Candidates answer questions at forum

Candidate for State Controller Ron Knecht talks about his experience as an economist at the candidate forum. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Local and state-wide candidates for the upcoming White Pine County general election got a chance to answer questions from the public and inform voters on why they are the best choice for the job at The Ely Times-sponsoredCandidate Forum at the … [Read more...]

Students celebrate homecoming

Students of White Pine High School walk into the Nevada Northern Railway train Depot Tuesday night to watch the movie “Hocus Pocus.” (Garrett Estrada photo)

Homecoming is one of those sentimental high school moments that students remember years after they graduate. The dance, the football game, the parade of floats, all of it ties together into an experience that is more than just the sum of its parts. … [Read more...]

New plan to narrow city roads


Some homeowners in East Ely will soon have the option to add a curb and gutter to the front of their property thanks to an agenda item passed by the Ely City Council at their last meeting on Sept. 25. The item, which passed 3-2 with councilman … [Read more...]

Shortline answers questions

The Nevada Northern Railway’s lease agreement with S&S Shortline could eventually lead to more commercial businesses moving to Ely. (Battle Born Media Staff photo)

Anyone who has attended an Ely City Council meeting in recent months knows that much has been made of the rail car storage agreement between the Nevada Northern Railway and S&S Shortline. The Salt Lake City-based company entered into an a car … [Read more...]

Open road race returns to Ely

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The Silver State Classic Challenge received a Guinness World Record in 2000 for “World’s Fastest Road Race.”

The Silver State Classic Challenge is celebrating 27 years of road racing on Sept. 18-21 as drivers, navigators and volunteers from across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Norway descend upon Ely to fulfill their need for speed. Press will be … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s investigation finds council had right to enter railroad office

Lots of readers wrote letters to the editor regarding last week’s cover story about the city council entering the railroad’s closed office. To read what people had to say, see page 5B. (Battle Born Media Staff photo)

County Commissioner first to enter building By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Several key details have come to light following the Ely City Council’s controversial move to enter the closed offices of the Nevada Northern Railway on … [Read more...]

Council raids railroad office

Forensic Auditor and Fraud Examiner Nicholas Miller speaks with City Councilman Marty Westland in the railroad’s parking lot Tuesday night. 
(Garrett Estrada photo)

Councilman went in through window Members of the Ely City Council and Railroad Board of Trustees entered a closed railroad office through the building’s second floor windows Tuesday afternoon in order to unlock the front door to let an … [Read more...]

City Council approves two for railroad board

Two new members were added to the Railroad Management Board after being nominated by Mayor Melody Van Camp and approved by the Ely City Council at the council’s meeting on Aug. 28. A controversial agenda item from councilman Sam Hanson to remove … [Read more...]

Fun at the Fairgrounds

White Pine 4-H and FFA Livestock pig sale at the White Pine County Fairgrounds on Sunday. (Battle Born Media photo)

The annual White Pine County Fair drew hundreds of locals and tourists to the Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday in what is known as the biggest local event of the year. This year’s fair was full of booths, food,live music as well as fun and … [Read more...]

Council fires top two on railroad board

The Railroad Management Board will hold its next meeting on Aug. 15 at the Nevada Northern Railroad at 9 a.m. (Garrett Estrada photo)

The Ely City Council voted to remove the President John Gianoli and the Vice President Steven Leith of the Railroad Management Board at their meeting on Aug. 7. The firings came after Councilman Bruce Setterstrom gave a lengthy presentation, stating … [Read more...]

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