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. 
(Courtesy photo)

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...]

Recall petitions fall short

City of Ely Mayor Melody Van Camp holds up a copy of all the recall signatures inside her office and business Sew Krazy.

The recall attempt for all five Ely City Council members and the City of Ely’s Mayor officially failed to get enough verifiable signatures to move forward according to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office. All five petitions for the council … [Read more...]

Council adds new member

Tammy Carlgren is sworn into office by City Clerk Bob Sweitzer in the parking lot of City Hall on Jan. 9. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Tammy Carlgren was sworn into office as the newest member of the Ely City Council on Jan. 9 outside of City Hall. Carlgren was appointed by the council to replace former city councilman Randy Lee after he resigned from the post in late 2014. The … [Read more...]

New officials take office

Nicole Baldwin is sworn into office as the new County Clerk by Judge Steve Bishop on Jan. 5 along with all the other public officials elected in the general election on Nov. 5, 2014. (Mike Coster photo)

Public officials elected in last November’s general election officially stepped into their new roles Monday after being sworn in at the White Pine County Courthouse. New County Clerk Nicole Baldwin said that being sworn in after waiting two months … [Read more...]

Fire and Ice cancelled

Snow sculptures are a big part of the annual Fire and Ice event but can also be very heavy and dangerous on thin ice.  (Courtesy photo)

Lack of ice on Cave Lake cited as reason for cancellation The upcoming Fire and Ice event at Cave Lake was officially canceled Monday morning according to one of the event’s planners Ed Spear. He cited thin ice as the reason the annual, two-day … [Read more...]

Community rallies around sick girl

Paige Hill is more active than most girls her age. At thirteen, Hill has already worked with 4-H to show animals, played a variety of sports and has done well in school. It would be a crowded schedule for any teenager, but for Hill, it’s more than … [Read more...]

Hendrix’s body found in Lincoln

Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department search for a vehicle matching the description of Bruce Hendrix’s truck near Shingle Pass on Dec. 12. Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff Department

A statewide manhunt for longtime Ely resident and accountant Bruce Hendrix, 63, ended on Dec. 12 after Hendrix’s body was discovered near his truck on a dirt road near Shingle Pass in Lincoln County. Hendrix was discovered deceased, the result of an … [Read more...]