Optometrist has health care in his bloodline

Optometrist Kent Robertson and his staff stand in front of his office’s selection of designer glasses. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Kent Robertson might have been destined to be an optometrist before he was even born. His father was an optometrist, as well as his grandfather and his two uncles. It’s not hard to guess what line of work his son is currently studying. “I’ve got a … [Read more...]

Teacher of the Month

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Courtesy photo White Pine High School Culinary teacher Megan Wright is the December Ely Lion’s Club teacher of the month. Nominated by WPHS Principal Adam Young, Wright began her teaching career at White Pine High School several years ago, having … [Read more...]

Couple donate new PA system


  Don and Colleen Goodwin have donated a complete P.A. system to the White Pine County Commission. The system will be used for several events including Memorial and Veteran’s Day ceremonies. White Pine County is grateful to the Goodwins for … [Read more...]

Is This You – The Blue Box

It’s Christmas time. A time of good cheer, merriment and warm fuzzy feelings.  I do not forget the reason for the season.  The birth of my Savior.  But I also am inclined to enjoy the warmth of all that the season offers.  Friends, family, food, … [Read more...]

Library ready for the new year with new programs

White Pine County Library employees pictured from left to right: Cindy Bell, Lori Williams and Lori Romero. Garrett Estrada photo

For most people, a new year means a new beginning. At least for the first month. For the Director of the White Pine County Library, Lori Romero, a new year means new ways to get people excited about coming to the library. One of those ways is by … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts help pets

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Courtesy photos It’s the season of giving and Girl Scout Troop 1349 has not forgotten man’s best friend and of course our furry friends at the City of Ely’s Animal Shelter.  Using some of the Girl Scout Cookie Money and a donation from Councilman, … [Read more...]

Elks Hoop Shoot winners

The Ely Elks Lodge is pleased to announce the 43rd annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest. Three boys and three girls, ages 8 to 13 won the first round of competition in the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw contest at White Pine High School on Saturday, … [Read more...]

Mandatory watercraft decals now on sale

The 2015 boat and AIS decals are now available for purchase in the Ely NDOW office.  Office hours are 11- 5 Monday through Friday. The AIS decal is required to be purchased and displayed on all watercraft capable of retaining water that utilize … [Read more...]

DEN Students of the Month

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Courtesy photo Congratulations to our DEN SUPER AGENTS for the month of November. These students exhibit the PANTHER Habits as good citizens.  Brooklynn Reed, Megan Dunn, Terence Matlock, Gabriel Cox, Kason Ernest, Madilyn Dishong, Jackson … [Read more...]

Students donate to CACH

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Students from Learning Bridge Charter school present a check for $700 to Susan Keough for the Committee Against Child Hunger program. Students at the charter school raised the money over the school year by donating a dollar to “dress down” on … [Read more...]