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Nevada’s nomads

July 20, 2017 — Some have called wildland firefighters nomads; others have referred to them as gypsies, traveling from one camp — or fire — to another. Many individuals who have different responsibilities in the firefighting community, though, may represent the last defense of fighting forest or wildland fires […]

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Rolling around in the dirt

July 20, 2017 — One of the joys of summer is sitting in the garden with friends. Recently, my friend Pat and I enjoyed a cup of coffee in the cool of the morning before the sun graced us with heat. Her cat, Electra, was enjoying the summer by […]

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Smoke blankets central Nevada

July 20, 2017 — Threatening more than 1,500 structures and triggering evacuations in town after town Wednesday, California's Detwiler Fire is causing air quality advisories in Northern Nevada as smoke continues to push into the region. The smoke has Fallon under an "Unhealthy" air quality warning, according to the […]

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Plan implemented to pick up unwanted sandbags

July 20, 2017 — A joint effort between Churchill County, the city of Fallon and Truckee-Carson Irrigation District will be initiated Aug. 4 and continue every Friday in August to pick up any unwanted sandbags, according to the county's Emergency Operations Center. Incident Commander Bill Lawry said bags must […]

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Cantaloupe festival timing good for crop

July 20, 2017 — The 32nd annual Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair, presented by CC Communications, will take place on its new weekend (Aug. 24-27) with a lineup differing from its usual Labor Day festivities pairing. The longest-running agricultural celebration in Nevada, this four-day gathering will showcase the […]

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Shop with a purpose

July 20, 2017 — The "Christmas in July" Craft Fair, a fundraiser and shopping opportunity presented by the Fallon Lights of Christmas, is Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center. The fair will feature a variety of craft and commercial vendors, food and entertainment. Organizers say […]

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Oasis student writes winning essay

July 20, 2017 — Oasis Academy College Prep student McKenna Jaques, who will enter ninth grade next month, wrote a winning essay for the "Discover Your Nevada" essay contest in spring — out of 160 submissions. Submitted by her English teacher, Berenice de Leon, Jaques' winning entry was a […]

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The beauty in family history

July 20, 2017 — A little bird told the LVN about a remarkable yet gracious Fallon community member, one who has been touching lives for decades simply by being herself. Beyond her service to education for over 50 years, Clara Jean Olson enjoys documenting life, exploring genealogy and lending […]

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Raising funds for veterans

July 18, 2017 — The retired U.S. Marine officer thumbed through the photos on his phone, showing his trip three years ago to Washington, D.C., with his mother, a Marine who served during World War II. "She really enjoyed it," said Jim Irwin, who served in the Marines for […]

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State’s ‘Move Over’ law includes NDOT vehicles

July 18, 2017 — CARSON CITY — Effective July 1, updated law requires drivers to slow down, proceed with caution and if possible move to the far lane when passing Nevada Department of Transportation vehicles stopped on the side of the road with their flashing amber or non-flashing blue […]

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Local wildland fire activity winds down

July 18, 2017 — Repair work continued this week on bulldozer lines and other excavated areas to prevent erosion on the Draw Fire, about 60 miles east of Fallon near Cold Springs. According to the Great Basin Team 3 Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT), fire resources were drawn […]

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County to discuss public guardianship

July 18, 2017 — The Churchill County Board of Commissioners will meet tomorrow at 1:15 p.m. in the chambers at 155 N. Taylor St. The commission will consider and take possible action regarding the following: Update of current activities, plans or actions regarding the Carson City District of the […]

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Nonprofit to cultivate local youth leaders

July 18, 2017 — A nonprofit dedicated to cultivating high-school students in Churchill County through leadership, education, awareness and development (LEAD) recently launched. Former Greenwave Garrett Kalt, who graduated in 2014 from Churchill County High School, started the Nevada 501c(3) nonprofit known as LEAD Green with the help of community leaders. […]

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Eagle Scout project assist with theater renovation

July 18, 2017 — The Eagle Scout Service Project gives young men an opportunity to "find a hole that needs to be filled and then fill it". Life Scout Thomas Jamieson did exactly that on July 11 when members of Troop 441 met at the Fallon Theatres to help […]

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Draw Fire 100 percent contained

July 16, 2017 — With hard work and perseverance, firefighters have reached 100% containment on the Draw Fire, which began on July 7. This means there are strong lines all around the perimeter of the fire. They will continue to patrol and monitor to make sure there are no […]

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Bravo 17 fire 38 percent contained

July 16, 2017 — The Bravo 17 fire started on the Naval Air Station Fallon training range last week and moved onto USDI-Bureau of Land Management Land. Command of the east side of the fire is located at Cold Springs Station, Nevada. The Great Basin Team 3 accepted management […]

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US Hwy 50 expects delays at roundabout

July 16, 2017 — The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced that traffic on U.S. 50 in Silver Springs slightly shifted on Tuesday afternoon to use a new roundabout connecting the future USA Parkway extension to U.S. 50. Previously, traffic traveled a detour around the under-construction roundabout on U.S. […]

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Second fire pops up near Fairview Peak

July 13, 2017 — A second wildland fire broke out east of Fallon Wednesday afternoon near the same location as a June 2 fire near Fairview Peak. The Bravo 17 Navy training range fire was first reported after 6 p.m. in an area south of Fairview Peak. Naval Air […]

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May gaming numbers show continuing recovery in Nevada

July 13, 2017 — May gaming win continued Nevada's recovery following the recession, posting a 3.5 percent increase to $991.6 million. Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton said it's the third consecutive monthly increase in total win. He said there has been just one decrease this calendar year, and […]

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Brad Pitt in a wheelchair

July 13, 2017 — Watson here; and it seems like things are looking up for Brad Pitt. I don't mean the movie star but my good friend Brad from the Fallon dog park. Poor Brad, he has had such bad problems with his hips that he couldn't walk, but […]

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