Archives for January 2017

Marion Eugene Johnson

Marion Eugene Johnson, age 89, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2016 in Emmett, Idaho. Marion was born in Perryton, Texas, June 30, 1927 to Alex Alexander Johnson and Dora Clementine Copeland Johnson. He was the youngest of seven children; … [Read more...]

John P. (Jack) Crawford

July 10, 1941 - Jan. 23, 2017 Jack Crawford was born in McGill, Nevada, to Patrick (Pat) and Mary (Mae) Crawford.  Pat and Mae were Irish immigrants from County Down, Northern Ireland.  Jack was raised in McGill and  attended White Pine High School i … [Read more...]

Coster picked as muni court judge

By Kay-Lynn Roberts-McMurray The Ely Times  Mike Coster took an oath and was sworn in by Mayor Melody VanCamp last Friday to become the new City of Ely’s Municipal Court Judge. Several qualified applicants were interviewed in a recent City Co … [Read more...]

David E. Norman announces December’s Teacher of the Month

Kaelyn Porter is December’s Teacher of the Month. This is Ms. Porter’s second year at David E. Norman. She is a veteran teacher hired to the White Pine County School District. She brought much expertise with her and became a leader immediately i … [Read more...]

Billions for billionaries, pittance for parents

We now know the pecking order in Nevada. In his State of the State speech this past week Gov. Brian Sandoval boasted that the Tesla gigafactory near Sparks, in addition to making batteries for electric cars, would also be making electric motors … [Read more...]

Catch the ice fishing derby this weekend

By Kay-Lynn Roberts-McMurray The Ely Times Cold weather may force people indoors most days, but this time of year you can’t keep people away from the ice for the Ely Rotary’s annual Ice Fishing Derby. For many fishing enthusiasts, this is an … [Read more...]

Lawmakers must finally address public worker retirement reform

In his State of the State speech this past week Gov. Brian Sandoval tossed out tax money like trinkets and candy from a Mardi Gras parade float — a couple million here for this or that education program, a few million there for a veterans’ home, mil … [Read more...]

Is This You? Choosing Favorites

Out of the blue I asked my other half what his favorite candy bar is. He knew immediately what made his mouth water. I on the other hand still haven’t decided what mine is. Why can’t I be as quick and decisive as he and other people I know are … [Read more...]

Nevada governor wants 10 percent tax on retail pot sales

By Scott Sonner Associated Press CARSON CITY — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval outlined his budget blueprint for his final two years in office by proposing more than $115 million in new spending for higher education and a raise for all state workers … [Read more...]

BLM burn a success second time around

The second time proved to be a charm for the BLM Ely District that last week succeeded in burning slash piles near Cedar Pass in the Kern Mountain Range, 50 miles northeast of Ely.  The District had hoped to burn the piles three weeks ago, but rain … [Read more...]