Commissioners look to merge county, city services

The White Pine County Commission appointed commissioners Mike Lemich and Laurie Carson to start an effort to consolidate the county's and city of Ely's governmental services.

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The White Pine County Commission designated Commissioners Mick Lemich and Laurie Carson as the two representatives from the county to join a proposed ad-hoc committee with the intention of merging … [Read more...]

Ely hosting rural conference

Members of the Heritage Club International were in Ely on March 8 and volunteered their time to help fill over 700 backpacks for the local CACH program at the Bristlecone Convention Center. 
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By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The Rural Roundup convention is coming to Ely for the first time in over a decade on April 30-May 2. Featuring guest speakers and talks about rural issues in Nevada, the convention is expected to … [Read more...]

New Mayor Van Camp wants to ‘clean up’ Ely

Melody Van Camp was sworn in as the new mayor for the city on Friday.
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By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Melody Van Camp was sworn into office as the new Ely mayor outside of City Hall on Friday. Van Camp was selected from a pool of four candidates who applied for the position by the City Council at their … [Read more...]

Deputy DA files to run against his boss

Deputy District Attorney Michael Wheable files to run for White Pine County District Attorney. (Garrett Estrada photo)

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff  Writer With the county filing period coming to a close, few races ought to match the interoffice intrigue faced by the two candidates running for the office of District Attorney. Incumbent Kelly Brown … [Read more...]

Saying goodbye

Memorial service

Reverend Red Sims read scripture at a funeral for Mayor Jon Hickman at the Bristlecone Convention Center on Saturday. Hickman's family and friends shared their favorite stories about the mayor to a crowd from the Ely community during the emotional … [Read more...]

Hotel Nevada sold – Vegas-based Gaughan Gaming purchases hotel, other properties

The former President of the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas Rick Richards will replace Bert Woywood as the head of operations at the Hotel Nevada as part of the hotel’s purchase by Gaughan Gaming. (Garrett Estrada photo)

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The Hotel Nevada, Four 7’s Motel, Grand Central Motel and Postal Palace have new owners as part of an acquisition that was announced on Feb. 20. Las Vegas-based Gaughan Gaming will take over 50 … [Read more...]

Mayor Hickman passes away


By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Ely Mayor Jon Hickman was found deceased in his home late Tuesday afternoon by White Pine County Police officers as part of a welfare check. After not hearing from Hickman, the mayor’s longtime friend … [Read more...]

Drug court grads on the right path

Judges Gary Fairman and Steve Dobrescu congratulate two graduates from a drug court rehabilitation program. By completing the program, the two graduates avoided prison and started living sober lifestyles. (Garrett Estrada photo)

By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The crowd at the courthouse tried to hold back tears as two men graduated from their long drug rehabilitation program on Monday. The two graduates Devin and CJ, who both asked to go by their first … [Read more...]

Key figures in railroad battle have history

City Councilman Marty Westland initially moved to Ely to work for the Nevada Northern Railway. (Garrett Estrada photo)

  Ely Times Staff Writer Marty Westland moved to Ely for the purpose of being a railroad engineer at the Nevada Northern Railway, to work for Mark Bassett. On Feb. 13. Westland and Basset will once again be brought together by the … [Read more...]

Railroad under fire?

Mark Bassett, executive director for the Northern Nevada Railway, addresses the Ely City Council during a Jan. 23 meeting to discuss the railroad’s finances. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Council discusses assuming bookkeeping role for railway By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer The White Pine City Council tabled a vote to have the city of Ely take over the bookkeeping responsibilities of the Northern Nevada Railway and … [Read more...]

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