If you haven’t taken the time to study the candidates and issues: Don’t vote

Early voting starts Saturday. Election Day is Nov. 4. It is time to start cramming for the test — a test of the American democratic republic. Normally this time of year you hear: Be sure and vote. Your vote counts. It is your civic duty to … [Read more...]

Misleading question 3 is bad for taxpayers, not much better for schools

If you know nothing about any other matter on the November ballot, we urge you to go the polls to cast a resounding “no” vote on Question 3 — otherwise known as The Education Initiative or more accurately as the margin tax. Depending on which … [Read more...]

Hutchinson rated one of best senators, Flores tagged worst in assembly

Oddly enough, the marquee race on the November ballot is the one for lieutenant governor, usually an afterthought. But, with Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval facing a Democratic opponent who came in second to “none of these candidates” in the … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Every year I see the newspaper post pictures, highlights and games of High School athletes, nothing is ever posted about Middle School athletics. Where do you think High School athletes start out? Middle School volleyball just … [Read more...]

Latest study should further dampen Las Vegas’ appetite for rural groundwater

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey published this summer has added credence and hard numbers to the arguments from opponents to a plan by Las Vegas water utilities to tap 84,000 acre-feet of groundwater from valleys in White Pine and Lincoln … [Read more...]

Question 2: Voters should just say ‘no’ to meddling with the mining tax

Only days after the state of Nevada celebrates its 150th anniversary of statehood on Oct. 31, voters will be asked on the General Election ballot whether to repeal a section of the Nevada Constitution on which the very question of statehood hinged … [Read more...]

Point of View

By Lin Burleigh White Pine County Clerk My career in public service began in November 2007.  I had relocated to Ely a year earlier and figured it was time to get back into the workforce.  I wanted something new and exciting—just like the … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, The following is what could happen in 1 year if the Ely City Council had not started the investigation into the financial mishandlings of the N.N. Railroad. The Nevada Northern Railroad is forced to shut its doors due to … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor, Undisclosed money in elections undermines voter confidence in the democratic process, and keeps us in the dark about who is actually funding campaigns supporting and opposing our local candidates. The U.S. Securities and … [Read more...]

Point of View

By Amy J. Melvin White Pine Public Museum Director When I first left my home state of Montana in 2012 and moved to Arizona, I never imagined I'd end up in Ely, Nevada.  I thought of all the places in Nevada I could move to, Elko would be at the … [Read more...]

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