Is This You – Not Wrinkles: Crinkles

What would you say to a lady who did not smile for twelve years so that her face would not begin to wrinkle?  Me, I would say, “Wow your face looks good but your body is a mess!” Not really, I probably would think it though. I don’t remember … [Read more...]

Chachas says personal service has kept him afloat

John Chachas has worked alongside his wife Irene for more than two decades in their Farmer’s Insurance office. 
(Garrett Estrada photo)

John Chachas has been around the insurance business long enough to remember how to write policies by hand. Though he uses a computer now to handle most of his business inside his Farmer’s Insurance office on 800 Avenue G, his near 30-year career in … [Read more...]

Great Basin College Dean List

Great Basin College has released the Dean’s List of Ely Center students for the fall semester.  Students with a declared major, a 3.5-4.0 grade point average, and confirmed enrollment in 12 or more credits are acknowledged.  Those students achieving … [Read more...]

SVHS student of the month


Courtesy photo January’s Student of the Month is Devin Palmer. Devin is a freshman at Steptoe Valley High School. He is the son of Josh and Sara Abell. This is Devin’s first year at SVHS.  Devin has been an excellent student during his time here, … [Read more...]

Library Youth Club


Courtesy photo The 11 and Up Club is now meeting every Tuesday at the White Pine County Library from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Thanks to the donation from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and LEGO Systems, Inc. of 20,000 LEGO pieces, we … [Read more...]

Learning Bridge teacher honored

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Learning Bridge teacher Gina Kelly drives to work from Cedar City, Utah each week to work with the charter school’s students.

By Julie Kirch Learning Bridge Chairman  How much gas and money does it take for Gina Kelly to be with us at the Learning Bridge Charter School? This question is an appropriate one for the students at Learning Bridge. Learning Bridge would … [Read more...]

DEN Students of month

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Courtesy photo These students have been chosen by their teachers as exemplary students for the month of January: Emily Dawson, Kentra Thompson, Karlee Hexem, Raelene Pay, Layla Armstrong, Ava Ahlvers, Zane Miller,From bottom left over: Cy Abels, … [Read more...]

Is This You – Fingernails

I recently read that the New York Subway Authorities are going to make a new rule or law or just common courtesy advisement that it will no longer be okay, tolerated or acceptable, (depending on which type of heading they attach to the request,) to … [Read more...]

View From The Capital – For Love of the Game

By Ron Knecht Nevada State Controller These are grim days.  The Legislature may raise taxes.  Russian aggression. Terrorism. No Nevada teams in the NCAA tournaments. But just when there’s no hope, the days begin to get longer and players … [Read more...]

This & That offers something new each month

Juliet Noyes, owner of This & That, shows off some of her new, custom Ely stone mugs and candles. 
(Garrett Estrada photo)

Traveling to or through a small town can usually yield some neat souvenirs. But what if the experience of finding something new or interesting to buy didn’t require traveling? What if the owners of the store did all the traveling first, and brought … [Read more...]