Community news briefs for week of June 5

The second weir is releasing water from the V-line canal to the desert and eventually to the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge.

The second weir is releasing water from the V-line canal to the desert and eventually to the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge.
Churchill County

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Water information

The water call center telephone number is 775-867-5923, and it will be staffed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The dedicated email address is

• Residents should use the email address or telephone number for non-emergency calls.

• High-water mitigation officials have created an interactive flood modeling map which is now available on the city of Fallon and Churchill County websites. This map allows residents to enter their address in the top right-hand corner and pull up the flood modeling map for their home or business.

In addition, paper maps of the potential flood areas are posted at the main public entrance to the Churchill County Administrative Building, 155 N. Taylor St., in Fallon. This is the entrance at the corner of North Taylor and A streets. The building is open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and residents are welcome to stop by to see the maps during those hours.

• Sandbags are only available for pickup Mondays at the county’s Miners Road yard.

• Important websites to remember:

City of Fallon:

Churchill County:

Truckee River Operating Agreement (water reports):

Lahontan Valley News:

USDA hosts webinars

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Rural Utilities Service has announced that USDA will host a series of webinars to help organizations learn how to apply for financial assistance to advance clean, affordable and reliable electric energy in rural America.

USDA recently announced $10.7 billion in funding available under the USDA Powering Affordable Clean Energy and Empowering Rural America programs. Eligible organizations may apply for loans, grants, loan modifications and partially forgivable loans.

USDA staff will host webinars via Zoom on dates through June, July, and August.

New ERA Program and Greenhouse Gas Calculator Overview

June 8 at 11 a.m.


Office Hours for USDA PACE and New ERA Programs

June 22 at 11 a.m.


Demo: How to Submit USDA PACE Letters of Interest

June 29 at 11 a.m.



The Churchill County High School. school-to-career program will host a community career fair at the Rafter 3C Arena on Aug. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Local businesses and entrepreneurs should call Sue Segura at 775-790-1139 and register to host a table at the event. Businesses interested in offering students mentorship, internships, apprentice opportunities and scholarships should also contact Segura directly.

About 1,000 attendees are expected.

Sand Mountain access road maintenance

The access road into Sand Mountain Recreation Area 28 miles east of Fallon will be closed three days for sealing this week and June 13 for striping the pavement.

“Sealing is needed in order to maintain this highly used road,” said John Mitchell, acting Sierra Front field manager. “We planned this during times it would have the least impact on visitors and recreation users.”

For information, go to or call 775-885-6015.

Young Chautauqua program

The Churchill County Museum and instructor Glen Perazzo encourage ages 12-18 to participate in the new Young Chautauqua program. Performers will learn how to bring historical figures to life on stage through theatrical monologue and in full costume.

Meetings are every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the museum, 1050 S. Maine St., in Fallon.

This year’s character theme will focus on Fallon’s historical figures, diversity and families.

For information, call the museum’s education curator Jennifer Jones at 775-423-3677, ext. 1224. Registration forms are available at or at the front desk.

Youth awards

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services is seeking nominations for the Youth Serving Veterans Award.

If you know of someone, age 19 or younger, or a group of young people (same age requirement applies) who is making a difference in the lives of veterans or the veterans’ community, now is the time to speak up and nominate them.

Rotary Club of Fallon

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

June 13: Joy Jumpers, party supply

June 20: Irene Perbal regarding struggles of German occupation of Holland and Belgium and impact on the people, especially when they were hiding Jews.

June 24: Golf Tournament

June 22: Daily Bread

June 27: Demotion Dinner

June 27: Demotion Dinner

Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2023-24 school year is open.

For information, or to register your child visit: important notes.

Your child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 21, the first day of school for kindergarten.

For questions regarding registration, contact Selena Gomes or Debra Shyne by emailing or by calling 775-423-5184.

Cattlemen’s Teacher of the Year

The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association has started their annual quest for Teacher of the Year candidates and are asking for your help in soliciting nominations. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 16.

Nominees must be an elementary, junior high, or high school teacher who incorporates agriculture into their regular curriculum. For example, a teacher who teaches a one-week segment on agriculture and its importance to Nevada. Current Agricultural Education teachers are not eligible.

Nominees may also include teachers considered in previous years but were not selected for the award. Nominations must include a completed NCA Teacher-of-the-Year application form and an attached essay describing why the teacher is being nominated.

The winner of this award will receive a $1,000 school supply stipend donated by Nevada Agriculture Foundation. The award recipient will also be recognized during the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association’s annual awards banquet Nov. 18 in Winnemucca at the Winnemucca Convention Center.

Anyone may submit a nomination form which is available at For questions, contact the NCA office at 775-738-9214. Nominations may be submitted by email to with “2023 Teacher of the Year Nomination” in the subject line; forms may be faxed to 775-738-5208; or sent by mail to, “Teacher of the Year Nomination,” c/o Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, P.O. Box 310, Elko, NV 89803.

Churchill County Library

Summer Reading Program is back.

Patrons and residents of all ages are welcome to join the Summer Reading Program which runs to July 31. Register online at: or stop by the library to sign up. Enjoy free books and programs all summer. When you read, you’ll have a chance to win the grand prize raffle for your age group. Just bring your reading log to the library during the Summer Reading Program and receive a free book and raffle ticket each visit.

On June 8, come out for Reading with Rover at 3:30 p.m. with the gentle and attentive dogs. An illustration workshop for children with illustrator Millie Phan takes place on June 22 at 2 p.m. Wrap up the month on June 28 at 2 p.m. with a wildlife presentation from the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

Special events:

Office hours with Sen. Jacky Rosen’s representative on June 8 at 1 p.m.

Drop-in 3D printing workshops take place June 14 and 28 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and pretty, and learn more about this popular technology.

Pennington Life Center

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

Plenty of good eats at the Pennington Life Center in June: 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+.

Health services

Schedule of health services available in June which includes select vaccines for adults and children, blood pressure checks and COVID testing. Call 775-423-6695, option 2 with any questions.

Full schedule:

Flood insurance

Flood damage is not covered under standard homeowners’, commercial, and renters’ insurance policies. Even when a federal disaster is declared, aid is usually provided in the form of low-interest loans which must be paid back and are likely to only cover a portion of your costs.

Flood insurance can protect your home or business and its contents; providing the added financial assistance you may need to help you recover faster. Keep in mind, there is typically a 30-day waiting period for policies to take effect.

Policies are available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or private insurance companies. More information may be found at


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