County primary winners

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 White Pine County primary election winners pictured from left to right: Candidate for County Sheriff Penny Jo Robison, Candidate for County Commission Seat 5 Gary Perea and Candidate for County Clerk Nichole Baldwin.

Several White Pine County races came into focus after the polling center closed Tuesday night. The race for Sheriff is now between Penny Jo Robison, who received the most votes for the position with 38.5 percent, and incumbent Dan Watts, who received … [Read more...]

‘Small Town Mayor’ shoots in Ely

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The three men behind the new reality television show “Small Ton Mayor” from left to right: Producer Robert Warren, Director Sean Stanek and the show’s Creator and Executive Producer Alby Lombardo. If the show gets picked up by a network it could be on air in seven months.

A Las Vegas based television crew are hoping they might have found the next big reality televisio n show in Ely. Following around Melody Van Camp for four days, the crew shot hours and hours of footage to be edited down into a three-minute … [Read more...]

Seniors ready to take next step

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Ely Rotary Club handed out 21 scholarships totaling $23,000 on Tuesday night to White Pine High School seniors as part of the school’s annual senior awards night.

It’s that time of year again. When the day-to-day routine of getting up for class turns into getting up for work, or for some students, trying not to oversleep for their first semester of college courses. Yearbooks will be signed, hugs will be … [Read more...]

Candidates speak at forum

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Candidate for White Pine County Sheriff Steve Marquez answers a question from the audience at a candidate public forum held on Monday at the Bristlecone Convention Center next to other Sheriff candidates Penny Jo Robison and incumbent Dan Watts.

Candidates for the upcoming local White Pine County elections gathered at the Bristlecone Convention Center on Monday to speak with local voters and answer their questions. The Ely Times sponsored event drew in a crowd of over 130 people to listen to … [Read more...]

Open road race brings the speed

The “Parade of Cars” will take place Friday at 5:30 p.m. and go from White Pine High School to Bristlecone Convention Center.

The Silver State Classic Challenge is celebrating 27 years of road racing May 15-18 as drivers, navigators and volunteers from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom and Norway descend upon Ely, Nevada to fulfill their need for … [Read more...]

Church food bank opens May 13

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Community Food Bank members Justin Crosby and Cody Dishong will be handing out food on Tuesday at the Calvary Assembly Church .

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer A new community food bank will open at 8 a.m. on May 13 at the Calvary Assembly of God church. The non-profit organization finalized all of it’s months of meetings and paperwork and is ready to begin … [Read more...]

Welcome Rural Roundup

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Over 250 attendees for the Rural Roundup Convention poured into Ely on Wednesday to participate the the variety of tours and workshops.

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The annual Rural Roundup Convention began in Ely on Wednesday afternoon, drawing in people from all over the state or farther to listen to speakers, explore the city and learn something in the process. … [Read more...]

Ely WWII Vets headed to DC

County Commissioner Richard Howe goes over the details of the Southern Nevada Honor Flight trip on April 25 with World War II veterans and volunteer caretakers. The annual trip offers closure to war veterans by taking them to Washington D.C. to visit their respective war memorials together.

  By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Finding closure is something that can take years to happen. For five World War II veterans from Ely, it has taken close to 70. The Honor Flight of Southern Nevada will take off toward the … [Read more...]

Water warning issued after vandalism

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An act of vandalism on top of the courthouse water tanks led to a precautionary warning to city residents to boil tap water.

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer   A “Boil Water” order was issued to the city of Ely from the state capital over the weekend after the locks guarding access to the courthouse water towers were discovered to be cut as part … [Read more...]

Big changes coming to Central Theater

New Ely Central Theater owners Chris Lani and Don Purington have plans to bring live entertainment and more to the space. (Garrett Estrada photo)

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer     Movies at the Ely Central Theater are about to become brighter, sharper and sound clearer.  A new projection screen, digital projector and sound system will all be installed … [Read more...]