Strawberry fire update

As of August 14 Current Size: 4,601 acres Location: 3 miles Northwest of Great Basin National Park Visitor Center, 5 miles west of Baker. Cause: Lightning Containment: 59 percent. Resources on Fire: There are currently 434 personnel on … [Read more...]

Shopko announces plans for new Ely store

Shopko has announced that it will open a new Shopko Hometown store, located at 701 Great Basin Blvd. The store is expected to open in the fall of 2016 and will become a staple in the community as a “one stop shop” for all essentials. Shopko … [Read more...]

Overland fire update

As of Aug. 14 Size:  7,695 acres Percent Contained:  91 percent Current Resources: One Type 1 hand crew, five Type 2 hand crews, two Helicopters; eight Engines; two bulldozers; one water tender. Total Personnel:  291. The 7,695-acre Overland … [Read more...]

Children’s Art Festival offer glimpse into local young talent

By Amy Sorensen Supposedly, Picasso said that every child is an artist; it’s remaining one as an adult that is hard. During the White Pine Children’s Art Festival, held July 25-29 at White Pine High School, the children in White Pine County got … [Read more...]

Horse racing to return to Ely

By Dany Feinstein   The White Pine Horse Races have been a tradition in Ely since the 1920s; bringing together friends, families and visitors for almost 100 years. It is the biggest annual event in White Pine County, attracting … [Read more...]

Hospital donates beds to care center

William Bee Ririe Hospital has donated 18 hospital beds to White Pine Care Center in an effort to provide additional comfort and safety measures for the treatment and care of their patients. The donation was made on July 26 as a replacement for some … [Read more...]

Shelter Gets Trees

Times photo by Marty Bachman Ely Mayor Melody Van Camp was joined by a host of volunteers in planting trees at the animal shelter last week. Community members donated at least 17 trees to the shelter to provide shade for the animals during the hot … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Aug. 2 — Aug. 8. 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...]

Museum to hold public meeting

The White Pine Public Museum will hold a public meeting on Aug. 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the Renaissance Village, located at 400 Ely St. The purpose of this meeting will be to highlight the summary of the White Pine Public Museum Strategic Planning … [Read more...]

White Pine Horse Races

What IS parimutuel betting? With the White Pine Horse Races arriving in Ely, August 20-21, we thought this might be a good opportunity to brush up on some basic betting info, excerpted from Wikipedia. Whether you come to race, watch, bet, eat, drink … [Read more...]