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Hwy 50 set to close on Friday

March 29, 2017 — There will be periodic single lane closures on U.S. 50 east of Fallon through the day on Thursday, but the highway will remain open to traffic in both directions on Thursday with minimal travel delays. Construction will begin at 7 a.m. Friday morning with the […]

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Advocates call for end of death penalty

March 29, 2017 — Assemblyman James Ohrenschall and Sen. Tick Segerblom, both Democrats, called on colleagues to abolish the death penalty in Nevada. Scott Coffee of the Clark County Public Defender's office told the Assembly Judiciary Committee the death penalty is, "broken and it is broken beyond repair." "The […]

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More money for Career & Technical classes defended

March 28, 2017 — Nevada's community college presidents say the enhanced funding for Career and Technical Education classes is vital because of their small size and high cost. Western Nevada College President Chet Burton said the added formula weighting for CTE classes "recognizes the true costs of delivering these […]

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Screenings for cancer save lives

March 28, 2017 — The second leading cause of death in the U.S. is colon cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 140,000 people are diagnosed every year, resulting in more than 50,000 deaths. In Nevada, colon cancer was the fourth most commonly reported cancer. […]

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Protect babies against whooping cough

March 28, 2017 — Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious illness. Named for the distinctive "whoop" noise that follows violent fits of coughing, whooping cough can affect people of all ages, but can be especially serious for babies less than a year old. Whooping cough […]

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FEMA to provide funds to Nevada communities

March 28, 2017 — Following President Donald's Trump's Major Disaster Declaration for Nevada, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced it will provide federal funds to help Nevada communities recover from ongoing devastating flooding that resulted from severe winter storms in February. FEMA designated the following areas as eligible to […]

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Coffee can be good or bad for your health

March 28, 2017 — A majority of Americans drink coffee daily, with an average of about three cups a day, according to Harvard School of Public Health. Will all those cups of Joe being downed nationwide, it's important to consider the beverage's potential effects on your health. Science indicates […]

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Know these tax facts for charitable donations

March 28, 2017 — If taxpayers gave money or goods to a charity in 2016, they may be able to claim a deduction on their federal tax return. Taxpayers can use the Interactive Tax Assistant tool, Can I Deduct my Charitable Contributions?, to help determine if their charitable contributions […]

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USS John Finn to be commissioned at Pearl Harbor

March 28, 2017 — Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean J. Stackley has announced the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer PCU John Finn (DDG 113) will be commissioned July 15 during a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and the first […]

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Best of Fallon winners announced Wednesday

March 28, 2017 — The readers' voting, the numerous hours of counting and notifying winners all takes time, but the hard work is worth it as the LVN announces the 2017 winners in today's newspaper. The tabulations have been completed for the many categories in the 2017 Best of […]

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Fallon Vision Quest pageant uplifts

March 28, 2017 — The second annual Vision Quest Pageant featuring the Vision Quest Princess and Warrior competition took place Saturday, crowning young participants colorfully adorned from the Fallon Shoshone-Paiute Tribe and beyond. Guest performer Sage Romero (Big Pine Paiute/Taos Pueblo) from Big Pine, Calif., and emcee Jay Painter […]

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CCHS inducts National Honor Society students

March 28, 2017 — Twenty-eight Churchill County High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society last week including seniors Alex Mendez, Mahal Moon, Lana Quint, Chase Sanches and Nicholas Sanchez; junior members include Helen Albaugh, Leighton Beyer, Faith Cornmesser, Britney Davis, Emily Evett, Kyla Jane Fabian, Dawson […]

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Nevada Gov. Sandoval briefed on potential Lahontan Valley spring flooding

March 26, 2017 — Gov. Brian Sandoval visited Churchill County on Friday on a fact-finding trip to learn more about flood mitigation efforts in the Lahontan Valley. Local officials briefed the governor on the work being done to lessen the flood danger from water dispersed from Lahontan Reservoir west […]

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Murder suspect appears for arraignment

March 24, 2017 — A transient from Washington state who moved to Fallon last week appeared in the New River Township Justice Court Friday for arraignment on charges of open murder and battery with a deadly weapon resulting from Tuesday night incident at the Overland Hotel. Judge Mike Richards […]

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CCSD takes role in flood preparation

March 24, 2017 — The Churchill County School District is taking an active role in participating with the countywide Emergency Operations Center in case of potential flooding in the Lahontan Valley this spring. Dr. Sandra Sheldon, superintendent of schools, said the district has assets available for both the county […]

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Nevada gas prices higher than 2016’s

March 23, 2017 — Average retail gasoline prices in Nevada have risen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.65 per gallon earlier this week, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,130 gas outlets in Nevada. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents […]

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Reimbursable tech certification hits Fallon with Vincennes University

March 23, 2017 — A Vincennes University (VU) education program has opened up more learning opportunities in Fallon with a focus on affordability, efficiency and job skills. Encompassing civilians, VU's Military Education Program has a new site in the Churchill County Library Annex on Maine Street as well as […]

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Transcendence conducts ribbon-cutting

March 23, 2017 — Joan Deegan moved from Portland, Ore., to Fallon in August, but in less than nine months, she has fallen in love with the community and the charm it offers. Deegan married longtime Fallon resident Cody Deegan one year ago, but she was hesitant to move […]

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Is famous liner in danger of sinking?

March 23, 2017 — I've always enjoyed ships and writing about them. Big or small, military or civilian, American or foreign, ships have fascinated me since I was 9 or 10, when my parents took me from the Port of Los Angeles to Catalina Island aboard the SS Catalina. […]

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Churchill County School District considers budget priorities

March 23, 2017 — The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees met Wednesday to continue discussion of what to add to the 2017-2018 budget. Dr. Sandra Sheldon, superintendent of schools, said her top two priorities for the district are staff raises and putting 7-10 percent back into school […]

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