Gale Oil and Tire owner looks back on 35 years

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Gale Oil and Tire employees from left to right: Jim Doutre, Leeroy Griffin, Alexa Gale and Lance Gale. Employees not pictured: Cameron Lewis, Jonathan Simons, Gertrude Marquez.

  Anyone who has driven to Las Vegas or Reno from Ely has assuredly seen them. The dozens of big rig truckers hauling their 18-wheelers across the state or country while driving on US50 or NV318. But what happens when one of those trucks … [Read more...]

Arts in the Park arrives

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The Arts in the Park festival will start on Saturday at 10 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. and again on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Annual arts and crafts festival takes over County Park The annual Arts in the Park festival will return to County Park this weekend and is set to feature 85 arts, crafts and food vendors. This year’s two day event, which begins Saturday at 10 … [Read more...]

City Council to rejoin Chamber of Commerce

With a unanimous vote, the Ely City Council agreed to once again become a member of the White Pine Chamber of Commerce in their bi-weekly meeting on July 23. Councilwoman Pat Robison introduced the agenda item by saying that she couldn’t go anywhere … [Read more...]

Children’s Art Festival continues to grow, brings in guest watercolor artist

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Seventh and eighth graders from White Pine Middle School work with mining welders during the Children’s Art Festival.

When Amy Sorensen moved her family from Utah to Ely years back, she felt bad that her children would miss out on the annual two-week art festival her previous home city provided. After failing to find a suitable alternative in town, she partnered … [Read more...]

RSVP aims to help low-income seniors in need

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RSVP Field Representative John Lampros is available at his office on Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

John Lampros described his 40 years of serving in local government as 37 years of fun and helping people and then three years of frustration and arguing. Now that he is out of politics and working as the Ely Field Representative for RSVP, he said he … [Read more...]

Future bright for City Hall

The original City Hall building hasn’t been remodeled or renovated since the 1970s, according to Mayor Melody Van Camp.
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Committee begins planning to renovate historic landmark The Mayor’s City Hall Committee held there first meeting on July 16 to begin the planning stages of what to do with the old City Hall building that sits in downtown. The committee discussed … [Read more...]

Clinton campaign stops in Ely on Nev. tour

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Lorraine Clark was featured on Hilary Clinton’s social media 
campaign as part of presidential candidate’s “Every Nevadan” tour that is traveling the state looking for input from rural counties.

Tim Hogan, a member of the five person team traveling the state of Nevada on behalf of Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, pulled into Ely at 1 p.m. on July 20. Walking into the Jailhouse Motel and Casino, he took a moment to remember his previous … [Read more...]

Shoshone Tribe to host annual Fandango celebration July 24-26

From traditional Shoshone garb to games and Indian Tacos, the Ely Shoshone Tribe’s annual Fandango celebration is set to show off the history and culture of the Native American Tribe. This year’s “opening ceremonies” are set to start on Friday, July … [Read more...]

Movie Corner

The Ely Times Movie Corner is a new weekly feature in partnership with Ely’s Central Theater to provide previews for movies coming to town and movies coming out on Blu-Ray and DVD.   The Ely Central Theater will begin showing Disney … [Read more...]

Wine Walk to offer relaxing, social evening

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The new pavilion at the Renassaince Society will offer a place to sit and eat during the Wine Walk.

The Art & Wine Walk has come a long way in six years. What was once hosted under tents with relatively few artists has turned into a popular outdoor evening of food, wine, art and auctions. This year will mark the seventh year that the social … [Read more...]