Community news briefs for week of May 29

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Bark in the Park 5K Festival on Saturday

Bark in the Park 5K Festival will take place Saturday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Registration is from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. and the walk/run begins at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four.

Dogs walk free and must be on a leash. T-shirts are available to the first 120 to register. There will be no charge for entrance to the vendor booths.

Churchill Democrats meet June 8

The Churchill County Democrats will meet Thursday, June 8 at the public library annex, 507 S. Maine St. and East Fairview, just north of the library.

They will be hearing the final report on their annual Sawyer-Bryan dinner and planning summer activities. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

Churchill County commissioners meet Thursday

The Churchill County commission will meet Thursday at the Churchill County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers, 155 N, Taylor St., Suite 145 at 8:15 a.m.

Consideration and possible action

• A Parcel Map Application filed by Trevor de Braga for property located at 11050 Fitz Lane, Assessor's Parcel Number 009-072-08, consisting of 80 acres in the A-10 zoning district, whereby the Planning Commission previously approved a variance to allow the Applicant to divide a two-acre parcel off of the agricultural parcel for the homestead.

• Approval to enter into an Agreement between Churchill County Social Services and Crescendo Consulting for the completion of the Community Needs Assessment as required for Community Action Agencies to be reimbursed by Nevada Community Action Agency, in the amount of $34,936.

• Approval of a Contract between Churchill County and Walker River Construction, Inc., in the amount of $546,987.01, to construct the 4-station RV Dump Station and to accept the proposal from Shaw Engineering, in the amount of $30,000, for the inspection and testing for the same project.

• Update on the potential for flooding within Churchill County and actions needed for flood mitigation and emergency services.

• Approval of a proposal from Johnson Perkins Griffin, in the amount of $1,650, to provide professional appraisal services for the purpose of evaluating a Conservation Easement on property under the ownership of Jeffery L. Goings and Karen K. Goings, Co-Trustees of The Jeff and Karen Goings 2017 Revocable Trust (APNs: 006-692-30; 006-692-31; 006-692-32).

• Approval of a proposal from Johnson Perkins Griffin, in the amount of $1,650, to provide professional appraisal services for the purpose of evaluating a Conservation Easement on property under the ownership of David P. Eckert and Victoria Eckert, Trustees, or their successors in interest, of the Eckert Family Trust dated October 23, 2013 (APNs: 006-111-29 and 006-111-37).

• Update on the 2023 Nevada Legislature and directing staff to provide letters and/or testimony in support and opposition to any bills affecting Churchill County.

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 a new 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 pick-up 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:


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.

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 6: Current and Past Scholarship Recipients

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

Kindergarten registration

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

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

● Per Senate Bill (SB) 102, your child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 21, the first day of school for kindergarten.

● Legislation may change to require that a child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 to attend kindergarten, but we will not know until this new legislation is considered. You may register your child now (if your child will be 5 on or before 8/21), but know that your child may not be able to start kindergarten if legislation changes.

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 on Nov. 18 in Winnemucca at the Winnemucca Convention Center.

Anyone may submit a nomination form which is available at For any questions, please 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 from June 3 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.

The Summer Reading Program has four special events planned this month starting with the kick-off carnival on June 3 at 10 a.m. Stop by for family-friendly games, activities and food. 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:

Learn-to-fly-a-drone workshop happening on June 7 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Office hours with Sen. Jacki 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.

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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