Democratic candidate sure would fill Harry Reid’s shoes

Former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is imminently qualified to step right into the shoes of Sen. Harry Reid. This past week she became the first Democrat to announce her candidacy for Reid’s seat and he immediately endorsed her. For … [Read more...]

Let local governments opt out of collecting bargaining

While it seems most of the legislation coursing through the halls of the Legislature in Carson City seeks to tap deeper into taxpayers’ wallets, one might actually reduce the cost of local government by allowing local counties, cities and school … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

TO THE EDITOR: Thomas Mitchell did an excellent job of describing the legal foundation of the Western public lands issue. Those legal arguments are commonly stressed by those who are pro-state ownership. What I rarely see is a discussion of the … [Read more...]

Point of View

By Marion J. (Sam) Hanson Ely City Council In the “Point of View” Op/Ed piece in the Ely Times edition of 3 April 2015, Simon and Garfunkel perhaps best summed up the author’s approach in the lyrics to their song The Boxer—“a man hears what he … [Read more...]

On the issue of public lands, first, we have to get their attention

When my ol’ pappy broke the two-by-four across the muzzle of our stubborn 2,000-pound black Angus bull, he explained: “First, son, you have to get his attention.” Perhaps that is one way to look at Assembly Bill 408, which would prohibit the … [Read more...]

Bill would facilitate doctors ‘seeing’ patients remotely by using technology

Nevada already has one of the lowest doctor-to-patient ratios in the nation — 47th to be precise. Add to that the time and expense to bring the two together for in-person visits when the patient is living in a remote rural area. This is where a … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: One of the problems conservatives have with our president is his use of executive order to change policy without congress being able to vote on the issue. The Mayor’s and City Council’s attempt to keep the disincorporation bill off … [Read more...]

Nevada lawmakers must put a stop to civil assett forfeitures prior to conviction

The whole concept of civil asset forfeiture turns the law on its head, essentially finding people guilty until they can prove their innocence. Police departments and federal agencies across the country have been using civil procedures to seize … [Read more...]

Federal government’s fracking rules usurp states’ rights

Our masters in Washington are always searching for solutions to problems. They invariably find a solution even if they can’t find a problem. The Interior Department recently released a 400-page set of rules for fracking on public lands, which … [Read more...]

Point of View: The City of Ely – Where do we go from here? It’s up to YOU

By Gary Cook Ely Times Publisher In 2011, Marty Westland and Dale Derbidge were elected to the Ely City Council. Three new members, Bruce Setterstrom, Marion “Sam” Hanson and Randy Lee (Tammy Carlgren appointed to fill Randy’s vacancy), were … [Read more...]