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Xylitol helps prevent cavities and more

September 19, 2017 — Xylitol is a natural white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. It is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol (sweetener) found in many fruits, berries and vegetables and produced in small amounts by the human body. It has the same sweetness as sugar but […]

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Fallon Fun Day does just that

September 19, 2017 — In honor of National Recovery Month every year, the Churchill Community Coalition, New Frontier Treatment Center and others join forces to host a day in the park filled with activities. The annual Fallon Fun Day was held Saturday at Venturacci Park, free and open to […]

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County to discuss marijuana establishments, CFO retirement

September 19, 2017 — The Churchill County Board of Commissioners will meet tommorrow at 1:15 p.m. in the chambers at 155 N. Taylor St. The board will consider and take possible action regarding the following: Recognition of county employees for years of service for the 2017 third quarter. Authorization […]

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Theater draws scout volunteers

September 19, 2017 — Fallon Theatre board member Glen Perazzo said it has been great to work with Thomas Jamieson and Orin Sommer on their Eagle Scout projects at the non-profit theater. "The transformation has been amazing," Perazzo said of the scouts' work. Jamieson officially became an Eagle Scout […]

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Change of command

September 19, 2017 — A change of command Monday morning at the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center included fond memories, reflections and tears as Rear Adm. Daniel L. Cheever relieved Rear Adm. Gregory N. Harris in one of the Navy's most honored ceremonies. Harris, who assumed command of NAWDC […]

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National or local: Search for new WNC president begins

September 19, 2017 — The process of picking Chet Burton's replacement as president of Western Nevada College began Monday with public and campus input into what that person should be. Regents Chairman Kevin Page, Vice Chairman Jason Geddes and Chancellor Thom Reilly listened to a divided room with some […]

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8 local seniors to soar skies in World War II-era biplane

September 19, 2017 — Eight Fernley Estates residents, ranging in age from 70 to 94 years, will take off on Dream Flights on Thursday in a 1942 Boeing-Stearman — the same airplane that was used to train military aviators in the 1940s. Former pilots will be invited to take […]

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27 unclaimed veterans from Nevada to receive military funeral

September 19, 2017 — The Nevada Veterans Coalition will conduct its fifth Missing in America Project mission by honoring 27 veterans whose remains have been in the care of a local mortuary, yet remained unclaimed. Services will be conducted with full military honors for the following veterans at 2 […]

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Births

September 14, 2017 — Banner Churchill Community Hospital Aug. 3, 2017 Salem Tresse Gothan, to Michael Gothan and Lisa Hensley, weighing 6 pounds and 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches. Aug. 4, 2017 Steele Rhett Schank, to Abrahm and Lindsey Schank, weighing 8 pounds and 13 ounces and measuring […]

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Local agriculture producers have chance to learn business strategies

September 14, 2017 — University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop on "Business Strategies for Nevada Agriculture Producers" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. It will be held in Reno, but will also be available via interactive video at Cooperative Extension offices in Fallon, Elko […]

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Free Homeland Security course to cover how to respond in railway emergencies

September 14, 2017 — A free training course, certified by the Department of Homeland Security, is being offered in Fernley to help first-responders, government administrators and emergency managers respond more effectively to a freight rail car incident. The training, sponsored by the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), will be […]

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Protect three key goals with life insurance

September 14, 2017 — September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And "awareness" is an appropriate designation, because many people remain unaware of the many ways in which life insurance can help families meet their key financial goals. Here are three of the biggest of these objectives, as seen through […]

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A week of hurricanes had the market hunkered down

September 14, 2017 — Last week, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and potency of Hurricane Irma dominated hearts and minds, but there were some diversions and some welcome news, too. The NFL kicked off its 2017 season with the Chiefs' win over the Patriots. The men's U.S. soccer team […]

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Cat breeds that have disappeared

September 14, 2017 — Last week I wrote about dog breeds that have become extinct. This week I thought it was only fair to explore the world of cats. As you are probably aware, many of the big cats have already disappeared or are on the endangered species list. […]

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Court News

September 14, 2017 — The following cases were heard before the Tenth Judicial District Court before Judge Thomas Stockard. Arianna Catherine Wick pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit a crime under the uniform controlled substances act. Sentencing will be held in November. Dereck Joe Gonzalez was sentenced […]

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CCSD discusses STEM, Jump Start, JAG

September 14, 2017 — The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees met last night to discuss the latest on the district's STEM, Jump Start and JAG programs. Educational Services Director Kimi Melendy gave the report on CCSD's STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) development. She said this has […]

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Helping redefine local business

September 14, 2017 — How does having more national dollars flow through Fallon and Churchill County sound? Local marketing business Lumegent is doing just that. The local company works with large clients — 200-300 locations usually — nationwide, but found that Fallon was the place to call home. "We're […]

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Nuclear energy foundation founder advocates Yucca Mountain repository

September 14, 2017 — The director and founder of the U.S. Nuclear Energy Foundation said Wednesday it will take a grassroots effort to convince politicians to open a nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain. Invited to address members and guests at the monthly meeting of the Churchill County Central Republican […]

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Crimmins & The Hookers to highlight September’s arts scene

September 14, 2017 — Blair Crimmins & The Hookers will play at the Oats Park Centennial Stage on Sept. 23 to conclude a day of honoring those who worked on flood mitigation in Churchill County. The area's vibrant arts scene also brings people to the Fallon area from many […]

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BLM contains Tungsten Fire

September 14, 2017 — The Tungsten Fire in the Clan Alpine mountain range 60 miles east of Fallon was fully contained earlier this week. According to the Bureau of Land Management, lightning caused the wildfire on Aug. 27. The Tungsten Fire is the second major fire to burn in […]

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