New plan to narrow city roads

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Some homeowners in East Ely will soon have the option to add a curb and gutter to the front of their property thanks to an agenda item passed by the Ely City Council at their last meeting on Sept. 25. The item, which passed 3-2 with councilman … [Read more...]

City hires new animal control officer

After being without an official animal control officer for several weeks, the City of Ely has found their new man for the job in Sam Davis. A resident of Ely for the past 10 years, Davis said he has been around animals all his life and is very … [Read more...]

Local war hero remembered 45 years after death in Vietnam

A portrait of Joseph Andrew Garcia, a war hero from White Pine County who died saving his platoon of American soldiers in Vietnam. (Courtesy photo)

By Richard Howe White Pine County Commissioner I came across the story of a local soldier and the sacrifice he made to save his platoon in Vietnam in 1968. That soldier’s name is Joseph Andrew Garcia. The actions taken that day by Joe are … [Read more...]

Man connected to multiple McGill robberies arrested

Ex-felon Ricky J. Shurtleff is currently being held at White Pine County Jail. (Courtesy photo)

Staff report Over the past several months the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office has been actively investigating several home burglaries in the McGill area. The individual would enter into people’s home and steal firearms, electronics, jewelry, … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Sept. 23-29. 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...]

Shortline answers questions

The Nevada Northern Railway’s lease agreement with S&S Shortline could eventually lead to more commercial businesses moving to Ely. (Battle Born Media Staff photo)

Anyone who has attended an Ely City Council meeting in recent months knows that much has been made of the rail car storage agreement between the Nevada Northern Railway and S&S Shortline. The Salt Lake City-based company entered into an a car … [Read more...]

Japanese press travel to Ely for race

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Amid the parade of Corvettes, Mustangs and other sports cars, one vehicle stood out like a sore thumb at the Silver State Classic Challenge’s car show down Aultman Street on Friday. A minivan, adorned with a Japanese flag on its side, garnered … [Read more...]

Race driver killed in crash near finish line

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By Dave Maxwell  Lincoln County Record A 71-year old race driver in the Silver State Classic was killed Sunday as he neared the finish line. According to Sheriff’s Department reports, Phil Bowser, of San Jose, California, died when he rolled … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

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Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Sept. 17-22. 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...]

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...]

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