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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...]

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...]

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