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A letter to the residents of Churchill County from Sheriff Richard Hickox

March 18, 2019 — Newly elected Nevada Governor Sisolak recently signed into law a bill commonly known as the Universal Background Check by its supporters. The law was touted as a way to shut what they viewed as loopholes in the firearm purchasing process and that it would make

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Churchill County gets $1.4M for groundwater improvement

March 14, 2019 — The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has awarded Churchill County $1,405,075 for two groundwater improvement projects, according to a media release. One project is septic-to-sewer consolidation of the Churchill Community Golf Course, with an award of $330,075 in principal forgiveness funding. The leach field for

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NAS Fallon commander said base and mission will grow

March 14, 2019 — The outgoing commander of Naval Air Station Fallon told local business leaders Wednesday, March 13 the base will grow an additional 10 percent of its workforce and continue its spurt of growth over the next one to three years. Capt. David Halloran, who steps down

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Trotter finishes 7th in national VFW contest

March 13, 2019 — Ashby Trotter, a junior at Churchill County High School, is this year's seventh-place winner in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy speech contest. Trotter represented the VFW Department of Nevada, and was awarded the $4,000 Department of Indiana and Auxiliary Scholarship & Department

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Museum announces 2019 spring lecture series

March 13, 2019 — The Churchill County Museum is holding its annual free spring lecture series on Tuesdays beginning March 19 through April 9. "Nevada Unearthed: FOSSILS" will begin March 19 at the Churchill County Museum. Former Fallonite Dr. Joshua Bonde, Curator of Paleontology of the Las Vegas Natural

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Making and sustaining diet change

March 13, 2019 — Objectively speaking, a healthy diet is simple. We should consume a variety of produce, whole grains and lean sources of protein in adequate portions while balancing intake with physical activity. Many people I speak with understand these tenets and can identify discrepancies between their current

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 13, 2019 — To Erin McMindes and Clement Soon, Xander Opio Manuel McMoones, born Feb. 7, 2019, weighing 9 pounds and 1 ounces. To Cynthia Lynn Fleming and Ethan Jacob Fleming, Violet Melody Elaine Fleming, born Feb. 7, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces. To Melissa Meza

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Trustees to recognize winter athletic teams

March 13, 2019 — A regular meeting of the Churchill County Board of School Trustees is Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Churchill County School District Administration Office, 690 S. Maine St. The board will recognize the Churchill County High School Archery Team for placing second in the

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Sign up for Veterans and Military Day

March 13, 2019 — Veterans and Military Day at the Legislature is March 20, and currently, only a half-dozen individuals have signed up for the United Veterans Legislative Council's (UVLC) pairing of veterans to lawmakers in both the Nevada Senate and Assembly, according to the Nevada Department of Veterans

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Commissioners have light meeting

March 13, 2019 — Churchill County commissioners met Thursday and took action on the following items: Approved declaration of written bids and public auction of county-owned property, parcel number 007-171-54, located at 2525 Beasley Drive. Jarad Card purchased the property with an opening bid of $115,000. Reappointed Jo Petteruti

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When Irish cats are trilling

March 13, 2019 — With St. Pat's day just around the corner, I was reminded of an incredible Irish cat who was so beautiful he took my breath away. His name was Guinness. He demanded respect, adoration and filet mignon. Occasionally, I would slip him round steak, but he

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Olson loved the beat of the pep band

March 13, 2019 — His leadership style was distinctive. His pep band filled any gym or the Centennial Coliseum will the distinctive beat of fight songs including Fallon's "Onward Greenwave." Fred Olson will be remembered as an educator who built the Greenwave band to several hundred students and led

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Best of Fallon nominations to run through March 27

March 13, 2019 — With the slight changes we have in our annual Best of Fallon contest this year, I believe it's much better to over-communicate the details rather than have someone or a business miss a step along the way. With that, as a reminder, the Best of

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Water outlook remains in good shape

March 13, 2019 — Both the Lahontan Reservoir and river flows feeding the canal system are in good shape this month following a series of storms during the past two months. The monthly Natural Resources Conservation Service's March Water Supply Outlook report also states Nevada's water supply "is in

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Markets were rattled last week

March 11, 2019 — The market hates surprises, especially when the surprise comes from a central bank. Last week, the European Central Bank (ECB) unexpectedly reversed course and took a more accommodative stance on monetary policy in an effort to encourage stronger European economic growth. Tom Fairless of Barron's

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CEDA features Halloran as March’s speaker

March 6, 2019 — Capt. Dave Halloran is March's speaker at the Churchill Economic Development Authority's Business Council monthly breakfast. The breakfast is March 13 beginning at 6:45 a.m. RSVP to lisag@cedaattracts.com or call 775-423-8587 by March 12. Halloran became the commanding officer at Naval Air Station Fallon in

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Explore Southern Nevada’s scenic Mount Charleston area

March 6, 2019 — With its lush, pine-covered canyons and snowcapped 11,918-foot peak, Mount Charleston rises above the ordinary. Mount Charleston is Southern Nevada's tallest point — and one of its most beautiful spots. The peak is named after Charleston, S.C., hometown of several members of an Army survey

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Pediatrician joins Banner Health Clinic at Banner Churchill Community Hospital

March 6, 2019 — Banner Health is pleased to announce the addition of LuAnn Ochsner, MD, to Banner Health Clinic: Pediatrics, located at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon. Ochsner attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and performed her residency at both the University of

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What’s New @ the Library!

March 6, 2019 — The Churchill County Library has much to offer in the month of March. STEAM programs on Fridays, Knitting Club each Tuesday, Story Time every Wednesday and Thursday, Writer's Group on Tuesday evening, and Open Computer Lab each Thursday morning. Save the Date August 9: Books,

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An evening on the dance floor

March 6, 2019 — The 12th annual Dancing with the Stars is less than two weeks away, and 10 celebrities — five men and five women — are competing this year. The event, sponsored by the Fallon Swing Dancers boosters, is presenting the annual program on March 16 at

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