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Peter Rhodes “Painless Pete” Eldridge 1952-2014

Posted on 21 August 2014

“Painless Pete”Peter Rhodes “Painless Pete” Eldridge, 62, passed away Friday August 15, 2014 at his home in Sandy, Utah. He was born on March 12, 1952 to Harry and Phyllis Eldridge in Buffalo, New York. He was raised alongside his twin brother Paul and his older sister Debbie whom he shared close relationships with throughout [...] Continue Reading

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Brent Eldridge 1942-2014

Posted on 21 August 2014

Clinton Brent Eldridge passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 at White Pine County Care Center. He was 72. Brent was born in Ely, Nevada on June 5th, 1942 to Delbert and Elva Eldridge. He was the oldest of seven children. He attended grade school in Spring Valley and graduated from White Pine High School, [...] Continue Reading

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Speed Week Cancelled Wet Years Returning?

Posted on 15 August 2014

Wendover’s premier event Speed Week was canceled for the first time in 20 years by the Southern California Timing Association due to rain. According to the SCTA web page the amount of water dumped on the famous race way Wednesday night simply was too much to drain or evaporate before the start of the event this [...] Continue Reading

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Check Forger Nabbed At Montego Bay

Posted on 15 August 2014

A Salt Lake City woman is in jail on a $25,000 bond for allegedly trying to pass a forged check Monday at the Montego By Casino. On August 11 2014 Officers of the West Wendover police department were summoned to the Montego Bay casino to investigate a female that was attempting to cash a possible forged [...] Continue Reading

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Ready For Football

Posted on 15 August 2014

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Ely City Council & NNRY To Collide?

Posted on 15 August 2014

  The Ely City Council and the Nevada Northern Railroad board are headed for a collision that could end in the courts or possibly the ballot box. This week in a heated meeting the council voted to remove Chairman John Gianoli and the Vice-Chairman Steve Leith of the Management Board. The removals are just the latest shots [...] Continue Reading

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Elko Wii’s On The Way To Israel

Posted on 15 August 2014

A treasure trove of Nintendo Wii’s, video games, cards and books will finally be making its way from Elko to the rocket besieged Israeli town of Netivot Sunday. “All in all it takes up about half a large suitcase,” said advocate Publisher Howard Copelan. “But considering all the trouble Jeni-Lei Powell went through to organize it [...] Continue Reading

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Not Ready For Prime Time?

Posted on 15 August 2014

  In the wake of Robin Williams death we were surprised to learn that middle aged white men with money problems had the biggest piece of the suicide pie. Since we fall into that demographic (who really has enough money?) it sparked our interest. Until this week we believed it was gay teenagers. We asked ourselves why? Why are we [...] Continue Reading

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Dean Lavar Linam 1945-2014

Posted on 12 August 2014

Dean Lavar Linam Born October 16, 1945 Namp, Idaho.  Passed away July 16, 2014 in Paso Robles, Calif.  He is survived by his wife Robyn, four sons: Kevin Linam & Family from Wendover, Nevada, Terry Linam & Family from Boise, Idaho, Matthew Linam & Family from Kimberly, Idaho, Jonathan Ross Linam & Family from Clearfield, Utah, [...] Continue Reading

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Richard Dean Hillstead 1945-2014

Posted on 12 August 2014

Richard Dean Hillstead, 68, of West Wendover, NV passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at home after a short battle with cancer. He was born to Noah and Jean Hillstead on November 23, 1945 in Afton, WY. He was the youngest boy in a family of 10 children. He attended Fairview Elementary School in [...] Continue Reading

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Will Thunder Storms Kill Speed Week?

Posted on 08 August 2014

  Latest update for SCTA:  Salt Report Thurs Aug 7th After reviewing the conditions, it appears that the courses are drying and we expect continued improvement. The board has decided to start site cleanup on Saturday Aug 9. Participants will be allowed onto the salt Sunday for pit selection and inspection. We hope to begin racing on Monday Aug [...] Continue Reading

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Drugless Drug Ring Busted

Posted on 08 August 2014

West Wendover police busted a drug ring without any drugs, said WWPD Chief Burdell Welsh Tuesday. “We were called by the Peppermill about some suspected drug use in one of their hotel rooms,” Welsh said. “When our officers arrived they located three individuals later identified as Justin Tippets, Randy Tippets and Bonnie Graham. While police saw [...] Continue Reading

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