Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I think that in Ely we have forgotten about the role of our police department - “To Protect & To Serve”.Presently if you have a frivolous infraction such as a broken license plate light, or change lanes without signaling, you can … [Read more...]

How schools must handle diverse gender identities

In 2017 Nevada legislators passed a bill requiring schools in the state to establish policies for “addressing the rights and needs of persons with diverse gender identities or expressions.” A month ago the state Department of Education published a … [Read more...]

Let the public see the work of public servants

Next week is Sunshine Week, March 11-17. The annual observation was created by the American Society of News (formerly Newspaper) Editors to spotlight the importance of public access to government information in a democratic republic, … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Hello! I am a third-grade student in Northern Virginia. In third grade, we do state reports, and I have chosen your state. I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Nevada as I work on my report. Information … [Read more...]

Second Amendment is not a second-class right

Do the courts treat the Second Amendment like a second-class right? Supreme Court Justice Clarence believes they do and makes a compelling argument. This past week the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of … [Read more...]

A immodest proposal for a 28th Amendment

The horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead and more than a dozen wounded at the hands of a 19-year-old armed with a semi-automatic rifle has again set off a flurry of rational and emotional … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: My name is Zander and I am a 5th grader at Faith Christian School in Kearney, Nebraska. My class is studying the 50 states and I have chosen Nevada as my state. Our assignment is to find out as much about our states as we can and … [Read more...]

Wild horse issue needs a compromise solution

Let the caterwauling continue. The headline over a press release by a group calling itself the American Wild Horse Campaign reads, “80+ Organizations Oppose Trump Administration Plan to Slaughter America’s Mustangs.” The trigger for the press re … [Read more...]

Neighbors hope Little Ash Springs remains closed

There are two sides to every story.Four years ago the Bureau of Land Management locked the gate to Little Ash Springs north of Alamo for what was described as a couple of weeks due to a crumbling wall on a manmade pool. It remains … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The Mayor and certain Council Members just don’t get it. The City of Ely is in financial distress!  Their auditors told them, their City Treasurer has told them. What do they do? They put an item on the agenda for the Feb. 2 … [Read more...]