The Ely Times http://www.elynews.com News for Ely, Nevada Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lucille Broderson http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/lucille-broderson/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/lucille-broderson/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:50 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6143 Lucille Broderson, 88 passed away on October 21, 2014 in Elko, Nevada. She was born to Fred and Vera Hack in Iowa on August 22, 1926. She married Eugene Broderson on January 27, 1945. They moved to Ely in 1974 to raise their family. Lucille enjoyed canning, baking, bowling, fishing and anything that involved the […]

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Lucille Broderson, 88 passed away on October 21, 2014 in Elko, Nevada. She was born to Fred and Vera Hack in Iowa on August 22, 1926. She married Eugene Broderson on January 27, 1945. They moved to Ely in 1974 to raise their family.

Lucille enjoyed canning, baking, bowling, fishing and anything that involved the outdoors.

She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene.

She is survived by  her children, Lucia Grant of Spring Creek, NV; Bill Broderson (Laura) of Darby, MT; Robert Broderson (Kathy) of Spring Creek, NV; Jake Broderson (Becky) of Darby, MT; Grandchildren, George Grant of Winnemucca, NV; Joe Grant (Maria) of Elko, NV; Nikki Broderson (Rex) of Duckwater, NV; Shelby Broderson of Elko, NV; Dillon Broderson of Spring Creek, NV; and one Great-Grandchild, Bailee Mike of Duckwater, NV.

As requested by Lucille, no service will be held.

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Volunteers help seniors stay warm http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/volunteers-help-seniors-stay-warm/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/volunteers-help-seniors-stay-warm/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:42 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6107 White Pine senior citizens who struggle to afford firewood to stay warm in Ely’s harsh winters have an early Christmas present coming thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers. After several months of organizing, 20 cords of wood were split by local Boy Scout troop 71. The wood will begin being delivered to […]

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A group of volunteers stand in front of the 20 chords of wood that was split into firewood for seniors in need on Oct. 23. (Garret Estrada photo)

A group of volunteers stand in front of the 20 chords of wood that was split into firewood for seniors in need on Oct. 23. (Garret Estrada photo)

White Pine senior citizens who struggle to afford firewood to stay warm in Ely’s harsh winters have an early Christmas present coming thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers. After several months of organizing, 20 cords of wood were split by local Boy Scout troop 71. The wood will begin being delivered to seniors who qualified through the county’s Social Services department.

John Dishong originally came up with the idea as a way to help those in the community that might not be able to afford firewood on a fixed budget, such as retired seniors. After putting the word out that he was looking for volunteers, he was surprised by the amount of people that asked if they could help.

“We had federal help through BLM, then we had the county helping us decide who is in greatest need through social services. We had help from the city; they came and cleaned up the area for us. So everyone pitched in,” Dishong said. “And that is what Ely is. It is volunteers.”

After gathering 20 cords of wood, which roughly translates to over 2,500 cubic feet of firewood, Dishong teamed up with local scout leader Mike Wheable to get the scouts involved in splitting it all. Wheable, who is also the county’s Deputy District Attorney, said that the project was a good way to give back to those in need.

“We are fortunate to live in a community of this size where we can serve each other and actually make a difference to make individual lives better,” Wheable said. “This is an easy project where you can have the most impact in our community. There are plenty of people that can’t afford firewood and would just shiver under a blanket so this is a good way to help them.”

Dishong is still working with Bunny Hill at the county’s Social Services office to help find seniors who qualify for the free firewood. He expects deliveries to begin in a month.

For more information on how to qualify for the free firewood, contact White Pine County Social Services at 775-293-6528.

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The celebration of the sesquicentennial of Nevada’s ‘statehood’ may be a bit premature http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/celebration-sesquicentennial-nevadas-statehood-may-bit-premature/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/celebration-sesquicentennial-nevadas-statehood-may-bit-premature/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:32 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6162 O n Oct. 31, 1864 — 150 years ago — President Lincoln declared, “Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in accordance with the duty imposed upon me by the act of congress aforesaid, do hereby declare and proclaim that the said State of Nevada is admitted into […]

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n Oct. 31, 1864 — 150 years ago — President Lincoln declared, “Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in accordance with the duty imposed upon me by the act of congress aforesaid, do hereby declare and proclaim that the said State of Nevada is admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original states,” and Nevada became the 36th of these United States.

Equal footing? Nevada did not get so much as a toehold.

To this date 85 percent of the land betwixt the borders of the “state” of Nevada are completely controlled by Parliament on the Potomac, which by most definitions would make Nevada more of a colony than a sovereign state. Of all the states, Nevada has the greatest portion of land controlled by the federal bureaucracy.

As if to underscore Nevada’s tenuous standing in regard to its fellow states, the state Constitution, inked in the waning days of the bloody Civil War, contains what can only be described as an unconditional refutation of the words of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.

Jefferson wrote in 1776 to justify the separation of the American colonies from the despotic rule of England, “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government …”

In the Paramount Allegiance Clause, the Nevada Constitution uses similar language but then eviscerates and denies its meaning.

“All political power is inherent in the people[.] Government is instituted for the protection, security and benefit of the people; and they have the right to alter or reform the same whenever the public good may require it,” the document reads, pointedly and obviously omitting the key word “abolish.” “But the Paramount Allegiance of every citizen is due to the Federal Government in the exercise of all its Constitutional powers … The Constitution of the United States confers full power on the Federal Government to maintain and Perpetuate its existance [existence], and whensoever any portion of the States, or people thereof attempt to secede from the Federal Union, or forcibly resist the Execution of its laws, the Federal Government may, by warrant of the Constitution, employ armed force in compelling obedience to its Authority.”

Though such wording was common in Reconstruction Era state constitutions, only three still retain them.

It’s not like the states haven’t challenged Washington’s hegemony.

In fact the Western states petitioned Washington over its refusal to turn over federal land to the states. “It is of pressing moment that the public lands should become the property of their citizens, with the least delay compatible with the national interest. …” the petition states.

It agues, “When these States stipulated not to tax the lands of the United States until they were sold, they rested upon the implied engagement of Congress to cause them to be sold, within a reasonable time.”

Actually the petition was successful. It was issued in 1828 by the “Western states” of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida. Today, the federal government controls only 4 percent of the lands in those “Western” states, while it controls 50 percent of the current Western states.

In a 1996 constitutional amendment, Nevada voters asked that federal land be turned over to the state. Congress has simply ignored “the Right of the People to alter” their government for 18 years.

As if to timely illustrate Washington’s total control of land within the state boundaries, Nevada’s senior senator, Harry Reid, recently drafted a bill that would remove from most productive uses more than 800,000 acres of land in the Garden and Coal valleys in Lincoln and Nye counties.

Whether it passes is entirely up to Congress, in which Nevada has only six out of 535 votes. Nevada’s governor, its lawmakers, the local county commissioners, the residents have no vote, no adequate representation.

Local officials have opposed the withdrawal of the land, just as the officials and residents of Lyon County opposed the 48,000-acre Wovoka Wildnerness designation that Harry Reid insisted on as a condition for allowing Yerington to buy at market value 12,500 acres of federal land for commercial use — a bill that has passed the House but is languishing in Reid’s Senate.

Happy, sesquicentennial, Nevada, though not of “statehood.”

 

Thomas Mitchell is a longtime Nevada newspaper columnist. You may email him at thomasmnv@yahoo.com. He also blogs at http://4thst8.wordpress.com/. Awarded first place by Nevada Press Association in 2014 for community columns and for editorials.

