Point of View – Charter School has brought school choice to White Pine County

Students at Learning Bridge Charter School working together on a project.

By Julie Kirch Chairman of the Board of Directors PRE-OPENING Four years ago, a group of educators and community members from all walks of life set a goal to open a charter school in White Pine County. White Pine County has not been able … [Read more...]

Court Sentences

Court sentences from Jan. 12:   Dax Jonathan Vallejo — Transporting a controlled substance, felony; Probation not to exceed 36 months, subject to random drug tests and random searches, enroll in and successfully complete treatment-minimum 1 year … [Read more...]

Council adds new member

Tammy Carlgren is sworn into office by City Clerk Bob Sweitzer in the parking lot of City Hall on Jan. 9. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Tammy Carlgren was sworn into office as the newest member of the Ely City Council on Jan. 9 outside of City Hall. Carlgren was appointed by the council to replace former city councilman Randy Lee after he resigned from the post in late 2014. The … [Read more...]

Update issued on forensic audit of railroad

The auditing firm Larry L. Bertsch, CPA & Associates, released an update into their ongoing forensic audit into the Nevada’s Northern Railways books on Jan. 8. In a three-page email sent to City of Ely mayor Melody Van Camp, the update provides a … [Read more...]

Enrollment opening again for Health Insurance Marketplace

This Thursday marks the second Open Enrollment deadline for the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace. For coverage starting on Feb. 1, it is important for people to sign-up now, ahead of the Jan. 15 deadline. “As of January 9, 47,784 Nevadans have … [Read more...]

What happens as political prodigies age?

By Ron Knecht Nevada State Controller What happens to young prodigies in early adult years, middle age and Medicare days?  Here’s the story of one political prodigy. Alan Glover grew up in Carson City.  As a 22-year-old senior at UNR in … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

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

New officials take office

Nicole Baldwin is sworn into office as the new County Clerk by Judge Steve Bishop on Jan. 5 along with all the other public officials elected in the general election on Nov. 5, 2014. (Mike Coster photo)

Public officials elected in last November’s general election officially stepped into their new roles Monday after being sworn in at the White Pine County Courthouse. New County Clerk Nicole Baldwin said that being sworn in after waiting two months … [Read more...]

Perea appointed Chairman of new look county commission

Former County Commission Vice-Chairman Gary Perea will run commission meetings as the new Chairman of the commission. (Courtesy photo)

Newly elected Gary Perea was appointed as the Chairman of the White Pine County Commission on Monday in the board’s first official meeting of 2015 held inside the County Library. Laurie Carson was appointed Vice-Chairman. Perea, who served as a … [Read more...]

County, city merge building departments with new agreement

The separate building departments of the City of Ely and White Pine County have been merged into one department thanks to a new “interlocal agreement for shared building official services” that was approved by both the city and county. Under the … [Read more...]