Lahontan Valley News


Freeman announces candidacy for Churchill County Commission

A 20-year resident of Churchill County has announced her candidacy for Churchill County Commission District 2.

Riggins announces run for Churchill County Commission

A member currently serving on the County Board of Equalization announced Wednesday his candidacy for Churchill County Commission, District 2. Tom Riggins said he decided to run for the county commission because of the increasing intrusion of state and federal government in the local lifestyle. The seat is currently held by Pete Olsen, who cannot run again because of term limits.

Nevada’s hospitals experiencing a staffing crisis

The Nevada Hospital Association reported last week that many of the state’s hospitals in Clark County and the rural region are experiencing a crisis in staffing.

Judge halts Dixie Meadows geothermal energy project

A federal judge has halted the start of construction on the Dixie Meadows geothermal energy project in Churchill County.

Voters face numerous election law changes

The 2021 Legislature made dozens of changes in how Nevada conducts elections this coming year, the impacts of which Nevada’s election officials are still sorting out.

WNC provides scholarship to first baby of 2022 at Banner Health

Western Nevada College added a new member to the Wildcat family last week. As the first child born in 2022 at Banner Health in Fallon, Theodore Amorsolo James has been awarded a full academic scholarship through WNC’s Foundation.

New life center manager named

Manha brings passion for seniors, health care experience to position

Former Coalition for Senior Citizens Board President Jill Manha has been named the new manager of the Pennington Life Center effective Jan. 3.

Arts council’s first show of 2022 features Del Castillo

Del Castillo is a cross-cultural power uniting music lovers of all ages, creeds and colors. Their original music blends rock, Latin, blues and world music into a cinematic celebration of sound that lifts the listener’s soul.

CCHS students awarded for excellence in high school health program

The healthcare system, especially in Nevada, has faced many challenges. Over the past six-weeks, 116 Churchill County High School Students have participated in a program focused on exposing students to the diverse opportunities in healthcare, as well as education on current and emergent health-related issues.

The Nevada Traveler: A place called Contact

One of the more unusual names found on a Nevada map is the tiny community of Contact, located about 15 miles south of the Idaho border on U.S. 93. The name is said to derive from mining jargon.

WNC students make Dean’s List

Western Nevada College announces area students who have been named to the Fall 2021 Dean’s List.

Keeping to your resolutions

Maybe you’re an enthusiastic resolution-maker — you look at the New Year as a clean slate where you can re-evaluate your habits and make some changes in your life. Or maybe you’ve made resolutions in the past that didn’t stick, and you want to improve your odds of success this year.

What color is your kitty seeing?

Me and Ow here. Watson decided that he was going on a sightseeing trip, so he asked us to write about the colors we see. Watson can only see yellow, blue, and gray. He cannot see reds or purples. On the other hand, we can see blue-violet, yellow-green, gray, and some tinges of green.

Lowry’s pressure too much for Lady Wave in 3A East opener

Fallon hosts cross-valley rival Fernley, Dayton

After watching Fallon spend three of the last four seasons atop the mantle, the Buckaroos girls basketball team is making the case as the team to beat in the Silver State.

Diaz, Garcia win Sparks Invite titles

Fallon finishes 4th, travels to Spring Creek

The Greenwave wrestling team had its best outing of the season, finishing fourth at last week’s Sparks Invitational in the Rail City.