BLM seeks public input on Robinson Mine expansion proposal
ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office is asking the public to provide input on a proposal to expand the Robinson Mine located on private and public lands about seven miles west of Ely, Nev. The 30-day public scoping period concludes Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.
The BLM has scheduled two public meetings in White Pine County, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.:
• Tuesday, July 17, Martin Sorenson Community Center, 3 Main Street, in Ruth
• Wednesday, July 18, White Pine County Library, 950 Campton Street, in Ely
Robinson Nevada Mining Company (RNMC) is proposing to expand the existing Ruth Pit, expand and overdump the historic Keystone Waste Rock Dump (WRD), close and overdump the section of rail line located adjacent to the northern boundary of the Keystone WRD; and close and overdump mine access roads adjacent to the northern and western boundaries of the Keystone WRD. RNMC is also proposing to overdump storm water and sediments collection ponds located around the Keystone WRD footprint, close the existing Mollie Gibson Seepage Management Pond and construct a new Mollie Gibson Evaporation Cell, and install two new groundwater monitoring wells down gradient of the Keystone WRD.
The RNMC proposal would result in a total increase of approximately 213.7 acres of surface disturbance within the Plan Area Boundary for a new end of mine life total surface disturbance of 8,878.9 acres. The proposed increase would comprise 191.4 acres of reactivated grandfathered Keystone WRD disturbance and 22.3 acres of new disturbance.
Interested individuals should address all written comments to the BLM Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301, Attn: Project Manager Stacy Holt. Submit comments electronically with the subject, “Robinson Keystone Overdump Project” to email@example.com. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
For more information, contact Stacy Holt, BLM Ely District environmental protection specialist, at (775) 289-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, July 20
8:00am - WRGA Gymkhana Sign Ups
Marcee Jensen 775-293-2103
9:00am - Team Roping Qualifiers at Lanes Arena - Ben Noyes 435-691-2536
5:00pm - RODEO - Bull Riding, Open Breakaway, Steer Riding, Sr. & Jr. Barrels, Team Roping, Calf Roping, WSRRA Ladies Steer Stopping, WSRRA Sanctioned Ranch Bronc, Mutton Bustin'
Rocky Jones for entries 775-296-2511
9:00pm - Western Family Dance
Saturday, July 21
6:00am - 5K Run at Lund School
9:00am - Pioneer Day Parade
9:00am - Team Roping Qualifiers at Lanes Arena
10:30am - Pioneer Program
12:00pm - Barbecue Dinner, Children's Games, Adult Horseshoes, Vendor Booths
Fireworks at Dark
Virginia City Nevada
Ely Renaissance Village
Don't miss all of the fun! Mosey on up to the Ely Renaissance Village and taste the wine, visit with friends and buy some art! It's all for the benefit of the Boys and Girls Club!
400 Ely Street
$20 - Wine Walk
$15 - Dinner
Ethnic Wine Tasting, Meet Local Artists, Purchase Art Items
Live and Silent Auction Items to benefit the Boys and Girls Club in White Pine
For more information contact Caroline McIntosh at 775/293-0500
Ely Shoshone Tribe Fandango
The Ely Shoshone Tribe Fandango will be held on Friday July 27th and Sunday July 29th at the Shoshone Education Center.
Friday 6:30pm - 10pm,
Saturday 10am - 10pm, Sunday
Food and Craft Vendors
Friday Events: Gourd Dancers 6pm, Jackpot Horseshoe Tournament 6pm, Opening Ceremony 6:30pm, 2 on 2 Sand Volleyball 7pm, Powwow 7pm
Saturday Events: Parade 10am, Gourd Dancers 11pm, Powwow noon and 7pm, Horseshoe Tournament 1pm
Sunday Events: Handgames and 3-man Tournament at noon
For more information call Trent 775-289-5323 or Administration 775-289-3013
Sagebrush Quilt Guild
Prepare to be surprised and delighted!
The Sagebrush Quilt Guild and the White Pine County School District are getting ready for their annual quilt show. It is happening on August 3rd through the 5th at the White Pine Middle School Gymnasium on the same weekend as Arts in the Park. This year’s show is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Paula Nicholes. She was a founding member of the Sagebrush Quilt Guild which was started in 1988. Our mentor and friend, Mrs. Nicholes, passed away March 20th. She was taken too soon and is sorely missed.
