Ely NV Arts. COM
by Patricia Fua
The Ely Renaissance Society was founded in 1999 by a group of individuals with the vision of an attractive downtown area which would be representative of the art and culture belonging to the diverse group of people who had built and strengthened the small community through the years.
As occurs in many mining towns, cycles of “boom or bust” had left the community of Ely Nevada dreaming for a more stable economy, something more than mining alone.
In its heyday Ely had been a bustling town with numerous small family owned businesses catering to the needs of the settling families to ranch, to work the mine and build the railroad. People came from everywhere, and the small town of Ely was a true example of a diverse population.
The stories, characters, and the influences of the many ethnic groups would not be lost. And so, a movement sprang forth to not only preserve and celebrate the richness of the community, but also to offer the story up to visitors.
The next venture of the Ely Renaissance Society was to purchase a piece of property with several houses that have been restored to showcase the ethnic cultures of the diverse people who settled here. These small houses have been made into unique museums depicting the turn of the century of Ely. A miner’s cabin, barn and general store complete the Village.
Re-enactments and living history presentations are held at the “Ely Renaissance Village” as well as many other yearly activities from Farmer’s Market to the Art/Wine Walk which celebrates local Nevada artists and their work.
The Village is open from the third weekend in May to the third weekend in September on Friday and Saturdays 10 am to 4pm
Where the World Met and Become One, is just one of the historical books that can be purchased at the Ely Renaissance Village General Store. The book tells the stories of 24 local ladies who lived and worked here in the late 1880’s through the early 1900’s. These women led the transformation of Ely from a mining camp to the culturally diverse community it is today.
Stories include Eastern Nevada pioneers from seven Asian and European cultures represented in the Ely Renaissance Village. Written by Patricia White, Ph.D. and complied by Lorraine Clark, the book is a collection of family biographies and photos that tell the story of the early days in Ely.
Ely Renaissance Society, PO Box 150028, Ely NV 89315 Books are $35 each or $40 if mailed.
For more information of the Ely Renaissance Society visit their web site at www.elynvarts.com
...celebrating where the world met and became one...
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Mapped: Nevada’s 20 best hot springs in partnership with Travel Nevada
Click above to find wonderful information about Nevada! The best part about the extensive list of to-do's and the accompanying photographs, is the fact that our secret Sunny Side Hot Springs didn't make the "To Die For" list! We are safe for another year!
Photo by Patricia Fua
Photo above by Lorraine Clark
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT CONCLUDES THE TRIPLE B COMPLEX WILD HORSE GATHERELY, Nev. –
The Bureau of Land Management concluded a wild horse gather on February 23 within the overpopulated Triple B Complex in Eastern Nevada. The BLM removed 1,294 wild horses. Twenty-eight mares were treated with PZP and released, along with 28 studs, back to the range. Additionally, 3 mares and foals were released, for a total of 62.
The helicopter-conducted gather took place within the Triple B Complex which is located in both the BLM Ely and Elko Districts and consists of the Triple B HMA (Ely), Maverick Medicine HMA (Elko), Antelope Valley HMA west of U.S. Highway 93 (Elko), and Cherry Springs Wild Horse Territory (Elko). In addition, wild horses were removed from areas outside of those HMAs where they had moved in search of food and water and created a public safety hazard by traveling regularly across Jiggs Road.
The purpose of the operation was to prevent undue or unnecessary degradation of the public lands associated with excess wild horses, and to restore a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple-use relationship on public lands, consistent with the provisions of Section 1333(b) of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (WFRHBA). The BLM strives to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve, ensuring public safety is not at risk due to the overpopulation of wild horses and providing opportunities for economic growth with space for traditional uses.
The majority of the horses identified for removal were transported to the Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center in Reno, Nevada where they were checked by a veterinarian and are being readied for the BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption program. In addition, approximately 324 wild horses were transported to the Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Corrals, located in Susanville, California. For information on how to adopt a wild horse, visit www.blm.gov/whb.
The BLM’s priority is to conduct safe, efficient, and successful wild horse gather operations while ensuring humane care and treatment of all animals gathered. The BLM and its contractors used the best available science and handling practices for wild horses while meeting the overall gather goals and objectives in accordance with current BLM policy, standard operating procedures, and contract requirements.
The gather was conducted under the DOI-BLM-NV-E030-2017-0010-EA Antelope and Triple B Complexes Gather Plan Environmental Assessment decision signed on December 21, 2017. The decision record and determination of National Environmental Policy Act adequacy can be accessed at the national NEPA register at www.goo.gl/HQJ73h.
Gather reports and additional information are posted on BLM’s website at https://go.usa.gov/xnp7V. Photos of the gather are posted on the BLM Nevada Flickr page at https://goo.gl/2BXG3p.
In the Box
by Lorraine Clark
Every parent or anyone else who is around children will tell you that no matter how big, great, entertaining, or exciting the present is, the box it comes in is often what the child plays with or in. There is a fascination with a big box one can get into. When we got new patio furniture and had three large boxes the chairs came in, we cut doors and windows in then, covered the boxes with pretty contact paper and let the grandkids have houses to play in. Often they would curl up in there with a blanket and a book for hours.
Well, Truman and Barkley are no different. A recent trip to a big box store resulted in some nice boxes. We set them aside while putting the groceries away and then turned around to find both dogs had picked out their favorite box and climbed in.
We decided the dogs could enjoy the boxes so their blankets were added and the boxes were placed against the wall where the afternoon sunlight comes in through the doors.
Our cats also like to sleep in a box so the pets had to work out a schedule. Our grey Aggie cat, who is 18 years old and rules the house, gets first choice. If she is in one of the boxes, the dogs and the rest of the cats know to leave her alone. She gets what she wants. The other cats will take turns and Truman and Barkley are smart enough to know they need to share.
Barkley especially likes the top box. He is able to jump right up there and get a better view. On a chilly day, both dogs will cuddle up in one box, under their blanket. They like to be really warm.
A simple, often free, box can be fun for everyone.
For More Information: www.elynevada.net
Trains Begin Running!
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018
1:00 AM 2:00 AM
The season begins.
Turkey Vulture Stretch 5K
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018
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Railroad Safety Training
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Learn the safety practices of the Nevada Northern Railway system
NNRY Volunteer Banquet
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2018
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White Pine Weekend
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All White Pine County residents ride free.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2018
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BLM HOLDS DESIGNATED LEASING AREA SITING FORUM MARCH 13 LAS VEGAS –
The Bureau of Land Management will hold a Designated Leasing Area Siting Forum for the Southern Nevada District on March 13 in the ballroom at the Santa Fe Station in Las Vegas. The forum is open to the public.
The purpose of the forum is to identify locations on which to site wind and solar development in areas with the highest generation potential and fewest resource conflicts considering the following criteria: Minimize potential negative environmental impacts; Minimize potential negative social, recreation and economic impacts; Provide flexibility to the renewable energy industry to consider a variety of renewable energy projects (e.g., location, facility size, and technology); Optimize existing transmission infrastructure and corridors; Identify legal access to private, state and Federal lands surrounding the DLA and the potential to create areas that are inaccessible to the public; Consider the effects on the manageability and uses of public lands around boundaries of the DLA; and Meet projected demand for renewable energy development.
Two separate sessions will be available for the forum – the first session is scheduled from 12-3:30 p.m. and the second session from 5-8:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Centennial B, C, D and E Ballrooms at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. For more information, please contact Lee Kirk at (702) 515-5026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMPING HUNTING FISHING
1500 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
696 Aultman Street
Ely, NV 89301775-289-4929
700 Ave I Ely, NV
Photo by Patricia Fua