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Volleyball feeling confident http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/volleyball-feeling-confident/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/volleyball-feeling-confident/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6154 Things are clicking at the right time for White Pine’s volleyball team. After starting the season with high expectations from the team’s coach Kenna Almberg, the Ladycats looked good in September. So far in October, they’re unbeaten. “I feel that we have a solid team this year no matter who is on the court,” Almberg […]

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Emily Bischoff spikes a ball against the Mountain View Christian Saints on Oct. 25.(Courtesy photo)

Emily Bischoff spikes a ball against the Mountain View Christian Saints on Oct. 25.(Courtesy photo)

Things are clicking at the right time for White Pine’s volleyball team. After starting the season with high expectations from the team’s coach Kenna Almberg, the Ladycats looked good in September. So far in October, they’re unbeaten.

“I feel that we have a solid team this year no matter who is on the court,” Almberg said. “Against most teams you prepare for their main hitters and I think with us it’s hard to know who to block.  We have strong hitters from all positions and a great setter that runs our court well.”

It would be hard for a coach not to feel comfortable sitting atop their league in first place with a record of 13-1 heading into the team’s final two regular season games. But the coach’s confidence in the players has become infectious and has junior Debra Kingston thinking the team could go all the way this year.

“I think we can win state this year,” Kingston said during a Monday practice, saying her and her teammates have been mentally preparing for divisions all season long.

That isn’t to say the Ladycats are overlooking their final few opponents before the postseason. In fact, before heading into their Oct. 23 game against Pahranagat Valley, junior Emily Bischoff said the Panther’s winning record against White Pine over the past few seasons had the team determined to get a win.

“We were sick of them beating us so we felt determined to beat them,” Bischoff said.

The Ladycats got what they wanted, beating Pahranagat Valley in the fourth game of a best of five series with scores of 21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-18.

“In the eight years I have been coaching, we have never beaten Paranagat Valley so this was a great win for us and a good competitive match leading up to our division tournament next weekend,” Almberg said.

The big win meant something extra to Bischoff, who said that up until then she felt that she hadn’t been playing as well as she knew she could. With the rest of the team around her consistently playing well, she wanted to prove to them that she could compete at the same level.

“For a while I was struggling. I feel like that game showed me and my team that I could compete. It really helped my confidence,” Bischoff said.

Junior Ashlyn Huntington didn’t miss a beat after earning last week’s “player of the week” by registering team highs in kills, digs and aces in the game.

The Ladycats then traveled to Mountain View Christian on Saturday, winning both of their best of three games without dropping a match. Almberg gave credit to the Kingston sisters, Debra and Britney, for their presence on the net, scoring on three blocks a piece. The coach’s daughter Mikalyn Almberg led the team in digs in the 25-9, 25-20 and 25-11, 25-11 wins.

The Ladycats only have two more home games before the postseason begins, facing off against West Wendover on Oct. 28 and Agassi Prep on Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.

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Cazier carries on 100 year history of Wilson Bates service http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/cazier-carries-100-year-history-wilson-bates-service/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/cazier-carries-100-year-history-wilson-bates-service/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:05 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6121 On of Jay Cazier first jobs was delivering furniture for Wilson Bates Furniture Company back when he was in high school. Little did he know then that after coming back from his studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, that same furniture store would turn into a career spanning more than 20 years. Now […]

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Wilson Bates Furniture Co-Owner Jay Cazier sits with his staff on a selection of his sofas on one of the building’s three showroom floors. (Garrett Estrada photo0

Wilson Bates Furniture Co-Owner Jay Cazier sits with his staff on a selection of his sofas on one of the building’s three showroom floors. (Garrett Estrada photo)

On of Jay Cazier first jobs was delivering furniture for Wilson Bates Furniture Company back when he was in high school. Little did he know then that after coming back from his studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, that same furniture store would turn into a career spanning more than 20 years.

Now the general manager of Wilson Bates, Cazier said he learns new things every day on the job. But the most import thing he learned early on?

Always take care of the customer.

“Our customers come first. We try to drop everything if someone has an issue,” Cazier said.

He mentioned a recent example of how one of his delivery men forgot a bag of screws for a furniture install a good distance out of town. His immediate reaction?

“As soon as I heard that I hopped in my pickup with the bag of screws and told them I’d meet them there,” he said.

But his passion for taking care of people extends beyond just those who patronize his store. For Cazier, who doesn’t know if he is a “fourth or fifth generation” Ely native, being involved in the community is equally as important.

“I try to support as many local groups as I can,” he said.

Those groups include 4H, Little League, the Elks Foundation and many more. To Cazier, getting involved is a way to give back to a community that has kept the Wilson Bates brand alive for more than 100 years in Nevada. And though he admits that his business hasn’t changed much in his 22 years overseeing it, he hopes his plan of offering the widest selection of high quality furniture, appliances and more will keep the store around for another 100 years, so long as locals realize all his store has to offer.

“If you look through the front window, all you see is one floor and there is actually three floors. We get people that walk in here at least once a week that don’t even realize that we have stairs,” Cazier said of his building’s 13,000 square foot showroom space.

That space is packed with what Cazier calls “trusted names” such as Ashley, La-Z-Boy, Maytag and more. It means a higher price tag, but he’s got that covered as well.

“We do our own in house financing and we are really good about working with people to get them approved,” Cazier said.

But just because he has filled his more than 90-year-old building with as much as he can, Cazier knows the future store’s prosperity will revolve around getting more vacant buildings in downtown Ely filled.

“I hate to see the downtown area dying as it is. It gives Ely that hometown feels that it has, which is something you don’t get up on the hill,” he said, referring to the area around Great Basin Highway.

After his five years in college in Las Vegas, Cazier knows keeping that small-town feel to places like downtown are what is going to bring people coming back for years.

“You get a ton of people in Ely who can’t wait to leave here when they graduate high school,” he said. “But after they leave, they realize what they had here and look forward to coming home.”

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Know where to vote on election day http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/know-vote-election-day/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/know-vote-election-day/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:47 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6110 With the general election on Nov. 4, there are only a few more opportunities to get out and vote early. Voting, which has been running since Oct. 18, will officially close on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at the County Clerk’s office. After that, White Pine County registered voters will still be able to […]

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With the general election on Nov. 4, there are only a few more opportunities to get out and vote early. Voting, which has been running since Oct. 18, will officially close on Friday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at the County Clerk’s office. After that, White Pine County registered voters will still be able to mail in a ballot, or place their votes at their designated precinct location on election day.

County residents from Precincts 1-5 will be able to vote at the Bristlecone Convention Center and voters from Precinct 6 will be able to file their ballots at the McGill Elementary School. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.According to County Clerk Lin Burleigh, the final results are expected to be released at the clerk’s office between 9 and 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

As of Wednesday morning, the clerk’s office have received 602 early votes, another 272 ballots that were mailed in and 224 absentee ballots. Burleigh said that she is hoping to see at least a 60 percent turnout of the 4,491 registered voters in the county. The primary only saw around a 40 percent turnout.

