The Ely Times http://www.elynews.com News for Ely, Nevada Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:21:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bradley Rex Bradshaw http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/bradley-rex-bradshaw/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/bradley-rex-bradshaw/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:00:47 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6578 Bradley Rex Bradshaw died Sunday morning December 7, 2014 after a six month battle with cancer.  Brad loved his Lord Jesus and clothed in His righteousness he entered Glory leaving behind all the pain & struggle of this life.  We have no doubt he heard his Becky squeal with delight as they were reunited. Brad […]

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Bradshaw, Bradley1Bradley Rex Bradshaw died Sunday morning December 7, 2014 after a six month battle with cancer.  Brad loved his Lord Jesus and clothed in His righteousness he entered Glory leaving behind all the pain & struggle of this life.  We have no doubt he heard his Becky squeal with delight as they were reunited.

Brad was born August 16, 1956 in Ely, Nevada to Karl & Mae Bradshaw; they took him home to the family ranch in Duckwater. He attended the two room Duckwater School through the eighth grade and then boarded in Ely to attend White Pine High School. Growing up on the ranch gave him a great work ethic; learning to handle horses & cattle, irrigate, mechanic, run machinery and whatever else needed done. Brad attended the University of Nevada-Reno for a short time before he returned to the ranch to help his father. In 1978 his father died and he took over working the ranch with his mother.

One of the joys of Brad’s life, as a teen, was catching wild mustangs off the open range.

In 1980 Brad met his wife Barbara Maupin and they were married on April 11, 1981. He was a faithful, loving, devoted husband throughout their thirty three and a half years of marriage. Their first child, Rebekah (Becky) was born in 1984. In 1985 they moved to Sunnyside, Nevada working for Chet Johnson. Chet was a wonderful, Godly mentor to Brad as he struggled through several losses in his family. In 1989 their son James (Jim), was born. Brad loved being a father and taught his children not only how to work hard but also to laugh and enjoy life. In 1994 the family moved to Cameron, Montana where Brad worked on the Bar K Ranch; eventually becoming manager. On July 3, 2002 his precious daughter Becky was killed while helping work cattle on the ranch.  This tragedy took its toll and in 2004 he left the ranch and purchased a small engine repair business in Ennis, Montana. Brad made many friends during this new chapter of his life. Due to the recession he closed the business in 2010 and moved to Lindsay, Montana to work for Frank Eaton & Sons Ranch. He especially enjoyed learning about wheat farming. He was working there until the time of his cancer diagnosis and he greatly appreciated all the help and housing they continued to provide.

Volunteer work was very important to Brad, he was involved in church leadership and worship team for many years. He spent over 35 years in Emergency Medical Services as a First Responder and EMT. He was the 4H Shooting Sports leader for 12 years in the Madison Valley as well as a member of the Madison Valley Rural Fire Department for 3 years.

Brad was a quiet spoken man of deep faith who was generous and caring towards everyone. He was always a tease, but never in an ugly way, with a mischievous smile. He leaves a huge void behind and will be greatly missed.

Brad is survived by his wife Barbara, his son James, older brother Gordon and his partner Judy, eldest sister Anita (Deva Kaur), sister-in-law Norma Bradshaw and several nieces and nephews.

Brad was preceded in death by his daughters: Rebekah Mae & Nancy Grace, his sons: Glenn Maupin & Cliff, his parents Karl & Mae, his older sister Marcia Forman, brother-in-law Richard Forman, nephew Rich Forman and eldest brother Barry.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service for Brad on January 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Break Forth Bible Church in Glendive. A second memorial service will take place in Ennis, Montana sometime this spring. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Circle is in charge of the arrangements.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:  www.stevensonandsons.com.

The family would prefer donations to one of the following rather than flowers:

Cameron Longhorns 4H Club, P.O. Box 243, Ennis, MT 59729, Red Water Valley Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 567, Circle, MT 59215, Glendive Community Cancer Fund, 310 Georgetown Drive, Glendive, MT 59330 or Brad Bradshaw Benefit Fund  –  www.youcaring.com

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Hendrix’s body found in Lincoln http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/hendrixs-body-found-lincoln/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/hendrixs-body-found-lincoln/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:00:25 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6560 A statewide manhunt for longtime Ely resident and accountant Bruce Hendrix, 63, ended on Dec. 12 after Hendrix’s body was discovered near his truck on a dirt road near Shingle Pass in Lincoln County. Hendrix was discovered deceased, the result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head according to a press release put […]

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Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department search for a vehicle matching the description of Bruce Hendrix’s truck near Shingle Pass on Dec. 12. Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff Department

Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department search for a vehicle matching the description of Bruce Hendrix’s truck near Shingle Pass on Dec. 12. Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff Department

A statewide manhunt for longtime Ely resident and accountant Bruce Hendrix, 63, ended on Dec. 12 after Hendrix’s body was discovered near his truck on a dirt road near Shingle Pass in Lincoln County. Hendrix was discovered deceased, the result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head according to a press release put out by the White Pine County Sheriff ‘s Office last Friday afternoon.

Local and state police had began looking for Hendrix after he was issued an arrest warrant from the Ely Justice Court on one count of murdering his wife Julia Hendrix and two counts of arson. The sheriff’s office had worked closely with state fire marshal arson investigators to determine that the two fires that damaged Hendrix’s home and accounting business on Dec. 8 had been the result of arson.

The body of Hendrix’s wife had been discovered inside the married couple’s now fire damaged home after the house fire was put out by local emergency services crews. Coroners discovered that Julia Hendrix had died due to a gunshot wound before the fire. The cause of the fire was found to be a flammable liquid that was poured and ignited at both scenes.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will be handling the coroner case. Hendrix had operated his CPA office on A print job for RIMS 09:53:48Aultman Street for over 20 years and had become well known in the community. His wife Julia had worked as a teacher at White Pine High School for many years. She had recently been hired by the Nevada Department of Corrections prison just outside of Ely.

Julia Hendrix was reported to have asked her husband for a divorce just days prior to her death.

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Library ready for the new year with new programs http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/library-ready-new-year-new-programs/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/library-ready-new-year-new-programs/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:00:15 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6592 For most people, a new year means a new beginning. At least for the first month. For the Director of the White Pine County Library, Lori Romero, a new year means new ways to get people excited about coming to the library. One of those ways is by adding new programs for kids and adults […]

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White Pine County Library employees pictured from left to right: Cindy Bell, Lori Williams and Lori Romero. Garrett Estrada photo

White Pine County Library employees pictured from left to right: Cindy Bell, Lori Williams and Lori Romero. Garrett Estrada photo

For most people, a new year means a new beginning. At least for the first month. For the Director of the White Pine County Library, Lori Romero, a new year means new ways to get people excited about coming to the library.

