County approves budget cuts

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The White Pine County Commission passed a new budget in their meeting on April 8 that will introduce major cuts across the board to balance the county’s budget. The proposed cuts will reduce the county’s budget deficit by $242,000, leaving it just … [Read more...]

Carson, Gardner lead primary

Campaign signs posted around Ely of the top four candidates coming out of Tuesday’s primary election.
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After all the votes were counted inside the Bristlecone Convention Center Tuesday night, four candidates moved on to have their name on the general election ballot and two saw the end of their campaign for Ely City Council. Kurt Carson finished the … [Read more...]

Voting Correction

Located at 150 Sixth St.

The correct place to vote for the Primary Election is the Bristlecone Convention Center on Tuesday, April 7 from 7:00am to 7:00pm … [Read more...]

City of Ely: A closer look part 2

Residents of the City of Ely will be able to vote in the primary election at City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 7.
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Much has been said about Ely’s City Council and the actions they have opted to take over the past year. Some members of the community have been outspoken in their support of the council’s tackling of difficult subjects and their ability to get things … [Read more...]

City of Ely: A closer look

The question of what to do with the city’s 107-year-old City Hall building remains as one of the hot topics heading into the primary.
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A lot has happened with the City of Ely in recent months. A historic recall attempt failed to get enough signatures to try and force a vote to remove all five City Council members and the Mayor. State Senator Pete Goicoechea brought forth a senate … [Read more...]

Vote to disincorporate city delayed

City of Ely residents will have to wait until 2017 before they have a chance to vote to disincorporate the city of Ely.
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Voters in the City of Ely will have some extra time to consider whether or not they would like to see the city disincorporated. State Senator Pete Goicoechea called Mayor Melody Van Camp on Tuesday to inform her that his bill to put a vote on the … [Read more...]

Railroad forensic audit calls for changes

A forensic audit of the Nevada Northern Railway revealed a need for more policies to regulate procedures for handling finances.   
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The long awaited city-ordered forensic audit of the Nevada Northern Railway’s finances and operations was released in a special meeting put on by the railroad trustees on March 5 inside the armory. The 69-page document, which was distributed at the … [Read more...]

Basketball state champions

The White Pine High School Ladycat basketball team poses for a photo with their NIAA Division III State Championship trophy and individual medals on Feb. 28.
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White Pine wins big in Las Vegas to claim first title in 10 years The White Pine High School Ladycats had already put the game away as the clock ticked down its final seconds, but it wasn’t until it hit zero that they knew they had actually … [Read more...]

Shakespeare comes to high school

Will Hampton and Katrina Groff rehearse their scenes in the high school theater for their upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
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Kathy Tucker knows a thing or two about putting on a school play. The drama instructor has been the driving force behind all of White Pine High School’s stage productions for over 15 years, but in her career there is one production she has never … [Read more...]

Battle Born Media Buys Sparks Tribune

Battle Born Media, a company with deep Nevada roots, has acquired the Sparks Tribune to add to its portfolio of newspapers in the state. Battle Born bought the historic newspaper — which dates back more than a century — from Sparks Tribune, LLC, … [Read more...]