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A day of Patriotic events (1)

July 2, 2015 — 

F allon will show its red, white and blue on the Fourth of July with a plethora of activities planned from morning to night.The annual Fourth of July parade through …

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New jail plans move forward (2)

July 2, 2015 — 

The Churchill County Commissioners approved at their Thursday morning meeting on a Construction Manager at Risk company. County Manager Eleanor Lockwood said the county received five applications for the position …

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Nevada Legislature: Budget and education reform were Sen. Ben Kieckhefer’s focus (3)

July 2, 2015 — 

Sen. Ben Kieckhefer says he went into the 2015 Legislative session focused on the state budget and its emphasis on education reform.As the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, …

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Nevada Legislature: Cigarette tax increases $1 per pack, state workers earn pay bump (4)

July 1, 2015 — 

A total of 233 pieces of Senate and Assembly legislation take effect today, including all the measures that implement the 2016-2017 budget and most of the governor’s education reform package.There …

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Assemblyman P.K. O’Neill has all five of his bills passed, signed by Sandoval (5)

July 1, 2015 — 

For a freshman lawmaker from a small community, Carson City’s P.K. O’Neill had a very good session: all five of the bills he introduced were passed and signed by the …

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Churchill commissioners meet Thursday (6)

June 30, 2015 — 

The first County Commission meeting of July will be conducted Thursday at 8:15 a.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Among the items commissioners will …

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Recap on veterans issues (7)

June 30, 2015 — 

The following is a recap on Nevada veterans’ legislation signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval.Sandoval signed five legislative bills benefiting veterans and completing a legislative session which furthered his goal to …

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NEVADA NEWS BRIEFS (8)

June 30, 2015 — 

Are drought-ravaged trees the new wildfire fuel?RENO — Drought-ravaged trees could pose a serious threat to homeowners and forest communities as Nevada’s wildfire season gets underway.Amy Ray, a fire marshal …

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Nevada DMV opening new license plate plant in Carson City (9)

June 28, 2015 — 

The fact that the Nevada Department Of Motor Vehicles is opening a new license plate factory might not be of great interest to most people.But the fact that it will …

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Nevada Interim Finance Committee approves Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (10)

June 25, 2015 — 

Several lawmakers on Thursday questioned whether a federally funded nutrition study would generate any useful data.But the majority of the Interim Finance Committee approved the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act …

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Working to stop senior exploitation (11)

June 25, 2015 — 

Brokers and other financial professionals have been added to the list of those charged with watching for suspected exploitation of older and vulnerable people.They were included in AB51, joining a …

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Attorney General advertises positions for reorganization (12)

June 24, 2015 — 

Attorney General Adam Laxalt is advertising for five top positions key to his reorganization of the office including a newly created General Counsel.Lawmakers agreed to add four Bureau Chiefs and …

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City officials take their oath (13)

June 18, 2015 — 

Two longtime public servants of Fallon, Mayor Ken Tedford and Councilman Bob Erickson, and recently elected Councilwoman Kelly Frost renewed their oaths of office on a sunny Tuesday afternoon in …

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Commissioners approve cemetery rate increase (14)

June 18, 2015 — 

The Churchill County Commissioners approved on Wednesday a rate increase for service fees at the cemetery.Craig Williamson, cemetery board chairman, said the rates for the cemetery have not been reviewed …

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Nevada Assemblyman Richard Carrillo has DUI trial continued until July (15)

June 17, 2015 — 

The trial of Assemblyman Richard Carrillo, D-Las Vegas, on DUI and a misdemeanor firearm charge was continued Wednesday after his lawyers made an unsuccessful attempt to get the case thrown …

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Charged up about Nevada Electric Highway (16)

June 16, 2015 — 

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Tuesday announced plans to create a series of electric vehicle charging stations all along U.S. 95 between Reno and Las Vegas.There are three in Carson City …

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Cycling for a Journey of Hope (17)

June 16, 2015 — 

A generation of college-aged bicyclists have not only seen the historical and cultural thread of the United States from the seat of their two-wheel mode of transportation but they also …

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NDOT applies sealant to Hwy 50 west of Fallon (18)

June 16, 2015 — 

The Nevada Department of Transportation has begun to apply a top sealant coating to U.S. 50 between Mound House and Silver Springs.Through Thursday, one lane will be closed in each …

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Tesla impact: Truckee Meadows Community College offers degree aimed at skilled workers (19)

June 13, 2015 — 

Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno is becoming the first in Nevada to establish a new four-year degree in logistics to help meet anticipated demand for skilled workers at Tesla …

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City swears in officials Tuesday at City Hall (20)

June 11, 2015 — 

The city of Fallon will be swearing in Mayor Ken Tedford, Councilman Robert “Bob” Erickson and Councilwoman Kelly Frost Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the courtyard behind City Hall with …

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