Elks new member

The Ely Elks Lodge initiated a local man into membership by the solemn ceremony of initiation on May 10.  The new member is Anthony T. Zamora and he was initiated by the officers of Ely Lodge under the direction of Exalted Ruler Alan Lafferty. … [Read more...]

NNRy calls on volunteers to help

ELY—Nevada Northern Railway, a railroad museum with preserved locomotive engines, buildings and railroad cars is offering volunteers a way to participate in National Preservation month this Memorial Day with a barbecue and week long volunteer e … [Read more...]

Keith’s Corner

McGill Emergency Hospital By Keith Gibson The hospital is one of McGill’s greatest links to the “good ole days”.   The last time I was inside the place was in 1955 while working at the smelter.  I had been splattered with hot copper while hand p … [Read more...]

Is This You?

Weeds! It’s that time of the year when everything turns green and grows with wild abandon. Gardens are planted in hopes of an autumn bounty. Flower beds are brought back to life with tender hands that will rip out last year’s growth like a child te … [Read more...]

Learning Bridge holds spelling bee

Learning Bridge Charter School recently held their 2018 Spelling Bee. Pictured with LB are all of the first, second and third place winners. Kindergarten through third grade compete in teams of three, fourth through eighth compete as … [Read more...]

Warden Filson makes museum donation on behalf of Ely State Prison

On April 13 and 27, 2018, guests and museum members alike were allowed a  unique view into the lives and challenges of staff at the Ely State Prison. Warden Timothy Filson began his career as a correctional officer in Ely and then returned years … [Read more...]

Keith’s Corner

Dr. Ririe and Tuffy By Keith Gibson It was one of those spring days that makes one feel alive. A perfect day to go to the creeks for a picnic.  My wife, Linda, was loading the lunch in the truck and I was calling our black Lab. Tuffy. We … [Read more...]

The Mackay family silver service

By Dennis Cassinelli           When I was a student at the University of Nevada many years ago, one of my favorite hangouts was the museum at the Mackay School of Mines. This museum and the Mackay School of Mines were financed from the fortune o … [Read more...]

Moms ride free on Mother’s Day

The Nevada Northern Railway, a National Historic Landmark, offers free rides to all moms on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018. Treat mom to a trip aboard an historic passenger coach pulled by a locomotive. Passengers will enjoy a ride through r … [Read more...]

Trash pickup successful

The most recent trash pickup was very successful with many city residents taking advantage of the the city wide event. Mayor VanCamp reported that the city crews picked up one truck load of old wood,  seven yards of class 3 debris, and one dump … [Read more...]