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Fallon without power after big rig hits power line (1)

August 29, 2014 — 

Power outage affects Fallon and county Friday afternoon. Big rig hits power pole near Shecker Road and Sheckler Cut-off. NV Energy estimates power could be restored between 4:30 pm to …

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Marching band debuts one of largest ensembles on Saturday (2)

August 29, 2014 — 

From 120 members in 2012 to 180 in 2014, the University of Nevada, Reno has seen its marching band, the “Pride of the Sierra,” grow in numbers, support and pride. …

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What’s the ‘right stuff’ for entrepreneurial success? (3)

August 28, 2014 — 

Rod Jorgensen calls it a checkup from the neck up. People who think they have the right stuff to become successful entrepreneurs too often rush into business before they’ve taken …

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SENIOR MENU (4)

August 28, 2014 — 

Menu and Activity Schedule Monday-Friday Soup Served Monday–Thursday 11 a.m., Monday–Friday lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Age 60 and over: $3 suggested donation; under 60: $6. Monday Closed Tuesday Hamburger Steak …

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Processing facility opens in Silver Springs (5)

August 28, 2014 — 

Processing held a grand opening last week for its 142,000-square foot processing facility in Silver Springs. “We are pleased to have our operations up and going, and we will be …

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Amazon’s departure surprises Fernley officials (6)

August 28, 2014 — 

Amazon’s decision to move its fulfillment center from Fernley to Reno came as a surprise to Fernley City Manager Chris Good and the owner of the building at 1600 E. …

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Four legendary war heroes have left us (7)

August 28, 2014 — 

Four legendary American military heroes, whose ages ranged from 70 to 97, have left us in recent weeks. The most decorated of them was Jon R. Cavaiani,, an Army Special …

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Montana artist to give free talk next month (8)

August 28, 2014 — 

Montana artist Robert Royhl will give a talk on his paintings and prints that are now on view at the Art Center. The show “Odd Encounters: Scenes from the New …

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Work to become a better investor (9)

August 28, 2014 — 

On Monday, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile …

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Celebrating service dogs: The guide dog (10)

August 28, 2014 — 

What would we do without service dogs? The top-10 service dogs in America are, in no particular order, police dogs, fire dogs, search and rescue dogs, U.S. customs and border …

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Sheriff’s captain hangs up his badge (11)

August 28, 2014 — 

Barren walls surrounded his desk, his desktop cleared of all stacks of papers and trays. Churchill County Sheriff’s Capt. Mark Joseph leaned forward, smiling, as though a burden had been …

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Proposed budget unfair to community colleges (12)

August 28, 2014 — 

Nevada’s Board of Regents has sent the Governor a higher education budget proposal with a 15 percent requested spending increase for the next biennium (2015-17). I voted against the request …

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Parade pays tribute to fire department (13)

August 28, 2014 — 

The Fallon Lions Club 64th Labor Day parade is Monday, and the parade will honor those who are at the front lines of most incidents, the Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department. …

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Students begin online academy school year (14)

August 28, 2014 — 

Nevada Connections Academy students in Churchill County began to log into their classes this week. NCA is an accredited, tuition-free online pubic school for grades K-12. According to the academy’s …

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Ranchers to tell of their troubles with the feds (15)

August 28, 2014 — 

Nevada ranchers Cliven Bundy and Ramona Hage-Morrison will be on the Churchill County Fairgrounds stage on Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. to tell of their battles to save their family …

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Labor Day closures, restrictions (16)

August 28, 2014 — 

Labor Day weekend ushers out the summer fun and welcomes the slow ascent into the autumn season. With Monday being the official holiday, federal state and local government offices will …

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Study spotlights key healthcare needs in Northern Nevada (17)

August 27, 2014 — 

A 14-month study of healthcare jobs in Northern Nevada has identified three key professions the state needs to foster. Occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant and respiratory therapist are three …

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State gets 502 applications for medical marijuana licenses (18)

August 26, 2014 — 

The state Health Division received a total of 502 applications for licenses under the newly established medical marijuana program, 39 percent or about 195 of them for dispensaries. That is …

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Pedestrian safety should be a priority (19)

August 26, 2014 — 

Western Nevada has seen a number of collisions involving pedestrians during the past month, and pedestrian safety continues to be a concern. With school starting this week, more children will …

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Banner Churchill using new fuel efficient ambulance (20)

August 26, 2014 — 

Banner Churchill Community Hospital’s Emergency Medical Service, or EMS, is doubling its gas mileage and is on its way to saving up to $9,000 per year thanks to the newest …

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