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Hotel Sports Book Opens http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/hotel-sports-book-opens/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/hotel-sports-book-opens/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:46 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6124 The Hotel Nevada officially opened their sports book on Oct. 23, allowing patrons to place live bets and parlays on all the major sporting events happening. (Garrett Estrada photo)

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The Hotel Nevada officially opened their sports book on Oct. 23, allowing patrons to place live bets and parlays on all the major sporting events happening. (Garrett Estrada photo)Sports book1

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Ardis Gayle “Tootsie” Lani Edwards http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/ardis-gayle-tootsie-lani-edwards/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/ardis-gayle-tootsie-lani-edwards/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:39 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6145  passed away Saturday evening, October 25, 2014, in St. George, Utah, she was 87.  She was the fifth of 12 children to be born to Lida Bardmess and Albert F. Lani.  Tootsie, her life-long nickname, was born at home in Ely, Nevada, on June 15, 1927.  She had four brothers when she came into the […]

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Edwards1 passed away Saturday evening, October 25, 2014, in St. George, Utah, she was 87.  She was the fifth of 12 children to be born to Lida Bardmess and Albert F. Lani.  Tootsie, her life-long nickname, was born at home in Ely, Nevada, on June 15, 1927.  She had four brothers when she came into the world so her work was cut out for her.  She was a member of the LDS Church.  She married Elbert Gardner in 1943; they had one son, Elbert Leroy Gardner, Jr. and later divorced.  In 1950 she married Robert L. Edwards and they were together until his death from Parkinson’s in 2005.  Bob’s work took them throughout the West working on road construction, oil fields, at the Nevada Test Site and numerous other areas.  They lived in Ely on several occasions, at one time running the restaurant, bar and store at Currant.  In the early 60’s they moved to Logandale, Nevada where Tootsie operated a hamburger stand.  In the 70’s they relocated to Pendleton, Oregon to be closer to their son’s family. Living on 10 acres at McKay Acres they grew and sold hay.  Tootsie, a great promoter of Pendleton Round-Up, always invited friends and family to join them each September for the 10-day extravaganza.  She especially enjoyed Indian pageantry and shows.  She and Bob enjoyed attending all the sports their grandsons participated in; often traveling to watch wrestling marches.  She was the best host ever.  Having five younger sisters, and four older and two younger brothers, she had plenty of things to keep her busy. From the time all her nieces and nephews were small Aunt Tootsie’s was the place to be, she always had a myriad of activities planned and scrumptious food to eat.  She enjoyed being a “match maker” among her family and friends. One never got bored if Tootsie was around, she was a great helper to everyone she knew.  She made friends wherever she went.  She and Bob helped untold family members in many ways throughout their lives. They loved to eat out and to play bingo whenever a game could be found.  She enjoyed picking fruit and vegetables and canning them.

Elbert’s family moved out of Pendleton in the mid-80s, but Bob and Tootsie continued to keep their home base there.  They developed a very endearing, special relationship with Lena and Jeff Iles, their first great granddaughter, Jenni’s parents.  Bob & Tootsie went fishing, camping, vacationing, picnicking, and frequent get-togethers with them. The Iles had two more children to add to their joy.  After their son and grandsons were scattered, the Iles were there to enjoy Nana and Papa.  Until passing Bob and Tootsie were very extraordinary grandparents, very involved in their families’ lives.

They moved to Washington, Utah in the early 90’s, and remained for the rest of their days.  In early 2009 she made contact with an old friend, Darrell Gardner, who was raised in Preston, Nevada.  She and Darrell became reacquainted and spent many happy hours reminiscing and enjoying one another’s company.  They had both lost their spouses of many years and their renewed friendship found them frequently traveling to family gatherings and activities; they were wonderful company for one another.  Darrell died suddenly in 2012 and Tootsie greatly missed his companionship.

Family preceding her in death includes her parents, her brothers: Emzily, Lawrence “Doll”, Leroy and Raymond Lani; and sister, Vera Walkington as well as Bob’s parents and two sisters. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Elbert and Carolyn Gardner; Sedona, AZ;  grandsons and families, Chance Gardner, Australia; Law Gardner, Phoenix, AZ and Sudden Gardner, Prescott Valley, AZ.  Other family members are: sister-in-law, Dorothy Lani, Ely, NV; her brothers: Don (Donna) Lani, Preston, NV; Glenn Lani, Roy, UT and sisters, Neva Burdick, Ely, NV; Eileen (Tim) Boyce, Logandale, NV; Deloros (Tim) Steward, Ely, NV; Beezy (Glade) Tobiasson, Logandale, NV.  Also surviving are brothers-in-law, Bill Herman of Petaluma, CA and Ed Herman of Salmon, ID and Agnes Herman of Hayes, Kansas.  She had 7 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends, who will miss her bubbly personality, cheery voice, and keeping in touch with them.

At her request there will be no services.  She is to be cremated and Bob’s and her ashes will be spread by family at a later date.

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Senior tries not to think about not playing football http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/senior-tries-think-playing-football/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/senior-tries-think-playing-football/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:21 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6157 With White Pine High School playing its final football game of the season on Thursday against Agassi Prep, it’s a bittersweet moment for the Bobcat seniors. For Jacob Baer, who spent all of his four high school years on the football team, the finality of his last game as a Bobcat is one he is […]

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Jacob Baer runs a drill in front of Bobcat football coach Quinn Ewell at practice Monday. Baer will play his last game Thursday. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Jacob Baer runs a drill in front of Bobcat football coach Quinn Ewell at practice Monday. Baer will play his last game Thursday. (Garrett Estrada photo)

With White Pine High School playing its final football game of the season on Thursday against Agassi Prep, it’s a bittersweet moment for the Bobcat seniors. For Jacob Baer, who spent all of his four high school years on the football team, the finality of his last game as a Bobcat is one he is trying to put off.

“It hasn’t quite set in yet but by the time that happens, it is going to hit hard,” Baer said.

Having spent this season as a running back and a variety of different positions on defense, Baer admits he knows he isn’t going to get to play in college, so Thursday’s home game will most likely be his last. Looking back on the season, he said he feels like he could have done more for his team to help them win games, but he hopes the things he passed on to the younger players will help keep the program headed in the right direction long after him.

“As a senior, you realize that you could have put more into it. I know I could have. I think every senior wants the younger guys to realize that and help them develop their talents,” Baer said.

Bobcat coach Quinn Ewell said after last week’s 51-16 road loss to Mountain View Christian, the coaching staff is going to keep the intensity up in practices. Ewell said he was happy with how the first half of the game against the Saints went, as both teams traded scores, but he said the team didn’t produce the same effort in the second half.

“In the first half, it looked like it was going to be a scoring battle,” Ewell said, whose team scored a touchdown on a “flea flicker” trick play on their third offensive series. “But then all of a sudden in the second half, they stopped executing and put their heads down. That was the disappointment for me was that they didn’t keep up the momentum.”

The coach shouldered the blame for the team’s lesser second-half effort, saying he needed to keep the players more on-point during practices, hence the heightened intensity going into the last game of the season. The Bobcats practiced defending against Agassi’s solid run game, with coaches working with defensive backs to try and get them comfortable with identifying where the running lanes on the field will be.

For the Bobcats, the game will give the team a chance to generate optimism about the program that is still turning things around from last year’s winless season. For Baer and the rest of the seniors, the game will let them play the game the love one last time together as a team

“I love football. I wish I could keep playing after this but it will be fun. It’s been an emotional season for sure,” Baer said.

The Bobcat will face off against Agassi Prep Thursday at home at 7 p.m.

