South Korea tour representatives above spent time visiting with Travel Nevada representative Bethany Drysdale, (center back row). As is a common practice the group was taken to experience much of what Ely and White Pine County has to offer to potential tourists. They enjoyed stopping by the Ely Art Bank and the Renaissance Village.
Lori Drew of the Bristle Cone Convention Center and Visitor's Bureau, (far right) met the group and shared travel information about White Pine County. Delanie Spillsbury, (center front row) welcomed the group to her Indian jewelry and crafts store. The pelts of coyote were a big hit with the visitors. They enjoyed taking photos with Delaine, a Native Shoshone Indian from Ely.
The group left with many new stories and memories to share.
Race the Rails Coal Fired Steam Engine vs. Road Bikes vs. Mountain Bikes September 9, 2017
At the sound of the train whistle, mountain bikers and road bikers race onto their individual courses to see who can get back to the depot before the train. This is not a race against time or your fellow riders, it's a race against one of histories most powerful inventions!
Mountain bikers test their speed and agility on a challenging 10 mile course through the beautiful mountains surrounding Ely, while road bikers prove their speed and endurance on a 25 mile course along roads and highways in the area. Everyone who finishes the course will receive a finisher's medal.
– 8:30 am Start loading bikes onto the train at the Nevada Northern Railway
– 9:30 am Train departs
– 11:00 am Race starts at the junction of Hwy 485 and County road 44A
Registration will begin April 20, 2017 from this webpage.:
The Modern Vacation is Really a Twist on the “Old”
Whether you are an adult or a child, summer vacation holds a special place in your heart. Summer is fast approaching. What are your plans?
Oh the days gone by of summer camps and road trips, and who can afford to take their children on a life changing trip to Rome or Scotland! Or any other eye opening learning trek?
Well, there is one practical, fun, economical and outright awesome jaunt available. A summertime tryst with a steam engine and all the workings. Yes, we are talking about spending some close up and special time with the Nevada Northern Railway! ( Links below should work, but if you prefer all the information is available at the NNRY web site, including an active web cam at http://www.nnry.com )
Immerse yourself in a Week-long Rail Camp
Spend a week this Summer workin' on a National Historic Landmark railroad, and the best preserved standard gauge railroad in America. Experience what it was like during the golden age of railroading. Become an integral part of the preservation in-progress.
You begin the camp by attending our rules and safety training. And yes, you will be tested on the training materials. After training and testing you will rotate through train operations, working in the shop and out on track.
As part of the crew you will help get a train over up the hill and back again safely. In the shop, you will get hands on experience maintaining the locomotives and cars. It is dirty, oily, greasy work. Without it, trains don't run. As part of the track crew, you will see up close what it takes to keep the railroad running.
Everything comes together at the end of the week. You are part of the switch crew that make up a train in the yard. You'll rotate through the positions of engineer, brakeman and switchman. The training from the week will now make sense as you couple up and move the cars.
These are just a few of the popular activities:
BELOW: Visit the Ely Renaissance Village this summer and take a step back in time! The hours for the Village are noon to 4 pm on Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday.
Upcoming summer events at the Ely Renaissance Village are the Farmers Market to be held August 26th , Sept. 2nd and September 9th from 10 am to 2 pm. Come early for some coffee and good conversation. And don't miss our very popular yearly event the Art Wine Walk. This event is a major fundraiser for the projects of the Ely Renaissance Society. The Art Wine Walk will be held at the Renaissance Village on July 22 at 5 pm.
...celebrating where the world met and became one...
Join the Great Basin Water Network, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, and Great Basin Resource Watch on a four day road-trip to learn from rural residents, local experts and Native leaders about the protection of water resources for current and future generations of people and wildlife.
Groups departing from Las Vegas and Reno on Thursday June 15th, will converge in Baker, NV on Friday the 16th for the weekend-long Snake Valley Festival.
Cost $150 per person for tent campers and $250 per person based on double occupancy for a motel or home rental (plus online transaction fee). Camping is available at the Great Basin National Park in Baker only. All participants will stay indoors on the first night in Eureka or Ely. This fee includes transportation, most lunches and lodging. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Participants are responsible for other meals and expenses.
REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
The Snake Valley is a vibrant community, the gateway to Great Basin National Park and also ground zero for the Las Vegas water grab - Southern Nevada Water Authority's plan to build a 300 mile-long pipeline from Las Vegas to rural eastern Nevada, to pump 58 billion gallons of water every year.
The tour aims to bridge the gap between rural and urban communities, who all depend on water for life. We seek to deepen our collective understanding of what sustainable and respectful water management means and how we can work together.
The Northern route will talk with farmers working to maintain senior water rights in Pershing County and Native leaders defending sacred cultural water sites in the face of Barrick’s massive Pipeline and Cortez Hills gold mining complex.
The Southern route will hear firsthand from ranchers and farmers whose livelihoods are threatened by the Water Grab and experience the beauty of natural springs and wildlife areas and sacred sites.
Both groups will learn about the history and culture of the Snake Valley region, participate in the Festival and have the option to tour Lehman Caves, take a water tour of Snake Valley, explore Spring Valley, and view the Milky Way before returning home on Sunday, June 18th.
Please fill out the registration form online today!
The Great Basin Heritage Area
Camp Under the Stars
The GBNHA is one of the best places in the country to see the Milky Way(link is external). From state parks to national park and forest lands, there are numerous opportunities to sleep under the stars.
Ely United Methodist Church Celebrates!
After 22 years, Ely United Methodist Church has moved into their new church building! We are having a celebration on May 27, 2017.
We would love for you to come celebrate with us! Please share the invitation with all your family.
Please let us know if you plan to attend. If you cannot, we appreciate your prayers and support during this long process! We did it!!!
Great Basin College
What's Happening in Ely!
Bristlecone Bowmen Golf Tournament - April 23, 2017
Spring Astronomy Night - May 4, 2017
Bristlecone Bowmen Golf Tournament - May 4, 2017
Silver State Classic Open Road Race – May 19-21, 2017
Color Me Ely 5K – May 20, 2017
Ely Amateur Golf Tournament - May 20-21, 2017
NNRY Member Weekend (Members ride free) - May 26-29
Star Train - May 26, 2017
Wild West Limited Train - May 27, 2017
CAMPING HUNTING FISHING
1500 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
BLM Opens Nominations for Funding from the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act
Las Vegas – Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) opened the nomination period for Round 17 project proposals funded under the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA.) The nomination period closes May 5.
Local governmental entities may seek SNPLMA funds for parks, trails, and natural areas in portions of Carson City and Clark, Lincoln and White Pine counties. Federal agencies may seek funds for capital improvements, conservation initiatives and restoration projects in eastern Nevada. Federal, State and other agencies may seek SNPLMA funds for hazardous fuels reduction in the Lake Tahoe Basin, the Carson Range and the Spring Mountain Range. Federal agencies may seek funding for acquisition of environmentally sensitive land statewide.
Since land sales within the Las Vegas Valley began under SNPLMA, more than $3.5 billion has been generated for improving communities by restoring habitat, reducing hazardous fuels and much more. More than 1,200 projects have been approved for funding by the Secretary of the Interior.
Specific requirements for nominating projects in the 17th round of SNPLMA funding is available at www.blm.gov/snplma. Nominations must be submitted directly to the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, SNPLMA Division, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130.
For more information, please call Robert Wandel, Assistant District Manager, at (702) 515-5116. All Round 17 nominations must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. PST on May 5, 2017. Late nominations will not be accepted.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
700 Ave I Ely, NV
The Nevada Northern Railway
YOU can be the Conductor!