Archives for December 2014

Point of View: Why I resigned

By Randy Lee Former Ely City Councilman I have been asked by numerous people why I resigned from the Ely City Council.  I will say first that I have a myriad of personal reasons for resigning, but I would not have quit for those reasons … [Read more...]

Bristlecone cooks Christmas dinner

No one should have to spend Christmas hungry or alone. That’s the idea behind the annual Christmas Dinner held every year on Christmas day inside the Bristlecone Convention Center. Ed Spear, the man that has helped put on the dinner for the last 15 y … [Read more...]

White Pine wrestlers get ready for big Reno meet

Standout Bobcat wrestlers Drue Ashby and Chris Gamberg continued to impress their coaches at a large meet at Dixie High School over the weekend. Ashby finished in fifth and Gamberg finished in fourth overall in the respective weight classes. Ashby … [Read more...]

Beatrice Stella Garcia Saiz

Beatrice Stella Garcia Saiz, age 94 years of Ely, NV, passed away December 18, 2014 in Ely.  She was born February 16, 1920 in Preston, New Mexico to Juan and Sinforosa Garcia. Beatrice was an LPN for several hospitals in White Pine County for … [Read more...]

Couple donate new PA system

  Don and Colleen Goodwin have donated a complete P.A. system to the White Pine County Commission. The system will be used for several events including Memorial and Veteran’s Day ceremonies. White Pine County is grateful to the Goodwins for t … [Read more...]

14 miners rescued after collapse at Bald Mountain Mine

Published with permission from KRNV ELKO, — 14 trapped miners were rescued from a mine in northwestern White Pine County on Monday. According to Barrick Gold Corporation’s Direector of Communications Lou Schack, there was a “high wall failure” o … [Read more...]

Technology can improve rural healthcare, but funding a problem

By Ben Rowley Special to The Ely Times Access to healthcare is a challenge throughout rural America. Though many rural areas have small hospitals and clinics, more specialized services are hard to find. “Only about ten percent of physicians p … [Read more...]

First National Bank of Ely issues a $30,000 Challenge Grant for NNRY

Submitted by the Nevada Northern Railway The First National Bank of Ely has issued a $30,000 challenge grant to the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, which will double all contributions made through the end of 2014. Until December 31, all monies … [Read more...]

Angel Fernandez Simon

Angel Fernandez Simon, passed away December 16, 2014 in Ely. There will be a funeral Mass on December 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. … [Read more...]


Point/Counterpoint is a new weekly addition to The Ely Times. Created by John Dishong, Point/Counterpoint posts a topic pulled from recent news stories on the Ely Point Counter Point Facebook group to spur discussion. The points and counterpoints are … [Read more...]