Parks designation a way to bypass Congress

President Obama this past week announced the creation of a national monument in southern New Mexico — the 500,000-acre Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, which contains hiking trails, Native American ruins and Outlaw Rock, where Billy … [Read more...]

It’s time to protest new EPA rules

Is there nothing the federal government will not micromanage into a bureaucratic knot of red tape? Now the Environmental Protection Agency has rewritten the rules for the Clean Water Act in such a way that gives it authority over just about any … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor I have constantly disagreed with Thomas Mitchell opinions and made empty threats to stop reading The Ely Times, which of course I didn’t.  You are the only show in town. Imagine my surprise when I read the Week of May 23, 2014 … [Read more...]

‘Gunfighters of Pioche’ has a certain Twain

One of the distinctive pleasures in reading Mark Twain is his ability to deliver of the most outrageous anecdotal details in such a matter-of-fact, nonchalant tone as to make it sound as though he was recounting the stitching craftsmanship at the … [Read more...]

9th circuit ruling on horses

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month voted 2-1 to reject appeals by several horse-lover groups intent on stopping the Bureau of Land Management from rounding up feral horses and burros. But  the dissent, … [Read more...]

Poor Mark Twain

W hether a cove at Lake Tahoe is named after Mark Twain or the man on the moon, we don’t have much of an opinion on that. But what in the world has become of us as a nation when it comes to matter of race? The story is this: For the second … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor This past weekend, my family traveled to Lovelock to see the White Pine High School girls softball games.  the games were nail biters, on the edge of your seat games.. What a talented team of young ladies.  the long trip to … [Read more...]

Ranchers should charge BLM for thirsty horses

By Thomas Mitchell AUSTIN — One of the biggest problems facing Nevada ranchers all across the central swath of the state from the California to Utah borders is an overabundance of feral horses drinking water and eating forage rightfully set aside … [Read more...]

Editorial: BLM needs to see rancher’s plight

This past week the Elko County Commission voted to send a letter to Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze, an Elko native and former Harry Reid aide, inviting him to come to Nevada and discuss his agency’s recent decisions that have harmed … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: McGill Revitalization Associations, along with Andy McVicars, Hal Hollingsworth and the McGill Volunteer Fire Department are all working together to restore the McGill baseball park. Over the years the grass has taken over the … [Read more...]

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