Water warning issued after vandalism

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An act of vandalism on top of the courthouse water tanks led to a precautionary warning to city residents to boil tap water.

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer   A “Boil Water” order was issued to the city of Ely from the state capital over the weekend after the locks guarding access to the courthouse water towers were discovered to be cut as part … [Read more...]

Great Basin professor in running for mission to Mars

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Frank Daniels is one of 1,058 remaining candidates for a space mission to Mars put on by a non-profit organization called Mars One. Over 200,000 applicants applied for the mission when Mars One starting accepting submissions for the project in 2013. Daniels teaches math, philosophy and history of rock and roll at the Great Basin College in Ely.

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Frank Daniels has a map of the planet Mars hanging behind his desk in his office at Great Basin College. He got the poster from a National Geographic Magazine over 30 years ago and has been fascinated … [Read more...]

Commission looks into electric tax

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The White Pine County Commission took no action on an agenda item to reinstate a two percent “franchise fee” that would apply only to county residents on their electric bills. County Commissioner Mike … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for April 8-13. 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...]

Big changes coming to Central Theater

New Ely Central Theater owners Chris Lani and Don Purington have plans to bring live entertainment and more to the space. (Garrett Estrada photo)

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer     Movies at the Ely Central Theater are about to become brighter, sharper and sound clearer.  A new projection screen, digital projector and sound system will all be installed … [Read more...]

Volunteers celebrated at dinner

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Volunteers in organizations from all around the community were recognized on April 5 as part of Volunteer Appreciation Day at a special dinner in the Bristlecone Convention Center.  Now in its eighth … [Read more...]

Commissioners look to merge county, city services

The White Pine County Commission appointed commissioners Mike Lemich and Laurie Carson to start an effort to consolidate the county's and city of Ely's governmental services.

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The White Pine County Commission designated Commissioners Mick Lemich and Laurie Carson as the two representatives from the county to join a proposed ad-hoc committee with the intention of merging … [Read more...]

Drug dealer gets 12 years

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Heather Dahl was sentenced to a maximum of 12 years in prison after she was found guilty on two counts of sales of methamphetamine on Monday by District Judge Steve Dobrescu. Assistant District Attorney … [Read more...]

Railway could receive $15 million

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The Nevada Northern Railway could see itself with an operational rail line with back and forth freight to the mines if a $15 million TIGER grant if afforded to the historic foundation. According to the … [Read more...]

Great Basin National Park annouces spring events

The Natonal Park Service has announced their planned spring events for the Great Basin National Park. Astronomy programs resume Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center starting April 5.  On April 14 at 10 p.m. park rangers will … [Read more...]

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