Lahontan Valley News


Churchill County commissioners updated on water issues

The general manager at Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWDS) presented a report on issues affecting the Carson River and Lahontan Reservoir at last week’s meeting of the Churchill County Commissioners.

Museum begins book sale for two weeks

Lined up on rows of tables are hundreds of books appealing to all literary tastes.

Churchill County vaccination, testing schedule for last week of July

Churchill County’s COVID vaccine and testing schedule for July is set. The county has expanded its vaccine and testing delivery points to include The Grid Farmers Markets on Wednesdays and the William N. Pennington Life Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The Dusty 45s headline the Community wide reunion

The Dusty 45s have inspired and fired up crowds for over two decades to the delight of fans and critics alike. With their signature style and unique sound, the band is a consistently powerful and energetic player in the Americana field.

WNC names new interim director for Fallon

Western Nevada College has selected an interim director for the Fallon campus.

Steve Ranson: This newspaper has weathered time

The first written and produced issue produced by Union soldiers during the Civil War has followed military men and women around the globe from Cold War maneuvers in Europe after World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan.

High Desert Grange construct bat houses and wood duck boxes

Members forge partnership with Out West Buildings for local project

In keeping with its commitment to repurposing, conservation and community service, the High Desert Grange is partnering with Out West Buildings to construct wood duck boxes and bat houses using scrap wood from the manufactured sheds produced by Out West Buildings.

The Nevada Traveler: Paradise Valley has a unique building history

According to many sources, Paradise Valley was named in the 1860s when a new arrival to the valley looked around and declared, “This is paradise.”

The mystery of feline stomatitis

Watson here, and during my recent spa visit at the veterinarian’s, I ran into Diane Peters, the cat lady of CAPS. Her poor little kitty was suffering from stomatitis. I had never heard of stomatitis, and I promised Diane that I would research and write about this chronic condition.

Strasdin named NIAA Top 10 Student-Athlete

Fallon’s Avery Strasdin was named as one of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and One Nevada Credit Union's Top Ten Student-Athletes for Northern Nevada.

John Tewell served 2 communities and numerous organizations

Former Elko and Fallon City Councilman John E. Tewell was remembered Saturday as not only a family man with a deep love of God but also as a public servant who served two communities on opposite ends of Nevada.

Cantaloupe Festival needs volunteers

The Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & County Fair is seeking volunteers for the upcoming event. The festival will run Aug. 27-29. To volunteer, go to and hit “Click here to sign up.”

CEDA’s role changes due to new strategic plan

The role of the Churchill Economic Development Authority is changing. Through the development of a new strategic plan, the longtime agency will now be known as the Churchill Entrepreneur Development Association where its mission will be to equip, educate and empower the business community.

Commissioners meet Wednesday

Churchill County Commissioners meet Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the Churchill County Administrative Building, Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. This meeting will also be conducted on Zoom.

Secretary of Navy nominee discusses proposed expansion

President Biden’s nominee to be secretary of the Navy said he’s committed to working with the tribes, local officials and the Nevada delegation on plans to expand Naval Air Station Fallon.