The Wells Progress

History of The Wells Progress...

The first newspaper printed in Wells was the Wells Index. It was published for a short time during 1896.

The premier edition of The Nevada State Herald hit the streets of Wells on March 19, 1897. Originally, The Herald was printed in a building on the corner of Lake and Eights Streets.

On July 5, 1901, Phil S. Triplett bought the newspaper and moved it into the office space in the Toombs Garage. Publication of The Herald ceased during 1933.

Wells was without a newspaper until June 26, 1936 when the Wells Progress rolled off the press. The Progress Building was moved here from the ghost town of Tobar.

The Progress moved back into the Toombs Garage from November of 1982 until its last edition in 1986.

Charles Triplett is a member of the Nevada Press Association's Hall of Fame

The Wells Progress was again restored in 2007. The Wells Progress LLC began publishing the newspaper on January 26th, 2007. The paper continues as an INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER. The paper is published every Friday.