More cuts as school starts

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Finding enough school bus drivers has been just one of the challenges that the White Pine County School District faced over summer.

Changes in state legislature add to budget problems As the new school year began on Aug. 24, school faculties around the White Pine County School District began another year of trying to achieve more with less. According to School District … [Read more...]

Committee to renovate City Hall inspects old building with walk-through

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Wade Robison ducks to move through a crawlspace above the old Fire Department garage in the former City Hall building.

Wade Robison and Thomas Bath had to hurdle their way up through a small opening at the top of a staircase. Located above the old city fire department garage attached to the former City Hall building was an attic sized crawl space that hadn’t been … [Read more...]

County Fair and Horse Races see increase in attendance

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The horse races generated an average prize purse of over $6,000 per race thanks to the event’s sponors.

On one end of the White Pine County Fairgrounds this past weekend children jumped in bouncy houses and slid down a large inflatable slide. Behind that, families petted goats and marveled at giant cows. A couple hundred feet from that live music … [Read more...]

Alternate ideas emerge for SNWA ‘water grab’ at Drought Forum

The final Nevada Drought Forum meeting for obtaining information was held on Aug. 19 in Sparks. Members of Nevada's agricultural community, the Great Basin Water Network, Rural water organizations (including the Central Nevada Water Authority), and … [Read more...]

New Salvation Army phone number

As of Aug. 21, the Ely Service Unit of the Salvation Army has a new contact number. The new phone number is 293-3280. This number is a local number for both cell phones and land-lines in our local calling area. We apologize for any inconvenience the … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for August 19-25. 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 blotter or … [Read more...]

Center for Rural Affairs supports continuing rural mail services

By Marie Powell Center for Rural Affairs      Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some … [Read more...]

White Pine County Fair

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Locals cheer on horses during a race at last years White Pine County Fair and Horse Races at the County Fairgrounds.

Annual Fair and Horse Races expected to draw crowds Outside of Fourth of July weekend, the White Pine County Fair and Horse Races on Aug. 22 and 23 will be the biggest draw for locals and tourists alike all year. This year’s  annual event is … [Read more...]

Commission approves increased electric tax

The White Pine County Commission voted 3-2 in favor of the long-talked about “franchise fee” that will raise county residents’ electric bills by a total of 2.5 percent over the next four years in the commission’s meeting on Aug.12. The new … [Read more...]

City extends recycling program at landfill

The Ely City Council voted to extend the city’s recycling program another six months at their meeting  on Aug. 13. After it’s intitial six month test run, the council decided that it needed a complete year’s worth of figures before deciding whether … [Read more...]