Martial artist teaches discipline, respect

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Martial artist Rey Aquino works with student Mike Shilito during a Muay Thai class at the Sain Dae Muay Thai gym.
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Rey Aquino, owner of the Sain Dae Muay Thai gym in Ely, admits he wasn’t the best kid growing up in Eugene, Oregon. By the time he was 10 years old, he was already headed down a dark path. That all changed when he discovered martial arts. “I was a … [Read more...]

Knit Knook owner staple for 55 years

Minnis Alderman teaches private music lessons in addition to selling gifts and knitting materials at the Knit Knook. Garrett Estrada Photo

Minnis Alderman, owner of the Knit Knook and Gift Gamut, said her intentions for opening the store 55 years ago were simply to have a “store that sold yarn” for those that liked to knit like herself. Since then, Alderman has moved locations twice, … [Read more...]

Artist Wins Scholarship


Garrett Estrada Photo Dave Huckaby of the War Memorial Foundation awards Cami Cazier with a $1,000 scholarship at the foundation’s annual golf tournament on the Fourth of July. Cazier won for her World War I War Memorial design that will be … [Read more...]

Little League Donation

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Garrett Estrada Photo The “Celebrate the 60’s” Foundation donated $300 to cover the cost of maintenance of the Little League fields during the District 3 tournament. Pictured left to right: Court Hall and Meg Rhoades of the Little League and … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Parade

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A variety of classic and antique cars were on display on Friday.

Parade Results The various floats, organizations and cars that participated in the annual Fourth of July parade were judged based in multiple categories. Winners from each category can pick up their respective award at the White Pine Chamber of … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for July 2-8. Information and spellings of names contained in the blotter are as released by the WPCSO. Information will not be withheld at the requests of persons whose names appear in the blotter or … [Read more...]

LDS youths from Ely attend Elko church camp

ELKO—On Thursday June 19, 580 youth, ages 14 to 18, and their leaders gathered in Elko for a three-day youth conference held by Elko East, Elko West, Winnemucca, and Ely Stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The youth came from … [Read more...]

Parade and fireworks did Fourth of July holiday justice

Another great week in White Pine County. The parade was spectacular as usual and the fireworks were a must to see. Many people went camping and family picnics were on the agenda. I took a trip to Lehman caves. We had lots of fun and it was a good … [Read more...]

Author makes Great Basin book for kids

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Author Gretchen Baker, Hilary Peck and Laurie Romero introduce Baker’s newest book to the library.Courtesy photo
Author Gretchen Baker, Hilary Peck and Laurie Romero introduce Baker’s newest book to the library.

  Residents of Baker know they harbor one of the nation’s best kept secrets in the Great Basin National Park right in their backyard, but one local author feels it’s time to share its beauty with everybody. In a new children’s book out … [Read more...]

Is This You – Suitcase Mishaps

I love to fly.  Of course I mean in an airplane.  I use to think I would also like to test my nerve by skydiving.  Stepping out of a plane at ten thousand feet soaring through space like, well like a rock.  Then I woke up from that dream, thankfully. … [Read more...]

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