Lahontan Valley News


Churchill County poised for future development

Area faces potential housing shortage as more people flock to the Lahontan Valley

Despite a year of restrictions implemented because of the coronavirus, Churchill County now seems poised to move forward with economic development.

4-H Youth Development Program connects STEM to shooting sports

Aiming to connect STEM principles with shooting sports, Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program has launched a virtual workshop series that teaches youth about physics through disciplines such as archery, air pistol, muzzleloader, shotgun and rifle.

School board meets Wednesday

A regular meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees will be held Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the in the Virtual Platform of GotoMeeting, 690 S. Maine St., Fallon, Nevada 89406.

Photo captures judge’s interest

Fallon photographer Mike Herb’s image of downtown Fallon at Christmas caught the eye of District Court Judge Tom Stockard the moment he saw it.

Climate change and suppression tactics are critical factors increasing fires

Integrated research approach shows wildfire solutions must be specific

The millions of people affected by 2020’s record-breaking and deadly fires can attest to the fact that wildfire hazards are increasing across western North America.

The truth about licking revealed

Watson here, and just to let you know licking is part of our daily routine around here. I do some grooming, and licking is more just than grooming. Yes, licking serves many purposes, but obsessive licking may indicate problems.

What secrets lie inside Nevada’s Hidden Cave?

Tucked into a hillside — you don’t see it until you’re practically standing on top of it — it’s easy to see how Hidden Cave got its name.

WNC News and Notes Fallon: Nursing students assist with COVID vaccinations in Churchill County

In an effort to support the community and gain invaluable experience, Western Nevada College’s nursing students are seizing the opportunity to assist in vaccinating residents at the Churchill County Fairgrounds as Churchill County rolls out its COVID-19 vaccinations.

HSLL appealing to state to reclassify lacrosse amid youth sports update

Club full-contact sports not allowed per governor

When the state lifted full-contact sports from the “no-play” list last week, it left out one high school sport that’s been growing.

State lifts football from ‘no-play’ list

Practice begins for Wave, all fall sports

The taste of losing to their cross-valley rival in the 2019 state championship is something Brooke Hill and his football team want to get rid of in a hurry.

Churchill County announces next dates for COVID vaccines

Churchill County’s next date for eligible groups to receive the free COVID vaccine will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the county fairgrounds.

Drill keeps sailors proficient

NAS Fallon stages scenario with bomb-strapped assailant holding hostage

Security personnel positioned their vehicles near one of the older office buildings north of the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center on a cool winter morning.

Churchill County offers vaccinations only 1 day this week

According to the county, the vaccinations are scheduled Thursday afternoon at two different times. From 1-2 p.m., residents will receive their second vaccinations, and following from 2-3 p.m., first vaccinations will be given.

Spring Film Series ends with ‘The Last Seduction’

This year’s Spring Film Series presented by the Churchill Arts Center concludes Friday with the 1994 movie, “The Last Seduction.”

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.