County selects new fire chief

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Ely Times Staff Writer Brett Waters was selected as the new County Fire Chief by the White Pine County Commission at its last meeting. Waters, who is expected to start the position on Feb. 3, said he is excited to step into the role. “I’m … [Read more...]

Ice skating rink coming to Broadbent Park

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By Garrett Estrada Ely Times staff writer An ice rink will open Sunday at Broadbent Park after the Ely City Council approved it at its last meeting.  The rink will start construction Thursday and be 150 feet by 100 feet. Admission will be … [Read more...]

Opponents of SNWA pipeline earn ‘complete victory’

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By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer Senior District Court Judge Robert Estes ruled the state of Nevada must reconsider approval of plans to transport water from rural Nevada to Las Vegas. The Southern Nevada Water Authority proposed a … [Read more...]

Opponents of SNWA pipeline earn “complete victory”

By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer Senior District Court Judge Robert Estes ruled the state of Nevada must reconsider approval of plans to transport water from rural Nevada to Las Vegas. The Southern Nevada Water Authority proposed a 10-year … [Read more...]

Williams sentenced in drug trafficking case

District Court Judge Steve Dobrescu sentenced Michael Williams to 60 to 160 months on Monday. Judge Dobrescu also ordered the car Williams drove and the $6,352 to be seized by the county. Williams plead guilty to trafficking controlled substances … [Read more...]

Group brings unique sound to Sights, Sounds and Smells of Christmas

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By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer As the Sights, Sounds and Smells of Christmas gets ready to kick off its events this Friday, the events will culminate on Dec. 6 with the Christmas Tree auction and a performance by re:Voiced, a five-member … [Read more...]

Native Americans retrace historic walk

A group of Native Americans passed through Ely on their way from Washington D.C. to Alcatraz in San Francisco. (Lukas Eggen photo)

  By Lukas Eggen Ely Times Staff Writer In 1978, the United States Congress considered 11 bills that would abolish many sovereign indigenous rights. In protest, people belonging to Native American tribes walked from San Francisco to … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s office receives reports of explosive devices

The White Pine County Sheriff’s Office over the last several weeks received reports of explosive devices being set off in the Ely area. Several of the devices had been placed near a local school. No damage or injuries had been reported. On November … [Read more...]

Great Basin National Park announces new winter hours

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Great Basin National Park Superintendent Steven Mietz announced the hours of operation and scheduled tours for the Lehman Caves Visitor Center at Great Basin National Park. Starting Dec. 2, Lehman Caves Visitor Center will operate five days a week, … [Read more...]

Task Force works to gather facts

The Nevada Land Management Task Force will hold a public meeting on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. Created by AB 227 during the 2013 Nevada Legislative session, the Task Force is researching the possible transfer of public lands from the federal government to … [Read more...]

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