State of the City Address

By Mayor Melody Van Camp It’s my great honor to deliver the State of the City Address. As Mayor, I feel that it’s imperative to keep the community informed as to the projects, plans, successes and hopes for the City of Ely. City Hall has been … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like to thank Ross Johnson for his article on the condition of Yelland Field.  The airport has been ignored by the county commissioners far to long. They seemed surprised by the report, what did they expect? Geri … [Read more...]

Solving the Teacher Shortage Problem

In a couple of months, the Clark County School District will begin hiring teachers for the next school year.  Will they find enough teachers to fill the current vacancies and the anticipated openings due to retirements and resignations? By all … [Read more...]

Where the presidential candidates stand on public land issues

With the Nevada presidential caucuses just weeks away we are offering readers a glimpse into the stances of the candidates on a key issue — federal public lands control. For the Democrats there is not much choice. Bernie Sanders has not taken a … [Read more...]

Governor offering a way to save sage grouse and mining

Gov. Brian Sandoval is imploring the Interior Department to accept a state-created alternative to its proposed draconian plan to remove millions of acres of federal public land from productive use — specifically mining — as a way of paying lip … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I’m writing to request a favor from your readers. In a college course I’m taking to become a teacher, my professor has assigned us a project to learn about a town in the U.S. She’s requiring that we do this without the use of … [Read more...]

Democrats are all for smart guns and dumb ballots

Democrats are calling for technology to be used in an attempt to thwart gun violence. They want smart guns to be mandated. Obama, after issuing his fatwa, er, executive order expanding the requirement for background checks prior to gun purchase, … [Read more...]

Huge case: One judge’s bias is another’s hard-earned experience

Earlier this month a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals printed out for the various federal public land agencies in the West a license to steal. The court kicked the quarter-century-old fight between the Pine Creek Ranch … [Read more...]

The main public interest is economic growth

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence  In our last column, we specified the duty of elected public officials: a fiduciary duty to voters, taxpayers and the broad public interest.  Not, as some people claim, to government institutions such as the … [Read more...]

How are public school parents harmed when others exit public schools?

District Judge James Wilson in Carson City earlier this month issued an injunction blocking the implementation of the legislatively approved education savings accounts (ESAs), which were to be launched next month. In doing so, the judge said the … [Read more...]