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Silver Springs native supports TOPGUN at NAS Fallon

Petty Officer 2nd Class Bret Silva is a 2018 Silver Stage High School graduate.

Rafter 3C arena officially opens June 1

Churchill County’s newest event space, the Rafter 3C Arena, officially opens to the public on June 1. The public is invited to attend this community celebration hosted by Churchill County Commissioners Pete Olsen, Greg Koenig and Justin Heath, County Manager Jim Barbee and City of Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford.

Commission candidates agree water, housing top county needs

Candidates also discussed issues ranging from NAS Fallon to rural way of life

Four Republican candidates for Churchill County Commissioner Dist. 2 all agreed that water and housing top the list of challenges for the county.

County commissioners vie for vacant Assembly seat

Keller, Koenig participate in a local candidates’ forum

Two candidates seeking the Assembly District 38 seat squared off on May 17 at Candidates Night, and although many of their responses mirrored each other, they also pointed out their differences on a number of issues that could face the Legislature in its next session.

Veteran lawmakers square off for state senate

Titus, Wheeler seek vacant seat in District 17

The two Republican candidates for the Nevada Senate District 17 seat, both agree that election integrity and trust in the voting process, along with inflation were the top issues facing Nevadans.

Honor guard provides military services

Nevada soldiers conducted more than 1,000 funerals during 2022

Mission: Impossible. The title of the 1960s television series on covert operations and the Tom Cruise-franchise of action-spy films could also succinctly describe the seemingly impossible task the small number of Nevada Army Guard Honor Guard soldiers face this year. With just six full-time soldiers (and one full-time civilian administrato

Boot Barn opens in Fallon

Boot Barn opens in Fallon

Area graduates including Jump Start students receive diplomas

Graduates have been anxiously waiting for this day. As last-minute preparations are performed for Thursday’s Western Nevada College’s drive-through commencement ceremony on the Fallon campus, graduates are counting down the minutes until they can celebrate their academic accomplishments.

Bighorn News: Senior Spotlight: Chloe Tanner

As part of a military family, senior Chloe Tanner attended a Department of Defense School. The change to Oasis meant different opportunities including a broader selection of classes. The variety of classes and dual enrollment at Oasis is something Tanner appreciates. “My favorite class had to have been meteorology with Professor Chris Ryan. Although I am by no means a weather forecaster, this was a truly enriching course with a passionate, enthusiastic professor,” Tanner said.

Parks & Rec Facilities updates name changes

Rafter 3C Arena dedication slated for June 1

With the dedication and official opening of the Rafter 3C Arena on June 1, Churchill County Parks & Recreation is updating the names of its facilities at the fairgrounds to better reflect local heritage.

Memorial Day weekend events

Fallon will be conducting three ceremonies on Monday with representatives from the various military service organizations. The representatives from the Veterans of Foreign War Post 1002, American Legion Post 16, Fleet Reserve Association 192 and the Marine Corps each read symbolic pieces of information and then place a representative item such as a wreath, flowers or a flag at the base of a monument.

Lady Wave medals in 7 events at state meet

McAlexander wins shot put, high jump titles

Coach Paul would be proud. Less than three months after the Greenwave’s longtime track and field coach died, Fallon did not disappoint at last weekend’s 3A state meet at Reed High School. The Lady Wave finished sixth out of 16 teams, and senior McCartney “Micky” McAlexander won the shot put and high jump to become the first Fallon athlete to win state since 2017. The last two state meets were canceled because of the pandemic.

Prep Roundup: Cosman, relay team medal in state swim meet

The Greenwave boys swim team came back from Las Vegas with some hardware on Saturday. Senior James Cosman finished fourth in his two individual events and the 200 free relay team also finished fourth, capping a successful weekend for Fallon as it medaled in all events. Fallon finished eighth with 20 points at the 3A state meet at UNLV.

Have a hail and hearty heart

Watson here. During a recent checkup, the veterinarian listened to my heart. It’s one test I didn’t mind because there are no needles involved, no thermometer up your bum, or pills that gag me. I guess for an older dog my heart is sounding good.

Primary Election 2022: Churchill County Commissioner, District 2

Primary Election 2022: Churchill County Commissioner, District 2