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Military briefs around Northern Nevada

Military briefs around Northern Nevada

Fast Draw 2024 announces August dates

Event changes dates net year for various reasons

The Fastest Gun Alive-World Championship Fast Draw has announced it is shifting dates next year from October to August.

NAS Fallon commander reflects on life after 9/11

Terrorist attacks caused the military to ramp up training, patrols

Twenty-two years ago, Sept. 11 began as a normal one for Capt. Shane Tanner, the current commander of Naval Air Station Fallon who spoke at this year’s Fallon 9/11 remembrance ceremony.

Churchill County School District honors school bus driver

Linda Diaz died in Sept. 10 motorcycle accident

Churchill County School District Superintendent Derild Parsons took the first part of the Sept. 13 school board meeting to recognize bus driver Linda Diaz and then released a more in-depth statement on a fatal motorcycle accident the next day.

The importance of remembering: Tedford said 9/11 is an important part of American history

The annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony has been conducted every year since 2002 in the courtyard behind Fallon City Hall with Mayor Ken Tedford reminding the guests of the devastation caused when terrorists hijacked four passenger jets, crashing three of them into buildings, and causing another to nosedive into a field in western Pennsylvania.

Movies & More: Your Community Owned & Operated Fallon Theatre

On Saturday night, Sept. 23, we bring to our historic stage the Reno-based Americana band Bourgeois Gypsies. This great band has been together for over 15 years playing their great brand of music that makes you tap your feet, clutch your heart and shake your head all at the same time! Concert starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are only $10.

Bighorn News: New high school elective

This year the Oasis High School students had a new elective to choose, which is video production. The class is taught by Mr. David Springfield who also teaches Ancient World History and government.

The green field is actually a pond

Dear readers, on my daily walk around Liberty Park, I spotted an unusual sight. The pond appeared to be solid green; it was not dark green but vibrant bright green. A quick sprint over to the pond confirmed my observation, because the entire surface was covered with algae.

Bighorns cross country competes in Fernley

Sept. 14, in the 14th annual Fernley Roadhill Invitational, a 5K course run mostly on dirt roads and hills, Oasis Academy finished last in the eight-team field with 197 points but was six points shy of overtaking Dayton. Bishop Manogue won the event with 42 points.

Community Sports: Football skills competition is Oct. 14

The Punt, Pass, Kick football skills competition returns to Fallon next month. Youngsters will be able to compete in 10-division event, which is hosted by the Fallon Elks Lodge 2239, on Oct. 14 at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex. All participants start at the local competition level and cannot compete in more than one local event during the year after completing registration.

Greenwave Roundup: Girls soccer off to hottest start since 2013

The Greenwave girls soccer team is off to its hottest start in a decade. After falling to Elko in its home opener two weeks ago, Fallon has posted shutouts in five-consecutive wins, outscoring the opposition 34-0, to improve to 7-1 on the season. Including its first two wins of the season, Fallon has a 50-0 scoring advantage.

Fallon rolls to 49-6 win over Sparks

Wave travels to Truckee on Friday for key 3A game

Fallon rolled to its second straight lopsided win Friday in Northern 3A football with a 49-6 win over Sparks. The Wave’s next game will truly test its mettle on both offense and defense. The Greenwave, 3-1 overall and 2-0 in league, travels to Truckee on Friday for a 7 p.m. game. The Wolverines are 5-0 after a home win against Fernley.

City approves contract for deputy public works director

The council unanimously accepted Mayor Ken Tedford’s appointment of Glen Radtke, with an annual salary of $101,000.

CCHS seniors volunteer to help nonprofit groups

The students learned about opportunities to volunteer during the school’s Community Service Fair on Aug. 31.

Bighorn news: Parking spaces and parent help

News, events and updates from Oasis Academy College Prep.