Community news briefs for week of Aug. 28

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Rotary Club of Fallon

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

National Alpaca Farm Days Sept. 23-24

Sawdust Alpacas will open its gate for National Alpaca Farm Days on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24. Located at 4270 Equestrian Drive in Fallon, the farm will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guests will experience alpacas up-close, learn how alpaca products are made, and have the opportunity to feed the alpacas and shop for alpaca products.

For information, call 775-830-2992 or visit

Local Group meetings

The Natural Resources Conservation Service and Nevada Conservation Districts is holding Local Work Group meetings through Sept. 5.

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

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.

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. 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 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.”

Churchill County Library

• Elementary Book Club is 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.


• The Writers Group meets at 5 p.m. each Tuesday and welcomes you to discover what area writers are inspired by and working on. Bring your own manuscript to add a few paragraphs.


• Knitting Club meets again at 3 p.m.


• STEAM sessions with VR are on Fridays at 1:30 p.m.

• Have a problem with your computer or smartphone? Head over the William N. Pennington Life Center on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. and get answers from Technical Services Librarian Joe Salsman, an expert in all things technology!

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.

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


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