Railroad board to sue city

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The Railroad Management Board for the Nevada Northern Railway passed a motion to start drafting a lawsuit against the Ely City Council and Railroad Board of Trustees in their meeting on Aug. 15. The management board’s lawyer Scott Husbands said that … [Read more...]

Trio travel country, world to visit horse racing tracks

Tom Miscannon, Gary King and Chris Davis travel across the country and sometimes farther to visit a good racetrack. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Most people have a hobby. Some like to take fishing or hunting trips, others might prefer a game of poker or watching old movies. But for the three men who traveled across the country to attend the White Pine County Horse Races over the weekend, the … [Read more...]

Candidate for Attorney General Laxalt not happy about sage grouse

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Several politicians for Nevada’s statewide races visited Ely over the weekend to make an appearance at the Cattlewomen’s barbecue. The Ely Times caught up with Adam Laxalt, the Republican candidate for Attorney General, to ask him about his campaign … [Read more...]

Group starts petition to close loopholes in background checks

LAS VEGAS — Nevadans for Background Checks today launched a statewide signature gathering effort for the Background Check Initiative, a ballot measure that would help keep guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers and the severely mentally … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

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Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Aug. 6-11. 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...]

Council fires top two on railroad board

The Railroad Management Board will hold its next meeting on Aug. 15 at the Nevada Northern Railroad at 9 a.m. (Garrett Estrada photo)

The Ely City Council voted to remove the President John Gianoli and the Vice President Steven Leith of the Railroad Management Board at their meeting on Aug. 7. The firings came after Councilman Bruce Setterstrom gave a lengthy presentation, stating … [Read more...]

Horse races start on Aug. 16

The White Pine County Horse Races will run from Aug. 16-17 starting at 1 p.m. both days out at the race track near the softball fields. Race Manager Bob Bartlett said this year’s races include teams from all over the Western United States. “We … [Read more...]

County Fair set for weekend

Children participate in the watermelon eating contest at last year’s White Pine County Fair. (Lukas Eggan/Ely Times photo)

The annual White Pine County Fair is back this weekend, opening up  the fairgrounds on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.on Sunday. This year’s fair, which is put on by members of Beta Sigma Phi and 4-H, will include … [Read more...]

Small Town Living

A road crew in Pleasant Valley remove tree limbs from the roadway. Obstacles like this can be common on rural roads and can be deadly if drivers are distracted. (Courtesy photo)

By Ben Rowley This is the second in a two-part series on Nevada’s Rural Roads. Part One covered maintenance issues. There is always a risk of an accident, even a fatal one, when getting behind the wheel, but the risk of death is much higher … [Read more...]

White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report

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Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for August 6-11. 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...]

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