Ely City Council rejects transient lodging tax increase

By Marty Bachman The Ely City Council rejected a request by Council member Bruce Setterstrom to increase the city’s transient lodging tax by 2 percent at their June 9 meeting. City Attorney Chuck Odgers presented the agenda item on behalf of … [Read more...]

Railroad Foundation comes to terms on Development Agreement

By Marty Bachman The Ely City Council, acting in the capacity of the Nevada Northern Railway Association (NNRA) board of trustees, met with the NNRA management board to discuss the terms of their development agreement as they attempt to reform the … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for June 7 - June 13. 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 … [Read more...]

County contracts with former fire chief

By Marty Bachman White Pine County Commissioners voted unanimously last Wednesday, to proffer a three-month consulting contract to former fire chief Brett Waters, who resigned effective May 31 of this year. The contract calls for Waters to … [Read more...]

Voters didn’t get fooled this time — and they won’t next time either

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence Nevada Republican voters spoke loudly last night. Again. They spoke loudly in November 2014, voting down a proposed gross receipts tax (GRT) 4-to-1 and sweeping Republicans into control of Nevada’s … [Read more...]

Ely Republican Club introduces Republican candidates for county commission seat

The White Pine Republican Club held a modest county commissioner candidate introduction forum at their meeting at the Prospector Hotel & Gambling Hall in Ely last Tuesday, for three of the four Republican candidates running in the June 14 primary … [Read more...]

Friday Fun Days kick off annual WP Chamber activities

By Marty Bachman   It was a beautiful warm, sunny spring day that met the dozens of people who attended White Pine Chamber of Commerce’s first Fun Friday of the year last week at Sculpture Park on Aultman. There were a variety of … [Read more...]

Compromise reached on oversight of railroad foundation

By Marty Bachman The Ely City Council, acting in the capacity of the White Pine Historical Foundation Board of Trustees, and the White Pine Historical Foundation Management Board, held a marathon three-and-a-half hour meeting Monday night at the … [Read more...]

Council transfers funds to Nevada Rural Housing Authority

By Marty Bachman With little discussion, the Ely City Council voted 4-0 to approve the transfer of the city’s 2016 Private Activity Bond Volume Cap to the Nevada Rural Housing Authority at their May 26 meeting. The amount totals more than $211,000 … [Read more...]

Paving work to be completed on U.S. 93 north of McGill

Paving work to be completed on US-93, north of McGill Nevada.Beginning Wednesday, June 15, 2016, WW Clyde & Co., in partnership with NDOT, will commence construction on US-93 from milepost WP 66 to WP 77. Work includes milling the existing … [Read more...]