One of those ways is by adding new programs for kids and adults to participate in. The first of which will be a new LEGO building program, geared toward letting kids build things with their hands and let their imagination run wild. According to Romero, they will have plenty of LEGOs to work with.

“We just recently got approved to get a couple of LEGO kits as part of an initiative to get kids building things inside public libraries. Turns out, each kit has 10,000 LEGO pieces, so we will have plenty to work with,” Romero joked.

But bigger changes are on the horizon for Romero and her staff. The library recently signed on with a new architect to tackle the long in the waiting expansion plans for the building. Now partnered with Las Vegas-based architecture firm SH architecture, Romero said that the ball is finally rolling in the right direction for the project.

“We are all really excited about the expansion. It’s going to provide a lot of new features to what we offer here, but maybe the biggest one is having more meeting space, since it is always in demand in this town, yet we don’t have a lot of places to accommodate that,” the director said.

But while Romero might be thinking ahead to what’s coming next, there are still plenty of things to do and see at the library over the holiday season.

The last storytelling hours of the year will be held on Monday for 2-4 year olds and Tuesday for 4-6 year olds. Both will start at 10 a.m. and feature an appearance by Santa Claus himself reading Christmas stories.

For those looking to stay inside and bundle up in front of the television during the holidays, Romero said that the library has recently expanded its DVD collection by more than 100 new movies, bringing their total to somewhere over 700 titles total Romero estimated.

“A lot of people don’t realize that they can use their library card to rent free movies from us as well and we just got a bunch of  new movies added,” she said.

And for those purists who just want to settle in with a good book, Romero said that the library has teamed up wit some of their vendors to offer hundreds of free ebooks through www.starwalkkids.com/popup.

For more information on the library’s upcoming programs or book and movie availability, call 775-239-6900.

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Give the gift that warms the heart and feeds the brain—a good book http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/give-gift-warms-heart-feeds-brain-good-book/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/give-gift-warms-heart-feeds-brain-good-book/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6622 In case you are approaching wit’s end as Christmas Day looms around the bend, and you’ve still not come up with that unique gift for that unique Nevada friend or family member, may I be so bold as to suggest a gift that will give pleasure for years to come — a book about Nevada […]

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In case you are approaching wit’s end as Christmas Day looms around the bend, and you’ve still not come up with that unique gift for that unique Nevada friend or family member, may I be so bold as to suggest a gift that will give pleasure for years to come — a book about Nevada or by a Nevadan. The choices are as varied as the Nevada people and landscape.

A couple of books coincide with the state’s sesquicentennial.

Prolific Nevada chronicler Stanley Paher has penned his retrospect on the state’s first 150 years with “Nevadans: Spirit of the Silver State,” which takes the reader from the earliest explorers and emigrants through the mining and ranching eras to modern times.

In a similar vein, the hefty coffee table book “Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State” weighs in with a wealth of information about Nevada locales written and photographed by dozens of well-known and highly skilled Nevadans.

Speaking of locales, UNLV history professor Eugene Moehring has recently published his “Reno, Las Vegas, and the Strip: A Tale of Three Cities,” which looks at the post-war development of Nevada’s largest metropolitan areas and their role reversal over the years.

Places are important but it is the people who made Nevada. Just out is a biography of one of the more colorful characters to call Nevada home after being run out of other places. “Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker” by Dallas Morning News writer Doug Swanson fills the bill, taking the reader from Benion’s humble beginnings in Pilot Grove, Texas, to dangerous Deep Ellum in Dallas, until he drifted and grifted — and reportedly killed — into downtown Las Vegas.

Of course, we must mention two new books by longtime Nevada columnist and author John L. Smith, whose Las Vegas Review-Journal columns for three decades have explored the characters who have created the modern Nevada. He is out with a new nonfiction collection of interviews with people whom he gives room to roam in their own voices, “Vegas Voices: Conversations with Great Las Vegas Characters” — gamblers, sheriffs, singers, dancers, members of the Black Book, musicians, cops, teachers and athletes. Some names you’ll recognize and others you’ll wish you did.

Then there is his collection of fictional short stories based on a rogues gallery of very real rogues whose names have been changed to protect the author. These “fictional” characters hang out in very real dives, bars and casinos in “Even a Street Dog.” I believe I’ve shared a drink with John in a few of those places.

The newest book is not about Nevada but is the latest fictional endeavor by longtime Nevada editorialist and columnist, Vin Suprynowicz, who spent two decades shaping the editorial pages of the Review-Journal. It is a mystery called “The Testament of James,” which may remind one of Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code.”

It opens with the manager of a rare book store in New England dead of mysterious circumstances and a rare book — the aforementioned “Testament of James,” the possibly real but possibly nonexistent gospel of Jesus’ younger brother — missing. It is chock full of tidbits, such as the fact Jesus was called the son of the father, which in Aramaic is “bar” for son of and “abbas” for father, thus Jesus Barabbas. So who was the crowd demanding be freed?

While the earlier books are largely available in bookstores and on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites, Vin’s book is available at AbeBooks.com, along with three other books he has penned. John Smith’s other books are also available online.

Also check out Range Magazine’s website for “Brushstrokes & Balladeers:

Painters and poets of the American West,” a beautiful collection of 84 cowboy poems and 80 Western paintings from 29 artists. I leave mine lying about and read a couple of poems at random when the mood strikes.

Range also has “Go West: The Risk & The Reward,” which tells us that, though the earlier explorers called this a “country of starvation,” hardy people have been able to survivor and thrive. The gorgeous panoramic photographs alone make this book a valuable addition to your bookshelf.

Then, “The M Bar” is a collection of Old West tales from cowboy Harry Webb, as is “Call of the Cow Country,” both recounting true stories about cowboys, Indians and outlaws.

May you curl up with a good book and a good companion this Christmas.

 

Thomas Mitchell is a longtime Nevada newspaper columnist. You may email him at thomasmnv@yahoo.com. He also blogs at http://4thst8.wordpress.com/.

