More cuts as school starts

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Finding enough school bus drivers has been just one of the challenges that the White Pine County School District faced over summer.

Changes in state legislature add to budget problems As the new school year began on Aug. 24, school faculties around the White Pine County School District began another year of trying to achieve more with less. According to School District … [Read more...]

White Pine County Fair

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Locals cheer on horses during a race at last years White Pine County Fair and Horse Races at the County Fairgrounds.

Annual Fair and Horse Races expected to draw crowds Outside of Fourth of July weekend, the White Pine County Fair and Horse Races on Aug. 22 and 23 will be the biggest draw for locals and tourists alike all year. This year’s  annual event is … [Read more...]

End of an era

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Hungry people line up at the concession stand at the White Pine County Fairgrounds to get their fresh lamb at last year’s barbecue.

Cattlewomens BBQ hands off tradition to firefighters The Cattlewomens barbecue has become an annual tradition ever since the organization of ranching women started it in 1970, when they were called the White Pine Cowbells. Then in 1990, the … [Read more...]

Protect and serve

White Pine County Sheriff's Dept.

White Pine law enforcement serves as a model for rest of Nevada   Taking a drive through Ely, it’s almost impossible to miss them. From the White Pine County Sheriff’s Department to Nevada Highway Patrol and Ely Shoshone Tribal police, the … [Read more...]

Arts in the Park arrives

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The Arts in the Park festival will start on Saturday at 10 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Annual arts and crafts festival takes over County Park The annual Arts in the Park festival will return to County Park this weekend and is set to feature 85 arts, crafts and food vendors. This year’s two day event, which begins Saturday at 10 … [Read more...]

Future bright for City Hall

The original City Hall building hasn’t been remodeled or renovated since the 1970s, according to Mayor Melody Van Camp.
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Committee begins planning to renovate historic landmark The Mayor’s City Hall Committee held there first meeting on July 16 to begin the planning stages of what to do with the old City Hall building that sits in downtown. The committee discussed … [Read more...]

City sues railroad partner

The City of Ely says it is owed money from S&S Shortline from cars being stored along the 128 miles of the railroad’s track.  (Courtesy photo)

Lawsuit against S&S Shortline surprises management board As the Ely City Council prepares to vote on accepting the dismissal of the lawsuit brought forth against them by the Nevada Northern Railroad’s Management Board at its next meeting, the … [Read more...]

Veterans honored on Fourth

Vietnam veterans stand during War Memorial Foundation ceremony on the Fourth of July at the White Pine County Golf Course. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Memorial foundation receives recognition from senator As the water from the heavy but brief rains subsided and the crowded bar area of the golf course began to clear, everyone’s mind turned to the past. As a poem that was written and read by … [Read more...]

Alumni return home

Close to 400 alumni from White Pine County schools are anticipated to return to Ely to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. (Garrett Estrada photo)

All class reunion just one part of event-filled holiday weekend Most class reunions allow old friends and classmates to see each other again after being apart for years. Not many class reunions come with a parade. After all the planning and … [Read more...]

Midway files bankruptcy

Midway Gold staff line up for a photo during better times for the ground breaking of the Pan Mine Project in January 2014. (Courtesy photo)

Miners laid off as activities are suspended at Pan Mine Project Midway Gold suspended mining activities at their Pan mine site on Friday and announced a reduction in the mining projects workforce. On Monday, Midway Gold announced that the company … [Read more...]