Marijuana dispensary storefront approved

The City of Ely moved to approve Acres Dispensary a dispensary license but not without the tribe giving their input on it. John Mueller, CEO and founder of Acres Dispensary, attended the city council meeting on March 9. He wants to put the … [Read more...]

Hunters sentenced in poaching case

Edwin Singler and son Ryan Singler were sentenced earlier this week for charges of unlawful killing of a big game animal that occurred in 2015. Kelly Brown, the Singler’s legal counsel spoke on the behalf of the father and son. “First I’d like to a … [Read more...]

Ely man sentenced for baby’s death

Michael Curtis was sentenced Monday afternoon to life in prison for the second degree murder charge of his 3-month-old son. Curtis sat in the chair next to his attorney, staring at the judge with a blank stare. He will be eligible for parole in 10 … [Read more...]

Ladycats win third state title in four years, rally to beat Lincoln

The White Pine High girls basketball team was 10 seconds away from losing the Class 2A girls state championship last Saturday. Then junior Madison Rick was there for the rescue. She made a three-pointer from the right wing with eight seconds … [Read more...]

Agenda includes hard look at personnel cuts

The City of Ely seems to be having frequent financial discussions on its agenda. At a meeting two weeks ago, City Administrator Bob Switzer put on the agenda for discussion and possible action to make the animal control officer position half time, … [Read more...]

Pickens brothers win state titles

Keep it in the family and chalk up two state titles for the Pickens boys. Brothers Eric and Sven won the 2A state championships in their weight classes last week at the Orleans in Las Vegas. Justin Mabson (170) placed third and Kegan Hexem … [Read more...]

Tough financial decision looms on workforce

Several weeks ago, Robert Switzer was on the Ely City Council agenda for consideration of character, alleged misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health as City Administrator. Although Kurt Carson and Councilman Tony DeFelice … [Read more...]

Administrator’s job performance debated

What started as a six-page agenda quickly began to shorten as nine items  were removed and two tabled. Several residents spoke during public comment stating their frustrations about different agenda items. Kerri Pintar, who attended the meeting, … [Read more...]

Law enforcement theme of appreciation dinner

  Last Friday, the Elks Lodge held a very special event to honor local law enforcement with a Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner. Even the huge snow storm didn’t deter the 60 guests who showed up to show their appreciation for the … [Read more...]

GOP candidates flock to Ely seeking votes

Mike Kneese with the White Pine GOP said, “this is one event where you are reaching out to White Pine.” With about 200 guests, the Lincoln Day breakfast in Ely brought out many local residents and lots of candidates running for different United Sta … [Read more...]