Bulletin Board for May 5

Bark in the Park
On Saturday, Bark in the Park begins with the annual 5K walk/run. The registration fee is only $15 per person or $50 for a group of four (no charge for canines!).
Registration is from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. (promptly) at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. The walk/run begins at 9 a.m. The first 100 to cross the finish line will receive a medal.
Entrance is free to Bark in the Park activities.
Earth Day event rescheduled
The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe’s annual Earth Day celebration at Oats Park has been rescheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Inclement weather postponed Earth Day, which was originally scheduled April 22.
The annual Earth Day event brings awareness to protecting the environment. Earth Day was postponed for the past two years because of the coronavirus pandemic protocols.
Music will be provided at Oats Park by the River Rogue band. The Pyramid Lake High School Pudu Nagudu Dancers, along with the Young Chief Drum Group, will also appear during the day.
Booths will feature nature games, activities, local artists and crafters fair, food, raffles and family fun.
Emergency management open house
The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe’s Emergency Management open house has been rescheduled for May 26 at 10 a.m. followed by an open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The new Emergency Management facility is located at 8942 Mission Road.

Churchill Dems to meet
The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 12, at the Churchill County Administration Complex on the corner of North Taylor and A streets in room 136. They will be planning their summer picnic and voting on their current platform. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

Friday night street dance
The Churchill County Volunteer Fire Department, along with the Federal Fire Department at Naval Air Station Fallon, is hosting a street fare on Carson Street.
The May 13 dance, which is free and open to the public, will be held on North Carson Street. Henning said families are welcome, and he hopes for a big turnout from the area’s residents and visitors.
The dance and other activities are planned from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Disc jockey Todd Moretto will provide the music, and the firefighters will serve the food. A tri-tip sandwich with chips and a pickle will cost $10, and a hot dog, chips and pickle is $5. In addition to soft drinks, Henning said the fire department will also serve alcohol. Firefighters from NAS Fallon will bring their ice cream machine.
In addition to food and dance, the NAS Fallon firefighters will bring their fire training trailer.
Besides the Friday night fun, the fire department is having a raffle with each ticket costing $20. The raffle prizes are a Colt AR15 5.56 mm with 500 rounds of ammunition; a Glock 19 gen 9 mm with 250 rounds of ammunition; and a Ruger Wrangler .22lr SA revolver with 100 rounds of ammunition.
Firefighters are selling the raffle tickets or they may be purchased at the fire department on 20 N. Carson St. The food sales and raffle are both fundraisers for the fire department.

Candidates Night
The Churchill County Republican Central Committee along with local media will present Candidates Night on May 17 at the Fallon Convention Center for the Churchill County Commission, Assembly District 38 and State Senate District 17
For those who can’t attend, The Lahontan Broadcasting Company and KKTU (99.5 FM) will broadcast the event.
The CCRCC is sponsoring the event as it did during the 2020 local elections. The Fallon Post and the Lahontan Valley News will serve as moderators for Candidates Night. Each candidate will be asked questions pertaining to the role of their specific office. A number of questions have been tailored to the Lahontan Valley.
The term for both the state Senate and commission is four years. The Assembly seat is for two years.

Fire hydrants testing
The Fallon/Churchill Volunteer Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants within the City of Fallon during the evenings through May 13.
This annual testing is important to ensure the system is functioning properly and is one of many requirements that the fire department must complete in order to maintain its ISO Class 1 rating. This rating can help reduce insurance rates that homeowners pay.
During this period of peak fire demand water testing it is common for water consumers to experience discolored water. This discoloration occurs due to abnormally high flows in the piping system which can stir up small amounts of naturally occurring sediment.
Please remember that although the water may be discolored, it has been properly treated and is entirely safe. If the water is heavily discolored, you may wish to temporarily refrain from drinking from the tap or washing clothes.
After testing is complete, any discolored water in your home can usually be removed by flushing your water pipes for several minutes. It is best to flush cold water from an outdoor hose bib or an interior bathtub fixture.
Contact the City of Fallon Clerk’s Office at 775-423-5104 for any questions.

Meningococcal vaccines
The Nevada Legislature has passed a law that if your student is an incoming senior, they must have the meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) before they can start school in the fall. This means that current 11th graders must have this vaccine before they can start 12th grade. This does not apply to any other grade.
Parents can get this vaccine (MCV4) at their doctor's office, pharmacy, or the community health nurse (the appointments for the community health nurse must be scheduled in advance as hours are limited). Once your child receives the vaccine, notify CCHS school nurse Adonna Crowley at crowleya@churchillcsd.com or call her at 775-423-2181 ext. 4124 with the date the vaccine was given. For information contact Crowley or Chief School Nurse Stefanie Utz at 775-423-3463.

Kindergarten registration open
Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year is open now. For information, or to register your child visit: https://bit.ly/ChurchillCSDKindergartenRegistration. For questions regarding registration please contact Selena Gomes or Debra Shyne by emailing registration@churchillcsd.com or by calling 775-423-5184.
Pre-Kindergarten Applications available now
Pre-Kindergarten Applications for 22-23 at Northside Early Learning Center are now being accepted! Applications can be found by following this link: https://bit.ly/ChurchillCSDPreKApplication
For information visit https://northside.churchillcsd.com/
For questions please contact Northside Early Learning Center at 775-423-3463.

May vaccine and testing information
Churchill County continues to offer COVID vaccine and testing opportunities in May 2022 to anyone aged five years and older. Vaccines are offered at both the Miner’s Road Public Health Site and the William N. Pennington Life Center; testing is only offered at Miner’s Road.
Please check the calendar link above for offerings on specific days in May as the schedule varies week to week. No services offered on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, but all three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) are available at all vaccine clinics.
Booster shots are available to anyone 16+ who is five months out from their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or two months out from the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Be sure to bring your vaccination card with you if seeking any dose beyond your first dose.
While county public health does not have rapid tests to offer, residents may buy their own and bring it to any testing clinic and county health staff will administer the test and certify the results. PCR tests currently take about five days to get results back.

Second COVID booster doses
In keeping with Center for Disease Control guidance issued in late March 2022, Churchill County is now offering second COVID booster doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for individuals age 50 and up as well as a second booster of the Pfizer vaccine for those aged 12 and up or the Moderna vaccine for those 18 and up with moderate to severe immunocompromising health conditions.
To be eligible for the second booster, one must have completed the primary three-dose vaccine series.
Based on emerging data, the CDC indicates a second booster dose may increase protection levels for higher-risk individuals.
Those eligible to receive the recommended additional mRNA (both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines) booster dose include the following:
• Certain immunocompromised individuals, including individuals 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and are four months out from their first booster;
• Individuals age 50 and older who received an initial booster dose at least four months ago who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised;
• Adults (18-49 years old) who received a primary vaccine and booster dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least four months ago.
All three vaccines are available at all Churchill County vaccine clinics. Vaccines are offered at the Miner’s Road public health site on Monday mornings, Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings and at the William N. Pennington Life Center on Wednesdays. See the full schedule for April.


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