Archives for June 2016

Mary Ann (Agan) Stagg

Mary Ann (Agan) Stagg of Florence, Ariz., died June 10, 2016. She was born in Manilla, Iowa on Feb. 20, 1936, and grew up in Ely, Nev. She was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Evelyn. She is survived by husband, Lynn Stagg, children: … [Read more...]

Mace D. Hansen

Mace D. Hansen, 87, of McGill, Nev.,  passed away June 21, 2016. He was born Oct. 16, 1928 in Wells, Nev. to Charles and Lillian Hansen. Mace served in the US Army from January 1946 to July 1947, during which he served as a typist at the … [Read more...]

At the Throttle: Working on the railroad

By Mark Bassett Working on the railroad all the life-long day. If you have driven from Ely to Ruth, you might have noticed that is just what we’re doing. Track equipment is out on the railroad replacing ties and tamping the track. Ballast trains a … [Read more...]

Traveling man stops in Ely to encourage seniors

By Marty Bachman L eonard Marcus, 89, has a bucket list of things he wants to do with the rest of his life, and driving the legendary Highway 50 is one he just crossed off. Marcus, of Glendale, Wisc., a suburb of Milwaukee, passed t … [Read more...]

Nevada’s Question 1 would not stop criminals from getting guns

Since the American-born son of Afghan refugees shot to death 49 and wounded more than 50 more in a gay nightclub in Orlando recently there has been a constant drum beat for tighter controls on gun purchases. “This massacre is therefore a further r … [Read more...]

Great Bathtub Races return to Cave Lake State Park

By Marty Bachman The Great Bathtub Races will be held at Cave Lake State Park on Saturday, with vendors open at 11 a.m. and bathtub racing beginning at 3 p.m. Rubber Ducky, canoe and kayak races begin shortly after the bathtub races have f … [Read more...]

Selective dudgeon by environmentalists over use of national monument land

This is why they are called spoilsports. A group calling itself Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility is raising a ruckus over plans by the Bureau of Land Management to route a portion of a desert race from Las Vegas to Reno through a … [Read more...]

Ely City Council moves forward with recycling plans

By Marty Bachman The Ely City Council is moving forward in their quest to operate a recycling center at the city landfill. City administrator Bob Switzer presented a plan as to the placement of the recycling center at the landfill at the council m … [Read more...]

Lewis doesn’t know the word ‘quit’

By Marty Bachman   A t 25 years old, Rusty Lewis is typical of most young people his age. He has a wife, a new baby (Ryder) and a job at the Robinson Mine as a driller and relief supervisor. What separates him from his peers though, … [Read more...]

Great Basin Biker’s Corner

Due the large number of bikers in our community, and an even larger number of bikers visiting throughout the summer, we hope to provide a weekly column describing regional rides that locals and visitors alike can explore. If you’ve taken a ride l … [Read more...]