Computers for Kids program in July

In July, Simplistic Solutions L.P. will be giving away 30 used computers to fourth grade students in White Pine County. Over two days, the fourth graders will learn to take apart, clean up, pain and rebuild a desktop computer. Sign ups will be … [Read more...]

Fourth of July fireworks train tickets half way sold out

The Fourth of July Fireworks Steam Train is already halfway sold out. The two and a half hour train ride departs at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 4. takes the Keystone Route towards Ruth and then heads to the WP Public Golf Course (the most remote … [Read more...]

Is This You? Knuckle Down

“Knuckle down and get it done,” was the line used when I was a kid, to get me to focus.  Knuckle down and get homework, chores, errands whatever needed to get done, done. Now let’s just imagine knuckling down. Sounds like we are orange haired … [Read more...]

Cancer Fund 5K

This year will mark the 9th annual 5K Ely Breast Cancer Fund Benefit Walk. The last eight years have been a great success with hundred's of participants of all ages. The walk will take place on Saturday, July 5th, beginning at Steptoe Park in East … [Read more...]

Party Train Express owner all about fun

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Roxane Ballandby, owner of the new Party Train Express store, shows off some of the varieties of gifts for sale.

When Roxane Ballandby moved to Ely eight years ago, she told herself that she would eventually turn her love of making homemade crafts into a business. Her new store, Party Train Express, will celebrate its grand opening from July 1-6 in the basement … [Read more...]

Chamber of Commerce dinner recognizes longtime members

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Representatives who received the certificates from left to right are: Tom Bath, Margret Bath, Ed Spear, Virginia Terry, Melody Van Camp, Toni Polack, Carol McKenzie, Dany Feinstein Rod McKenzie, Gary Cook and Ernie Flangas.

The White Pine Chamber of Commerce held its first annual dinner at the Postal Palace Friday night for its member organizations. After the Hotel Nevada catered dinner finished, the Chamber of Commerce handed out certificates of recognition to … [Read more...]

Local artist makes bowls to raise awareness, money for hunger

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April Bath (left) and her mother Margret Bath (right) stand next to local artist Jennifer Messina (center) and her handmade bowls at the Ely Art Bank.

Four months ago, local artist Jennifer Messina started a unique project, creating 100 bowls from scratch. Each bowl is symbolic, meant to remind the owner of those less fortunate. “When you look at an empty bowl, you are reminded that there is … [Read more...]

New director, exhibit at museum

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White Pine Public Museum staff pictured holding pieces from the new Pony Express exhibit. Pictured from left to right: Joyce Christensen, former Museum Director Howard Bohrn, new Museum Director Monica Simon and Bill Wilson.

After three years of being the Director of the White Pine Public Museum, Howard Bohrn is passing on the torch to someone else. Monica Simon, the incoming Director, said that she learned a great deal about the museum and its exhibits from the outgoing … [Read more...]

Riding the Pony Express


  Top: Marilyn Linares of Ibapah, Utah rides alongside Brett Christensen and his son Drake as part of the 18-hour Nevada leg of the Pony Express trail that locals ride every year. Brett’s horse is carrying the traditional “mochila” or mail … [Read more...]

Children story hour returning

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Will Hampton (left) and Emily Pringle (right) stand on next to Curious George who is holding the grand prize electronic tablets for the summer reading program.

The White Pine County Library summer reading program began on June 13 with a party in the park. The library will host daily reading hours from Monday -Thursday for different age groups. Reading logs will be kept in the library to keep track of how … [Read more...]

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