Open road race returns to Ely

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The Silver State Classic Challenge received a Guinness World Record in 2000 for “World’s Fastest Road Race.”

The Silver State Classic Challenge is celebrating 27 years of road racing on Sept. 18-21 as drivers, navigators and volunteers from across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Norway descend upon Ely to fulfill their need for speed. Press will be … [Read more...]

Gianoli, Leith reinstated on railroad board


As part of an agreement reached by both parties to the railroad management board’s lawsuit against the Ely City Council, former Chairman John Gianoli and Vice-Chairman Steven Leith have been reinstated to their respective positions on the board until … [Read more...]

Sheriff clears air about permission comments


At the Ely City Council meeting on Sept. 11, White Pine County Sheriff Dan Watts spoke during the public comment, stating he never gave any city council members permission to enter the railroad offices on the afternoon of Sept. 2. He said that though … [Read more...]

New City Clerk sworn in Monday

Robert Switzer gets sworn into office as the new City Clerk Monday. (Garrett Estrada photo)

The City of Ely has a new clerk in Robert Switzer. Sworn into his new position on Monday in front of City Hall by Mayor Melody Van Camp, Switzer said he is excited to jump right in and get to work. “I’ve had experience in both the public and more … [Read more...]

Rural Nevada grinding towards economic diversity


Special to The Ely Times The rural job market is a mixed bag. Rural counties in the United States gained about 150,000 jobs over the last 12 months, according to the Daily Yonder. The rural unemployment rate decreased by over one percent during … [Read more...]

New petition to recall mayor

Rick Stork turns in a notice of intent for a recall petition to the city clerk Monday. (Garrett Estrada photo)

A recall petition has been filed against Ely Mayor Melody Van Camp by Rick Stork and Don Purinton. This petition follows the previous petition to oust the full Ely City Council last week by Storck, Purinton and Chris Lani. The petition to recall … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Report


Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Sept. 9-16. 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...]

Sheriff’s investigation finds council had right to enter railroad office

Lots of readers wrote letters to the editor regarding last week’s cover story about the city council entering the railroad’s closed office. To read what people had to say, see page 5B. (Battle Born Media Staff photo)

County Commissioner first to enter building By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Several key details have come to light following the Ely City Council’s controversial move to enter the closed offices of the Nevada Northern Railway on … [Read more...]

Recall filed for entire city council

Rick Stork hands over a notice of intent otherwise known as a Recall Petition to Deputy City Clerk Jennifer Lee on Sept. 8. (Courtesy photo)

A notice of intent was filed with the Deputy City Clerk on Sept. 8 to circulate a petition to recall all five sitting members of the city council. The notice, which requires three signatures, was filed by Ely residents Rick Stork, Don Purinton and … [Read more...]

Mayor says council is ‘not giving up’


City of Ely Mayor Melody Van Camp sat down with the The Ely Times to answer some questions regarding her and the city council’s entering of a closed railroad office on the afternoon of Sept. 2. Here is the full interview with Mayor Van Camp. The … [Read more...]

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