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Ladycats start season hot on road http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/ladycats-start-season-hot-road/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/ladycats-start-season-hot-road/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6614 basketball team returned home from a two game trip to Las Vegas with two blowout victories to start their season. A quick glance at the scores from the road trip wins would indicate that the Ladycats got off to a healthy start, but coach Krystal Smith knows better. In her words, the trip was a […]

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The varsity and junior varsity Ladycat basketball teams scrimmage against each other in a practice on Tuesday. Garrett Estrada photo

The varsity and junior varsity Ladycat basketball teams scrimmage against each other in a practice on Tuesday. Garrett Estrada photo

basketball team returned home from a two game trip to Las Vegas with two blowout victories to start their season. A quick glance at the scores from the road trip wins would indicate that the Ladycats got off to a healthy start, but coach Krystal Smith knows better.

In her words, the trip was a “tale of two starts.”

The first of which came on Friday, when the Ladycats squared off against Mountain View Christian.

“The first game we came out strong. We built up a decent lead going into halftime and from there we were able to do good things,” Smith said of the Ladycats 57-33 win over the Mountain View Saints.

The coach said that she was happy with the defensive intensity the Ladycats brought against the Saints on Friday. She didn’t know much the team’s defense would factor in to the team’s next game at Lake Mead Academy on Saturday.

“The Saturday game got off to a much slower start. We finished the first quarter down seven or eight points and things didn’t get much better in the second,” Smith said. “However we picked things up after halftime and our defense only allowed 4 points in the second half, so that really brought us back into the game.”

The Ladycats would go on to win the game against the Lake Mead Eagles 45-17. Smith credited junior Ashlyn Huntington for leading the team  and stepping up on defense in the later stages of the game to help the Ladycats secure the victory.

“She put forth a great defensive performance and led us in scoring. She got some steals and baskets in transition that got us going later in the game,” the coach said.

The two conference wins add onto the five preseason victories the team has compiled so far this season. Smith said at a team practice that being undefeated is great, but can also lead to laziness and complacency.

Senior Jaden Ernest agreed with the coach, saying that it can be easy to get over confident when the team has yet to lose together, but that the thrill of playing well in front of a home crowd has kept her and her teammates plenty motivated going into their next two games.

“It can be hard to keep everyone excited during practice because we all know that we will play well on game day, but it is really exciting getting ready for homes games,” Ernest said.

The Ladycats will get a chance to keep their strong season start going against The Meadows on Friday at 6 p.m. inside the White Pine High School gymnasium and again on Saturday against Calvary Chapel Christian at 12:30 p.m.

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Wrestling coach happy with teams progress http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/wrestling-coach-happy-teams-progress/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/wrestling-coach-happy-teams-progress/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:59:57 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6617 After a dominant showing by the White Pine High School wrestling team in their home meet to start the season, coach Mike Gamberg said that he just wanted to see his wrestlers keep getting better. Though the end results from the past weekend’s meet in Utah might not look as impressive, Gamberg said he was […]

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After a dominant showing by the White Pine High School wrestling team in their home meet to start the season, coach Mike Gamberg said that he just wanted to see his wrestlers keep getting better. Though the end results from the past weekend’s meet in Utah might not look as impressive, Gamberg said he was happy with the progress he saw in his team amid the tougher competition.

“The step up in competition was ten fold. All the weight classes were stacked,” Gamberg said.

The coach used the example of one of his most dominant wrestlers, Drue Ashby. Though the senior placed first in the team’s home meet and was honored as the meet’s “outstanding wrestler,” Gamberg said that Ashby’s third place performance in the Utah meet stood out even more.

“Drue had to wrestle an All-American in his weight class. He didn’t end up winning but the fact that he came in third shows how tough he is, I couldn’t ask for more than that,” the coach said.

Another two White Pine wrestlers continued their streak making it to the podium with Christopher Gamberg and Monty Moore both finishing second in the meet. According to to coach Gamberg, Moore “should have been the champion” in his weight class, but made a few simple mistakes that ended with him being pinned in matches he was easily winning.

Moore acknowledged the near victory in practice, saying that he knows he could have won in his weight class if not for his match-ending slip-ups.

“I just got myself in a couple of positions that I shouldn’t have been in. They ended up costing me matches I should have won,” Moore said.

Freshmen Jorge Chamorro continued to impress coach Gamberg with his positive attitude and effort in each of his matches. Though Chamorro has yet to win a match in his weight class this season, Gamberg has credited him as one of the hardest workers on the team.

“Most of the guys in his weight class are all juniors and seniors. He hasn’t had the experience or the chance to build up the strength to really go toe-to-toe with them just yet, but he has a great attitude and continues to get better each week,” Gamberg said.

Things won’t get any easier for the wrestlers this weekend, as they head to St. George to take on what Gamberg called “the gauntlet.” The stiff challenge of facing off against bigger schools does little to shake the coach’s faith in his team’s ability to compete however.

“Just because we are a small school doesn’t mean we can’t take on the bigger schools. Who cares what division they are in, we can compete with anybody.”

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Bruce Wayne Hendrix http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/bruce-wayne-hendrix/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/bruce-wayne-hendrix/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:59:48 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6581 Bruce Wayne Hendrix of Ely NV died on December 12, 2014 in a place he loved. Bruce was born on April 28, 1951 in East Ely NV to John Lorain “Jack” and MaryLou (Reid) Hendrix. He grew up in Lund, NV where he attended elementary, junior high and graduated from Lund High School in 1969. […]

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Bruce Hendrix1Bruce Wayne Hendrix of Ely NV died on December 12, 2014 in a place he loved. Bruce was born on April 28, 1951 in East Ely NV to John Lorain “Jack” and MaryLou (Reid) Hendrix. He grew up in Lund, NV where he attended elementary, junior high and graduated from Lund High School in 1969. He moved to Salt Lake City UT where he studied accounting at Stevens-Henager College and LDS Business College. Bruce moved to Cedar City UT, in January 1975, where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Southern Utah University in December 1975. After finishing his degree Bruce was employed at Kafoury, Armstrong & Company in Elko NV where he became a Certified Public Account. He was hired by Mcmullen McPhee & Company in 1985 which allowed him to move to Ely to be closer to his family. In 1993 Bruce started his own business, Bruce W. Hendrix, CPA, where he worked until his death.

While living in Salt Lake City he met Cindy Lee Beazer and they were married on May 5, 1972 in Idaho Falls, ID. They were later divorced. Bruce was married to Julia LuAnn Rundle on June 10, 1995 in St. George, UT.  They were sealed together on March 16, 1996 in the Bountiful, UT Temple. Bruce had five children from his marriage to Cindy Lee and four more children joined the family with his marriage to Julia. He loved his children and grandchildren very much and his favorite shirts were those either made by his grandchildren or those which said something about “Dad” or “Grandpa”.