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Locomotive engine to begin two-year restoration http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/locomotive-engine-begin-two-year-restoration/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/locomotive-engine-begin-two-year-restoration/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:58:38 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6112 By Mark Bassett NNRY Executive Director For the first time in twenty-four years, Nevada Northern Railway Locomotive 81 was once again outdoors. On Oct. 23, Locomotive 81 was moved from the Enginehouse to the RIP Building to begin a two-year restoration project with the goal of having Locomotive 81 in service for the 2017 excursion […]

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By Mark Bassett

NNRY Executive Director

For the first time in twenty-four years, Nevada Northern Railway Locomotive 81 was once again outdoors. On Oct. 23, Locomotive 81 was moved from the Enginehouse to the RIP Building to begin a two-year restoration project with the goal of having Locomotive 81 in service for the 2017 excursion season.

Locomotive 81 is NNRY’s “Goldilocks” locomotive. Locomotive 93 is too big for what we do and Locomotive 40 is too small for what we do. Meanwhile Locomotive 81 is just right. Locomotive 81 is also our “newest” locomotive. She was built and delivered to the Nevada Northern Railway in March 1917. Of course, “newest” is a relative term here; Locomotive 81 is only seven years younger than Locomotive 40 and eight years younger than Locomotive 93. But those eight years brought major improvements to steam locomotives and Locomotive 81 was delivered with all of the latest (for the time) technology.

Restoring Locomotive 81 will allow the museum to take advantage of this latest technology. What does this mean? Because of the improvements that Locomotive 81 received over our other locomotives, this should equate to lower operating costs for the Museum. The same holds true today, as it did a century ago; businesses are always trying to lower operating costs. The Museum is no different; we need to stretch every dollar. The restoration of Locomotive 81 will not be inexpensive. It is budgeted at $1,200,000. So why does the museum need a third steam locomotive in operation?

Steam locomotives are required by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to undergo a fifteen-year maintenance cycle. Locomotive 93 will need to go under this federally mandated maintenance cycle staring in October 2016. As part of this maintenance cycle, the tubes in Locomotive 93’s boiler will need to be removed and the boiler shell inspected. In addition to the boiler work, the locomotive and her tender will be examined closely. Considering that the locomotive will be 107 years old in 2016, I can almost guarantee that we will find other issues that will need to be repaired during the fifteen-year maintenance cycle. This will put Locomotive 93 out of service for the 2017 operating season. If Locomotive 81 is not in service for the 2017 season that will leave Locomotive 40, a 107 year-old locomotive, to handle all of the trips that year.

Depending on Locomotive 40 to handle the 2017 season by herself is a recipe for a financial disaster for the Museum. We already know that Locomotive 40’s running gear has issues that date back to the 1930s. And, at any time, these issues could sideline Locomotive 40 for months if not years. That would leave us with no steam for the 2017 season and that would be disastrous.

Will the Locomotive 81 project be a huge project? Yes! Is $1,200,000 a lot of money to raise? You bet it is! Can the Museum successfully restore Locomotive 81? Again the answer is yes. Both Locomotive 81 and 93 sat at the White Pine Public Museum for 30 years exposed to the weather. Today Locomotive 93 is in service.

The Museum has a track record of undertaking projects of this scale and successfully completing them. Since 1996, the Museum has raised and invested $17,466,140 in the complex. The Locomotive 81 project is just the start of a proactive program to raise money to ensure that all of our steam locomotives stay in service. How are we going to do this?

The museum has started the Phoenix Projects Program. From mythology, a Phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn, a phoenix typically dies by fire and raises from the ashes. The symbology of a Phoenix, fits a steam locomotive to a ‘T’.

Steam locomotives go through the same cycle as a Phoenix. A steam locomotive’s service cycle is fifteen years. At the end of this cycle, a steam locomotive is removed from service or you could say that it dies. Paradoxically, a Phoenix and a steam locomotive both die because of fire! Every time we light a fire in a steam locomotive, we are using it up. But, just like a Phoenix, a steam locomotive can be regenerated or reborn to begin the cycle all over again!

The Museum’s Phoenix Projects Program is designed to address operating our steam locomotives for the long term. Locomotive 81 will be the first to undergo a restoration under this program. As part of Locomotive 81’s restoration, we will be doing Locomotive 3; a small steam locomotive that operated in McGill. There are significant savings in costs to restore Locomotive 3 at the same time as Locomotive 81.  The successful restoration of Locomotive 3 will give us a small steam locomotive that is inexpensive to operate.

With Locomotive 81 back in service by its centennial in 2017, Locomotive 93 will then go into the shop for its fifteen-year maintenance cycle. Depending on what we find on Locomotive 93, it should be out-of-service for 12-18 months. The estimated cost for Locomotive 93 is $500,000. Locomotive 93 should be back in service by late 2018. Then it will be Locomotive 40’s turn.

Locomotive 40 will need a complete overhaul: boiler, running gear and tender. Most likely, Locomotive 40 will be the most expensive of the four locomotives to restore. The cost of Locomotive 40’s restoration is estimated at $1,500,000.

One of the goals of the Phoenix Project is to get all four of our steam locomotives in top-notch shape by 2020. The cost to do this is somewhere between $3,500,000 and $4,000,000.

Yes, that is a lot of money. But operating and maintaining the steam locomotives are vital to the continued success of the Museum and tourism in White Pine County.

Nevada Northern Railway Executive Director Mark Bassett and his staff pose with Locomotive 81, which will take two-years and over a million dollars to restore to federal standards. (Courtesy photo)

Nevada Northern Railway Executive Director Mark Bassett and his staff pose with Locomotive 81, which will take two-years and over a million dollars to restore to federal standards.
(Courtesy photo)

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Tabitha Elaine Crawford Gruda http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/tabitha-elaine-crawford-gruda/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/tabitha-elaine-crawford-gruda/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:58:12 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6148 Tabitha Elaine Crawford Gruda returned to her Heavenly Father on October 21, 2014 in McGill Nevada. Born in Modesto, California on September 16, 1979 to L.D. and Mary Crawford, she was the youngest of seven children. She is survived by her four children; Jessica Sullivan, Travis Crawford, Melissa Miller and Christina Crawford; her sisters, Diana, […]

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Tabitha Elaine Crawford Gruda returned to her Heavenly Father on October 21, 2014 in McGill Nevada.

Born in Modesto, California on September 16, 1979 to L.D. and Mary Crawford, she was the youngest of seven children.

She is survived by her four children; Jessica Sullivan, Travis Crawford, Melissa Miller and Christina Crawford; her sisters, Diana, Angela and Leslie and brothers, Jeff, Tim, Larry Dale and David..

Tabitha was full of life. She was a wonderful daughter, sister and mother. She was an angel sent from God and she will be truly missed.Gruda1

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Food drive looking for donations http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/food-drive-looking-donations/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/food-drive-looking-donations/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:58:08 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6127 The White Pine Ministerial Association’s (WPMA) annual food drive has begun at Ridley’s. By purchasing $5 bags of food and placing them in the barrels provided you are supporting the WPMA’s Community Food Bank. You may be wondering what actually happens with the food in those bags. The food you donate helps keep food available […]

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The White Pine Ministerial Association’s (WPMA) annual food drive has begun at Ridley’s. By purchasing $5 bags of food and placing them in the barrels provided you are supporting the WPMA’s Community Food Bank.

You may be wondering what actually happens with the food in those bags. The food you donate helps keep food available for people who come to The WPMA’s Community Food Bank located at 371 Clark Street which is open year round on Monday’s from 1-2 p.m. and Thursday’s from 4:30-6:30 p.m. It is also used to provide Thanksgiving food boxes to people throughout White Pine County who would otherwise go without a Thanksgiving meal.

The White Pine Ministerial Association thanks everyone who has given so generously in the past and looks forward to receiving your support again this year. Together we can keep hunger from being a reality for the people of our community.

