A staple in Ely for 70 years, Economy Drug looks forward to another 70

    Economy Drug, Ely’s historic pharmacy and soda fountain, has been celebrating its 70th birthday this year. The store was first opened on July 4, 1946, by Dale Miller, the grandfather of the current owner, pharmacist Andy … [Read more...]

Ely City Council may pursue annexation of rail line into Elko County to avoid losing lawsuit

  The Ely City Council may have unknowingly painted itself into a corner in filing a lawsuit against S&S Shortline Leasing in 2015, and now they’re pinning their hopes of succeeding in the suit by possibly pursuing the annexation into the … [Read more...]

Caylor Park dedication ceremony honors former Ely police chief

  While children caroused in the playground, a park dedication ceremony was held on Sept. 3, honoring former Ely Police Chief Jack Caylor, who served the city and its residents from 1953 to 1981. The park is located in front of the freight … [Read more...]

Ely’s Cool Mountain Thunder Bike Week kicks off today

Charity runs, live music and bikes to highlight 10 day event The first ever “Cool Mountain Thunder Bike Week” is set to kick off in Ely, Nev., the week of Sept. 2-11, centered at the historic Hotel Nevada and Gambling Hall, a biker friendly … [Read more...]

Court dismisses assault charge against Ely councilmember

  Stating that no “reasonable person” would have felt threatened by city Councilmember Pat Robison’s remark that she wanted to put fellow councilmember, Jolene Gardner, “under the table,” Assistant District Attorney James Beecher made a … [Read more...]

County Fair, horse races on tap for busy weekend

By KayLynn Roberts-McMurray   The White Pine County Fair and the White Pine Horse Races will be held this weekend at the White Pine County fairgrounds in Ely. Themed “Apple Pies & Family Ties,” the fair will be open from 10 a.m. … [Read more...]

Children’s Art Festival offer glimpse into local young talent

By Amy Sorensen Supposedly, Picasso said that every child is an artist; it’s remaining one as an adult that is hard. During the White Pine Children’s Art Festival, held July 25-29 at White Pine High School, the children in White Pine County got … [Read more...]

Local teens shine at rodeo nationals

  Three teens from White Pine County made the county proud during the week of July 17-23, when they competed on the Nevada state team for top honors at the 68th Annual National High School Finals Rodeo, held in Gillette, Wyoming. The … [Read more...]

Rodeo in Lund

Rodeos were held on Friday and Saturday in the small ranching community of Lund, which celebrated its annual Pioneer Days over the weekend. See more pictures of the action taking place at the rodeo grounds in the story on rodeos. … [Read more...]

NOTICE: Land lines may be lost in WPC

A T & T has petitioned the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (P. U. C.) for relief from its designation as being the “Provider of Last Resort” in our rural areas. You can see the areas affected on page 10 of the 262-page document filed by A T … [Read more...]