There are three different challenges this year. One consists of quilts made with a new tool called the Basic X ruler. Each of us chose a pattern using this new technique. The colors had to be chosen from those whose name begins with the first letter of the quilter’s names. For instance, Barbara Lynn Smythe would choose colors that began with B, L, and S. It was quite a task to find color names that fit.
The second display will contain the quilts that were made during our last class. The final challenge is a surprise. Please come and check out this fun-loving project. The doors open each day at 9:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. On Sunday, the show will close at 4:00 p.m. Also on display will be quilts made throughout the year for the Little People’s Head Start 0 to 3 year old classes. Each little person will receive a handmade quilt to take home and love.
Sagebrush Quilters is a group of people who get together to make handmade quilts for themselves and others. The mission of the crowd of hard-working folks is to promote the art of quilting to the people of White Pine County. They meet each Thursday at the undercroft of the Episcopal Church at 4:00 p.m. They also meet on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to about 3:00 p.m. They love to meet, teach, share, and laugh. They welcome everyone from beginners to professionals. For further information, call Margaret at 775-293-2284.
BLM Accepting Bids for Commercial Pine Nut Harvest
ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management is accepting sealed, written bids for the commercial harvesting of pine nut units in the BLM Battle Mountain, Elko and Ely districts. The deadline to submit a bid is 9:30 a.m. PDT, Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Bids should be mailed to the BLM Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301 Attn: Katie Walsh. A separate certified check, bank draft, cashier’s check or money order in the amount of $300 payable to the Bureau of Land Management, USDI, must accompany the bid for each sale area. The $300 bid deposit will be applied toward the purchase price, refunded or retained for application toward payment of damages.
An oral auction is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. PT, Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the BLM Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, in Ely. A written bid and security deposit are required to participate in the oral auction.
The prospectus, advertisement, bid forms, maps and sample contract are available at the BLM Ely District Office. For more information, contact Katie Walsh, BLM Ely District, at (775) 289-1800 or email@example.com.
Above photo by Sandy Powell
"As they're futzing around with their gear, I said "hold it right there... I see a cool pose!". I call this one the Ghost Riders Album Cover Shot." Sandy Powell
The Ghost Riders
The Ghost Riders are a group of community volunteers who love horses, the old west, and well, let's face it; robbin' the rich and givin' to the poor!
Known around these parts (Rural Nevada) as a group of wild ones, the Ghost Riders can be found watching the train depot and making up their minds if it is a good day to rob the train. The booty from those endeavors supports local groups such as the Northern Nevada Railway. For a better look at them ride the Wild West Limited Train at the Nevada Northern Railway.
Visit Nevada State Parks!
Above: The Charcoal Ovens for more information on Nevada Parks visit their web page:
Perched in the Egan Mountain Range in eastern Nevada, Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park is a scenic, forested retreat.
The park features six beehive shaped charcoal ovens that were used from 1876 through 1879 to help process rich silver ore that was discovered in the area. Once mining ended, the ovens were used to shelter travelers and even had a reputation as a hideout for stagecoach bandits. The ovens remain today and are open for touring.
Visitors can also enjoy camping, picnicking, hiking and fishing while surrounded by a diversity of wildlife within the park, including mule deer, grouse and elk.
Park DetailHoursAlways Open
Entrance Fees (see all park fees)$5.00
P.O. Box 151761
Ely, NV 89315
In the old JC Penney Store on Aultman Street in Ely. Next to the Ely Art Bank!
BLM to hold public meeting on Wilson Creek Allotment Term Permit Renewal EA
ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office will meet with the public from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, July 30, in the Lincoln County Courthouse commissioners’ room, 181 North Main Street, Suite 201, in Pioche, Nev., to take comment on the Wilson Creek Allotment Term Permit Renewal Preliminary Environmental Assessment.
The BLM is proposing to renew 11 grazing term permits for nine permittees who utilize the approximately 1.1 million acre Wilson Creek Allotment located in Lincoln County, Nev. The 30-day public comment period concludes, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.
The preliminary environmental assessment is available for public review at https://go.usa.gov/xU26e. Address written comments to the BLM Bristlecone Field Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301 Attn: Concetta Brown. Submit comments electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
For more information, contact Ryan Kay, BLM Bristlecone Field Office range management specialist, at (775) 289-1800.