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War memorial foundation joins with high school to honor veterans http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/war-memorial-foundation-joins-high-school-honor-veterans/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/war-memorial-foundation-joins-high-school-honor-veterans/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:57:55 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6115 By Dave Huckaby  War Memorial Foundation On Nov. 5, members of the White Pine War Memorial Foundation will participate in a Veteran’s Day assembly at White Pine High School to honor our veterans. The five year old group will unveil a special WWI memorial paying tribute to the 36 men with ties to White Pine […]

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By Dave Huckaby 

War Memorial Foundation

On Nov. 5, members of the White Pine War Memorial Foundation will participate in a Veteran’s Day assembly at White Pine High School to honor our veterans. The five year old group will unveil a special WWI memorial paying tribute to the 36 men with ties to White Pine County who died in the war.

The foundation was founded over five years ago and has “memorialized the 135 men who lost their lives in WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. The tributes are on display at WPHS and all were designed by local students. There is an important story, however, that is a prelude and inspiration to what the current foundation stands for.

It was 20 years ago when a dedicated group of patriots began planning a wonderful tribute to our fallen White Pine heroes in the downtown Ely Courthouse Park. The original proposal for the project stated: “For many years patriotic citizens of WP County have hankered for a MEMORIAL in tribute to sacrificed servicemen who went to war and never returned.”

One of the prime supporters was Bill Flangas, a WWII Navy veteran who was residing in Las Vegas. Bill spearheaded a task force that included Keith Ashworth, Jim Benson, Neal Corbett, Steve Drakulich, Pete Echeverria, Jack Fleming, Earl Hill, Asay Johnson and Mike Lemich.

Under the group’s direction, a comprehensive working plan was developed and a special War Memorial Fund was established at First National Bank of Ely. An estimated $25,000 was needed to move forward and the citizens of White Pine were up to the challenge. Many local businesses, too many to mention, generously donated their time and money for the project and Bud Bradley, without hesitation, personally convinced three foundations to support the effort. He was personally responsible for raising over one half the funds for the memorial.

Flangas wrote in a letter to George Carnes, Publisher of the Ely Daily Times on June 3rd, 1996:

“George Tate single mindedly devoted his time and immense talent in designing the monument. He did this free of charge. Mike Lemich energetically responded to every need, pushed for timely completion, and drove for quality. We would have never made it without him. Jim Benson went door to door soliciting funds, plus served as Treasurer for the Foundation. Jack Fleming repeated wrote, goaded, and reminded us all that we were negligent and tardy in all our remembrances. Neal Corbett’s  research and professional write-ups on the fallen soldiers focused key attention on our efforts to be successful”

When the Memorial was dedicated in 1996, a list of “who’s who” from White Pine were on hand. The group included Jim Benson, Father Caesar Caviglia, Neal Corbett, Bob Dolezal, Jack Fleming, Bill Flangas, Dan Gubic, Bill Ireland, Mike Lemich Wayne Pearson and designer George Tate.

In addition to corporate donations by the Cord Foundation, the Robert Hawkins Foundation and the Wiegard Foundation, more than 200 individuals and businesses donated more than $23,000 to make the project a reality. Gifts in kind were also provided by Mt. Wheeler Power, Linnell Electric, Joe Krympotic, U S Rentals, and Ernie Flangas, to name a few.

The people of White Pine County continue to honor and support our Veterans. The great group of men and women who were responsible for the Downtown War Memorial are truly patriots and heroes. Even after 20 years, their dedication to our Veterans is truly an inspiration and is the foundation by which the current White Pine War Memorial Foundation was reborn.

The WWI Memorial will be unveiled on Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. at White Pine High School as part of a special Veteran’s Day assembly hosted by Principal Adam Young and Commissioner Richard Howe.

The public is invited.

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By Keving Jensen MD and Bethann Kane RN

Director of Emergency Medicine and Emergency Control Officer

The William Bee Ririe Hospital and Clinic (WBRCAH/Clinic) is working with state health authorities and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address the possible implications of the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa on the state of Nevada.

WBRCAH/Clinic and its partners have been preparing for the unlikely incident and management of an infected individual being diagnosed in the state.

There have been NO confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus in Nevada.

The United States and the State of Nevada has a robust healthcare system with capabilities to detect, respond, and stop Ebola should a confirmed case come to the state.

So what do we know about Ebola?  The Ebola virus is not new. Most of the following information comes from the article from the US Center for Disease Control, (CDC) in the article, Ebola Fact Sheet, which can be found online at the website, http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/ebola-factsheet.pdf.  To quote the article “(The Ebola Virus) was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in Africa.”  The virus seems to be cold intolerant as outbreaks have occurred only in warm, moist tropical areas, usually around the equator in Africa, (hence the first diagnosis in the US occurred in Texas, and as yet, there have been no cases in colder, dry climates such as White Pine County).  We don’t know much about the transmission of the virus, but it seems to be found in monkey populations and may be primarily transmitted from animal populations to humans via bats, and secondarily by human contact with raw animal products, especially feces.  When the first human in an outbreak becomes infected, it is almost always by contact with an infected animal.  Transmission from human to human is by way of direct contact with infected body fluids such as blood, feces, saliva, urine, vomit and semen.  The virus in the blood and body fluids can enter another person’s body through broken skin or unprotected mucous membranes in, for example, the eyes, nose, or mouth.  There has been no documented transmission by respiratory droplets, such as coughing or sneezing.

The diagnosis of Ebola Virus Disease is difficult at first, as it appears like many other common diseases.  Symptoms may include: Fever greater than 101.5°F, severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, unexplained bleeding or bruising.  A person infected with Ebola is not contagious until symptoms appear.  The diagnosis should be suspected in persons presenting with those symptoms who have had recent travel (within 21 days) to Africa or contact with the body fluids of a person known to be infected with Ebola.

In short, our cold, dry climate is protective of transmission of the Ebola virus, and I am not aware of any African monkeys in the area.  Though we have bats in the area, most are locals, though some migrate from Mexico, occasionally carrying rabies.  We, like most of the US, have a greater chance of being killed by accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, and smoking related diseases, including heart attack, stroke, and cancer.  So, we expect the common diseases and prepare for the worst.  In the meantime, wear your seatbelts, don’t text and drive, try to cut back or quit smoking, and don’t share needles with, or kiss any African monkeys.

 

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Ladycats earn spot in state tournament against Whittell http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/ladycats-earn-spot-state-tournament-whittell/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/ladycats-earn-spot-state-tournament-whittell/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:57:35 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6160 They had to earn it. They had to fight for it. The White Pine soccer team had to do a little bit of everything to take down Pershing County 2-0 on Friday and secure their spot in the state championship tournament. “That game was the game decider about who goes to state and who doesn’t. […]

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They had to earn it. They had to fight for it. The White Pine soccer team had to do a little bit of everything to take down Pershing County 2-0 on Friday and secure their spot in the state championship tournament.

“That game was the game decider about who goes to state and who doesn’t. It was a great game, both teams played well, but our defense came up big for us,” Ladycat’s soccer coach Tyler Laity said.

Propelled by goals from the team’s leading scorers Sam Gamberg and Tainui Brewster, the Ladycats guaranteed a spot in the State Championship tournament on Nov. 7.

There’s only one problem.

“It’s at Whittell and that is who we have to play first,” Laity said.

