Community news briefs for week of Aug. 14

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Volunteers needed for health district

The Central Nevada Health District seeks volunteers residing within its membership entities to form the Food Protection Hearing and Advisory Board (FPHAB).

This board will provide oversight if a food service facility disputes the decision of the Environmental Health program. The goal of the FPHAB is to help ensure the district’s Environmental Health program is meeting the needs of the local food industry regarding compliance and enforcement actions through a collaborative and systematic approach.

The voluntary FPHAB will be a District Board of Health appointed seven-member advisory board, two of which (at least) will be representatives from the local food industry and the remaining five members will be considered based on their willingness to make a difference within our communities.

Three members of the FPHAB will be appointed for a one-year term, three for a two-year term, and one for a three-year term. The advisory board will meet, as needed, in person or by telephonic or electronic communication to review any pending requests for appeals and/or waivers.

The first FPHAB meeting will be to introduce the members and establish the structure of future meetings. Subsequent meetings will be scheduled as needed to evaluate and determine if a food facility’s appeal/waiver is warranted and make recommendations to the District Board of Health for a final decision. Meetings will only be scheduled when formal requests for appeals/waivers are received and will not occur more frequently than monthly.

Residents and business owners in Churchill, Pershing, Mineral and Eureka Counties and the City of Fallon are eligible to apply for the advisory board and can do so via the online application at

Jim Reagan golf tournament

The annual Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament tees off Sept. 23 at the Fallon Golf Course.

Team registration for the four-person scramble format is open and sponsorships and donations are being accepted. Go to to sign-up to play or become a sponsor or contact Pam Moore at 775-666-0588 or 775-423-4092.

The tournament’s shotgun start is set for 9 a.m. and entry includes 18 holes with cart, lunch, contests and snacks and beverages. Prizes awarded for team scores, longest drive, and closest to the hole.

Online registration and fees are due Sept. 7. You may also drop off the paper registration and your entry fees with Moore in the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office, 155 N. Taylor St., in Fallon. Make checks payable to “Churchill County Golf.”

The annual tournament, named after former County Commissioner Jim Regan, serves as a fundraiser for the Jim Regan Memorial Scholarship Fund which supports academic scholarships for general county employees or their children. Funds raised from the golf tournament will be allocated in scholarships awarded in spring 2024.

August music

The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival’s lineup opens on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. with Queensrÿche, a progressive metal band from Bellevue, Wash. Queensrÿche has released 16 studio albums, one EP and several DVDs.

For the country western crowd, Ned LeDoux plays Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Rafter’s arena. LeDoux recently appeared in Elko.

Opening for LeDoux is Justin Lee, a performer with Nevada roots including some that have been placed in Churchill County.

For tickets to see any musical act or attend the festival, go to go to

Rotary Club of Fallon

Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon at the Stockman’s Steakhouse. Each meeting usually has a speaker. Guests are welcome.

Churchill County Library

• Need a career change? Let EmployNV help you with aspects of finding a new job Aug. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library.

• Elementary Book Club begins Aug. 24 at 3:30 p.m. for second, third and fourth graders who really loved the Summer Reading Program. Kids will read and discuss one book each month and the books are yours to keep.

Pennington Life Center

Stop by the Pennington Life Center in August for the many activities planned for the month.

Plenty of good eats at the Pennington Life Center in August: All are welcome to partake. Lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays. Cost is $6 for those under age 60 and a suggested donation of $3 for those 60 and older.

Hazard mitigation plan input

Churchill County, the City of Fallon and the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe have launched a planning effort to update the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The purpose of the plan is to assess risks to life and property posed by natural and manmade disasters and to identify ways to reduce those risks.

The plan is required under the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 as a pre-requisite for receiving certain forms of federal disaster assistance.

An update to the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is being supervised by the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) which is gathering information and seeking input from residents and the public.

Opportunities for public participation on the plan update include a public questionnaire and review/public comments on the draft plan. All comments received from the public will be documented and considered for inclusion in the plan. The county anticipates submittal of the draft plan to the Churchill County Commissioners for adoption in late 2023 before final submission to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Public comments and participation are welcomed and encouraged. Begin by participating in a brief local hazards survey at: The survey will close on Sept. 1.

Public meetings for input and comments on the plan will occur and be announced this summer and fall.

For questions on this process, please contact Steve Endacott, city of Fallon Emergency Manager at


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