Ely City Council passes ordinance using room tax funds for infrastructure

By Kay Lynn Roberts-McMurray Ely Staff Writer At the May 12 Ely City Council meeting, there was much discussion about the proposed city ordinance 689, which would allow the city of Ely to use room tax funds for infrastructure projects instead … [Read more...]

Ely airport – a look back in time

Dan Netcher put articles in the Ely Times on April 1 and on May 13, 2011. “The headlines in the White Pine News on July 6, 1913. This marks the first time that aircraft flew in Ely and only the second time aircraft flew in the State of … [Read more...]

Art Auction raises money for local scholarships

  About 50 people attended a dinner and auction at the Bristlecone Convention Center on April 29. Nevada’s Chapter C of the Philanthropic Education Organization hosted the auction and raised over $4,500 to be used for local … [Read more...]

Legal advocate fighting SNWA briefs county commission and water committee on progress

The White Pine County Board of Commissioners held a joint meeting with the County Water Advisory Committee on April 26, and two important players in the county’s defense of its groundwater provided a progress report. Simeon Herskovits, an attorney … [Read more...]

Comins Lake gets new trout population

About two dozen people showed up at Comins Lake on April 20 to watch two Nevada Department of Wildlife trucks from the Gallagher hatchery dump 2,200 rainbow trout into the body of water, the first new fish in nine years. “This is a culmination of … [Read more...]

School district faces harsh cuts

  The White Pine County School District Board of Trustees held a budget discussion session in front of a standing room only crowd packed into the high school library on April 11. District Chief Financial Officer Paul Johnson’s … [Read more...]

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...]