Lahontan Valley News


Reclamation develops big river system

Building of dams, recent fish screens enhance the Truckee River

During the past 120 years, the development of dams and other systems have enhanced the delivery of water to farmers as well as providing additional water to Pyramid Lake and its fisheries.

October storms roars through valley

Rain a respite from summer’s record-setting temperatures

October has come in with a crack, snapple and pop with the area’s first major storm to begin a new water year.

Trunk or treat set

Churchill County Search & Rescue is hosting Trunk or Treat from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31. The trunk or treat is at Venturacci Park, 321 Venturacci Lane. Set up starts at 4 p.m. Decorate your vehicle. For information, email

Sheer star power here in Fallon

As Oct. 23, the day of our Murder Mystery Theater, draws closer, I would like to tantalize everyone with a lineup of our delightful characters. As always, our actors are community favorites who you can boo and cheer.

The Nevada Traveler: It’s a name that just jumps out at you: The mining camp of Bullfrog

Ruins of the former Bullfrog Jail, one of the few remnants still standing in the old mining camp of Bullfrog. Bullfrog boasted just about the best name ever for a Nevada mining camp. How it came to have that name, however, isn’t as clear. Historians s

Crochet Project and new lamb leader at High Desert Grange

The Crochet Project begins Oct, 21, at 6 p.m. at the Pizza Factory in the Stillwater Plaza. Teacher Samantha Horning, a 24-year U.S. Air Force veteran, has been crocheting since she was 8 years old. In addition to teaching both left- and right-handed crochet, she will also teach pattern reading. The Crochet Project is open to High Desert Grange members only.

Commissioners take action at Thursday meeting

The Churchill County Commissioners met Thursday and approved or discussed the following agenda items.

Oasis news: Signs bring smiles to residents of Homestead

Bright colors and cheerful messages were sent to the residents of Homestead this past week. Kindergarteners through high school students created posters for the outside windows of seniors in the facility with the goal of bringing a smile to their faces.

Installation begins on new traffic signals on Alternate U.S. 50

The Nevada Department of Transportation will begin construction Wednesday of traffic signals to enhance traffic flow and safety at two Alternate U.S. 50 intersections at River Ranch Road and Nevada Pacific Parkway in Fernley.

County, School District Bulletins

The Churchill County Museum, Library and Parks & Recreation have several events planned this month for family fall fun.

Research aims to increase crop drought tolerance

Professor awarded grant from National Science Foundation

John Cushman, foundation professor with the University of Nevada, Reno, has been awarded a $1.55 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on improving drought tolerance and water-use efficiency of plants to help preserve agricultural productivity in the face of rising temperatures and prolonged droughts.

Elko comes back to stun Fallon, 32-19

Greenwave drops 1st league game, travels to Fernley

ELKO — After spotting Fallon a 12-0 lead, the Elko football team came back to outscore Fallon by four touchdowns for the remainder of the game in a 32-19 win Saturday afternoon. Fallon, which sits at 1-1 in the 3A East, travels to Fernley (1-0) on Friday for a key battle against its cross-valley rival. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Reid places 3rd in final tournament, qualifies for state

The Lady Wave golf team finished the regular season last week and qualified one for next week’s state tournament in Mesquite.

Roundup: Lady Wave splits in volleyball, soccer; cross country runners place in top 10

The Greenwave’s girls sports held strong last week, with the volleyball and soccer teams scoring splits against Elko County schools, while a pair of cross-country runners cracked into the top 10 in Winnemucca.

Footwear brand BEARPAW plans Fernley expansion; 30-50 jobs planned

Indiana-based EFP Corporation also planning Reno expansion; 60 jobs on tap

In 2022, BEARPAW plans to open a distribution facility in Fernley that would create 30-50 jobs over the first five years.