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...]

Editorial: Bureaucrats playing a befuddled, futile game of species preservation with our money

“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.” — Proverbs 26:12 Economist F.A. Hayek called the efforts of central planners to create a more efficient economy than the free market could: “The Fatal … [Read more...]

Arguments against voter approval of margin tax just keep piling us

Every time someone kicks over another margin tax rock, another monster comes crawling out. We’ve already learned from previous studies and analyses that The Education Initiative, or margin tax, on the November General Election ballot might not … [Read more...]

17th Amendment has left states powerless against popularly elected Congress — repeal it

We managed to repeal the 18th Amendment, which created Prohibition. It is time to repeal the 17th. What? You have no idea what the 17th Amendment is? Well, it is the one that effectively ended federalism by taking the power to appoint U.S. … [Read more...]

Editorial: Put up or shut up

It’s time for the Ely City Council to come clean. The city created a mess by its actions against the non-profit Nevada Northern Railway. It must now plainly tell the people why. Let’s break down current events involving the city and … [Read more...]

Point of View

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By Randy Lee Ely City Councilman Well it looks like fall is upon us and I’m wondering what happened to the long, hot summer that wasn’t. Now I’m hearing a lot of talk about the long, cold winter ahead. Oh well1 We still have what appears to be … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

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To the Editor: We need the forensic audit to go forward in order to clear up one of two things. First - All (5) City Councilmen are “kooks” and should be “re-called” for all of this drama, or Second - Someone get their hand caught in the … [Read more...]

Tesla Motors tax deal fails on principle and economic viability

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The deal the governor and the state Legislature cut with Tesla Motors to lure its proposed $5 billion lithium-ion battery plant to Nevada trammels the fundamental principles on which this nation was founded and is economically naïve. The deal … [Read more...]

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...]

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