Bruce is survived by his children: Wayne (Melissa) Hendrix of Mapleton, UT, Travis (Crystal) Hendrix of Lehi, UT, John (Jacque) Hendrix of Tooele, UT, April (Dave) Steed of Las Vegas, NV, and  Rose (Derek) Wells of Springville, UT. Four Stepchildren: Damien Hunting, Destry Hunting, Andrea Ljungquist and Melody Jenson. His brother Norris (Joy) Hendrix of Lund, NV, brother Rick (Diane) Hendrix of Lund, NV, sister Dent (Maggie) Hendrix of Salt Lake City, UT and sister Patti (Joe) Christensen of Lund, NV, 25 Grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 20, 2014, at the Lund NV LDS Meeting House at 11:00am with a visitation with family and friends prior to the service from 9:45 to 10:45 am. Burial will take place in the Lund, NV Cemetery.

Donations may be made online at http://www.gofundme.com/ivs12o

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Girl Scouts help pets http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/girl-scouts-help-pets/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/girl-scouts-help-pets/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:59:32 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6595 Courtesy photos It’s the season of giving and Girl Scout Troop 1349 has not forgotten man’s best friend and of course our furry friends at the City of Ely’s Animal Shelter.  Using some of the Girl Scout Cookie Money and a donation from Councilman, Marty Westland, the girlsand Mayor Melody Van Camp loaded a shopping […]

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It’s the season of giving and Girl Scout Troop 1349 has not forgotten man’s best friend and of course our furry friends at the City of Ely’s Animal Shelter.  Using some of the Girl Scout Cookie Money and a donation from Councilman, Marty Westland, the girlsand Mayor Melody Van Camp loaded a shopping cart full of food and delivered a  generous supply of food to the Animal Shelter. Animal Control Officer Sam Davis, talked to the girls about being a responsible pet owner and the importance of spay and neutering your pets. Then it was off to tour the facility and visit the animals and shower the dogs with lots of petting and play with the kittens.  The Troop spent a total of $200 and would like to challenge other groups to donate food to the shelter or to the spay and neutering program sponsored by The Zoo.  Interested in Girl Scouts? Please call Michelle Thompson @775-293-5233 or Melody Van Camp 775-289-310212-19 Girl Scouts2-112-19 Girl Scouts1-1

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Councilman resigns, city attorney to follow in Jan. http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/councilman-resigns-city-attorney-follow-jan/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/councilman-resigns-city-attorney-follow-jan/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:59:15 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6563 The latest meeting of the Ely City Council on Dec. 11 began with the announcement that former city councilman Randy Lee had resigned his position, effective immediately. Ely Mayor Melody Van Camp read a letter of resignation written by Lee, who was not in attendance for the meeting, at the beginning of the meeting before […]

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The latest meeting of the Ely City Council on Dec. 11 began with the announcement that former city councilman Randy Lee had resigned his position, effective immediately. Ely Mayor Melody Van Camp read a letter of resignation written by Lee, who was not in attendance for the meeting, at the beginning of the meeting before public comment.

Lee’s letter of resignation was not the only one accepted by the council during the meeting at the new County Pool. City Attorney Richard Sears also submitted his letter of resignation to the council, which was approved by a 3-1 vote, with Dale Derbidge being the sole “no” vote. Derbidge said he didn’t want to accept Sears’ resignation because he thought he had done a great job for the city.

Sears’ resignation comes just two months after he was criticized by Chief Justice Robert Rose during a preliminary injunction court hearing for a lawsuit filed against the council by the Railroad Management Board. Sears’ resignation is set to become effective on Jan. 5, though the council agreed to keep him on as the city’s

until they can find a replacement.

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Congressman elect Hardy answers locals questions http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/congressman-elect-hardy-answers-locals-questions/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/congressman-elect-hardy-answers-locals-questions/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:58:56 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6565 Though he hasn’t officially taken office yet, the soon to be Congressman representing Nevada’s rural fourth district, Cresent Hardy, held a town hall meeting with members of the public at White Pine County Library on Saturday. Hardy spoke his opinion on a variety of topics, including  his displeasure with President Barack Obama’s latest executive order […]

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Elected U.S. Representative for Nevada’s Fourth Congressional District Cresent Hardy speaks to a group of locals at a town hall meeting inside the White Pine Library on Dec. 13.  Garrett Estrada photo

Elected U.S. Representative for Nevada’s Fourth Congressional District Cresent Hardy speaks to a group of locals at a town hall meeting inside the White Pine Library on Dec. 13. Garrett Estrada photo

Though he hasn’t officially taken office yet, the soon to be Congressman representing Nevada’s rural fourth district, Cresent Hardy, held a town hall meeting with members of the public at White Pine County Library on Saturday.

Hardy spoke his opinion on a variety of topics, including  his displeasure with President Barack Obama’s latest executive order on immigration to how he feels Harry Reid has let Nevadans down.

“For the first time in my life, in the last 6 to 8 years, I’m terrified of what is going on in this country. My children, I don’t believe, have the same opportunities I did growing up,” Hardy said of the current state of the nation and politics in Washington.

Hardy said that he believes in a smaller government that gives more power to the states. It is the same platform that he ran on in the general election that won him over with more conservative leaning rural counties such as Ely.

In addition to politics, Hardy also mentioned the importance of faith and religion to him and how he feels the United States of America has wandered too far from being “one country, under god.”

“We are taking God out of this country. If we don’t focus on it, and don’t pray for our country, we are in trouble anyway,” Hardy said.

In response to a question from Ken Kliewer about how can America reestablish itself as the number one power over other growing countries such as China, Hardy said that he had given the issue a lot of thought.

The congressman-elect, who upset incumbent Steven Horsford, said that he loved traveling through rural Nevada, and that he planed to stop in Ely at least twice a year to receive input from locals on issues they want him to pursue in Washington. He promised that members of his staff would visit and take feedback from locals even more often than that.

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Bobcats looking to get first win of season at home http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/bobcats-looking-get-first-win-season-home/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/bobcats-looking-get-first-win-season-home/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:58:41 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6619 Fundamentals. It is a word that coaches like to use a lot, especially basketball coaches. It’s a word that Charlie Hall’s players will have heard a lot in practice in the week before the White Pine High School Bobcat basketball team will make their home debut against The Meadows on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Hall […]

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Senior Nate Lee goes up for a layup at a basketball practice. Garrett Estrada photo

Senior Nate Lee goes up for a layup at a basketball practice. Garrett Estrada photo

Fundamentals. It is a word that coaches like to use a lot, especially basketball coaches. It’s a word that Charlie Hall’s players will have heard a lot in practice in the week before the White Pine High School Bobcat basketball team will make their home debut against The Meadows on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Hall said that he and his coaching staff would work on fundamentals all week after being disappointed by the number of turnovers that plagued the team in their season opening road games.

