The Ely Times

Last week, The Ely Times reported on vandalism of Christmas decorations at the Renaissance Village that serves as the North Pole that is part of the Polar Express with the Nevada Northern Railway.

The Prospector Hotel contacted Executive Director Mark Bassett with the Nevada Northern Railway to increase the reward by $2,500, bringing the total amount of the reward to $3,000.

“I want to thank the Prospector Hotel for their generous support and hopefully the increased reward will lead to the arrest of the vandals,” Bassett said.

Since the report of the vandalism, the Nevada Northern Railway has installed cameras at the Renaissance Village, and the Sheriff’s department has increased patrols in the area.

Jason Woywood from the Prospector said, “the Prospector family is more than happy to pay a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the people who vandalized the railroad’s Christmas decorations.

“Many local individuals dedicate their time and hard earned money supporting the Railroad and this crime will not be tolerated.”

Anyone who has any information should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 775-289-8808.