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CCHS principal promoted to HR director

July 4, 2018 — After serving almost a decade as principal at Churchill County High School, Kevin Lords is progressing within the school district as the new Director of Human Resources. The Churchill County School District Board of Trustees approved the move at its June 27 meeting, effective July

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Fulfilling fashion fantasies

July 4, 2018 — After two Fallon sisters made their lifelong dream come true by opening their own boutique, they're planning to go beyond women's fashion. Shelli Buchanan and Felicia Conklin, owners of 2 Sisters Fashion Boutique at 601 S. Maine St., sell new clothing at an affordable price

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Amid cheers, Fallon City Council bans recreational cannabis in 3-0 vote

June 20, 2018 — FALLON, Nev. — Fallon City Hall was a full house Tuesday night as cheers filled the room when council members voted 3-0 to adopt Bill 780, an ordinance banning recreational marijuana sales citywide, including cultivation testing, and distributing facilities. Representatives of dispensaries from local regions

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Churchill Co. Middle School remodels for Blended Learning

June 19, 2018 — Churchill County Middle School will be undergoing renovations this summer to accommodate the Blended Learning Community program, as the district's Board of Trustees approved to move forward with the project at Wednesday's meeting. Renovations will cost $50,000 for demolition, new flooring, plumbing, electrical amenities, painting,

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Grouchy’s barbershop serves more than 500 customers in first 2 months

June 19, 2018 — Since the age of 17, Billy Coleman always knew he wanted to be a barber. After serving 25 years in law enforcement, Coleman achieved his lifelong dream by opening Grouchy's Barbershop along West Williams Avenue, after completing his apprenticeship at East 50 Barbershop in Carson

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Banner Community Hospital opens new ER addition

June 14, 2018 — Banner Churchill Community Hospital welcomed the public to tour the completion of its first phase of renovations within the Emergency Department on Wednesday. With a 5,545 square foot addition onto the existing 4,848 square foot emergency department, the first phase of the project features 16

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Top 8 candidates rank for Churchill County School Board of Trustees

June 13, 2018 — Churchill County voted for its top eight candidates for the school district's Board of Trustees during Tuesday's primary. The top eight advance to November where the top four will be elected. Results were announced at the commissioner's building. Out of the 12 candidates and 15,734

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Fallon’s new autoshop to bring speedy purchases

June 12, 2018 — At Churchill Auto Sales, there's no speed limit when it comes to sales. The mission of owners Milt and Jessilyn Wallace is to go beyond a car salesman profile and cater the customer's needs with a quick purchasing process, and sell used cars with an

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Fallon teen performs in first local show

June 5, 2018 — With a newfound passion for dancing, 13-year-old Teigan Johnson is taking the stage for the first time, along with her dance team, for Stars On Maine's debut performance. But it's not only the fact Johnson is performing for the first time; she's making dancing possible

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Middle school Power Class experiment wraps up the year in success

May 31, 2018 — Churchill County Middle School's Power Half Hour experiment wrapped up the academic year with success, as students discovered new hobbies and the opportunity to get involved with the community. Every Friday, students attend a club of their choice for 30 minutes before they're released. Students

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Ivy’s League: Local preschool offers emotional coaching

May 31, 2018 — When a child walks into Ivy Land, they're encouraged to be the best they can be. But that doesn't mean they need to achieve the norm of perfection — it's about connecting with their own emotions. "Kids are individuals, not numbers," said owner Ivy Ward.

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200 Greenwave graduates walk into next chapter of life

May 29, 2018 — Friday was an evening to remember for Churchill County High School's Class of 2018, as graduating seniors celebrated their last night together as one with family and friends, without stormy weather. "It doesn't feel real," said graduate Jacob Ledesma. "It might not hit me until

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Austin and Dawson: Meet the Churchill County High School 2018 Valedictorians

May 24, 2018 — Besides having first names that almost rhyme, graduating seniors Austin Lunderstat and Dawson Frost also have something else in common: they are co-valedictorians of Churchill County High School's Class of 2018. However, both achieved their goals differently: Lunderstat completed Western Nevada College's Jump Start program

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School Board Candidates address priorities in safety, career programs

May 24, 2018 — With only four spots open, nine out of registered 12 candidates for the Churchill County School District Board addressed their platforms Tuesday during Candidates Night, hosted by Lahontan Valley News and Churchill Economic Development Authority at the Fallon Convention Center. Among many topics mentioned —

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County takes steps in mental health initiatives

May 22, 2018 — Quality of resources of mental and behavioral health is one of Churchill County's priorities. Because of that, the Churchill County Board of Commissioners adopted a proclamation declaring Mental Health Awareness Day and are planning ahead with incoming disbursements. Nationally, May 16 was Mental Health Awareness

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County Manager Lockwood retires after 21 years

May 22, 2018 — No matter how many countries and cities she's extensively traveled and lived in around the world, Fallon will always hold a special place in Eleanor Lockwood's heart. The Churchill County Manager is retiring this week after 21 years of service, working in multiple roles during

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Small but mighty: Oasis Academy Class of 2018 celebrates close ties

May 22, 2018 — Oasis Academy graduated 22 students in its Class of 2018 on May 18 at the Venturacci Park Gymnasium. Decked out in blue and white, each student anticipated walking off the stage with their diploma in their hands to start new chapters in life—and separating as

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Tough as Iron: Nowalk shares story of domestic violence

May 17, 2018 — Behind every local business is a success story and for Cori Nowalk of Running Iron Cafe, it took years of strength. If she never left her hometown in Pennsylvania, she would have never met her present partner and let alone launch her restaurant in Fallon.

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Fallon’s medical pot dispensary responds to City Council’s vote

May 10, 2018 — After the Fallon City Council voted against recreational marijuana sales last week, Northern Nevada's only medical marijuana-only dispensary, The Green Cross Farmacy, hopes to repeal the ordinance. Nathan VanTreese, owner of the one-year-old dispensary at 510 West Williams Avenue, said the council contradicted themselves with

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Premier Magnesia’s Gabbs facility impacts jobs, nationwide products

May 3, 2018 — GABBS, Nev. — The next time you bathe in a tub full of soothing Epsom salts, you can thank Nevada's longest, continuously operated mine in Gabbs — the only operating magnesium carbonate mine in the country. The Fallon Chamber of Commerce, along with Lahontan Valley

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