Club Rio offers more than just a bar experience

Club Rio Owner Cari Matyja (right) stands with her bar staff as they get the bar ready for the evening’s patrons.
(Garrett Estrada photo)

When Cari Matyja took over the Club Rio in downtown Ely, she knew from the start that she wanted to do something different, something more than what the standard bar could offer. “I wanted to keep it going so we could try to bring in a bunch of … [Read more...]

Local Kentucky Colonel


Garrett Estrada photo I nominated Carol Hunt to be a Kentucky Colonel because of her tireless volunteerism. Carol takes of her time to drive veterans to doctor and hospital appointments in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and Elko. She is known for her … [Read more...]

New Business

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Teresa Stewart Photo Announcing the opening of Kelly C. Brown, PLLC Attorney and Counselor at Law. Call 775-293-8080 for an appointment. Kelly is located in the Lincare building at 1139 East Aultman. For more information, go to … [Read more...]

‘Angel in Disguise’ program recognizes Lacey Lyons

Lacey Lyons is held by her father Russell after being awarded as this month’s “Angel.”
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By Jodi Foster KDSS Operations Manager This month’s “Angel in Disguise” winner is Lacey Elizabeth Sue Lyons. Lyons was nominated by her dad Russell. Lyons entered their lives when she was 7 months old and she barely had any functioning … [Read more...]

Elks Lodge students for Jan. and Feb.

Ely Elks Lodge January students of the month William Henry Huelsen and Jaden Nickelene Ernest.

The Ely Elks Lodge has named William Henry Huelsen and Jaden Nickelene Ernest as their students of the month for January and Nathaniel Brian Lee and McKenzi Wilkin as the honored students for February. Huelsen, 17, is the son of … [Read more...]

Energy Grant Workshops scheduled across rural Nevada

USDA Rural Development will be holding 14 energy grant workshops across rural Nevada beginning in late February. At the workshops, Energy coordinator Mark Williams will provide a brief overview of the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), a USDA … [Read more...]

Is This You – Not Wrinkles: Crinkles

What would you say to a lady who did not smile for twelve years so that her face would not begin to wrinkle?  Me, I would say, “Wow your face looks good but your body is a mess!” Not really, I probably would think it though. I don’t remember … [Read more...]

Chachas says personal service has kept him afloat

John Chachas has worked alongside his wife Irene for more than two decades in their Farmer’s Insurance office. 
(Garrett Estrada photo)

John Chachas has been around the insurance business long enough to remember how to write policies by hand. Though he uses a computer now to handle most of his business inside his Farmer’s Insurance office on 800 Avenue G, his near 30-year career in … [Read more...]

Great Basin College Dean List

Great Basin College has released the Dean’s List of Ely Center students for the fall semester.  Students with a declared major, a 3.5-4.0 grade point average, and confirmed enrollment in 12 or more credits are acknowledged.  Those students achieving … [Read more...]

SVHS student of the month


Courtesy photo January’s Student of the Month is Devin Palmer. Devin is a freshman at Steptoe Valley High School. He is the son of Josh and Sara Abell. This is Devin’s first year at SVHS.  Devin has been an excellent student during his time here, … [Read more...]