening SH Architecture Vide President Eric Roberts said. Roberts reported on the progress being made at the County Commission’s meeting on … [Read more...]

Freeman-Lawrence Marriage

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Carol Freeman, of Ely, is pleased to announce the marriage of her daughter Lisa Elizabeth to Eric Lawrence, son of Mark and Peggy Drain of McGill. The couple were married June 24 in Las Vegas and are making their home in Ely. … [Read more...]

Students of the Month

October Students Juan David Willis and Taylor M. Kane have been named Students of the Month for October, according to Ely Elks Lodge 1469. Willis, 18, is the son of Claude and Amanda Willis of Ely. Kane, 17, is the daughter of Bethann and … [Read more...]

Ex-NFL player inspires students

George Kunz talks with players after his speech last week. (Lukas Eggen photo)

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer The White Pine High football team and student council received a special message last Thursday when former NFL player George Kunz spoke to students at White Pine High School. Kunz, an eight-time pro bowler … [Read more...]

Students of the Month

September Students Michael Tyrell Williams and Kenzie Drew Carson have been named Students of the Month for September, according to Ely Elks Lodge 1469. Williams, 18, is the son of Eric and Veronica Williams of Ely. Carson, 17, is the daughter … [Read more...]

All American Pizzeria shop changes hands

Bruce Setterstrom and Pat Setterstrom sold All American Pizza to JaNeal Mathews. (Lukas Eggen photo)

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer Since becoming owners of All American Pizzeria, Bruce and Pat Setterstrom became one of downtown Ely’s main fixtures. The couple, which had been retired prior to purchasing the restaurant, said they were … [Read more...]

Great Basin National Park reopens

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Courtesy of the National Park Service Baker, Nevada-Great Basin National Park reopens to visitors today. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back on-line. Great Basin … [Read more...]

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