The Bobcats opened their conference season on the road against Mountain View Christian High School in Las Vegas on Friday, falling 60-37. The Bobcats played a closer game on Saturday but ultimately lost 52-39 to Lake Mead Academy.

The Bobcats averaged over 30 turnovers per game in the two road losses. According to Hall, the Bobcats have to get better at keeping possession if they are going to start winning games.

“You know, I saw a lot of positive things out on the court. Our defense played well and we had some good rebounding. But none of that matters if we keep turning over the ball the way we did in those games,” Hall said.

The solution? Fundamentals.

“Everything comes back to fundamentals. As coaches, we need to get the players starting from a solid base and work their way from there,” the coach continued.

The two road games brought more than just a couple of hard lessons for the team however. Hall said in a team practice that four of the Bobcat’s five varsity starters suffered some sort of injury

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Arne E. Oas http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/arne-e-oas-2/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/arne-e-oas-2/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:58:10 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6584 Arne was born in Vestnes, Norway. His parents Arne Oas and Karen Marie (Stiansen) were US citizens visiting Norway to build his grandmother a home on the family farm. He spent his first two years in Norway before returning to their home in Ruth, Nevada. His father supervised a carpentry crew for Kennecott Mining Company […]

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Arne was born in Vestnes, Norway. His parents Arne Oas and Karen Marie (Stiansen) were US citizens visiting Norway to build his grandmother a home on the family farm. He spent his first two years in Norway before returning to their home in Ruth, Nevada. His father supervised a carpentry crew for Kennecott Mining Company and when deciding to start  his own business, moved to Ely, Nevada. Arne started working with his father at a young age (was driving a truck at the age of 12). He continued working as a carpenter and furthering his education at the University of Nevada (member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity). To earn money for schooling, he was working as a carpenter in Sitka, Alaska when he received notice that Pearl Harbor had been attacked. He returned to Nevada to join the Army Air Corp and was trained as a pilot to be sent to the China/IBurma/India Theatre. The crew flew their aircraft (Lonesome Polecat Jr., B24 Liberator) from Florida to Kunming, China where they flew “The Hump” with Chennault and the Flying Tigers 14th AF, 308th Bomber Group (Barber Squadron). The entire Polecat crew were fortunate to all  return home safe. He left the service ranked as a USAAC Captain and continued his flying career with American Airlines until retiring in 1981 as Senior Captain. He was a member of Grey Eagles, QBs and belonged to the Blue Masonic Lodge in Los Angeles and Knights Templar in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Arne grew up next door to the one love of  his life Virginia Mae (Puryear). Before Arne left for China, Virginia (carrying their wedding cake) took a train to meet him in King City, California where they married  October 31, 1942. They spent 72 years together (38 years in their home in Minden, Nevada).

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, and their two children; Arne Oas III and Margaret Marie Fromelius. He is also survived by four grandchildren; Arne (Linde) Oas IV, Steven Oas, Ann Fromelius (Todd Smith), and Jenifer (Ryan) Mersman, and two great-grandchildren; Arne Oas V and Jillian Smith. He will be missed by all that knew him. Greeting him on the other side will be his crew, his huckleberry friends from Ely, Nevada, one grandson, and multiple friends and family that left before him.

”When the goals are reached at last, when all the flying’s done, I’ll answer to HIM with no regrets….Indeed I had some fun!”

It is his preference to leave quietly with no wake or service. Please cherish the memories. In lieu of flowers or donations, we request you give your family a hug.

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Elks Hoop Shoot winners http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/elks-hoop-shoot-winners/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/elks-hoop-shoot-winners/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:57:46 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6599 The Ely Elks Lodge is pleased to announce the 43rd annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest. Three boys and three girls, ages 8 to 13 won the first round of competition in the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw contest at White Pine High School on Saturday, December 13 and have been named local lodge champions. […]

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The Ely Elks Lodge is pleased to announce the 43rd annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest. Three boys and three girls, ages 8 to 13 won the first round of competition in the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw contest at White Pine High School on Saturday, December 13 and have been named local lodge champions.

BOYS  8-9:   Morgan Finicum of Ely.

GIRLS  8-9:  Kenna Van Camp of Ely.

BOYS  10-11:  Nathanial Dolezal of Ely.

GIRLS  10-11:  Eva Kingston of Ely.

BOYS  12-13:  Devin Starkey of Ely.

GIRLS  12-13:  Sage Dutson of Lund.

First place trophies were awarded to one boy and one  girl in each of the three age categories: ages 8-9; 10-11 and 12-13. The six champions will now advance to the district finals at Austin, Nevada on Jan. 24, 2015 where they will compete with other winners from the central division district. For more information on the Elks National Hoop Shoot or to learn more about the Elks, visit www.elks.org/hoopshoot or email HOOPSHOOT@elks.org.

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Jack Daniels Rhoades http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/jack-daniels-rhoades/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/jack-daniels-rhoades/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:57:30 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6587 Jack Daniels Rhoades passed peacefully at his home on Monday, December 8, 2014. Jack was born on November 12, 1988 to Wanda Bishop and Daniel Rhoades. Jack was loved by all who knew him and thought of everyone before  himself. He attended White Pine High School in Ely. During his life he enjoyed any outdoor […]

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Rhodes1Jack Daniels Rhoades passed peacefully at his home on Monday, December 8, 2014. Jack was born on November 12, 1988 to Wanda Bishop and Daniel Rhoades.

Jack was loved by all who knew him and thought of everyone before  himself. He attended White Pine High School in Ely. During his life he enjoyed any outdoor sport that  involved 4-wheelers, motorcycles and 4×4 trucks. It is a great tragedy to have this soul taken from this world at the young age of 26 by an aggressive form of cancer.

Jack is preceded in death by  his niece, Sierra Tate, his sister Lasinda Bishop, his aunt Judy Bishop and his great-grandmother, Virginia Bishop.

Jack is survived by  his mother, Wanda Bishop (Norm), his father, Daniel Rhoades (Marlena), two sisters; Brandie Tate and Amanda Rhoades (Rob), his grandparents, James and Dolores Bishop, Ray Rhoades (Betty) and Judy Burns, his uncles; James Bishop, Jr. (BJ), David Rhoades (Jone), Terry Rhoades (Vicki), his aunt Tina Rhoades (Bob), and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jack will also be greatly missed by his close friends, Melissa, Austin and Zakk who were there to provide moral support during his battle.