White Pine has already faced the first place Whittell Warriors twice this season, and like every other conference team that has played them, they were blown out. It’s a match-up that has caused problems for Laity, who thought he had a solid game plan going into their last game against Whitell. The result? 7-0.

“We are going to go with a different approach and try to box them out,” Laity said. “We will have to play a lot of defense because they seem to be the most offensive team in our league. We are going to work on a couple of things for that game. Hopefully we will be ready.”

One of the things Laity will have to figure out is how to counter Whittell’s aggressive assault on the net. After losing one of his key pieces on offense to injury in practice in Lucy Fullmer, the coach said that goals have been harder to come by. That’s where Gamberg and Brewster come in.

“We have been preparing mentally and physically to get ready for the game. Physically we have been running and working hard to be ready and mentally we have to convince ourselves that we can beat them and put those other games against them in the past,” Brewster said of the team’s preparation for Whittell.

Brewster knows the team will need both her and Gamberg to score in order to advance in the state tournament. It is a unique kind of pressure that doesn’t seem to phase the senior. Instead, both her and Gamberg have begun running extra scoring drills at practice, working on their teamwork together.

To the sophomore Gamberg, the extra time with Brewster has led to a bond of friendship beyond just being teammates.

“We have a special high five that we have developed that is pretty awesome,” Gamberg said of her relationship with Brewster.

The Ladycat’s will have a little relief and practice first, playing their final home game of the season on Thursday against West Wendover at 5 p.m. The game, which will double as the team’s “senior game” will not effect the team’s chances for the State Championship in any way, but Laity said that he still would like to get a win for “pride.”

“You don’t ever want to lose. So we will be playing to win, but at the same time we will have some fun with it. We would love for all of our seniors to score a goal on senior day so we are going to play around with the lineup to see if we can get that to happen,” Laity said.

The Ladycats defeated the West Wendover Wolverines 6-0 in their last meeting on Oct. 6.

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Local foundation donates golf proceeds to assist disabled vets http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/local-foundation-donates-golf-proceeds-assist-disabled-vets/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/local-foundation-donates-golf-proceeds-assist-disabled-vets/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:57:29 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6129 By Dave Huckaby White Pine War Memorial Foundation  The White Pine War Memorial Foundation recently made a $1000.00 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project to assist our disabled veterans returning home from combat duty.  The funds were raised at the Foundation’s fifth annual golf tournament during the July fourth weekend. Three special veterans challenges were […]

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By Dave Huckaby

White Pine War Memorial Foundation 

The White Pine War Memorial Foundation recently made a $1000.00 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project to assist our disabled veterans returning home from combat duty.  The funds were raised at the Foundation’s fifth annual golf tournament during the July fourth weekend.

Three special veterans challenges were held.  The first being on hole number one, where the golfer had to tee off wearing a military backpack and helmet. The longest drive won the money, a 50-50 split with the foundation.

The second challenge was on the first par three, where the golfer had to tee off while in a wheel chair. Closest to the hole won the money.

Finally, a challenging putting contest required the blindfolded golfer to putt (with the aide of a coach)

“We wanted our golfers to experience and appreciate what our wounded veterans face when they get home..It was a real eye-opener,” said Brent Rose, Chairman of the tournament and Board member.

Two of the three winners, Tracy Gust and Yoes Piccininni generously donated their portion of the winnings back to “Wounded Warriors,” allowing the foundation to increase their contribution.” All of our golfers, sponsors and the many great patriots in White Pine County really make this happen.” added Rose.

The Foundation will be presenting the WWI Memorial at the High School on November 5th at 10;00 a m during a special Veterans Day assembly. The public is invited.

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White Pine County Sheriff’s Blotter Report http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/white-pine-county-sheriffs-blotter-report-28/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/white-pine-county-sheriffs-blotter-report-28/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:56:52 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6119 Submitted by the White Pine Sheriff’s Office for Oct. 22-28. 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 Oct. 22-28. 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.

OCT. 22

Report of a suspicious vehicle — The area was patrolled, but the vehicle was not located.

Report of an alarm — Officer received a report of an alarm at one of the cities pumping stations. The City of Ely was notified.

Report of suspicious circumstances — Reporting party stated that she had observed a female crying and a male subject near her acting suspicious. Officer reported that at this time no crimes have been report related to this incident.

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Anthony Valencia age 54 of Ely was arrested on an Ely Municipal Court warrant.

Report of a theft — Reporting party stated that someone had stolen her vehicle keys while she was at a local bar. Investigation continues.

Report of a civil problem — Officer provided information to an individual who was dealing with a deceased family member’s property.

Report of harassment — Reporting party stated that he is receiving unwanted text messages from his ex-girlfriend. Officer viewed the messages and reported that no harassment had occurred.

Report of an accident — Jared Taylor of Ely was operating a vehicle traveling on the Bench Road north of Ely. As he did so he lost control of his vehicle causing it to leave the roadway and roll. Taylor failed to report the accident and was later located at his residence. He was taken to E.R. by ambulance due to injuries he sustained during the accident. An accident report was completed and several traffic citations for Taylor are pending.

New bookings — Anthony Valencia / Ely Municipal Court warrant, contempt of court / Bail $405. Christopher Jensen / Serving time.

OCT. 23

Report of a juvenile problem — Several juveniles were reportedly smoking near a public building.  The juveniles were gone prior to law enforcement arrival.

Report of a juvenile problem — The reporting party complained about a juvenile not going to school.  It was later learned the juvenile was being home-schooled.

Report of an animal problem — Two bull elk were reportedly stuck in a barb wire fence.  Upon arrival, one bull was deceased and officers freed the other.

Report of a problem with a subject — The reporting party claimed to have entered into a verbal agreement to have mechanic work done on his vehicle.  The reporting party has paid, but the work has yet to be finished.  The investigation continues.

Report of an arrest — Rita Wooldridge was arrested at her residence for two warrants from Ely Municipal Court.

Report of an arrest — Terry Ann Betschart, 63, of Ely, was arrested on a Justice Court warrant for grand larceny and forgery.

Report of a domestic disturbance — The two parties involved were traveling through the area and began arguing.  The driver stopped and wanted the passenger out of the vehicle.  Officers spoke to both parties and they agreed to get along until they parted ways.

Report of suspicious circumstances — The reporting party observed a neighbor’s window had been broken.  It was later learned the home owner damaged the window the night before.

Report of a welfare check — The subject was located and appeared to be fine.

Report of harassment — The reporting party claimed to be receiving harassing text messages from a co-worker.  Officers were unable to locate the co-worker.

New bookings — Rita Wooldridge / Warrant – contempt of court / Bail $880. Terry Ann Betschart / Warrant – Forgery and Grand larceny x 11 / Bail $110,000.

OCT. 24

Report of a citizen assist — Reporting party stated that her husband suffers from dementia and he was acting aggressive towards her. Officer reported that due to the husband’s confused state of mind he was taken to E.R.

Report of a possible theft — Reporting party stated that an individual recently passed away and that someone is going into the deceased home and was removing property. Officer contacted the individual who was removing the property and he claimed to have permission from a family member of the deceased to do so. Investigation continues.

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Jasmine L. Bishop age 22 of Ely was arrested on a Ely Municipal Court warrant.

Report of threats — Reporting party stated that he had an argument with an individual and during the argument the individual threatened to go and get a gun and shoot him. All the parties involved were contacted who gave conflicting statements. They were advised to stay away from each other.

Report of a trespasser — Reporting party stated that someone was camping in the backyard of a vacant home. The area was checked and no one was located.

