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Nevada jobless rate lowest since August 2007

August 16, 2018 — The jobless rate in Nevada fell to 4.6 percent in July, the lowest level since August 2007, the state reported Wednesday. But it still had the fifth highest rate among states and was above the national 3.9 percent. The state Department of Employment, Training and

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Let’s talk Turkey

August 13, 2018 — So, how did a country that represents just about 1.4 percent of the world's economy spark a global selloff? Turkey was once a rising star. The country's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan took office in 2003 and his "conservative, pro-business policies helped pull the country

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Community-wide reunion celebrates 5th anniversary

August 13, 2018 — Fallon's community reunion keeps growing with special activities and the number of classes who gather to mingle and reminisce about their high school days. Now in its fifth year, Susan McCormick said the community-wide reunion is attracting more people who want to attend the upcoming

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Football invades Fallon this weekend

August 13, 2018 — The Lahontan Valley is going to be hopping with non-stop football this weekend. The Greenwave football team hosts a scrimmage with Lassen on Friday followed by the Sierra Youth Football League Experience, an all-day scrimmage event, on Saturday – both at the Edward Arciniega Athletic

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Economic experts: Nevada fastest state for growing job development

August 13, 2018 — FALLON, Nev. — A panel discussing the area's workforce and what's being done to match prospective employees with the right jobs highlighted the Aug. 8 meeting of the Churchill Economic Development Authority's Business Council. The monthly breakfast meeting featured Bob Potts, research director of the

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AAUW sets fall membership soiree for Aug. 24

August 13, 2018 — Attendees at the Aug. 24 Fall Membership Soiree will learn about the American Association of University Women's goals and activities for our 75th year. Our monthly meetings focus on issues that affect women and children today. AAUW Capital Branch members are lifelong learners, volunteers and

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CCSD looks to expand partnerships for CTE program

August 13, 2018 — Career and Technical Education has taken a new shape since Nevada's economic boom is changing the landscape for employment opportunities. Summer Stephens updated trustees on the CTE program at the Churchill County School District's regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Stephens, along with

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Q&A with Evan Matheson

August 13, 2018 — After starring for the Greenwave volleyball team for three years, including nabbing a first-team, all-north selection, Lourdes University senior Evan Matheson enters her final season this fall at the Ohio school. Matheson, whose college team has made the NAIA national tournament in all three seasons

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Changes upcoming for prep sports coverage

August 13, 2018 — The landscape of community journalism continues to change and adapt to the latest trends, due in part to the advances in technology. News is more accessible digitally and print is slowly dying. What was once a 20-30-page newspaper printed daily at the LVN joins the

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Soothing painful mouth burns

August 13, 2018 — Do you have a burned tongue from sipping coffee that was too hot or from eating pizza that stuck to the roof of your mouth? You don't have to suffer, thanks to these simple home remedies to soothe the pain. It could happen to the

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Time to put excess cash to work?

August 13, 2018 — You'll always want to base your investment decisions on your own needs and goals. But there may be times when you might consider adjusting your portfolio because of risks and opportunities. Now may be one of those times. Here's some background: In recent months, the

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Story of earliest Las Vegas found at Old Mormon Fort

August 13, 2018 — Life was pretty difficult for Southern Nevada's first non-Indian settlers. The year was 1855 when a group of 30 missionaries from the Church of Latter-day Saints established a small colony adjacent to the Las Vegas Springs. The area was remote, desolate, and largely peopled with

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Cantaloupe festival royalty visits mayor

August 13, 2018 — Royalty paid a visit to City Hall to present Mayor Ken Tedford with a Royal Proclamation acknowledging the friendship between Fallon and the annual Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair. King and queen Neil and Kelli Kelly visited the mayor in the council chambers. Their

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Fire department to have fundraiser for Miller family

August 13, 2018 — The Fallon Churchill Volunteer Fire Department is having a fundraiser for the Bert Miller family on Aug. 22 from 5-9 p.m. at Jerry's Restaurant. The firefighters will be the wait staff that night. The firefighters will serve all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinners for adults and children. The

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Sunk WWII sub honored in Carson City

August 8, 2018 — Life aboard submarines during World War II tested the resolve of thousands of sailors who spent tireless days disrupting the enemy's navy and maritime shipping. Many sailors who served aboard U.S. submarines knew the dangers of the grueling duty with inside temperatures soaring above 100

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New Western Nevada College president visits Fallon campus

August 7, 2018 — The Vincent Solis era has begun at Western Nevada College, and the new president attended his first Restore our College Campus Committee meeting in Fallon on Thursday to learn more about the area and its people. Solis, who has more than 25 years experience in

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Countdown on for Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair

August 7, 2018 — ​Calling all Northern Nevadans with a love of cantaloupe and anyone who enjoys beautiful summer days in the country. Make your way to the Churchill County Fairgrounds the last weekend of August for the annual Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair. Enjoy a variety of

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Mary Koch: Don’t let food poisoning ruin your good time

August 7, 2018 — Warm weather is the best time for grilling your favorite foods outside, but there also is an increased need for awareness of safe food handling practices. By keeping these few safety tips in mind you will ensure that your good time won't be clouded by

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Commissioners hear first reading on developer agreements

August 7, 2018 — Churchill County commissioners heard the first reading at their Thursday meeting of an ordinance establishing procedures and requirements for development agreements according to Nevada law. According to Ben Shawcroft, deputy district attorney who advises the commission, this will be both a good process for developers

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Nevada Veterans Coalition to honor 15 veterans, 1 spouse

August 7, 2018 — The Nevada Veterans Coalition will conduct its 13th mission at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley on Friday by honoring 15 veterans and one spouse whose remains have been in the care of a local mortuary, yet remained unclaimed. Services will be conducted

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