For More Information: www.elynevada.net
Lund Pioneer Days
FRI, JUL 20, 2018 8:00 AM
SUN, JUL 22, 2018 9:00 PM
Ely Open Golf Tournament
SAT, JUL 21, 2018 8:00 AM SUN, JUL 22, 2018 1:00 PM
WHITE PINE GOLF COURSE
Two-Man Best Ball
Wild West Limited
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018
4:30 PM 7:30 PM
Art/Wine Walk at Ely Renaissance Village -
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018
5:00 PM 8:00 PM
ELY RENAISSANCE VILLAGE
Ely Shoshone Tribe Fandango
FRI, JUL 27, 2018 6:30 PM SUN, JUL 29, 2018 7:30 PM
SHOSHONE EDUCATION CENTER
Friday 6:30pm - 10pm,
Sunday 10am - 10pm,
Rockin' and Rollin' Geology Train
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018
4:30 PM 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018
Sagebrush Quilters Quilt Show
FRI, AUG 3, 9am to 6pm
SUN, AUG 5, 9am to 6pm
MIDDLE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM
Society of Mining Engineers Golf Tournament
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018
1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Bristlecone Arts in the Park Festival
AUG 4 and 5
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Steptoe Valley Flyer Train
SATURDAY AUGUST 4, 2018
4:30 PM 7:30 PM
24th Annual White Pine Rodders' Car Show
FRI AUG 10, 1:00 PM
SAT AUG 11, 9:00 AM
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018
7:00 PM 10:00 PM
CAMPING HUNTING FISHING
1500 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
Above: Great Basin National Park
BLM Seeks Public Comment on Little Ash Springs Recreation Site Preliminary EA
ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Caliente Field Office is asking the public to review and provide comment on a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for managing the Little Ash Springs Recreation Site located alongside U.S. Highway 93, about 100 miles north of Las Vegas. The 30-day public comment period concludes Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.
The Caliente Field Office will host an open house on the preliminary EA from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in the Pahranagat Valley High School multipurpose room, 151 S. Main St., in Alamo, Nev.
The preliminary EA addresses visitor usage and public safety, endangered and sensitive species habitat, water quality, and compliance with existing local, state and federal laws on the 1.18-acre BLM administered site. The preliminary EA is available online at https://go.usa.gov/xUXY3.
Interested individuals should address all written comments to the BLM Caliente Field Office, P.O. Box 237, Caliente, NV 89008, Attn: 2018 Ash Springs. Comments may also be submitted electronically with the subject, “ATTN: Ash Springs” to email@example.com. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
For more information, contact the BLM Caliente Field Office at 775-726-8100.
696 Aultman Street
Ely, NV 89301775-289-4929
Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative Round 11 Proposal Period Open
ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management will accept proposals for Round 11 of the Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative (LCAI) from Monday, July 16 through Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Proposals under the initiative focus on the inventory, evaluation, protection and management of unique archaeological resources in Lincoln County, Nev. Projects must be on public land within Lincoln County and address the priorities outlined in the solicitation.
The BLM is soliciting proposals through grants.gov, solicitation # L18AS00063, or through fedconnect.net solicitation #140L3918R0007.
Funding for LCAI comes from revenues generated through the sale of public lands identified for disposal in the Lincoln County Lands Act and existing land-use plans. The Act created a special account in which 85-percent of the revenues from land sales are deposited. Funds in the special account may be used for a number of activities, including the study of archaeological resources in Lincoln County. The remaining funds are distributed to the State of Nevada (5-percent) and Lincoln County (10-percent).
To date, the BLM has approved $10,130,550 for archaeological projects in Lincoln County. Expenditures approved include documenting Paiute and Shoshone rock art sites, and oral histories and practices; archaeological site inventories; obsidian toolstone research; settlement pattern studies; educational brochures and websites; archaeological educational curriculum and upgrade of archaeological collections by inventorying, re-marking and repackaging of artifacts collected from public lands in Lincoln County.
For more information, contact Program Manager Carol Bass at (775) 289-1803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
...celebrating where the world met and became one...
The Ely Renaissance Village is open during the summer for your enjoyment. Visit this little village and learn the history of the many different ethnic groups who came to White Pine County to work on the train, in the mine and in our community. No entry fee, donations are welcomed.