Recall petitions fall short

City of Ely Mayor Melody Van Camp holds up a copy of all the recall signatures inside her office and business Sew Krazy.

The recall attempt for all five Ely City Council members and the City of Ely’s Mayor officially failed to get enough verifiable signatures to move forward according to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office. All five petitions for the council … [Read more...]

New state officials thankful for rural vote at breakfast

Ely native and independent filmmaker Dutch Marich looks over the shoulder of his Director of Photography Miguel Ordaz as he frame a shot on his camera.

Republican state officials celebrated their recent victories throughout several state offices on Saturday at the annual Lincoln Day Breakfast held this year inside the Bristlecone Convention Center. Among those in attendance were Nevada’s … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Jan. 14-20. Information and spellings of names contained in the blotter are as released by the WPCSO. Information will not be withheld at the requests of persons whose names appear in the blotter or … [Read more...]

Point of View – Charter School has brought school choice to White Pine County

Students at Learning Bridge Charter School working together on a project.

By Julie Kirch Chairman of the Board of Directors PRE-OPENING Four years ago, a group of educators and community members from all walks of life set a goal to open a charter school in White Pine County. White Pine County has not been able … [Read more...]

Court Sentences

Court sentences from Jan. 12:   Dax Jonathan Vallejo — Transporting a controlled substance, felony; Probation not to exceed 36 months, subject to random drug tests and random searches, enroll in and successfully complete treatment-minimum 1 year … [Read more...]

Council adds new member

Tammy Carlgren is sworn into office by City Clerk Bob Sweitzer in the parking lot of City Hall on Jan. 9. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Tammy Carlgren was sworn into office as the newest member of the Ely City Council on Jan. 9 outside of City Hall. Carlgren was appointed by the council to replace former city councilman Randy Lee after he resigned from the post in late 2014. The … [Read more...]

Update issued on forensic audit of railroad

The auditing firm Larry L. Bertsch, CPA & Associates, released an update into their ongoing forensic audit into the Nevada’s Northern Railways books on Jan. 8. In a three-page email sent to City of Ely mayor Melody Van Camp, the update provides a … [Read more...]

Enrollment opening again for Health Insurance Marketplace

This Thursday marks the second Open Enrollment deadline for the 2015 Health Insurance Marketplace. For coverage starting on Feb. 1, it is important for people to sign-up now, ahead of the Jan. 15 deadline. “As of January 9, 47,784 Nevadans have … [Read more...]

What happens as political prodigies age?

By Ron Knecht Nevada State Controller What happens to young prodigies in early adult years, middle age and Medicare days?  Here’s the story of one political prodigy. Alan Glover grew up in Carson City.  As a 22-year-old senior at UNR in … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Jan. 7-13. Information and spellings of names contained in the blotter are as released by the WPCSO. Information will not be withheld at the requests of persons whose names appear in the blotter or … [Read more...]