Recall petitions fall short

City of Ely Mayor Melody Van Camp holds up a copy of all the recall signatures inside her office and business Sew Krazy.

The recall attempt for all five Ely City Council members and the City of Ely’s Mayor officially failed to get enough verifiable signatures to move forward according to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office. All five petitions for the council … [Read more...]

Ashby places second in Spring Creek wrestling meet

Senior White Pine HIgh School wrestler Drue Ashby continued to rack up medals this season with a second place finish at a 31-team wrestling tournament in Spring Creek over the weekend. “Drue wrestled really well. I’ve said it time and time again, … [Read more...]

New state officials thankful for rural vote at breakfast

Ely native and independent filmmaker Dutch Marich looks over the shoulder of his Director of Photography Miguel Ordaz as he frame a shot on his camera.

Republican state officials celebrated their recent victories throughout several state offices on Saturday at the annual Lincoln Day Breakfast held this year inside the Bristlecone Convention Center. Among those in attendance were Nevada’s … [Read more...]

Poor second half defense lets Lincoln pull away

Senior White Pine point guard Nate Lee goes up for an uncontested lay-up in the Bobcats’ 68-42 loss to Lincoln Tuesday.

Bad habits and soft defense. After only trailing by seven points at halftime, those were the reasons White Pine boys basketball coach Charlie Hall cited for the Bobcats’ collapse in the second half of the team’s 68-42 loss at home to Lincoln on … [Read more...]

Ely native returns home to shoot feature film


    Standing to the side of Highway 50 heading out of town towards Reno, Dutch Marich gazed at his hometown. The Ely native described the town as having a “sliver of other-worldliness” with its surrounding mountains and isolation from … [Read more...]

Council adds new member

Tammy Carlgren is sworn into office by City Clerk Bob Sweitzer in the parking lot of City Hall on Jan. 9. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Tammy Carlgren was sworn into office as the newest member of the Ely City Council on Jan. 9 outside of City Hall. Carlgren was appointed by the council to replace former city councilman Randy Lee after he resigned from the post in late 2014. The … [Read more...]

A new year and owner bring Big changes to tire store

Pictured from left to right: Mechanic Jeff Crumley, Big 8 Tire owner Ronnie Barton and his son Travis Barton.  (Garrett Estrada photo)

Ronnie Barton only stepped into the ownership position at Big 8 Tire in November of last year but he is already striving to offer a better auto repair experience. He said his goal is to turn Big 8 Tire into the first “modern” tire shop in Ely. He … [Read more...]

Update issued on forensic audit of railroad

The auditing firm Larry L. Bertsch, CPA & Associates, released an update into their ongoing forensic audit into the Nevada’s Northern Railways books on Jan. 8. In a three-page email sent to City of Ely mayor Melody Van Camp, the update provides a … [Read more...]

Local volunteers to be honored at Bristlecone

Sheri Tolbert stands between Ernie Flangas and Lorraine Clark after being awarded the top volunteer from Beta Sigma Phi Rho chapter at last year’s volunteer appreciation dinner.

Volunteers are everywhere in Ely. From the railroad to the fire department, many organizations in town rely on the support from people who donate their time and effort to make the community a better place. On April 11, those people will be … [Read more...]

Senior Ashby continues to impress coach with third place finish in meet

Senior White Pine wrestler Drue Ashby challenged himself at the beginning of his final year to win more and to place in more tournaments than any year prior. So far, he is accomplishing that, and impressing his head coach Mike Gamberg along the … [Read more...]