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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Elks’ Hold Flag Day Ceremony

Photos by Marty Bachman The Ely Elks Lodge held a Flag Day ceremony on June 14 at the Ely Elks Lodge 1469 on camp ton. A crowd of people attended the event where patriotic songs were sung, a prayer was issued by Rev. Red Simms, and a history of he … [Read more...]

Pony Express

Photo special to the Times/Harry Franke Carol Hunt rides her Missouri Fox Trotter for her eighth re-ride of the Pony Express last Saturday. The mail started in Sacramento, Calif., and goes through eight states to St Jo, Mo., 10 days, 24 hours a … [Read more...]

BLM adds additional public scoping meeting for Basin and Range National Monument

Special to the Times The BLM has added an additional public scoping meeting in Tonopah. This public meeting will be held from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 6, in the Tonopah Convention Center Blue Room, 301 Brougher Ave., Tonopah. The meeting … [Read more...]