Gaughan’s buying hotel is child’s play

John Gaughan stands in front of the Postal Palace in Ely, one of the properties the Gaughan family acquired alongside the Hotel Nevada in February.
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The fourth generation of the Gaughan family is already making its mark in the gaming business. John Gaughan — son of South Point owner Michael Gaughan and grandson of the late downtown gaming pioneer Jackie Gaughan — was seeking potential casino … [Read more...]

Point Of View

By Christina Sawyer Local Relay for Life Coordinator Relay for Life, Ely event 2014 was certainly among our most successful years, but that doesn’t come as a surprise to the 25 women who have been working diligently since last September to make … [Read more...]

White Pine Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for July 8-15. 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...]

White Pine thrills in two comebacks

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The White Pine All-Stars run out of the dugout after coming back from seven runs down to beat Elko 14-13 on Friday.

It had been a long time coming for fans of White Pine Little League, but after 10 years of winless District 3 tournament appearances, the 11-12 year old all-star team scored two come-from-behind victories to make it to the quarterfinals before being … [Read more...]

Relay for Life kicks off in Ely

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will start its sixth year in Ely on Friday with a “Survivor’s Dinner” at Elk’s Hall at 5 p.m. followed by the official opening ceremonies at Broadbent Park at 8 p.m. The popular fundraiser for cancer … [Read more...]

Clark County Sheriff breaks silence on BLM Bundy standoff

Assessing the April standoff between the Bureau of Land Management and armed protesters at the Cliven Bundy ranch in Bunkerville, Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie says both sides made serious mistakes that came perilously close to creating a … [Read more...]

Court Sentencing

Courthouse sentences issued on July 7, 2014: Anthony Mark Ferriolo — Unlawful Use of a Controlled Substance. Felony. Probation not to exceed three years. Tyrone Dwayne McKenzie — Possession and control of a dangerous weapon. Category B Felony. … [Read more...]

Progress reported in Reno wildfires

Associated Press RENO — Fire officials are reporting progress in their fight against a wildfire in extreme northwest Nevada that threatens several ranches and critical sage grouse habitat. They said Saturday the Coleman Fire just south of … [Read more...]

City Council approves audit of NNRY

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The Ely City Council approved to spend up to $10,000 on a new forensic audit of the Nevada Northern Railway’s books.

The Ely City Council approved a new forensic audit of the Nevada Northern Railway’s books in their meeting held on June 26 in the National Guard Armory. The council approved spending up to $10,000 to take another look into the railroad’s books. … [Read more...]

County to refund thousands for mistake

A special meeting of the White Pine County Commission was held on June 30 at the request of the County Assessor Debbie Underwood after her office over assessed Nevada Bell for an amount of $33,162.98. The commission approved a refund for the amount, … [Read more...]

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