Jack will be truly missed by his family and friends, who all remember his smiling face and fun loving attitude.

Services will be scheduled at a later date.

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Protections blocked, but sage grouse work goes on http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/protections-blocked-sage-grouse-work-goes/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/protections-blocked-sage-grouse-work-goes/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:57:26 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6568 Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. wildlife officials will decide next year whether a wide-ranging Western bird species needs protections even though Congress has blocked such protections from taking effect, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday. They could determine the greater sage grouse is heading toward possible extinction, but they would be unable to intervene […]

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BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. wildlife officials will decide next year whether a wide-ranging Western bird species needs protections even though Congress has blocked such protections from taking effect, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday.

They could determine the greater sage grouse is heading toward possible extinction, but they would be unable to intervene under the Endangered Species Act. The bird’s fate instead remains largely in the hands of the 11 individual states where they are found.

President Barack Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Tuesday with a provision that barred money from being spent on rules to protect the chicken-sized bird and three related types of grouse.

Jewell said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will continue collecting and analyzing data on sage grouse. A decision on whether protections are warranted will be reached by the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, Interior officials said.

Greater sage grouse range across 11 Western states and two Canadian provinces. Oil and gas drilling, wildfires, livestock grazing and other activities have consumed more than half the bird’s habitat over the past century.

The spending bill provision on sage grouse came after Western lawmakers and representatives of the oil and gas and agriculture industries said a threatened or endangered listing would devastate the region’s economy.

Jewell criticized what she called “political posturing” in Congress over the issue. She said the spending prohibition would “undermine the unprecedented progress that is happening” as states and federal agencies craft sage grouse conservation plans.

Population estimates for greater sage grouse range from 100,000 to 500,000 birds. They occupy 290,000 square miles of habitat in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Worries about a potential endangered species listing for sage grouse already prompted the deferral of sales on more than 8 million acres of potential federal oil and gas leases. Those parcels can be put up for sale once conservation plans for sage grouse are in place, which is expected sometime next year. The plans are separate from any endangered species protections.

Wyoming and Montana account for 55 percent of the birds’ population. Officials from the two states and others have pushed to keep greater sage grouse off the federal protected species list so they can retain control over the bird and its habitat.

A spokesman for Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, said collaborative efforts to conserve the bird would continue. Spokesman Dave Parker said the spending bill provision was “really not delaying the work we need to do, to ensure Montana can protect the sage grouse.”

Wildlife advocates remained wary.

“Now we’re going to get our chance to see if the state, local and federal agencies can deliver on sage grouse protections in the absence of an Endangered Species Act listing,” said Erik Molvar with WildEarth Guardians.

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Chieko Scoble http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/chieko-scoble/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/chieko-scoble/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:56:50 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6590 Chieko Scoble, age 78 years, of McGill, Nevada passed away on November 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. Chieko was born November 2, 1936 in Kyushu, Japan She married Clyde Scoble in 1963, and became a U.S. Citizen that same year. In 1993 she moved to McGill from Oxnard, California with her husband.  She enjoyed […]

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Chieko Scoble, age 78 years, of McGill, Nevada passed away on November 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. Chieko was born November 2, 1936 in Kyushu, Japan

She married Clyde Scoble in 1963, and became a U.S. Citizen that same year. In 1993 she moved to McGill from Oxnard, California with her husband.  She enjoyed doing activities with her husband and family; such as, bowling, and camping.

Chieko is survived by her daughter, Lisa Davis, of McGill, NV; two granddaughters Heather Davis of TN, and Hayley Davis of NC; sister-in-law Irene Carson of McGill, NV; brother-in-law Harold Scoble of New Harmony, UT and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband.

At Chieko’s request there were no services.

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Mandatory watercraft decals now on sale http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/mandatory-watercraft-decals-now-sale/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/mandatory-watercraft-decals-now-sale/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:56:16 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6601 The 2015 boat and AIS decals are now available for purchase in the Ely NDOW office.  Office hours are 11- 5 Monday through Friday. The AIS decal is required to be purchased and displayed on all watercraft capable of retaining water that utilize Nevada waters. Watercraft required to display a decal include all motorized watercraft […]

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The 2015 boat and AIS decals are now available for purchase in the Ely NDOW office.  Office hours are 11- 5 Monday through Friday.

The AIS decal is required to be purchased and displayed on all watercraft capable of retaining water that utilize Nevada waters. Watercraft required to display a decal include all motorized watercraft and many types of non-motorized watercraft. For example, canoes, kayaks, and non-motorized sailboats are required to purchase and display the decal. Watercraft not required to purchase the decal include float tubes, paddleboards, inner tubes and water toys.

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Nevada awarded $2 million to improve health care conditions http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/nevada-awarded-2-million-improve-health-care-conditions/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/nevada-awarded-2-million-improve-health-care-conditions/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:55:03 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6570 Submitted by US Department of Health and Human Services Nevada will receive up to $2 million to design health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell announced today. Nationwide, 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia […]

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Nevada will receive up to $2 million to design health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell announced today.

Nationwide, 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia will receive over $665 million in Affordable Care Act funding to design and test health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs.  Together with awards released in early 2013, over half of states (34 states and three territories and the District of Columbia), representing nearly two thirds of the population are participating in comprehensive state-based innovation in health system transformation.

“We are committed to partnering with Nevada to advance the goals we all share: better care, smarter spending, and, ultimately, healthier people,” said Secretary Burwell. “We’re seeing states do some very innovative things when it comes to improving the ways we deliver care, pay providers, and distribute information. These funds will support states in integrating and coordinating the many elements of health care – including Medicaid, Medicare, public health, and private health care delivery systems – to the benefit of patients, businesses, and taxpayers alike.”

State Innovation Model funds will support states in planning or implementing a customized, fully developed proposal capable of creating statewide health transformation.  Examples initiatives include:

Improving primary care through patient centered medical homes, building upon current Accountable Care Organization models or integrating primary care and behavioral health services.

Providing technical assistance and data to health care providers and payers that are working to advance models of integrated, team-based care, or transition to value-based payment models.

Creating unified quality measure score cards that health care payers and providers can use to align quality improvement and value based payment methodologies.

Expanding the adoption of health information technology to improve patient care.

Fostering partnerships among public, behavioral, and primary health care providers.

Strengthening the health care workforce through educational programs, inter-professional training, primary care residencies and community health worker training.

Today’s awards include states that are designing plans and strategies for statewide innovation and states that are taking the next step from designing to testing and implementing comprehensive statewide health transformation plans.

