Conservationists ask for new decision on the Searchlight Wind Project

By Kevin Emmerich Special to The Ely Times Last week, conservation groups asked the U.S. District Court in Reno, Nevada to order Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to take a fresh look at a controversial wind project in an area with the … [Read more...]

Mt. Wheeler Power Board candidate biographies

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Candidates for Mt. Wheeler’s Power Board have submitted biographies to The Ely Times to introduce themselves to district voters before being elected at their next annual meeting. Bryant Barnson Bryant Barnson has been a resident of Ruth, Nevada … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for March 11-17. 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...]

Railroad forensic audit calls for changes

A forensic audit of the Nevada Northern Railway revealed a need for more policies to regulate procedures for handling finances.   
(Garrett Estrada photo)

The long awaited city-ordered forensic audit of the Nevada Northern Railway’s finances and operations was released in a special meeting put on by the railroad trustees on March 5 inside the armory. The 69-page document, which was distributed at the … [Read more...]

Mayor vetoes purchase of new city hall building

City of Ely Mayor Melody Van Camp  issued her first ever veto on March 9 in an attempt to stop the city council’s recent vote to spend more than the originally approved $500,000 to purchase a new building to relocate City Hall. The council voted 3-1 … [Read more...]

Senate bill would bring vote to disincorporate city

Nevada State Senator Pete Goicoechea will introduce a new bill to the State Senate by Friday that could give residents of the City of Ely a chance to vote on whether they would like to see the City of Ely disincorporated and be taken over by the … [Read more...]

New conservation specialist in Ely

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CARSON CITY – Ben Bolton has been hired as the new Conservation Specialist for the State Conservation Districts Program.  The Program has three positions across the state to assist the Conservation Districts in developing, funding and putting … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for March 4-10. 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...]

Basketball state champions

The White Pine High School Ladycat basketball team poses for a photo with their NIAA Division III State Championship trophy and individual medals on Feb. 28.
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White Pine wins big in Las Vegas to claim first title in 10 years The White Pine High School Ladycats had already put the game away as the clock ticked down its final seconds, but it wasn’t until it hit zero that they knew they had actually … [Read more...]

City prepares for biggest reunions yet

A remastered and colored photo of the Chamber of Commerce float in a Fourth of July parade from the 1960’s. This year’s parade will is expected to be one of the largest in recent memory with floats that tie into the multiple class reunions going on during the holiday weekend. (Courtesy photo)

It was standing room only inside the White Pine Chamber of Commerce on Monday evening. As the head of the class reunions committee Richard Howe worked his way through a meeting agenda, more people continued to arrive, packing themselves in and … [Read more...]