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Parks & Recreation offerings

Churchill County Parks & Recreation offers activities and classes for everyone this fall. Registration and payment for activities is all online at:

Churchill County Democrats meet Nov. 10

The Churchill County Democrats will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the public library annex, 507 S. Maine St., on the corner of South Maine Street and East Fairview, just north of the library. They will be planning their winter and spring activities. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

Wreaths Across America

To order a wreath for Fernley’s NNVMC event, go to and click on Wreaths Across America for the pdf form, or mail your donation to: Nevada Veterans Coalition; P.O. Box 415, Fernley, NV 89408.

To order for Fallon, go to The group ID is NV0063, and the location ID is NVCHCC. Roger Elliott is handing the Fallon campaign.

First responders food drive

The first responders of Churchill County are having their Holiday Food Competition on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Fallon Walmart.

During this competition, people are encouraged to give any food item to the agency of your choice. The agency that receives the most food in weight wins.

Agencies competing are the Fallon Police Department, Churchill County Sheriff’s Office, Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribal Police, Fallon-Churchill Volunteer Fire Department, Nevada Highway Patrol and Banner Churchill Community Hospital EMS.

Christmas tree presale

The Churchill County High School Track Team’s Christmas tree presale ends Nov. 11.

A Noble fir tree is $65 for 5-8 feet. A Douglas fir is $45 for 5-8 feet.

Wreaths, crosses and swats are all priced at $35 each.

Orders may be placed through any track member or email

The tree lot is in front of Louie’s Home Center and will open for pickup on Dec. 3.

BLM Christmas tree permits

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, will begin selling Christmas tree permits Nov. 14. The permit is valid from the date of purchase through Dec. 25.

To purchase a Christmas tree permit online, visit and search for Nevada, Carson City District Office.

The cost per tree permit is $5. Upon purchase of a permit, a map and permit stipulations will be provided. No more than 10 permits may be purchased by one individual; the permits are for individual use only.

The permit allows the purchaser to cut only a pinyon pine or juniper tree. The cutting of all other tree species is prohibited.

Christmas trees may be harvested on all Carson City District BLM administered lands, primarily in the Pine Nut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington, the Clan Alpine and Desatoya Mountains east of Fallon, and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne. No cutting of Christmas trees within wilderness study areas and be conscious of not cutting Christmas trees near city/residential areas.

Tree permits may also be purchased in-person at the following Churchill County locations:

UNR Cooperative Extension Office-Fallon

111 Sheckler Road

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Middlegate Station

42500 U.S. Highway 50 (48 miles east of Fallon)

7 a.m.-9 p.m., daily, 775-423-7134

Pennington Center

What's for lunch? Check out the November offerings at the Pennington Life Center and stop by for your favorites. Lunch served promptly at 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. All ages are welcome.



Free seasonal flu vaccines, along with all COVID vaccines, available in November. Stop by the Pennington Life Center or the Miner’s Road public health site for vaccines, and the Miner's Road site only for COVID testing.

Become a chamber member

Would you or someone you know in the business community like to become more involved?

Fallon Chamber of Commerce would like to extend its invitation to you to become a board member.

The chamber provides resources, support and education to help businesses be successful. The chamber is currently working on job training, internships and scholarship programs for up and coming youth looking to get into the business world.

The chamber understands it’s made up of small businesses wants to provide all the resources you need to run a successful business on a local, state and federal level.

The chamber works hard to represent the local business community, but as a non-profit 501(c)6 organization, the chamber relies on members and board of directors to partner with us to serve businesses and our community as a whole! Many people wonder what it is the Chamber of Commerce is exactly.

By definition, a chamber of commerce is a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community. Local Chambers work on the local level to bring the business community together to develop strong local networks, which can result in a business-to-business exchange.

In most cases, local Chambers work with their local government, such as their mayor, their city council and local representatives to develop pro-business initiatives.

If interested, nominate yourself or someone that you think would be vital to aiding our business community.

For information, contact The Chamber 775-423-2544 or email


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