Court dismisses assault charge against Ely councilmember

  Stating that no “reasonable person” would have felt threatened by city Councilmember Pat Robison’s remark that she wanted to put fellow councilmember, Jolene Gardner, “under the table,” Assistant District Attorney James Beecher made a … [Read more...]

County Fair, horse races on tap for busy weekend

By KayLynn Roberts-McMurray   The White Pine County Fair and the White Pine Horse Races will be held this weekend at the White Pine County fairgrounds in Ely. Themed “Apple Pies & Family Ties,” the fair will be open from 10 a.m. … [Read more...]

Children’s Art Festival offer glimpse into local young talent

By Amy Sorensen Supposedly, Picasso said that every child is an artist; it’s remaining one as an adult that is hard. During the White Pine Children’s Art Festival, held July 25-29 at White Pine High School, the children in White Pine County got … [Read more...]

Local teens shine at rodeo nationals

  Three teens from White Pine County made the county proud during the week of July 17-23, when they competed on the Nevada state team for top honors at the 68th Annual National High School Finals Rodeo, held in Gillette, Wyoming. The … [Read more...]

Rodeo in Lund

Rodeos were held on Friday and Saturday in the small ranching community of Lund, which celebrated its annual Pioneer Days over the weekend. See more pictures of the action taking place at the rodeo grounds in the story on rodeos. … [Read more...]

NOTICE: Land lines may be lost in WPC

A T & T has petitioned the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (P. U. C.) for relief from its designation as being the “Provider of Last Resort” in our rural areas. You can see the areas affected on page 10 of the 262-page document filed by A T … [Read more...]

County commissioners vote to create Fire/EMS mutual aid agreement with city

  White Pine County commissioners agreed to tender a fire/EMS mutual aid agreement to the city of Ely at their meeting held on July 13. A former six-month agreement that had been negotiated last year, expired on June 30, resulting in city … [Read more...]

Railroad boards agree to terms on new corporation

      Faced with threats of resignation from railroad director Mark Bassett and prominent donor and backer John Gianoli, the Ely City Council — acting as the White Pine Historical Railroad Foundation Board of Trustees and … [Read more...]

Ely celebrates Independence Day

The city of Ely celebrated the 4th of July holiday with a spectacular parade that filled the town’s main drag w ith floats, vintage automobiles and trucks, horse teams, politicians and kids, while hundreds of devotees lined the highway, … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS! Council orders fire department not to cross city borders

The Ely City Council voted to stop sending it's fire personnel (paid staff and volunteers) to emergency situations outside the city limits after a contract agreement with White Pine County terminated at midnight last night. According to Fire Chief … [Read more...]