Ely’s Cool Mountain Thunder Bike Week kicks off today

Charity runs, live music and bikes to highlight 10 day event The first ever “Cool Mountain Thunder Bike Week” is set to kick off in Ely, Nev., the week of Sept. 2-11, centered at the historic Hotel Nevada and Gambling Hall, a biker friendly lan … [Read more...]

City council approves new EMS standby agreement for special events

The Ely City Council agreed to a new service agreement to be used by the Ely Volunteer Fire Department EMS when hired to provide standby emergency medical personnel at special events in the city, at their meeting on Aug. 25. The agenda item met with … [Read more...]

Former Police Chief to be Honored

The City of Ely will honor its former, long time police chief, Jack Caylor on Saturday at noon, when they hold a dedication ceremony and name a park near the railroad station after him. The park is located by the freight barn at the railroad; 10th … [Read more...]

Biker’s Corner: Planning a major bike event

  I took a ride out to Eureka last Sunday to try and make arrangements for a Sunday morning bike run that will be part of the upcoming Cool Mountain Thunder Bike Week that will be happening for the next 10 days here in Ely. It was a much … [Read more...]

Court dismisses assault charge against Ely councilmember

  Stating that no “reasonable person” would have felt threatened by city Councilmember Pat Robison’s remark that she wanted to put fellow councilmember, Jolene Gardner, “under the table,” Assistant District Attorney James Beecher made a motion … [Read more...]

City to take proposals for marijuana dispensary

  The Ely City Council approved a draft medical marijuana dispensary request for proposals at their Aug. 11 meeting. The issue, which had been discussed at an earlier meeting, was passed unanimously (5-0) with no discussion. The proposal … [Read more...]

Saying good-bye to my father

My computer was crashing all last week when I needed it most. Somehow though, I was able to get some stories written and the paper put together. My brain was frazzled from a long day of reading and writing, so I sat in the yard, enjoying a beer, when … [Read more...]

High Desert Deli food truck opens on Great Basin Highway

    The High Desert Deli food truck has opened its doors on Great Basin Boulevard across the street from South Fork Hardware store on Monday. Owned by John and Wendy Hecker, the deli offers a variety of tasteful breakfast and … [Read more...]

Great Basin Biker’s Corner: Crimes of opportunity

  I partied at the Hotel Nevada on Friday night, drank a few beers, left with a woman who had a dog, and so rather than ride my bike home, I left it parked in the Nevada parking lot. The fact is, just about every time I drink at the Hotel … [Read more...]

Local teens shine at rodeo nationals

  Three teens from White Pine County made the county proud during the week of July 17-23, when they competed on the Nevada state team for top honors at the 68th Annual National High School Finals Rodeo, held in Gillette, Wyoming. The … [Read more...]