At the Throttle: An Award Winning Railroad

By Mark Bassett We did it again! The Nevada Northern Railway was recognized by Nevada Magazine as having the BEST Event in rural Nevada: The Polar Express! This is the fourth year in a row that we scored that award! And the competition is open to … [Read more...]

New Elks

The Ely Elks Lodge initiated two local people into membership by the solemn ceremony of initiation on June 23. The new members are Curtis and Mary Kerner and they wee initiated by the officers of Ely Lodge under the direction of Exalted Ruler Gayle … [Read more...]

July 4 fireworks train scheduled

Special to the Times This annual train ride takes passengers on a trip back in time aboard a steam locomotive to the copper mine and then back to Ely for the best vantage point for the Ely fireworks display. The event is held July 4 in … [Read more...]

Stage production of Something’s Afoot’ opens Wednesday at White Pine High School

"Something's Afoot" cast members lift their glasses in hopes of a successful production. (Pictured left to right: Kyle Nicholls, Bryce Medlyn, Allison Briggs, Michael Herder, Jessica Lani, and Brad Lani). The Murder Mystery Musical Comedy (what?) … [Read more...]

White Pine High School golfer takes 3rd at state golf tournament in Pahrump

White Pine High School student Collin Young recently placed third at the Nevada Division III state golf tournament in Pahrump, but his summer season of practice and competition is just getting started. Young just completed his sophomore season as a … [Read more...]

Biker’s Corner

Due to the large number of bikers in our community, and an even larger number of bikers visiting throughout the summer, we hope to provide a weekly column describing regional rides that locals and visitors alike can explore. If you’ve taken a ride … [Read more...]

Is This You? River moves into summer!

Hip, hip hurray! The cold winter river of life has changed to the full blown rapid strewn summer river to take us on that long awaited family summer vacation, with endless possibilities of places to go and things to see. As many choices as the … [Read more...]

At the Throttle: Working on the railroad

By Mark Bassett Working on the railroad all the life-long day. If you have driven from Ely to Ruth, you might have noticed that is just what we’re doing. Track equipment is out on the railroad replacing ties and tamping the track. Ballast trains … [Read more...]

Traveling man stops in Ely to encourage seniors

By Marty Bachman L eonard Marcus, 89, has a bucket list of things he wants to do with the rest of his life, and driving the legendary Highway 50 is one he just crossed off. Marcus, of Glendale, Wisc., a suburb of Milwaukee, passed … [Read more...]

Great Basin Biker’s Corner

Due the large number of bikers in our community, and an even larger number of bikers visiting throughout the summer, we hope to provide a weekly column describing regional rides that locals and visitors alike can explore. If you’ve taken a ride … [Read more...]