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Rattlesnake Raceway remembers 9-11

September 12, 2017 — In honor of the anniversary of the 9-11-2001 terrorist attacks, Rattlesnake Raceway dedicated Saturday's races to all those effected by the attacks. During the opening ceremonies, the track and spectators remembered those lost in the attack; they also expressed their appreciation for the first responders […]

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5-Tathalon draws 9 teams in inaugural event

August 22, 2017 — The inaugural 5-Tathalon welcomed nine teams two weeks ago, resulting in another successful fundraiser for the Greenwave wrestling team. "We were hoping for 10 in the first year but we would like to double that next year," said Missy McCormick of the Greenwave Takedown Wrestling […]

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Riding for a legacy

August 17, 2017 — The streets of Fallon were filled with the roar of 400 motorcycles Wednesday evening as the 12th annual Legion Riders Legacy Run rolled into town. The group stopped in Fallon on its way to Reno for the American Legion national convention, which starts today. The […]

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Preparing for the fall

August 17, 2017 — As schools begin the fall semester, the county's summer programs come to a close and the Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department starts preparing for its fall events. "We're transitioning into our after school programming," said Jorge Guerrero, director of the Parks and Recreation Department. […]

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Victory as part of the Pack

August 15, 2017 — The presence of a local fighter raised the excitement in the 10th annual Rural Rumble: Fallon Fights Saturday. Oscar "Chapito" Vasquez took on Javier Gallo in the main event, winning after 10 rounds by unanimous decision. Vasquez was clearly the crowd favorite — Chants of […]

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Results from Rattlesnake Raceway

August 15, 2017 — Gen-X Shane Boyd, 0.000 Cameran Wilhelm, 0.000 Car 29, 12:35.509 Josh Evans, 0.000 Sienna Burgess, 0.000 Hobby Stock Dan Dias, 18:51.407 Cody Morris, 18:52.794 Royce Goetz, 18:53.787 Scott Tenney, 18:54.359 Dennis Buehn, 18:56.587 Crystal Kotney, 18:58.195 Jimmy Ray Huffmon, 0.000 Jeff Willis, 18:59.156 Tami Buehn, […]

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Fallon Fights about to begin

August 8, 2017 — The 10th annual Fallon Fights is right around the corner. The fights kick off Saturday in the main arena of the Churchill County Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds' gates open at 6 p.m. and the first fight begins at 7 p.m. Last year's event had seven bouts. […]

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Rattlesnake Raceway Results

August 3, 2017 — Gen-X Will Evenson, 16:06.322 Josh Evans, 0.000 Maddison Hood, 16:11.435 Sienna Burgess, 0.000 Amanda Scramlin, 0.000 Jesse Showe, 0.000 Hobby Stock Mikki Beuchat, 16:07.238 Dave Ausano, 16:08.733 Randy Boyd, 16:09.015 Shane Cazel, 16:12.649 Dan Dias, 0.000 Chris Christiano, 16:13.338 Cody Morris, 16:14.275 Shayna Nieman, 16:16.253 […]

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Getting in the ring

August 1, 2017 — The 10th annual Fallon Rural Rumble returns to the Churchill County Fairgrounds, Aug. 12, with Reno's own Oscar "Chapito" Vasquez, 12-1, 2 KO as the main event. Vasquez, ranked No. 15 by the World Boxing Organization, returns to Fallon Rural Rumble for the seventh time. […]

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Providing Christmas in July

July 18, 2017 — In it's inaugural year, the High Desert Detachment Marine Corp League's Toys for Tots golf tournament raised about $1,400 to help bring Christmas to children in need. There were 39 participants in the tournament, resulting in nine teams of four and one team of three. […]

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Big things are coming

July 18, 2017 — Business at the Fallon Golf Course has been booming this summer. Part of this falls to new management from Fallon Golf Course, Inc. and golf pro Marty Davis, who took over management of the facility earlier this year. During the July breakfast meeting of the […]

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Kart results from Rattlesnake Raceway

July 13, 2017 — 250/500 Jacob Dias, 12:17.809 Blake Rauscher, 12:18.460 Ollie Gibbons, 0.000 Evan Rauscher, 12:19.906 Trey Walters, 6:27.152 Chase Walters, 0.000 Beginners Peyton Albury, 0.000 Corbin Seay, 12:05.841 Logan Goffinet, 12:08.327 Michael Johnson, 0.000 Kaden Detomasi, 0.000 Alexis McBroome, 12:16.020 Adrian Richard, 8:20.081 Kiley Detomasi, 0.000 Audrey […]

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Bringing Christmas in July

July 13, 2017 — The Fallon Marine Corps League will seek to help kids in need tomorrow with Fallon's first ever Toys for Tots golf tournament. The event begins at 10 a.m. with registration opening at 8 a.m. The tournament will be four-man scrambles; registration costs $40 per person […]

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Celebrating independence at the races

July 11, 2017 — Rattlesnake Raceway was packed with red, white and blue last week for its Fourth of July celebration. The mid-week race day had a full schedule of events, most of which featured at least one American flag on a car — one series even had a […]

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Honoring all those who serve

July 11, 2017 — Residents will be able to show their appreciation to the county's first responders Friday during the second annual Honoring American Heroes 5k. The event begins at 7 p.m. in front of the Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department firehouse. Registration opens at 6 p.m. and costs $35 […]

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Golf for the Century

July 6, 2017 — Celebrities from sports, film and music will flock to Northern Nevada next week for the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. The event takes place July 11-16 at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev. as celebrities play for $600,000 worth of prize money. […]

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Fallon hosts national drag race

June 8, 2017 — Top Gun Dragstrip, along with the National Hot Rod Association, held the Pacific Division National Open series last weekend. In all, 185 racers from five western states competed against one another over the two days. Top speeds at the event exceeded 200 miles per hour […]

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Community spotlight: LaRussa to speak at Aces event: Carson City Elks Shoot winners named

January 11, 2017 — Former Oakland Athletics manager Tony La Russa will speak at the Reno Aces' Hot Stove Luncheon Jan. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Harrah's in Reno. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Reno. La Russa, a 2014 Hall of Fame inductee and current […]

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Taking aim at the basket

November 25, 2016 — Fallon youth will get to show off their basketball skills at the Elks Foundation Hoop Shoot free throw contest on Dec. 10. The Fallon Elks Hoop Shoot is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13. The contest will take place at the Venturacci […]

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Community spotlight: Tickets on sale for Pack football games

August 3, 2016 — RENO — Single-game tickets for Nevada football are currently on sale. Tickets can be purchased three ways — on line at NevadaWolfPack.com, over the phone at (775) 348-PACK, and in-person at the Lawlor Events Center Ticket Office, which is open weekdays from 10 a.m. until […]

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