Nevada accepts 2016 gun, marijuana ballot items

Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s top election official gave the go-ahead Monday to two initiatives for the 2016 ballot: One to allow recreational marijuana use; the other to tighten background checks for anyone buying guns from private … [Read more...]

Western Values Project releases statement on sage grouse

Submitted by Western Values Project Congressional leaders' agreement in the "cr-omnibus" dealing with sage-grouse and the Fish and Wildlife Service disregarded the Department of Interior's guidance and the will of western voters. Western voters … [Read more...]

First National Bank of Ely issues a $30,000 Challenge Grant for NNRY

Submitted by the Nevada Northern Railway The First National Bank of Ely has issued a $30,000 Challenge Grant to the Nevada Northern Railway Museum. Through Dec. 31, the First National Bank of Ely, will match all giving to the Nevada Northern … [Read more...]

White Pine Co. Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Dec. 3-9. 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...]

Tree auction transforms Bristlecone

High school student August Gummere shows a second grade class a picture from the book he is reading them on Monday. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Walking into the Bristlecone Convention Center after it has been decorated for this year’s Festival of Trees is like walking into a Christmas wonderland. Decorations cover the main hall, from shiny wrapped presents on the walls to fake snow on the … [Read more...]

USDA director says grants available for those who look

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director Sarah Adler wants non-profit organizations in Ely to know that the USDA could offer their organization a chance to grow through lesser-known about grants and … [Read more...]

BLM Concludes Eastern Nevada Wild Horse Gathers

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District has concluded the Silver King Highway and Triple B Nuisance Wild Horse Gathers.  The BLM gathered and removed 117 wild horses from in and around the Silver King and Triple B Herd Management Areas … [Read more...]

BLM seeks public comment for wilderness management plan

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is asking the public to comment on the preliminary Ely Ranger District Wilderness Management Plan and Environmental Assessment, and proposed amendment to the Humboldt National Forest Plan. The comment period … [Read more...]

ENLC Winter Weed Conference comes to Bristlecone Jan. 8-9

Te Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition (ENLC) and Tri-County Weed Control will put on teh tenth annual Winter Weed Conference on Jan. 8-9, 2015 at the Bristlecone Convention Center. The theme for this year’s conference is “Catalyst for change: … [Read more...]

White Pine Sheriff’s Blotter Report

Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Nov. 25- Dec. 2. 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 … [Read more...]