NOTICE: Land lines may be lost in WPC

A T & T has petitioned the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (P. U. C.) for relief from its designation as being the “Provider of Last Resort” in our rural areas. You can see the areas affected on page 10 of the 262-page document filed by A T … [Read more...]

County commissioners vote to create Fire/EMS mutual aid agreement with city

  White Pine County commissioners agreed to tender a fire/EMS mutual aid agreement to the city of Ely at their meeting held on July 13. A former six-month agreement that had been negotiated last year, expired on June 30, resulting in city … [Read more...]

Council members halt tree planting at animal shelter

  After putting out a press release asking for the donation of trees to the city to provide shade for pets housed at the Ely Animal Shelter, a pair of council members have put a stop to the planting of any trees for two weeks, until it can be … [Read more...]

Verbal spat turns into assault citation for councilwoman

Ely City Councilmember Pat Robison was issued an assault citation by the White Pine County Sheriff’s office last Friday, after a citizen’s complaint was filed against her by fellow Councilmember Jolene Gardner. Gardner had stated to sheriff … [Read more...]

McGill school playground damaged in fire

Photo by Lee Garcia School Playground damaged in a fire. A fire that broke out Sunday evening around 6:16 p.m. brought excessive damage to the playground equipment at the McGill Elementary school. Both McGill and County fire departments responded … [Read more...]

School district receives grant to build classroom and laboratory

The White Pine County School District announced it is the recipient of a $2.1 million grant from the William N. Pennington Foundation for the construction of a health occupations classroom and laboratory at the White Pine County High School. The … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for July 12 - July 18. 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...]

Railroad boards agree to terms on new corporation

      Faced with threats of resignation from railroad director Mark Bassett and prominent donor and backer John Gianoli, the Ely City Council — acting as the White Pine Historical Railroad Foundation Board of Trustees and … [Read more...]

City Council approves free cemetery plots for vets

  The Ely City Council voted unanimously to approve the donation of cemetery plots to veterans in the veterans area of the Ely Cemetery at their June 23 meeting. The agenda item was brought forward by Councilmember Bruce Setterstrom, who said … [Read more...]

Caves, music and movie stars descend on Ely

This Saturday, the Ely Renaissance Society and the National Speleological Society are throwing a free party in Courthouse Park to dedicate Ely’s newest mural. In 2014, members of the National Speleological Society approached Virginia Terry at the … [Read more...]