Ely Correspondence – April 2018

History and Art with Laura Rainey Stop by Garnet Mercantile or the White Pine Public Museum and you might be fortunate enough to find artist Laura Rainey at work sewing and beading custom moccasins. “We always...

Ely Correspondence – March 2018

Feel Good at Tsaa Nesunkwa, Ely’s New Marijuana Dispensary Bring cash and valid identification to Tsaa Nesunkwa, Ely’s new marijuana dispensary, and leave with a custom-selected product to smoke, eat, drink as a tea, or...

Ely Correspondence – February 2018

Tacos, Tamales and Nopales! In November, drivers along Great Basin Highway took in the new and welcome sight of Jr. Street Tacos, operated by Claudia Coble and parked at the Sinclair gas station. The food truck...

Ely Correspondence – January 2018

Skis and Snow (or Slush): The Bristlecone Birkebeiner “It’s nice to get out and enjoy the fresh air and God’s country and the exercise. It’s a good sport,” says Marlene Vlahos of cross-country skiing in...

Ely Correspondence – December 2017

Cold Mountain Fun with Fire & Ice As January cold settles into the mountains of Ely, Cave Lake comes alive with the annual Fire & Ice Festival. The festival melds artistic skill, physical endurance and...

Ely Correspondence – November 2017

Scenic Fall Drive Before winter sets in, take a drive along 38-mile Success Loop to glimpse the last of the autumn aspen leaves. Along the road are numerous places to pull over to bask in...

Ely Correspondence – October 2017

Pine-Nut Time If you like pine nuts, then fall is the time to visit Eastern Nevada. The mountain pinyon trees are heavy with their delicious crop this year, if you know where to look and...

Ely Correspondence – September 2017

The Cherry Creek Hot Springs Mural Refreshed Ely has 20 murals that depict its rich heritage of mining and ranching, along with the people who called this part of eastern Nevada home. The Cherry Creek...

Ely Correspondence – August 2017

1987 Ely Centennial Celebration – Thirty Years Later Mining is an up and down activity, with the price of minerals controlling the rise and fall of the economy in a mining town. The 1980’s were...

Ely Correspondence – July 2017

July 4th in Ely July 4th is one of the biggest celebrations of the year in Ely. There is a long history and tradition for this. In the early days of the mining and ranching here,...

Ely Correspondence – June 2017

Ely's Great Bathtub Race at Cave Lake Ely has a history of creating off the wall events, and one of the wackiest has to be the Great Bath Tub Race held each June at Cave...

Ely Correspondence – May 2017

Ely’s Open Road Race Twice a year Ely hosts an open road race where anyone who enters can run 90 miles of highway flat out or as fast as they want. How is this possible?...

Ely Correspondence – April 2017

Ely Art Bank Adds New Exhibit The Ely Art Bank will host an open house on April 1 for its newest art exhibit. Wally Cuchine has been collecting Nevada Art for over 40 years. Part...

Ely Correspondence – March 2017

Ely and White Pine County: Full of History During its past, Ely was a mining town.  In the 1870s and '80s, White Pine was part of a boom when British money was invested in the...

Ely Correspondence – February 2017

Ely's Nevada Northern Railway Photo Shoot The whistle from the steam engine echoes across the valley as the white, puffy cloud of steam rises in the early morning chill. Snow covers the ground and the...

Ely Correspondence – January 2017

Fire and Ice Festival Snow and Ice Sculpture Competition Cave Lake State Park is the location for the Snow and Ice Sculpture Competition that takes place January 13 through 15, 2017. Contestants have two days to...
Lehman Cave mural, Ely, NV

Ely Correspondence – December 2016

Ely Adds Two New Murals This summer saw the addition of two murals to the outdoor art that tells the story and history of Ely. The Ely Renaissance Society (ERS) believes that outdoor art blends...
The Polar Express of Ely brings the story to life

Ely Correspondence – November 2016

Ely Celebrates the Christmas Holiday The small hometown of Ely begins the holiday season Thanksgiving weekend and then offers a variety of events through the end of the year. The Polar Express train begins November 19...
Halloween in Ely

Ely Correspondence – October 2016

Halloween in Ely A Ely celebrates the fall harvest and Halloween in a variety of ways, all designed to take advantage of our great fall weather. The Nevada Northern Railway's Haunted Ghost Trains run each Saturday...
Mount Moriah

Ely Correspondence – September 2016

Great Basin College Fall Field Trips Two field trips are being offered by the Great Basin College during the Fall Semester.  These are introductory classes with no prerequisites. Great Basin Ecology (Biol 299) on September 9-11...
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Ely Correspondence – August 2016

Ely Ely in August There are always a variety of great events and happenings in Ely, but August especially has something for everyone. The month kicks off with Fun Friday, August 5, in downtown Ely at...

Ely Correspondence – July 2016

Ely National Speleological Society Convention in Ely The National Speleological Society (NSS) will hold their 2016 Convention in Ely, Nevada, July 16-23.  Over 1000 cavers are already registered to attend this convention and this will mean...
Ely Renaissance Village Store

Ely Correspondence – June 2016

Ely Ely’s Renaissance Village Has New Residents In 2005, the Ely Renaissance Society purchased a piece of property from the Geraghty family that they had owned since 1911. Nine small houses, a barn, general store, and...

Ely Correspondence – May 2016

Ely Ely Art Bank Host Reception The Ely Renaissance Society has plans for a busy season with a reception/celebration planned from 4-7 p.m. on Friday May 6, at the Ely Art Bank located at 399 Aultman...

Ely Correspondence – April 2016

Ely Garnet Mercantile Revitalizes Ely’s Downtown Area When Ely lost its main retail store, JC Penney a few years ago, steps had to be taken to provide clothing, shoes and household items for the community. After...

Ely Correspondence – March 2016

Ely Great Basin College Geology Field Trips For the adventurous person interested in the Great Basin, two geology field trips are being offered by the Great Basin College during the Spring Semester. The Death Valley field trip...

Ely Correspondence – February 2016

Ely Ely Renaissance Plans for 2016 The Ely Renaissance Society is ready for 2016. The Ely Art Bank will host at least 5 art shows: Native American art in mid-April for the Nevada Indian Tourism conference,...
Fire and Ice Festival

Ely Correspondence – January 2016

Ely Cave Lake Ice Fishing Derby Saturday, January 30, 2016 8 a.m. — 3 p.m. Cave Lake State Park Top Tagged Fish - $5,000 dlderbidge@gmail.com or 775-289-4689 Before the event, 15-25 tagged fish will be released. If you catch a tagged...
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