State makes progress in challenging sage grouse rules

Nevada won a temporary reprieve from the Interior Department’s plans to enforce sweeping restrictions on land use as a means of protecting greater sage grouse habitat, but failed to convince a federal judge to put those plans on hold entirely. In … [Read more...]

Forget PILT checks, transfer federal lands

There is considerable consternation in rural counties across the West over the Trump administration planning to cut the size of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) checks this year. The current budget blueprint calls for cuts but doesn’t specify how … [Read more...]

Wild horse suit dismissal leaves inhumane conditions in place

There is something positively perverse about the gloating coming from the self-styled wild horse advocates over the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejection of a lawsuit intended to force federal land agencies in Nevada to reduce the … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: At this time I would like to share a few things that I am thankful for. I am thankful for good parents that taught me right from wrong and to trust in the Lord. I am thankful to a friend who has lived in Ely all of his life … [Read more...]

Forfeiture of property should be tied to a conviction

A couple of weeks ago we editorially bemoaned the fact that no one had introduced a bill in the state Legislature to restrict the practice of law enforcement agencies seizing private property — homes, cars, cash and such — under the presumption it is … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: This letter is in response to the meeting concerning the changes being made to the VA clinic at WBRHC. The meeting was scheduled on April 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting room was inadequate for the number of veterans in … [Read more...]

Bill could dilute Nevada’s presidential voting power

There is a bill pending in the Legislature that could have the effect of diluting the state’s voting power in presidential elections. Assembly Bill 274 would rope Nevada into a compact called the “Agreement Among the States to Elect the President … [Read more...]

Lowering age of compulsory education could be harmful

Nevada lawmakers have for decades been throwing taxpayer money at various feel-good-but-futile programs and schemes in an attempt to drag the state’s public education system up from the lowest rungs. The latest proposal to surface in the … [Read more...]

Why Nevada joined a Wisconsin property rights case

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a rather obscure and complicated property case titled Murr v. Wisconsin, in which the Murr family claims the value of their waterfront property was drastically reduced by government … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

TO THE EDITOR:   I would like to clarify a few things that were stated by Bruce Setterstrom and George Chachas in MEET THE CANDIDATES in last Friday’s Ely Times. I’ll start with Bruce Setterstrom.  Bruce states that a lot of positive things … [Read more...]