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Fallon Shoshone Paiute Tribe annual pinwheel walk brings awareness to child abuse

April 19, 2018 — The Fallon Shoshone Paiute Tribe concludes an important week of awareness and volunteering with its annual Child Abuse Prevention Walk and Earth Day at Oats Park. On Saturday, residents and anyone who desires to bring attention to child abuse will walk from Oats Park to

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Edmonson performs Saturday

April 19, 2018 — Tickets remain for Saturday's show featuring Kat Edmonson who calls her music vintage pop. The talented Houston, Texas, singer and songwriter is performing at 8 p.m. at the Oats Park Arts Centers Barkley Theater. Edmonson is also a part of the Arts Council's free Conversation

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Prescription drug roundup set for April 28

April 19, 2018 — Agencies are taking aim at prescription drug abuse and encouraging residents to bring their expired, unused and unwanted prescription medication for safe disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at CVS, 461 W. Williams Ave. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is being

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Watson looks for his ancestors

April 19, 2018 — Watson here, and I have been watching my mom do research on Ancestory.com, so I decided to do a little research of my own ancestors. Sounds easy, huh? Well, it is a long story, and scientists are just now cracking the genetic codes for dogs.

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High Desert Grange annual junior show features more than 100 entrants

April 19, 2018 — The Oasis Toastmasters is hosting Fallon's annual High Desert Grange High Rollers Junior Livestock Jackpot Show this weekend. Tomorrow, entrants from Fallon, and as far as from Moapa Valley and Bishop, Calif., will show and exhibit their market animals and showmanship. There are 110 youth

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Oasis Academy student earns scholarship

April 19, 2018 — Keith Mason, 17, is the second student at Oasis Academy to receive the 2017 National Merit Scholarship—but the effort took more than just taking the required test. "A lot of people are scared to put in the work," he said. "The key is to keep

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A healthy investment ‘ecosystem’

April 19, 2018 — April 22 is Earth Day. First observed in 1970, Earth Day has evolved into an international celebration, with nearly 200 countries holding events to support clean air, clean water and other measures to protect our planet. As an investor, what lessons can you learn from

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Band of brothers

April 19, 2018 — Three years ago and toward the end of the regular season, Steve Heck wanted to try out a new relay team. The ex-Greenwave track and field coach, who also starred for Fallon in the 1980s, knew this quartet was fast and he wanted to test

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Banner Health welcomes new Physician Assistant to Fallon

April 19, 2018 — Banner Health is pleased to announce the addition of Christa Robinson, PA-C, to the team at the Banner Health Clinic: Family Medicine in Fallon. Focused on family medicine, Robinson specializes in comprehensive health care, including wellness visits, health screening tests, and diagnosing and treating illnesses

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Board interviews local candidates

April 19, 2018 — Three local candidates appeared Wednesday in front of Churchill County School District Board as part of the interview process for the district's superintendent position. Churchill County High School Principal Kevin Lords, Lahontan Elementary School Principal Gregg Malkovich, and Director of Special Services Derild Parsons answered

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Home & Garden Show proceeds to go toward local scholarships

April 19, 2018 — Soroptimist International of Fallon is hosting its 18th annual Home & Garden Show with a few favorite local features returning, as well as raising money for scholarships. Marcia Vinson, chairman of the Home & Garden Show, said the ice cream truck will make an appearance

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Unraveling the mystery of Dooby Avenue

April 19, 2018 — Things are different at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada's northwestern corner. How else to explain the popularity of the annual "Burning Man" celebration of freedom and self-expression, which occurs in early September, or the former Black Rock Self-Invitational Golf Tournament, which involved creatively painted

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View from the Past

April 19, 2018 — 100 Years ago Sparks Has No Use For Traitors: It was stated on good authority Monday that W. Merriman, an IWW agitator, was conducted from Sparks to the California line on Saturday night and warned not to return to Reno or Sparks, under penalty of

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Fallon shooters take home top honors at trap shoot

April 19, 2018 — Fallon Trap Club and Lahontan Valley Claybreakers hosted a California Youth Shooting Sports Association trap shoot earlier this month with 131 shooters participating on a rainy, windy Saturday. Fallon had a pair of shooters taking top honors. Broden Pirkle took home first-place Rookie, and John

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Lahontan trout species thought to be extinct rediscovered in Utah creek

April 18, 2018 — The Lahontan cutthroat trout was rediscovered in a "dinky" stream near the Nevada-Utah border. Genetic testing by University of Nevada, Reno Associate Professor of Biology Mary Peacock led to the rediscovery of an iconic Nevada fish. "Even though they were in that tiny, dinky stream

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USAF looking at causes for crash

April 18, 2018 — The U.S. Air Force has begun its preliminary investigation into the cause of an F-22A Raptor crash one week ago at Naval Air Station Fallon, said a spokesman at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson near Anchorage, Alaska. Master Sgt. Joshua Jasper from the 673d Air Base Wing

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BLM Utah official named new Nevada district manager

April 18, 2018 — A U.S. Bureau of Land Management official from Utah who previously worked as an environmental protection specialist at Naval Air Station Fallon has been named a BLM district manager in northern Nevada. BLM Nevada State Director John Ruhs said Monday that Ester McCullough is the

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Taking baby steps to protect your child’s teeth

April 17, 2018 — Dental Care for your baby starts early. All parents are aware of the more common afflictions like coughs, colds and ear infections, but many are unaware that tooth decay may seriously affect their child's health, and unlike asthma and allergies, is completely preventable. The health

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Schools chief search down to 9

April 17, 2018 — Churchill County School District Board of Trustees have a busy week ahead as they are interviewing nine candidates for the new superintendent position, with three tonight, April 18, from the district. In order, the district's Director of Special Services Derild Parsons, Churchill County High School

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Pelzer presents his passion to Fallon

April 17, 2018 — With less than a month until graduation and summer break, a New York Times Bestselling author left Churchill County High School students with straightforward advice on life. "Knock off the b.s., do something for others, and be the best you can be," said Dave Pelzer,

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