County Fair set for weekend

Children participate in the watermelon eating contest at last year’s White Pine County Fair. (Lukas Eggan/Ely Times photo)

The annual White Pine County Fair is back this weekend, opening up  the fairgrounds on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.on Sunday. This year’s fair, which is put on by members of Beta Sigma Phi and 4-H, will include … [Read more...]

Small Town Living

A road crew in Pleasant Valley remove tree limbs from the roadway. Obstacles like this can be common on rural roads and can be deadly if drivers are distracted. (Courtesy photo)

By Ben Rowley This is the second in a two-part series on Nevada’s Rural Roads. Part One covered maintenance issues. There is always a risk of an accident, even a fatal one, when getting behind the wheel, but the risk of death is much higher … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

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Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for August 6-11. 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...]

Reid announces $435,000 to the Nevada Department of Education

Las Vegas – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today announced a $435,616 grant to the Nevada Department of Education from the United States Department of Education. This grant will expand access to Advanced Placement classes and tests for low and middle … [Read more...]

Art and food take over County Park

Booths filled with handmade pieces of artwork covered County Park Saturday and Sunday as part of this year’s Arts in the Park. (Garrett Estrada photo)

From paintings of the mountains to benches made with birdhouses, this year’s Arts in the Park offered anyone who ventured out to County Park on Saturday and Sunday a colorful variety of things to buy, see and eat. Artists, both local and from out of … [Read more...]

Public lands committee gets update from county

The Legislative Committee on Public Lands held a meeting with members of the local government at the Bristlecone Convention Center on Aug. 1 to get an update on what the county’s concerns are about hot button issues such as water rights and wild … [Read more...]

Quilt show displayed over 100 quilts

More than 100 quilts were on display on Friday and Saturday in the White Pine Middle School gymnasium as part of the Sagebrush Quilting Guild’s annual show. From small, personal quilts made for children to quilts bigger than a king-size bed, the show … [Read more...]

Polish consulate visits Ely, begins planning food festival for next year

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A delegation from the Consulate of the Republic of Poland out of Las Vegas visited Ely last week to take a tour of the local Robinson Mining site. The visit has been anticipated ever since Polish company KGHM, the third largest corporation in … [Read more...]

Small Town Living

By Ben Rowley This is the first in a two-part series on Nevada’s rural roads. Part Two will cover safety issues next week. Nevada may not compare well with rest of the nation when it comes to its schools, but at least its rural road conditions … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for July 30-August 5. 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...]

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