LadyCats to play for state

By Tylar Laity  White Pine girls basketball coach For the third year in a row, the White Pine High girls basketball team will be one of the final four teams to play in their division at the NIAA State Tournament. This weekend White Pine will … [Read more...]

Vistor arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs into facility

The Ely Times The Nevada Department of Corrections Office of the Inspector General, Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) Investigative Division (Eastern Nevada Narcotic Task Force) and the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest of a … [Read more...]

Major Ely employer honored on floor of U.S. Senate

The Ely Times On Nov. 17, Geotemps, Inc. was recognized on the floor of the United States Senate for its strong and enduring support of Nevada’s minerals industry. During his statement, U.S. Senator Dean Heller called upon his fellow Senators … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office for Feb. 13-19. Information and spellings of names contained in the blotter are as released by the WPCSO. Information will not be withheld at the requests of persons whose names appear in the … [Read more...]

Last chance for free radon kits to test homes for deadly gas

RENO—University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free radon test kits at 950 Campton St. Ely through Feb. 28. In addition, there will be educational presentations on the dangers of radon Feb. 16 in Sparks, Feb. 28 … [Read more...]

Democrats, workers eye wage hike as Nevada economy grows

Associated Press CARSON CITY—Democrats, low-income workers and union representatives argued Monday that lawmakers should raise state minimum wages 75 cents each of the next five years to match Nevada’s economic growth. Nevada minimum wages are … [Read more...]

Captain’s Corner

Submitted by Captain Scott Henriod WPCSO The White Pine County Sheriff’s Office within the next few weeks will be equipped with new body cameras. The Sheriff’s Office has been working on this project for almost a year and has finally come up with … [Read more...]

Implementing legalized pot will be tough

Implementing  fully  legalized  marijuana in Nevada should be tough and presents challenges. Nevada’s nascent  medical marijuana program is run by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Pursuant to the initiative voters passed last … [Read more...]

Local nonprofit group brings suicide awareness to light

By KayLynn Roberts-McMurray The Ely Times Suicide is the topic that’s rarely discussed, mainly because it’s not an easy topic, and second because no one wants to think that their family member, friend or co-worker would be thinking of taking … [Read more...]

Leader points to rural-urban teamwork

The rugged independence of rural life provides a fertile environment for entrepreneurship, but rural economies depend on more than just sheer grit and determination to succeed. Rural areas make extensive use of government programs. Rural broadband … [Read more...]