Republican and Democratic parties hold county conventions and select delegates

About 20 members of the White Pine County Republican Party met at the Prospector Hotel on April 2 to elect delegates to the party’s state convention. They also ironed out their party’s local and state platforms. Party Chairman Mike Coster opened … [Read more...]

Commission begins work on annual budget

  Much of the business of the White Pine County Board of Commissioners at its twice monthly meeting March 23 foreshadowed the board’s approaching annual budget workshop. First, Commissioner Mike Coster paid homage to the late Margaret … [Read more...]

Shoshones and Goshutes bless national park observatory site

Spiritual leaders from the Ely Shoshone Colony and the Goshute Reservation officially blessed the Great Basin National Park site where a world-class telescope and astronomical observatory is to be built this year. About 20 people joined the … [Read more...]

Ely City Council Special Meeting

Tuesday, March 29, 5:00 p.m. at the Ely Volunteer Fire Hall, 499 Mill St. New Business: Councilwoman Gardner, Councilman Hanson — Discussion/For Possible Action — Approval of First Reading of Ord. 698, Bill No. 2016-03, An Ordinance Amending City … [Read more...]

Ely State Prison faces labor shortage

Amid a state-declared critical labor shortage, Ely State Prison opened its doors to the media for the first time in at least 20 years. The Nevada Board of Examiners voted at its March 8 meeting in Carson City to declare the critical need position, … [Read more...]

AT&T holds public meeting to address internet issues

A delegation of AT&T Inc. executives held a public meeting at the White Pine County Aquatic Center on March 3, and along with several local technicians, shared the multinational telecommunication corporation’s viewpoint concerning recent local … [Read more...]

Ladycats repeat as state champs

The White Pine High girls’ basketball team won its second consecutive state championship Saturday, Feb. 27, by the slimmest of margins. The Ladycats defeated Incline, 44-43, at the Lawlor Events Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. Senior … [Read more...]

Ladycats win South, head to State

By Dave Maxwell Lincoln County Record Defending Division III girls state basketball champion White Pine is on another path to glory. And the prospects got a little brighter after the league tournament in Las Vegas last weekend. The team … [Read more...]

Hillary supporters rally Ely Democrats before state caucus

Days before the Nevada caucuses, the event’s self-proclaimed “father” arrived in Ely to shore up support for his candidate, Hillary Clinton. “Secretary Clinton knows the West, our people and our values,” native Coloradoan Michael Stratton said. … [Read more...]

Local teacher helps keep Shoshone language alive

More than a decade into the 21st century, one local Shoshone is dedicated to keeping his native language alive. Boyd Graham, who lives on the Duckwater Reservation in Nye County, commutes every day to work at the Ely Colony and teach at White Pine … [Read more...]