Higher energy costs will put an unfair burden on Nevada families

By Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. As the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), I frequently travel throughout the U.S.  And in my journeys, I’m quite often struck by the fact that so many families are struggling to find … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for June 17-23. 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...]

Court sentences from June 22:

Cory Shawn Coca — Sale of a controlled substance. Court imposes 24-60 months in NDOC. 152 days credit for time served. Aubrey Hughs — False imprisonment, gross misdemeanor. Court imposes 12 months in White Pine County Jail. Probation not to exceed … [Read more...]

Disincorporation bill vetoed

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Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, pictured here during his inauguration speech in January, vetoed Senate Bill 238 on June 10.

Governor Sandoval stops senate bill to put question on 2017 ballot   Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval put an end to a senate bill that would have put an “advisory question” on the City of Ely’s 2017 general election ballot asking city … [Read more...]

Gardner wins council seat by two votes after recount

The tie for Ely City Council seat four has been broken and nobody had to draw a card. Jolene Gardner won by two votes after a recount was held on the morning of June 12 inside the armory. Gardner, who was sitting among a small group of supporters … [Read more...]

Radio station awards their latest ‘angel’

KDSS radio station hosts Karen Livingston and Jodi Foster surprise Roseanna Toth in her office with prizes after she was selected as the station’s May “Angel in Disguise” winner. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Roseanna Toth had no idea that when she went into her office one morning at the end of May, that one of her longest running dreams was about to become much more feasible. Toth had wanted to put up a chain link fence in her backyeard to let her dogs … [Read more...]

City and county officials team up for cleanup day

County Commissioner RIchard Howe and Mayor Melody Van Camp are ready to clean up the city and county on Sunday. (Garrett Estrada photo)

It’s no secret that the city and the county don’t always see things the same way. But when it comes to the upcoming Fourth of July all class reunion celebration, members of both the city council and county commission are coming together for a cause … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Office Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for June 10-16. 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...]

Tubs on the water

The “Red Solo Cup” is one of several fan favorite bathtub “boats” expected to return to the “Great Bath Tub Races” on June 27.
(Garrett Estrada photo)

Tour and Recreation board seeks more participants for races Some float. Some don’t Some flip over and take everyone inside with them. They are bath tub boats, built to survive and compete on the still waters of Cave Lake, and for the organizers … [Read more...]

Recount for tied council seat to begin on Friday

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer City Council seat 4 candidate Jolene Gardner filed her request for a recounting of the votes from the city’s general election on Wednesday afternoon. The decision came after the current city council … [Read more...]