Future bright for City Hall

The original City Hall building hasn’t been remodeled or renovated since the 1970s, according to Mayor Melody Van Camp.
(Garrett Estrada photo)

Committee begins planning to renovate historic landmark The Mayor’s City Hall Committee held there first meeting on July 16 to begin the planning stages of what to do with the old City Hall building that sits in downtown. The committee discussed … [Read more...]

City sues railroad partner

The City of Ely says it is owed money from S&S Shortline from cars being stored along the 128 miles of the railroad’s track.  (Courtesy photo)

Lawsuit against S&S Shortline surprises management board As the Ely City Council prepares to vote on accepting the dismissal of the lawsuit brought forth against them by the Nevada Northern Railroad’s Management Board at its next meeting, the … [Read more...]

Veterans honored on Fourth

Vietnam veterans stand during War Memorial Foundation ceremony on the Fourth of July at the White Pine County Golf Course. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Memorial foundation receives recognition from senator As the water from the heavy but brief rains subsided and the crowded bar area of the golf course began to clear, everyone’s mind turned to the past. As a poem that was written and read by … [Read more...]

Alumni return home

Close to 400 alumni from White Pine County schools are anticipated to return to Ely to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. (Garrett Estrada photo)

All class reunion just one part of event-filled holiday weekend Most class reunions allow old friends and classmates to see each other again after being apart for years. Not many class reunions come with a parade. After all the planning and … [Read more...]

Midway files bankruptcy

Midway Gold staff line up for a photo during better times for the ground breaking of the Pan Mine Project in January 2014. (Courtesy photo)

Miners laid off as activities are suspended at Pan Mine Project Midway Gold suspended mining activities at their Pan mine site on Friday and announced a reduction in the mining projects workforce. On Monday, Midway Gold announced that the company … [Read more...]

Disincorporation bill vetoed

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Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, pictured here during his inauguration speech in January, vetoed Senate Bill 238 on June 10.

Governor Sandoval stops senate bill to put question on 2017 ballot   Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval put an end to a senate bill that would have put an “advisory question” on the City of Ely’s 2017 general election ballot asking city … [Read more...]

Tubs on the water

The “Red Solo Cup” is one of several fan favorite bathtub “boats” expected to return to the “Great Bath Tub Races” on June 27.
(Garrett Estrada photo)

Tour and Recreation board seeks more participants for races Some float. Some don’t Some flip over and take everyone inside with them. They are bath tub boats, built to survive and compete on the still waters of Cave Lake, and for the organizers … [Read more...]

New faces join City Council


Van Camp retained as Mayor, O’Brien and Gardner finish in tie Some new faces will be joining the Ely City council and retained Mayor Melody Van Camp after city voters made their voices heard in the 2015 City of Ely General Election on Tuesday. Pat … [Read more...]

Decision time in Ely

A sign off to the side of Aultman Street urges city residents to vote. Similar signs for individual candidates can be found all over town. (Garrett Estrada photo)

City election to take place at Convention Center on June 2   After the radio shows, candidate forums, Facebook discussions and deluge of signage, the general election for the City of Ely will finally determine who will be sitting in … [Read more...]

Ladycats make history

The White Pine High School Ladycat track team hold up their third straight state title championship at Del Sol High School on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Girls track team first in school history to win three straight titles   The White Pine High School girls track and field team have become accustomed to setting records this year. The triple jump school record was broken, and then broken … [Read more...]