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Public Notice The Ely Outdoor Skating Rink

Public Notice
The Ely Outdoor Skating Rink located at the Ely Recreation Center at 1034 Main St. is open for the winter season.

The Ice Rink will be open daily during the following hours:
Monday – Friday 3pm – 8pm
Saturday 12pm – 8pm
Sunday 1pm – 6pm

The Outdoor Skating Rink will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

On December 26, 27, and 28 the Outdoor Skating Rink will be open from 1pm-8pm.

Please see the City of Ely Website for Ice Rink hours over the Holidays. www.ely.mn.us

Harold R Langowski
Clerk/Treasurer
Ely Echo December 22 & 29 2018

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Dec

ORDINANCE NO. 329, 2nd Series AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA, AMENDING THE ELY CITY CODE, CHAPTER 2, SECTION 2.13, SALARIES OF MAYOR AND COUNCILORS

ORDINANCE NO. 329, 2nd Series

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA, AMENDING THE ELY CITY CODE, CHAPTER 2, SECTION 2.13, SALARIES OF MAYOR AND COUNCILORS

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELY DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:

SECTION 1. Pursuant to the majority vote of the citizens of Ely during the 2014 General Election, Chapter 2, Section 2.13, of the City Code of the City of Ely, Minnesota is amended to read as follows:
SEC. 2.13. SALARIES OF MAYOR AND COUNCILORS. Salaries of the Mayor and Council are hereby fixed as follows, which amounts are deemed reasonable:
Subd. 1. The monthly salary of the Mayor shall be $600.00.
Subd. 2. The monthly salary of each Councilor shall be $500.00.
Subd. 3. The salaries provided for herein shall be effective January 1, 2015.

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30-day comment period underway as Twin Metals project moves ahead

by Tom Coombe
Twin Metals Minnesota has regained its leases to explore for minerals in its bid to open a copper-nickel mine near Ely, but federal officials have added several terms and conditions to those leases.
According to a news release issued late Thursday, the federal Bureau of Land Management released an environmental assessment “that analyzes the potential effects of renewing hardrock mineral leases, which include updated stipulations to protect natural resources, in the Superior National Forest. ”
The federal government added stipulations related to occupancy and use of national forest land in the lease area, technical investigation, general protections for forest resources,water uses, water quality, surface protection, bonding, and Forest Service consent for renewal.
The action opened a 30-day public comment period that will run through Jan. 22, 2019.

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Dec

Trout Whisperer - Mistletoed to perfection

Mistletoed…to perfection
Mother nature in our natural yard has truly outdone herself with a splendor this year, we have not seen in years past.
Take your pick - Star filled nights shimmering white-bright for a crisp mistletoe or wake to the richness in tiny hoar frost diamonds glinting in sunlit-studded mornings off frozen cattail fronds.
And, in between a morning or an evening for snow cover, we have the dappled powder sugar snows on a frequent basis, sometimes frosting pine bough branches with a thin silvery garland of flakes. Simply wonderful.
If she could decorate a deciduous tree with any more ornaments, I’m not sure it’s possible with what she has done to an ornamental crab tree that is resplendent with frozen translucent mini red, edible bulbs, that the living decorations in pine grosbeaks feast on from pre-frosted sunrises until the softest snow flaked, sky pink flecked, sunsets.

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Dec

Hoops for Hope takes hold Friday

by Tom Coombe
An idea for a community service project has, in five short years, taken on a life of its own.
Now in its fifth year, the Hoops for Hope Holiday Tournament has become a staple on Ely’s high school girls basketball calendar and a significant local fundraiser.
This year’s event is set for Thursday and Friday at the high school gymnasium, with four teams squaring off and raising money for the local Spiritwood Foundation in the process.
Hoops for Hope, in addition to raising money for a local cause, also raises awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease, one of several benefits from an event that started with an idea from Darren Visser, who took over as girls basketball coach in town and started the tournament in 2014.

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Merry Christmas to all from the Ely Echo!

Over 200 faces will greet readers in this week’s Ely Echo - all seen at the children’s Christmas Concert held Wednesday at Washington Auditorium. And all in full color! A special Christmas Greetings section too!
Lots of news to herald the new year and each week the Ely Echo will be there for you - We publish 52 issues a year!

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Call 218-365-3141

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Washington Elementary hosts holiday program

THIRD GRADE with their hands up on Wednesday. Top row: Henry Fetterer, Jace Myers, Cooper Mayranen, Grant Chittum, Myles Scharber, Dawson Murphy; Middle Row: Sova Meyers, Kylee Zobitz, Saylor Sandberg, Lucy Dunn; Front: Brenna Hegfors, Selam Houle, Charlee Nielsen, Addison Myers.

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Sharing Ely Echo news

JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY READS THE ELY ECHO including Santa and Mrs. Claus during a recent stop in Ely. Photo by Ruthanne Fenske.

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Sharing German treats

At the final Ely Rotary meeting for 2018, exchange student Finn Liesching shared candies and cookies sent from Germany by his mother, thanking the club for supporting her son. Photo by Sue Savereide.

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Ely Squirts take first place finish at Walker tournament

Ely Squirts first place finish at the City on the Bay Walker, MN tournament this past weekend. Ely went undefeated in four games, beating Becker Big Lake, Blaine, Warroad, and then Bloomington Kennedy Richfield in the championship game. Pictured are: back row (l-r): Head coach Nicki Carlson, Assistant Coaches Justin Zemke, Bill Forsberg, Joe Majerus; 3rd row: Lewey Powell, Jayden Zemke, Stig Majerus, Ryland Sandy, Tyler Forsberg, Sylvia Shock; 2nd row: Brayden Akins, Nico Lenci, Brady Eaton, Sean Merriman, Caz Carlson, Owen Marolt, Hunter Halbakken, Evan Leeson; Front: winning goalie in net for the championship game, Jon Schlosser. Submitted photo.

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