Disincorporation bill vetoed

Courtesy photo
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, pictured here during his inauguration speech in January, vetoed Senate Bill 238 on June 10.

Governor Sandoval stops senate bill to put question on 2017 ballot   Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval put an end to a senate bill that would have put an “advisory question” on the City of Ely’s 2017 general election ballot asking city … [Read more...]

Tubs on the water

The “Red Solo Cup” is one of several fan favorite bathtub “boats” expected to return to the “Great Bath Tub Races” on June 27.
(Garrett Estrada photo)

Tour and Recreation board seeks more participants for races Some float. Some don’t Some flip over and take everyone inside with them. They are bath tub boats, built to survive and compete on the still waters of Cave Lake, and for the organizers … [Read more...]

New faces join City Council


Van Camp retained as Mayor, O’Brien and Gardner finish in tie Some new faces will be joining the Ely City council and retained Mayor Melody Van Camp after city voters made their voices heard in the 2015 City of Ely General Election on Tuesday. Pat … [Read more...]

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.
(Garrett Estrada photo)

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

truck loading1

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...]