Archives for September 2014

17th Amendment has left states powerless against popularly elected Congress — repeal it

We managed to repeal the 18th Amendment, which created Prohibition. It is time to repeal the 17th. What? You have no idea what the 17th Amendment is? Well, it is the one that effectively ended federalism by taking the power to appoint U.S. … [Read more...]

Wild West groomer passionate about animals

Billy Sue Heckethorn knew she wanted to work with animals since she was a little girl, growing up on a ranch in Ely. Now her schedule is almost always full and she sees an average of 15 dogs a day at Wild West Grooming. Heckethorn, who had seven … [Read more...]

Shortline answers questions

Anyone who has attended an Ely City Council meeting in recent months knows that much has been made of the rail car storage agreement between the Nevada Northern Railway and S&S Shortline. The Salt Lake City-based company entered into an a car … [Read more...]

Ladycats come close

Turns out coaches can learn a thing or two alongside players. After White Pine’s 4-1 home loss against North Tahoe on Sept. 19, coach Tyler Laity admitted an experimental lineup was to blame for the Ladycats’ slow start. “I wanted to try something … [Read more...]

Christopher “Chris” David Hall

Christopher “Chris” David Hall, born in Las Vegas on Oct. 7, 1969, suddenly passed away in his home in Ely, on Sept. 16, 2014. Chris is survived by his loving family; wife Shirley, mother Kathy, sister Cindi, brothers John (wife Julie), Steve (wi … [Read more...]

Japanese press travel to Ely for race

Amid the parade of Corvettes, Mustangs and other sports cars, one vehicle stood out like a sore thumb at the Silver State Classic Challenge’s car show down Aultman Street on Friday. A minivan, adorned with a Japanese flag on its side, garnered j … [Read more...]

Editorial: Put up or shut up

It’s time for the Ely City Council to come clean. The city created a mess by its actions against the non-profit Nevada Northern Railway. It must now plainly tell the people why. Let’s break down current events involving the city and rai … [Read more...]

Local artist to host first show

Katherine Rountree knew for years that she wanted to be an artist. She discovered her passion for painting while attending the University of Utah, working on a Bachelor’s Degree for graphic design. After graduating, she painted on the side while w … [Read more...]

Patricia Leone McCarty

Patricia Leone McCarty of Ruth, Nevada, passed away at the age of 84, in her home on September 20, 2014.  Patricia was born to Harley and Alice Eckert on May 12, 1930 in Flagler, Colorado. Patricia enjoyed working on her home; remodeling and … [Read more...]

Volleyball team drops back to back close games on road

White Pine High School girl’s volleyball coach Kenna Almberg summed up the team’s close loss against The Meadows on Sept. 19 in Las Vegas in one sentence. “I wish we could have a do-over,” Almberg said. Losing both matches by two points to the M … [Read more...]