Report of an abandoned vehicle — The area was patrolled, but the vehicle was not located.

Report of an accident — Kendra Fullmer a juvenile of Ely was operating a vehicle on Bustos Drive. As she did so she allowed her vehicle to drift off the roadway striking a guide wire to a power pole. An accident report was completed.

Report a theft — Reporting party stated that he is behind on his rent so his landlord took his camp trailer. Investigation continues.

Report of a suspicious subject — Officer located the individual who was taking pictures of old buildings. No crime had occurred.

Report of an accident — Charles Duncan of Laverkin, UT was operating a vehicle near Hiko, NV when he struck a cow causing damage to his vehicle. A report was completed.

New bookings — Jasmine L. Bishop / Ely Municipal Court warrant, contempt of court / Bail $775. Jerome W. Link / Probation violation / No bail / Arrested by Parole and Probation. Marta Estopare / Serving time. Robert B. Piscovich / Serving time. Anthony S. Whitten / Ely Municipal Court warrant, contempt of court / No bail.

OCT. 25

Report of a possible drunk driver — Officer contacted the operator of the vehicle and reported that he was not intoxicated.

Report of suspicious circumstances — Reporting party stated that she went to a yard sale and a lot of the items for sale were new. The reporting party thought that they might be stolen. Officer contacted the seller of the items who runs a business in Las Vegas. He had brought the items to sell from his business.

Report of suspicious hunters — The report was given to the Department of Wildlife.

Report of an accident/ private property — Crystal Caviglia of Ely was operating a vehicle and was backing up. She failed to see a vehicle behind her being operated by Benjamin Martin of Langley, WA. Caviglia’s vehicle struck Martin’s vehicle causing damage. An accident report was completed.

Report of an accident — The report was given to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

New bookings — William R. Gergen / Serving time.

OCT. 26

Report of a reckless driver — Reporting party stated that a vehicle followed him with its high beams on for several miles. Officer reported that the vehicle was hauling a load of materials and caused the lights of the vehicle to shine upwards. No crime had occurred.

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Randall R. Robinson age 33 of Ely was arrested for D.U.I, failure to maintain lane of travel, and license plate light required.

Report of an open door — Officer received a report of an open garage door on a residence where the owners were out of town. The residence and garage were checked and secured.

Report of a domestic battery — Officers received a report of a domestic battery that had taken place. During the officers investigation Christian Medina age 33 of Ely was arrested. Medina was arrested for domestic battery with strangulation. He is accused of battering and strangling his girlfriend.

Report of a battery — Officers received a report of a battery that had occurred in the jail facility at the Public Safety Building. Officers reported that two inmates had battered each other. Investigation continues.

Report of a dog problem — Report was given to Ely Animal Control.

Report of a suspicious vehicle — Officer received a report of a vehicle parked by a vacant home. The area was patrolled and no problems were located.

Report of a dog bite — Reporting party stated that their daughter had been bitten by a dog at large. The owner of the dog was contacted and advised of the situation. Ely Animal Control to follow up on the quarantine of the dog.

Report of an arrest — Officer reported that Lacey J. Southall age 25 of Ely was arrested for headlamps required, open container and D.U.I.

Report of a noise disturbance — officer contacted an individual who was playing his home stereo to loud. He was advised to turn it down.

Report of a custody problem — Reporting party stated that he has a child in common with a local female and she is refusing him visitation rights. He was advised to obtain a child custody order through the legal system.

New bookings — Randall R. Robinson / D.U.I., failure to maintain lane of travel, and license plate light required / Bail $1,155. Christian Medina / Domestic battery with strangulation / Bail $10,000. Lacey J. Southall / D.U.I., headlamps required, and open container / Bail $1,320. Gentre Gonzales / Basic speed and suspended registration / Bail $140. / Arrest warrant out of Elko County / Arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol.

OCT. 27

Report of a drunk driver — Officer received a report of a vehicle that was swerving in its lane of travel. Officer located the vehicle and reported that the operator was not intoxicated. However the operator was issued a citation for operating a vehicle without a valid license.

Report of a reckless driver — Officer contacted the operator of vehicle and advised him of the complaint that had been filed against him.

Report of an accident — Reporting party stated that while he was operating his vehicle on US 93 North a vehicle in front of him caused some debris to strike his vehicle.  A report was completed.

Report of a theft — Reporting party stated that someone had stolen his license plate and spare tire off his trailer. A report was completed.

Report of agency assist — Officer assisted DCFS on a child in need of supervision. The child was removed from the home and taken to the hospital for medical assistance.

Report of a reckless driver — Officer contacted the operator of the vehicle employer and advised her of the complaint against the driver.

Report of a disturbance — Officer received a report of an argument that was taking place and it was disturbing the neighbors. The parties involved were contacted and advised to keep the peace.

New bookings — None.

OCT. 28

Report of a barking dog — The area was patrolled, but the dog was not located.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a dead deer in the roadway — The area was patrolled and no deer was located.

Report of a found wallet — The wallet was returned to the owner.

Report of found fire extinguishers — Officer reported that several juveniles had located several fire extinguishers. Officer reported that they had been stolen several months ago from a local business. They were returned to the proper owner.

Report of a theft — Reporting party stated that they had moved out of a trailer, but had left some property behind. When they returned to get their property it was missing. Officer contacted the renter of the trailer who had stored their property. The items were returned.

Report of an alarm — False alarm.

Report of a noise disturbance — The area was patrolled, but nothing was located.

Report of a dog fight — Reporting party stated that her friends dog had been attacked by two other dogs. Reporting party stated that all the dog involved were running at large. The area was patrolled, but no dogs were located.

Report of a possible sexual assault — Reporting party stated that a male subject entered into her apartment, exposed him himself and then touched her inappropriately. The subject then left her home. Investigation continues.

New bookings — Jesse K. Campbell / Use of a controlled substance / Bail  $15,000.

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Salon under new ownership http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/salon-new-ownership/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/salon-new-ownership/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:55:20 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6131 Special to The Ely Times  It gives me great pleasure to announce Laura and Rick as the new owners of Images Styling Salon. They would like to thank Melanie and Ed for this wonderful opportunity. It has been a lifelong dream for Laura to have her own shop, and she has been working in the […]

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It gives me great pleasure to announce Laura and Rick as the new owners of Images Styling Salon. They would like to thank Melanie and Ed for this wonderful opportunity. It has been a lifelong dream for Laura to have her own shop, and she has been working in the cosmetology field for over 11 years.  I’m very excited to start this new adventure in my life and grateful for it.

The salon offers a full list of services: Hair Coloring: Highlights, Lowlights, Retouch etc., Haircuts: Men, Women, and Children,  Nail: Full Sets, Fills, Gels, Manicures and Pedicures, Hair Removal Services: Threading, Waxing & Sugaring, and Massage services are also available. We also offer the best name-brand goods in the salon to accompany any service and use the best products on our clients for the ultimate experience and outcome.

Images is open from Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 6p.m.; we are currently taking Walk-Ins on Monday – Saturday and Sunday’s by appointment only for all services excluding massages and sugaring. To make an appointment, you can stop in at 437 Aultman St. or call 775-289-3221.

I want to take the time to thank Halley Hecker, my friend & confidant for giving me the opportunity to come a work at her shop and teaching me many great things along the way. You’re the Best Hal! I would also like to thank Scott Husbands and Angie Gianoli for my employment at the office. I wish you all the best and God bless.

Melanie would like to thank all her team members past and present for their hard work and dedication and thank the community for all their patronage.