Nearly $43 million in State Innovation Model Design Awards will support 17 states, including Nevada, three territories, and the District of Columbia to create and refine proposals for comprehensive health care transformation.

Over $622 million in State Innovation Model Test Awards will support eleven states – Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington – in implementing their State Health Care Innovation Plans.  These states join six previous round one Model Test awardees: Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, and Vermont.

States will engage a broad group of stakeholders including health care providers and systems, long-term service and support providers, commercial payers, state hospital and medical associations, tribal communities and consumer advocacy organizations.  Transformation efforts supported by this initiative must improve health, improve care and lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries. In addition, CMS will identify best practices among state-led transformations that are potentially scalable to all states.

The State Innovation Models initiative is one part of an overall effort to help lower costs and improve care through the Affordable Care Act.  Initiatives like Accountable Care Organizations, the Partnership for Patients and others have helped reduce hospital readmissions in Medicare by nearly 8 percent between 2007 and 2013 – translating into 150,000 fewer readmissions – and quality improvements have resulted in saving 50,000 lives and $12 billion in health spending from 2010 to 2013, according to preliminary estimates.

For more information on the awards announced today, please go to: http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/State-Innovations/.

To learn more about other innovative models being tested by the CMS Innovation Center, please visit: innovation.cms.gov.

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White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/white-pine-county-sheriffs-blotter-report-29/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/white-pine-county-sheriffs-blotter-report-29/#respond Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:54:45 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6574 Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Dec. 10-15. Information and spellings of names contained in the blotter are as released by the WPCSO. Information will not be withheld at the requests of persons whose names appear in the blotter or elsewhere in the newspaper that are leased by law enforcement agencies that include […]

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Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Dec. 10-15. Information and spellings of names contained in the blotter are as released by the WPCSO. Information will not be withheld at the requests of persons whose names appear in the blotter or elsewhere in the newspaper that are leased by law enforcement agencies that include the WPCSO, Nevada Highway Patrol, Ely Shoshone Tribal Police and other local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement agencies.

DEC. 10

Report of a theft — The reporting party claimed property was stolen from a school.  The property was later located.

Report of an arrest — Kyle Hannig was arrested for a Municipal Court warrant.

Report of a dog bite — The reporting party claimed to have been bitten by his own dog whilst removing said canine who had inadvertently stepped into a trap meant for a fur bearing animal.

Report of threats — The reporting party claimed to have been receiving threats from an unknown person on her mobile.  A report was completed.

Report of an attempt to locate — The subject was located and claimed to be fine.

Report of a private property accident — Roy Frates, of Ely, was pulling into a parking place in a private parking lot, when he struck a parked, unoccupied vehicle.  A report was completed.

Report of a dog bite — The reporting party attempted to separate his dog from fighting with another dog and got bit in the process.  A report was completed.

New bookings — Kyle Patrick Hannig / Contempt of court – warrant / Bail $760.

DEC. 11

Report of a man with a gun — A student reported seeing a man, with what appeared to be a gun, at David E Norman Elementary.  The school was placed into lock-down by school administration.  Members of the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office, Ely Shoshone Police, Department of Public Safety – Investigations, and Nevada Highway Patrol all responded to the school and searched for the alleged suspect.  It was later learned that the alleged suspect was visiting the school and did not have a gun, but had a cell phone in his pocket.

Report of a problem with a subject — The reporting party claimed a man came to his place of business and injured himself after roaming into an area that was unauthorized for customers.  The reporting party wanted it documented in case of future problems.

Report of harassment — The reporting party claimed to be harassed by her daughter.  Contact to be made with the other party.

Report of property damage — The reporting party, an employee at a local gas station, reported a vehicle left without removing the fuel hose, causing it to be pulled from the pump.  A deputy located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.  The driver, identified as 31 year old McGill Resident Brandie Tate, was later arrested for driving under the influence.

Report of an accident — Robert Douglas, of Ely, was driving on a highway when Harold Robertson, of Ely, pulled in front of him from a private drive.  Douglas struck the rear of Robertson’s vehicle.  Robertson was issued a citation for failure to yield from a private drive.

Report of embezzlement — The reporting party, a manager of a local business, claimed an employee stole property from the store without paying.  Video was obtained which showed the suspect steal the property.  A citation was issued to the employee, identified as 35 year old Ely resident Thomas Abel.

Report of a private property accident — Zachary Snow, of Ely, was backing from a parked position in a private parking lot, when he backed into a parked vehicle.  A report was completed.

Report of an accident — The reporting party claimed to have slid off the road.  There was no damage to the vehicle.

New bookings — Clayton Jay Horner / Serving time for Ely Justice Court. Brandie May Tate / Driving under the influence – Driving with a suspended license / Bail $10,000.

DEC. 12

Report of a welfare check — The individual was contacted who was sleeping in his car. The individual requested no assistance.

Report of a suspicious subject — Reporting party stated that an individual was knocking on her door and she didn’t know who he was. The area was patrolled, but no one was located.

Report of a found bike — The bike was placed into lost and found.

Report of suspicious circumstances — Reporting party stated that he found a pry mark on his business door and believes someone was trying to get in. The incident was documented.

Report of a domestic disturbance — Officer contacted the parties involved who had engaged in a verbal argument over money. The parties separated for the day.

Report of a problem with a subject — Reporting party stated that her ex-husband came to her place of work and she didn’t want him there. The ex-husband was contacted and advised.

Report of a falling tree — Reporting party stated that a large tree was falling over. County maintenance was contacted and advised.

Report of a suspicious vehicle — Officer contacted the operator of the vehicle and reported that no crime had occurred.

Report of a citizen assist — Officer received a report of a hunter whose vehicle had become stuck after sliding off the roadway. Officer provided the hunter with a ride back to Ely.

Report of threats — Reporting party stated that an individual was threatening to kill him. Officer reported that the threats were made after a traffic related incident. The other party involved will be contacted.

Report of an accident — Officer reported that Michael Shillito of Ely was operating a vehicle traveling on CR44 when his vehicle left the roadway causing it to slide down an embankment and partially over turning. The accident was documented.

New bookings — George T. Prince / Serving time.

DEC. 13

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Deanna L. Harris age 48 of McGill was arrested on a Lincoln County Justice Court warrant.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of threats — Reporting party stated that his girlfriend was threatening to throw his property outside their home. Officer contacted the girlfriend and advised her not to damage any of the reporting parties’ property.

Report of a battery — Reporting party stated that an individual had come to his home and battered him. The reporting party was allowed to sign a citizen’s complaint for battery which was served on the accused party.

