Archives for July 2013

State senators have different agendas

By Thomas Mitchell Nevada’s junior senator, Dean Heller, took to the floor of the Senate earlier this month to berate the sweeping abuses and arrogance of federal bureaucrats in general and specifically the federal satraps who tried to bankrupt t … [Read more...]

America, Let’s Be No. 1 at Corruption!

By Danny Tyree Despite all the caterwauling you hear about nepotism, rigged elections, waivers, loopholes, crony capitalism, foxes guarding henhouses, gerrymandered legislative districts, incompetent court-appointed attorneys, misleading … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, We’ve wanted to visit Ely for years, and finally did. We spent the day walking, shopping, and eating. When we returned briefly to the car, we found a ticket. We had parked in the middle of the block where no 2hr signs were. It never o … [Read more...]

The Zimmerman Soap Opera

By Michael Reagan In a better world we should never have been subjected to the Zimmerman trial. But politically motivated prosecutors in Florida turned a local tragedy into a race crime, and then the media turned a murder trial into a … [Read more...]

Comins Lake Committee Meets

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer The Comins Lake and associated fisheries ad hoc committee voted to recommend to the county commission for approval and/or support and to acquire secondary applicant letters of support from the Nevada … [Read more...]

City Appoints Interim Public Works Director

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer The Ely City Council voted unanimously to appoint Ron Jenkins as the interim Public Works Director during a special meeting last Thursday. The appointment comes after the council’s decision to look i … [Read more...]

District Fire Chief Resigns

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer White Pine County District Fire Chief John Shearman turned in a letter of resignation to the White Pine County Commission last week. Shearman’s resignation is effective Aug. 9. Shearman confirmed t … [Read more...]

BLM Begins Emergency Wild Horse Gather

The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Caliente Field Office began an emergency helicopter gather on July 23, to relocate 50 wild horses threatened by severe drought from the Seaman Herd Area to off-range pastures and facilities. Worsening … [Read more...]

BLM to Remove 1,300 Wild Horses this Summer

RENO — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they plan to remove only 1,300 wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens. Overall, they intend to remove about 4 … [Read more...]

Technology Action Plan Important for County’s Future

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer White Pine County completed its technology action plan as part of its involvement in the Connected Community Engagement Program. The top goals set in the plan are to offer download speeds up to 6 Mbps … [Read more...]