Editorial: Congress should block EPA effort to impose lower ozone standard

Just think of the Environmental Protection Agency as the princess and ozone as the pea, and you will get some idea of the scope of the problem. In 2008, the EPA set the ground-level ozone standard for air quality at 75 parts per billion (ppb). … [Read more...]

Time to stop warrantless searches and seizures of private property in Nevada

Civil asset forfeiture has turned into a fundraising scam for federal and local law enforcement agencies, who use the excuse that seized cash, cars and homes are the product of suspected criminal endeavors and thus forfeitable to the government, … [Read more...]

Point of View – City Council

By Melody Van Camp and Sam Hanson Mayor of Ely and Ely City Councilman  The comments raised in the two Op/Ed pieces in the 22 August edition of the Ely Times by Richard Howe and S.F.  concerning the recent actions of the Ely City Council have … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I was very impressed with the thoughtful and documented approach taken by the Railroad Board of Trustees in deciding to designate two new management board members. The railroad is truly the crown jewel of Ely tourist trade. As well … [Read more...]

Doling out tax favors to private companies does nothing to improve state’s economy

Largely overlooked at first during all the congratulatory back slapping — which came with the news that Tesla Motors had built an earthen pad in an industrial park east of Sparks for its new $5 billion lithium-ion battery “gigafactory” that would … [Read more...]

Editorial: What is city council thinking?

What is the Ely City Council trying to accomplish in steamrolling the management board of the Nevada Northern Railroad? In what can only be described as a bizarre move, the council in its last meeting fired the president and the vice president of … [Read more...]

Editorial: Battle for Mount Lewis should concern all rural Nevadans

It is like going up against the Sheriff of Nottingham, who has absolute authority and is answerable only to a far away, uninterested king. In May the Bureau of Land Management relented and announced it had come to a year-long deal with ranchers on … [Read more...]

Point of View

By Richard Howe White Pine County Commissioner About six months ago I wrote an op-ed for The Ely Times about forming one government in White Pine County. This would involve combining the county and city governments. Past events and more … [Read more...]

Bills to hand over federal public land to local governments advance … again

Pardon us for not swooning in anticipation of the economic windfall about to be bestowed on rural Nevada by the seven public lands bills that were again passed out of a House committee just before the August recess. Both of Nevada’s congressmen … [Read more...]

Editorial: Reid schedules Senate vote on repealing free speech section of First Amendment

The U.S. Senate slipped out of D.C. for its August recess just as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scheduled a vote on a constitutional amendment that would repeal the free speech section of the First Amendment. The vote on S.J. Res. 19 will take … [Read more...]

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