Sheriff’s investigation finds council had right to enter railroad office

Lots of readers wrote letters to the editor regarding last week’s cover story about the city council entering the railroad’s closed office. To read what people had to say, see page 5B. (Battle Born Media Staff photo)

County Commissioner first to enter building By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Several key details have come to light following the Ely City Council’s controversial move to enter the closed offices of the Nevada Northern Railway on … [Read more...]

Salon owner values relationships with clients

Lori Hunt used to operate a salon out of her house in McGill before opening Stylized Hair Designs Plus in 1987. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Lori Hunt has had her hands in peoples’ hair for more than 30 years now. Working with her husband, Kim Hunt, at Stylized Hair Designs Plus, Hunt said that running her own business is “a lot more work than most people think.” But she keeps doing … [Read more...]

Recall filed for entire city council

Rick Stork hands over a notice of intent otherwise known as a Recall Petition to Deputy City Clerk Jennifer Lee on Sept. 8. (Courtesy photo)

A notice of intent was filed with the Deputy City Clerk on Sept. 8 to circulate a petition to recall all five sitting members of the city council. The notice, which requires three signatures, was filed by Ely residents Rick Stork, Don Purinton and … [Read more...]

Council raids railroad office

Forensic Auditor and Fraud Examiner Nicholas Miller speaks with City Councilman Marty Westland in the railroad’s parking lot Tuesday night. 
(Garrett Estrada photo)

Councilman went in through window Members of the Ely City Council and Railroad Board of Trustees entered a closed railroad office through the building’s second floor windows Tuesday afternoon in order to unlock the front door to let an … [Read more...]

Ladycats sweep volleyball tournament

Ashlyn Huntington and Debra Kingston go to block a shot during their preseason tournament. (B.J. Almberg photo)

Going into their preseason home tournament against five other rural schools, White Pine High School’s volleyball coach Kenna Almberg felt confident in her team’s abilities. After both the varsity and junior varsity Ladycats both won the championship, … [Read more...]

City Council approves two for railroad board

Two new members were added to the Railroad Management Board after being nominated by Mayor Melody Van Camp and approved by the Ely City Council at the council’s meeting on Aug. 28. A controversial agenda item from councilman Sam Hanson to remove … [Read more...]

Students start new school year

White Pine Middle School students walk back to class from County Park during their first week of the new school year. 
(Garrett Estrada photo)

No more sleeping in. No more summer jobs or family vacations. Those all ended with the sound of the alarm clock Monday morning, ushering in the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year. Backpacks, homework and pop quizzes are back in … [Read more...]

Lawsuit filed against city council

A lawsuit against the Ely City Council and Railroad Board of Trustees was filed on Tuesday afternoon by the law firm of Gianoli Husbands as instructed by the Railroad’s Management Board. The lawsuit, which was approved at the Management Board’s last … [Read more...]

Murdock’s owner continues father’s legacy

Jimmy Danner stands outside of the Murdock’s Metal and Paint body shop that he bought from his father in downtown Ely.
(Garrett Estrada photo)

Jimmy Danner grew up at Murdock’s Metal and Paint auto repair shop in downtown Ely working for his father. Little did he know that he would eventually follow in his footsteps to become the owner and manager of the auto body repair shop. “I was in … [Read more...]

Fun at the Fairgrounds

White Pine 4-H and FFA Livestock pig sale at the White Pine County Fairgrounds on Sunday. (Battle Born Media photo)

The annual White Pine County Fair drew hundreds of locals and tourists to the Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday in what is known as the biggest local event of the year. This year’s fair was full of booths, food,live music as well as fun and … [Read more...]

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