Mayor Hickman passes away


By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Ely Mayor Jon Hickman was found deceased in his home late Tuesday afternoon by White Pine County Police officers as part of a welfare check. After not hearing from Hickman, the mayor’s longtime friend … [Read more...]

Drug court grads on the right path

Judges Gary Fairman and Steve Dobrescu congratulate two graduates from a drug court rehabilitation program. By completing the program, the two graduates avoided prison and started living sober lifestyles. (Garrett Estrada photo)

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The crowd at the courthouse tried to hold back tears as two men graduated from their long drug rehabilitation program on Monday. The two graduates Devin and CJ, who both asked to go by their first … [Read more...]

Key figures in railroad battle have history

City Councilman Marty Westland initially moved to Ely to work for the Nevada Northern Railway. (Garrett Estrada photo)

  Ely Times Staff Writer Marty Westland moved to Ely for the purpose of being a railroad engineer at the Nevada Northern Railway, to work for Mark Bassett. On Feb. 13. Westland and Basset will once again be brought together by the … [Read more...]

Railroad under fire?

Mark Bassett, executive director for the Northern Nevada Railway, addresses the Ely City Council during a Jan. 23 meeting to discuss the railroad’s finances. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Council discusses assuming bookkeeping role for railway By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The White Pine City Council tabled a vote to have the city of Ely take over the bookkeeping responsibilities of the Northern Nevada Railway and … [Read more...]

School District partners with Google

White Pine teachers train with the Chromebooks that Google supplied to the school as part of its “Chromebook initiative.” (Garrett Estrada photo)

Ely Times Staff Writer The White Pine County School District has partnered with Google to be the test pilot for the massive tech company’s new laptop, the Chromebook. Known as “the Chromebook initiative” Google looks to not only supply laptops to … [Read more...]

Pan Mine project breaks ground

Ely Times Staff Writer Midway Gold broke ground Tuesday for its new Pan Mine project 50 miles outside of Ely. The new mine will begin construction immediately and will provide jobs for Ely residents. Midway Gold’s CEO Ken Brunk said the … [Read more...]

Seniors prepare for next step

Autumn Snow demonstrates the proper way to do CPR. Autumn is one of many seniors giving their presentation that is required to graduate.  (Garrett Estrada photo)

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Presentations introduce students to world after high school Senior year of high school is a rare moment in life. It offers a chance to sit atop the social hierarchy, to cap off years of schooling. For … [Read more...]

Energy project slated for county

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By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer White Pine County could be the home for a new water pumping underground turbine, according to a report by Gridflex Energy. The project will begin doing early engineering, geotechnical, environmental and … [Read more...]

County selects new fire chief

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Ely Times Staff Writer Brett Waters was selected as the new County Fire Chief by the White Pine County Commission at its last meeting. Waters, who is expected to start the position on Feb. 3, said he is excited to step into the role. “I’m … [Read more...]

Ice skating rink coming to Broadbent Park

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By Garrett Estrada Ely Times staff writer An ice rink will open Sunday at Broadbent Park after the Ely City Council approved it at its last meeting.  The rink will start construction Thursday and be 150 feet by 100 feet. Admission will be … [Read more...]

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