Melanie and all team members will still be working at Images Styling Salon along side Laura.

The new owner of Images Salon Laura (left) takes the keys to the store from the salon’s previous owner Melanie.   (Teresa Stewart photo)

The new owner of Images Salon Laura (left) takes the keys to the store from the salon’s previous owner Melanie. (Teresa Stewart photo)

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Editorials http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/editorials-2/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/editorials-2/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:55:14 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6164 Number cruncher Knecht should beat bad reputation Martin for Controller job  The office of controller may be one of the least understood constitutional offices in the state of Nevada. The controller is basically the chief fiscal officer, responsible for handling the states accounting system, paying bills and collecting debts efficiently and effectively, while providing accurate […]

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Number cruncher Knecht should beat bad reputation Martin for Controller job 

The office of controller may be one of the least understood constitutional offices in the state of Nevada.

The controller is basically the chief fiscal officer, responsible for handling the states accounting system, paying bills and collecting debts efficiently and effectively, while providing accurate financial data to various levels of government, to lawmakers and to the citizens.

This year’s race for the seat is between Republican Ron Knecht, an economist who is a former assemblyman and currently a member of the Board of Regents, and Democrat Andrew Martin, an assemblyman and CPA. Both promise to make the operations of the office as transparent as possible.

The current controller, Kim Wallin, is term limited and running for treasurer.

Knecht says the controller’s 16-year-old computer system is obsolete, but believes he could pay for a new system by reducing personnel. He says a new system would allow him to post the state’s checkbook online.

As a regent, Knecht has been involved in rolling out an even bigger computer system that connects all the state’s university campuses and covering everything from student records to accounting and human resources.

Knecht brings a unique and broad range of education and professional experience as qualifications for the controller office. He has a liberal arts bachelor’s degree, a math major, a master’s degree in engineering economics that includes public finance and policy, plus a law degree. He has 43 years in management in economics and financial and technical analysis in both private and public service. On the regents, he has been active in audits, budget and finance, management and investments.

“I’m a numbers, policy and operations nerd,” Knecht says proudly.

“I have a reliable, dependable, long-term record as a limited government conservative, and frankly, if there is anyplace you want a limited government conservative with prudence, it’s the controller,” he said. He was one of the 15 conservative lawmakers in 2003 that helped stopped the largest tax hike in state history — the gross receipts tax.

While the controller sits on the state transportation committee, Knecht attests that he would favor roads and highway spending over mass transit subsidies.

Andrew Martin was rated one of the worst members of the 2013 Assembly by the Las Vegas newspaper’s anonymous poll of legislators, lobbyists and reporters.

We endorse the principled and conservative candidacy of Ron Knecht.

 

Former assemblywoman Cegavske better choice for Secretary of State office

The secretary of state of Nevada has a number of duties relating to keeping track of business filings, commercial recordings, regulating notaries and securities.

But the highest profile and most significant duty of the office is to oversee the conduct and integrity of elections. That is where the two major party candidates are the furthest apart and provide voters with a clear choice.

Republican Barbara Cegavske, a Las Vegas businesswoman who served six years in the state Assembly and is term-limited from seeking re-election to her state Senate seat, faces Kate Marshall, of Reno who is term-limited from seeking re-election as treasurer.

In a recent televised debate Marshall accused Cegavske of not supporting campaign finance reform that would allow voters to “follow the money.”

This so-called reform is Democratic newspeak for forcing private citizens and groups to register with the state and report expenses and donors or face heavy fines.

Asked recently about the current secretary of state’s litigation against independent groups for not reporting expenditures and donations, Cegavske replied, “I think courts for the most part have declared it freedom of speech and that is what I think the groups have been hanging their hat on.” She expects the state Supreme Court will eventually have the final say.

Cegavske does favor candidates themselves reporting expenses and donations.

Cegavske she would push to institute a voter ID law requiring registered voters to show some form of personal identification at the polls. Marshall has toed the Democrat Party line and said she is against voter ID, because it might somehow disenfranchise some voters.

Marshall says she supports same-day voter registration at the polls. She argued this could increase voter participation. Cegavske doubts registrars of voters could verify voter eligibility or citizenship on the same day as the election. That could throw close races into limbo.

Marshall says she is open to a California-style open primary in which political parties are relegated to the status of non-entities, because voters can cross party lines. This opens paths to all sorts of political chicanery. Cegavske said no to an open primary system.

“I believe we need somebody who has a business background in the secretary of state office,” Cegavske says on the campaign trail, “and of the two candidates I’m the only one who has previous business experience.” She and her husband owned a convenience store for 13 years. “I believe that in the state of Nevada we need to make sure that our businesses are not overregulated and overtaxed.”

She said her 18 years in the Legislature gives her the experience to work with lawmakers and the governor, who has endorsed her candidacy, to address the needs of the state.

We also heartily endorse the candidacy of Barbara Cegavske.

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Valaire Hull http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/valaire-hull/ http://www.elynews.com/2014/10/31/valaire-hull/#respond Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:54:55 +0000 http://www.elynews.com/?p=6151  age 72 of Eureka, Nevada was suddenly called home to be with the Lord on October 22, 2014. Valaire was born October 11, 1942 in Ely, Nevada to JaNeil (Eardley) Blackwood and Neil Blackwood. Valaire grew up in the Ruth and Ely, Nevada area and graduated from White Pine High School in Ely in 1960.  […]

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Hull1 age 72 of Eureka, Nevada was suddenly called home to be with the Lord on October 22, 2014.

Valaire was born October 11, 1942 in Ely, Nevada to JaNeil (Eardley) Blackwood and Neil Blackwood.

Valaire grew up in the Ruth and Ely, Nevada area and graduated from White Pine High School in Ely in 1960.  In September of 1960 she married Roy Christiansen and in 1974 she and Roy moved their family to Eureka, Nevada.  They later divorced.

She married Donald L. Hull of Newark Valley, Nevada on February 2, 1988 in Reno, Nevada.  This began a lifetime of adventure living on the farm in Newark Valley where she enjoyed her beautiful yard, her loving dogs and her wonderful life as a Farmer’s wife.

During her residence in Eureka she spent many years in service for Eureka County.  She was active in the order of Eastern Star, serving as their Worthy Matron for a period of time.  She loved her community and was honored to be a judge at the Eureka Co. Fair for many years.  She was blessed with many very special and wonderful friends and relished her extended family relationships.

She is survived by her husband Don, her Daughters Donna Ward (Bill) of Ely, Nevada, Lisa Peters (Jess) of Spring Creek, Nevada, P.J. Vaughn (Lionel) of Argentina, Grandchildren Jason Ward (Elena) of Spring Creek, Nevada, Joe Ward (Susie) of Elko, Nevada, Katie Peters and Ross Peters of Spring Creek, Nevada, Lauryn and Sydney Vaughn of Argentina, Great Grandchildren, William and Rylee Jo Ward of Elko, NV , Belen and Jake Ward of Spring Creek, NV and a very close Sister-Cousin Jackie Hofheins of Fallon, NV and many more wonderful cousins.

A celebration of Life will be held in Eureka, Nevada on Saturday November 1, 2014 at 11:00 at the Eureka Opera House.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Renown Health Foundation, 1155 Mill Street, Reno, NV  89502 or Charity of your choice in her memory.

Special Thanks to all those wonderful caregivers at the Sierra Intensive Care Unit at Renown Hospital in Reno for the wonderful care given to her while she was in their care, your gentleness and compassion will always be remembered.

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