Council fires top two on railroad board

The Railroad Management Board will hold its next meeting on Aug. 15 at the Nevada Northern Railroad at 9 a.m. (Garrett Estrada photo)

The Ely City Council voted to remove the President John Gianoli and the Vice President Steven Leith of the Railroad Management Board at their meeting on Aug. 7. The firings came after Councilman Bruce Setterstrom gave a lengthy presentation, stating … [Read more...]

Art and food take over County Park

Booths filled with handmade pieces of artwork covered County Park Saturday and Sunday as part of this year’s Arts in the Park. (Garrett Estrada photo)

From paintings of the mountains to benches made with birdhouses, this year’s Arts in the Park offered anyone who ventured out to County Park on Saturday and Sunday a colorful variety of things to buy, see and eat. Artists, both local and from out of … [Read more...]

Local artists shine at wine walk

Portraits drawn by local artist John Steinauer were just one of the many pieces of art on display at the Art and Wine Walk Saturday. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Each house in the Ely Renaissance Village offered something different. A new wine or beer to taste. A new artist showing off their work. A new culturally decorated interior displaying the differences between how those of different backgrounds lived … [Read more...]

Dialysis treatment comes home

Dialysis patients and doctors gather in front of the Sanderling Dialysis Center for its ribbon cutting grand opening on Monday. Garrett Estrada photo

The Sanderling Dialysis Center held its grand opening on Monday, bringing the life-sustaining treatment much closer to local patients than before. The facility, which took nearly 10 years to complete from its initial concept stage, provides state of … [Read more...]

Cancer walk raises over $75,000

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Cancer survivors walked the first lap around Broadbent Park Friday night to kick off the 18-hour Relay for Life cancer fundraiser.

The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Ely raised more than $75,000 for cancer research with its 18-hour walk around Broadbent park from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon. The event drew hundreds of local participants to the … [Read more...]

White Pine thrills in two comebacks

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The White Pine All-Stars run out of the dugout after coming back from seven runs down to beat Elko 14-13 on Friday.

It had been a long time coming for fans of White Pine Little League, but after 10 years of winless District 3 tournament appearances, the 11-12 year old all-star team scored two come-from-behind victories to make it to the quarterfinals before being … [Read more...]

City Council approves audit of NNRY

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The Ely City Council approved to spend up to $10,000 on a new forensic audit of the Nevada Northern Railway’s books.

The Ely City Council approved a new forensic audit of the Nevada Northern Railway’s books in their meeting held on June 26 in the National Guard Armory. The council approved spending up to $10,000 to take another look into the railroad’s books. … [Read more...]

Festival in Baker fights ‘Water Grab’

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Participants of the Snake Valley Festival Parade of June 21 protest against the Southern Nevada Water Authority water pipeline.

Before the Snake Valley Festival parade even started, five teenagers from Baker unfurled several long paper signs. When they held them up end to end they read “Fountains in a desert no longer possible.” It was just one of many displays that Baker, … [Read more...]

Two headed to national rodeo finals

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White Pine Rodeo Club’s Paul Sonerholm will advance to the national high school rodeo finals after placing fourth in saddle bronc.

After hosting the High School State Rodeo Finals at the county fairgrounds during the weekend, the White Pine High School Rodeo Club will send two of their own to compete for national titles. Sadie Leyba placed first in the the .22 rifle shoot event … [Read more...]

County primary winners

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 White Pine County primary election winners pictured from left to right: Candidate for County Sheriff Penny Jo Robison, Candidate for County Commission Seat 5 Gary Perea and Candidate for County Clerk Nichole Baldwin.

Several White Pine County races came into focus after the polling center closed Tuesday night. The race for Sheriff is now between Penny Jo Robison, who received the most votes for the position with 38.5 percent, and incumbent Dan Watts, who received … [Read more...]