Archives for April 2017

State workers should not be allowed to unionize

Lawmakers in Carson City keep coming up with more ways to spend our money. Senate Bill 486, for example, would authorize state government workers to unionize and collectively bargain for salaries and benefits. Currently, state law allows local … [Read more...]

Stewart leads state in 2A 1,600 and 3,200

White Pine High hosts its own invitational track meet today in Ely. Among the 10 teams entered, the Bobcats boys and girls team have several competitors who are ranked in the Top Five in Nevada 2A in their respective events. In particular, Sam … [Read more...]

Kihuen visits with Ely vets

By KayLynn Roberts-McMurray The Ely Times The Ely Times was invited to a closed door meeting with Ruben Kihuen, the U.S. Representative for Nevada’s 4th congressional district who was here to discuss ongoing issues with the Veteran’s Adm … [Read more...]

Archery, golf an interesting combination

By KayLynn Roberts-McMurray The Ely Times Archery Golf? Say What? Who would think that arrows flying on a golf course would be a great idea? But what other golf course can you play on where you hear the roaring of a hundred year old steam … [Read more...]

Lawmakers seek to dodge duty to set their own salaries

Perhaps the lesson of 1989 lingers. In that legislative session, Nevada lawmakers were so bold as to pass a law that increased their pensions by 300 percent. Though the eventual retirement payouts amounted to only a few hundred dollars per month, … [Read more...]

Nevada Health Centers’ Ronald McDonald Care Mobile stopping in Ely and McGill

Carson City, Nev. (April 26, 2017) The mission of Nevada Health Centers is to provide access to quality healthcare services throughout Nevada. Nevada Health Centers offers oral healthcare to children in rural northern Nevada through the Ronald … [Read more...]

Bobcat baseball nearing the end of the season

  No doubt, it has been a tough season for White Pine High baseball, and coach Quinn Ewell had said the 2A Northern was going to be a tough league, and so the cry of the old Brooklyn Dodgers will be the same for White Pine, “Wait til next y … [Read more...]

Last major production of the school year for drama club

Students of WPHS Drama Tech and Design Class are putting the touches on the set of MAN OF LA MANCHA, the last major production of the school year. Along with cast and crew members, students of the class have been building, painting, lighting and … [Read more...]

Tourism to Great Basin National Park creates 8.9 million in economic benefits

Baker, NV – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 144,847 visitors to Great Basin National Park in 2016 spent $8.4 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 122 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to t … [Read more...]

Watson and Schulz April Students of the Month

Nathan Michael Watson and Kaycee Schulz have been named Students of the Month for April, according to Ely Elks Lodge #1469. Watson, age 13, is the son of Charlie and Gina Watson of Ely.  Schulz, age 12, is the daughter of Brent and Susan Stark of … [Read more...]