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Ely Nevada Online      2014
Around Town   
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All about our murals, the Ely Renaissance Village, Farmer's Market
and the Art Bank.
Welcome to Ely Nevada
We are glad you are here!

Tiffany Swetich
Silver State Restaurant
1204 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada
(775) 289-8866
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696 Aultman Street
Ely, NV 89301
Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in

Friday, November 14 - January 9th 2015,

Ely Art Bank Gallery
399 Aultman Street
Ely, Nevada
Ely Art Bank
Nevada Arts Council’s, NTI-Traveling Exhibition,
Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in
Nevada, on display November 17— January 9, at the
Ely Art Bank.

The former director of the Eureka Opera House,
Cuchine is well-known for his remarkable art
collection of some of Nevada’s finest artists. Curated
by Jim McCormick and organized by the Nevada
Arts Council, Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art
Collection in Nevada is part of the Nevada Touring
Initiative – Traveling Exhibition Program.
Ely At Bank currently showing
Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art
Collection in Nevada
Ely, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely
District is making Christmas tree-cutting permits available to
the public.  Only pinion pine, juniper and white fir may be
harvested.  The cutting of all other trees is prohibited.

Permits can be purchased in-person at the BLM Ely District
office.  They may also be purchased by telephone or through
the mail.  Permits cost $4 each with a limit of five per

Over the counter sales will be conducted at the district office
through close of business, Wednesday, Dec. 24.  The district
office is located at 702 N. Industrial Way, in Ely.  Office hours
are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

Tags will also be available at the Great Basin National Park
Lehman Cave Visitor Center through Wednesday, Dec. 24.   
Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through

Mail-in requests will be accepted through 4:30 p.m., Friday,
Dec. 5.  All mail-in requests must include payment in the form
of a check or money order payable to the Bureau of Land
Management.  Requests should be addressed to the BLM Ely
District Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV, 89301.  Please allow
one week for processing.

Christmas trees may be harvested on all BLM-administered
public lands except those designated as wilderness or
wilderness study areas.  The Ely (District) Resource
Management Plan also prohibits Christmas tree harvesting in
the Blue Mass, Highland Range, Lower Meadow Valley Wash,
Mount Irish, Shoshone Ponds and Swamp Cedar areas of
critical environmental concern.

For more information or to purchase a permit, call the BLM
Ely District Office at (775) 289-1800.
Get Your Christmas Tree Permits!
Ride Nevada Northern's Polar Express
to the North Pole

Meet Santa Claus on our Award Winning Polar Express
Train - officially licensed by Warner Bros.

Fast Facts

WHAT: Nevada Northern trains depart during the Christmas season for trips to the
North Pole and return.

WHEN: Weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  See schedule below.

WHERE: Ely, NV: 245 miles North of Las Vegas, 245 Miles West / Southwest of Salt
Lake City, 300 miles East of Reno.

ON-BOARD:   Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.  Meet Santa himself.  Join
in singing Christmas carols.
Click here to view schedule and buy tickets now
Experience the magic of Chris Van Allsburg's  classic children's book come to life
on the rails of the Nevada Northern Railway .  The journey takes you from the East
Ely depot on a special trip right to the North Pole.   Santa's Elves are honored that
this trip has been voted as the "Best Special Event in Rural Nevada" by readers of
Nevada Magazine.

Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to the beloved story of the Polar
Express and music from the Polar Express soundtrack.   Many of Santa's helpers
will be on-board helping you enjoy the trip.  Everyone will experience that magic
moment when the train arrives at the North Pole, where Santa Claus himself is
waiting! Santa himself will board The Polar Express and personally hand each child
their own special gift.

Make this a Christmas tradition.  Call soon and reserve your seats.  Space is
limited, and sure to go first to those who truly believe in the spirit of Christmas!

Based on the popular children’s book The Polar Express, this is a story of a young
boy and his sister who learn from their friends that there is no Santa Claus. On
Christmas Eve, however, the boy hears a distant whistle and sees a locomotive pull
into his front yard. He boards it and is on a journey northward; the destination is
the North Pole.

After he and the other children disembark, they learn that it is nearly time for Santa
to begin his annual Christmas Eve journey. However, he will select one of them to
receive the first gift of Christmas, which can be anything that they wish. The young
boy is selected, and, after much thought, he chooses a bell from the harness of
Santa's reindeer.

When he begins his trip to his home, the boy discovers that he had a hole in his
pocket and he lost the bell. The next morning, though, he receives an extra present:
the bell with a note from Santa. His parents are disappointed because they do not
hear the sweet jingle from it, and they think that it is broken. However, the boy and
his sister DO hear the clear, sweet sound because of their faith.

Many years later, the sister could no longer hear the jingle, but the boy always
could. He always believed in the spirit of Christmas.
Steptoe Valley Gifts & Souvenirs
Gifts for all Occasions ~ Nuwati Herbal Products
Smoke Signals Native American Jewelry & Gifts
Ely's Girl Scout Troup 1349 visited the Art Bank to learn
about different forms of art including oil and watercolor
paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry and so much more.

The Ely Art Bank has the "perfect gift".

Our holiday regular hours are:
Friday and Saturday noon to 4 pm
and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm.

Beautiful art work is always available,
making the perfect gift for that
someone special.
Ely Christmas Parade 2014

The Ely Christmas Parade was held December 6. The
air was clear and bright with a silver full moon casting a
bright glow over the downtown area. As people lined the
street, the air was charged with excitement waiting for  
the floats, horses, candy toss, and, of course, Santa to

Music filled the air as the WPHS Band and then the
Learning Bridge Charter School Band played holiday
songs. Floats strung with lights made their way down
the street all showing their version of the parade theme
“Home for the Holiday.”

A variety of vehicles added to the parade including 4-
wheelers, RV trailers, and fire engines. Horses also
marched along with their best saddles and equipment.

The parade is sponsored each year by the Great Basin
Service Club which also does all the decorations on the
street lamps and in the parks. The parade is possible
with the help of many service clubs, schools, and

What a great way to celebrate the holiday season with a
lighted parade.


Home for Christmas
in Ely this year
opens with a colorful
well lit parade with
many floats and a
bit of the old, and
much of the new!
Residents of Ely
lined the street in
the mild evening
weather with a
bright full moon!
Happy Holidays!