Lahontan Valley News


Sparks man killed in Fallon crash

A Sparks man was killed Monday when his vehicle slammed into the rear of a stopped pickup truck at the intersection of Casey Road and U.S. Highway 50.

Life Center’s Coalition board rubber stamps county proposal

Senior citizens express displeasure with the takeover of operations

One speaker after another took turns blasting the county commission for its action and begged the Coalition board not to approve the transfer plan.

Cantaloupe festival selects 2021 queen: Callie Perez

Callie Perez, a recent graduate of Oasis Academy, has been named this year’s Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair queen.

Fallon/Churchill reunion plans taking shape

CCHS classes 1960, 1961 to be honored in August

This year’s community wide Fallon/Churchill County Community Reunion is set for Aug. 20-22 with the main hub of activity at Oats Park.

Churchill commissioners approve restructuring plan for Life Center

County’s intent is to manage center’s budget and grants

Churchill County Commissioners voted unanimously last week to approve a restructuring plan for the William N. Pennington Life Center.

Fallon July 4 parade applications available

The Fallon Merchants Association invite entries from individuals, businesses, groups and organizations for this year’s Fourth of July parade.

Churchill County commissioners meet Wednesday afternoon

Churchill County commissioners meet Wednesday, June 16, at 1:15 p.m. at the Churchill County Administrative Building.

Churchill County vaccination, testing schedule for June 16-18

Churchill County’s COVID vaccine and testing dates for this week are limited due to staffing constraints.

Jeanette Strong: Rights without responsibilities (opinion)

"Those who seem to think anyone should be able to get any gun they want have clearly not read the whole Second Amendment. They seem to forget that every right also carries responsibilities."

Tom Riggins: What is Critical Race Theory? (opinion)

"If Critical Race Theory becomes rooted in our education system, there will in short order be a generation of indoctrinated children who will carry those beliefs into adulthood ... CRT is inherently racist at its core."

Father’s Day weekend features first concert-in-the-park since 2019

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole play Saturday night at Oats Park’s Centennial Stage, marking the first concert under the stars since 2019.

High Desert Grange re-starts sewing club

The purpose of the club is to help interested members to develop their sewing skills to be more self-sufficient and to promote goodwill, harmony, brotherhood and sisterhood among Grange members and the community at large.

CAPS: Spring and kitten season have arrived

Kitten Season refers to a period of time when female cats are giving birth to litters. It typically lasts between the months of April and October; however, it can happen year-round.

Injury hampers Christian Walker’s season

Former Aces first baseman tries to rediscover his hitting groove

The 30-year-old Walker celebrated his late March birthday this year by being named the Diamondbacks’ MVP for spring training after finishing in the top-10 in home runs, runs batted in, on-base plus slugging (OPS) and slugging percentage.

Oasis Academy wins rivalry doubleheader, retains Ore Cart

Oasis Academy and Coral Academy of Sciences battled for the fourth year in a row Friday with the coveted Ore Cart on the line.