Nevada’s D.C. delegation could tip the scales in Iran deal

Believe it or not, the tiny Nevada delegation in Washington could play a significant role in international affairs, the likes of which could be compared to the Munich Pact of 1938 that inexorably led to World War II. Obama’s deal with Iran not … [Read more...]

You too can spot wildfires from the comfort of home

The Bureau of Land Management has new eyes to spot wildfires quickly so they can be attacked before they grow into huge acreage gobbling infernos. Those eyes could be yours. The BLM has handed the University of Nevada, Reno’s Seismological … [Read more...]

From the Capitol

By Geoffrey Lawrence and Ron Knecht Assistant State Controller and State Controller We like prices. We know that sounds strange. Most people like only certain kinds of prices: low prices if they are buying and high prices if they are selling. … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: On behalf of the Great Basin Service Club I would like to thank The Ely Times for its coverage of the Fourth of July parade and fireworks display. We would also like to thank all those who participated in the parade and who helped … [Read more...]

Nevada property rights case knocking on the door of the Supreme Court

A Nevada church is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its constitutional rights in the face of bureaucratic intransigence and contradictory laws. In petitioning the court for a hearing this past month, the Center for Justice and … [Read more...]

BLM finally exploring wild horse solutions other than warehousing

It appears someone at the Bureau of Land Management has come to the belated conclusion that keeping nearly 50,000 “wild” horses and burros in short-term corrals and long-term pastures, which results in the taxpayers feeding them at a cost of $50,000 … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: When I read the “City sues railroad partner,” in the latest Ely Times, I almost laughed out loud to myself. Buried deep in the story an anonymous “source” close to S&S and the railroad, said the shoreline leasing company was … [Read more...]

From the Capitol: Commerce Tax: The Real Facts

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence Nevada State Controller and Assistant Controller Rob Hooper of the Northern Nevada Development Authority recently penned an apology for the commerce tax passed last month by Nevada’s legislature and signed by … [Read more...]

The wishes of one man drown out the voices of an entire state

What do you call a country in which one person has the power to dictate to local elected officials how land within their jurisdiction may be used or not used? Dictatorship? This past week with the proverbial stroke of his oft-bragged-about pen … [Read more...]

Time to free the community colleges to stand on their own

Study after study have determined the state’s community colleges, especially those in rural Nevada, are getting short shrift under the current Nevada System of Higher Education governance structure. A year ago a legislative Committee to Conduct an … [Read more...]