Archives for September 2013

Idiots against guns

By Michael Reagan The Idiots Against Guns in the media and Congress overdid it this time. Not wanting to miss a chance to politicize a shooting tragedy, the anti-gun nuts went berserk Monday when news broke that a man had gone on a rampage at a … [Read more...]

Why Duck Dynasty viewers flock

By Tom Purcell Like millions of Americans, I’ve become a “Duck Dynasty” fan. “Duck Dynasty,” as you surely are aware, is an A&E reality show that presents the Robertson clan, the long-bearded owners and operators of Duck Commander in West Mo … [Read more...]

Millionaires on a food stamp diet?

By Danny Tyree If you’re a follower of the Huffington Post, you’ve probably read about Panera Bread founder and CEO Ron Shaich and his week-long commitment to spend no more than $4.50 a day on food, thus spotlighting the plight of the 49 million Am … [Read more...]

The Last Lecture is a must watch

By Lukas Eggen It was six years ago on Sept. 18 that professor Randy Pausch gave the Last Lecture. His topic? Really achieving your childhood dreams. I’ve mentioned Pausch before. The back-story is he gave a lecture as part of a series where h … [Read more...]

Might global warming actually be beneficial?

By Thomas Mitchell American climate scientist, author and alarmist Bill McKibben earlier this month set foot on the banks of Lake Tahoe at a conservation conference to sound his jeremiad that there must be a “coordinated, global” effort to deal wit … [Read more...]

Great Basin College receives $4 million in grant funding

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer Great Basin College announced its receiving of just more than $4 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor last Thursday. Two other institutions, Truckee Meadows Community College and Western … [Read more...]

Senior news: Halloween events on the way in October

By G Wop Do you notice the cold in the morning? I sure do, the llamas like to be feed at daybreak. I don’t like to disappoint Ben and George.  Maybe they will stay home. Halloween is coming. I hope you all dress up. The railroad is asking fo … [Read more...]

Lions name Tucker as Teacher of the Month

Kathy Tucker was awarded the Ely Lions Club’s “Teacher of the Month for September” at a special ceremony at last White Pine high School Board of Trustees meeting last week. Tucker has been a drama teacher at White Pine High School for over 14 years … [Read more...]

Adopt-A-Highway

L to R: Dale Derbidge, Renee Harshman, Bruce Setterstrom, Pat Setterstrom, Andrea Westland, Randy Lee and Marty Westland.  The Ely City Council worked to clean on Highway 6 near Greater Nevada Credit Union as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program. … [Read more...]

Robinson donation

The Learning Bridge Charter School in Ely opened its doors Sept. 9 to students in classes K-6.  Learning Bridge is a public school, but offers an alternative approach to excellence in education.  As a nonprofit public school in its first year of o … [Read more...]