A $500 reward has been posted by the Ely Ghost Riders for anyone that can offer information that would lead to the arrest of vandals that destroyed parts of the Keystone Gulch City near Ruth. The old west styled “city,” used during train robberies and other railroad activities, was found “decimated” on Sept. 26, with punctured paint cans and shattered windows leaving a large mess and expensive repair bill for the Ghost Riders, according to Ghost Rider President Wendy Anderson.

“I have no idea why anybody would want to do something like this. All we are trying to do is promote tourism to Ely and the railroad,” Anderson said.

The president also noted that this is not the first occurrence of vandalism at the site this year, with similar though lesser damages having occurred around the end of April. While Anderson said they don’t have a good description of what the vandals look like, she said that they received a tip that it might be a pair of males from Ruth.

Anderson said that anybody who sees anything should call the sheriff’s department immediately, or they can call her at 775-293-1034 if they would like to be more discreet.

Now, her and other volunteers will have to try and clean up the mess before a planned wedding train and Ghost trains are set to occur at the end of the week.

“Every time you think you are getting ahead, somebody makes it so you end up behind.