Community news briefs for week of Aug. 21

Stuart Richardson and Lane Mills cook pancakes at the Rotary Club of Fallon pancake breakfast last Labor Day.

Stuart Richardson and Lane Mills cook pancakes at the Rotary Club of Fallon pancake breakfast last Labor Day.
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Labor Day pancake breakfast

The annual pancake breakfast presented by the Rotary Club of Fallon and city of Fallon is rapidly approaching.

The breakfast from 7-10 a.m. serves as a prelude for the Labor Day parade later that day. Breakfast will be served at the dirt lot next to the library at 553 S. Maine St.

The breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, fresh fruit, coffee and milk. The cost is $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are free, complimentary from the city of Fallon.

The breakfast helps support Rotary scholarships and youth programs.

Rotary Club of Fallon

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

Fallon Junior Rodeo

The city of Fallon and Visit Fallon are hosting the 53rd annual Fallon Junior Rodeo Sept. 1-4 at the Fairview Arena adjacent to the Rafter 3C Arena.

The event will bring together competitors from Nevada and surrounding states. This world-class junior rodeo includes team roping, barrel racing, steer roping, calf roping, and mutton busting. The Fallon Junior Rodeo will feature competitors ages 18 and under. This event is free and open to the public.

Aside from traditional rodeo events, there will be plenty of food and shopping activities for the community to enjoy. There will also be a rodeo queen competition on Sept. 1 that determines the 2023 Fallon Junior Rodeo queen. This year’s queen will spend next year promoting the rodeo and the western way of life.

The Fallon Junior Rodeo Association website is

Churchill Republican Women

The Churchill Republican Women meet Thursday at the Old Post Office. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The cost is $20 at the door and includes dinner and dessert, wine, coffee. The dinner features an Italian night menu.

Speakers are Michel A. Kadency and Phil Becker from the Nv Winns, a political action committee group. They will educate the attendees why we need to get behind these Republican candidates.

Local Work Group meetings

The Natural Resources Conservation Service and Nevada Conservation Districts will hold Local Work Group meetings, including one in Fallon, between Aug. 21 and Sept. 5.

Local Work Groups assist the USDA in matters relating to the implementation and technical aspects of conservation programs under the Farm Bill. The meetings include updates from partners, discussion of future project needs to address resource concerns and collecting comments that can be used by the Natural Resources Conservation Service to identify priority resource concerns and conservation practices in specific counties.

The Fallon meeting is set for Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m., in the Extension Conference Room, 111 Sheckler Road.

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.

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:

Jim Reagan golf tournament

The annual Jim Regan Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Sept. 23 at the Fallon Golf Course.

Team registration for the four-person scramble format is open and sponsorships and donations are being accepted. Please go online 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 kicks off at 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 Pam Moore in the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office, 155 N. Taylor St., in Fallon. Make checks payable to “Churchill County Golf.”

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.

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 information, contact Steve Endacott, city of Fallon Emergency Manager at


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