Police chief updates Fallon council

Candy Dolan of Fallon Convention & Tourism was recently honored with an Excellence in Tourism: Pony Express Territory award by the Nevada Division of Tourism.

Candy Dolan of Fallon Convention & Tourism was recently honored with an Excellence in Tourism: Pony Express Territory award by the Nevada Division of Tourism.
Sara Dowling | NNG

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During the Fallon City Council recent regular meeting Chief of Police Ron Wenger presented the police department's monthly activity report for April.

Within the arrest summary there were four felony Probation & Parole violation arrests, one gross misdemeanor warrant arrest, six misdemeanor arrests and six misdemeanor warrant arrests.

Ten juvenile arrests included two felony arrests for being under the influence of drugs and terroristic threats and one gross misdemeanor arrest for battery of a peace officer. Six juvenile misdemeanor arrests were for disturbance of school, a minor in consumption of alcohol, domestic battery, possession of marijuana, battery and child in need of supervision.

The Volunteers in Police Service donated more than 118 hours through Helping Hands, school visits and participation in the Churchill Community Coalition's unused and expired medicine round up.

Officers’ special detail duties included discussing bicycle safety with the Boy Scouts, attending the Child Abuse Prevention Month family carnival at the William N. Pennington Life Center, providing traffic control for two fountain dye events on Maine Street and participating in the Coalition’s medicine round up. An officer also conducted an active shooter drill for the Churchill County School District transportation department.

Councilwoman Karla Kent asked whether businesses can request for the police department or a different entity to direct an active shooter drill at their site. Wenger said the police department would have to do that and they would be happy to come and go over any possible threats such as entries and exits that can be used.

During council and staff reports:

• Councilman Paul Harmon credited the mayor and his staff for making the recent Mayor’s Cup golf tournament “an absolutely fantastic day. And I think the community and the kids who benefit from that program greatly appreciate it, also.”

The annual tournament raises money for the Mayor’s Youth Fund.

Mayor Ken Tedford passed along his own appreciation to everyone who helped out including his staff, everyone at the Fallon Golf Course and the sponsors who made the event possible.

• The Nevada Division of Tourism (Travel Nevada) recently honored Candy Dolan of Fallon Convention & Tourism with the Excellence in Tourism: Pony Express Territory award.

Her 25 years of dedicated service to Fallon tourism includes 15 years of working with Travel Nevada to promote the Pony Express territory along Highway 50 from Carson City through Fernley and Fallon to Ely.

Dolan said that tourists often think of Nevada as being the wild west or an empty desert on the way to Reno and Las Vegas. She also mentioned that Nevada’s Highway 50 was once controversially called “The Loneliest Road in America” by Life magazine.

Her goal is to showcase the communities and small businesses along that stretch of highway, encouraging travelers to stop and see what rural Nevada has to offer.


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