Archives for January 2014

Ladycats continue their hot streak

Ely Times Staff Writer The White Pine High girls basketball team is becoming a force to be reckoned with when the opponents have the ball. Continuing their win streak, the Ladycats won another three games in a row, including a defensive struggle … [Read more...]

BLM blantantly ignoring law about dealing with wild horses

By Thomas Mitchell It just doesn’t get any more blatant than this. While miners, ranchers and county commissioners all across rural Nevada can attest to the Bureau of Land Management’s arrogance and indolence, it takes a special level of hubris … [Read more...]

Retirement party slated for former 4-H leader

Ely Times Staff Writer Longtime school board member, central figure in the 4-H youth programs and volunteer firefighter Pete Mangum will be celebrated at an open house style retirement party on Saturday at the Fire Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. A … [Read more...]

Railroad under fire?

Council discusses assuming bookkeeping role for railway By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The White Pine City Council tabled a vote to have the city of Ely take over the bookkeeping responsibilities of the Northern Nevada Railway and … [Read more...]

Ely Bank of America branch sold to Washington Federal

Ely Times Staff Writer Washington Federal Bank entered into an agreement to purchase 23 Bank of America braches throughout Nevada and Arizona, including the local branch inside Ridley’s grocery store. The transition will affect deposit accounts i … [Read more...]

Setterstrom thriving on court after injury

Ely Times Staff Writer Dallas Setterstrom didn’t realize something was wrong after a hit in a football game last year. He continued to play through the game, only afterwards realizing that one of his arms was just hanging limp. “I dislocated it … [Read more...]

Editorial: PERS finally comes through by releasing some public records

Finally, PERS has just coughed up some of the public records on state public employee retirees and their benefits. The Reno Gazette-Journal sued the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada two years ago seeking the names and benefit amounts of … [Read more...]

RNMC donation to benefit Eastern Nevada wildlife

KGHM International’s Robinson Mine, known locally as the Robinson Nevada Mining Company, and the Bureau of Land Management Ely District are teaming up to turn used haul truck tires into guzzlers for wildlife, livestock and wild horses. The t … [Read more...]

Completed power line dedicated

The Ely Times NV Energy and Great Basin Transmission South officially dedicated the 231-mile long One Nevada Transmission Line Jan. 23, marking the completion of a three-year project that electrically connects NV Energy’s northern and southern s … [Read more...]

Federal farm bill includes payments to rural counties

Associated Press WASHINGTON — The farm bill moving toward approval in Congress includes a one-year extension of a federal program that compensates rural counties for federal lands they can’t tax. About 1,900 local governments — mostly in the West — … [Read more...]