Take a pass on petition to eliminate primaries

With all the polarizing political rhetoric and bombast of this election year it is sorely tempting to grab onto any idea to lessen the load. A petition called the Greater Choice-Greater Voice Statutory Initiative is currently being circulated. It … [Read more...]

Too many willing to forgo First Amendment rights

Here is proof positive that ignorance is hazardous to freedom. The Freedom Forum’s 2018 First Amendment survey, conducted in May and June, asked 1,009 Americans to name the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment. Only one person could n … [Read more...]

General Aviation Vital to Rural Communities

By Lance Gale Manager of the Ely Airport Nevada has one of the most industrious mining sectors in the nation that ranks number one and two in the production of gold and silver. While the benefits of mining extend to the whole state, for rural c … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I attended the Utilities Board meeting on August 9 and was seriously disappointed by what I experienced. Hopefully, I will never attend another. The reason I went to the meeting goes back to May of 2017 when I purchased a property … [Read more...]

Modifications to Endangered Species Act overdue

It is about time. A few weeks ago the Interior Department announced proposals to modify the way it enforces the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to make the law a bit less onerous for private businesses and land owners. The agency is currently … [Read more...]

Could Nevada benefit from plans for Hoover Dam electricity?

What’s in it for us? A recent New York Times story outlines a proposal by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to use Hoover Dam and Colorado River water to smooth out its flow of electricity. The utility has so much intermittent solar a … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: In the July 27, 2018 edition of the Ely Times Robert Switzer wrote a misleading and derogatory letter to the Editor about me that I would like to comment on. Mr Switzer stated that I seemed to think that he was hired as a City … [Read more...]

Courts are solidifying gun rights

The courts in recent years have been nailing down ever more solidly the right to keep and bear arms. In the District of Columbia the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictive ordinances that required that guns be kept at home disassembled or … [Read more...]

Can Nevada lawmakers correctly introduce energy choice

Let’s get one thing straight, the Energy Choice Initiative — Question 3 — on the November ballot is not deregulation of the electricity market. It would replace Nevada’s regulated energy monopoly with a regulated competitive energy market. It would … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In the July 27, 2018 issue, The Ely Times published a front-page article about the debate among Ely City Council members and staff regarding hiring an outside accounting firm to process payroll and accounts payable for the City … [Read more...]