Archives for 2018

Modifications to Endangered Species Act overdue

It is about time. A few weeks ago the Interior Department announced proposals to modify the way it enforces the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to make the law a bit less onerous for private businesses and land owners. The agency is currently … [Read more...]

Fire chief hire needs time to address situation

The Ely Times The White Pine County Fire Commission meeting that was held earlier this week held several agenda items, one of which included the acceptance of a donation from Nye County Commission of a 2005 Kenworth Fire Water Tender via the Lund … [Read more...]

Robinson Mine donates to Learning Bridge Charter School

Learning Bridge Charter School received a donation from Robinson Mine to buy Robotic Kits for their new Robotics Club. The after school club is open to Charter School students Kindergarten through 3rd grade for Lego Robotic instruction, and more … [Read more...]

Hardy makes stop in Ely as part of tour

The Ely Times Congressional candidate Cresent Hardy stopped in Ely recently as a part of his “Nevada Tough” tour.  The tour made stops in seven counties and 10 cities, with the focus on Nevada’s rural areas such as Mesquite, Pioche, Alamo, Round Mo … [Read more...]

Could Nevada benefit from plans for Hoover Dam electricity?

What’s in it for us? A recent New York Times story outlines a proposal by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to use Hoover Dam and Colorado River water to smooth out its flow of electricity. The utility has so much intermittent solar a … [Read more...]

Rural communities take aim at tourism

By Ben Rowley With tourism growing, many rural areas are working to capitalize on humanity’s wanderlust. Travel and tourism generates $7.6 trillion globally and $1.6 trillion for the U.S. economy, according to the World Travel & Tourism C … [Read more...]

Relending program gets more funds

Special to The Ely Times The Rural Nevada Development Corporation announced it has been awarded an additional $1 million direct loan from USDA Rural Development through the Intermediary Relending program. IRP funds will be used to re-capitalize … [Read more...]

Rodders bringing car show to Ely

The Ely Times The Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Ely will serve as the backdrop to polished fenders, shiny chrome, white wall tires, and Americana-themed nostalgia. The White Pine Rodders Car show kicks off Friday night with registration. T … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: In the July 27, 2018 edition of the Ely Times Robert Switzer wrote a misleading and derogatory letter to the Editor about me that I would like to comment on. Mr Switzer stated that I seemed to think that he was hired as a City … [Read more...]

Keith’s Corner

Dan Bush Anecdotes By Keith Gibson The story about cutting lodge poles with Dan was commented by more people than all the others combined and the commentors wanted more, so here are a few I remember.  They may be a little off as my brain memory … [Read more...]