Ray and Hodges April Junior Ely Elks Students of the Month

Katrina Camille Ray and Wynell Zayla Hodges have been named Junior Students of the Month for April, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469. Ray, age 14, is the daughter of Kyle and Maria Ray of Ely. Hodges, age 15, is the daughter of Cynthia and … [Read more...]

Lesher completes boot camp

Private First Class Bailey Autumn Lesher completed Marine Corps Boot Camp on March 09, 2018 at Parris Island, South Carolina. Bailey is a graduate of White Pine County High School, Class of 2017. She worked very hard to graduate a year early … [Read more...]

Ely Elks install 2018-2019 officers

As the nation’s capital is celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival, members, families and guests recently celebrated the Installation of Officers at Ely Elks Lodge #1469. Outgoing Exalted Ruler Alan Lafferty expressed his gratitude and a … [Read more...]

Keith’s Corner

Kid Time  In The 30s, 40s, and 50s By Keith Gibson  Several young folks have asked me, just what we did in the “old” days,, before there was TV, internet, iphones, MP3 and other such gadgets.  My stock answer is that, thankfully we weren’t en … [Read more...]

Great Basin College social work program

The need for social workers in rural Nevada is great, and becoming qualified to practice social work is possible in your own backyard due to a resource through Great Basin College:  The Social Work 3 + 1 program through Great Basin College and … [Read more...]

Local historian shares priceless nuggets of information about local mining’s past

On Friday, March 23, 2018, at the White Pine Public Museum,  Mary Sorenson, local historian and author, shared a fascinating presentation about the history of mining in White Pine County. She has spent thousands of hours researching and cross … [Read more...]

Is This You?

Excess    I have had my ears pierced twice in my lifetime. Not twice as in four holes, but two separate times because several years after the first experience which involved ice cubes a big, no a huge needle and half a potato in my mom’s kitchen, t … [Read more...]

Poetry Winners

Courtesy photo The White Pine County Library held its Annual Poetry Contest on March 24, 2018.  Over 30 children competed in the following three categories: Elementary School, Middle School and High School.  The winners were: Jack Lani ( … [Read more...]

Window Painting Contest

Courtesy photo Ely’s Downtown Beautification/Public Plaza team is making headway on future projects. Robinson Mine has sponsored the team’s first community event- a spring and summer themed window painting contest! The contest will take place May 1 … [Read more...]

Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program

As the State of Nevada VFW District 2 and the James Jewel Post #3547 winner of the Voice of Democracy Essay Competition, Catherine Odgers has the opportunity again to represent the State of Nevada and White Pine County at the Spirit of America Youth … [Read more...]