Report of a juvenile problem — Reporting party stated that her juvenile daughter was being disrespectful. The daughter was contacted and advised to respect her mother.

Report of a domestic battery — Reporting party stated that her boyfriend had battered her. Officer reported that the boyfriend had left the area before they arrived. Officers are attempting to locate him.

Report of a dog problem — Reporting party stated that several dogs were without food or water. The dogs were checked on and they both had plenty of both.

Report of a stolen wallet — Reporting party stated that someone had stolen her wallet while she was at a local store. The wallet was located next to the reporting parties’ vehicle where she had dropped it.

Report of threats — Reporting party stated that an individual threatened him over a girl they had both dated. The parties involved were contacted and advised to stay away from each other.

Report of property damage — Reporting party stated that she had gotten into an argument with her boyfriend and he kicked the door to her residence causing damage. The boyfriend had left the area. Investigation continues.

New bookings — Deanna L. Harris / Lincoln County Justice Court warrant, contempt of court / Bail $300. Michelle L. Rattazzi / Serving time.

DEC. 14

Report of a problem with a subject — Reporting party stated that his girlfriend came to his motel room and she was very intoxicated. The reporting party wanted the girlfriend removed from his room. The girlfriend was advised and she left.

Report of a problem with a subject — Reporting party stated that a family member recently moved out of his home and he wanted to know his legal obligations if she wanted to move back in. The reporting party was advised of the laws pertaining to his questions.

Report of an accident — Officer took a delayed accident report that occurred on US 93 near Wells, NV.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a suspicious vehicle — Officer located the vehicle and occupants and reported that they were just resting from traveling.

Report of a domestic disturbance — Officer contacted the parties involved who had engaged in a verbal argument. The parties were advised to keep the peace.

Report of an open door — Reporting party located an open door on a vacant home. Officers checked the home and the door will be secured.

Report of an open door — Officer received a report of an open door on a vacant home. Officers checked the residence and secured the door.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a suspicious phone call — Reporting party stated that she received a phone call where the caller was upset at her for developing a relationship with her husband. During the investigation it was determined the caller had the wrong phone number.

New bookings — Aleice J. Rose / Serving time. Isaac M. Wheeler / Domestic battery / Bail $3,000.

DEC. 15

Report of a suspicious phone call — Reporting party stated that she missed a phone call and when she attempted to call the number back it showed it was restricted. The reporting party was explained what restricted numbers were.

Report of dogs at large — The area was patrolled, but the dogs were not located.

Report of a stolen vehicle — Reporting party stated that he rented a vehicle to an individual and the renter has not returned the car. Investigation continues.

Report of a juvenile problem — Reporting party stated that a juvenile was at his place of business and that the juvenile should be at school. The juvenile was contacted who had ridden the wrong bus. His parent was contacted who arrived and took the child to school.

Report of identity theft — Reporting party stated that someone was using her social security number and date of birth to gain employment.  Officer located the suspect who is working in the Wendover NV area. Investigation continues.

Report of a suspicious subject — Officer contacted the individual who was selling items out of his van. Officer checked the items and reported that no crime had occurred.

Report of a welfare check — The individual was contacted and she was taken to E.R. by ambulance.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a battery — Reporting party stated that his landlord entered into his apartment battered him and stole some of his property. During the investigation the allegations were not proven. Steven R. Groben II was arrested on a probation violation.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of lost medication — Reporting party stated that she had lost her medication. The incident was documented.

Report of a domestic disturbance — Officer contacted the parties involved who denied any problems had occurred. They both were advised to keep the peace.

New bookings — Steven R. Groben II / Probation violation / No bail.

DEC. 16

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Elizabeth M. Faver age 24 of Ely was arrested on a Ely Municipal Court warrant.

Report of a dog problem — Officer received a report of several dogs running at large at a local school. The dogs were captured by animal control.

Report of an accident — Douglas Doutre of Ely was operating a vehicle traveling on 6th street. He failed to stop for a stop sign and struck a vehicle being operated by Jeffery Bainbridge of Ely. Doutre was issued a citation for failure to yield causing an accident. An accident report was completed.

Report of cows on the roadway — The owner of the cows was contacted and advised of the problem.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a traffic problem — Reporting party stated that a vehicle in the Ely area drives up a one way street every day. Officers will patrol the area.

Report of a juvenile problem — Officer received a report of several juveniles running into traffic. The juveniles were contacted and advised to stay out of the roadway.

Report of found keys — The keys were returned to the owner.

Report of a suspicious vehicle — Officer received a report of a vehicle that was parked near a local business establishment with several people inside. Officer contacted the operator of the vehicle and during his investigation arrested David J. McIntosh age 36 of Ely. McIntosh was arrested for D.U.I. and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

Report of a prowler — The area was patrolled, but no one was located.

Report of a welfare check — Officer received a report of several small children playing outside without adult supervision. The children and their parent were contacted and advised of the problem. The parent claimed she was ill and didn’t know her children were outside. A report was sent to D.C.F.S.

Report of an accident — Reporting party stated that someone had struck her vehicle with another car. The striking vehicle had fled the scene. A report was completed.

New bookings — Elizabeth M. Faver / Ely Municipal Court warrant, contempt of court / Bail $355. David J. McIntosh / DUI and Possession of a firearm while intoxicated / Bail $1,245. Nathan T. Davis / Serving time. Randall Robinson / Serving time.

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McGill man arrested for murder of three month old http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/mcgill-man-arrested-murder-three-month-old/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/12/19/mcgill-man-arrested-murder-three-month-old/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:54:24 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6572 On Nov. 25, deputies with the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office responded to the William Bee Ririe Hospital in regards to a young child with a head injury which was suspicious of child abuse.  The child was later flown to Primary Children’s Hospital. During the investigation, it was discovered the victim, a three month old […]

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On Nov. 25, deputies with the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office responded to the William Bee Ririe Hospital in regards to a young child with a head injury which was suspicious of child abuse.  The child was later flown to Primary Children’s Hospital. During the investigation, it was discovered the victim, a three month old child, had received injuries to his legs, abdomen, rib cage, and brain.  On Dec. 15, the child succumbed to his injuries and died.  Based on the investigation, an arrest warrant for open murder and child abuse was issued for the father of the child, identified as 34 year old Michael James Curtis, of McGill.  On Dec. 15, Curtis was taken into custody by Salt Lake City Police. Curtis is currently being held at the Salt Lake County Jail, without bail, awaiting extradition back to Nevada.

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