Lahontan Valley News


Small Business Saturday: Chamber, CEDA encourage residents to spend their shopping dollars in Fallon

Turkey, family and shopping. These are three traditions associated with the Thanksgiving holiday, especially the shopping season which extends four more weeks.

Council appoints police chief

Alexander brings more than two decades of experience to the position

A veteran police captain with more than 20 years of experience in community law enforcement has been appointed Fallon’s new police chief.

Solis resigns WNC post

College president accepts similar position in Texas

Western Nevada President Vincent Solis is returning to his native Texas after accepting a similar position at Brazosport College south of Houston.

Holiday events

Most businesses are closed on Thursday, and state, county and city government offices are closed on both Thursday and Friday. Federal government offices are closed Thursday. Both post offices resume their regular hours on Friday and Saturday. Naval Air Station Fallon operates on its holiday schedule.

Word named NASB Administrator of the Year

A Churchill County educator was recognized Nov. 13 as the Nevada Association of School Boards’ Administrator of the Year at the organization’s annual conference.

Torvik’s wildlife photography exhibit opens at WNC

Western Nevada College in Fallon welcomes Vella Torvik’s wildlife photography. It is displayed in the campus gallery through Dec. 15.

Oasis Academy recognizes Veterans Day

Oasis is proud to honor and recognize the men and women who are serving and have served in the U.S. military on Nov. 10 for Veterans Day.

WNC News and Notes: Churchill County meets new Fallon campus director

New Western Nevada College Fallon Campus Director Jessica Rowe saw many welcoming faces at a meet-and-greet luncheon Nov. 17 on the Fallon campus.

The Nevada Traveler: Sodaville: Home of the rare and once endangered milkvetch

You also can’t find Pepsi or Mountain Dew or any other brand of soft drink. Despite its frothy name, Sodaville owes its existence to the presence of two mineralized hot springs that flow in the area (hence the name) and a railroad’s need for a station in the area.

The dog goddess answers Sam’s prayer

Thanksgiving is Thursday, and it is our family’s favorite holiday. Who doesn’t love succulent turkey, snow white mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie? Of course, we always share memories of grand family gatherings.

In time for the holidays: Can certain foods increase stress and anxiety?

When you get stressed or anxious, do you reach for something salty or sweet, or do you lace up and go for a walk or run? For many who feel stressed or anxious, especially during times like these, our natural instinct is to reach for foods (and drinks) for comfort and maybe even for an escape.

Williams named Offensive POY

Wave scores 8 on all-region team, 18 on all-league after reaching state semifinals

After reaching the playoffs for the third-straight season, the Greenwave football team was well represented on the all-region and all-league teams as announced by the Northern 3A coaches.

Pennington Life Center closed due to COVID outbreak

The William N. Pennington Life Center has been determined to be in a current COVID-19 outbreak with more than two positive cases and an inability to identify all contacts.

Amodei uncertain if 2022 NDAA includes Fallon range modernization

Congressman said committee is addressing cultural and warfighting needs

Speaking before the Fallon Rotary Club on Nov. 9, Congressman Mark Amodei, R-Congressional Dist. 2, said he doesn’t know if the modernization proposal for the Fallon Range Training Complex will be included in discussion this week as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022.

Voice of the Greenwave inducted into Hall of Fame

The Voice of the Greenwave was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.