City of Ely: A closer look

The question of what to do with the city’s 107-year-old City Hall building remains as one of the hot topics heading into the primary.
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A lot has happened with the City of Ely in recent months. A historic recall attempt failed to get enough signatures to try and force a vote to remove all five City Council members and the Mayor. State Senator Pete Goicoechea brought forth a senate … [Read more...]

Vote to disincorporate city delayed

City of Ely residents will have to wait until 2017 before they have a chance to vote to disincorporate the city of Ely.
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Voters in the City of Ely will have some extra time to consider whether or not they would like to see the city disincorporated. State Senator Pete Goicoechea called Mayor Melody Van Camp on Tuesday to inform her that his bill to put a vote on the … [Read more...]

Railroad forensic audit calls for changes

A forensic audit of the Nevada Northern Railway revealed a need for more policies to regulate procedures for handling finances.   
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The long awaited city-ordered forensic audit of the Nevada Northern Railway’s finances and operations was released in a special meeting put on by the railroad trustees on March 5 inside the armory. The 69-page document, which was distributed at the … [Read more...]

Basketball state champions

The White Pine High School Ladycat basketball team poses for a photo with their NIAA Division III State Championship trophy and individual medals on Feb. 28.
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White Pine wins big in Las Vegas to claim first title in 10 years The White Pine High School Ladycats had already put the game away as the clock ticked down its final seconds, but it wasn’t until it hit zero that they knew they had actually … [Read more...]

Shakespeare comes to high school

Will Hampton and Katrina Groff rehearse their scenes in the high school theater for their upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
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Kathy Tucker knows a thing or two about putting on a school play. The drama instructor has been the driving force behind all of White Pine High School’s stage productions for over 15 years, but in her career there is one production she has never … [Read more...]

Battle Born Media Buys Sparks Tribune

Battle Born Media, a company with deep Nevada roots, has acquired the Sparks Tribune to add to its portfolio of newspapers in the state. Battle Born bought the historic newspaper — which dates back more than a century — from Sparks Tribune, LLC, … [Read more...]

Public comment sought for new mine

Large trucks move material at Midway Gold’s Pan Mine, which is located near the location that the Gold Rock Mine Project would be. 
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The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Ely office released a draft of their Environmental Impact Study (EIS) on Feb. 13 for Midway Gold’s Gold Rock Mine Project, which is planned to open 50 miles west of Ely. With the release of the draft EIS, the … [Read more...]

Candidates file for city positions

City hall

The candidates for the next city primary and election for Mayor and three city council seats have been determined after the period to file closed on Feb. 6. The primary election will be held on April 7 and the general election will be on June … [Read more...]

Century old rifle found in national park

Archaeologist Eva Jensen inspects Winchester rifle she found in Great Basin National Park.

Eva Jensen had no idea as she walked around an innocuous tree in Great Basin National Park that she was about to discover something that would capture the world’s attention last November. “I went around the tree and it was just leaning … [Read more...]

Radio station awards first local ‘Angel in Disguise’

Local radio host Jodi McShane reads Mark Hurlbert a letter written by his wife about why he is her “Angel in Disguise.” (Garrett Estrada photo)

When Jodi McShane and Karen Livingston began reading through the stack of submitted letters they received for their “Angel in Disguise” program, they figured it would be a hard choice figuring out who would be the first winner. Then they got to … [Read more...]