Marriages & Divorces

Marriages licenses issued for the month of September: Nathan John Trujillo and Jenna Nichole Rosevear, both of Ely, Sept. 17. Jesse Justin Kelly and Rebecca L. Miller, both of Ely, Sept. 25. Travis Franklin Johnson and Savannah Rose … [Read more...]

Charter school earns a three star rating from Dept. of Education

Charter School

Learning Bridge Charter School has received a three star rating from the Department of Education and the State Public Charter School Authority for the 2013-2014 school year.  These annual reports provide parents and community members with a valuable … [Read more...]

Lane brothers aim to continue father’s legacy

Lane’s Truck Stop recently reopened its coffee shop and restaurant, a longtime favorite of locals before it closed in 1995. (Teresa Stewart photo)

Ask anyone who grew up in Ely or Lund and there is a good chance they have a fond memory or two about heading to get some breakfast or dinner with family or friends at Lane’s Truck Stop outside of Lund. According to Lane’s manager Gary Lane, the … [Read more...]

Public Lands Day a success

Heavy rain overnight Friday failed to dampen White Pine County residents’ zeal for National Public Lands Day (NPLD). Approximately 60 people from Ely, Lund, McGill and Ruth, many of them elementary school-age children, participated in Saturday … [Read more...]

Is This You – Just Desserts

Quick! What is your favorite dessert?  Not desert, which could be the Sahara Desert, Great Basin Desert or Antarctica Desert. Yes, there is an Antarctica Desert, and it is the largest desert in the world.  Weird huh? But now back to desserts.  The … [Read more...]

Local 4-H youth to celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11

More than six million young people across the country celebrated National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.  White Pine District 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things … [Read more...]

Wild West groomer passionate about animals

Dustin Gledhill and Billy Sue Heckethorn pose with dogs Jake, Maizi, Oakley, Chinks, Mattee and Lil Roy. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Billy Sue Heckethorn knew she wanted to work with animals since she was a little girl, growing up on a ranch in Ely. Now her schedule is almost always full and she sees an average of 15 dogs a day at Wild West Grooming. Heckethorn, who had seven … [Read more...]

Local artist to host first show

Katherine Rountree shows off some of the paintings from her collection that will be on display at the Art Bank starting Oct. 3. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Katherine Rountree knew for years that she wanted to be an artist. She discovered her passion for painting while attending the University of Utah, working on a Bachelor’s Degree for graphic design. After graduating, she painted on the side while … [Read more...]

Is This You – Vacuum What?


While it is not unheard of in our abode to skip a week, maybe a week and a half, okay two weeks, of vacuuming the carpet, what has been unheard of, up until the other day, is using the vacuum outside on the… Well let me start at the … [Read more...]

Convention center busier than most realize

Lori Drew and Meg Rhoades stand in front of the yearly calendar of events inside of the White Pine Convention Center. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Hanging inside the White Pine Convention Center, on the back wall of the building’s office is a calendar. Unlike most calendars, this one shows every day of every month, simultaneously. It’s the job of the four employees of the convention center to … [Read more...]

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