Decision time in Ely

A sign off to the side of Aultman Street urges city residents to vote. Similar signs for individual candidates can be found all over town. (Garrett Estrada photo)

City election to take place at Convention Center on June 2   After the radio shows, candidate forums, Facebook discussions and deluge of signage, the general election for the City of Ely will finally determine who will be sitting in … [Read more...]

Ladycats make history

The White Pine High School Ladycat track team hold up their third straight state title championship at Del Sol High School on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Girls track team first in school history to win three straight titles   The White Pine High School girls track and field team have become accustomed to setting records this year. The triple jump school record was broken, and then broken … [Read more...]

City candidates speak

City of Ely Mayor Melody Van Camp delivers a speech during the City Candidate Forum inside the convention center on Monday.
(Garrett Estrada photo)

Public hears from candidates and ask questions at forum The eight candidates running for elected city positions had their chance to answer questions from the public and prove they are the best man or woman for the job on Monday evening during the … [Read more...]

Employees voice concerns

White Pine County employees fill the County Courthouse Monday evening to hear the county commission answer budget questions.
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Commission takes input from employees on budget cuts White Pine County employees packed into the County Courthouse Monday evening to listen to the county commission answer their questions on the upcoming budget cuts that affect their … [Read more...]

A different kind of hoops

Rick Ashby looks to pass the ball to his teammate Andy Bath during Sunday’s game of donkey basketball at the high school gym. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Donkey basketball game raises money for cancer society On paper, it sounds like a regular basketball game. Two teams, each with five players on the floor try to put a basketball through the hoop to score points. Only problem is, most of those … [Read more...]

Dancing with the Stars

The six locals who danced in this year’s Dancing with the White Pine Stars line up with their dance partners inside the high school gym.
(Garrett Estrada photos)

Who knew so many dancers were hiding in White Pine County just waiting for a dance partner and a flashy outfit to bring out their moves? Six local “stars” got the chance to show the audience packed into the White Pine High School gymnasium their … [Read more...]

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.
(Garrett Estrada photo)

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...]