A staple in Ely for 70 years, Economy Drug looks forward to another 70

    Economy Drug, Ely’s historic pharmacy and soda fountain, has been celebrating its 70th birthday this year. The store was first opened on July 4, 1946, by Dale Miller, the grandfather of the current owner, pharmacist Andy … [Read more...]

Candidate forum to be held Oct. 5

The Democratic and Republican parties are sponsoring a Candidates’ Forum on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Convention Center in the back rooms. Each candidate will be given five minutes to give a speech or presentation and there will be a Q & A after … [Read more...]

Fallen firefighter honored by locals

Over 250 people paid their respects Thursday, Sept. 8 at the White Pine County Fairgrounds, for not only fallen firefighter Justin Beebe, but all of those who serve and protect the local communities. Dinner was pulled pork, Evah’s mac & … [Read more...]

Car sales at Sahara Motors benefits sport’s programs

In the months of July and August, Sahara Motors donated $100 to White Pine County School District’s sport program for each retail vehicle old. “We were excited when Maggie Holmes, our F&I manager, came up with this great idea,” said Sandi … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Sept. 12-18. 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 blotter or … [Read more...]

Ely City Council may pursue annexation of rail line into Elko County to avoid losing lawsuit

  The Ely City Council may have unknowingly painted itself into a corner in filing a lawsuit against S&S Shortline Leasing in 2015, and now they’re pinning their hopes of succeeding in the suit by possibly pursuing the annexation into the … [Read more...]

Tribe’s marijuana accessory store to pave way for dispensary

  The Ely Shoshone Indian tribe has opened a boutique marijuana accessory shop, “Tsaa Nesunkwa,” in the rear of the Silver Sage Travel Center on Great Basin Highway, in anticipation of their opening of a full-scale medical marijuana … [Read more...]

Volunteers grateful for support that saved high school sports programs

The White Pine Athletic Boosters, in partnership with student athletes, coaches, administrators, staff and faculty of White Pine High School, have successfully raised more than $120,000, enough money to save all high school sports programs for the … [Read more...]

Annual Silver State Classic returns to Ely

The Silver State Classic Challenge, Inc. is celebrating 29 years of road racing Sept. 15-18 as drivers, navigators and volunteers from across the United States and around the world, descend upon Ely to fulfill their need for speed. Four days of … [Read more...]

Narcotics task force raids home, makes pair of arrests

  The Eastern Nevada Narcotic Task Force, with the assistance of the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office and Nevada Highway Patrol, arrested Michael A. Valencia, 33, of McGill, and Zechariah Smith, 25 of California, after detectives conducted a … [Read more...]