Alvin Moyle, former chairman of the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday night. He was 83.
The world’s top bareback and saddle bronc riders competed in Battle Born Broncs, the first rodeo event held at Fallon’s new Rafter 3C Arena.
Myles Getto, a newcomer to Churchill County politics, defeated Tom Riggins for the commission’s District 2 seat. The Fallon native received 1,592 votes (40.38%) to Riggins 1,322 (33.53%). Rounding out the four-candidate field were Kenneth Harmon with 715 votes and Tanya Freeman, 314. Since all the candidates were Republicans, no voting in the general election will occur.
Fallon Elks Lodge 2239 conducted its annual Flag Day ceremony June 14. This year, the Elks and by Boy Scouts Troop 1776 assembled at the Lions softball complex. The ceremony honors the anniversary of the nation’s flag and to booster the spirit of American patriotism.
Every Sunday night when I was on the highway from Carson City to Fallon, I would sink into the golden era of music and listen to Bob Carroll play the Music of America, popular tunes primarily from the 1940s and 50s on KUNR-FM radio.
Entries for all categories for the July 4 parade are being accepted online through June 24. Following the parade, stay for the block party on Maine Street between Williams and Stillwater avenues. Maine Street will be blocked off until 2 p.m. for pedestrians and families to enjoy bed races, water games, a children’s bike parade and the fire truck sprinklers. Have lunch at food trucks and shop at vendor booths.
During the past year or so, I have been working on a book about Nevada’s frontier journalists (more about that in a future column). As a result of my research, I’ve gained a greater appreciation for these talented and creative ink-stained pioneers, particularly Virginia City journalist William Wright, who wrote under the pen name, Dan De Quille.
Working behind the scenes at KTVN, Oasis Academy alumnus Kaylynn Perez has quickly climbed the ladder from associate producer to now producer of the 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. news broadcasts.
Me and Ow here. We were just helping with the annual garage cleaning when, ‘lo and behold, a cache of marbles was found. Not just any marbles but cat eyes. A bit of research revealed that cat eyes have inspired more than just marbles. They also led to the invention of road reflectors.
Hosting rodeo events since 2014, the de Golyer family continues to be in awe of the community’s support, including sponsorship from local businesses, which makes this weekend one of the summer staples in the Lahontan Valley.
Dave Price represented the best of the best when pacing the sidelines while covering a high school game.
Unofficial results until mailed-in ballots are received and counted
When Fallon’s volleyball team traveled to Las Vegas for the large-class state tournament 23 years ago, the players didn’t dress like a championship team. They couldn’t barely put together an outfit. “We played Green Valley. There are 16, 17 girls on the team. They had matching warmups. They looked great,” Jennifer Hucke said of her junior season. “We could barely put an outfit together. We had T-shirts with basically our numbers on them. We had eight, nine girls on our team.”
A Fallon native has been approved as the acting chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education for 18 months while the Board of Regents search for a permanent chancellor. “Dale Erquiaga is a gifted innovator and strategist with over 35 years of successful experience in both the private and public sectors,” said Cathy McAdoo, Board of Regents chair. “I have full confidence in his abilities to be a true asset for NSHE and the many communities we serve.”
The Churchill Entrepreneur Development Association Business Council, the community outreach and membership leg to CEDA, annually puts on the “Please Don’t Make Me Attend Another Event” fundraiser to help its mission. The CEDA Business Council, in partnership with the Churchill Arts Council, the city of Fallon, Mayor Ken Tedford, Councilman James Richardson and Councilwomen Kelly Frost and Karla Kent, is hosting the fundraiser.