Progress halted in fire services negotiations

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the White Pine County Board of Commissioners held its twice-monthly meeting. In its capacity as the county fire commission, the board made two important decisions which, to some, seem to contradict each other. The commission … [Read more...]

Student documentary at Sheepherder’s Ball

From Friday, Jan. 16, to Sunday, Jan. 17, the Border Inn near Baker hosted its annual Sheepherder’s Ball. On Saturday, a young filmmaker named Jared Jakins presented a documentary that provided a small look into the current state of the industry. … [Read more...]

New Ely mural in the works

  On Monday, Jan. 18, an English artist met with the President of the Ely Renaissance Society at the Art Bank, and the City of Ely moved one step closer to its next mural. Mixed media artist Carolina Shrewsbury presented her concept to … [Read more...]

New extended hours to start at William Bee Ririe Rural Health Clinic

Beginning  January 25, William Bee Ririe Rural Health Clinic will begin offering extended hours.  “This will be a pilot program intended to increase access to care in the White Pine area. If the program is successful, we plan to continue it and may … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Jan. 12-Jan. 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...]

Local priest serves Vegas homeless

  By the time Father John McShane arrived in Ely in 2013, he had become well accustomed to the “Frontier Parish,” spending more than 20 years as a Catholic priest across Nevada’s rural interior. “I love the beauty of the area,” he … [Read more...]

Local murder suspect will stand trial

A onetime Ely resident charged with a 2012 murder has pled not guilty to the crime. Stuart Eugene Cole, 29, entered his plea at his arraignment in front of District Court Judge Steve Dobrescu at the White Pine County courthouse Monday, Jan. … [Read more...]

Council meets to create Strategic Plan

  On Friday, Jan. 8, the Ely City Council convened a special meeting at the Jailhouse Casino Motel. Its purpose: the creation and adoption of a strategic plan for the city, including a mission statement, vision statement and the … [Read more...]

Solar ready vets training program begins at Hill AFB

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The Solar Ready Vets program announced by President Barack Obama during a visit to Hill Air Force Base in April 2015 will begin training the first class of 24 veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce The … [Read more...]

Construction to begin at library

The White Pine County Library will be starting construction on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.  On this date patrons will need to access the library by using the East entrance or the end of the building by the Duck Pond.  There will be no public … [Read more...]