Editorial: Two avenues being pursued to wrest control of some federal lands

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“Regulation without representation is tyranny,” said Nevada’s poet lariat Waddie Mitchell in a recent column published in the Elko Daily Free Press. He was referring to the absolute dictatorial powers federal land managers at the Bureau of Land … [Read more...]

Point of View

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By Capt. Scott Henriod White Pine County Sheriff’s Department On September 2, 2014, The White Pine County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate suspicious circumstances at or near Building A of the White Pine Historical Railroad. It was … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

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To the Editor, The Ely City Council has taken on a massive task, that being the investigation into the financial irregularities of the N. N. Railroad and Management Board. This issue has driven a huge wedge into the community. The pro-railroad … [Read more...]

At Reid’s energy summit, no heretics or blasphemy allowed

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At this past week’s Brother Harry’s seventh-annual Traveling Planet Salvation Show with all-day preaching and frequent amens from the choir — Can I get a witness, Brother? — presumptive presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton had the faithful … [Read more...]

Editorial: Nevada lawmakers need to finally tackle public employee pension costs

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When the Nevada Legislature meets in the spring it’s going to have to sharpen a lot of pencils to figure out how to balance the coming biennial budget. Lawmakers must contend with growing public school enrollment, growing Medicaid enrollments, … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

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To the Editor: I am appalled —not surprised— by the City Council break in at the railroad. The people now seated at the head of the government for Ely are on a power trip—a exaction all too common when people are elected to office. With the … [Read more...]

Editorial: Council needs to obey laws

The behavior of the Ely City Council just took another leap up (or, is it down?) the scale of weird. On Tuesday, a day the Northern Railway is closed, the mayor and two councilmen showed up at the railway offices and demanded entry. When the … [Read more...]

How can Nevada provide justice for indigents accused of crimes in rural counties

A commission set up by Nevada’s Supreme Court has found that in rural counties the system for providing attorneys for poor people accused of crimes is broken and is in desperate need of fixing. The Indigent Defense Commission is expected to … [Read more...]

Point of View

By Mark Bassett Executive Director, NNRY Yesterday, Mayor Van Camp, Trustees Setterstrom and Westland accessed the offices of the Nevada Northern Railway building by removing the air conditioners from the windows on the second floor of the … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, My name is Doug Salisbury, owner of D&S Repair, Inc. I would like to inform the public that I have been sober for one year now. I no longer drink alcohol and have made many improvements to my business. We recently had a staff … [Read more...]

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