Shortline answers questions

The Nevada Northern Railway’s lease agreement with S&S Shortline could eventually lead to more commercial businesses moving to Ely. (Battle Born Media Staff photo)

Anyone who has attended an Ely City Council meeting in recent months knows that much has been made of the rail car storage agreement between the Nevada Northern Railway and S&S Shortline. The Salt Lake City-based company entered into an a car … [Read more...]

Open road race returns to Ely

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The Silver State Classic Challenge received a Guinness World Record in 2000 for “World’s Fastest Road Race.”

The Silver State Classic Challenge is celebrating 27 years of road racing on Sept. 18-21 as drivers, navigators and volunteers from across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Norway descend upon Ely to fulfill their need for speed. Press will be … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s investigation finds council had right to enter railroad office

Lots of readers wrote letters to the editor regarding last week’s cover story about the city council entering the railroad’s closed office. To read what people had to say, see page 5B. (Battle Born Media Staff photo)

County Commissioner first to enter building By Garrett Estrada Ely Times Staff Writer Several key details have come to light following the Ely City Council’s controversial move to enter the closed offices of the Nevada Northern Railway on … [Read more...]

Council raids railroad office

Forensic Auditor and Fraud Examiner Nicholas Miller speaks with City Councilman Marty Westland in the railroad’s parking lot Tuesday night. 
(Garrett Estrada photo)

Councilman went in through window Members of the Ely City Council and Railroad Board of Trustees entered a closed railroad office through the building’s second floor windows Tuesday afternoon in order to unlock the front door to let an … [Read more...]

City Council approves two for railroad board

Two new members were added to the Railroad Management Board after being nominated by Mayor Melody Van Camp and approved by the Ely City Council at the council’s meeting on Aug. 28. A controversial agenda item from councilman Sam Hanson to remove … [Read more...]

Fun at the Fairgrounds

White Pine 4-H and FFA Livestock pig sale at the White Pine County Fairgrounds on Sunday. (Battle Born Media photo)

The annual White Pine County Fair drew hundreds of locals and tourists to the Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday in what is known as the biggest local event of the year. This year’s fair was full of booths, food,live music as well as fun and … [Read more...]

Council fires top two on railroad board

The Railroad Management Board will hold its next meeting on Aug. 15 at the Nevada Northern Railroad at 9 a.m. (Garrett Estrada photo)

The Ely City Council voted to remove the President John Gianoli and the Vice President Steven Leith of the Railroad Management Board at their meeting on Aug. 7. The firings came after Councilman Bruce Setterstrom gave a lengthy presentation, stating … [Read more...]

Art and food take over County Park

Booths filled with handmade pieces of artwork covered County Park Saturday and Sunday as part of this year’s Arts in the Park. (Garrett Estrada photo)

From paintings of the mountains to benches made with birdhouses, this year’s Arts in the Park offered anyone who ventured out to County Park on Saturday and Sunday a colorful variety of things to buy, see and eat. Artists, both local and from out of … [Read more...]

Local artists shine at wine walk

Portraits drawn by local artist John Steinauer were just one of the many pieces of art on display at the Art and Wine Walk Saturday. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Each house in the Ely Renaissance Village offered something different. A new wine or beer to taste. A new artist showing off their work. A new culturally decorated interior displaying the differences between how those of different backgrounds lived … [Read more...]

Dialysis treatment comes home

Dialysis patients and doctors gather in front of the Sanderling Dialysis Center for its ribbon cutting grand opening on Monday. Garrett Estrada photo

The Sanderling Dialysis Center held its grand opening on Monday, bringing the life-sustaining treatment much closer to local patients than before. The facility, which took nearly 10 years to complete from its initial concept stage, provides state of … [Read more...]