Local nurse charged with New Mexico murder; alleged Ely meth trafficker arraigned

According to a press release, the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office received information on April 13 from the Sierra County (N.M.) Sheriff’s Office that a wanted murder suspect possibly lived and worked in Ely. Sierra County sent a copy of a … [Read more...]

School district board postpones budget decision

  At the White Pine County School District Board of Trustees meeting April 19, several teachers and students gave presentations, but the board ended up tabling their vote on this fiscal year’s tentative budget. Sophomore Maryn Van Tassel … [Read more...]

Nevada Commission Tax training for WPC businesses

White Pine Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Taxation presents FREE training session about new Nevada Commerce Tax. Please join us and learn about: Who is required to file the return How to register for the … [Read more...]

Tax Tips: Simplified employee pensions (SEPs)

By John R. Bullis Suppose you (or a someone you know) has business profits in 2015 but would like to save income taxes by doing a retirement plan contribution.  However, they did not get around to setting up a standard Profit Sharing or Pension … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Apr. 12 - Apr. 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 … [Read more...]

School district faces harsh cuts

  The White Pine County School District Board of Trustees held a budget discussion session in front of a standing room only crowd packed into the high school library on April 11. District Chief Financial Officer Paul Johnson’s … [Read more...]

Cooperative Extension program gets new agent

The new University of Nevada representative has arrived in Ely. Through the university’s Cooperative Extension program, located at the White Pine County Library, Juan Carlos Cervantes is here to serve. “The spirit of the position is to get out to … [Read more...]

Public budget workshop held by county commissioners

The White Pine County Board of Commissioners held a public budget workshop on April 6 to discuss ways to bring the budget into balance, and as the first order of business finance director Elizabeth Frances presented her preliminary budget … [Read more...]

White Pine library expansion set to be completed by August

Progress proceeds steadily on the White Pine County Library’s renovation and expansion project. On Jan. 20, renovation began on the library’s bathrooms, as did construction on the conference room’s expansion and the addition of three new offices and … [Read more...]

Drug Court holds graduation

Two Ely locals graduated from the Seventh District Court’s drug rehabilitation program at the White Pine County courthouse on April 11. About 30 people including family members attended the ceremony in the district courtroom. The drug court … [Read more...]